The man in the picture below is UC San Diego Computer Science Ph.D. student Stephen Checkoway. In his hands is a printout that proves that his team’s “return-oriented programming” exploit was successfully able to steal votes from a Sequoia AVC Advantage electronic voting machine.
Logitech makes perfect use of wireless USB technology with their Unifying technology, which connects up to 6 compatible mice and keyboards (made by Logitech of course) to a computer using only a single, tiny receiver. It’s an awesome way to free up USB ports on your laptop, but obviously desktop users can also save space and eliminate clutter with this setup.
In Soviet Russia, you don’t wait for ASUS to release – no. In Soviet Russia, you make do with an old – no. In Soviet Russia, my jokes work. Anyway… A Russian geek stuffed the innards of an Eee PC 900 into a Sven Multimedia EL 4002 (pdf) keyboard.
The Master Chief MIMOBOT isn’t a towering 7-footer with a 700 lb. armor like his video game counterpart, but he can store data. Like, up to 8 GB. And he has a huge head.
As you can see, Blue and Red Spartans have also enlisted to protect your spreadsheets and documents.
Microsoft’s “top research and strategy officer” Craig Mundie demoed various flashy & functional future tech that the company believes will be an integral part of the future desktop computing experience. Mundie’s demo included “hologram-like videoconferencing, a virtual digital assistant, and multiple surface computers, along with voice-, touch- and gesture-recognition technology.”
A recent Sky News exposé gives PC repair shops a bad name. A really, really bad name. Sky News conducted a test of 6 repair shops in London. They intentionally broke a laptop by loosening a memory chip – a problem whose solution is just the reverse: put it back firmly in place.
ASUSTeK, pioneers of the underpowered tiny computer revolution, is in the forefront again, and this time around they’ve got me excited: the Asus P6X58 Premium motherboard is the world’s first motherboard to be equipped with NEC’s USB 3.0-certified chipset.
iKey’s AK-39 military-grade wearable keyboard is built to operate in “very harsh electromagnetic interference (EMI) environments”, as well as provide an interface that allows for one-armed typing. It also has a backlight that is compatible with night vision technology.
Samsung unveiled the LD220 USB monitor at the recent World IT Show in Korea. I’m pretty sure that the monitor has its own power supply, but still, you won’t have to worry about video cards or adapters with this bad boy thanks to its USB DisplayLink connection.
Looking for a PC that won’t take up much space on your desktop? The new Ripple LOOK PC is definitely one of the nicer looking small form factor computers I’ve seen.
The Korean-built compact Ripple LOOK PC measures in at just 215mm x 235mm x 69mm (appx.
When it comes to their laptops, Apple has a bit of a sadistic side, adding neat features only to take them away soon after. For example, the Firewire port was a staple of the polycarbonate Macbooks, and then it was removed from the first Unibody 13.3″ Macbooks, only to be returned in the new 13.3″ Macbook (semi)Pros.
This weensy little computer is so small that you might accidentally misplace it if you’re not careful.
The oddly-named Marvell Sheevaplug (I think I went to college with him) is about the size of your average gadget’s power adapter, but it actually contains a complete computer (sans video output).
While everyone (mostly Brando) was going crazy making all sorts of gadget designs like panda paper shredders and white bread wrist rests, the obvious connection between the multi-tentacled octopus and anything that has to do with wires or cords remained untapped.
Elgato’s EyeTV Sat captures DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite transmissions and enables playback on a computer, allowing you to record, export and even share recorded broadcasts over a network of computers. As long as you have a satellite dish.
After the arguably unnecessary rejection of the Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone, Technologizer‘s Harry McCracken – whose last name would be much cooler if it ended with an exclamation point: McCracken! (and started with Zak) – decided to pit the iconic Commodore 64 with the future Hall of Famer, the iPhone 3GS, just for the heck of it.