How NPR Tweets Topical Archive Material (Nieman Lab) — NPR Twitter bot that tweets relevant links to archived NPR material based on what people are currently seaching for. What an elegant way to inform online discussion, it’s like a heads-up display providing context for what you’re currently talking about! The article talks about when it doesn’t succeed as well as when it does. (via Evolving Newsroom)
Arduino Simple Walker — a how-to on building a simple two-servo Arduino walker with body and legs made on demand by Ponoko. Apparently it’s great for kids, too. (via makezine)
The Internet of Things That Do What You Tell Them: Cory Doctorow passionately explains how computers are already entwined in our lives, which means laws that support lock-in are much more than inconveniences.