Computing

Zune Hack: Extend the size of your Zune antenna

Interestingly enough, the number of Zune mods, hacks, and accessories has been substantially lower then the tech community originally would of thought. This Zune mod lets you extend your Zune antenna. By “extend”, the modder really adds some surface area to the antennas transmitter. How much stronger will this make your Zune’s signal? We can’t say, but guesses are that ...

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Sprint and Novatel create 3G EV-DO card for Macs

3G wireless networks were getting quite a bit of press indirectly through the controversy that was the iPhone and the absense of 3G compatability. Well, on a different note, Mac users are going to have access to the 3G network on their computers now. Sprint and Novatel have developed an card compatable with ExpressCard/34 called the Merlin EX720. It allows ...

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Stunningly bad Windows 386 promo video from Hell

[ev type=”youtube” data=”QGO2hVA3P58″][/ev] What the hell was Bill Gates on when he approved this commercial? The fact that this video was played to prospective customers is absolutely ridiculous. If we were buying software and this is the video we saw from Microsoft, we would think they were some back alley public broadcasting company. Take a gander and the video if ...

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Is PCI-E for laptops overboard? The Magma ExpressBox thinks not.

This is the Magma ExpressBox that lets all of your crazy gamers to have a PCI-E graphics card hook up to your laptop. If you are really seriouly excited right now, please stop and go buy a desktop. Gaming is nice, but hardcore gaming (HalfLife, FEAR, Oblivion…) needs more than a laptop. It just isn’t right! Those games deserve a ...

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SD to mini-SD adapter, not the other way round

SD to mini-SD, you heard that right and this is no boo. Diatec Japan will start selling this converter that with a line hanging out of any gadget’s mini-SD slot with a cradle at the end for you to shove in the large SD cards. This is really useful when you try to migrate data between your phones, PDAs and ...

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Walmart, get with it, Firefox is real and it has a market share

Walmart has outdone Apple with its major studio online video download service. There, it’s been said, now let’s get to the part where Walmart screwed up big time. Just visit the site. Yeah, it really does look like that (if you are using IE, not only are you crazy, you won’t get this article). That, ladies and gentlemen, is what ...

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Apple releases Vista only app, to fix iTunes

Apple has just released a Windows Vista only application. Oh yeah, it’s to fix a problem. Please don’t just jump to conclusions, just read and then think. With the new version of Windows, some problems have arrisen with iTunes. These problems include bad CoverFlow animation, purchased tracks being unplayable, and some iPod corruptions. Geez, just another problem with Windows Vista ...

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Solar keyboard, oh yeah, computers are INDOORS

Solar power is going to save the world! Too bad our keyboards can’t harness it’s power. The people who made the Genius SlimStar 820 solar keyboard didn’t quite relize that we don’t use our computers outdoors. Now, you might say that your lights indoors work. No they don’t’ it’s called solar power for a reason. So now that we’ve taken ...

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Sub-$500 Vista ready laptop? More like XP compatible

Sub-$500 laptops aren’t the hardest things to find now, but how about sub-$500 laptops running Vista? That’s a deal that just calls for Walmar to be involved. The Everex Stepnote VA4101M is being sold at Walmart with some specs that don’t really call out for a new demanding OS. The 1.46GHz Celeron M processor, 512MB of RAM, and 60GB hard ...

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New quiter Xbox 360 DVD drive doesn’t sound like jet engine

While we are all waiting for the new, upgraded Xbox 360s to make their way into the market (speculation, but still fun to think about), Microsoft has quietly begun to ship a new DVD drive with the Xbox 360. This new drive is the BenQ VAD6038 drive and it’s main function is to be quiet. With the sound of the ...

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