'Circuit Playground' is a show for geeky kids (and other stuff you missed)
It can be difficult to shift gears back into a normal schedule right after the holidays. You’ve either had time off work or you’re still out of school, and either way, you are definitely attempting to find some worthwhile New Year’s Eve activities. I can’t actually help with that, but here are some interesting stories we found today.
Are your security cameras just not cutting it anymore? If you’d prefer a more mobile approach to keeping your home safe, Japanese security company Secom is employing the Ascending Technologies flying quadrotor drone with its own surveillance camera to keep an eye on things. The service is expected to start in 2014 and will cost 5,000 yen ($58) a month. [via Engadget]
Adafruit has made dozens of appearances on the GeekTech blog, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this news today: The Adafruit team is going to create a show for kids. They hope to teach children about the ins and outs of electronics in a way they will be able to understand. Circuit Playground will be hosted by Limor Fried, the founder of Adafruit, while her team will handle the puppeteering. The show premieres next March.
When you think of disappearing islands, you might think of climate change or, say, Atlantis, but you don't think of them being dissolved by their own groundwater. But a recent study suggests that might actually be happening to the island of Oahu. But the island won't be disappearing anytime soon: Researchers believe the island will continue to grow for another 1.5 million years or so.