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LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly

LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly
We’ve featured a Bluetooth-based program that automatically locks Windows PCs when the user walks away. Here’s another approach to automatically locking a computer. While the Bluetooth-based program relied on proximity, Didier Stevens’ program LockIfNotHot works in conjunction with an IR thermometer to detect changes in the surrounding temperature.…

The Human Body in Html and PHP

The Human Body in Html and PHP
The DNA from all of the cells in the human body is 45,000,000,000 miles long. But it seems that if we were digitized, our code would only be a page long, including the detail about our shoes and, uhm, a tattoo on our right leg: Looking at the code, I…
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Spock’S Monitor Location is Illogical

Spock’S Monitor Location is Illogical
Today’s computer use pro-tip is brought to you by Star Trek. This was made by a commenter on xADAMx‘s blog, after the latter posted the original reminder, which he saw in one of the bathrooms of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Check out the blog to see the original picture…

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?
I like high tech stuff that is easy to use and looks sort of like magic. Such is the case with the new Slurp device that turned up today. It’s a squeezy dropper that has some tech gear grafted onto it.…

What Your Email Address Says About You

What Your Email Address Says About You
Email has come a long way since its inception. This great infographic from the guys over at The Oatmeal pokes fun at different types of addresses and stereotypes its users. Way back when I started using email daily, it was through a Unix terminal at school. Then, when I had…

Google Integrates Virtual Keyboard to Search: τρομερός!

Google Integrates Virtual Keyboard to Search: τρομερός!
Recently, the nerds at Google had a minor eureka: not all languages use the same alphabet, and yet a large number of personal computers are equipped with keyboards that feature the Latin alphabet, which is the one used by the English language. To address this problem, there is now a…

Pq Labs’ Itable Gets a Touch of Warcraft

Pq Labs’ Itable Gets a Touch of Warcraft
It turns out that Microsoft doesn’t have a monopoly on supersized multitouch goodness  – PQ Labs is hawking their  iTable, aka Multi-touch G³. Contrary to its name, it supports not only OS X, but Windows 2000 through Windows 7 as well.…

Thanko Raremono: the World’S First USB Shortwave Radio?

Thanko Raremono: the World’S First USB Shortwave Radio?
Thanko has just released what they claim is the world’s first USB shortwave radio, which also picks up AM and FM radio waves. It’s a neat-looking device that simply plugs into your computer. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to shortwave radio on your computer or laptop, this is the…

Pqi Cool Drive U360: Data Theft – I Mean Transfer – Made Easy

Pqi Cool Drive U360: Data Theft – I Mean Transfer – Made Easy
I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly done my fair share of plugging in a flash drive to and fro between computers to copy files, which is why I can’t believe I haven’t heard of PQI’s Cool Drive U360. It’s a flash drive that can also act as a…

Mnemosyne: $10,000 Aluminum USB Drive: One of the Most Ridiculously Expensive Useless Pieces of Sh*T I have Ever Seen in My Enti

Mnemosyne: $10,000 Aluminum USB Drive: One of the Most Ridiculously Expensive Useless Pieces of Sh*T I have Ever Seen in My Enti
A Japanese company called solidalliance has come up with Mnemosyne, an aluminum cube that holds an otherwise ordinary 16GB flash drive inside. But it’s not that simple: the cube is actually a puzzle. It’s made of smaller pieces that you have to slide apart before you can get to the…

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,…

Hp Photosmart Printer has Its Own App Store: Print-a-Fart Apps Anyone?

Hp Photosmart Printer has Its Own App Store: Print-a-Fart Apps Anyone?
HP recently introduced their latest printer called Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web (henceforth called PSPWTSW), a name which if stripped of marketing speak actually reveals the printer’s capabilities: it’s a photo printer (actually it’s an all-in-one) with a 4.33″ touchscreen, and it can connect to the web via WiFi. What…

Handmade Frog and Duck USB Flash Disks (Just Don’T Drop ‘Em in a Pond)

Handmade Frog and Duck USB Flash Disks (Just Don’T Drop ‘Em in a Pond)
The gadgets that Brando sells are often weird but they’re mostly affordable. GeekStuff4U has it the other way around: slightly weird gadgets that really hurt the pockets. Case in point: handmade frog and duck USB flash disks. Why? I mean, sure, they look nice, but… Why? Okay I must admit,…

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style
Newly formed company Smartfish Technologies teamed up with the New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to come up with a wireless mouse designed to prevent and alleviate wrist strain. The result? A bobblehead mouse. Well, not exactly but the TRU:MOTION mouse’s “thing” is that it pivots and conforms to…

Polonium, Oxygen, Phosphorus Mousepad: Now That’S a Deadly Mixture

Polonium, Oxygen, Phosphorus Mousepad: Now That’S a Deadly Mixture
Breaking news: chemists have stumbled upon the recipe of doom: Polonium, Oxygen and Phosphorus, or PoOP. Problem is, the price stinks: the PoOP mousepad sells for $16 USD at Mousepad Warehouse. There’s no way I’m paying $16 for a mousepad. And it doesn’t even mention the deadlier Sulfur Hydrogen Iodine…

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You

Neatdesk High-Speed Document Scanner: for the Oc in You
The Neatdesk scanner from The Neat Company is touted as a digital filing cabinet. Thanks to its unique three-slot tray, Neatdesk can “scan up to 10 receipts, biz cards and standard-size documents in a single batch.” And if you have documents printed in A4-sized paper, just remove the tray and…
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