Well, to keep the moral up for our boys during their tour of duty ... how about a ruggedized PS3 by Ben Heck. Perfect for any military personnel needing that much needed R&R time.
"Here’s the project we built for The Ben Heck Show episode 9. It’s ruggedized PlayStation 3 for use in Afghanistan. It has a 22″ LCD screen, built-in speakers, TV tuner, network switch and storage compartment."
Human vs Supercomputer? ... Now this should be interesting
"An IBM supercomputer will take on two human contestants in a TV showdown of artificial intelligence. IBM's supercomputer Watson will compete in an edition of the popular US quiz show Jeopardy on 14 February for a prize of $1m (£634,000).
It is reminiscent of a 1997 contest between an IBM computer and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. The TV show is an important test for Big Blue's work in the field of artificial intelligence."
To celebrate the launch of the futuristic sci-fi thriller TRON, Playboy has decided to make their own SEXY video with 2 hot chicks as their models. Check out Playboy's Cyber Club and their Game On video. Warning: Semi-Nude content - Adult material, may not be suitable for younger children.
I love it when crazy modders and "artists" spend tremendous amouts of their precious time in creating something spectacular or should I say bizzare ... that actually works!
"There have been NES coffee tables constructed in the past, and there will be NES coffee tables constructed again in the future. For now, however, this playable NES coffee table is the sexiest yet. Plus, (incredibly ambitious) DIY!"
"Breakthrough microlaser is easy to build and cheap. Scientists in Slovenia has made a breakthrough that has resulted in the world's first microlaser that emits in 3D. The new 3D microlaser was created at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The laser that has been developed is small, tunable, and cheap to build making it the world's first practical 3D laser. The laser has been described in a recent issue of Optics Express and was developed by Matjaž Humar and Igor Muševic. The laser is a microdroplet 3D laser system that allows light to shine in all directions using a dye molecule lodged inside spherical drops of helical molecules that are dispersed in a liquid."
Check this modded PC system by Stephen. He calls it "Rog-R" ... but shouldn't it be "Rover". Anyway, this beast of a case will literally scare off any potential competitor.
"Based on Thermaltake's Level 10 PC case, the Rog-R by Stephen LeatherFace Popa is currently the world's first and only remote-controlled gaming computer. That's right, it comes complete with a motorized base and robot arm."
"A North Texas man talking on his cell phone was rushed to a hospital after his phone apparently exploded Thursday morning. Aron Embry was at Ray Elementary in Cedar Hill at the time of the incident. The man said he had just finished a call when he said he heard a loud "pop." He then felt something trickling down his face; it was blood.
His ear then began to bleed profusely, and he was immediately taken to the emergency room at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He received four stitches, but said there was no hearing loss.
The glass on the face of the Motorola Droid smartphone apparently shattered. He said he had just purchased it just two days ago."
Nice one ... now there's another way of using the PS3's unharnessed power! Go Sony!
"The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has connected 1,760 PlayStation 3 systems together to create what the organization is calling the fastest interactive computer in the entire Defense Department.
The Condor Cluster, as the group of systems is known, also includes 168 separate graphical processing units and 84 coordinating servers in an parallel array capable of performing 500 trillion floating point operations per second (500 TFLOPS), according to AFRL Director of High Power Computing Mark Barnell.
Using PS3s for the supercomputer's core allowed AFRL to construct the system for a total cost of $2 million, which Barnell estimates is five to 10 percent of an equivalent system built entirely with off-the-shelf computer parts. It will also consume one-tenth the power of other comparably powered supercomputers, officials said."
"One of the first batch of Apple personal computers has sold at auction in London for £133,250 ($210,000). The Apple I came with its original packaging and a signed sales letter from Apple co-founder and current chief executive Steve Jobs. The computer, one of only 200 of the model ever made, originally sold for $666.66 when it was introduced in 1976.
It was bought over the phone at Christie's by Italian businessman and private collector Marco Boglione. Francesco Boglione, who was at the auction house on Tuesday, said his brother had bid for the piece of technology history "because he loves computers".