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World’s Earliest Computer Made of Lego

World’s Earliest Computer Made of Lego

Oh you Greeks, you're constantly surprising the world with everything you knew before everyone else re-discovered it hundreds of years later. Case in point: 100BCE, Greeks built a mechanical constructed a machine now said to be the world's earliest computer, one sophisticated enough to predict lunar eclipses. This device known as "Antikythera’s Mechanism" was originally discovered in a shipwreck in 1901CE, in 2006CE high res x-ray tomography revealed that the device was made for predicting celestial events with amazing accuracy, now in 2010CE, it's been reconstructed fully by Apple OS X software engineer Andrew Carol.

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LEGO Announces Release of Blind-Boxed Minifigs Series 4

LEGO Announces Release of Blind-Boxed Minifigs Series 4

Wow LEGO, you release sets fast! After releasing their first series of Minifigs just this past January, they're apparently getting ready to blast out series FOUR! Each of these lovely little people are packaged in a "blind-box" which is akin to baseball cards, or if you're too young to have collected baseball cards, Dunny designer toys. These single-figure boxes will more than likely run the regular $2 per pack, but you'll probably want to check prices at your local toyshop before you bring a fiver in expecting to get both the Frankenstein Monster and the Geisha.

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DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

Aww, isn't that cute? Lego superstar Chris McVeigh (aka powerpig) has created an ornament with which your lego obsession can command the tree galaxy. Unless of course, somewhere on your tree is an x-wing with Luke Skywalker in it. Watch out for that. You can follow all the steps as provided by powerpig through his own site, or check out the list of parts needed to make this battle station and try to figure it out yourself!

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

What started as a Star Wars phenomenon, has certainly grown. There are now LEGO-themed video games for franchises like Indiana Jones, Batman, and even Rock Band. There's even a future update to the Star Wars line-up coming in February of 2011, based on the Clone Wars story arch. And now another successful franchise is about to get the block rework, as Disney has formally announced that the latest LEGO game from TT Games, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be hitting retail shelves next year.

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The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

Very first of all, let me point you toward our big time huge post: Holiday Gift Guide 2010! It's full of EVERYTHING you could ever want (this year.) Then we've got reviews of both the Verizon AND the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab (both!), a review of a bigtime thin Full HD panel display, and an expanded look at all the stuff Mark Zuckerberg said about the future of communication today at the Facebook announcement event. And BONUS: Google CEO Eric Schmidt reveals not only a working Nexus S, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Halo’s Master Chief Helmet is Wearable, Made of LEGOs

Halo’s Master Chief Helmet is Wearable, Made of LEGOs

Despite the fact that we're knee deep in the advancements of technology here, we still have a major soft spot for LEGOs. Especially when they get put to use other than buildings forts (though, those can be pretty cool, too). This time around, we get to see what it would look like to be the Master Chief, from Bungie's prodigal Halo series of video games, exclusively available for Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.

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