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PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available
Some games on the PC are best played with the mouse and keyboard. However, some games really need a game controller. Games that have flying or driving in them are best done with a gamepad. If you have an Xbox One game system, drivers have now launched that will let…

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You
I’m usually good about keeping my gear out of harm’s way, but in the last month, I smashed two smartphone screens. I guess it caught up with me, which is probably one of the reasons why a ruggedized tablet makes sense, if you’re always taking yours out and about.…
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GateKeeper Locks Your PC Automatically, Perfect for the Lazy and Security Conscious

GateKeeper Locks Your PC Automatically, Perfect for the Lazy and Security Conscious
An interesting new product is on Kickstarter that those who often lose things and are too lazy to lock their computer each time they walk away from it will appreciate. The product is called GateKeeper and it is a combination of a Bluetooth locating device and a proximity lock.…

Nosferatu Curtains: If Drapes Could Kill

Nosferatu Curtains: If Drapes Could Kill
They say that a person’s eyes are the windows to his or her soul. But what about the windows to your home? They’re literally windows to your life, but could they also be windows to your psyche? That could be the case for those who have fancily-decorated blinds and drapes,…

Tango Portable Computer: Your Laptop’s Guts Squished Flat

Tango Portable Computer: Your Laptop’s Guts Squished Flat
Here’s another computer looking for a dumb terminal to mate with. Like the ICE xPC, Tango crams in the main components of a computer into a palm-sized case. It also uses a dock to connect to an HDMI display and other peripherals.…

ICE xPC Modular Computer: Pocket PC 2.0

ICE xPC Modular Computer: Pocket PC 2.0
The past couple of years saw the launch of tiny computers meant to replace the traditional desktop setup. We have Android mobile devices that dock into larger devices, Android-on-a-stick HDMI devices, Windows 8 and its hybrid army and Canonical’s vision of a smartphone that’s also an Ubuntu desktop computer. A…

Nuance Dragon Assistant: The Dispensation of Smaug

Nuance Dragon Assistant: The Dispensation of Smaug
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), voice recognition specialist Nuance unveiled Dragon Assistant, a voice-activated personal assistant for Intel-powered computers and laptops running Windows 8. It’s not as smart – or sexy – as Samantha from Spike Jonze’s Her, but it’s a start. Dragon Assistant works a lot like…

USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT

USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT
There are programs and services that can store your passwords for various websites and type them in for you. But if you set a login password for your computer, you better remember that or you’re screwed. Or you can fund Jonty Lovell’s invention. Lovell came up with a small USB…

Tobii & SteelSeries EyeX Eye Tracker: Eyeballs as Trackballs

Tobii & SteelSeries EyeX Eye Tracker: Eyeballs as Trackballs
Tobii’s eye-tracking technology continues to make its way to mainstream devices. We’ve seen it work with laptops, arcade machines and Windows 8 tablets, and now Tobii has partnered with SteelSeries to release the EyeX, an eye-tracking accessory meant to work with PC games. In case you’re not familiar with Tobii’s…

Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible

Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible
Last month we found out that the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller more or less works with a PlayStation 3. PCSX2 forum member InhexSTER made a tool allowing you to use the controller with Windows games.…

Find and Rent Out Parking Spots with Park Circa

Find and Rent Out Parking Spots with Park Circa
The more crowded the streets get, the harder it is to find a decent parking space. If you’ve got an extra parking spot, then you’re in a position that’s envied by most who own a car. So why not make a few extra bucks off of it and help others…

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse: a Three Button Mouse without Buttons

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse: a Three Button Mouse without Buttons
A three-button mouse that doesn’t actually have any buttons sounds like an oxymoron or some sort of geeky riddle. However, that is exactly what Logitech has created with its new Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 and T631.…

Filedrop Wireless File Sharing: Dropbox Lite

Filedrop Wireless File Sharing: Dropbox Lite
A couple of months ago we found out about Instashare, an app that lets you transfer files from an iOS device to an OS X computer and vice versa. Filedrop is a lot like Instashare, but it has a couple of significant features that make it seem like the better…

VideoGhost Streams Videos in the Background While You Work

VideoGhost Streams Videos in the Background While You Work
If you rely on video tutorials to help you do your job, then chances are you’ve had to resize your windows so you can work and watch your video at the same time. Having a smaller workspace to do whatever it is you need to do is not only hard,…

Dell Project Ophelia PC on a USB Stick: Any OS, Anywhere

Dell Project Ophelia PC on a USB Stick: Any OS, Anywhere
Dell Wyse – the cloud computing company acquired by Dell in May 2012 – may soon be entering its bet on the emerging PC on a stick genre. While the previous examples of these flash drive computers we’ve seen use Android as their primary operating system, Dell’s product will also…

Onkyo TW21A: The 21-inch Tablet PC

Onkyo TW21A: The 21-inch Tablet PC
I’ve always wanted something a bit bigger than my iPad that I could use for both desktop and laptop computing, but carrying around a 21-inch PC seems like it might be a bit of overkill. But weighing in at 11 pounds, it sounds like Onkyo’s TW21A tablet PC [JP] isn’t…
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