Quirky PowerCurl MacBook Power Cord Wrap Review

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One of the most frustrating things about my MacBook Pro is the power adapter. I am often an all-day user of my MacBook Pro, and so I generally work while plugged in. Of course, that means I’m always carrying my AC adapter when I’ve got my MacBook Pro with me.

I have stowed the AC adapter and cords in several ways over the years. From neatly rolling up the cord to doing the cord-around-the-power-brick method and various combinations of the two. I’ve never found a way that I love and I have seen cables fray and tear away from the power brick, which results in purchasing an expensive replacement.

When I saw the Quirky PowerCurl, I figured I would give it a shot for only $9.99. The concept looks great and mostly works well. [Read more…]

New Apple Mac Pro Priced at $2,999

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Apple’s new cylindrical design Mac Pro will come in at a tidy $2999 for the base model, which is honestly somewhat less than most of the professionals in the market for a new Mac Pro thought it would be after the powerhouse was teased back in the summer. The base model is equipped with a 3.7GHz Quad-Core Xeon E5 processor, while the high-end model starts out with a 3.5GHz 6-Core Xeon E5. [Read more…]

Florida’s Legislature May Have Banned All Smartphones and Computers

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Oops. Florida pass a law with the intent of banning Internet cafes due to the illegal gambling that occurred in some of them. Over 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down when the law was passed.

The problem, however, happens to be that the plain language of the law appears to ban all smartphones and computers. The law defines slot machines as “any machine or device or system or network of devices” that can be used in a game of chance. Accordingly, the definition of slot machine is likely too broad to pass Constitutional muster and, if the Internet cafe owners who have sued the State of Florida convince a judge of the same, the law would be struck down as overly broad.

[via Yahoo]

Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro Notebook Cyber Monday Deal

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B&H has the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ for $1,599.95.  This is not the Retina model, but still a solid deal on a great MacBook Pro.  There is a limited number, so act fast.  Head over to B&H for the deal.

Product Highlights

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1GB Graphics
  • 15.4″ LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1400 x 900 Native Resolution
  • Slot-Loading SuperDrive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Built-in Microphone
  • May Ship with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
  • Free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion (where not included) valid until 01/30/13