Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Unreleased Jackson song 'Don't Be Messin Around' released online

A demo of a never-before-heard song from the late King of Pop has been released today, available as a streaming track or for purchase. Listen to "Don't Be Messin' 'Round" in this article and let us know what you think.

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Faux Boombox Cabinet Won't Wake the Neighbors [Design]

It might look like the classic stereophonic sound system your old man had set up in the basement, but this stereo is all bark and no bite. In reality, it's just a stylish cabinet with a lovely set of boombox graphics applied to each door. More »


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Apple II Plus gets torn asunder and restored in this modern teardown (video)

Apple II Plus gets torn asunder and restored in this modern teardown video

Breathe in that vintage electronics musk, because it's not going to last -- at least for Todd Harrison, a computer hobbyist based in Mesa, Arizona. You see, for Todd, much of his appreciation for old equipment comes from tearing the units apart and restoring 'em to a like-new condition. Fortunately for us, he's taking everyone along for the ride in this teardown and cleanup of the Apple II Plus. Those with an appreciation for all things vintage will certainly want to put some time aside for his two video tours -- which rack up to nearly a full hour of computing marvel.

In the process, Todd shares a few tips and product recommendations for those looking to strip 30 years worth of grime from the casing, and he also reveals himself to be a bit of a hardware nerd: you'll find a detailed look at the Apple logic board, an explanation of the memory banks and see how the Apple II Plus can be expanded to 64K of RAM with the use of a language card. Peeks at the 6502 CPU from MOS Technology and the Applesoft BASIC ROM from Microsoft are also on deck, in addition to a bit of a surprise that Todd found lurking within the Apple Monitor III. With that said, cancel your evening plans and hop the break for the complete tour.

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Gearhead: Hardware you'll want to get your hands on

Everything from DIY satellites to brain wave readers makes this list of tech we're dying to have
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Earring Travel Case from a Baby Wipes Container!

If you are a Costco shopper, and have used their baby wipes, then you have probably mused over the little plastic lids that you can easily remove from the package. I happen to have a huge ziptop bag full of these lids because I am a hoarder very creative person who sees possibility in things others would throw away. Well, Steph from Crafting in the ...

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