Computing

Cyberpunk PC Mod Turns An Office Into a Matrix Jacking-In Device

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Russian computer modders are really on a roll recently. The newest PC mod from the Russian mind is this amazing Cyberpunk PC, which looks more like the device used to jack in to the Matrix than just some piece of hardware you use to surf the web. Completely devoid of a case, the Cyberpunk PC opts to expose all of ...

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Homemade Data Rig Has 90 TB of Storage Cooled By 40 Fans

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A Russian modder has crafted the perfect solution to limited storage space for all of those torrents you’ve been downloading recently. This homemade computer rig rocks out with 90 terabytes of storage. But 90 TB of computing generates a ton of heat, which is why this computer needs 40 fans to keep cool. More than enough space to download pretty ...

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Apple Unveils Two New MacBook Air Models

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After much talk and even more speculation, Apple unveiled their newest line of MacBook Air mini-notebooks at the “Back to the Mac” event today in Cupertino. Steve Jobs announced the launch of two new MacBook Airs, one 13.3 inch, 2.9 lb. model and one 11.6 inch, 2.3 lb. model. These Airs are special though, because they are the first MBAs ...

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WD Unveils Largest SATA Drive in the World

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You know what they say, it’s just more to love. WD unveiled their newest Caviar Green SATA Drive which stores 3.0 TB of data, divided into 750 GB platters. An Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) allows users to skirt the 2.5 TB limitations of PC hardware. Nothing like a little technical trickery to get your juices flowing. Believe it or ...

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The Birth of a Chip: A Tour Through a State-of-the-Art Clean Room

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Applied Materials’ Maydan Technology Center in Santa Clara, California is a 39,000 square foot facility of cleanliness. The contents of these rooms hold our future. The birth of the modern computer begins here, where super machines built by Applied Materials constructs the most modern and powerful pieces of hardware using raw slices of silicon. Wired takes a tour of a ...

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AutoCAD Makes a Triumphant Return to Mac

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18 years ago, a little application by the name of AutoCAD, also known as Photoshop for engineers, vanished from the Mac platform into the oblivion of Windows PC exclusivity. After almost two decades of avoidance, AutoCAD has finally made its way back onto the Mac OS. The transition to Mac appears to have been a smooth one. The GUIs are ...

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Digitally Mapping the 600 Year History of Prague’s Old Town Square Clock Tower

Digital mapping is in a state of transition. It hasn’t really had a chance to become a part of the daily squeeze, but it’s at point where the brink of breaking its way into everyday life is a possibility. This presentation by mapping company The Macula demonstrates both the entertainment and technological merits of digital mapping. Displayed using digital mapping ...

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Motorized Window Curtain Automatically Follows Peeping Toms

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For some people, the easy way out just doesn’t cut it. You could make a good argument that it would have been much easier just to get a curtain that comfortably fit in front of the whole window, or find some blinds that would scare people away. Even a shower curtain would work. But it’s the principle of the thing! ...

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PC Case Mod Turns Your Computer Into a Mini-Oven

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If you walked into a friend’s room and saw this sitting under their desk, you’d probably be like “Um, why the hell do you have an oven in your room?” Because it really does look like a fully-functioning oven. But in reality, this is a PC case mod by Czech modder Zbyek, who woke up one morning and decided to ...

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