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WiebeTech Drive eRazer - Reviewed

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: WiebeTech Drive eRazer - ReviewedWhen you delete a file from your computer, is it really gone?  Information theft is getting more coverage in mainstream media in recent times, most of us would be aware of potential loss of personal information if you lose a mobile device such as a notebook, iPod or mobile phone.

 

Or imagine this scenario.  You have just bought a state of the art new computer. All your data has been copied over to the new machine and deleted from the old machine.  You then sell it to another party for a tidy sum and it is the end of that story.  Or is it?

 

Thoroughly erasing data beyond recovery on a hard disk is a time and resource consuming task.  It is one that is not performed as often as necessary given the number of stories you read in which deleted personal data has been retrieved from hard disks.  The WiebeTech Drive eRazer (Drive eRazer) is a dedicated piece of hardware that can clean a hard disk to US Department of Defence standard (non-classified data) without the need for a host machine.

 

The Nephilim Imperatives - Book Review

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: The Nephilim Imperatives - Book ReviewHave you ever wondered what's behind UFOs?  Or about such sightings as Bigfoot or Yetis?

Does Area 51 pique your interest?

 

The other week a most unusual book landed on my desk called The Nephilim Imperatives, by Terry James.

This book purports to give a reason behind these sightings and it comes from a perspective that you may not have expected.

 

It gives credence to the existence of UFO phenomena and is an interesting read.

Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router Review

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router ReviewLet's not pretend otherwise: Routers are normally pretty boring devices. The best routers tend to quietly do their job in anonymity amongst the Rat king of cables hidden away from view.

If you do happen to intentionally glance at your router, it usually coincides with the words, Why are you not working? Expletives optional.

The Belkin N1 Vision takes this truth and attempts to turns it on its head. Here is a router that wants to be looked at.

Read on to find out why..

 

Cyberlink PowerDirector v6 First Look

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Video

Read more: Cyberlink PowerDirector v6 First LookRecently I bought a JVC Everio HDD camcorder which came bundled with some CyberLink software for editing video. 

This OEM version of PowerDirector Express was easy to work with for a neophyte such as me but ultimately would be rather limited. 

Subsequently I acquired the full version of PowerDirector v6 and checked it out.

Here are my initial findings.

 

RiDATA EZ Yego USB Flash Storage/USB Hub Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Storage

Read more: RiDATA EZ Yego USB Flash Storage/USB Hub ReviewedThe Y shaped EZ Yego USB flash drive stands out from the rest of the pack, not least of which because of its intriguing shape.

The unique 'Y' shape is indicative of its party trick: The EZ Yego not only stores up to 4GB of data, but it also acts as a mini hub for USB 2.0 devices.

Cool.

 

Read on for more..

 

Eaton Powerware 5110 and 3105 UPS Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Eaton Powerware 5110 and 3105 UPS ReviewedAs our digital lives increase in importance and volume, so too does the risk - and cost - of losing the data that makes it all possible.

 

While keeping up to date back-ups and storing your data in RAIDs is a good start, it all means nothing without an adequate supply of power - Especially during a power outage when critical equipment needs to be shutdown to avoid data loss.

 

Eaton's range of Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) aim to provide this power and with it, peace of mind.

Read on for our review..

 

SLEEPTRACKER Pro Watch Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: SLEEPTRACKER Pro Watch ReviewedThe SLEEPTRACKER Pro is the latest iteration of Innovative Sleep Solutions' SLEEPTRACKER watch.

The SLEEPTRACKER series of watches monitor your sleeping patterns through the night so that they may wake you during one of your natural, "almost awake moments" in your sleep cycle.


Some of our readers may remember that a few years ago intrepid sleeper, Martin Regtien reviewed the original SLEEPTRACKER.

With the launch of the new SLEEPTRACKER Pro however, the baton has been passed on to me - and quite rightly so: Sleeping is what I do best.

 

Read on for the full review..

Linutop Mini Linux PC Reviewed - Damn Small Linux Hardware

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in PC Hardware

Read more: Linutop Mini Linux PC Reviewed - Damn Small Linux HardwareThe Linutop is a small Linux PC. Of course, if you think the Mac Mini is small, then perhaps the words, incredibly miniscule are closer to the mark.

Running a customised version of xubuntu Linux, this little box could replace your desktop for most common tasks, including what you're doing right now.

And if this wasn't impressive enough in a box slightly larger than a Nintendo DS, the Linutop does it all drawing a maximum of 5 watts - That's less than an energy saver light bulb!

Brando USB to SATA/IDE Cable -- Reviewed

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: Brando USB to SATA/IDE Cable -- ReviewedBrando’s USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE cable allows concurrent connections with SATA or IDE devices over the USB port and I thought it was sheer cabling genius.  The SATA/IDE cable was released recently and Brando has kindly provided a unit for this review. 

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