Lenovo's laptop supports the IEEE 802.11n draft specification, which has a maximum speed of 540 Mbits/sec. Backward compatibility with existing Wi-Fi versions provides access until 802.11n access points become available. The PC's other wireless options include 3G WWAN3 on Cingular or Verizon networks, Bluetooth and Infrared. The 15.4-inch widescreen notebook weighs 5.1 lb and measures 1.1-inch thick. Its Core 2 Duo processor starts at 1.66 GHz.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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