We all have parents and if we are blessed enough, they will live a long and productive life. Playing with grandchildren, answering our late night calls about how to discipline our children, and the ongoing stress they have watching us stumble through the obstacles of life takes its toll on them. This doesn’t even include the normal day to day tasks our aging parents tackle on their own. It is a natural part of life for us to eventually take care of our parents as they took care of us. Below are a few ways that technology is now able to help us do a better job. [Read more…]
The cases you buy for your gadgets, for example, your iPhone, may look ho-hum. After all, it’s just a case that protects your gadget from scratches and the occasional bumps. But you may not realize that case manufacturers can be quite the ingenious bunch. We’ve seen some really cool case designs before and some of them are so cleverly designed we just have to have it. [Read more…]
Gadgets are not only found within the realm of the consumer sector. The military is actually gadget heaven for the latest and most advance electronic equipment. And they need to be at the cutting edge of technology because we’re talking about defense and the protection of lives – not just the civilians but also military personnel as well. [Read more…]
One of the things that I really don’t take for granted when I bring my laptop around everywhere I go is security. Aside from physical security (you know, never taking the laptop out in scary areas, never letting the bag out of my sight, bringing a Kensington lock), you can never be too careful about software as well.
Now, if you don’t like carrying around a full computer, but you like to keep your data with you all of the time, you might want to consider the IronClad. Created by Lockheed Martin – yes, the guys who created the F-22 Raptor fighter jet – the IronClad is basically an entire operating system embedded on an 8GB USB drive. So all you need to do is to plug it into your workstation, boot up from your USB drive, and work.
IronClad shrinks your laptop hard drive to a three-inch flash drive, portable and small enough to fit in your pocket or attach to your keychain.
Plug IronClad into virtually any laptop or PC, and it turns into your own computer.
IronClad will bypass the computer’s hard drive and run directly off the flash drive – from your operating system to your everyday applications.
This gives you the convenience of your home desktop, either stand alone or networked, with no risk of your sensitive data ever touching the hard drive of the computer you’re using, leaving no trace that you were there.
IronClad is secure enough to use at computer kiosks, shared laptops, or public workstations.
Personally, I’d like to use this instead of lugging around a laptop. What do you think?