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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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Punching Bag Keyboard

Sure, it may take ages to type even one email, but these punching bags enable one to get a nice workout while doing so. Berlin-based design studio Bless has created the world's first punching bag keyboard, and to type, users simply hit or kick the key they want. The studio says, "A living and punching statement against a work routine seated in front of a screen that, through its immobility, causes aches and pains that require an investment of time in exercise to remedy it." Continue reading for a video showing it in-action and more information.

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Apple Prototypes

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Keep it Simple by frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger showcases some rarely seen Apple prototypes. If you've never heard of Esslinger, he collaborated with Steve Jobs in the 1980s and by way of this parntership, Apple grew from an originally tech-focused company into one of the world's most successful, global brands, thanks to intelligent design. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the streets of Japan and its supercars, in 4K.

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Canon LBP 6200D

Canon's LBP620D Mini Laser Printer is currently being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $325. Save time with quick print speeds of up 26 pages per minute with the first page in your hands in approximately 6 seconds. The LBP6200d is set to print two-sided documents right out of the box which can help to reduce paper usage. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration and more information.

Notable features:
  • Space saving design will fit right on a desktop.

  • Save time with print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, first print in approx. 6 seconds.

  • Reduce paper use with automatic twosided printed right out of the box.

  • Efficient Energy Saver mode uses approximately 1.3 watts, cutting energy usage and costs.

  • The all-in-one cartridge helps to improve image processing and overall image quality.


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Awesome Custom Computer

Sure, less people are building their own computers nowadays, and opting for laptops or tablets, but that doesn't mean the modding scene is dead. Here are some awesome custom computers that have been built over the years by talented geeks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Michael Jackson's Thriller would sound like if sung by 20-different artists.

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Power Mac G5

Designer Klaus Geiger unveils BENCHMA, a line of sleek furniture made from old Power Mac G5 cases. After the internals are removed, he adds in drawers to the cases and / or wood planks, as well as glass, to form furniture. The Power Mac G5 is Apple Inc.'s marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh that contained the IBM PowerPC G5 CPU inside an anodized aluminium chassis. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apple's lineup when it was introduced, widely hailed as the first 64-bit PC, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built.

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Trading Setup

Stocks aren't doing so well right now, but there are still many people who trade for a living. These multi-display computer setups are designed to show as much information as possible. Many of those displays are used to show charts and some are reserved for financial television shows, like Bloomberg's "Money Makers". Continue reading to see them all.

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Computer Case Mods

Yes, we know that some of these case mods have been around since the beginning of the internet, but some are definitely worth a second look. There's the Gothic-inspired design, one made from a real AT-AT Imperial Walker toy, and then even a computer that's tucked neatly inside a trash can. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral computer-generated short film titled "Envoy".

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