Computing

RUMOR: Mac Leopard, eight-core Mac Pros launching at NAB

Sources are saying that at next month’s upcoming NAB event, a mere 25 days away, Apple will launch its release of the Mac Leopard operating system, along with eight-core Mac Pros. Leopard has been rumored as having a release in late-March to mid-April, and sources say that its release at NAB is all but officially confirmed. The timing of a ...

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45 years of the mouse

2007 marks the 45th year of the mouse’s existence. As Wired shows through a documented visual archive of the history of the mouse, it remains one of the only peripherals that hasn’t changed entirely that much since its use. Add a few wheels, buttons, and optic lasers, and you have pretty much the same concept of the mouse that was ...

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Tested out: Xlink Kai PSP independent online gaming network

The PSP has built-in WiFi, you can browse the internet with it but online gaming is not officially supported. We only get to set up wireless sessions with users ad-hoc in a radius of 10 meters, wouldn’t it be great to be able to play with your friends in other countries just like on large consoles? Well, a group of ...

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Opera browser coming to Nintendo DS in June

Opera announced that the Nintendo DS will be the next gaming console to use its browser for console web surfing. Starting June 4, Opera will be available to all U.S. gamers. Opera has been available to Nintendo players in Japan and Europe since the tail end of 2006, with the beta version for the Wii available in the U.S. since ...

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ACME Tri-fold Laptop at CeBIT

Three LCD screens on a laptop? Oh, don’t doubt it so quick, fellow gearheads. Check out the ACME tri-folding laptop featured at CeBIT. Don’t get your hope panties all up in a bundle just yet. This ACME product is for now, just a prototype, but this rugged piece of lap gear is sure to turn a lot of heads. Especially ...

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DIY: On / Off Footswitch for appliances and tools

Here’s a cool DIY tutorial on how to create your own on / off switch for small tools and appliances, even lights. To create the switch you’ll need an extension cord, an SPST pushbutton switch, 4x4x1.5″ electrical box, 4″ electrical box cover, 5/16″ flat washers, and a 3/8″ electrical box cable connector, along with a basic tool set. The tutorial ...

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Hack: PIC controlled visual guitar tuner and preamp

Using a PIC microcontroller and an old stereo system, the developer of this hack, known simply as Rob, created a guitar tuner that visually represents the tuning of your guitar strings. LED’s are used to indicate how well tuned each string is. I recently had to make a guitar amplifier and thought it would be cool to include a PIC ...

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The iPhone at CeBIT…no, not that iPhone

Linksys presented its VoIP phone, the iPhone CIT 400 at CeBIT 2007. You might know it as the uglier iPhone. This is the first time the Linksys iPhone has been publicly presented. It earned much more attention than it would have because of the legal uproar between Linksys and Apple over the iPhone moniker. The Linksys iPhone is an internet ...

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Get a degree in Biometric Security

Davenport University of Technology is paving the way for tech courses with their new degree program for Biometric Security. Students confident that biometrics are the security choice of the future might want to look into a degree majoring in the security method, which could eventually lead to a lucrative career. The industry has already shown huge growth prospective, increasing from ...

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