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It's already evident that most Apple computers aren't designed with do-it-yourself repairs in mind, but the new MacBook takes that inaccessibility to a new level. The crew at iFixit has torn down the ultra-slim machine, and it's clear that Apple took away a lot of repair options in its quest to sq...

April 15th 2015 at 11:21am 0 Comments
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More Info Intel enters mini-computer fray with Core i5-powered NUC Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-system bares it all for IDF (hands-on video) Intel's NUC mini-PC internals exposed, available for around $300 in early December The name says it all. Late last year, Intel quietly introduced...

March 23rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The proprietors of fighting game fan site Shoryuken posed an interesting question to its community recently: Can you design a functional fight stick for playing StarCraft 2? It appears you can.The winning design – as demonstrated by "Mauricio" in the video above – sports a modded Ultras...

July 3rd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Most ultra-compact, fanless PCs are intended for the embedded market -- that is, not for the proletariat to tinker with directly. VIA's no stranger to serving that crowd, but it's making a point of addressing home users who want this class of PC for DIY projects, like home media servers, with the...

May 31st 2012 at 9:42am 0 Comments
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The Thermaltake Level 10 GT PC case is quite a sight on its own, but it's also proven to be popular among case modders, who have taken things to some considerable extremes in the past year. One of the most impressive to date is this so-called AzTtec mod by bit-tech.net member dmcgrath, who's ditche...

March 29th 2012 at 5:24am 0 Comments
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That VE-900 mini-ITX kit still too big for you, eh? Then check out VIA's latest pico-ITX alternative: the ARTiGO 1150 DIY nettop. It improves on last year's 1100 model with a dual-core Eden X2 processor clocked at 1GHz and a VX900H media system processor for accelerated decoding of video up to 10...

November 23rd 2011 at 1:06am 0 Comments
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Nintendo Entertainment Systems have proven to be fertile ground for the DIY community -- purses, guitars, and belt buckles are just a sampling of the more unusual NES mods out there. We've also seen our share of NES PCs, and now an enterprising Finn going by the name Ana-5000 has crammed a fully-fl...

March 2nd 2011 at 3:52am 0 Comments
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Truly epic casemods grace the humble pages of Engadget from time to time, but here's a spoonful of liquid awesome you might actually be able to try. Using an off-the-shelf fan controller, servo motor and Arduino board, plus some water-cut styrene parts he farmed out to an online shop, user SXRguyi...

October 12th 2010 at 7:31am 0 Comments

Because of that, his instructions get a little technical (he actually replaced the innards rather than just trying to fit a Mac mini in there or something similarly easy). So this isn't a very good project for a first-timer for sure. But if you've got a little DIY experience, or just want to see wh...

March 8th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments