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The obvious size discrepancy and the not so obvious set of protocol difference between SD memory and a standard disk drive has made it difficult to utilize SD cards as a primary or even secondary storage space on a standard computer. Fortunately, converters to bridge the gap between these two types of memory have become smaller and faster to finally utilize a set of SD cards as a SATA SSD.
The 10 x Micro SD to SATA converter utilizes a RAID 0 level which increases system performance, read speeds, and write speeds. RAID setups link multiple storage mediums together for better results and hardware RAID does not use the host computer’s CPU to function. Available for $64.00, this converter is an excellent way to take advantage of the speed of Micro SD cards for a desktop.
Novomatic slots games will be soon available as USB portable version with full features due to new technology developed by Gaminator Slots ltd. This means that anyone can play the games online or offline using the portable version of the slots games. This new technology is very secured and allow players to play real money even if they are not connected to the internet. Every piece of data is saved on the USB drive and it cannot be moved, copied or modified. When the player wants to cash out the money earned during the offline play he just needs to insert the usb flash drive in a computer connected to the internet.
This is not a new idea, but it is the first time when a casino succeed to create this kind of software, fully secured and ready to be used for general public.
Right now just 3 slots games have been ported to this new technology, but in a matter of months there will be a lot of games available in this format.
You can download these 3 games on your USB flash drive from these links:
The information age heralded by our technology is proving more than capable of eroding the media blockade of regimes such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Over 250 defectors have studied at a journalist academy founded by one of their own in 2011 and they have gone on to further undermine North Korean efforts to keep its population in the dark. These subversions include going on to work for radio stations broadcasting into North Korea, writing about their homeland for media in South Korea or surrounding nations, and just recently, a defector by the name of Daniel Jeong has begun a project to smuggle 6,000 USB drives loaded with news and other media into the isolated state.
Amazon will no longer allow the sale of USB cords with the potential to fry a consumer’s technology.
In its list of banned items, USB-C cables or adapter products have been added. This of course is not a blanket statement since USB-C is taking the world by storm with companies like Apple even going so far as to release a macbook with only 2 ports total. Any USB Type-C cable or adapter product which is not compliant with standard specifications will not be allowed on Amazon for sale or resale.
The new Type-C power cord is small, multipurpose, universal, and reversible. Capable of suppling power, video output, and an enourmous amount of data per second, USB Type-C is looking to unseat micro-USB cords seen on many standard smartphones. Cheap power cords are nothing new and are still readily available but cheap, poorly made cords have proven to be dangerous to users and to their tech.
The USB-C standards-setting group, the USB Implementers Forum, has been issuing a seal of approval for safe USB-C cords since they first appeared on the market last year. Amazon, up until now, had allowed non-certified cords on its website. Since they are now following suit with many physical stores such as Staples and Best Buy, products and pricing between in-store and online may have much less of a contrast in the future.
While all pre-built desktops and laptops come with a hard drive, it’s not uncommon for users to look for a more mobile way to store their data rather than carrying their entire machine with them to all destinations. External hard drives have been the answer to this lack of mobility ever since the ingenuity of a floppy disk met with the carrying capacity of standard disk or optical memory and while many users have their needs met by existing externals, the paradigm of “bigger, faster, and cheaper” in the tech industry rings true as Seagate unveils the Innov8.
The Seagate Innov8 is first in its class in a variety of ways. Its 8TB capacity is something rarely seen in externals and the reason for this is transfer speed. External hard drives usually connect to a machine through a USB cable and with the standard transfer rates of USB 2.0 and even USB 3.0, uploading and accessing such a massive quantity of data was not feasible. Seagate has solved this by being the first and only pioneer to not only use USB Type-C connections to access data, but also for power needs. The Innov8 reduces the additional power cord required for external hard drives of this size by making it energy efficient enough that just one Type-C connector can power the device. Additionally, with the recent release of USB 3.1, an 8TB drive is no longer some overwhelming beast of a data load to sift through when armed with speeds up to 10Gbps.
Data security through the internet is one of the most volatile industries in today’s world. Bug exploits, malicious code, and all kinds of data stealing programs being born through the constant fluidity of web content has led to many companies and organizations removing their valuable information from the grid altogether. A new threat on the hardware front however, may prove to be a challenge for even this avenue of data protection.
A new malware sample, appropriately named “USB Thief”, was discovered by researchers at the award-winning ESET security firm. As its name implies, the malware is completely USB-based, meaning it spreads only through devices plugging in through the USB ports of a computer.
Never again will the average skateboarder miss out on recording a sweet 12-stair or kickflip due to lack of battery life on the most popular recording device on the planet. With the revolutionary method of harnessing centripetal force, FluxTech Industries is looking to change the lives of millions of skaters across the world with the PowerBoard.
While many have dreamt of the hover board since Marty McFly showed us its possibilities, the PowerBoard achieves a far greater feat. To understand this, lets look at some of the board’s functionality. Underneath, there is a thin panel covered in an adamantium shell. Inside the panel a unique architecture of circuits, capacitors, and Legos enables the board’s magnificent ability to convert each wheel’s centripetal force into electromagnetic energy with 120% efficiency, a magnitude completely unheard of in the physical world.
In response to the countless devices we use such as tablets, ChromeBooks, phones, MP3 players, and even 3D glasses, Saelig Unique Electronics has released a product to keep everything juiced up simultaneously while maintaining safety for each unique device.
The Cambrionix U16S Universal USB Charging Board allows users to charge up to 16 USB 2.0 devices at manufacturer-approved speeds and at up to 2.1A per port. Available for Mac and Windows environments, the U16S is ideal for schools, restaurants, airports, or any other location where customer services could be enhanced by offering a universal charging facility.
The U16S also includes compatibility with LCD or LED displays enabling users to view the status of their battery and other specifications such as time remaining or current (in Amperes) flowing to each device. The included LiveViewer software demonstrates the unique benefits and facilitates this informative display. LiveViewer shows each port if a device is attached and how much energy it is using. Furthermore, each port can be configured on or off from the app to avoid unwanted use of the product at certain times or after a period of usage.
Nexcopy Releases Free Image File Creation Tool To Their Reliable Registry Cleaning Tool; USB Scrub
Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturing of USB duplicators and printers, introduces a new image creation tool to make an exact copy of master flash devices. The image tool is an add-on feature to Nexcopyâ€™s already popular USB Scrub application and is designed to clean old registry edits of mass storage devices in Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. The new feature gives users the ability to create binary image files of USB flash drives, hard drives, or any other mass storage device. The image creation tool uses a binary process to make an exact archival copy of any target device.
The 3D printer for the average consumer is here and it goes by the name of OLO. Shattering its Kickstarter goal in a matter of hours, OLO is a device designed to work in tandem with a smartphone to create a fully functional 3D printer. The reason for its surprising success? Backers can now have a 3D printer in their home for just $99.
The phone-sized prism is touted as 3D democracy and its design is based around the concept that half of a 3D printer’s hardware is already in the pocket of 92% of American adults. The printer consists of a reservoir, a photopolymer resin that is poured inside, and a mechanized lid containing the build plate and control electronics. The base of the device holds a piece of polarized glass which the phone is placed underneath, facing upward. Once the lid is placed on top and the printer starts going, the OLO phone app displays specific patterns on the screen. The polarized glass takes this light and focuses it to beam directly upward and cause the layers of resin to harden onto the build plate into any conceivable pattern as the plate moves up.
A new use for the phases of liquid crystal, changing the nature of eyewear, and even pushing the boundaries of the mechanic assisting the organic. DeepOptics is looking to accomplish all of the above and more with a new omnifocal which adjusts in response to the activity of our eyes.
Responsive robots may have begun as a dream and subsequently a Jetsons character but as we get closer to the broadly defined sci-fi “future”, more and more of those futuristic ideas are becoming a reality. Alongside Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, the Amazon Echo features a similar computational companion, Alexa.
The Echo includes a Texas Instruments ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 256MB of LPDDR1 RAM, and 4GB of storage space while also utilizing cloud based processing and storage through Amazon Web Services. In its default mode, the device is constantly waiting for its name or customizable “wake word” but can also be configured for manual activation. Once it receives the go-ahead, music, audiobooks, news, calendars, and even the functionality of a home such as lights and thermostats are at the user’s command. With a 7 piece microphone array and omnidirectional audio, its clear the product was designed to hear, and be heard, from anywhere in the room and its voice recognition has had much success in command interpretation despite interference such as running water, or a loud TV.
Limitations with some of these features however, do exist. As expected with many interpreters of the English language, word confusion does still occur and Echo is sometimes mixed up when presented with certain homophones. Additionally, certain background noise may not be viewed as such as seen in an ironic set of incidents for NPR listeners when a segment discussing how the voice activated assistant was helping customers. Upon hearing its wake up word, the story ended up triggering Amazon Echos in the homes of a few listeners and modified or reset their thermostats.
Additional concerns revolve around privacy and security to which Amazon responded to swifty. Caution around the device’s feature to perpetually monitor for its wake up word was dissuaded by the online retailer when they enumerated the absence of any streamed recordings prior to the wake up word. When, and only when, Echo receives this cue, does it begin to stream audio to the cloud for processing. As for Echo’s future, updates and apps are not in short supply. Because much of Echo’s intelligence lies in the cloud, significant functional enhancements can be made to Echo without updating the software version it is running. New features and fixes will be implemented without the user needing to update the product so as time goes on, the bridge between reality and the sci-fi fantasies of the past looks to be growing shorter and shorter.