I don’t know what these guys are thinking but here’s an ugly bold box called a PC.Â From the front it looks like a toaster for only one slice of bread.Â From the side it’s got a handle for only god knows why. With all the fancy gold on the outside, I’m curious what the back looks like.Â Probably your standard PC output panel. In case you are wondering, we have no idea how much this gold gem costs but we do know it’s got a Dual Core 2.0 processor, eight USB ports, 100GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. As Music Radar stats:Â “I bet it still crashes!” Source:Â MusicRadar via UberGizmo. Continue Reading
Archive for October, 2008
The program Datz.com is promoting is a $100 membership fee which gives you access to download as much content as you want.Â The membership comes with a CD and a loaded USB stick.Â It seems the USB music album continues to grow in popularity.Â The fee will last you 12 months, but what you accomplish in downloads is yours for life.Â Transfer, burn or copy those MP3 to any number of players you want. Some of the record labels Datz.com is claiming you’ll get include EMI, Warner Bros Records, Beggars Group and The Orchard.
What’s the catch? Well, there’s an ominous phrase in the press release, “…a wide selection of new music released in 2009 will be available to Datz Music Lounge members,” indicating that perhaps not all of the new releases will be available?In either event, if you love music and can part with a C note – Datz might be worth a shot. Source:Â ShinyShiny.tv. Continue Reading
Providing security to USB drives is a growing problem for many companies but with Cryptzoneâ€™s solution, companies can now take control of this problem. Secured eUSB can convert any existing USB flash drive into a secure means of transporting sensitive data. The new version of Secured eUSB, version 4.0, will enable users to encrypt, decrypt, compress and password-protect personal files â€“ even entire folders â€“ stored on USB drives. Operating on the Windows platform Continue Reading
The idea is using electromagnetic radiation shot off by USB cables to decrypt the information flowing over them to crack your security and privacy.Â The crew at Security and Cryptography Lab at Switzerland’s EPFL have managed to eavesdrop wired keyboards and track keystrokes made by the user. What gets really crazy, is the electromagnetic eavesdropping, or cracking, can be administered up to 65 feet away.Â It’s clear that no one is safe. Continue Reading
The lamp slide holds up to 36 slides and comes in three different sizes [lengths] of 2, 4 and 6 feet.Â Prices start at $140 and end just above $200.
It’s definitely a conversation piece as the design is very unique.Â However, we feel the conversation will be more along the lines of Continue Reading
Next click the Hardware tab of the Properties dialogue box and select the device which you’d like to change.Â In this case, it’s drive letter F shown as “Simple Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device“Â From here you can double-click the device or highlight in blue and click the Properties button. Continue Reading
Great for the gamer or web addicted employee who wants the full experience of multimedia on-line video while reducing the risk of exposure through loud noise when the boss walks by.Â With the swipe of the finger, that volume is down to mute.Â Couple the USB volume control with hiding your flash drive on your computer, and you’ll remain stealth hours at a time. However, for more serious applications this USB volume control is ideal for kiosks where users need to adjust volume, yet no keyboard or mouse are available.Â This simple USB conntected volume control is the perfect answer.Â Or maybe older folks who want a quick and easy way to adjust sound volume while using the computer, again the USB Fever volume control is an ideal option. USB volume control product page. Continue Reading
“SuperSpeed USB is a giant leap forward in data transfer rates for many devices and consequently requires much more sophisticated testing,” said Ian Valentine, general manager, Technology Solutions Group, Tektronix. “SuperSpeed USB will operate at 5 Gb/s, more than 10 times greater than the existing high-speed USB standard. This speed will require comprehensive signal testing for transmitters, interconnects, and receivers. Customers will be able to fully test the physical layers of their SuperSpeed USB devices using the latest test solution from Tektronix.”The Tektronix test solution for USB 3.0 includes: Continue Reading
One of the fundamental problems with sound cards inside your computer is their location.Â Sitting right next to a power supply or processor means there is audio degradation from noise emitted from these devices.Â By having the PureAudioâ„¢ USB-SA external sound card away from all this, your sound quality is greatly improved.Â Coupled with the Andrea Electronics noise cancellation technology it’s unlikely you’ll get anything as clean and clear as the PureAudioâ„¢ USB-SA.
â€œWe were immediately impressed by the compact size and the quality. The full duplex device isn’t just a petite pretty face. It produced the lowest noise floor of any previous soundcard we’ve tested.â€ said Lunis Orcutt of KnowBrainer, value added reseller of speech recognition equipment and software.Â â€œThe USB-SA seems to be well thought out and attractively priced. Some of the microphones that we sell have difficulty with full duplex USB Pods but none have a problem with the USB-SA, which is now our favorite.â€The PureAudioâ„¢ USB-SA external sound card is available from a number of on-line retailers and outlets.Â Pricing is $45USD.Â Andrea Electronics product page. Continue Reading
The lighted envelope box connects via USB and comes with it’s own USB client software.Â The webmail software runs from the box so even if you can load your personal email server, the simple USB connection will let you get email notifications from Yahoo, MSN, Outlook, Outlook Express and just about any POP3 account. You can set the illumination color to that of Continue Reading