Month: December 2007

2 in 1 Rotary Multi Card Reader

This new 2-in-1 rotary USB card reader from Earth Tek will handle your MS, SD, and SD Micro, but it also has a swiveling USB 2.0 connector. Included is a plug and adaptors for charging your phone.

Stress Relief

Plug this "head" into a spare USB port (get those hubs out) and when Vista or just life gets too much, punch it in the face!
Available in March, the USB Punch Head lets you beat it while "oohs" and "arghs" emerge from your speakers. The cool part is that you can customize the face with any photo you want!

Bye Bye Bulbs

Bye Bye Bulbs

Say goodbye, adios, auf wiedersehen to the light bulbs you grew up with. The new energy bill signed this week specifies that as of 2012, the cheap incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available for you to buy.
Can you say "stockpiling"?

HP / Compaq Woes

HP / Compaq Woes

A Polish security researcher calling himself "porkythepig" is the one who exposed a whole host of vulnerabilities in 83 different HP and Compaq models ten days ago. Today he released an exploit that uses an ActiveX control in HP’s Software Update. It would ‘let an attacker corrupt Windows’ kernel files, making the laptop unbootable, or with a little more effort, allow hacks that would result in a PC hijack or malware infection.’

The Empire Strikes Back

DIY Robot Head

Longing for a robot but don’t have the green? Build yourself this $30 Android that can talk, as well as open and close applications, and who knows what else. Check the video.

Save Your DNA

Save Your DNA

Posted on December 7, 2007 at 4:24 pm (PST)

DNA Direct is offers those who wish to preserve their DNA a way to do it. Simply swab the inside of your cheek and their DNA Archive will let you store it for $175. Just think of the wonderful genealogical applications! As one who pursues genetic genealogy, I wish this had been available years ago.

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