Smartphones are not in short supply when it comes to software gadgets. Rulers, levels, and calculators are great examples for the software, but hardware extensions to our powerful devices have been scarce in recent years. Android now offers a tool which utilizes the computation, camera, and display of a smartphone for an endoscope with incredible versatility.
The endoscope can take photos, record video, and store these forms of media directly on an Android smarphone or tablet. Included with the IP67 waterproof camera are 6 adjustable LEDs which enables further aquatic synergy with the trend of waterproof phones. The endoscope is an invaluable tool for mobile drainage inspection, cost-effective intraoral camera systems, motor vehicle examination, and even home care for vents or other hard to reach spaces.
While there has been a recent push for more customizable mobile phones, most carriers offer a fairly limited of variety in the hardware customers can receive. There isn’t much a user can purchase to make their iPhone battery last longer, but the SanDisk iXpand flash drive is coming up strong as a compact solution to make the standard 16GB iPhone a little less standard.
Services like Google Photos or other backup methods through the Cloud can be useful but require a stable internet connection to save and access files. The beauty of an iPhone compatible flash drive is that it’s portable, secure, and comes with a mountain of storage space to suit an individual consumer’s needs. SanDisk’s iXpand is designed to be an iPhone companion by automatically backing up the camera roll, offering video viewing straight from the drive, and acting as a storage space for some of those bulkier applications.
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.