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Kittens Using Computers

On the internet, nobody knows you're a cat, which makes it even stranger when one of these geeky and adorable kittens comes across a photo of themselves while browsing. Who knows, we may only be a few years off from actual tablets designed specifically for animals, but in the meantime, app developers will continue pushing the limit. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the weirdest instrument you'll see today.

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WD Black2

WD's Black2 Dual Drive is currently being offered for just $149.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $339.99. Now you can load your OS, photo and video editing programs on the SSD and save all of your capacity-heavy RAW photo and video files to the 1 TB HDD. Keep it all local and readily available on your notebook or all-in-one PC without slowing system performance. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • World's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution.

  • Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files.

  • Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance.

  • You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans.

  • Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops.


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Wireless N Network Adapter

Alfa's AWUS036NH 2000mW High-Gain Wireless N USB Network Adapter is currently being offered for just $24.99 shipped with coupon code: LI93VS7P, today only, originally priced at $59.99. The adapter comes with an RP-SMA antenna connector so that you can add an external antenna to boost your wireless range and signal - a 5dBi screw-on swivel rubber antenna and a 7dBi panel antenna, along with a suction cup / clip window mount are included. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: LI93VS7P during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • 802.11b/g and "N", 2000mW of power which is more powerful than ANY other WiFi adapter on the market.

  • Includes a 4inch 5dBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna and 7DdBi Panel antenna.

  • Very Secure with wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP,and AES.

  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n wireless standards.


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Seagate Expansion 4TB

Seagate's Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for only $119.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $229.99. With no software to install, you'll find installation has never been easier. Just plug it in and go. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go.

  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0.

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.


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Computers Look Like Other Things

Sometimes, we need to take a look back (possibly to the beginning of the internet), to see how creative computer modders were back in the day. Not only did they want the fastest desktop computer around, but having a unique case was just as important, and these five ultra creative (yet strange) examples are perfect examples. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's simplest electric train.

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Largest LAN Party

Photo credit: Lunk Plunkett / Kotaku

Here are 10 images from DreamHack Winter, the world's largest LAN party, or as some like to cal it, "computer festival". In addition to gaming, there are live concerts and competitions in digital art as well as electronic sports. It's held twice a year at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Center in Jonkoping, Sweden. The winter event consistently has approximately 20% more visitors than the summer event, but in other respects they are quite similar. Both events are 72 hours (spanning over 4 days), and have scheduled activity around the clock, every day. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the DJI Phantom drone being used in an epic way to capture The Netherland's tallest cathedral.

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Logitech G930

Logitech's G930 Wireless Gaming Headset w/7.1 Dolby Surround is currently being offered for only $69.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $159.99. Hear them before they see you with an immersive 360-degree sound field. Dolby technology perceptually positions up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus Low Frequency Effects (LFE) in the correct location. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Gaming-grade wireless: Reliable lag-free performance with up to 40 ft. wireless range.

  • Immersive 7.1 surround sound: Advanced Dolby technology delivers detailed positional audio.

  • Three programmable G-keys: Customize with one-touch commands over chat clients, voice morphing and more.

  • Noise-cancelling boom mic: Reduces background noise and auto mutes when rotated up.


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Floppy Drive Songs

Yes, these are the 3.5-inch floppy disk drives computers used to have, but now they can be used to play entire songs, thanks to a special circuit that vibrates a floppy disk head at particular frequencies to make music. In the early 1980s, a number of manufacturers introduced smaller floppy drives and media in various formats. Companies eventually settled on a 3.5-inch floppy disk, similar to a Sony design, but improved to support both single-sided and double-sided media, with formatted capacities generally of 360 KB and 720 KB respectively. All 3.5-inch disks have a rectangular hole in one corner which, if obstructed, write-enabled the disk. The HD 1.44 MB disks have a second, unobstructed hole in the opposite corner which identifies them as being of that capacity. Continue reading for more.

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Canon MF4880dw

Canon's Laser imageCLASS MF4880dw All-in-One Wireless Printer is currently being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $495. Crisp black and white documents arrive in approximately 5.8 seconds with Canon's Quick First Print while originals will output at up to 26 pages-per-minute. Product page. Continue reading for a speed test video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Print and Copy at the same speed up to 26ppm.

  • Duplex Print - print two-sided documents right out of the box.

  • Wireless Connectivity - print form almost anywhere in your home or office.

  • Single touch Quiet Mode reduces operational noise.

  • Simplex Automatic Document Feeder: Up to 35 sheets.


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Silicon Power A80

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Silicon Power's 1TB Military-Grade A80 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $134.69. In compliance with IEC529 IPX7 waterproof test for one meter under water for 30 minutes, Armor A80 is still fully operation. It features dust, pressure-proof and ready for any unexpected situation such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops. Product page. Continue reading for an extreme torture test video and more information.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0 Super Speed (High transferring rate up to 5 Gbps/sec).

  • Standard Compliance: USB 3.0 / 2.0.

  • Anti-pressure and anti-dust function.

  • In compliance with US military grade MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedures IV (Transit drop test) and IEC529 IPX7 water resistant test.

  • LED indicates power on and data access.

  • Delicate cable storage design.


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