Archive for May, 2007

Protect your TV from unfortunate Wiimote accidents

Protect your TV from unfortunate Wiimote accidents

I personally haven't heard of anyone that I know busting their TV in a Wii-related accident. But I do know that especially when it first came out, there were quite a few cases of Wiimotes loosing themselves from the grips of gamers and causing catastrophic damage to TVs everywhere. If you're having issues even after getting a better strap, you might want to check this out.

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Disk Pod – Why?

Disk Pod – Why?

You know what is horrible? When you actually have to put forth a tiny amount of effort for a task when you know there is a perfectly good gadget that will do what you need with only the push of a button.

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Gizmodo get their hands on Zonbu’s remote-storage Linux PC

Gizmodo get their hands on Zonbu’s remote-storage Linux PC

Ever since the beginning of the broadband age we've been promised thin-clients relying on secure, off-site storage with all our lovely files and media whizzing through the chunky ADSL pipes.  Sadly that hasn't really happened; yes, online backup is profligate and we're used to using massive email dumping grounds like Gmail, but we're still expected to have full, power-hungry and ever-ageing PCs at home for the bulk of storage duties.  Gizmodo have been playing with a halfway solution, Zonbu's $99 Linux PC, which runs open-source software on a fanless 1.2MHz platform but utilises Amazon's S3 storage servers to save your files.

 

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Bill Gates’ PC Design contest winners are picked

Bill Gates’ PC Design contest winners are picked

Each year the gates of IDA/ICSID and Microsoft are thrown open for PC design submissions, and each year they're overwhelmed with the talent out there and the range of concepts people come up with.  PC World has a gallery of the winners and runners-up, and I've picked out a few of the more interesting or unusual designs for SlashGear's lovely readers.

 

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