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LEGO Computer Brick

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From afar, this just looks like a giant LEGO brick, but step closer, and you'll see that it's actually a fully-functional computer. Made by Mike Schroop, it features an Intel Core i7 processor, multiple SSD drives, 8GB of RAM (upgradeable), Intel HD4600 graphics, two front USB 3.0 ports, and wireless connectivity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard

There are these keyboards, and then this Star Wars R2-Q5 virtual keyboard. While it may look similar to R2-D2, this mech was charged with storing the Emperor's plans against the Rebel Alliance within its memory bank as well as being personally responsible for programming hyperspace co-ordinates directly into Emperor Palpatine's shuttle during covert missions. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Intel Pentium III

Intel's Pentium III refers to Intel's 32-bit x86 desktop and mobile microprocessors based on the sixth-generation P6 microarchitecture introduced on February 26, 1999. Compared to its predecessor, the most notable differences were the addition of the SSE instruction set (to accelerate floating point and parallel calculations), and the introduction of a controversial serial number embedded in the chip during the manufacturing process. The first Pentium III variant was the Katmai (Intel product code 80525), which saw an increase of 2 million transistors over the Pentium II. Continue reading to see what the inside of a CPU circuit looks like under a microscope.

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Seagate Expansion 5TB

Seagate's Expansion 5-Terabyte Portable Hard Drive definitely isn't lacking in the storage department, and you can pick one up today for just $129 shipped, nearly half off the retail price. The Expansion Desktop is ready to use, no need to install software. Simply attach the USB cable to your computer and plug in the power supply. Your computer automatically recognizes the new drive, and you can begin sending files. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 may be credit card-sized, but it's not lacking in storage space, packing an ample 1-Terabyte. With its laser engraved casing, chrome metal finish and jet black custom T1 cable, it fits right in with your current EDC (Everyday Carry) kit. This drive utilizes Turbo Write Technology for super fast read-write speeds of up to 450 mB/s, and it supports data encryption to boot. Product page. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Seagate 6TB HDD

Seagate's 6TB Desktop HDD ensures that you never run out of space, and it won't break the bank either, priced a just $199.99 shipped, today only. This drive is up to 45% faster than the last generation thanks to Seagate OptiCache technology. OptiCache technology combines the latest advances in hard drive microprocessors, DRAM, and proprietary caching algorithms resulting in great performance improvements for you. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing a 300TB setup using these hard drives and more information.

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Celluon Epic Laser Projection Keyboard

Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $88.89 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Perfect for mobile devices, EPIC is a portable projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of a switch, it projects a full-size, laser QWERTY keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.

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DIY Privacy Monitor

Hate people peering over your shoulder or glancing across the room to see what you're doing on the computer? This nifty life hack will solve that. You'll need a standard LCD monitor, a polarizing filter sheet, 3D glasses and some tools. Crack open the monitor, strip out the polarizing filter on the screen, pop out the 3D filters from your glasses, trace the size of your spectacles onto the polarizing filter, cut it and then fix the polarizing filters into your glasses. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't play mousetrap Jenga.

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Silicon Power A80

Silicon Power's A80 Hard Drive is not only waterproof, dust-proof, can withstand serious drops, but take some serious fire power as well. The Armor A80 is compliant with IPX7 waterproof standards, meaning it can be under a meter of water for 30 minutes and still function fully. It's also dust- and pressure-proof. That means your data is safe from unexpected spills, rain, dustier spaces, or most any other environmental concern. Product page. Continue reading to see the fire test video, for more pictures and additional information.

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Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Toshiba's Encrypted USB Flash Drive doesn't just protect data with AES encryption, but rather a real passcode on the device itself as well. It utilizes a mini-keyboard to authenticate access and also incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to authenticate access before plugging into a USB port. Simply enter in the secure PIN and plug the drive into any USB 2.0 port to access the data. If a brute force attack is detected - 10 or more unsuccessful attempts - all data from the drive becomes irrecoverable. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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