Akitio Super S3 eSata USB 3.0, FireWire 800 Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio have announced the addition of a new hard drive enclosure to its range in the form of the new Akitio Super S3 which will be arriving soon in stores an online direct from their website for around $150.

The Akitio Super S3 is equipped with and array of connection ports including eSata USB 3.0, 2 x FireWire 800, but unfortunately it doesn’t include a Thunderbolt port.

Akitio Super S3

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LaCie La Plug Transforms USB Drives Into Cloud Storage (video)

If you are looking for a way to share files, photographs and media with friends and family directly from your home network. LaCie has unveiled a new network bridge device called The LaCie LaPlug enables you to setup access to your files and media for users you permit giving them access from  their own browsers. Simply attach USB drives to the LaPlug device to convert them into cloud storage and then setup access rights for each user.

The LaCie LaPlug is also compatible with UPnP and DLNA compatible equipment, like game consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 and even allows you to stream media and music to iTunes equipped systems. Watch a promotional video after the jump to see it in action.

LaCie LaPlug

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Toilet Paper Printer (video)

Mario Lukas has created a very unique type of printer that uses toilet rolls for its printing paper rather than traditional A4 sheets. Lukas created the unique printer as an entry into a hardware hacking contest “Mach flott den Schrott” run by German technology magazine c’t.

Lukas build his Toilet Paper Printer using old printer parts and has even equipped it with an Ethernet port to control exactly what you would like to print. Its primarily been designed to print Tweets and Facebook posts but can also be used to print RSS feeds as well. Replacement toilet rolls can be added by opening the left side of the printer.  Watch the video after the jump to see the Toilet Paper Printer in action.

Toilet Paper Printer

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QNAP Unveils Three New Turbo NAS Private Cloud Storage Solutions

Today QNAP the maker of network attached storage (NAS) has unveiled three new additions to its range in the form of the new TS-419P II (4-drive), TS-219P II (2-drive) and TS-119P II (single-drive) storage solutions, which have been designed for both home and business use.

All three Turbo NAS devices are powered by a 2.0 GHz Marvell processor, and have 512MB of DDR3 memory, Gigabit Ethernet (one port on the TS-119P II and TS-219P II, two on the TS-419P II), active cooling, support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives together with USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity.

TS-419P II

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Wacom Launches New Bamboo Tablet Range

Today Wacom has announced a new range of Bamboo Tablets its just added to its portfolio of products. The new range has been created to provide designers and visual communicators with methods of sketching and note taking. There are three tablets in the range starting at $80 rising up to $200, called the Connect, Capture, and Create.

At the bottom of the range the Bamboo Connect is a pen-only tablet and ideally suited for digital pen note taking, doodling and white-boarding enabling you to transfer your ideas directly to your Mac or PC instantly.



Wacom Bamboo Tablet Range

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Thunderbolt To Get Even Faster With New Cables

Even though there are still only a small handful of devices and peripherals that actually support the new super fast Intel, Apple 10Gbps Thunderbolt connection. Intel is already claiming that with just a cable upgrade the new Thunderbolt ports will allow even faster connectivity.

Intel has unveiled that using fibre optic Thunderbolt cables will significantly increase the speed of transfers of data when compared to the already available copper wire cables.

Thunderbolt Cables

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Fanatec CSR Elite Force Feedback Racing Wheel

If you are in the market for a force feedback steering wheel to accompany your copy of Forza Motorsport 4 when it lands. The new Fanatec CSR Elite wheel might well be worth a look and should  provide you with the racing controls to take your racing to the next level.

The Fanatec CSR Elite Force feedback wheel is compatible through a wireless connection to a Xbox 360 or via USB cable connection to a PC or PS3 consoles. The steering wheels force feedback is provided by dual 120W motors supported by an additional 2 vibration motors enclosed within the wheel rim, allowing you to feel every movement of your car.

Fanatec CSR Elite Wheel

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Buffalo Unveils USB 3.0 MiniStation Extreme And DriveStation Axis Velocity

This week Buffalo has unveiled two new additions to its range in the form of their new MiniStation Extreme and DriveStation Axis Velocity storage solutions. The new Buffalo MiniStation Extreme has been designed to provide a portable storage solution in a rugged, lightweight package, designed to keep your files secure and equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity.

The larger Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity is also equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity and a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive. Together with optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption offers government-grade protection without the need for additional software.

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme And DriveStation Axis Velocity

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Toshiba Updates Its Canvio Drives With USB 3.0 Connectivity

Today Toshiba has announced the upgrade of its Canvio range of external storage drives with USB 3.0 connections. The USB 3.0 upgrade has been rolled out across the entire range from the top of the line right down to the basic drives.

At the higher end of the range user can also benefit from 256-bit encryption and anti-shock drive parking together with NTI’s BackupNow EZ software.

Toshiba Canvio USB 3

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Asus Unveils 3 New All-In-One-PC Systems

Asus have unveiled a new line-up of all-in-one PCs it has just added to its range in the form of the 21.5” ET2210, 23.6” ET2410, and 27” ET2700. All three are equipped with 1080p LED-backlit touch panels, 2nd-gen Intel Core i processors supported by 8GB of DDR3 memory.

The design of all three monitors are very similar, slim and monitor like as you would expect with USB 3.0 and e-SATA connectivity, 802.11 N wireless LAN, Digital camera, SonicMaster Audio and VESA-mount points.


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NZXT Unveils the Source 220 PC Chassis

NZXT has been making all sorts of computer peripherals like gaming mice and computer cases for years now. The company has announced a new computer case today that is called the Source 220. This case has some nice features and it is one of the cheapest cases I have ever seen from NZXT.

Source 220

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Stampede 10-Petaflop Supercomputer Equipped With Intel 50-Core Chips

Its been announced today by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and University of Texas that they are currently creating a 10-Petaflop supercomputer named Stampede that will be equipped with Intel’s 50-core processors capable of 10-Petaflop (or 10,000 trillion operations per second).

The new Stampede supercomputer will be arriving in 2013 and will be one of the world’s most powerful computers for scientific and financial applications. When finished Stampede will be equipped with several thousand Dell “Zeus” servers with each server having dual 8-core processors from the forthcoming Intel Xeon processor E5 Family (formerly code-named “Sandy Bridge-EP”) and each server will have 32 gigabytes of memory.

Stampede 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

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