Computing

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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Whacking It USB Style

Now you can bring the whack-a-mole experience to your office thanks to USB Whack It. Just bop the multi-colored moles when they light up. It’s the perfect way to relieve some stress during a long, boring day of work. Plus you can challenge your co-workers to a game. Everyone loves a good beat off. Available for 12.49 ($24). Sean ...

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Hack an Old Floppy Edge-Connector and Make an SD Reader

Chances are you probably have one or two old connectors lying around the house or in an unused computer – and with a little bit of time and some basic tools you can turn that spare connector into a functional SD card reader that can be used in MMC mode. All you need to do is follow the painfully detailed ...

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Panasonic tortures ALL notebooks live at press conference

Here’s another very Japanese marketing gimmick, just to prove to the world how tough their notebooks are, Panasonic has tortured ALL their notebooks announced today in front of the camera. You still think Sony’s fingernail-proof VAIO is hardcore, or Toshiba’s being really blatant with theirs? Jump to witness what they did to their notebooks across ALL series.

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DIY Car Meter Computer Case: One Of The Coolest I’ve Seen

When it comes to computer case mods, it doesn’t get much better than this. Dashboard gauges modified to display info on RAM, CPU and HDD usage all packed in a sweet looking exterior. There isn’t any written instructions on how to do this yourself, but there are plenty of images detailing the steps. A few of those images can be ...

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