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zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to use.

Harley-Davidson-inspired PC Case is Hilariously Massive

Harley-Davidson-inspired PC Case is Hilariously Massive
A new PC maker called Micle is raising money on the Chinese crowdfunding site JD Finance for what is hands down the most ridiculous PC case I’ve ever seen. It’s not carved out of a rock, or made to look like a pervy doll or a cardboard box.
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BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting
As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom, the web browser works like a torrent client, turning web surfers into web servers.

The Apple II Watch

The Apple II Watch
The Apple Watch is causing quite a buzz these days. And while reviews have been mixed, I’m still planning on ordering one, since I feel that I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t at least try one for a few weeks.

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star
Software developer Kamil Hismatullin does software security as a hobby. Recently the search giant invited him to be part of its new Vulnerability Research Grants program, and boy is Google glad it did that. Because Kamil discovered a bug that let him delete any YouTube video with just a few lines of code.

Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet is Literally Steampunk

Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet is Literally Steampunk
ThinkGeek has what may be the greatest way to access your favorite games on Steam. It’s called the Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet and it is literally powered by steam. Archer would have a field day with this thing.

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production
Mechanical keyboards are popular among gamers and programmers. Redditor wildpanic outgeeked them all by making his own keyboard. Inside the 3D printed case and keycaps are Cherry MX Green switches, 1N4148 diodes and a Teensy microcontroller, which wildpanic connected using 20 gauge copper wire.

LEGO Computer: Master Builder Race

LEGO Computer: Master Builder Race
We’ve seen that it’s completely viable to make a computer case out of LEGO. But if you don’t know how to build your own, hit up Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom. He recently unveiled his LEGO Computer build, a nice compromise between form and function.

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace
Assuming the mantle of the Sith, Japanese toy maker imp. recently unveiled an R2-Q5 version of its R2-D2 virtual keyboard. Except for its colors and its limited run of 500 units, it works exactly the same as Artoo – it’s a Bluetooth 3.0 infrared keyboard that makes astromech sounds when it’s turned on and off as well as while you’re typing.

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry
Redditor Lauri Hakkarainen aka b10nik wanted to have an excuse to buy a mechanical keyboard, so he thought of turning it into a computer by installing a Raspberry Pi 2 inside. Even though his Project Kiiboard turned out to be a bit complicated, you wouldn’t think that from looking at the unassuming computer, which practically looks just like its unmodified form.

InfiniteUSB Cable Has a Built-in USB Port: Cable Centipede

InfiniteUSB Cable Has a Built-in USB Port: Cable Centipede
Here’s an accessory that Apple’s New MacBook sorely needs. The InfiniteUSB is a USB cable that has a USB port at the back. In other words, it replaces the port that it takes up. Get multiple units and you have a modular USB hub.

X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors

X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors
Soon after I featured the Trickey modular mini keyboard, commenter FrogmanTM pointed me to X-Keys. Made by Michigan-based P.I. Engineering, X-keys are also programmable keyboards. While they’re not modular like Trickey, they appear to provide more bang for your buck.

Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere

Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere
Japanese shop BreadBoardManiac has come up with a more affordable alternative to Art Lebedev’s Mini Six programmable keyboard. It’s called the Trickey, a swappable and modular keyboard. You’ll have to print or draw the keys’ legends though.

Ryo Reversible USB Adapter: Switch Fighter

Ryo Reversible USB Adapter: Switch Fighter
When USB Type-C gadgets and ports become commonplace, sticking a USB connector wrong side up will become a thing of the past. Personally I don’t mind. It’s one of those things that remind you that you’re alive.

Apple Announces New 2015 MacBook

Apple Announces New 2015 MacBook
Apple today unleashed its new 2015 MacBook. The tiny, thin notebook weighs just 2.0 pounds, and is just 13.1mm thick at its thickest point – 24% thinner than the MacBook Air. Its enclosure is built entirely from metal.

Review: Dell XPS 13 (QHD+ 2015 Model)

Review: Dell XPS 13 (QHD+ 2015 Model)
The latest generation Dell XPS 13 is an amazing specimen of modern technology, packing a highly-capable PC into a lightweight laptop with an amazing screen, and exceptional build materials. The most obvious breakthrough in the XPS 13 is its nearly borderless “infinity” display, which allows the laptop to pack a 13″ screen into the space that you’d normally have an 11″ or 12″ display.
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