Students Create a Locksmith Robot

Some engineering students at Olin College have built a robot that can crack the combination of any MasterLock brand combination lock. The complimentary GUI gives you the combination once it's done cracking, and offers "entertainment options" (like pictures of monkeys, and links to CNN and GrooveShark) while it's… » 3/10/11 10:13pm 3/10/11 10:13pm

Samsung's Transparent LCD Now Runs on Ambient Light

Samsung unveiled a new rendition of its beautiful and transparent 46-inch LCD at German expo CeBIT that uses astonishingly little energy. In fact, the high-tech glass runs on ambient light that hits its solar panels but still manages to offer 1920x1080 pixel resolution and ten finger touchscreen capability. [Techtree » 3/10/11 8:29pm 3/10/11 8:29pm

Windows Phone 7 Update Delayed, Again

Windows Phone 7 promised software updates earlier this year, including a Copy+Paste function and faster app switching. Now it looks like mid-March was too optimistic. Today Microsoft delayed the updates until late March. Ah, the waiting game. [All Things Digital] » 3/10/11 7:29pm 3/10/11 7:29pm

Read It Later, An Instapaper For Android

Android devotees who've been coveting some of the iPhone's best apps for a while have been in for a treat these past few weeks—first Words With Friends came to the mix, and now Read It Later, an offline news caching reader, is finally available. Users can save documents through their browsers at work and read them… » 3/09/11 10:28pm 3/09/11 10:28pm