Windows Explorer lets you open a USB drive or DVD when you insert them, but to return to them later, you've got to reopen Explorer and click your way to the disk or device. Thanks to Desk Drive from Blue Onion, though, you can instantly open your flash drive, CD-ROM, DVD, or other external storage devices and media. It's a free tool that sits in your System Tray until you insert an external device. Desk Drive then places a quick-access icon on the desktop that links to the drive and hangs around until you eject it. Desk Drive … Read more
Most of us are used to simply minimizing Windows applications to the taskbar, which is an easy enough way to set aside applications we're not using but plan to come back to. With T3Desk, however, users can create 3D representations of minimized applications on their desktop. This makes it easy to see exactly what you have open at any one time and easily return to the desired window.
The program opens with a large dashboard containing a welcome message, options, Help, and FAQs. Along the bottom a quick navigation bar lets users quickly access a variety of search engines, … Read more
I'm a sucker for a good iPhone stand, especially when it's cheap, practical, and available in lots of purty colors.
That's the iFoldAway in a nutshell. It's cheap (about $8.90 shipped from the U.K.), practical (it weighs almost nothing and folds up flat as a credit card), and available in your choice of eight colors: pink, red, white, yellow, black, etc.
The stand is made of Priplak Polypropylene, one of those space-age polymer plastics you hear about. According to the developer, burning it produces nothing more than water vapor. (I'll have to take … Read more
If you love freaking out your friends, especially a girlfriend who hates bugs, here's a toy you might dig--Skitterbot is a six-legged robotic insect that can burn rubber at the rate of one foot per second.
Maker Desk Pets claims Skitterbot is the fastest commercially available legged micro-robot. It's controlled and recharged via USB, requiring a 30-minute juicing for 15 minutes of play.
The critter has flashing evil eyes and comes in three colors, as well as transparent. Each has a separate frequency, so multiple players can race and fight each other. They're now on sale at … Read more
Seagate's new superflexible external-hard-drive family just got a new member, and it's a significant upgrade.
The company announced Tuesday the latest addition to its FreeAgent GoFlex line: an desktop external hard drive called the 3TB GoFlex Desk that offers 3TB of storage.
Like other drives in the GoFlex line, the new 3TB GoFlex Desk comes with the flexibility to adapt its standard USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection just by changing the adapter.
On top of that, it's one of a few solutions on the market that comes with an … Read more
From the iPad's lack of it, to one prison's brilliant use of it, Multitasking is regrettably a part of every true nerds life. Admit it, you know its true. That is, of course, if you are a real nerd. And if you aren't sure, we have a Venn diagram for you too.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 179
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Until all gadgets go wireless, you'll have cables to deal with. Bluelounge--an LA-based design studio--realizes every device comes with a cable (or two), so it's created products that organize cables that help to defeat their everyday annoyances.
Bluelounge studio's Melissa Sunjaya and Dominic Symons do more than design furniture and accessories. The internationally recognized artists have designed Web sites, interiors, footwear, fashion accessories, and other products that benefit from a contemporary look. Their designs are distinct and inspire clean and happy feelings.
Minimalists will enjoy the StudioDesk, a work space with a cubby to conceal unattractive … Read more