…and when I say original Apple-1, I mean it. Only about 200 of the first-gen Apple computer were ever built, and they have become extremely difficult to come by, with an estimated 50 left in circulation around the world.
Despite all the buzz, there are still less than a handful of decent tablets on the market today and the iPad is dominating the sales in the market. There are some folks out there who are waiting to buy a good tablet running Windows 7 to hit the market.
We can all blame Steve Jobs and the iPad for the frenzy of tablet computers that are coming to market and gripping geeks everywhere. Some people just don’t want to cough up the cash an iPad costs considering the thing is so closed and lacks Flash support among other issues.
Being a computer geek, I can tell you from experience that not all cases are created equal. I have had cases before that won’t fit my longer video cards and I have had cases where the cooling system let the PC hardware inside run too hot.
I like the idea of 3D in my home and on my computer, but I refuse to pay a premium for the feature, and then have to wear those stupid glasses. We all know that the tech needed for 3D with no glasses is in development, and for the most part the manufacturers are using the early systems’ need for active glasses as a way to make more money.
MSI is a name that many geeks will recognize for making some nice notebooks and netbooks. The company is always adding new gear to its line to try and part geeks from their dollars. The latest additions to the MSI family are the GX660 and GX660R.
So if you’ve ever wondered what happens to old electronic voting machines after they’re retired?
Since the Sequoia AVC EDGE voting machines were known for their insecurities and easy to tamper with, security researchers J. Alex Halderman and Ariel J.
Here’s a keyboard designed for the ultimate computer geek. It’s got three, count ’em, three, keys – a zero, a one, and a done button.
If you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be reading Technabob.
While Cray Research may have only sold about eighty of it’s monstrous Cray-1 supercomputers back in the 1970s, its unusual hexadecagon design made it one of the most iconic computer systems of all time. So it was only a matter of time before somebody would do a Cray-1 inspired casemod.
Holy crikey! This is one bad-ass casemod job.
Created by modder pinchillo, this mech-style computer casemod is inspired by the Dreadnoughts from Warhammer 40,000. But even if you’ve never played the game, you have to appreciate the sheer spectacle of pinchillo’s amazing case-building skills.
Apparently, USB ports need to be cleaned too. Huh. You learn something new everyday. I haven’t encountered a dirty USB port situation yet, but if you have and it’s preventing your computer and your gadgets from mating properly, then you might want to try out the aptly named USB Port Cleaner from Sanwa Supply.
Some modders can really do amazing stuff. Check out this cool tablet PC mod from Chinese modder Pandepig (Google translation).
He used a normal 12″ laptop and stuffed it into a clear polycarbonate laptop cover. Then, he added a touch screen, controller, and secured everything in place with spacers, et voilà!
Sony first showed off its Vaio P line of computers at CES a few years back and they were downright offended if you called the machines netbooks. This was despite their small form factor, netbook hardware, and netbook performance mind you.
Have you always wished that you could make your shiny new Mac look a bit more Steampunk-ish? Look no further, because Dave Quattrini has created a bunch of stickers that are made to stick onto your laptop and transform it into a vintage typewriter.
It’s always nice to see old school technology brought back from the dead to serve some modern purpose. In this case, we’re looking at an old Apple IIe, customized to display posts from Twitter.
Modder Yergacheffe had to MacGyver together a PC to Apple II interface to transfer data from a modern PC’s USB port.
Not one to let all the other computer manufacturers have all the fun, ASUS has announced that they will be releasing their own tablet PC to compete with the iPad.
The ASUS Eee Pad might look something like the decapitated head of one of their Eee netbooks (shown above), but no actual pics have been revealed yet.