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IBM has just unveiled a futuristic computer chip that is claimed to function like a human brain, called TrueNorth. It's technically the world's first neurosynaptic computer chip because it can figure things out on its own. This chip purportedly has one million 'neurons' and "could cram the same power as a super computer into a circuit the size of a postage stamp," says The Daily Mail. Continue reading for an image of the actual chip, a news report and more information.

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There are laser keyboards, and then AirType, a key-less keyboard that essentially lets you type on any surface. Just slide each of the bands over your palms, and you're ready to go. In addition to recording your finger movements, it even learns your bad habits and will help correct them without you ever noticing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Not dusting your keyboard is one thing, leaving cigarettes and other junk on it to rot is another. As you can see, this person not only left all that junk laying around, but managed to make it even filthier by not cleaning their desk either. Unfortunately, it only gets worse from here on out. Continue reading to see more of the filthiest computer desks and rooms ever to hit the internet.

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Rather than disassemble these old computers and use their parts for art, this geek decided to create a colorful wall of sorts. Sure, this may not be practical or sightly with the lights on, but it's definitely a conversation starter nonetheless. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video from Russia showing why you should never pass on the right side.

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Canon's Laser imageCLASS MF4770n All-in-One Printer is currently being offered for only $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $395. The MF4770n also offers the convenience of networking via an Ethernet connection so you have the ability to share printing, scanning and pc faxing. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

Notable features:
  • Print and Copy at the same speed up to 24 ppm.

  • 250-sheet front loading cassette plus single sheet multi-purpose tray.

  • User-friendly 5-line LCD and tiltable control panel for easy navigation.

  • Single touch Quiet Mode reduces operational noise.


[via Amazon]

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In the computer security world, a hacker is basically someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge or enjoyment. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community. Continue reading to read about five of the most notorious computers hackers as of yet.

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ASUS' Chromebox is currently being offered for only $169.99 shipped, this week only. With easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection and feature-enhancing updates, ASUS Chromebox starts up in seconds to get you to your favorite websites and apps instantly. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Processor.

  • 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16 GB SSD HDD.

  • Intel HD graphics.

  • Google Chrome OS.


[via Amazon]

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In 1829, William Austin Burt patented a machine called the "Typographer" which, in common with many other early machines, is listed as the "first typewriter". The keyboard remained the primary, most integrated computer peripheral well into the era of personal computing until the introduction of the mouse as a consumer device in 1984. By this time, text-only user interfaces with sparse graphics gave way to comparatively graphics-rich icons on screen. If computer keyboards existed 185-years-ago, this is what they might've looked like. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video compilation of heartwarming Father's Day moments.

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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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