Few photos from the forum ages of online gaming live in greater infamy than one of what appears to be a human duct taped to the ceiling of a dimly lit basement, his arms reaching out to lightly graze the keys of a Dell mechanical keyboard.
This weekend, I took Windows 10 to a LAN party. It was pretty great.
Online gaming may be the preferred form of multiplayer showdowns these days, but the LAN party still exists. They're grueling, caffeine-fueled affairs that can span multiple days, and intimidate the uninitiated. So here's everything you need to fit in.
You're a dork, a huge dork. And you should never be out-dorked by anyone, even your closest friends, even at a LAN party.
What you see above are Ledube bricks. Unplugged, they just look like abstract shapes in white. Clip them together and connect them up, however, and you have a pretty incredible light show. Video and more pics below.
Toshiba has upgraded and updated the Gigabeat T401. Now known as the T802, the slimline PMP now has wireless network connectivity, 8GB of flash memory, and claims 16 hours of MP3 playback or five hours' video use with WMV support. Price is $280, available in Japan from February 15. [Impress through Google Translate]
Oh LAN, it seems like it was only yesterday that your first commercial installation (ARCnet) was born at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. We must give thanks to Harry Pyle and that meatball sandwich he was eating for providing the inspiration behind ARCnet all those years ago. Enjoy it while you can old friend,…
Seriously, if you ever thought those around you doubted your supremacy in the nerdiverse, buying something called a "quiver" for your keyboard and mouse will settle the matter once and for all. It's no +2 Quiver of Plenty, but the $70 Dust-Off Keyboard Quiver, coming this October, may feel like one.
Updated: The Enryu T-53 "support dragon" has two powerful yellow claws at the end of each hydraulic arm, but, fear not, it's here to help. The 3-ton rescue vehicle is controlled either with joysticks or, à la Robot Jox, a system where the arms of the machine mimic the arms of the operator, though with slower…
The LAN Cordless DUALphone does triple duty, letting you make conventional cordless phone calls, talk on Skype and check your e-mail all in one handset that has a color display. It's good for eight hours of talk and 240 hours of standby on a charge, and will be available for providers and carriers after the end of…