Computing

The Beagle Board Does Not Include Free Peanuts

Digi-Key has unleashed its power house single-board computer called the Beagle Board. This developer dream board is perfect for DIY projects and ground level design work. Don’t judge it by its size either, its processor: the ARM Cortex A8, runs up to 600MHz while delivering over 1,200 MIPS (million instructions per second). It packs quite a punch for a 3″ ...

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Snowl: Mozilla’s Take On Messaging In Your Browser

Is there anything Mozilla doesn’t create that facilitates your web surfing experience? Firefox 3 came out back in June, yet Mozilla is still working hard to provide its users with top end interactivity for its interweb softwares. Now, Mozilla wants to take its browser to the next level with instant messaging integrated into your web browsing. It’s called Snowl, that’s ...

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You Order The Big Box O’ Techno?

Found on MAKE, this “Big Box o’ Techno” is a box the size “of a medium pizza” that includes two synths, a drum machine and a sequencer. Essentially, it’s all you need to kick out the hot jams. Think it’s simple MIDI and some batteries? Think again. Everything in the box plays in synchronized rhythm. A whole-note tempo clock input ...

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Earth From The Moon Umbrella

On some days, it rains and rains until a flood surrounds us and nothing is left but water. We walk through crowds of people to our jobs, staying inside a cubicle for hours until leaving to return home. The next day, the process is repeated and it continues to rain. Nothing new can come with the rain. Nothing dry. It ...

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Even The Poorest Of Bums Can Afford This Computer

Think that $130 NPX-9000 Firefox tablet or the OLPC $75 touch screen laptop are as cheap as it gets? Think again. The brains at MIT are sure of themselves that they can create a computer for a mere $12. With a price tag like that, it’d only take a few hours of panhandling outside of a McDonalds to accumulate the ...

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Get Ticketed, Get A Free Headset

If a cop pulls you over for nothing more than driving while calling work to let them know you’ll be a little late, don’t piss yourself just yet. Just because you’ve been ticketed for a traffic violation involving cellphone use whilst driving doesn’t mean you’re in the shitter just yet. You might be able to get a free Bluetooth headset ...

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Apple’s Dirty Little Secret

Did you know that Apple has complete control over your iPhone? If you download an application from the App Store that is later removed, like I Am Rich, it’s normally no big deal. There’s simply no cause for alarm. But what if someone had uploaded a secret malicious application and it was installed on iPhones across the country? No problemo. ...

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Arduino Is The Next-Gen Gaming Platform

We’ve seen a lot of neat stuff made with the Arduino processor, like that Mad Hatter top hat or the gigantic keyboard. With the infinite possibilities the Arduino offers, where are all the games made for this development platform? Enter the ArduGame, a hand held device that runs a small game that has yet to be named. Using an OLED ...

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A Shower That Would Interest Michael Bay

It may seem like we’re acid heads with our tribute to Albert Hofmann but the truth of the matter is: we don’t love LSD, we merely enjoy taking it. It’s not the woman of your dreams you yearn so longingly for, but rather a short fling after karaoke night at Chauncy’s Pub. Yea, that’s exactly how LSD is. That’s also ...

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Biodegradable Cutlery Pen Caps

Here’s a great concept that would do wonders for those working in an office. This pen cap utensil set includes a plastic knife, fork and spoon, all of which are biodegradable. It’s called Din-Ink and was designed to “respect the environment.” Perfect for that old salad sitting in the office mini-fridge. Just grab two pens, slap on the knife and ...

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