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Apple Macintosh 2015

If Apple were to release a limited-edition Macintosh for nostalgic purposes, based on the iPad Air, it'd probably look something like this design from CURVED/labs. It's officially called "Mac" and uses the same aluminum casing found on the company's current MacBook, iPhone and iPad lineups. The main difference is its 11.6-inch touchscreen that can also be controlled with a mouse and keyboard via Bluetooth. Available in silver, gray and gold colors, it also features SD card slots, a FaceTime camera, speakers, USB port and a Lightning port. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Samsung Ultra Wide Curved Monitor

Samsung's S34E790C may be the priciest display in our list, but it could quite possibly be the most highly touted, thanks to its best-in-class curvature of 3000R and an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. A step up from WQHD and 2.5 times the pixel density of Full HD, Ultra WQHD's advanced 3440 x 1440 resolution provides an unmatched visual experience that lets you see more details at a glance, but with the added benefit of a wider resolution so you can view content on a wider scale. Product page. Continue reading to see three more super wide displays that aren't concepts, and perfect for gaming and movies.

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DOOM Toaster

With one third of the game, nine levels, distributed as shareware, Doom was played by an estimated 10 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture. In addition to popularizing the FPS genre, it pioneered immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as "WADs". Now one geek has managed to hack a few toasters to use as controllers for the game. Continue reading for the video.

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Acer Chromebook 15

The Acer Chromebook 15 aims to replace your Windows and OS X based laptops with something more streamlined, and at a much lower price point. At $249, this 4.85-pound laptop features a fifth-generation Intel Celeron processor, 16GB-32GB of built-in SSD storage, a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, USB 3.0, and HDMI ports. Continue reading for another video preview, more hands-on pictures and additional information.

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Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade may appear to be just another ultra portable laptop, but inside its svelte chassis is a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed on the latest games and applications. Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power per cubic inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU, and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and additional information.

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Puppies Using Computers

Yes, we know it's Monday, and despite Christmas being just a couple days away, there are many people who still have to work. These puppies also seem to have the Monday blues, but at the very least, they're learning how to become self sufficient, or so we can hope. They range from two little ones sleeping directly on the keyboard to a Corgi that is determined to figure things out. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of kids who received some unexpected presents for Christmas, but were still grateful.

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Elliot Computer 1957

The Elliott 803 is a medium speed digital computer which was manufactured by the British company Elliott Brothers, and approximately 250 were built. The 800 series started with the 801, a one-off test machine built in 1957. The 802 was a production model but only seven were sold between 1958 and 1961. The short-lived 803A was built in 1959 and first delivered in 1960; the 803B was built in 1960 and first delivered in 1961. Here's what one of the boxes / crates that were used to deliver the computer looked like. Continue reading for an image of the actual computer and more information.

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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.


[via Amazon]

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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.


[via Amazon]

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