Tag Archives: software

Circuit Bending with the Atari 2600 Synthcart

There’s nothing I love more than making good electronic music from classic video game consoles. This video is a great example of someone using circuit bending techniques to generate sounds from an old Atari 2600. Using Paul Siocum’s Synthcart, the user is able to create original pieces using the 2600’s built-in sound chips. Nothing beats the DIY instrument movement. If ...

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Microsoft’s Surface Goes Vertical With TouchWall

TouchWall, a prototype device currently in development by Microsoft Research and Office Labs is a lot like Microsoft Surface, the tabletop computer with multi touch capabilities, except now it hangs from your wall. Some basic uses of TouchWall include dragging, scrolling, enlarging documents as well as viewing photos and videos. At the CEO Summit, Bill Gates is expected to talk ...

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Rotary-Style iPhone

Jailbreaking your iPhone is the norm nowadays. I’m pretty sure no one with an iPhone would be caught dead without some sort of third-party application installed. If you’re a fan of keeping it simple or kicking it old school, check out iDial, a rotary phone application for Apple’s Jesus Phone. Add it to your iPhone and you’ll be able to ...

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Incoming! Missiles From the Ceiling

The Atari 1980 masterpiece Missile Command is given a whole new take on interactive gaming thanks to Steven Mason. Steve wrote the clone for the multi-touch wall at Obscure Digital. It’s the same classic game, except you touch to shoot defending projectiles at incoming missiles. This adds a new element of game play and also gets your lazy ass off ...

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Essential Guitar Tools and Software Roundup

The fine people over at MakeUseOf.com have compiled a list of essential guitar tools that will suit any master of the axe well. The roundup includes guitar tab sites, tab editors and organizers and scale programs. All of these tools are great ways to help you improve your playing and learn new techniques. Guitar programs such as Guitar Rig, GarageBand ...

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Jessica Rabbit “Untooned” Video Surfaces

Perhaps you popped a hard one last week browsing the Internet. Maybe it was because you’re into leather, maybe you saw Tera Patrick blowing Peter North or perhaps you were one of the many geeks who saw a Photoshopped picture of Jessica Rabbit turned into a human. Now, thanks to the wonder of video capture, you can see how the ...

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A Sweet Way to Task Manager

The only people I know that enjoy black licorice had seven root canals last year. That aside, for the few who do enjoy the taste that black licorice has to offer and are really into the computer thing, there’s the Control+Alt+Delete licorice from the fine folks at CtrlAltDel.org. The bold taste of black licorice coupled with the three-fingered salute!? Genius! ...

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Track Your Domino’s Pizza Order Via Terminal

I just ordered a Domino’s Pizza actually and while the whole Pizza Tracker idea is cool and all, I don’t really like the eyesore of the cheesy (pun intended) graphics flooding my screen real estate. I like to keep things simple, like my pizza. No BaconMozzzerellaTacoLovers Pie for me! Just a plain or one-topping pie in an ordinary box will ...

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Doom 4 Confirmed

I’m pretty sure Doom is the single greatest contribution to the computer to grace our planet. It defined the first-person shooter genre and every sequel just kept getting better and better with Doom 3 blowing everyone away a few years back. Now the latest installment, Doom 4, has been confirmed by id Software’s CEO, Todd Hollenshead. The above picture is ...

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GeoSim Takes Tourism To A Whole New Level

Falling under the conditions of the human condition, we’re born explorers. Sure, we’d love to seek out all of the hidden nooks of the world, but rather it be work or money, there’s always an excuse holding us back from traveling. GeoSim is launching their first complete city tour, starting with Philadelphia, which might one day lead to a whole ...

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