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Cardboard case for a computer

Grad student at the University of Houston who has designed a cardboard case for a computer. This is not a new concept, but this one is meant to be used in manufacture. The idea is that it will be faster and easier to produce (no fasteners for example) and dramatically easier to recycle. Houston Chronicle

Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens

Researches are developing a new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs. They promises bionic eyesight in the future. Bionanotechnology researcher Babak A Parviz writes about his research toward producing a computer interface in a contact lens at IEEE Spectrum article Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens. The author states that,

See inside PC parts

You may know what the inside of a PC looks like, but what about the parts which make up your PC components? Your Hardware Exposed! 22 PC Parts Bare All article has pictures what is inside hard drives, keyboards, soundcards, and a plethora of other PC hardware. Just to see what makes them tick.

Open Source Licenses

Open Source Licenses document Zack Rusin published at KDE web site gives a good overview of different open source licenses. Here you can find the most important details of the most commonly used open source licenses in a very compact easy to understand format.

Google’s Chiller-less Data Center

Google (GOOG) has begun operating a data center in Belgium that has no chillers to support its cooling systems. Google’s Chiller-less Data Center is an article that describes Google elimination of chillers in its data center in Belgium. The facility relies entirely on free air cooling. The maximum temperature in Brussels during summer is lower

IE6 No More!

The topic of site support for IE6 has had a lot of discussion on the web recently. Enough is enough. IE6 is an ancient browser released in late 2001. Why would anyone run an eight-year old browser? Should sites continue to support it? What more can anyone do to get IE6 users to upgrade? IE6

Scene Quiz Show lights

Assembly TV broadcasts TV program from Assembly computer festival starting Thursday 6. August 2009 in many channels (Internet, cable TV, DVB-H mobile television, 3G mobile video etc.). The broadcast has for many years contained Scene Quiz Show (the name has varied somewhat over years). It involves three contestants answering questions related to the event, demoscene

Futuristic computer interfaces

The Inquisitr article 5 futuristic interfaces describes some interesting futuristic ideas how to interact with computer. This article describes five futuristic type interfaces that will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2009. the same interfaces. The same five interfaces are also covered in Technology Review article Five Futuristic Interfaces on Display at SIGGRAPH. The first article had