Hardware

All Praises to The USB Port

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One tiny universal port changed the world almost 15 year ago. The Universal Serial Bus commonly known as USB was invented by Ajay Bhatt while working for Intel in 1995. Today USB is the most successful interface in the history of personal computing. We all use it all day every day. It is the one thing that many would consider impossible to imagine your day without. There are few gadgets on Earth that cannot be connected with your computer through USB port. I recharge everything through USB (mp3 player, mobile phone, camera, alarm clock etc.) There are all kinds of useful and useless gadgets. Among

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Hardware, Technology Security

Control4 InfinityEdge Touches the Future of Home Automation

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One of my coworkers, a 55 year-old constantly bugged me with his dream about whole-home automation. Nowadays, that dream is becoming a reality even for ‘ordinary’ people. We recently heard that Control4 launched a new 5” and 7” edge-to-edge glass design InfinityEdge In-Wall Touch Screen. According to a generically-written press release, InfinityEdge is "an affordable IP-based control and entertainment system. You can automatically adjust lightning, thermostat, shades, AV equipment and security systems." How affordable? The prices start at $599. Now, this brings me back at the day when we got quoted $10,000 for a home automation setup by X.10 [light switches, AC control, etc.]. Needless

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Entertainment, Hardware

Portable GPS Tracker

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What happens if you combine a USB memory stick and a GPS receiver? A portable GPS Tracker. Several manufacturers use the GPS module to store appropriate information on the built-in flash memory chip. Think of this device as a "USB Flash Stick Plus" that you can simply plug in a computer and download data. The GPS data can be imported in Google Earth and you’ll see where it has been as well as how long it was there etc. The coolest thing about the GPS Tracker is that there are no batteries. You can recharge its built-in Lithium-Ion Battery just by plugging it into your

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Hardware, Technology Security

Operate Your BlackBerry – Wirelessly

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It is a general fact that I am totally crazy about my BlackBerry Curve. I never knew how many handy gadgets I could use with my Blackberry could possibly exist on one site. However, on BlackBerry Source one can find anything and everything your mind can imagine for your CrackBerry. It might possibly be the world’s largest selection of Blackberry Accessories. iLane Intelligent Voice Device makes your drive safer… for a price. One of the gadgets that really caught my eye is iLane Intelligent Voice Device. iLane wirelessly connects to your BlackBerry. It enables you to open, listen and respond to email and SMS messages,

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Hardware

Hydrogen-powered Phones Becoming a Reality?

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Hydrogen what? You read it right, the greenest phones out there. No more: ”Talk to you later, my battery is running low.” – disclaimer that is all too familiar to tens of millions of smartphone owners. More than two years ago stirring news was that the French and Japanese R&D teams finally developed a hydrogen fuel cell which can be used as a backup power source for mobile phones. The hydrogen fuel cell uses a hydrogen-filled cartridge which can be carried in a pocket. Each cartridge gives up to five recharges of the traditional battery for just 10 minutes of charging. Today, only few companies

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