Computing

TEXTile: Recycled Keyboard Keys Find Purpose Again

Jean Shin is pretty cool. First, we saw her bizarre melted wave of vinyl records (we hope no Journey vinyl was used.) Now, we’re taking a look at Jean Shin’s TEXTile, an interactive sculpture that’s comprised of 22,528 recycled keyboard keys that are fashioned in a way to make it appear as a tapestry. At its base is a customized ...

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Kobrin Reviews The Moog Guitar

A good pal of mine and former colleague Mike Kobrin is the go-to man for all things musical. I didn’t even know a Moog guitar existed until I saw this post on CrunchGear featuring a video of Kobrin reviewing it. It looks (and sounds) like a beautiful instrument but at $6500, it’s reserved for real rock stars. No, getting one ...

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In Review: The T-Mobile G1

The lovely folk at T-Mobile just sent us our Android-equipped Google G1 phone for review. After the jump, all the pics you could ever want, including a sampling of the supposedly three-megapixel camera it has.

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New Gateway Desktops For Gamer And Media Nuts

While Gateway has never been known for their power house rigs, gamers and media enthusiasts will surely be interested in its latest line of desktops, the Gateway FX6710-01 and LX6200-01. For the gamer, the FX6710-01 packs an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 CPU, ATI HD 4850 graphics, 6GB of RAM, 750GB HDD, DVD burner, memory card reader and Vista Premium ...

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Android Market Features Remote Kill Switch

Planning on designing a malicious app to install on all those G1 phones coming out? Think again. Google reserves the right to “�remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion.” Better watch your back! And your privacy! Link

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Mother 3 English Patch Available At The End Of The Week

Nintendo screwed over a lot of Earthbound fans by not releasing its sequel, Mother 3, in the states. Despite all the persistence the Earthbound community has demonstrated by forming petitions and massively spamming Nintendo Of America‘s mail room, the folks at Nintendo feel that translating Mother 3 into English will not yield much profit in the states. So, a crew ...

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Fallout 3 Exploits Discovered

If you’ve already pirated your own copy of Fallout 3, then you’re surely aware that the Xbox 360 version of Fallout 3 has been leaked. This is giving the pirates out there the one-up on all of the bugs and possible exploits the QA guys missed. Nobody likes a cheater, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do. A ...

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Metamorphosis 2 To Corsair

Glenn Marshall is the master of Processing and mixing an old Boards of Canada song (Corsair) into motion graphics. The above video, dubbed “Metamorphosis 2”, is one of his finest works. Try watching it at 2:00am before going to bed and I think you’ll find it oddly relaxing. Link

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Obama’s Hittin’ The Digital Streets Of Paradise City

Barack Obama is taking his campaign to the virtual space that is gaming in an attempt to appeal to gamers everywhere. The Obama campaign has purchased space in Madden NFL ’09 and nine other titles from Electronic Arts. Only ten states will be able to see the ads (once updated through Xbox’s Internet service): Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, North ...

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Internet-controled Halloween Lights

Ready to party like it’s 1998 again? Damn straight. Check out Alek Komarnitsky’s Halloween light expose above. Very nice and elaborate, no? Alek took the awesomeness one step further by rigging the electronics of his light show up with X10, which is a protocol used to control home automation systems and lights. If that didn’t sound good, what if I ...

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