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Category: Computing

Game Anywhere with These Awesome Gaming Laptops

Game Anywhere with These Awesome Gaming Laptops
Are you in need of a new gaming laptop? You’re in luck: There are some exciting things happening in the gaming laptop world, and the newer models are more powerful, more compact, and more feature-rich than ever before.

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for
After reporting on companies getting hacked, Fusion reporter Kevin Roose wanted to find out exactly how devastating it would be to have one’s online identity and information stolen. So he asked two computer security experts – Chris Hadnagy of Social Engineer and Dan Tentler of Phobos Group – to hack him.
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Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016
We get it – four years is a long time to have the same laptop, especially with all the upgrades and new models available today. If you need a new college laptop (or even your first), it’s important to pick a great computer that will last as long as you need it to…and that can handle your unique workload.

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive
Find yourself running out of space on your phone or tablet? Expand the capacity of your iOS gadgets, and easily transport data between your devices with the iKlips Flash Drive. This compact solid state flash drive adds 32GB to 128GB of extra memory to your gadgets when you plug it into your Lightning port.

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw
Oh Japan, is there no end to your wackiness? No. There is not. That’s okay. That’s just the way we like it. Japanese inventors have done it again. They have created a computer mouse with a pad that simulates the feeling of pressing against the gentle paw of a six-month-old puppy or kitten.

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself. 

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.

HELCY Laptop Bag & Stand: Encapsulate & Elevate

HELCY Laptop Bag & Stand: Encapsulate & Elevate
The HELCY bag has a silly backronym – Healthy Ergonomic Laptop Case for You – but the idea behind it is actually pretty sound. If you usually take a stand with your laptop, why not carry one less item around and use your bag as the stand?

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised lines and shapes.

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam
We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that wastes the caller’s time by responding to them with recorded dialogue.

Logitech G810 is A Colorful and Clicky Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G810 is A Colorful and Clicky Gaming Keyboard
I love Fallout 4 and I’m mostly too lazy to bother changing my everyday Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for one of the hordes of gaming keyboards I have. 99% of the time when landing head shots on Supermutants from afar, everything goes swimmingly.

Pad-Zilla Giant Mousepads Let You Explore the Depths of DPI

Pad-Zilla Giant Mousepads Let You Explore the Depths of DPI
I’ve seen 48″ wide mousepads, but a company called Pad-Zilla easily tops that with its debut product. The Pad-Zilla Large measures 60″x 30″ – that’s 5 ft x 2.5 ft – and the company has three even larger models in the works.

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles
Thanks (or no thanks) to Microsoft, someday we could have clouds under the sea. The software giant recently shared details on what it calls Project Natick, an experiment about constructing and operating an underwater datacenter. The datacenter in these images is Project Natick’s prototype Leona Philpot, named after a character in the Halo universe.

Screeps MMORTS is Played Using JavaScript: Command & Console

Screeps MMORTS is Played Using JavaScript: Command & Console
Some games have hacking or programming mini-games, and there are a couple of ones where programming is the game. But Screeps is the first game I’ve seen that requires knowledge and even expertise of JavaScript. Launched last May, Screeps is a real-time strategy game where you grow a military colony using JavaScript (or a programming language that can be compiled to JavaScript).

SparkFun Rogue Router Solar-powered File Server Lives, Dies, Lives Again

SparkFun Rogue Router Solar-powered File Server Lives, Dies, Lives Again
SparkFun Electronics came up with a neat idea for a set and forget file server. The Rogue Router can power itself using one of SparkFun’s new solar panels, so you can place it even in remote locations.

TinyLab Arduino-based Prototyping Board: Test a Sketch

TinyLab Arduino-based Prototyping Board: Test a Sketch
Prototyping has become very easy and affordable these days, but it still can be messy. Startup Bosphorus Mechatronics got tired of wiring, soldering and stacking shields too, so they came up with TinyLab. Put simply, TinyLab is an Arduino Leonardo paired with a variety of commonly used components, all packed into a 8″x 5″ slab.
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