Computing

Turn Your iPhone Into A Portable Disk

I love my iPhone 3G. I really do. I also loved my short-lived iPod Touch but that’s another story for another day. Anyway, one of the things I hate about the iPhone is how you can’t drag and drop files on to the device for storage. All that becomes fixed with iPhoneDisk and a filesystem appropriately titled MacFUSE. When you ...

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Arduino Burglar Alarm

While I’m not a fan of Twitter, I can understand some of its potential uses. Take for instance, a burglar alarm. By using an Arduino + XBee radio module hooked up to a home alarm system, Kelvin was able to have his alarm system send an SMS to his phone when someone breaks into his home. It will also update ...

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Servoelectric Guitar Requires No Tuning

Or fretting. Or skill. Or anything. This guitar is fret-less and has no tuning pegs. It uses servo motors to change the tension in the strings to get different notes out of it. Very cool, but I’d like to see Peter Frampton use it. That’s fancy and all, but how does it really work? A servoelectric guitar is a fretless ...

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Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work The Onion, America’s finest news source, has some video of Sony’s latest device, some stupid piece of shit that doesn’t fucking work. The device features lights and a display showing you why the fucking thing won’t do what you fucking asked it to. Jeff Tate, tech trends reporter says ...

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Can’t Touch This: Apple and Google Canoodled

Remember the T-Mobile G1? It was a pretty big deal ’cause it was the first Android-based cellphone. Though feature-rich, a lot of buyers complained about the phone’s lack of multi-touch capability. As it turns out, Apple actually asked Google not to use multi-touch on the G1. Apple owns a lot of patents related to the multi-touch, so it’s a move ...

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Amazon Unveils Kindle 2

Do you read books? Excellent, but what about e-Books? They’re like books, except they are electronic. Don’t you understand the paradigm here? Get with the 21st century, McFly! Yesterday morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kindle 2. It’s better than the original Kindle and just as expensive, costing $359 which will ensure it doesn’t sell like hotcakes. Here’s the ...

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Reminder: iPhone 3G Contest

Just a reminder that there is one week left on our latest contest. You can win one of several iPhone 3G cases that were graciously donated to us from Proporta. Enter before you drop your iPhone and scratch it all up!

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Feature: Video MIDI Mixer Using Pure Data

About six months ago, I was reading up on music creation and the program Max/MSP, a graphical workflow environment for creating and manipulating audio and video. Very complex, but powerful stuff. The author of Max/MSP, Miller S. Puckette, later created a piece of similar, open-source software called Pure Data (pd). Pure Data is similar to Max/MSP except that it’s free ...

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Gmail Labs Gets Multiple Inbox Panes

Feeling frisky this Friday morning? Fire up Gmail and go to the “Labs” section. You’ll find that there’s now an option that allows you to view multiple inboxes at the same time. In a nutshell, you can essentially create multiple window panes inside of Gmail for viewing things like your inbox, drafts and labels all at one time. Pretty nifty, ...

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