Computing

New Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor will rock your enthusiastic world, possibly faster than animated mouse

Intel announced today their plans for a third Extreme processor, geared towards the enthusiast-user. The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 is Intel’s fastest enthusiast featured processor yet, running with a clock speed of 2.93 GHz. According to the press release by Intel, the QX6800 is focused specifically for gamers, digital designers, and those who strive for maximum computing power. Critics ...

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Xbox QWERTY controller seen in the wild

Nothing is ever concrete until you see it in this world of Photoshop renderings. Now that we can see the recently announced Xbox 360 QWERTY Controller in the wild, we can offer a full confirmation on Microsoft’s announcement. This is the first public viewing of the QWERTY text input device for Xbox. The announcement coincides with Microsoft’s announcement that MSN ...

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M.A.R.S. Floating Wind Power Generator

Speaking of R2-D2, this M.A.R.S. Floating Wind Generator looks a lot like a flying R2 droid on its side. This helium-filled, horizontal-rotating M.A.R.S. (Magenn Power Air Rotor System) will go into production with its 4.0 kw unit this year with 7 more models planned for release in the next 4 years. The 2010 and 2011 planned models will be able ...

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DIY: Indestructible USB Drive

USB drives are definitely cool to have around. Though, a lot of the time, we would would never trust them with important data files, just because they break too damn easy. If you have one in your pocket and you sit the wrong way, forget about it. It’s history. Luckily for us, this happened one to many times to modder ...

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Microsoft reveals QWERTY Xbox 360 Controller

With the announcement that MSN Messenger will now be integrated into the Xbox 360 dashboard, Microsoft has also announced a QWERTY controller for hassle-free text input for the chat program. The 47-keyed controller plugs into the normal controller via the headphone jack. While it might be a little clunky looking, it sure as hell beats having to lug a full ...

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Why don’t you go suck a screwdriver?!

Despite popular belief, you can have your tools and eat them too. The classic screwdriver is made with a red cheap plastic base. You can find them in your local children’s toy tool kit. With the Screwdriver Lollipop, you can have the same classic novelty without the synthetic materials. OK, well it’s prob still made of synhetic materials, but at ...

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Genuine Windows Vista sold only 244 copies in the whole of China

Whilst Microsoft was bragging about the sales number of their latest OS Windows Vista, few would actually know that they have only managed to sell 244 copies in the whole of China in the first 2 weeks. You heard that right, and that’s the number quoted from the headquarters of the Windows Vista chief (90% national volume) distributor in Beijing. ...

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Rumor: Nintendo releasing new colored Wii-Motes and Nunchucks

Thanks to the inept companies who update their product lists early, there is a rumor going around that Nintendo is planning on releasing several new color options for the Wiimote and Nunchucks. The new colors listed on the product list of the retailer in question are silver, blue, and pearl pink. According to the retailer, the new colored hardware is ...

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DIY: Creative ways to recycle your peripherals

Here’s a few ways to not have to throw out stuff, such as the Bagel Holding CD Spindle. These methods concern peripherals though, rather than casing. We all have mountains of broken peripherals scattered around our houses. You might remember the DIY Keyboard Wallet. Well what about when you feel a little more creative and want to do your own ...

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8 Core Mac Pros now available!

Finally a confirmation on the heavily rumored 8 core Mac Pros. Today on the official Apple website, Jobs and friends finally announced the availability of the uber-exciting 8 Core Intel Xeon. This monster is going to have a storage capability of up to..get ready…3 TB! That’s right, 3 whole terabytes. As Apple says with the announcement “consider the bar raised” ...

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