Computing

Video: iTouchMidi 101

This is a video I recorded earlier today demonstrating iTouchMidi, a program we wrote about the other day. I demonstrate how it works and show you how you can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as a beatmaking device. Very cool stuff here. Be sure to check it out and leave comments on those sweet sunglasses I’m wearing. YouTube Link

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Glass Dry Erase Board

This is a perfect HOW TO for those of you teaching in a classroom or working on multiple projects at home. It was made by a father and son duo who threw the directions up on Instructables. It only costs around $65 to make, including the glass. DIYers and project managers alike simply cannot pass this up. Link [via]

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Expand Your Social Network With Poken

These adorable little devices called Poken are used to exchange social networking info among new found friends who have their own Poken. No one cares to jot down email addresses, user IDs and screen names when they’re in a rush. So, the Poken have been created as a quick way to exchange such information in a matter of seconds. All ...

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It’s A Cup. No, It’s A Hard Drive. No, It’s A Cup

I’ve got a problem with designer Franco Marino Cagnina’s external hard drive concept. It’s not the fact that it’s 100% recyclable which gets to me, that’s just fine and dandy. It’s the fact that it looks exactly like a cup which really bothers me. That’s not to say I don’t approve of a design change over the traditional square box ...

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Mac OS X Compatibility Chart For The Latest Netbooks

Interested in running Mac OS X on your new netbook? Then check out this compatibility chart provided by Rob Beschizza of Boing Boing Gadgets. Because Apple takes its sweet time on all of its ideas, netbook users have taken it upon themselves to try and get the Mac operating system running on various different netbooks. According to Rob, the ideal ...

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Can You Resell Your MP3s? Good Question

Ars Technica has a great writeup on the subject of reselling MP3s. CDs are on the way out and I can’t remember the last time I bought one (probably Vampire Weekend). The thing is, you could easily resell a CD. Take the physical media to your local CD shop, trade it in for a few bucks and that’s it. So ...

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Now This Is How You Thwart Piracy

Cracking software and generating serial numbers is nothing new. But what happens when a developer catches on and decides to play fun with you? Such is the case with USB Overdrive X. Enter a stolen or pirated serial number and this message will be displayed by the developer. An excellent point is made here: the little guy is getting hurt. ...

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Halo Messenger Bag

This Halo-inspired messenger bag actually looks like a real marine used it. It has that rough, rugged look to it and proudly features the UNSC logo on the side, ensuring that you’re not associated with The Flood. At $36, it’s a great gift for the Halo fan in your family. There’s enough room for an Xbox 360 controller, all the ...

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Asteroids Wristwatch

Holy shit this is cool! A slick little wristwatch with a fully-functional version of Asteroids on it. It was created by a guy named John Maushammer, who apparently also created a Pong watch. The computer usually plays the game but you can tilt the watch like an iPhone to control the ship. Insane. Could you ask for anything cooler for ...

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PC Case Mod: That’s So Tron!

This is one ill case mod. That’s slang for “well done and sexy,” which is exactly what Nick Falzone was going for with this computer case inspired by a Beijing building. This concoction of wood and circuitry looks to be a mash up of Tron and the Borg cube, minus the corrupt programs and assimilation. Because Nick is such a ...

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