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This is just one of those things I just had to write about. As I was cruising the net in search of something interesting to write about I kept coming back to this.
It is one of the most gaudy yet cool arm chairs that I have ever seen. This combination of turquoise and black leather, chrome and aluminum is nothing less than a Harley Davidson Edition custom built chair from First Impressions.
It has everything, from exhaust pipes to side view mirrors. It even makes engine sounds when you kick out the foot rest. That is guaranteed to annoy your wife and bring that feeling of satisfaction that goes with sleeping on the couch.
Now this is watching TV in truly manly style.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Logitech EX100 Cordless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse with Speakers for Only $18.99 with FREE Shipping.
Offer: Perfect for you folks running media centers and just need a simple basic keyboard to use from across the living room while watching your TV, or if you just need and like wireless systems. Good ONLY for today folks and probably not even for the whole day, this recertified to new is just $18.99 from the $25 price it was previously so if you want one, get it now.
Ok this is a new one, using the keyboard to actually infect a system. This new type (at least new to me) can be used to take complete control of an Apple Keyboard and then a system through the use of a BIOS hack.
The hack is complete and can even keylog items entered at book time meaning it can grab encryption keys entered and of course your system password.
The attack on the keyboard takes less than 18 seconds to upload roughly 100kb of code into the keyboards firmware. The payload can be inserted thanks to a number of flaws already in existence in OSX.
The truly bad part about this is that once your keyboard is possessed you cannot simply wipe your drive to get rid of it. Doing that would still leave you open to immediate re-infection because it is the hardware that is infected.
Video courtesy of Digital Society
Our Deal of the Day today is the HP Home & Home Office Store - HP Gaming Keyboard with VoodooDNA for only $29.99 with $5.25 Shipping! (Rebadged Razor Lycosa).
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Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Logitech diNovo 2.4Ghz Slim USB Keyboard for only $58.98 Shipped!.
Offer: The Logitech diNovo Slim keyboard is one of the best designed and aesthetically pleasing keyboards around. Engineered for comfort and designed for beauty, the diNovo Keyboard features a wireless modular design that combines easily with a notebook stand and mouse to help you type and work in a more natural position for improved comfort.
Intel's Moblin has been making the rounds this year (I had it installed in a Virtual Machine for a month) it even managed to pop up on an Asus Eee Keyboard at Computex.
Luckily the gang at netbooks.de were ready with a video camera and caught the whole thing.
Although the Eee Keyboard in the shot is not a production system (after all Moblin is still in Beta Stage) it is very interesting to see on the Eee Keyboard. I have a feeling that once it is launched we may see a lot more of Intel's Moblin.
Read more here.
The model you can see is only a prototype at present, but there's no reason that ASUS couldn't deliver a Moblin version alongside the Windows XP Eee Keyboard. Hardware in this case looks to be unchanged, so we'd still expect the same Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of SSD storage. Wireless HDMI is believed to be an option.
What the video doesn't show is any media functionality, so it remains to be seen what advantages there Moblin may bring over the Microsoft OS. ASUS have repeatedly assured us that the Eee Keyboard will launch this month, priced at around $400.
We told you that Asus was planning an EEE-Keyboard PC back at CES. Now it looks like we may actually see it soon.
According to Engadget the new keyboard PC will hit the streets in June.
Asus originally planned for a launch in late Q3 but has moved that up quite a bit if the new launch date is correct.
The EEE Keyboard will feature an Atom N270, and a small (about 5-inch) touch screen on the side. Other possibilities include a 32GB SSD and 802.11n wireless. But these are not confirmed.
Read more here
Members will recall that this function has a complete computer Eee Keyboard it? ASUS has finally decided to launch the Eee Keyboard this, ASUS will be pointed out that the formal launch by the end of June this year, specifications and price information will be published Computex
Our Deal of the Day today is the Saitek PK02 Eclipse II Keyboard with Backlight for only $34.99 with FREE Shipping at Newegg.
Offer: Having a backlit keyboard is really nice if you prefer your work area more dimly lit. It also has soft, quiet cushioned keys, and media control keys. Use coupon code: PK024710 for FREE shipping!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks for $39.99 at Buy.com Shipped Free!.
Offer: consider this the best notebook mouse ever created. The 2.4GHz receiver is so tiny, I just leave it on my laptop and forget about it. The mouse itself is responsive, the scroll wheel is awesome, the clicks require the perfect amount of pressure, and the ergonomics are awesome.
Microsoft announced Tuesday that the SideWinder X8 mouse would be available in stores this week.
The new SideWinder X8 finally cuts the cord with 2.4Ghz wireless functionality and the body of the mouse has undergone a mild redesign.
Microsoft says that the battery life will last about 30 hours of active gaming before you have to recharge. You will also be able to charge the mouse while continuing to use it with the charging cable.
Aside from from the wireless addition, the new mouse also utilizes Microsoft's BlueTrack technology. This will allow the mouse to track on virtually any surface and will track between 250 dpi and 4,000 dpi.
Retail price for the SideWinder X8 will set you back US$ 99.95.
"Many gamers have long desired a wireless gaming mouse that doesn't compromise on performance, and Microsoft delivers with the SideWinder X8 Mouse," said Bill Jukes, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware. "Combining the best tracking performance available with an innovative wireless solution, this mouse will change the way gamers perceive wireless performance."