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Most people would look at a microwave, pizza box, an engine, trash can, and whiskey bottle as just things you expect to find around the house, but never as a functional computer. Thanks to the internet, there have been many clever modders over the years that have turned these objects into web-surfing machines. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Seattle Symphony's version of Baby Got Back.

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Sometimes, less is more, but not in these cases. When it comes to computer setups, you want to try and keep things simple, but not to the point where you're incorporating every random object you find into your case. There's the caseless random parts computer to a pig pen setup that appears to be straight from a geek's worst nightmare film. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby lamb going into cutness overload mode.

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With over 7-million regular players as of March 2014, World of Warcraft is currently the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. It's grossed over 10 billion dollars USD as of July 2012, it is also the highest grossing video game of all time, surpassing Call of Duty: Black Ops at 1.5 billion dollars. Here are 5 computer setups that just might be overkill. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a grandparent-aged soccer player schooling younger players.

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Sure, all of these strange prototypes aren't functional, but they do show what Frog designer Hartmut Esslinger and Steve Jobs had in mind back during the 1980s. Their partnership began when the "Snow White" project began in 1982, which was a design competition won by Frog. According to Twisted Sifter, "The result of this partnership between entrepreneur and designer is of historic dimensions: Steve Jobs was the first to make Strategic Design the core of Apple's Business Strategy. By this, Apple grew from an originally technology focused company into one of the world's most successful, global brands, and this was achieved by creating and delivering innovative and intelligent products." Continue reading to see more.

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Let's face it, most of us probably don't wake up happy to go to work every morning, but some people learn to make the best of their situation in slightly unusual ways. For example, one office worker decided to place an old wired computer mouse inside a mouse trap for all to see. Other examples include: strange signs, cardboard cutouts, and lots more. Continue reading to see more funny geeks who are making the best of boring jobs.

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Let's face it, most computer desks aren't designed to be eye-catching, but these five take creativity to the next level. There's the custom desk with a built-in computer, one made from an actual aircraft wing, a multi-touch creation, the always popular Han Solo in Carbonite, and then The Emperor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining Bill Gates' wealth.

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Hey, maybe cats really do know how to use computers. I mean, they probably spend hours observing their human owners each and everyday. On a related note, did you know that the first recorded use of the word "computer" is also from the 17th century? It applied to human computers, people who performed calculations, often as employment. The first computer devices were conceived of in the 19th century, and only emerged in their modern form in the 1940s. Continue reading for more.

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WD's Black2 Dual Drive is currently being offered for only $199 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $399.99. The WD Black2 dual drive is a completely new approach in a compromised solid-state and hybrid storage market. Finally you can have the speed of an SSD that you want and the capacity of a hard drive that you need in your notebook or all-in-one PC. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing, overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

  • 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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Laptops and tablets may be the best solution for mobile warriors, but for a computer geek, nothing beats sitting down in front of a nice desktop workstation, and these 7 sleek setups are definitely no slouch. They range from wall-mounted PCs to crazy multi-display setups. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make your very own Batman Batarang.

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Western Digital's Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for just $104.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $311.18. WD Elements portable storage comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software, which allows you to back up your files to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your DropBox account. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing of the 1TB version and more information.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.

  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed.

  • Formatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP.

  • Easily Reformat Drive for Mac.


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