Watch a Bunch of Computer Parts Somehow Sing That Gotye Song

I don't know if I'm more sick of this Gotye song or that Call Me Maybe song (though Gangnam Style is quickly catching up to both of them) but this is actually pretty freaking cool: a bunch of old computer parts—hardrives, scanners, etc—combine to sing the song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye. » 9/29/12 3:00am 9/29/12 3:00am

Sixties Pop Sounds Best When It's Covered By a Band of Computers

Everyone knows being in a band is cool. But what's cooler is making your own band out of old computer parts and then getting it to play a note-prefect version of The Animals' House Of The Rising Sun. » 12/05/11 6:20am 12/05/11 6:20am

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

What the Heck Was a Comptometer?

This 1942 ad for a comptometer is just perfect because first of all, I had no idea what a comptometer was (a mechanical calculator, basically) and second, the spec sheet is wonderful: no glare dials, elimination of non-essential zeroes, and a "Keystroke Censor." » 2/12/11 11:00am 2/12/11 11:00am

Oldest Working "Computer" to Be Rebuilt Sans Windows 7, Dual Core or…

Alright that thing looks like a crapload of old wires and tubes, but it could turn into the world's oldest working stored program computer if England's National Museum of Computing in Bletchley can raise the funds to reboot it. » 9/04/09 5:30pm 9/04/09 5:30pm