The security dog training firm Tactical Detection K9 has an unorthodox and cute way to find all the thumb drives and microSD cards you’ve misplaced. The company recently started training dogs that can find storage devices by scent.
Looking for a way to charge that NES-style Bluetooth gamepad on the go? Check out Columbus Circle’s external battery, which looks just like the Nintendo Famicom controller. Even though it can’t be used as a controller its buttons appear to be clickable.
Ever wonder why SD cards are dirt cheap? At the 2013 Chaos Computer Congress, a hacker going by the moniker Bunnie recently revealed part of the reason: “In reality, all flash memory is riddled with defects — without exception.” But that tidbit is nothing compared to the point of his presentation, in which he and fellow hacker Xobs revealed that SD cards and other flash storage formats contain programmable computers.
Proof that it’s still very much loved, a micro SD card adapter was recently made available for Sega’s last console. The adapter makes use of the Dreamcast’s serial port and comes with a boot disk, letting users run a plethora of emulators, homebrew games as well as play xvid video files and music.
Get it? Thanko’s neat pen and SD card reader combo can accommodate up to 4 SD or MMC cards in its slim 0.6″ x 0.6″ x 6″ frame. And if you really want to look like a dork, just keep your memory cards on the pen all the time.