Here's How to Rip Apart a Computer and Melt the Circuit Boards for Gold…

Screw the stock market, screw cash monies, I'm putting everything I have in gold. And you know where you can pan for gold these days? Your old computer. There's always been tiny traces of gold (some as thinner than human hair) on the circuit boards. Just rip 'em and melt 'em for a gold nugget. » 8/22/11 9:20pm 8/22/11 9:20pm

Nvidia's Nforce Chipset Is Dead in the Water

I used an Nvidia Nforce-based motherboard in the first computer I ever built, so I'm a little sad to see that Nvidia's freezing all development on their Nforce chipset because of licensing issues with Intel, primarily over whether or not Nvidia's license covers chipsets for Nehalem-based processors. Nvidia's not… » 10/08/09 9:29am 10/08/09 9:29am

Motherboard Walls Add That Special Something To Your Next Remodeling…

These are the walls of a Human-Computer Interaction Institute lab at Carnegie Mellon, and as you can see, they provide plenty of opportunities to create such interactions on the fly when you snag your sweater on some spiky solder leads or that ZIF socket handle. Chris Harrison, a PhD student, bought old motherboards… » 8/13/08 9:30am 8/13/08 9:30am

VIA's Tiny Pico-ITX Motherboards Get Even Smaller

The Pico-ITX motherboards were already small, but they are getting another downgrade in size thanks to the EPIA PX5000EG—a 500MHz board that can be cooled without the bulky fan—which helps bring the form factor down to a minuscule 3.9" x 2.8." As you might have guessed, the drop in processor speed from 1GHz means that… » 5/14/08 2:46pm 5/14/08 2:46pm