Yup. You read that correctly. However in reality, this is both funny and not funny. When you think of things that shouldn’t be messed around with, one of them is DEFINITELY public alert systems. Unfortunately, warning systems haven’t had the best year, ranging from the false emergency alert from Hawaii accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the Department of Justice’s Amber Alert … Continue reading Lake Worth, Florida Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma.
Something that’s part of the fun of assembling and/or upgrading your own desktop or laptop PC is the allure of the money you’ll be saving versus outright purchasing a pre-built machine. You can further extend saving MORE money by focusing on buying refurbished parts, but that’s territory where you’ll want to pay more attention and tread more lightly. This is because while some refurbished PC parts are of good quality and can be bought for less, others parts may not be. Thankfully, for additional insight, Michael Crider of How-To-Geek put together a great guide on the best and least recommended PC parts to buy refurbished, based on the type/component of parts that you’re looking for (i.e., hard drives, power supplies, motherboards, etc.). Continue reading “‘How-To-Geek’s’ Awesome Guide on Buying Refurbished PC Parts”
Water and power are things we have to pay for when living in your house, apartment, condo, or hole-of-choice/convenience, but there are plenty of things you can do to lower that pesky utility bill. Here’s a game developed by Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy that’s free, entertaining, and can educating you on the importance of using water and power ONLY when you NEED it. Continue reading ““Power House” Can Teach You AND Your Kids How to Lower Your Utility Bills!”
It may not be news to most people of using the power of pedaling your bicycle to charge your phone or power headlights. However, the folks over at the EcoXPower are bringing a whole new concept to the table (sort of). Their new device for your bicycle will allow you to power BOTH your phone and lights at the SAME TIME! THE FUTURE!! Continue reading “EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike”
Solar panels are a great way to generate sustainable, renewable electricity; if only the image of an entire group of them together didnt; look uglier than sin. Thanks to André Broessel, who designed the spherical-lens solar generator you see above (the thing you were asking yourself “what the HECK is that, a crystallized Death Star?”) that –unlike solar panels — is very stylish and sleek. Continue reading “Forget Solar Panels!! I Want this Awesome Solar Energy Generator!!”
It has been recently announced that newer USB cables that used the USB 2.0 and 3.0 technology should be able to supply a whole 100 watts of power, which is enough to power a computer. You read correctly: you could be able to charge a laptop via USB! It was decided that new USB cables in production will be able to carry enough to power the brightest light bulb possible. It makes you think about how much we can take the USB technology for granted, as we use USB ports in our myriad of devices to charge a variety of gadgets almost as much as our wall outlets. Pretty soon, it will be possible that this could be a universal laptop charging solution; or a universal charging solution in general. WANT! Continue reading “Soon, the USB Will Replace EVERY Power Connector You Own; YAY Synergy!”
It appears that this past weekend, a Quality Assurance tester at Traveler’s Tales (TT) Games (LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, et al.) had tweeted an image of a Wii U tablet controller that appears to have undergone a slight redesign since last seen at last year’s E3 event. As of now, the tweet in question had been removed, but thanks to the “magic” of the screen shot, the image shall live for-evv-vuur.