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…It’s Things Thursday: Nimbus Cloud Computer?

Nimbus Cloud Computer

The Nimbus Cloud Computer “works like a PC” only it’s “better than a PC” because it’s free. Instead of paying for the Nimbus, you simply allow them to show you an ad while using the computer, and it pays for itself. If you don’t want the ad, you can also pay a monthly fee to use the Nimbus ad free, but where’s the fun in that?

    A Cloud Computer is a re-imagination of the idea of a computer. We think that an ordinary computer is too expensive, too complicated, and too much for what most people want to use a computer for. What we did is put all of the costly and complicated pieces of hardware and software into our data centers. You then use a smaller, simpler, much less expensive device that’s always connected to the internet to control your computer. We think this is a much better way for you to do just what you want with a computer.

The computer comes with a keyboard and mouse, and you simply provide a monitor and Internet access, and you’re on your way.

Is this the future of computing?

[Nimbus Cloud Computer]

[Via: Spark Plugging]

…Old laptops are good for something?

Old Laptop

When a laptop ages, it’s easy to ponder a replacement for the outdated machine.

However, with some new software, outside the box thinking, or hardcore hacking, an old laptop can also take on a new life as a server, a photo frame, a backup, and more.

If you’re interested, Lifehacker’s got the guide to turn your old machine into a new toy, so check out the list to see what you can do with yours.

[Lifehacker – Give An Old Laptop New Life with Cheap (Or Free) Projects]

…You can build your own 200 Dollar PC?

200 Dollar PC

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Paul Stamatiou’s 200 Dollar PC is an impressive piece of tech, and his now completed three part guide means that you can build your own as long as you can follow a relatively simple set of directions.

Specs include 1.2GHz of Intel Celeron power, 1GB of RAM, 250GB of hard drive, and a mini-ITX form factor to keep everything small and compact.

Uses include turning it into an NAS, a HTPC, a File Server, an Internet Termanal, an Art Piece, or anything else that you can think of, since for 200 big ones, you’re basically making a computer experiment.

What will you do with yours?

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 1]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 2]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 3]

…Hulk is a computer modder?

Hulk PCBelieve it or not, this Hulk figure is actually a fully functioning PC.

Features include an exposed motherboard, custom lighting, and full Hulk motion and sound.

It took the builder 14 months to create, and countless hours of hard work, but I think you’ll agree that it paid off, because this has got to be one of the most creative mods ever assembled.

[Fusion Mod – Hulk PC]

[Via: Gizmodo]