Computing

Hide A Hard Drive In a UPS For Undercover Downloading

In today’s world, leaving all of your illegally downloaded movies and music out for every RIAA or MPAA exec to see is just plan stupid. And that doesn’t even include all of the freaky porn you have collected. Fortunately, if you have an old UPS lying around, a simple hack can turn it into a fully functional hard drive. And ...

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Does your iPod Classic use Toshiba or Samsung HDD?

It is for fact that companies can source modules from different suppliers for the same product, the best example would be the screens of Sony PSP (Sharp and Samsung). In the hard disk world, Toshiba is one of the loudest and proudest players, they’re making such a big fuss about their deal with the fruit company. Samsung comparably seems to ...

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Coffee-proof fingernail-proof VAIO notebook

< Amongst the many notebooks Sony Japan announced this morning, what really caught our attention was the new VAIO type G notebook. It has nothing to do with its sleek size or seemingly doubled computing power on paper (Core Solo U1400 1.2Ghz to Core Duo U7600 1.2Ghz), but the fact that the keyboard has special protection for liquid. That’s right, ...

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1GB: Then and Now

If you look at this image, you might think you’re looking at some cool PC mod or something. You’d be dead wrong. The item on the left is an old 1GB IBM hard drive. Pictured on the right side of the image is of course a modern 1GB flash drive card. Oh, how the times are a-changin’. — Andrew Dobrow ...

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Laptop Wallet For The Clumsy

Thanks to this Laptop Wallet from Working Class Heroes, even the clumsiest geek can carry around their MacBook and still maintain piece of mind. The wallet itself protects your computer from the elements while the wrist strap helps to keep it firmly in hand. The Laptop Wallet comes in three sizes that are specifically designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro ...

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Gamers Rejoice! Cooling Station Makes Laptop Overclocking Easy

When it comes to laptop overclocking, there aren’t many choices beyond useless fan-type solutions. Finally, Intel and Embraco have teamed up to develop a cooling system that actually brings refrigeration to laptops. Apparently, the device works thanks to what is being touted as the World’s smallest miniature compressor. Air is cooled before it flows to the bottom of the laptop ...

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Keyboard With Handwriting Recognition…Or Something Like That

As you can see from the image above, this keyboard from A1Pro features a built in touch pad with stylus. Naturally you think – “handwriting recognition eh? That could be pretty fuckin’ awesome.” Unfortunately, we are not sure what the exact functionality of the pad is outside of a listing on the product site that refers to a “handwritten identity ...

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F.R.E.D Computer: The RIAA Would Love It

If you are wondering, F.R.E.D is short for Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device – and he can strip you of your privacy faster than you can say “the RIAA sucks balls.” Basically, F.R.E.D takes hard drives, disks, flash drives, etc. from computers of suspected criminals and it sucks the data off – storing the evidence on a whopping 2.0 TB ...

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How To: Build A Bad Ass Hard Drive Clock

Over the last few months Hard drive clocks have been all the rage on sites selling handmade goods, but most of them have featured clock mechanisms inserted into a HD shell. Unlike those devices, the clock featured here actually uses the drive mechanism and heads to tell the time (the arms indicate minutes and the platter position used to indicate ...

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Axiomtek’s Fanless, Waterproof, Monitor PC

Axiomtek, a Taiwanese computer hardware company, has developed a computer that fits all of the components – including an Intel Core 2 Duo, webcam, and speakers in a waterproof 17″ monitor. And the best part is that there isn’t a cooling fan in sight. So the question is, how did they deal with all the heat? Apparently it has something ...

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