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GoldenEye: Source multiplayer mod for Half Life 2 ditches beta

GoldenEye: Source multiplayer mod for Half Life 2 ditches beta

GoldenEye: Source, the fan-made conversion modification of Half Life 2, has been knocking about for years, but the team responsible for the redressed retro multiplayer has finally ditched the beta label and released the fully optimized mod. Now up to v4.1, the conversion consists of 22 maps - both the classics from GoldenEye on the N64, and new revisions - and eleven characters, together with over 50 custom music tracks.

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Five 80s Tech Movies That Deserve a Refresh

Five 80s Tech Movies That Deserve a Refresh

With Tron: Legacy rebooting the aging 80s sci-fi film, I started thinking about other movies from the 1980s that could use a refresh, if not a long-awaited sequel. These were usually a mix of fantasy and technology, some with a vision of the future, and others with a bent perspective on what was technologically possible. None of these have ever had a feature film sequel, though there may have been occasional TV spin-offs and such. Here's my list, in no particular order.

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Mathmos Smart Astro lava lamp adds LEDs to 60s classic

Mathmos Smart Astro lava lamp adds LEDs to 60s classic

Lava Lamps are pretty straightforward beasts: take a hot bulb, slap a glass jar full of liquid and wax on top, and watch the undulating shapes simmer around while you try to remember exactly what was so great about the 60s. Now Mathmos is back with a slightly more high-tech version, the Smart Astro Lava Lamp, turning to the awesome power of color-changing LEDs to add some extra user-involvement.

Video demo after the cut

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Original Apple-1 expected to sell for up to $242k

Original Apple-1 expected to sell for up to $242k

An original Apple-1 computer will go up for auction at Christie's on November 23, apparently hand-made by Steve Wozniak and "despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs' parents' house – the return address on the original packaging present here." The Apple-1 was the machine that Jobs and Wozniak first began with in 1976, and estimates suggest only 200 were produced; Christie's expect this No.84 example to sell for somewhere in the region of $161,000 to $242,000.

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Honk Toot! Horn Stand Amplifies your iPhone 4 with No Electronics

Honk Toot! Horn Stand Amplifies your iPhone 4 with No Electronics

This product is simply called "Horn Stand" and connects to your iPhone 4, either standing it up vertically or horizontally, amplifying the sound of the iPhone using a most excellent vintage technique. In the same way a gramophone, aka phonograph, aka old fashioned record player works via vibrating your sound through a cylinder, so too does this Horn Stand amp your music through silicon.

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Palm Tungsten C gets Android 2.1 install

Palm Tungsten C gets Android 2.1 install

Putting Android where it isn't expected has become something of a hobby for the open-source tinkerers, and we're quite impressed to see Google's OS slapped neatly onto the ageing hardware of a Palm Tungsten C.  The PDA was launched back in 2003 and has a mere 400MHz processor together with WiFi b; Dmitry Grinberg thought that was a suitable challenge, and has managed to get Android 2.1 running.

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5 Gadgets That Changed My World, Part 1

5 Gadgets That Changed My World, Part 1

In the spirit of fellow SlashGear columnist Michael Gartenberg, who recently published his own list of "5 Gadgets That Changed The World For Me," I decided to tackle my own version of this list. While Michael's list tended towards gadgets that made a huge impact the gadget world as a whole, these are five gadgets that were not so universally important, but had a significant impact on the way I was shaped as a person, and not just as a gadget fiend.

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