Blue Microphones Tiki Review: The Perfect Little Computer Mic

No matter the computer, its built-in microphone is a piece of junk. But at just 2.3 ounces, the Blue Microphone Tiki might be the first USB mic designed well enough to be used by anyone. Your mama just figured out how to use Skype—if you call her with this plugged in, will she actually be able to understand what… » 8/20/12 2:20pm 8/20/12 2:20pm

Make a Blue Laser Gun Out of the Corpse of an HD-DVD Drive

Instructables has posted a guide for how to yank the blue diode out of a dusty Xbox 360 HD-DVD player and attach it to a (fake) gun to create.... a laser gun! It's a pretty easy little mod, if you have the equipment lying around (and a laser gun sight you don't use), and when you're done, you've got a blue laser… » 12/06/08 3:00pm 12/06/08 3:00pm

Scientists Create the First Super-duper "Pure White LED"

The American Chemical Society is claiming that the "holy grail" of the LED world has been reached. A pair of Indian Scientists have created a pure white LED. No longer will we have to suffer with odd blue- or yellow-like white LED's. The method used to achieve the white color was so blatantly obvious, they used… » 9/26/07 2:45pm 9/26/07 2:45pm