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Xbox 360 Bling Bling: 11,520 Swarovski Crystals, One Very Expensive Console

Bling extraordinaire CrystalRoc took on the challenge of pimping out Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in a PR campaign built for royalty. It took over 70 hours to expertly cover every inch of the console with 11,520 Swarovski crystals. While it doesn’t seem like the blinged-out Xbox will ever go up for sale, I think Microsoft should auction this baby off for charity or ...

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Internet Explorer Voodoo Doll

With the ever-expanding usage of Google Chrome and with Firefox still chugging along, voodoo was probably the last thing that Internet Explorer needed. IE needs all the help it can get, but it certainly isn’t getting it from this follower of voodoo, who apparently is not a happy camper. This is what happens when you make a browser that has ...

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A Coffin for Your Red Ring of Death’d Xbox 360

For those of you who have encountered the red ring of death before, the process of laying your Xbox 360 to rest should be familiar – shipping your defunct console back to Microsoft in a cardboard bow which has been lovingly coined the Xbox 360 coffin. Now, you can cut out the middle man and provide a proper burial for ...

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RRoDMan: Xbox 360 Innards Become A Robot After Red Ring of Death

If you’re tired of the never ending cycle of sending in your RRoD’d Xbox 360 to Microsoft for a refurbished console that is likely to just have the same exact problems all over again, there’s an even cooler alternative than calling Microsoft tech support. You might not be getting your gaming money’s worth, but what you lack in game playing ...

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The Less Expensive Way to Get Revenge on That Damn Windows Machine

Windows can be frustrating, trust me, I know, but it’s pretty unavoidable in this day and age, especially if you work for a big company. If you’re still getting BSODs, you’re probably at the point where you just want to grab a sledge hammer and let lose. But don’t let your anger get the best of you. No need losing ...

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Google Chrome For Mac: It’s Here

Today introduces the launch of Google’s Chrome beta browser for Mac. I’ve used Chrome for quite a while on my Windows machine and have been eagerly waiting for it to launch for Mac devices. Chrome just feels like the fastest browser I’ve ever used. Period. And with the recent addition of extensions, Mozilla and Microsoft might have something on their ...

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Casmobot Lawnmower Controlled Via a Wiimote

The Wiimote is much more of a versatile tool than I think even Microsoft could have imagined. People have hacked the Wiimote to create some zany and awesomely practical mods. But I think “lawnmower control” is a new one. The Casmobot Lawnmower is navigated using nothing but a hacked Wiimote and the crafty engineering by several scientists at the University ...

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Microsoft Releasing Security Essentials Freeware Today

After almost a year in development, Microsoft today releases their freeware Microsoft Security Essentials, a free anti-malware product replacing the hot mess that is Windows Live OneCare. All I can say is it’s about time that Microsoft, the creator of the BSOD, had a free anti-malware alternative. Kudos to Crazy Uncle Ballmer for getting the ball rolling, but really this ...

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Microsoft Luring Away Apple Retail Mangers with Promise of Higher Salary

Why search for your own employees when there’s a world of other people’s work staring you right in the face. Microsoft isn’t only stealing Apple’s retail business model. Word on the street is that they’ve been lurking around Apple stores for employees. Microsoft has been hunting down Apple retail store managers, promising higher salaries and paid moving expenses. But managers ...

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