Seagate today showed off their new GoFlex Turbo performance USB 3.0 drive which features SafetyNet a data recovery service that is a great add on for users who just don’t backup. The GoFlex Turbo also features a hard drive with its RPMS clocked at 7200 and can handle transfer speeds that are super fast thanks to USB 3.0.
“With this new GoFlex® Turbo performance drive, it is our aim to provide more peace of mind for the people who choose Seagate to back up and store their valued digital assets,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of Seagate’s retail product group. “When our products are used as a backup to a primary system or even as supplemental storage, people should know that they can get a further layer of assurance that their data will be there when they need it.
I recently got my hands on a power slice charging station. The power slice charging station allows you to charge up to 4 devices at once. Essentially replacing that power strip full of charges for every electronic device you have.
The Power Slice is sold in pieces, the base station and then you purchase up to three slices you connect up to the base station. These slices have various different ports to charge your multiple devices. My power slice came with an iPhone/iPod slice, a microUSB slice and a miniUSB slice. These three slices allow me to charge my iPhone, Blackberry and my clear internet hotspot simultaneously while only using one one outlet. The power slice also has a USB port that allows you to charge devices that don’t require a lot of power. It warns that the USB port will not charge a smart phone but I have been able to charge my Samsung infuse using that port. So in total 4 devices charging at once.
I love to use a mouse with my notebook, but the problem with many wireless mice is they either rely on bluetooth technology that not all notebooks have or require a dongle that sometimes are smaller than a dime and take up a valueable USB port.
I have so many wireless mice with missing dongles, that it’s become a waste of money. But HP is putting an end to that with their Wireless mouse that uses WIFI. No dongle needed! Every notebook has wifi so you can use the HP wireless mouse regardless of the maker of your notebook provided its running windows 7 and your network adapter is Windows 7 certified.
Telenav the software GPS maker commissioned a survey that concluded that we are all more likely to give up some of our life’s pleasures for our smartphones.
For example 40% of iPhone users said they would give up their toothbrush for a week instead of their phone. As an iPhone user I’d give up my toothbrush for my phone but that doesn’t mean I won’t use my girlfriends instead oh wait that’s gross either way. By the way of all the people questioned in the survey only 22% actually said they would give up their toothbrush for their phone but 40% of those were iPhone owners.
What about sex, would you give up sex for your phone? One third of those questioned would. 70% of those were women. More than half of those questioned would give up caffeine or go without exercise for a week.
Best Buy today launched a 32 inch and a 42 inch connected television under the Insignia brand with the help of TiVo. The televisions which are priced affordably will be available on BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores nationwide for $499 and $699.
On the new Insignia televisions you can access loads of connect via Youtube, Pandora, Netflix, CinemaNow and more.
Additional product features and technical enhancements include:
LED: Thin, elegant design and energy efficient, a perfect fit for modern households
1080p/120Hz: Stunning picture quality with full HD and clearer fast motion
Enhanced audio: Music and dialogue never sounded this good from a flat panel TV, enabled by Audyssey and SRS
Rocketboost-ready: Wireless, uncompressed digital audio input to the TV or output to speakers such as the Insignia Soundbar and the Rocketfish Outdoor Speaker
For more information visit: www.bestbuy.com/insigniaconnectedtv.
For those of you who follow me know I travel a lot, according to my TripIt.com stats I traveled 116 days last year. That’s nearly 4 months’ worth of travel time. When I think about it that now I realize how much time away from home I’ve spent.
All my trips are 2 to 3 days long, quick trips but never the less my home is empty with the exception of my dog. I do have an automatic dog feeder and water bowl so she is fed and she also has a doll that when played with says “You’re a good dog” in my voice.
When I first saw the Novero Tour, my first impression was “THROW BACK”. I started to remember my good old Walkman and my first CD player with the over the head headphones.
Those were the days, where you had to hold your music player in your hand because it was too big to fit in your pocket, and guys carried purses (cd carriers) full of CD’s and Cassettes. The days where if you went jogging you didn’t have to worry about your ear buds falling out of your ears, and you lost an extra pound or two because of the weight of your music player.
Those were the days, but those days aren’t over just yet Novero has brought the over the headphone back to us without WIRES and it doubles as a cell phone headset.
Today I recieved an email informing me of a change in the Terms of Service for the Dropbox service. Normally I would just delete the email but after some recent security issues I wanted to read it, maybe there would be something that would reassure me and make me feel more comfortable using their service.
What I found horrified me instead. I have no idea if these lines of text in the TOS are new or not but because of them I will not use the service. Click here to view the TOS and below are some lines from the TOS that concern me. (FYI Blog Post from DropBox click here, a lot of upset people)
By using our Services you may give us access to your information, files, and folders (together, “your stuff”). You retain ownership to your stuff. You are also solely responsible for your conduct, the content of your files and folders, and your communications with others while using the Services.
That basically says they can use your stuff.
Last week I spent a few days in Dearborn Michigan visiting the Ford Motor Company, and I have to say it was probably the best few days I have had in a long time.
The first day of the event I was treated to a dinner which followed a speech by Malcom Gladwell, who in 2005 was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, and author of “The Tipping Point”. He spoke about how the work force of today and CEO’s of today demand more for their time than the work force of old. It was a pretty interesting speech and somewhat pro-union. I personally didn’t expect to hear a pro-union speech at an automaker event.