Computing

Greenhouse’s USB ashtray, smell the fresh air!

Tired of people picking on you for your disgusting and lung damaging habit? Smoker’s are in for a treat this holiday. This Christmas, do you and you’re family a favor and ask for one of these for your stocking. For a mere 500 yen ($4 and change), treat yourself to a gift that keeps on giving. Pop this baby in ...

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Fujitsu announces 300GB 2.5″ hard drive

With a capacity like this, that’s a crap load of pirated movies you could fit on this thing! The announcement of Fujitsu’s 300GB 2.5″ hard drive, notebook owners can soon have as much storage space as most desktops on the market. There’s no estimated price in the press release, but we are guessing it’s going to be something like $2000, ...

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Machines proved superior to man

Well, at chess, anyway. Vladimir Kramnik lost 2-4 to the multi-processor version of Chessbase’s commercial software Deep Fritz at a tournament held in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik was able to hold an earlier version of the software to a draw in 2002, but this latest defeat may preclude a rematch. Monty Newborn, a professor of computer science at McGill University, told ...

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Powerstick USB gadget charger

We’ve all seen the USB flash drives with the little display on front to let you know how full your drive is with your precious data, and The ECOSOL Powerstick might look identical to one of those. If you look closely, it has a little icon of a gasoline tank, what’s that about? The Powerstick serves as a charger for ...

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New Wifi Router Covers Your Whole Neighborhood

Well, almost. The new AS-8800 wireless router from AlphaShield provides 108Mbps speeds over a range of 1,200 feet indoors and 3,900 feet outdoors. In addition to its tremendous range, the AS-8800 comes equipped with 5 GigabEthernet ports, a Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, USB print server, VPN support, and a dedicated CPU for optimal P2P performance. It’s also capable of prioritizing ...

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One Travel Adapter to Rule Them All

Anyone who has traveled outside their home country knows the importance of travel adapters. Anyone who has traveled extensively knows what a pain in the neck having to travel with a whole collection of them is. World travelers, rejoice. Hammacher Schlemmer feels your pain, and has released this compact travel adapter which works in 150 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, ...

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WildCharge wireless charger

It is amazing that this concept is even possible, but scientists Nicola Tesla proved it was many years ago. The WildCharge (which isn’t available for sale yet) is the charger that saves the problems everyone experiences with charger cords. It’s the direction we are destined to follow, many things (if not everything) will eventually become wireless. Just look at new ...

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Ideazon Gaming Keyboard, Feel The Butterfly!

Ideazon might not be a “well-known” name in the tech macro world, but heavy gamers (and by heavy I don’t mean obese) might know them from their Zboards which come with custom key placement for specific games. Though for those who would rather not have to buy a new layout everytime they bought a new game, Ideazon also offers a ...

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New Standard Keyboards aim to undo QWERTY

This new keyboard definitely confuses for a second. It is the New Standards Keyboard created by John Parkinson because “things that make no sense have always bugged me.” At first glance, this looks even worse than a QWERTY keyboard, but when you study key placement, it actually makes some sense. All of the alphabet keys are in alphabetical order, the ...

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US shoe stores to try 3D footsize imaging

What do you do when you need to try out your new technology? Test it on innocent children’s feet, of course! Stride Rite, the leading retailer of children’s shoes in the US has began to use a 3D gauge for sizing feet that is designed for measuring highly accurate measures. The gauges were installed in three Boston area stores after ...

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