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Category: Computing

Sci-Fi Inspired Computer Terminal With Round Monitor Is Space Ready

Sci-Fi Inspired Computer Terminal With Round Monitor Is Space Ready
The Mainboard Terminal is the brainchild of computer modder Penk Chen, who drew inspiration from old sci-movies, which imagined a future a lot cooler than it actually is. The all-in-one computer uses a Framework Mainboard (which, unlike a Rasberry Pi, is capable of running x86 operating systems) running a version of Ubuntu 22.04 LT that’s been slightly modified to account for the round display.

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”
Because dream it and you can achieve it, modder Michael Pick (aka the Casual Engineer) went and built himself a custom MacBook Mini, which he considers “the world’s smallest MacBook Pro.” It doesn’t actually run iOS, though, instead, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 running iRaspbian OS.

Bauhutte Motorized Gaming Bed: Play First, Sleep Later

Bauhutte Motorized Gaming Bed: Play First, Sleep Later
The Bauhutte BGB-100FA Electronic Gaming Bed is a motorized bed designed to be used with the rest of its insane line of gaming furniture (seen above, sold separately), allowing a user to adjust the angle of incline for both their back and legs to achieve maximum long-term gaming comfort (and presumably help prevent bedsores from never leaving your bed).

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor
In things I didn’t know I needed and am still not convinced I do, there’s Monitree (monitor + tree), a modular system for growing vining plants around the perimeter of your computer monitor. You know, to liven up your workspace with some greenery.

Pikachu Wireless Mouse with Ear Buttons: Pikachu, I Click You!

Pikachu Wireless Mouse with Ear Buttons: Pikachu, I Click You!
Because Pokémon fans really like to immerse themselves in the franchise in every way possible (nothing wrong with that), Brando is selling an officially licensed wireless Pikachu mouse with a scroll wheel and ears that double as the mouse’s buttons.

Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System

Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System
The 1990s Hot Wheels PC: it made the top of my Christmas list three years in a row, and I never got one. But enough about how expensive therapy is now, below is a video of Shank Mod’s journey to pack a top-of-the-line gaming PC into the body of one of those bright blue PCs with the flame job.

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips
Drawing direct inspiration from the Macintosh 128K of the 1980s, this mechanical keyboard escape and tab keycap set brings the nostalgia back to your own modern computer. Gosh, they sure don’t make them like they used to, do they?

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics
Typing: a lot of us do it all day long. But what kind of wear and tear does that cause to our hands and arms and neck and shoulders and joints? Mine hurt all the time; I know that.

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys
Crafted by artist and Etsy seller Hirosart, these custom Pokémon keycaps feature miniature worlds inside your keys. Not satisfied with just the pocket monsters alone, Hirosart creates tiny landscapes that reflect the areas in which the Pokémon live.

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble
It’s important to keep your hands at peak performance for gaming sessions, otherwise, you might misclick and kill a teammate instead of an enemy. Trust me – it happens, and I’ve been kicked out my fair share of guilds and clans to prove it.

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World
Space: according to Star Trek, is the final frontier. And I learned everything I know from watching Star Trek, most importantly of which is always keep someone in a red shirt between you and an enemy’s phaser.

Modder Packs Playable Doom Game Into Pregnancy Test

Modder Packs Playable Doom Game Into Pregnancy Test
For those of you unaware, there’s an ongoing challenge in the computing and gaming community to get Doom to run on less and less sophisticated hardware, pushing the limits of what was ever thought possible. In the near future, someone will hack an abacus to run the game.

The 3-Key Copy-Paste Keyboard Is a Real Product You Can Buy

The 3-Key Copy-Paste Keyboard Is a Real Product You Can Buy
What originally started as an April Fools joke by programmer community help forum Stack Overflow, the Key Macropad (aka copy-paste keyboard) is now a real product you can buy from Drop for $29. I can already feel my programming workload getting infinitely lighter.

Excel at Sipping Coffee with the Spreadsheet Shortcut Mug

Excel at Sipping Coffee with the Spreadsheet Shortcut Mug
I like to think I’m pretty adept at Microsoft Excel.  Whenever I show some neophyte how to use a Pivot Table, I feel like a spreadsheet god. Despite my skills at manipulating rows, columns, formulas, and macros, I don’t have all the Excel keyboard shortcuts memorized.

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets
The first time I had an electronic gadget that I could see inside of without cracking it open was the original iMac G3. With its semi-transparent colored backside, you could barely make out the electronic components inside, and even then, most of them were hidden beneath massive RF shielding.

Framework Repair-friendly Laptop: Fixing Obsolescence

Framework Repair-friendly Laptop: Fixing Obsolescence
Computers and other gadgets are becoming increasingly affordable, but they’re also getting harder if not outright impossible to repair. We’re warned that our warranty will be voided if we open up our gadgets, licensed repair shops are nearly extinct, and reputable sources of components are also hard to find.