Computing

Water-Cooled PS3: Someone Was Bound to Do It

It’s probably unnecessary, but if you have ever thought about water-cooling your PS3, Dragonpower has scattered details of this build over a thread at the Official Playstation forums. If you can do it, and you don’t mind massively voiding your warranty, a PS3 that runs silent and around 32C under a heavy load could be your reward. Hit the jump ...

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Steampunk Case Mod Remains a Mystery

The coolness of this case mod is plain to see, but what it actually does or who developed it remains a mystery. It appears that the case features an elaborate cooling system and a series of gauges that provide information on various processes like temp and CPU usage, but other than that all we have is plenty of pics–many of ...

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Microsoft Japan mistakenly made IE7 public

We would have been a little more excited if somebody else had leaked their software by mistake and allowed everybody to download for free, nonetheless we are slightly excited to learn that Microsoft Japan mistakenly put Internet Explorer 7 (Japanese version) on Windows Update this afternoon. The above screen cap was taken at 2:57 pm Tokyo time today. Some Japanese ...

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The Mac II Sofa

In honor of the old Mouse Pad Sofa, this Mac II sofa looks mighty uncomfortable. We doubt this couch was made for sitting anyway. Constructed using 20 Mac II computers, this couch is up for sale in Maryland Heights, Missouri. If you add together the prices for 20 Mac II top of the line PC’s, this thing could fetch for ...

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Mercedes Truck PC Mod

We’ve seen some interesting PC mods, but nothing quite like this, unless you include the Transformer mod. Though this PC case is built into a Mercedes Benz truck toy. Check out more pics after the jump.

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Apple Considering The Move To Intel iPhone Chips?

They’ve done it before and they may do it again according to DigiTimes insiders. Rumor has it that Apple is targeting Intel’s Moorestown Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform for the iPhone which promises ten times the power efficiency than current mobile chips. That could mean better battery life and smaller form factors for future versions of the device. Presumably, these ...

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Toshiba Makes Your Hand The Remote

Damn, where did I put that remote? Sounds familiar right? Add a few more explicit words in there and you have an average day in my living room. It would be nice not to have to fumble around for the remote anymore, sorry Mr. Adler, may you rest in peace. Toshiba has been developing a laptop-based camera gadget called “SpursEngine”, ...

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Self-Tuning Guitar From The Gibson Guitar Gods

As a long time guitar player, I will be the first to attest my annoyance for guitar tuning. Especially when you just put a fresh set of strings on the instrument. Gibson announces a new line of guitars that will use high-tech tuning features to allow the guitar to tune itself. The Powertune system took years to develop and starts ...

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Betavoltaic Laptop Battery Could Supply 30 YEARS of power

Most laptop batteries these days will give you between 3-6 hours of time before the power runs dry. The US AirForce Research Laboratory has been fooling around with betavoltaic power cells, which harness the power of nuclear decay to transmit power. As radioactive material decays it lets off beta particles that can then be transformed into electric power. And it ...

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Kiss the screen to have your lips scanned

1. place your card, 2. hold it hold it, 3. scanned. That’s essentially what Sharp is showing us at the CEATEC show in Japan; the Light-sensor mounted System Display module. Apart from acting as a scanner, it can also do the multitouch-esque trick (video here). No news on commercialization yet. —Sam Chan Link

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