Past a certain hour of the day, we’re pretty reliant on light to see what’s going on around us. While some are content with one or two lights on in the house, others need to turn on every single light as they move through each room. Usually if the power goes out we can rely on a flashlight app from our smartphones, but eventually your battery will drain, and then what do you do?
The quality of the lights all around us completely change the way we see the world. It’s not something we naturally notice, but when we use the wrong lights for certain scenarios, we know something is off. Would you put a white LED light on your bedside table, or use a black light when trying to see at night? We know enough about different types of light to know when and how to use certain ones, but if you’re trying to take photos the type and strength of the light you use comes into play in a whole new way.
Mushrooms are a fungus that release spores to grow more mushrooms. While a good deal of mushrooms are safe for consumption, we don’t necessarily want to take a bite out of any shroom we come across. Of course, mushrooms have shown up in fairy tales, folklore, and stories all the time (does Alice in Wonderland ring any bells?), so regardless of whether or not we enjoy their flavor, we have a bit of a weird fondness for them. This interest manifests in products such as nightlights and lamps, but now we’re going to look at one that will purify your air.
When the PDA was first released and it more or less became a device that road warriors had to have, everyone thought that it might even be a replacement for the notebook or laptop to a certain extent. After all, the higher end models, especially from Palm, did come with the ability to go online, to check and more importantly, reply emails, surf various websites, perform banking transactions, and to let you let off some steam with gaming support. However, it looked like the advent of the smartphone killed off the need for a dedicated PDA, and hopefully the stick PC idea would not die in a similar manner some time down the road, either. Lenovo did show off their Ideacentre 300 not too long ago, and now it looks like Archos of France has delivered their take in this niche market with the PC Stick.
In the world of gaming, there are those who used to play when they were young and now play whenever it seems like a fun idea, causal gamers who play a few times a week, hardcore gamers who put in enough time that it may as well be a part-time job, and professional gamers who sleep, eat, and breathe games. There’s nothing wrong with falling into any of these categories, but the higher up the scale you go, the more you realize you need proper tools to play certain games. Those who play PC games know that a combination of an awesome mouse, keyboard, two or more monitors, and a high-quality headset can all come into play with how you perform.
At the end of April, we did talk about how Patriot introduced a new kind of USB flash drive – while it maintains the basic characteristic of storing data on it, that particular model had something extra which the entire industry is slowly but surely moving toward – that is, to be able to connect into a future generation USB without having to worry about which direction you are going to plug it into. Yes sir, it looks like Integral Memory themselves have already jumped aboard the USB Type-C connector bandwagon by including it into their latest USB flash drive model that is simply known as Fusion. How apt!
While we are more or less moving in the right direction where wireless technology is concerned, there is still value in terms of being tethered to a particular device. For instance, Griffin Technology has just announced that they will be making their Premium Charge/Sync Cables with Lightning connector available to the masses, and what makes this particular offering so special from the rest that are in the market? Well, it will be the easy-connecting reversible USB which can be plugged – without having you to guess and make the right orientation in the first place. Surely this is one of the better advancements where USB connectivity is concerned, especially when your USB port remains located at the back of a desktop chassis, and it is way too inconvenient to actually evict the entire family of dust bunnies and fumble your way through.
Toshiba is normally not a name that one would associate with USB flash drives, as these tend to be “small fish” in the world of consumer electronics. However, this does not mean that the Japanese firm does not look into such details. In fact, Toshiba has just unveiled new retractable and mini USB flash drives, which you might want to check out if you happen to be in the market for one of these puppies. Being released under the TransMemory product range, the two products are known as the TransMemory Retractable U362 Retractable Flash Drive as well as the TransMemory Mini U201 USB Flash Drive. The former, as its name suggests, happens to have a retractable design and super-fast USB 3.0 performance, while the latter has been specially optimized for USB 2.0 ports.
When we clock out from work for the day, we are often mentally and physically exhausted. If it’s a particularly bad day, we hardly want to move. While lounging around the house is a perfectly valid past time, we don’t want to be forced to move from our spot once we’re settled. If your phone or tablet are your main sources of entertainment while you’re being a potato on the couch, you’ll need a power source nearby.