2010 Digital Life snazzy Dream PC cost $10,000

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if money is no object, this could be the PC you would build. the Dream PC is an annual project undertaken by Digital Life to build a, er… snazzy Dream personal computer that has the latest hardware in it. the result is this lean, mean Dream machine that packs a six-cores Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition cooled by a Corsair Hydro H70 closed-top water-cooling system.

there’s no point in trying to narrate the goodies packed into it because i am too overwhelmed by it that i am lost for words. lets settle for a run down what lurks within the mean Coolermaster HAF X tower casing:

Main board: Gigabit X58A-UD09
RAM: 3 x Geil Evo Two GET312GB2000C9TC DDR3 rated at 2,000MHz with heat sinks (total 12GB of RAM)
Hard Drives: Crucial Real SSD 256GB, OCZ Revodrive X2 240GB SSD, Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
Optical: LG BH10 Blu-ray writer
Graphics: 3 x AMD Radeon HD6970 (from Sapphire, Gigabyte and AMD reference series)
Power Supply: Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1200w
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Steel series 7G keyboard and G700 5700dpi mouse
Display: Dell U3011 30-inch LCD (IPS panel)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (OEM)
Sound: Denon AVR-2311 AV amplifier and Jamo 102HCS6 home theater speakers

total cost: S$13,315 (approximately US$10,186).

one word: wow. life’s good when you have loads of money. unfortunately, the PC won’t last (i.e. not for sale, either). after it is built and showed off, it will be dismantled and all the parts return to their respective vendors. it is, after all, a test of what can be achieved when the best hardware comes together as one.

Digital Life is a regular supplement paper of the Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper. the weekly supplement gives reader insight to tech developments and news.

official licensed limited edition TRON XBOX 360 controller

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(image credit: PDP) Limited Edition XBOX 360 TRON Controller | US$49.99 | www.pdp.com

this is insane. the TRON fever has reached an incredible proportion. seriously, tell me what else isn’t TRON inspired now? you have everything ranging from replica Lightcycle bike to gaming mouse to headphones and now, console game controllers. this particular item is from Performance Designed Products or PDP for short. the Limited Edition XBOX 360 TRON Controller is a web exclusive and it’s only available from PDP. Continue reading official licensed limited edition TRON XBOX 360 controller

weight, monitor and share your stats with WiFi bathroom scale

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WiFi Bathroom Scale | £119.99 | www.firebox.com

WiFi and sharing are not limited to just electronic gadgets and social network sites. they have come to bathroom scale in the form of WiFi Bathroom Scales. what an apt name that tells what it does, isn’t it? this isn’t your average bathroom scale. this tempered-glass and aluminum bathroom scale is a digital scale that comes with back-lit digital display screen.

and it don’t just stop there. the scale automatically records your weight, fat mass and BMI (Body Mass Index) each time you weigh yourself. the scale then uses WiFi to send these informations to your computer or iPhone. alas, weighing has become much more complicated now that you can track the above mentioned results on a password protected website or from the free iPhone app. remember the sharing part? yea, you can even sync your results with Google Health or share them via email, Twitter or Facebook. that’s if you’re really proud of your stats. i probably won’t want to share my stats. i am too ashamed to do so.

though, i still can’t comprehend why should i be sharing my stats. nevertheless, welcome to the future of weighing. WiFi Bathroom Scales truly lets you see weighing in a different light. if you’re already stocked with the latest, technologically advanced gadgets and thinking about what’s next on the list. this could be it.

C-Water – water purification has never been this easy

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there are so much talk about solar energy, wind energy and i think it’s high time somebody starts thinking about water conservation – which is also an important resources that we can’t live without. with the ocean covering 70 percent of the earth, water purification could provide us with clean, drinking water from this abundant resource. not to mention, places that do not have access to clean drinking water.

at least this is what designer Chao Gao has in mind with the portable water recycle device, dubbed the C-Water. sea water, C-water. get it? or maybe not. it could be just a coincidence or simply means ‘see water’? nah. anyway, C-Water employs really simple method of distillation by means of evaporation.

the C-Water is a slim device and several of it can be combined together to create a larger C-Water system. power to the C-Water is bestowed by the sun. there’s not even a single electronic or battery involved. you couldn’t get anymore environmental friendly then this. C-Water is light weight enough to be able to float on any calm water surface.

the operation of the C-Water is completely idiot-proof, hence we wouldn’t want to bother elaborating how it works. just check out the images below. they are really, ridiculously simple and self-explanatory. basic science at work. however, there are no details on the rate of water purification at this point. from the little knowledge i had on science, it’s going to take quite a bit of time. then again, if you are out in the wild, this could be a life saver gadget.

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via Yanko Design

on sale now: futuristic high wheel bicycle for $3,600

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(image credit: YikeBike) YikeBike | US$3,595.00 | www.yikebike.com

the world was introduced to the YikeBike last year and for those who are still drooling over it, now you have the opportunity to own the YikeBike for a handsome sum of $3,595. constructed out of carbon fiber, this electric foldable bike weighs in at 10.8 kg and has a top speed of 23 km/h. not exactly fast but considering riding it without a handle upfront, it’s kind of er… scary. Continue reading on sale now: futuristic high wheel bicycle for $3,600

EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster

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(image credit: Hydronalix) Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard | from US$3,500.00 | hydronalix.com

rescuing distressed swimmers in the open water proves to be a daunting task. traditionally, beaches has lifeguards to swim out to the distressed swimmers, which might be a little too late. another alternative is to deploy jet ski, but jet ski is cumbersome to deploy and it also runs the risk of hitting the distressed swimmers. Continue reading EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster

leaked iPad Mini surfaced in Taiwan – real or bluff?

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(credit: screenshot by mike taken from Jimmy Lin’s blog post) Taiwanese pop star Jimmy Lin holding up both iPad and the “iPad mini”

how real is this? by now this news must have spread like wild fire. Jimmy Lin, a Taiwanese pop star published on his blog, a picture of him holding up an iPad and what looks like a mini iPad. nothing much was said except for the headline “new toy iPad mini”. if it’s legit, we are curious how it get it. whatever it is, if it’s another ‘lost prototype’, then i guess he will be hearing from Steve Jobs real soon.

Steve are you reading this? is it true? if it is true, can you let us in on some sneak-peek already?

via Akihabara News

Beer Bike puts a beer bar together with a bicycle

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what do you get when you put bicycle aficionados and beer-lover in the mix? a Beer Bike, of course. hand-built by Metrofiets Cargo Bikes, this Beer Bike has space to haul two full-size pressurized beer kegs under its wooden bar table, which, not surprisingly, comes with a pair of beer taps. Continue reading Beer Bike puts a beer bar together with a bicycle

Solar-powered clothing lets you charge up your gadgets

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(image credit: Silvrlining) Silvrlining GO Collection Clothing | from US$920.00 | www.silvrlining.com

we are familiar with solar-equipped backpack, portable speakers, portable chargers and tents. what about solar-equipped clothing? well, it has been talked about but until now, we have not actually seen any being commercially available. Silvrlining has just launched its GO collection which is a clothing line that has photovoltaic panels integrated with the clothes. Continue reading Solar-powered clothing lets you charge up your gadgets

no kidding: this iPhone and iPad stand was designed by an 11 year-old

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(image credit: DZDOCK) DZDOCK One | US$25.00 | www.dzdock.com

first of all, this isn’t a device dock. it is a stand that fits most portable touchscreen devices such as the iPad, iPhone, ebook readers et cetera. there’s no power to it, just a simple solid aluminum that’s perfectly balance to hold up your beloved devices.

designed by 11 year-old boy from Pennsylvania, USA, as a challenge by his dad with a phone as the bounty. it took little Dino 5 months to get to what DZDOCK One is today. well, what can i say, simple and functional. besides, if you decided to quit on certain devices and get another model or make, likely you can still use this stand.

the DZDOCK One comes in eight different colors and retails at $25.00.

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via Gizmag

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