IBM Model M keyboard

I’ve yet to see a keyboard that beats this one at least at one category that mater in keyboards, sound, feeling, mechanics or endurance. This model has it all. However, the original produced by IBM is not in production anymore, but rest assured, since a company named Unicomp purchased the rights and still produces this famous Model M, along with other cool keyboards. However, since the keyboards are so enduring and high quality, their business does not run that well and to quote from Wikipedia article on IBM Model M:

Unicomp has had difficulty making them profitable because they rarely break, and most retailers will not stock such an expensive keyboard.



Adesso AKP-170 Keypad Mouse

Adesso AKP-170 - Keypad Mouse

Adesso AKP-170 - Keypad Mouse

Really ingenious i must say. Usefull and convenient for those who need a keypad that bad for their laptop.



If you want to buy a hardware encrypted hdd…think again

Read this fine analysis of Raidon Staray-S Series hardware encrypted hdds  on Heise Security:

Budget encryption – Attacking a weak crypto system

So next time think again, read about it, investigate it before buying such a hdd and trusting it with your most precious data.


TorrentTV: offload BitTorrent peer-to-peer duties from a PC


Myka is shipping an embedded Linux device that downloads, stores, and plays BitTorrent media files on an attached TV. Available in 80GB, 160GB, and 500GB models, plus a Developer’s Edition with a 1TB disk, the Myka appliances offload BitTorrent peer-to-peer duties from a PC.

Linux-driven BitTorrent appliance ships

For the hard core pirates out there! Arrgh!


History of Netbooks from Ars Techinca, part I

The netbook has taken off over the last year, but fifteen years of drama preceded the current success. In Part I of The State of the Netbook, Ars explores the surprisingly long history of the “new” form factor.

➡  The State of the Netbook, Part I: WEee have lived before


How to charge and store 32 netbooks at once

nsc-32-mini_openIt is a joch right?