Next Thing Co. unveils CHIP, a credit card-sized $9 computer that runs Linux and is completely open source, meaning you can do just about anything you want to, including playing retro games. The board comes equipped with a 1-GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional ports for VGA as well as HDMI monitors. Users can also plug the board into PocketCHIP to add touchscreen and keyboard. Continue reading for another video and the Kickstarter page.
G-Technology's 1TB G-Drive ev ATC HDD with Thunderbolt just might be the most rugged yet. Featuring a watertight drive compartment, your data is further protected from pressure, shock and dust. The ev All-Terrain Case is compatible with the Evolution Series, also fitting the G-DRIVE ev or G-DRIVE ev SSD. Perfect for in the field back-up, editing, transferring and storage, this durable 7200 RPM drive leverages the speed of Thunderbolt while providing you with flexibility and the ease of use of USB. Product page. Continue reading for the ocean test and more information.
Logitech's G402 Hyperion Fury is claimed to be the world's fastest gaming mouse, and you can pick it up today for $34.99. The exclusive Fusion Engine and Delta Zero sensor give you the power to track reliably and accurately at speeds that no other mouse can handle - as fast as 10 meters per second (420 ips). And with a 1-millisecond report rate, your moves are executed at the fastest speed possible over USB. Product page. Continue reading for a more in-depth video review and additional information.
HooToo's USB 3.0 4-Port HUB ensures that you always have enough ports for your devices, and for just $4.99 with coupon code: BFKWEAKQ, today only. Its four super-speed USB 3.0 ports provide ten times the speed of traditional USB 2.0, making it ideal for laptops, ultrabooks and tablet PCs - also works with USB extension cable and backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 devices. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: BFKWEAKQ during checkout for the additional discount.
IMP's R2-D2 Virtual Laser Keyboard is no longer a concept, and can be purchased, but unfortunately, it doesn't come with The Force. For those who are seeing this gadget for the first time, it basically projects a virtual keyboard onto your desk or table, letting you text or type via compatible Bluetooth devices - iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android devices, tablets and OS X / Windows computers. Expect to shell out over $300 for the privilege of using the astromech as a keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.
Julie Alice Chappell, a Portsmouth, UK-based artist, uses old computer circuit boards and video games to create these winged insects. Whether it be old Nintendo Entertainment Systems to DVD players, any electronic equipment is fair game for her creatures. She says: "My art practice involves breaking down the pre-existing materials, reinterpreting them and offering them a new form with new purpose, creating something beautiful, whimsical and precious." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
QWERTY keyboards are used everyday, but have you ever wondered how the layout came to be? If so, it was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee. In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. The QWERTY layout became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters, via a shift key. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some awesome waffle iron hacks.
The Michigan Micro Mote (M^3) is touted as the world's smallest autonomous computer, opening up new avenues in the world of Internet of Things (IoT). No larger than a grain of rice, it's built in stacked layers that interact with each other through a special universal interface protocol, called MBus. This computer features a solar cell for charging, an optical communication photo cell, harvester control electronics layer, radio layer, processor, memory, power regulation layer, a battery layer, sensor interface layer (temp and capacitive interface), capacitor layer for stabilizing power supply and an optional layer for pressure sensor. Continue reading for a video and more information.
SHARKK's 16400dpi Gaming Mouse, priced at $23.99 shipped with coupon code: WK5WHLCR (today only), brings superior performance and added functionality to MMO's, RTS's, FPS's, and every game in between. Some of the notable features include macro recording, stored profiles, adjustable DPI settings and multiple customizable buttons and settings. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: WK5WHLCR during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.
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.