Computing

The Cheapest DIY Speakers You’ll Ever Craft

This is about as cheap as it gets when it comes to DIYin’ your own speakers for an iPod. Designer Dmitry Zagga fashioned these together after having his credit card declined at the Apple Store. Look who’s laughing now. They’re just like the clubhouse telephones of days past, where simply attaching a string to two ends of a can fashions ...

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My New Netbook: Acer Aspire One

My new netbook arrived today! This computer takes me beyond the realms of popular. It’s the Acer Aspire One, and I’m about to open this box up�to see what’s inside! Hit the jump to take a peek.

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The Nokia E63: Goin’ Plastic

Nokia has formally launched its latest handheld device, the E63, as a budget alternative to the E71 and a competitor to RIM’s Blackberry. The E63 sports a 3.5mm audio port, a two megapixel camera with LED flash in addition to a microSD card slot for extra storage and a redesigned QWERTY keyboard with a smaller space bar and some extra ...

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DIY Nintendo Digital Clocks

Nothing is more fun than taking a broken video game console and putting it to good use. Years ago, I turned a Dreamcast into a guitar amplifier, which was one of my favorite DIY projects. Now we have some hardware hackers turning NES and SNES systems into bedside clocks. Hollow out some cartridges, turn ’em into a clock and lock ...

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Gmail Chat Gets Voice And Video Chat

Alright! Gmail is no longer just providing the most convenient email and chat service on the Internet, it’s now launching voice and video chat right in the browser. Now you’ll be able to speak visually to your favorite foreign exchange students with the click of a button. It’s simple to set up, too. All you’ve got to do is download ...

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Japanese Version Of Fallout 3: The Bomb Never Happened

Fallout 3 is about to hit Japan’s store shelves and news has emerged claiming that the developers, Bethesda Softworks, have made changes to the game to more comfortably appeal to the Japanese market. You can probably guess from here what changes have been made, but just in case your a little rusty on your history, I’ll tell you.

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Dead Simple: Hiranao Tsuboi LED Watch

Looking for a no-nonsense wristwatch that tells time and sets you apart from the Tag Pack? Look no further than this watch from Japanese designer Hiranao Tsuboi. It tells time with orange LEDs in four quadrants and nothing more. Too bad I waited until the end of this post to inform you that it’s a non-production concept. I know. It ...

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Yet Another Impediment With The Pacemaker

Pacemakers are turning out to be more problematic than their original conception intended. The electronic device that runs the arterial show can not only be controlled wirelessly, but can also be deactivated by nearby MP3 headphones. Research teams are suggesting that patients wearing a pacemaker should stay more than three centimeters away from such devices as the interference from the ...

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Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy

I really don’t see much of a future for Circuit City. If it’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, replacing CEOs, closing stores and losing cash, explain to me how the company is supposed to survive. Says Bloomberg: On Sept. 29, Circuit City reported a loss of $239.2 million that was more than triple from a year earlier after sales fell ...

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