EnGenius Launches Long Range Wi-Fi Bridge ENS200 For Outdoor Use

EnGenius Launches Long Range Wi-Fi Bridge ENS200 For Outdoor UseA new long range Wi-Fi ENS200 Bridge device has been launched by EnGenius this month. The device contains a transmitter of 400 mW and offers a transfer speed of 150 mbps. ENS200 is supposed to be suitable for the business users. The Device Supports 2.4 GHz 802. 11/b/g/n bridge connection/access point and offers a WPA & WPA2 for safe data handling. Furthermore MAC filtering, Hidden SSID and 802.1 radius authentication is also supported.
High Efficient dual polarity 8 dbi antenna is aimed to deliver high rate outdoor connectivity and exceptional performance to be used for one point to another long distance point. Frame of device is waterproof and made to fight against the rough weather conditions.

Boombox Latest Metal Wristwatch

Boombox Latest Metal WristwatchGet ready to get latest boombox metal wristwatch. The fresh invention is just like a stereo deck of old days. It illuminates its display with a digital LCD and available at very low cost of eighty nine us dollars. The annotated boombox metal wrist watch is very economical both financially and on battery consumption. Get more info at coolest-gadgets website.

virtual laser keyboard awesome technology

Remember when you were promised all those amazing future tech innovations? Just around the corner was supposed to be a shining technology utopia with flying cars, personal space travel to distant galaxies, and bio-implantable cell phones. It’s almost disappointing enough to make you sit at home and watch old episodes of “Space 1999”.

Don’t lose hope! An amazing glimpse of this promised future has just arrived at ThinkGeek in the form of the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard. This tiny device laser-projects a keyboard on any flat surface… you can then type away accompanied by simulated key click sounds. It really is true future magic at its best. You’ll be turning heads the moment you pull this baby from your pocket and use it to compose an e-mail on your iPad, iPhone or laptop. With 63 keys and and full size QWERTY layout the Laser Virtual Keyboard can approach typing speeds of a standard keyboard… in a size a little larger than a matchbook.

Product Features

  • Projects a full-size laser keyboard onto any flat surface
  • Allows the convenience of full-size typing in a tiny form factor
  • Connects wirelessly via bluetooth to iPhone, iPad, many Smartphones and most Laptops
  • Mouse mode allows you to use your finger as a mouse rather than typing when using with a laptop.
  • Rechargeable battery lasts for 150 minutes of continuous typing
  • Charges via USB. No drivers to install

 

Product Specifications

  • Compatibility: iPhone 3GS/4, iPad (iOS4), Blackberry tablet, Android 2.0 and higher, Windows Phone 7, Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS
  • Interface: Bluetooth HID and USB 2.0
  • Keyboard Layout: 19mm sized QWERTY layout
  • Detection rate: Up to 400 characters per minute
  • Operating Surface: Most flat opaque surfaces
  • Battery duration: Approximately 150 minutes, 700mAh built-in rechargeable battery

How to Make Your Data Last Forever

sociology dissertation in 1992, Robert Runté realized his floppies were readable only by an Osborne computer—and he was the only person he knew who still used one (released in 1981, the 25-pound Osborne is considered to be the first “portable” computer). So he uploaded his file to the University of Alberta’s mainframe—what could be more secure than that, he thought. Sure enough, about a year and a half later his ancient computer died, but because he had a backup, he didn’t mind when the people at the repair place “all laughed uproariously at the thought of trying to find parts” for the Osborne in order to fix it. He was covered.

Except that years later when he went to retrieve the data, Runté found the university mainframe he had backed up to had been torn down and replaced by Mac servers. (Luckily, Runté had his dissertation printed out.) Today Runté, a professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, backs up to multiple devices and advises grad students to send a hard copy of every new chapter of their all-important theses to the most reliable of off-site backups: Mom.

Runté’s experience points to the ultimate, inevitable problem with data storage: All interfaces and formats eventually die. Data storage consultant Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates, calls it a fight against nature, saying, “the laws of thermodynamics are against you.”

Such a battle makes for a hazy long-term outlook. Will your data be accessible in 100 or even 50 years? Perhaps, but those data will likely be in different formats and will certainly be stored on different media than they are today. All modern-day technologies grow obsolete; either the hardware breaks or is replaced by something better, or new software takes over for the old, or both. In 50 years you may have a computer that can read PDFs, but you might have those PDFs stored on a medium the computer can’t read. Or the opposite may happen, with data stored on a readable format but saved in long-gone file formats. The key to preventing either case is accepting the nonstop job of staying technologically up to date.

Because there’s no single, perfect digital archiving solution, the key to making our data last forever is good habits. We need to be vigilant, continually moving our data forward to new formats and keeping it on multiple devices—before whatever we have becomes obsolete or simply fails. The best protection we have against data loss is redundancy—and lots of it. William LeFurgy, manager of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress, says the most important thing everyone should do is make copies of data and store those copies in different locations.

How to Install Windows 8 on a Mac

Mountain Lion and Windows 8 can live happily on one machine. There are two ways to get Win 8 running on a Mac.

To run Windows from startup, you’ll need to install a bootable version of the OS using Apple’s Boot Camp, a program that partitions the hard drive and gets your installation running (for the actual installation, you’ll need to insert either a USB drive or a DVD with the install media on it). When you open Boot Camp, choose to both download and install support software. After that, the program will run mostly on its own, pausing only to ask how large you’d like the Windows partition to be. If you’re using the 64-bit version of Windows, give it at least 25 gigabytes. (You can always delete the partition later.)

You can also run Windows as a virtual machine—a fully functioning independent OS within another OS—with virtualization software. Parallels ($80) is a good choice, but as with any virtualization program, it’s not as fast as running Windows natively from a bootable partition. To get that kind of performance, plus the flexibility of virtualization, you can double up Boot Camp and Parallels. First, install Windows 8 via Boot Camp, thereby creating a separate partition. Then, choose the option in Parallels to treat the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine. That way you can run a speedy Windows 8 whenever you want, without restarting first. No matter which method you choose, using Windows 8 on your Mac will be inherently finicky, especially because it relies so heavily on gestures. Hot corners on your Mac may override Windows when you’re in virtualization software, for instance, and getting your bootable Windows to accept right clicks on trackpads requires special drivers. You’ll get most of this support software with any up-to-date Boot Camp, and it’s also available on Apple’s website.