Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 8 Cheapest Computers in the World [Computers]

Computers are more affordable these days than they ever have been. But what if affordable ain't affordable enough—what if you need absolute, rock-bottomest, dirt cheap? Our friends at Laptop Mag rounded up the 8 cheapest computers in the world, just for you. More »


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Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap
Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you're hooked.

The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the bottom of the screen. You need to rotate your maze every which way to get the sand rolling around it. You then try to direct the sand to one of the exits of the maze, and hopefully into the bucket. It took me several tries to actually get sand into the bucket, but that might be due to the fact that I didn't even realize the bucket was there at first. Things improved significantly after that.

As you level up, the mazes get more complicated, with moving parts and other things making your life more difficult. Once you manage to get through all these obstacles and get enough sand into your bucket, you can move on.

As I mentioned, this is not an easy game, but it's highly addictive. The graphics remind me of some long lost game from the 80s, but this just proves that you don't need super graphics and crazy sound to make a game work. There's a soothing guitar track playing in the background and that's it, as far as I could hear, and you can enjoy it just as much with no sound at all.

If you like a fun physics challenge, don't miss out on this one!

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Transformers: The Ride Will Melt Your Face in Three Dimensions [Video]

$40 million buys you a whole lot of roller coaster. Need an example? Just look at Universal Studio's newest 3D mega-attraction, Transformers: The Ride. More »


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How Hackers Nearly Took Down Google's reCaptcha System [Hackers]

Last weekend a group of hackers unveiled Stiltwalker, a hack that subverts the reCaptcha system Google uses to protect its services from bots with 99 percent accuracy. But just hours before the group was set to present their hack at the LayerOne conference Google patched it up so it wouldn't work anymore. More »


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Virgin Mobile Australia also offering the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III continuing to make its rounds Globally and has now popped up in the southern hemisphere. More specifically, Virgin Mobile Australia. The carrier is now taking orders and has set the expectation of 2-3 days for delivery of those who place their orders now.

Currently, they only have the Marble White 16GB version in stock with the 16GB Pebble Blue version arriving early June. If you're looking to pick up a 32GB version, you'll be waiting until late June though according to the site. Prices start at $47 and go up from there, depending on what add-ons and data options you choose. You can check out the full pricing scale by hitting the link below to head on over to the Virgin Mobile site.

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Did This Sad Old Democrat Buy His Facebook Popularity? [Facebook]

Campaign season is heating up, and in Michigan's 3rd congressional district the Democratic primary battle pits an entrenched 60-year-old against a young social media upstart. Guess whose campaign has more Facebook Likes? Old man Steve Pestka's. He's got the best Facebook friends money can buy. More »


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Dell outs new E series Latitude laptops, Optiplex AIO and desktops to entice the enterprise

Dell outs E series Latitude laptops, Optiplex AIO and desktops to entice the enterprise

Round Rock just rolled out some new consumer machines this week, so it comes as no surprise that it's doling out some fresh computing goodies to the enterprise as well. First up is the new Dell Latitude E series laptops that come with a variety of ports for your connecting pleasure: one eSATA/USB combo, two USB 3.0 ports, a serial connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, plus HDMI and Gigabit ethernet. All those sockets come embedded in a chassis made of magnesium alloy that's been powder-coated on the bottom, giving it a lightweight, yet sturdy look and feel. In keeping with the tough-but-light theme, the top of these Latitudes are sheathed in aluminum, and the hinges are made of steel. Additionally, though it's a new machine, it's backwards compatible with many previous-gen Latitude docks and batteries

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