What You MegaTech Missed: Lego, SocMed, Back-to-Front

We like Lego. We’ve seen the minifigs turned into flashlights and Lego sets for all sorts of Star Wars madness. What if you could use Lego… to make more Lego?

Resident Lego enthusiast Beth has unearthed what could be the coolest contraption ever: a Lego-making machine that is actually made of Lego bricks. That’s pretty amazing. The bad news is that you can’t really buy it, since it’s free… but they have a very limited supply and you’ve got to go all the way to Denmark at the LEGO factory tour to get one.

What You MegaTech Missed: Lego, SocMed, Back-to-Front

On a much more serious note, I recently provided my perspective on the riots in Vancouver that followed game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. The single biggest difference between this year and the riots in 1994 is the rise of the Internet in general and social media specifically.

In fact, it is through social media that we have been able to bring some of the scumbag rioters to justice. Last I heard, over 100 arrests have been made and over one million photos have been submitted to the Vancouver Police Department.

Social media is also how we were able to identify the kissing couple and organize the cleanup efforts that came together the following day. Who knew? Facebook can be useful.

What You MegaTech Missed: Lego, SocMed, Back-to-Front

We’d like to welcome Michael Lim the newest addition to the MegaTechNews family. He comes by way of Taipei, so you know that he has his finger on the pulse of technology.

In one of his first posts on this site, he tells us about the new Intel ULV Core i5 and Core i7 processors that are meant to compete against AMD Fusion. They may be low voltage, but they’re packing plenty of punch.

In fact, there’s word that the upcoming Asus UX21 ultraportable notebook could boast one of these new processors and do it for less than a grand. Bump up to Turbo Boost and you’ve got yourself a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 with 4MB of L3 cache. Yowza!

What You MegaTech Missed: Lego, SocMed, Back-to-Front

Dylan very proudly flaunts around in Disappointmentville, USA with his HTC Droid Incredible. He loves Google Android and he loves the wealth of apps available through Android Market.

He’s written more than one time already on some of the apps that he’s using, but he figured it’s time for another update on the Android apps he uses every day. I don’t know about you, but I use data-based apps on my smartphone way more than just regular old voice!

Dylan is much the same, reading e-books with Aldiko, playing crossword puzzles with Shortyz, and streaming South Park with the Netflix mobile app. Do you have a favorite app that you think Dylan is missing? Be sure to let him know by commenting on his post!

What You MegaTech Missed: Lego, SocMed, Back-to-Front

Last and certainly not least, we have computer guru James White highlighting the new PC-A05FN computer case from Lian Li. This case is all business with its remarkably clean lines, but it comes with something very unique.

It has back to front cooling. That’s pretty nifty, especially since the back of your computer case can oftentimes be wedged up against a wall or the back of your desk. By going to the front, I’d imagine ventilation is better. Key specs include three 3.5″ and two 2.5″ HDDs mounts, eight tool-less PCI brackets, one USB 3.0 port up front (plus one USB 2.0 port), and support for ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards.

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