This is another creative custom Lego PC mod. You may still remember some of the workable custom Lego gadgets we’ve featured in the past, such as the latest PC mod, Lego Mac Pro, Lego V8 engine, Lego Safe and Lego Playstation. What make this Lego PC special is the fact that the creators have added emotion and feeling into this piece of work (it’s art!). The Lego PC has many tiny Lego figures surrounding it, actually a house or a lodge of some sort! And inside the actual model, representing a scene of a lively and friendly Lego town is the PC’s hardware. Computer hardware doesn’t feel cold afterall! More Pictures in this post and over at our gallery page.
As you may recall, Sony’s latest VAIO P series is packaged with the Gobi chipset which is more than capable of running on both HSDPA and EV-DO for connectivity. Unfortunately, Sony (just US?) has chosen to block HSDPA access and has locked the super lightweight, pocketable notebook to connecting only via a Verizon Wireless EV-DO connection. But now, thanks to blogger tnkgrl, Sony’s restrictive plans are now virtually non-existent and those without a VZW contract will not have any problems at all when looking to connect via HSDPA. Tnkgrl has successfully hacked the HSDPA on the VAIO P, allowing it to be utilized by those not afraid to void a warranty on the $900 machine.
Click on tnkgrl’s link below, where there will be links to instructions on this mod and also some more pictures of the process.
I suppose the title could also be called rich people furnitures too. Do you have a laptop and often like to do your work on it while sitting in front of your tv? Well now you don’t need to make it so complicated. No more dragging the laptop out into the lounge and run out of battery after a few hours, then to find yourself looking for the laptop power adapter. Because the Athena Multimedia Sofa will take care of all of that, it’s got its own built in pc. The designer Artanova hasn’t given any specs, but from what it looks like, the display should have touch capability. The luxury though does come at an eye-popping price of approx. $15,436, which seems like a bit over the top in these hard times – so the PC in this sofa better be a quiet one, if not that would be quite annoying!
It’s been a good few weeks since we learnt that Sony was entering the netbook arena, with their latest flagship laptop the VAIO P Series. However, many still aren’t convinced that the P Series is actually a netbook. In the hands on video below done brilliantly by RegHardware’s editor Tony Smith, you will see the VAIO P Series in all its slim and sleek glory. Its extremely thin as you would imagine and Sony always does a good job at making their laptops as glossy and as elegant as possible.
Dubbed the Zero-Watt PC, don’t let this name confuse you as being a PC that consumes no energy at all to run. The machine is called Zero-Watt PC simply because it can be managed in a standby state despite consuming no power, as claimed by Fujitsu Siemens (FSC). No one but FSC knows exactly how this has been achieved, however we will soon find out as FSC will be bringing their latest environment friendly creation to the CeBIT show, where the Zero-Watt PC will get its first public outing. CeBIT kicks off on 3 March in Hannover, Germany.
Check out this fabulous retro PC design by Thomas who is a BA (Hons) student at the Arts Institute in Bournemouth, though this was just a one off final year project for Thomas, I certainly wouldn’t mind paying to have one of these sitting in my living room as a media centre and impressing my guests!
Let’s face it, us geeks are not terribly fit. We’re really good at sitting in front of the computer, while our fingers and hands may be hard at work, not really any other part of our body is! So maybe this could help us out. Chris Hall from Pocket-lint have got a list of gadgets here which are not just fun gadgets in its own right but also provides ways (application) in which their technology could possibly help get us fit again.
I know quite alot of our readers here have the iPhone, the StepTrak Lite app from the App Store is free and is basically a pedometer on your iPhone. It’s not bad at all for those who may want to start ‘lite’ with some gentle walking first , it’s free so why not give it a go?
Here’s a screenshot of StepTrak Lite: