The next version of Bluetooth technology should mean lower power consumption, higher transfer speeds and wireless syncing of music and video libraries between computers and portable devices. The changes are part of Bluetooth 3.0, which effectively became official today when the industry’s Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) agreed to adopt the standard. It’s the last […]
Can you get any geekier than Bohemian Rhapsody played by an orchestra of vintage gadgets? I think not. From the YouTube page: Please note no effects or sampling was used. What you see is what you hear (does that even make sense?) Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as […]
Microsoft has agreed to extended the warranty on the Xbox 360 to cover the ‘E74’ error. This bug is different to the much-publicized ‘red ring of death’. It’s indicated by one quadrant of the power indicator glowing, and an on-screen message displaying the error code E74 and informing users to contact Xbox customer support. Once […]
Combat robots aren’t exactly new – the first season of the Comedy Central show “Battlebots” aired in 2000 and the games had been going strong since 1997. What’s interesting, however, is how 11 years of robot evolution have affected the sport. Back in 2002, the spinners ruled the day. But today’s robots are meaner than […]
From a presentation last week in Mountain View, California, here’s a video tour of Google’s Data Center. Could you ever estimate how much wire is involved here?
Our crazy pals at [H] were curious about how many hard drives a .50 Caliber Armor Piercing Round could go through, so they’ve decided to test it. Check it out below.
Honestly, we don’t know how Computer, Keyboard and Mouse put up with him all day.
Yesterday, Seagate unveiled the new SATA3 hard drive interface technology, which should offer transfer speeds of up to 6 Gb per second, about twice as fast as what SATA2 can currently achieve. The new technology will be retro-compatible with SATA and SATA2 interfaces and should be released before the end of the year. Unfortunately, SATA3 […]
You may think, “This is news?” but stay with me here. Mark Taylor’s old laptop crashed. He took it to a technician, who found the problem. It was a worm. Computer technician Sam Robinson, 28, who discovered the worm said: “The machine was displaying a message saying that the processor fan was unworkable. “I took […]
By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Ponginator is a robot, and as far as robots go, this one is fairly simple. It plays music, says a few words cribbed from audio files, and shoots ping-pong balls from pressurized air guns. We’ve been doing a series on crazy inventors with crazy inventions. Vernon Graner and the […]
Do not forget young apprentice, never, ever, underestimate the power of the dark side! The floppy version is clearly superior, isn’t it?
By Mic Mell Guest Writer, [GAS] There’s nothing worse than that moment when you realize your data is gone. All the music, saved games, instrument presets, documents, and information that you took for granted are now lost forever. When my last hard drive crashed, there was the sickening moment when I realized the data was […]