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'Jurassic Park' velociraptor cage for sale on eBay

The velociraptors from "Jurassic Park" may not be entirely accurate, but they certainly made an impression. In fact, they are the single most terrifying reptile we've ever seen in a film (including Godzilla). Now you can buy your very own piece of velociraptor prehistory -- if you have around $100,000 to spare.

The original prop used in the opening scene of the 1993 film is apparently up for sale on eBay from a seller called Theme Park Connection, which specializes in purchasing and reselling original film props.

The crate itself comes with a full-size velociraptor prop, according to the item's condition report, which notes that the set is in a state of disrepair and would make for a great restoration project. … Read more

The 404 1,414: Where a podcast is just a story we tell ourselves (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Google reportedly acquires AI company DeepMind for $400M.

- Here's how you can vastly increase the number of shows and movies viewable to you on Netflix.

- And who says eSports competitions aren't heated?

- The velociraptor cage from "Jurassic Park" is for sale on eBay.… Read more

The 404 1,247: Where we hop in the ball pit with Emily Dreyfuss (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Hi-fi reviews based purely on the feel of the knob .

- Which celebrities can you pay to message on Facebook?

- Can you bully a celebrity? Short answer: no.

- How the hell do you pronounce GIF anyway?

- Follow Emily Dreyfuss on Twitter.… Read more

WD adds USB 3.0 and high-speed HDD to Mac external storage solutions

WD has just upgraded its storage solutions for Macs on both USB and Thunderbolt fronts.

The storage vendor today announced its first USB 3.0-based portable drives for Macs, the My Passport for Mac, and a new Thunderbolt drive, the My Book VelociRaptor Duo.

Apart from USB 3.0, the My Passport for Mac also increases the capacity to 2TB while remaining compact and portable. The reason WD waited until now to release a Mac portable drive that supports USB 3.0 is because USB 3.0 has just been added to the new version of the MacBook Pro and … Read more

Check out the Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor 500

Don't think a pickup truck has much get up and go? Here's the 501hp Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor 500 doing 97 mph in a quarter mile.

John Hennessey is at the wheel of a 2010 VelociRaptor. With the high performance upgrade, the truck has 520 lb-ft of torque, a full stainless-steel exhaust, and custom tuning.

According to the Hennessey Performance Web site, only 100 of these trucks will be made.

WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm hard drive for $199 at Best Buy

Believe it or not, the speed of your hard drive can affect your entire computer. No matter how fast your CPU or video card are, or how much RAM your rig carries, it won't do you any good if your hard drive spins at a paltry 5,400rpm. If you are ripping your audio CDs or squeezing the highest number of frames per second in video games, a fast hard drive can make all the difference. Best Buy has Western Digital's VelociRaptor 300GB hard drive on sale for $199. That's $50 off the regular price. This baby … Read more

Inside CNET Labs 9: Pimpin' ain't easy, but fishing apparently is

I was not prepared for this episode, but Dong forced me to do it (ahem!) today...So, if we seem off, blame Dong and Vietnam of course. Today we get some "awesome" details on Eric's trip to Minneapolis and Dong's new exciting hard drives! Also, why the Olympics depress Dong (he's sensitive) and some other random craps.

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