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Frame your calendar

Want to place your iCal calendar on the wall in digital form? Here's how.

Control the world

Your Mac can already talk to all kinds of electronic devices. But there are plenty of other gizmos that your Mac can’t communicate with: motors, robots, external LCD displays, and sensors of all sorts. You’ll need a microcontroller to connect hobbyist hardware to your Mac. Brian Jepson shows you how it’s done.

A farewell to gadgets

Though this marks the sixtieth and final—for now—Gadgetbox column, we will not leave you empty-handed. Savor our parting gift, these three last gadgets, until we meet again.

Indigo home automation software supports new devices

Indigo, the home automation software, gets new device support, interface refinements and other improvements in its 3.0 release, which is a free upgrade for 2.0 users.

I spy

They're not so far apart, the James Bonds and Bruce Waynes of the world—they're two sides of the same coin. But regardless if you opt for the "heads" of government-sponsored espionage or the "tails" of vigilante-style street justice, you'll want to be well equipped.

World Tech Update

In this week's show: Vietnam launches a telecom satellite, Samsung introduces the Soul, the European Commission asks for video game ratings, Honda’s Asimo robot has a new job, technology runs the Boston Marathon, disgruntled eBay users plan a boycott and Sony shows off a razor thin OLED display.

So metal it hurts

With next Monday being my birthday, on this week's Gadgetbox, I'm going to talk about some of my interests. Perhaps you can divine a suitable gift from this trio of interesting gizmos.

Check yourself, before you wreck yourself

My concerns for safety have inspired me to pass on my knowledge and goals to you, dear readers. So this week, we have three ways for you to protect yourself from the manifold risk and dangers that this existence brings with it.

The not-so-great outdoors

Anyway, should you be braver than I and venture out into the Overworld, you might find yourself a bit at loose ends. Fortunately, we’ve assembled for you this collection of gadgets that should make your outdoor experience worthwhile. Just remember to watch out for the mutated troglodytes, okay?

IDG World Tech Update

A five-minute recap of the week’s technology news.