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Tag: Drive

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying
What fun are toy cars if you can’t smash them together and cause little car crashes? These new r/c cars encourage reckless driving by sending their occupants into the sky when they hit. No airbags here, just flying little men, spiraling through the air to an untimely demise.

Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank

Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank
(Sub)urban warfare has a new face, and it goes by the name of Paintball Panzer. The pint-sized tank has a turret-mounted paintball gun which lets you fire rounds of paint ammo while keeping you safe and sound from the tomatoes and eggs which may be thrown at you in return.
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Best Hard Disk Clock Ever

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever
In my travels, I’ve seen a few clocks made from old hard drives. They’re typically made by stripping out the guts of an old hard drive, slapping a cheap $2 clock mechanism through the platters, then call it a day.

USB Penguin Flash Drives Not Just for Linux Users

USB Penguin Flash Drives Not Just for Linux Users
While the flightless, aquatic avian may have come to symbolize the Linux operating system, Windows and Mac users don’t have to feel left out thanks to these fun penguin USB flash memory drives. Just like real penguins, they wear tiny striped scarves, and their heads flip open to reveal a USB connector (at least that’s what I thought I heard during my marine biology class).

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot
A while back I had a very popular post about Plen, a little bipedal humanoid robot who happened to be able to rollerskate. While that was all for show, this robot actually skates around as one of its primary methods of locomotion.

USB Badge Drive: an Identity Thief’S Dream

USB Badge Drive: an Identity Thief’S Dream
If you’ve got to wear an ID card around your neck for your job, why not put it to some use with this badge holder that’s also a portable storage device. Just plug your SD, SDHC, MMC, Mini SD, RS MMC or MicroSD/T-Flash memory card into the badge and you’ll be able to carry your data wherever you go.

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment
Etsy shop Dummberry is cranking out these fun USB flash memory sticks using little toy cars to hold in the drives. San Diego artist Becky G. and her husband are currently offering a handful of retro car designs, including the 256MB Classic Low Rider, 1GB Muscle HOTTRod and the 1GB Blazin’ Green Machine.

USB Drives Look Like Tiny Baked Goods

USB Drives Look Like Tiny Baked Goods
It seems like I can’t go a week without running across some ridiculous flash memory drives inspired by something completely unrelated to computing. Today’s special: these Freshly Baked USB Drives, featuring enough carbs to make Dr.

Kingmax Super Stick: World’s Smallest Flash Drive

Kingmax Super Stick: World’s Smallest Flash Drive
These new USB flash memory drives from Kingmax are just a tiny bit larger than a paper clip. Measuring just 34 x 12.4 x 2.2mm and weighing in just 1 gram, the Kingmax Super Stick claims the current title of “world’s smallest” flash drive.

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb
I’m having enough trouble just climbing skyscrapers on foot in the Xbox 360 action-shooter Crackdown. This amazing clip by gaming die hard 007craft shows off how you can actually climb an Agency Tower while driving in an SUV.

Hard Disk Drive Swallows Itself

Hard Disk Drive Swallows Itself
Here’s an odd one from Hong Kong importer Brando. It’s an external hard disk enclosure that looks exactly like an internal hard drive. The drive enclosure is literally a large mock version of a hard drive that you can place any 2.5-inch IDE drive inside of, and connects to your PC or Mac via a USB 2.0 port.

The End of the Hard Disk: Solid State Drives Hit 160gb

The End of the Hard Disk: Solid State Drives Hit 160gb
This week, Adtron announced the availability of a new solid state drive (SSD) that’s capable of storing a record-breaking 160GB in its flash memory. The drive will be available in IDE and Serial ATA version. As storage size is rapidly approaching that of decent-sized hard drives, it would seem that these drives are really the future of computer storage.
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