What You MegaTech Missed: Steampunk Madness

We post so much great stuff every week, it’s easy to miss a story or two. That’s why we highlight some of the more interesting articles every Sunday. Here’s what might have flown under your radar.

Shown above is the amazing Steampunk laptop designed by Richard “Doc” Nagy. This is quite the amazing creation, partly because he’s able to fully capture the Steampunk aesthetic, but even more impressively because it really works as a laptop.

Check out the attention to detail. You turn it on with a key. When closed, it looks like an old tome, only the see-through windows reveal dials and other tiddly-bits. This is one incredible piece of geek art and should be appreciated as such.

What You MegaTech Missed: Steampunk Madness

There were many highlights that came out of Computex Taipei 2011. While I was over there in Taiwan, I saw the unveiling of the Asus Padfone, for example. Over at the Intel booth, though, I saw a tablet that might be even more interesting.

It’s called the Evolve III Maestro and it’s a convertible tablet that is capable of triple booting three different operating systems. Choose from Windows, Android, and Meego. It’s for the discerning tablet user who just can’t decide. The giant kickstand on the side is an added bonus.

What You MegaTech Missed: Steampunk Madness

You know what else happened this month? Perhaps the biggest video game conference of the year! Dylan breaks it down and let’s us know who won E3 2011.

As a super quick summary, each of the big three tried to come forward with some intriguing console news and let’s just say that one of them fell short of the other two. You’ve surely heard about how Sony has decided to rename the NGP to the PlayStation Vita and how the new generation PSP is going to be priced at just $250, right?

Or how about Nintendo’s successor to the hugely popular Wii that is now waning in popularity? The Wii U lived up to expectations, offering a massive controller that embeds a massive 6.2-inch touchscreen, along with Classic Controller-inspired classic controls. That can’t possibly be cheap, which has usually been Nintendo’s M.O. for new home consoles (relative to the competition).

What You MegaTech Missed: Steampunk Madness

Last and certainly not least, we have your safety and convenience on our minds. You don’t need to go out and buy a brand new car to have brand new car features. Check out the OnStar FMV Car Mirror.


It’s exactly what you think it is. This rearview mirror will replace the one on your old clunker, giving you all sorts of OnStar functionality normally reserved for new GM vehicles. This includes automatic crash response, turn-by-turn directions, and one button access to emergency services. You don’t get remote door unlock, as that would require much more wiring, but this is quite the upgrade for your ’92 Sunfire, don’t you think?

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