Computing

Dell, Alienware shipping terabyte drives

This week, Dell and subsidiary gaming computer company Alienware began shipping 1-TB hard drives in select desktop PCs. The addition of terabyte technology is now available for the XPS, Aurora, and Area-51 desktops. A TB of storage on the Area-51 is available for $320 added on to the normal price. “Digital content use is exploding in the consumer market ...

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Dance Dance Revolution….Tap style

Dance Dance Revolution better look into their copyright infringement laws on this one. The USB Dance Mat is a way for DDR addicts to get their fix of dance madness, even at work. The Dance Mat plugs right into your USB port and works similar to the way the normal DDR works, except it is completely played using your fingers. ...

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DIY: Megaman image window PC case mod

Here’s a cool PC case mod. MetkuMods explains how to create an image window on your PC case to really any design you might want to choose. For this example, they chose Megaman as their inspiration. Worried about dust getting into the case? Don’t worry so much, the hole is covered up with fiberglass. Neat idea. — Andrew Dobrow Link

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Download: Zync plug-in, makes YouTube even more social

NousTube is a cool little plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger that allows you to watch YouTube movies with your friends as you converse through IM simultaneously. This is a nice alternative to sending your friend the URL and waiting for them to watch the movie. This is how YouTube SHOULD be as a social networking tool. You can even pause and ...

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Sandia’s Z machine makes really fast ice

Sandia’s Z machine is not what you think it is. The title says the machine creates ice quickly. You’re probably thinking, “Wow, fast sub-zero temperatures!”, and you would be wrong. The Z machine actually heats up to temperatures hotter than the sun. “The three phases of water as we know them cold ice, room temperature liquid, and hot vapor ...

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Emergency button closes porn sites when mom comes in

The Japanese are ingenious, they’re bringing the simple technology from banks directly to your room. I’m sure you’ve seen under-table emergency buttons in banks, some are pressed with the fingers, and some with the foot. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn off all your embarrassing and personal pursuit on screen as soon as somebody pops up behind ...

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Researchers work on developing a computer that runs on light

Researchers from the UK are working on creating a computer that runs off of light, rather than electricity. The research project at the University of Bath is focused around the creation of attosecond technology, which refers to continuous pulsing light that lasts for the extremely short period of time of a billion-billionth second. Researchers are determined to learn how to ...

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Sharp develops 6x HD-DVD and Blu-Ray laser burner

Sharp Japan has announced its 6x blue-violet laser capable of burning double dual sided Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs. The diodes which emit the laser are planned to begin mass production in May with an output of 210 mW, which puts this laser as the world’s most powerful. The device could be used in the ever expanding market for HD-DVD 1080 ...

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Chumby multigadget for versatile tech needs and hacking inspired fun

You want a Chumby, you just don’t know it yet. A Chumby is a DIY versatile multigadget that is capable of displaying a variety of options and can be built into literally anything. The Chumby is basically a processor, some memory and a screen, but the lengths at what you can do with these few supplies are nearly endless. Users ...

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Get your own Brain Computer Interface

Finally! What we’ve all been waiting for! A way to directly control your computer with only the use of the brain. German company g.tec is making this technology not only conceptually, but as a complete BCI kit available commercially for the masses. Amazingly, there is also one available for a Pocket PC. The “g.MOBIlab” is a super-low-weight biosignal recorder which ...

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