Category Archive: Computers

Dec 20 2013

What is this Magic? Cubli the Balancing Cube

This is the coolest thing you will see today. And if it’s not then I’m moving in with you. I’ll bring my dragon fighting gear. A German company is working on a balancing, walking, spinning, amazing cube. It has application in pretty much any situation I can think of but they’re thinking more along the …

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Nov 25 2013

How About This: A 2GB Sticky Note

dataStickies are going to be the next thing for you to store all your most important backup data on and then lose immediately. I know how it is, you have those pictures backed up somewhere but you just don’t know where that somewhere is. It’s like my honeymoon photos. I actually took them off the …

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Nov 25 2013

Want: Circuit Scribe Pen

Here’s one to be aware of if you’re getting ready to start your freshman electronics course. The Circuit Scribe is a pen with metallic ink that allows you to draw a working circuit. So instead of buying that $15 bread board from the college bookstore, or using the one borrowed from a buddy who somehow …

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Nov 14 2013

That Took Long Enough: Flying Toaster

What’s your favorite screen saver of all time? “3D Pipes” Ok, I’ll give it to you that’s a pretty good one. But the correct answer is the classic Flying Toasters. I still remember watching the toasters fly across the screen of my family’s first computer for hours at a time. It was a simpler time …

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Nov 04 2013

Ouch: Man Implants Giant Computer Chip in Arm Without Doctor

Biohacker Tim Cannon and body modification enthusiast Steve Haworth have decided now is the time to start implanting relatively large computers into people’s bodies. Tim recently had a computer known as Circadia 1.0 implanted into his forearm. The computer tracks vital signs like body temperature and it transmits via Bluetooth to an Android device. The …

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Oct 28 2013

Accept No Substitutions: GTA V Torrent Contains 18G of Malware

For any of you that didn’t know, because you don’t have electricity and never go outside, Grand Theft Auto 5 was recently released to huge fanfare. Rockstar, the makers of the series, have not yet announced the PC version of the game but gamers are hopeful that will be around sooner or later. The more …

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Oct 14 2013

Doesn’t Sound Crappy At All: Sonic 3’s Ice Cap Theme Played on Floppy Drives

YouTube magician MrSolidSnake745 has put together another floppy drive symphony for the world. This time around he’s playing the Ice Cap Theme from Sonic 3. My favorite part is how it sounds. “Really, you like how music sounds.” Yeah, that’s the best part. “Well, I guess it’s better than how it looks most of the …

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Oct 10 2013

Magic: Disney Research Created Tactile Touchscreen

When you pet a kitten or run your fingers through a saw what do you feel? Being that these are opposite ends of the touch spectrum I hope the only similarity you can find is friction. Unless the cat is licking your face or something and their tongue is grinding away your cheek, that’s a …

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Sep 27 2013

Now You Know: The History of the Internet

Who else loves histories displayed in Timeline form? Raise your hands. Are you raising your hand? I raised my hand.┬áSomeone out there apparently appreciates a good timeline as much as I do, so they’ve created a very in-depth history of the internet and slapped it into timeline form. You’ll learn things like the name of …

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Sep 27 2013

Ctrl+Alt+Del, And there You Go

Just the other day I was asked to explain how to stop a process on a windows machine to someone who described himself as a “web developer.” That moment caused so much mental anguish to me, to have to describe how to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, that I’m pretty sure I have developed a brain tumor. My …

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