When a man says he wants half a million dollars to build a steam powered computer, it’s not exactly the most conventional of funding pitches. When that same man says he wants to build the world’s first digital, programmable computer, the pitch begins to look stranger. But for John Graham-Cumming, the author of science history […]
Did you know that the inside of computers were made out of cardboard and that miniature people were in charge of moving bits inside that precious box of yours? No? Well now you do! [Via Gizmodo]
Youtube user Styropyro built this cool burning laser out of parts he salvaged from an old computers. Total cost of the project: $3.55. Oh, and if you decide to build one for yourself, be sure to act responsibly and don’t go pointing this thing into people’s eyes. [Via]
This video was originally uploaded to youtube about 2 years ago, so I was wondering, does current inkjet printers still functionning like that? I’ve stopped using inkjet technology in 2005, and even if ink cartridges dropped price in recent years, toner cartridges for laser printers are still much more cost efficient.
What’s purported to be the “master key” that protects Blu-ray and other HD content has been published online. But even if it is genuine, it’s debatable how much practical difference there will be. A poster on the Pastebin site, designed for easy sharing of text and code, has published what’s billed as the HDCP master […]
A parody of “It’s All About The Benjamins” by Puff Daddy – from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1999 album “Running With Scissors”. Enjoy! Even with all the outdated technology references, It’s hard to believe that this song came out 11 years ago. Weird Al, you rule!
Remember that $35 tablet computer we told you about a few weeks back? Well, it turns out that this thing isn’t only hot air: Here’s a video showing a fully operational prototype. Now let’s see if they can keep their promise and put it on the market for under $35.
The whole video only lasts 19 seconds, so be sure to watch until the end. [Via [H]]
And we thought the iPad was cheap(ish) at $499! Well, the Guardian and the Associated Press are both reporting that India has produced a prototype of a $35 tablet laptop which, the country hopes, could eventually go as low as $10. They plan to get the device on the market by 2011. Of course, it […]
I personally am ambivalent about Macintosh as a brand, so I’ll skip the PC vs Mac part and focus on the amazing evolution of computer technology and the impact of design awareness that has become part of Mac’s identity. Here is an awesome video that shows Mac computers and laptops morphing through their various incarnations. […]
My pal Korben (who runs the most awesome French blog on the web, seriously) recently got his hands on a few close-up shots of a Google Street View vehicle, and when he sent me his link to the shots, I knew some of you guys would be interested in seeing them. Unfortunately, the 360° objective […]