Last week, we saw computer mice in various species with removable tails that doubled as USB dongles. Some pretty creative people also decided to use them in a way that they weren’t meant to be used: as belt buckles.
My notebook often just refuses to work when I am sitting at my desk just to piss me off. It certainly would not work if I took it outside in the Texas heat or did something even more daring like let my kids use it.
While most people outside of the UK don’t even know what an Acorn computer is, the first personal computers from the company date back to the late 1970s, right around when Apple was getting its big break here in the US with the original Apple ][.
You know me. I’m a sucker for computer casemods. Despite the fact that the Sputnik 0667 looks like some sort of Russian television from the 1950s or 1960s, it actually is a fully-functional Windows PC.
Acer just released information about their Aspire Ethos 8951G and 5951G laptop models which feature a cool idea – a removable touchpad that doubles as a remote control. It’s going to be an interesting feature and unsurprisingly, the laptops look pretty good as well.
I’m totally dating myself, but back in the day, I owned an Atari 520ST computer. Under the hood of this powerhouse of its time was the same processor you’d find in the more expensive early Macintosh computers, along with the unique ability to control musical instruments via MIDI, and advanced full color graphics.
I know that there are many business users that travel all around giving presentations for one thing or another. If you’re one of these people, or have sat through any of them you know that a projector is almost always required for a bunch of folks to see what you are showing at one time.
Google had a great product with the Android OS, even if it took a long time to catch on. Once Android caught on it blew up massively. I would bet that Google is hoping its Chrome OS for notebooks will do the same thing, but I have my doubts.
If you are in the market for a new portable computer, you have to decide if you want a notebook, netbook, or a tablet. The choice can be too much for some and they just end up getting nothing (or in some cases, all three.)
Here’s a fun casemod for fans of off-road vehicles. This PC got its humble beginnings in one of those modern IN WIN cases, but once the modder was done with it, the thing turned into a serious off-road (or is that off-desk) truck.
Here’s a guitar that can be used to play Midlife Crisis and Crysis. Le Journal du Geek reader Jossss stuffed an Ibiza acoustic guitar with PC parts and left the strings attached, so technically you can still play the guitar, although I bet the acoustics of the body have been screwed up by now.
I always wonder what to do with all the bits and pieces of obsolete technology I have lying around. Sure, I donate what I can to schools, but I’ve even been turned down there when the tech is too old or unwieldy.
This computer looks a little pissed – and by that I mean that he looks both angry and drunk. And whatever you do, don’t mess with his bottle of Wild Turkey or you might end up with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.
The aluminum- cased Samsung Series 9 has been touted as a serious MacBook Air alternative. Weighing just 2.88 pounds, it’s virtually the same heft as the 13-inch MacBook Air, and at .64″ thick, it’s even slightly thinner.