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Tag: Windows

Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?

Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their mobile platforms.…

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop
If Intel has its way, your idle time at airports, train stations, and other public places will be less idle and have more window shopping. The chip giant is recently showed off a proof of concept digital signage at the National Retail Federation Convention & Expo. The signage was developed…
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Let’S Take Our Covered Wagon and Go Find El Dorado

Let’S Take Our Covered Wagon and Go Find El Dorado
Oregon Trail is an undeniable classic, but all that long, laborious travel, all that pesky resource management… after a while, don’t you really just want to start jumping the mountains in your covered wagon? Let’s Go Find El Dorado is a game tailor-made for anyone who ever wanted to see…

Mini Wireless Text Pad: Like a Blackberry for Your Pc

Mini Wireless Text Pad: Like a Blackberry for Your Pc
I for one like my computer keyboards to be big enough for my fat fingers to maneuver without typos. But if you’re adept with using your thumbs to type on your Blackberry, you might enjoy this new accessory for your Windows PC. This compact wireless handheld keyboard feature a tiny…

Rcomplex: Don’T Let the Giant Squid Catch You

Rcomplex: Don’T Let the Giant Squid Catch You
I’m not really sure what all is going on with rComplex beyond the fact that I’m certain a giant squid-thing chasing you is bad (very, very bad), but the stark, simple visuals made me stop in my tracks. When a giant squid-thing is chasing you, that’s probably also bad. For…

Touchscreen iMac G4: a Nice Mixture of New, Old and Windows

Touchscreen iMac G4: a Nice Mixture of New, Old and Windows
Earlier this year we featured modder Jonathan Berg aka Dremel Junkie‘s Wall-E casemod. Now he’s back with a 20-inch iMac G4 with touchscreen capabilities and *gasp* a bag of hurt a Blu-Ray drive. Berg encountered a couple of problems while modding the G4, the first being the proprietary connector that…

Mic & Mac Prove That Love Knows No Operating System

Mic & Mac Prove That Love Knows No Operating System
Staunch loyalists of either Apple or Windows will not approve of the romance between Mic & Mac, two machines who fall in love with each other despite their differences. The Pixar-like video, created by a certain gverstraeten, is quite old but it’s still dawwwwwww-inducing. While Apple zealots will no doubt…

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One
Call it a case of life imitating software: a designer at Mintpass recently showed off a couple of designs for calculators that look exactly like the calculator apps in Windows and in OS X. The Mac version has a metal case and a 2-liner LCD screen like its software counterpart,…

Dragon Controller for People Who Hate Comfort

Dragon Controller for People Who Hate Comfort
I’m not sure about this horrible controller trend, but with the release of Brando’s dragon gamepad, I think we can officially say that it has taken hold. It’s either that, or a lot of gamer masochists are finding new and creative ways to hide their proclivities. I have to admit,…

Gather the Gang, It’S Time for a Windows 7 Torrenting Party!

Gather the Gang, It’S Time for a Windows 7 Torrenting Party!
Microsoft’s weird-ass marketing campaign telling people to hold Windows 7 parties was asking for a parody, and the folks at Funny or Die are happy to oblige. Here’s a party that millions of pirates will surely be having: a Windows 7 torrenting party! As if giving out tips on how…

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]
We’ve seen a variety of old 1980s computers get transformed into new things thanks to the wonders of casemodding. But amongst the Sinclairs, Ataris, Commodores and the like, this is the first time I’ve come across a Sega PC mod. This one in particular is an old 1983 Sega SC-3000H,…

River City Dodge Ball All-Stars?!

River City Dodge Ball All-Stars?!
This remake really just ought to be called A Game You Will Want to Play, So Download it for Your System of Choice Now, Dude. River City Dodge Ball All-Stars is a take on the classic Super Dodge Ball, the game that’s all about knocking your pompadoured opponents the heck…

Onslaught of the Electric Zombies: Zombie Minesweeper

Onslaught of the Electric Zombies: Zombie Minesweeper
Minesweeper is one of the things I miss from running Windows. I’m sure there are browser versions available, but it’s just not the same as opening up that friendly little window and clicking around, only to have my butt blasted across the room. Metaphorically, anyhow. But for a zombiefied Minesweeper…

Macbook Air Pc Runs Windows Without Parallels

Macbook Air Pc Runs Windows Without Parallels
Of course, that’s because this cheap Chinese knock-off isn’t a MacBook at all. It’s a Windows PC in sheep’s clothing. Doing its best impression of the MacBook Air, this clone is designed to run Windows, not MacOS (check out the Windows key on the keyboard!) The machine features a “full…

Flailing Around With Project Natal Not Limited to Xbox: It’S Coming to Windows

Flailing Around With Project Natal Not Limited to Xbox: It’S Coming to Windows
Fans of Minority Report, the interfaces in Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age, and other future tech freaks take note: in an interview with CNET, Bill Gates says Microsoft hopes to incorporate Project Natal, revealed at this year’s E3 Expo, into Windows. Dedicated Technabob readers and people who’ve seen Microsoft operate…

Elgato Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish

Elgato Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish
Elgato’s EyeTV Sat captures DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite transmissions and enables playback on a computer, allowing you to record, export and even share recorded broadcasts over a network of computers. As long as you have a satellite dish. Aside from receiving free satellite transmissions, the EyeTV Sat also has a…
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