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Tag: Computer

Dad Finds New Use for CD-ROM Tray: Baby Rocker

Dad Finds New Use for CD-ROM Tray: Baby Rocker
Ah, the ol’ CD drive. It can read CDs. It can write on CDs. Idiots use it as a coaster and then call tech support if it stops working. And it can put babies to sleep.

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine
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 Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves

Logitech Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves
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.

DIY Asus Eee Keyboard: in Soviet Russia, You Make Your Own Computer

DIY Asus Eee Keyboard: in Soviet Russia, You Make Your Own Computer
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.

Halo Mimobot Flash Drives Defends Your Data From the Covenant

Halo Mimobot Flash Drives Defends Your Data From the Covenant
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.

The Future of Desktop Computing is Looking More and More Like Star Trek

The Future of Desktop Computing is Looking More and More Like Star Trek
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.”

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?
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.

Asus P6x58 Premium World’S First USB 3.0-Equipped Motherboard. Yes! Now We Can Plug in Our – Oh Wait.

Asus P6x58 Premium World’S First USB 3.0-Equipped Motherboard. Yes! Now We Can Plug in Our – Oh Wait.
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.

Ak-39 Wearable Keyboard: the Geek’S New Must-have Accessory

Ak-39 Wearable Keyboard: the Geek’S New Must-have Accessory
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.

USB Monitor From Samsung Liberates Macbook Users From Apple’S Stupid Ports &Amp; Adapters

USB Monitor From Samsung Liberates Macbook Users From Apple’S Stupid Ports &Amp; Adapters
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.

Ripple Look Compact Pc Hangs Out Just About Anywhere

Ripple Look Compact Pc Hangs Out Just About Anywhere
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.

Colorware Brings the Black Macbook Back, but It’S Gonna Cost You

Colorware Brings the Black Macbook Back, but It’S Gonna Cost You
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.

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug
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).

USB Octopus Hub: a Long Time Coming

USB Octopus Hub: a Long Time Coming
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 Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish

Elgato Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish
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.

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?
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.

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