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Apple pimping MacBooks with extra security for K-12 laptop programs

Apple pimping MacBooks with extra security for K-12 laptop programs

Kansas City and some places in Southwest Louisiana will be getting some customized MacBooks due to a contract Apple landed with those school districts. Basically they are just adding the necessary security upgrades that the schools required, but there’s nothing basic about the upgrades.

I kind of wonder if these school districts aren’t fronts for CIA training camps, I mean Apple is adding in GPS tracking for the notebooks, the ability to remotely destroy the hard drive of a stolen school MacBook, and a sticker that is said to destroy the notebook if someone tries to remove it. Those are some pretty hardcore security updates for some school laptops.

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VholdR wearable cam makes uploading your POV to YouTube a lot easier

VholdR wearable cam makes uploading your POV to YouTube a lot easier

So easy in fact, within the software there is a one click upload to YouTube button. It records at a resolution of 640x480 at a rate of 30 frames per second, not bad for such a rugged cam.

The ruggedness comes from the anodized aluminum exterior and the lack of a lot of moving parts and controls. There is a button to roll and cut, its one button though, and that’s all there is.

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Ruggedized Lenovo PC

Ruggedized Lenovo PC

So let’s say you work for Lenovo, and you write a piece about how your company (Lenovo) doesn’t currently offer a truly ruggedized PC and the next closest thing is the ThinkPad series. Then let’s say that you go to home base to do a presentation for a potential customer and on your way out you see exactly what you just wrote doesn’t exist.

Would that make you angry, or would you just laugh? Me I’d laugh, but that actually happened to a guy, when he went to Beijing where the Innovation Center is.

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Helicopters that would make Dr. Evil Proud

Helicopters that would make Dr. Evil Proud

Mainly because they have frickin’ lasers. So, laser tag is fun. Flying RC helicopters is fun.

Combining the two with RC helicopters that shoot, and receive, laser beams just like laser tag, well that’s Head-Explodingly fun. The fun is only compounded by the fact that a laser hit makes the copter spin out of control and crash.

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Getac V100 Rugged Tablet PC

Getac V100 Rugged Tablet PC

We’ve seen many rugged laptops that could hold up to very harsh work environment. How would you like a rugged tablet PC? Getac, a tablet PC manufacturer unveiled a rugged tablet PC called V100 that is made to be resistant to extreme environment.

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Verizon toughens up with G’zOne Military-spec phone

Verizon toughens up with G’zOne Military-spec phone

Blimey, is there anything sexier than a slinky model cavorting in water?  I'm talking of course about Verizon Wireless' latest oh-so-butch cellphone, the laughably named G'zOne Type-S, which not only has such standard fripperies as Bluetooth and a video-capable camera (albeit VGA resolution) but packs that into a casing that lives up to Military Standards for water resistance, humidity, shock and dust.

 

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