A Geek Girl’s Guide to Holiday Shopping

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by Meredith Placko While millions of Americans fought tooth, nail, and pepper spray to get their hands on some mighty deals, this geek girl somehow managed to avoid the annual contact sport known as Black Friday. While sitting in my office, pouring over YouTube videos of people at their very best in Holiday cheer (and […]

Next-Gen Xbox May Split in Two

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The latest rumors on Microsoft’s follow-up to the Xbox 360 suggest there will be two separate consoles. One will be aimed at hardcore gamers, with the other for a more casual audience. According to the reports, the differences will go beyond the current variations in disk size. The cheaper version of the new console will […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 75% Off X-Men: First Class (+Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] – $9.99 + Amazing Deal on Core i5 Toshiba Laptop

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has X-Men: First Class (+Digital Copy) on Blu-ray for just $9.99. That’s 75% off the movie’s usual retail price of $39.99. You can get the movie on regular DVD as well for $8.99. X-Men: First Class is the thrilling, eye-opening chapter you’ve been waiting for…Witness the […]

Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard for $1,439!

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Etsy user woodguy32 has crafted some freakin’ awesome steampunk monitors and keyboards. These bad boys will only set you back $1,439.00, and they look AMAZING. [Via This Is Why I’m Broke]

The Royal Data Throne [Pictures]

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A toilet made of circuit boards? Why not. We’ve got one that costs a cool six Gs (still saving up, sigh) and there’s always the one-of-a-kind Cylon tp dispenser to round out your bathroom geekery. (Un?)fortunately, the Royal Data Throne is just a sculpture. At a foot tall and just five inches wide, the mini-toilet comes […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 65% Off Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) Memory Kit – $49.99 + Free Shipping

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms for just $49.99. That’S 65% off the kit’s usual retail price of $142.99 (It actually goes […]

The Evolution of Hard Drives – 1979-2011 [Pic]

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Next year’s model is already in the picture, somewhere between pixels 585 and 586 in the bottom right corner. [howtogeek]

Readers’ Ink: Sexy Geeks with Awesome Tattoos [Gallery]

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We asked for pics of your geeky body art, and you delivered. Here are all the entries that made it in before the cut-off (for the rest of you: we’ll save yours for Round 2 sometime in the future). There’s a bit of everything here, which is encouraging because that means our geek-base is nice […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 45% Off Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive – $119.99

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for just $119.99. That’s 45% off the drive’s usual retail price of $219.99. Seagate external desktop drives provide extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add up to 3TB (depending on model) […]

$50 Aakash Tablet a Reality in India

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The Indian government has unveiled a tablet computer that costs just $50. The Aakash (the Hindi word for sky) is made by DataWind, a business created and run by two Canadians but based legally in the UK where it’s previously sold a cheap pocket device which does web surfing and little else. This is truly […]

$8,000 Phone Runs No Apps

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A Danish company has created a cellphone that it believes will last virtually forever. While in theory the Æ+Y handset could save money as you’ll never need to upgrade, that’s not the case in reality. That’s because it costs €6,000 or roughly US$8,000. And if you’re wondering whether such a handset would become obsolete as […]

Steam-powered computer gets digital boost

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A year ago we reported on a plan to build the world’s first computer (which isn’t quite as odd as it sounds.) Now that plan has taken a step forward. The computer in question is Charles Babbage’s analytical engine, which he designed in 1837 but was unable to manufacture thanks to a lack of funding. […]