Computing

Midori: Beyond Windows

I can’t imagine a world without Windows. It seems like only yesterday I was spending hours trying to figure how to change my desktop wallpaper on Windows 3.1. Word is that Microsoft is getting a head start on their next operating system that’ll replace Windows entirely. Their new project, Midori, centers around the Internet, casting out the dependency your operating ...

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Pirate Drinking Belt = Every Frat Boy’s Dream

I haven’t checked my contract in awhile but I’m pretty sure I’m legally bound to cover anything pirate-related on Gearfuse. Up today, we have this kick ass Pirate Drinking Belt from some company no one has heard of. It comes with a striped belt, a shot glass with skull and crossbones, a bottle for liquor and a nice little skull ...

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Circuit City Orders Copies of Mad Magazine Destroyed

Found at The Consumerist, Circuit City is apparently mocked to all hell and back in a recent issue of Mad Magazine. The shitty electronics retailer couldn’t take a joke, so it ordered it’s stores to destroy all store copies of the magazine. I find it pretty funny how Alfred E. Neuman managed to get to the execs like this. Hit ...

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Anti-Theft Device For Bike Leads Owner Into Sticky Situation

Some bikes, like that sideways mindfuck one, are worth getting stolen while others, like the ATB, are not. After all, you spent your hard earned cash to get a bike that’s older than the company producing it, so why should you have to suffer when some dead beat walks off with it? Have no fear, Immobitag is here. This plastic ...

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Blizzard Wants Your Code

Last month, we spoke about the World of Warcraft bot program Glider and how Blizzard is taking legal action against the developers. Now it’s seeking an injunction against making the program open source. Sound odd? It might, but it’s a smart move. You see, Blizzard has to protect both copyrights and intellectual property. Glider infringes upon both and the creators ...

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Thai Kid Kills Cab Driver, Jacks Taxi, Gets Busted

A Thai youth confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver while trying to recreate a scene from Grand Theft Auto 4. It is said that he was curious about whether or not it was as easy to steal a taxi in real life as it is in the game. Well kid, it is. Was your curiosity worth the pending ...

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Portable Super Nintendo Hack

When you love to game, you’ve gotta have titles to play on the go. This is why the hardware hacking community will go out there, gather up parts and whip up a portable NES. There’s nothing quite like playing actual cartridges on your DIY console though, so make like this guy off of the BenHeck.com forums and create a portable ...

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The Government Wants To Get All Up In Your Laptop

Everybody knows it can be dangerous to have porn on your computer at work, but now it seems like none of your files are safe from prying eyes. Thanks to some recent court rulings and new policies at the Department of Homeland Security, any traveler crossing the US border can have their laptops and other electronic devices seized and examined ...

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Duracell Charger Is Good To Go

Portable devices are with you wherever you go. That’s exactly why Duracell wants to charge your phone or iPod. By powering handheld devices with its PowerSource Mini, Duracell can save you precious battery life so long as you charge via mini USB. Currently it comes in two forms: one for your iPod and the other to power your BlackBerry. This ...

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Credit Card Scans From Your Pocketed Arduino

Who would’ve thought all it took is an Arduino, a standard magnetic stripe reader, a display and a little code to be able to read the data stored on magnetic stripe cards such as your VISA card.� I can’t begin to imagine how this DIY provided by Instructables could be abused.� No one is doing fraudulent things with an Arduino ...

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