Ajay Bhatt co-creator of USB Port on Conan


ajay bhatt co creator of usb port on conan Ajay Bhatt co creator of USB Port on Conan

Conan O’Brien interviewed Ajay Bhatt, the co-creator of the USB Port (universal serial bus) who works for Intel, and pointed out that Ajay was played by an actor in the Intel rock star commercial that ran on television.

As is the late night tradition, Ajay appeared in his own comedy parody of the Intel ad, which I thought was better.

On a side note, we like Ajay’s approach that easier is better when it comes to computing.

Now if computer manufacturers would only put quad eSATA ports next to the quad USB ports we’d be in heaven.


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/25 Posted on October 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm (PST)
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Earth Trek Offers VGA Webcam With 2-port USB Hub For $45


11 28 08 traveling webcam 1 Earth Trek Offers VGA Webcam With 2 port USB Hub For $45

Earth Trek has dubbed their webcam the "hottest webcam" in the world. All boasts aside, it’s still a pretty nifty unit. It packs a 1.3-megapixel camera, VGA capture abilities, auto focus / auto brightness and a 2-port USB hub. Those extra peripheral ports sure do seem handy.

The unit is on sale now for a measly $45. Go get your cam on.


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/2a1 Posted on November 29, 2008 at 4:46 am (PST)
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USB Powered Lunch Bag Will Keep Food Hot While You Pretend to Work


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Finally, a USB powered device designed to eliminate that long wait for the microwave at work! The USB Lunch Bag may be your dream come true.

The unit keeps your food at a steamy 140 degrees Fahrenheit all day, although it does warm consumers to make sure the plastic container housing the food is "of a certain grade and quality" to assure there is not "an adverse chemical reaction." Minor concerns!

The bag is currently available in Japan, of course. The company has offered no word if it will ever be making the trek overseas. Come on! We eat too. We love eating actually.

 USB Powered Lunch Bag Will Keep Food Hot While You Pretend to Work


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/2a2 Posted on November 26, 2008 at 3:39 am (PST)
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Clarion Releases ClarionMiND MID in the US for $649.99


clarionmind mid Clarion Releases ClarionMiND MID in the US for $649.99

Clarion’s MiND mobile internet device is finally set to launch. As promised, it is November and the device is available. It comes in black, red or white hues. The MID boasts a 4.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen. It comes preloaded with maps of the entire US and Canada, RealPlayer, Linux OS, an Intel Atom CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB SSD, Firefox browser, Bluetooth 2.0 / WiFi, a microSD card slot, 2 USB ports and a battery good for 1.5-hours of usage. Phew. The unit is pricey though, coming in at $649.99. Full-fledged netbooks are cheaper than that. Still, it is convenient for sure. Check a presentation video below:


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/7k Posted on November 24, 2008 at 6:23 am (PST)
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Dell Mini 9 Netbook Hacked to Offer Touchscreen Support


dell mini 9 touchscreen support Dell Mini 9 Netbook Hacked to Offer Touchscreen Support

The Dell Mini 9 is one mod-friendly netbook. First people hacked OSX support. Then, someone figured out a way a rig a working GPS unit into the system. And now? A user named Deldotb of the myDellMini forums has turned the screen into a functional touchscreen.

They did it by strapping on one of those eBay touch panels and loading the appropriate Ubuntu drivers. It seems rather easy to do, the only negative being the loss of a USB port. Below is a video they made to show off the discovery. What’s next for the little netbook that could? Minesweeper?


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/7l Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:02 am (PST)
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