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Tag: Computing

Nexcopy 60-Port USB Duplicator: Data Processing En Masse in a Flash

Nexcopy 60-Port USB Duplicator: Data Processing En Masse in a Flash
Geared towards schools and businesses, Nexcopy’s modular 60-port USB duplicator is a Windows-based device that allows for quick and easy data distribution. It’s perfect for making a ton of copies of Linux distros, or perhaps copying student submissions in one go.

Pheonix Freeze: Empowering Lazy-Ass Computer Users All Over the World.

Pheonix Freeze: Empowering Lazy-Ass Computer Users All Over the World.
Currently in beta, Phoenix Freeze is a program that allows users to use thie Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones as “keys” to their computers. After pairing your computer with your phone, Phoenix Freeze will automatically lock the computer as you go away from the computer, and it will unlock the computer as you go nearer.
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Blaster USB Hub: 4 Ports in Disguise

Blaster USB Hub: 4 Ports in Disguise
This Blaster 4-port USB hub is a minor fail. I mean, it’s cool that it transforms into a laptop (which you can then connect to a real laptop); it’s just that Blaster doesn’t transform into a laptop.

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player
Fresh off the docks – or however gadgets are shipped from China – this slightly weird but nonetheless useful device, a HDD enclosure with a built-in media player. The aluminum enclosure is compatible with 3.5″ SATA drives and even has a built-in fan to ensure your hard disk stays (relatively) cool.

3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Raid: Why? Why Not?

3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Raid: Why? Why Not?
Welcome to the latest edition of Why? Why not?, where we look at concepts and creations that exist for no real reason. Yes folks, I’m talking about products of democracy, of free will, and most of all of too much free time.

Mvix Nubbin 802.11n Wifi Adapter: Small Size, Small Price

Mvix Nubbin 802.11n Wifi Adapter: Small Size, Small Price
I love pocket-sized gadgets – I like to think of my PSP as cargo pants-pocket sized – but recently we’ve seen stuff that could fit in your pocket’s pocket, if it had one. Here we have yet another pocket-pocket-sized device, the appropriately named Nubbin from MvixUSA.

16-Port USB Hub: That Enough for You?

16-Port USB Hub: That Enough for You?
If the Mac Mini’s 5 USB ports are still somehow not enough for your needs (and you don’t have one of these), then get one of these bad boys. As you can see, you can connect this multi-ported monstrosity to 2 computers, but they can only access the hub one at a time.

Brando Cockroach Necklace Flash Drive: Who Wants to Wear One?

Brando Cockroach Necklace Flash Drive: Who Wants to Wear One?
Brando, producer of gadgets that are mostly devoid of sense, is at it again with their latest flash drive, the “jewel bug necklace flash drive.” Look at all the shiny plastic. Brando is kind enough to include a chain so that you can make a necklace with the bug as its pendant, although why anyone would do so is beyond me.

Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here

Ars Technica Flash Drive Roundup: No Surprises Here
It doesn’t take a genius to predict that over time, gadgets will be cheaper compared to their predecessors, and they’ll have improved performance as well. And that’s basically what Ars Technica’s 5-page 2009 flash drive roundup reveals: today’s flash drives are cheaper and perform better compared to the ones available in 2005.

Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda

Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda
From Active Media Products – the folks who make the Obama Drive – comes another gimmicky storage device, the Panda flash drive. But at least this time it’s for a cause: 5% of the flash drive’s retail price goes to the panda-loving World Wildlife Fund.

Pyramid-Shaped Computer Case: Pointy, Pointy

Pyramid-Shaped Computer Case: Pointy, Pointy
What shape do you associate with style? Scimitar Computers claim that pyramids = hip & stylish, and so they’re claiming that their handmade pyramid-shaped computer cases are “the solution to the conundrum of how to be a computer nerd and hip and stylish at the same time.”

Seagate Replica: the Most Appropriately-Named Gadget in the World

Seagate Replica: the Most Appropriately-Named Gadget in the World
Seagate recently announced their take on Apple’s Time Machine + Time Capsule combo: an external hard drive that provides effortless automated backups. The backup device is called Replica, which is both what it makes and also what it is.

LEGO Flash Drives Make Losing Your Data a Snap

LEGO Flash Drives Make Losing Your Data a Snap
You’ve probably seen EagleTec’s Nano flash drive, a gadget that redefines “Nano” in terms of gadget size. The iPod Nano’s nanoness cannot compare to the EagleTec Nano’s. What could possibly be more awesome than a tiny flash drive?

This Flash Drive Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds: Fujitsu Working on Flash Drive That Can Auto-Erase Data

This Flash Drive Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds: Fujitsu Working on Flash Drive That Can Auto-Erase Data
Wanna know who fills the hardware needs of covert operatives? Fujitsu. The company will deny it of course, but the sharp eyes over at GetUSB just released some top-secret info regarding Fujitsu’s prototype USB flash drive that can erase the data it contains after a set amount of time, or if someone attempts to copy or transfer the data to an “unauthorized workstation or server”.

Give Your Living Room a Reset With the Ctrl Alt Del Pillows

Give Your Living Room a Reset With the Ctrl Alt Del Pillows
Ah, good old Ctrl+Alt+Del: it’s the Heimlich Maneuver of PCs. It’s a key combination used so often one wonders why there’s no single CtrlAltDel button yet for quick resets. And then one realizes that such a button already exists and that it is called the power switch.

Logitech Marble Mouse: It’S Cheap, It’S Comfortable, Looks Like a Baby Robot, and It’S Actually a Trackball

Logitech Marble Mouse: It’S Cheap, It’S Comfortable, Looks Like a Baby Robot, and It’S Actually a Trackball
If you have a small computer desk, it would be better if you used a trackball instead of an ordinary mouse. Says the guy who still uses a 3-inch mouse. Anyway. Apparently trackballs are very comfortable and can greatly reduce the strain on your wrist.
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