USB Skull Hub for Halloween

Skull USB Hub Happy Halloween Geeks!

The Geeks ran across this cool resin USB 2.0 skull hub just in time for Halloween! There are 4 USB 2.0 ports ready for your various USB toys or more practically your external hard drives, mice, keyboards or USB Yoda Protector.

What’s uber-cool about this skull is that the top is hallowed out for brain storage!

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Price: $24.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Dell Enters Tablet Computer Market with the Streak

Dell Streak Android Tablet
Image courtesy of Engadget

Dell announced that the Streak, a touch-screen tablet computer is real and will first see daylight in the UK next month (June) and later in the summer in the US to AT&T.

The Streak (once known as the Mini 5) is a 5″ screen with a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and running Google’s Android OS (not Chrome OS, by the way), and has WiFi and 3G network connectivity. …

PC Prankster USB Stick Mischeviously ‘Takes Over’ Your Friend’s Computer

Ha! I love this – it’s the perfect gadget for revenge, April Fool’s day, or just as a prank or giggles. Just plug this USB thumb stick into your friend/enemy’s machine when they’re not looking and it takes over randomly turning CAPS lock on and off, typing out random garbage, and moving the mouse.

You can set a time-delay on it, so it only starts working some amount of time after you plug it in. It’s only mischievous, but not malevolent, so it doesn’t activate the Enter key or open/close/save documents, etc.

via Coolest Gadgets

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Price: £19.99
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USB Wireless Computer Control

USB Compute Remote Control

This nifty innovation takes the TV remote to the next level by turning it into a computer remote. All you need to do is plug the USB receiver into your computer and away you go. The remote features buttons for all the major computer functions, such as page up/down, tab, mouse, typing controls (in a mobile phone keyboard layout) and even a mouse to help you hunt around your screen.

There are also a number of hotkeys on the top of the remote that can be programmed to start the application of your choice. Unfortunately style was not one of the inventor’s strong points!

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Price: $14.99
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Obama administration announces new head Computer Security position

In a move hailed by computer security experts across the country, President Obama outlined today a new top ‘cybersecurity czar’ position that would operate out of the White House and have direct access to the president. This speech included reference to a new comprehensive approach to US computer security.

What we say – thank you Mr President. It’s about time a president recognizes how important and potentially fragile our computer systems and networks are. As a sys admin who understands how easily systems can be hacked, I constantly worry that a truly malicious hacker is going to come along and really stick it to us. And I’m not even a pure security expert; they know of 10x as many vulnerabilities as I do!

I love the fact that his speech included terms like ‘malware, spyware, spoofing’ and more. You can see (or read) the president’s speech on the White House website.

Emotiv EPOC brain-computer neuroheadset – control your computer/games with your mind

Neuroscience tech company Emotiv has been hyping their latest consumer product, the EPOC, over the past few months. The Emotiv EPOC is a brain-computer interface that looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie.

The EPOC headset reads EEGs (Electroencephalography) to allow the wearer to (attempt) to control things; in particular games.

CES 2009: NVIDIA Ion platform makes for smallest PC

NVIDIA is touting its new Ion platform as they’ve demonstrated how it can be used to make the world’s smallest Vista capable premium PC. By plugging the Ion board into a case that is just slightly larger than the board and adding a hard drive, the PC is complete.

What’s more interesting is that the Ion with its GeForce 9400 (with built-in North- and Southbridges) coupled with an Intel Atom processor can be used to power even smaller netbooks that can push 1080p HD video and 7.1 surround sound audio via HDMI.

This video shot at CES shows how small the board is:

Dell Studio Hybrid desktop computer

Ok, sure this is just another desktop computer, but I love the look of this Dell – it’s a Studio Hybrid and not only does it have an interesting look with its stylistic stand, but it comes in 7 cool colors. Dual core CPU powered with up to 4GB RAM, up to a 320GB SATA hard drive and a side loading CD/DVD burner means this is more than just good looks.


  • Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 (2.0GHz/667Mhz FSB/1MB cache) up to Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
  • Up to 4GB7 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
  • Up to 320GB3 Serial ATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • Additional drives can connect to IEEE1394 and/or USB 2.0 ports
  • Slot Load CD / DVD Writer (Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)
  • Slot Load Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW & BD-ROM) (includes Blu-ray accelerator card)
  • Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Optional Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced HD Software Edition
  • 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet LAN on system board
  • Optioonal Built-in Draft-N Wireless Networking
  • Five USB 2.0 compliant ports
  • IEEE1394a port (4-pin)
  • HDMI video connector
  • DVI video connector
  • Digital Audio: S/P DIF Out
  • Analog Audio: Headphone (front); Line-in / Line-out (back)
  • 7-in-1 Media Reader

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Price: starting at $449
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Nero LiquidTV – TiVo for your PC

Nero and TiVo have teamed up to create Nero LiquidTV which is software version of TiVo that runs on your PC. LiquidTV has most of the same features as a regular TiVo box plus some additional ones that you can only get on a PC. Not only can you watch shows that you recorded on your PC on your PC, but also on your TV in your home network as well. HD recording is included and you can also burn your shows to DVD or transfer to portable devices like your iPod or PSP.

Of course, you’ll need a subscription to TiVo to get the guide info. LiquidTV will be available in about 2 weeks. It will come in 2 versions: 1 is just the software that you can download for $99, and there’s also a retail package that includes a WinTV-HVR-950Q TV tuner card from Hauppauge.

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