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USB Hack – How to Make a USB Cable Flash Drive!

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Here’s a clever hack that can turn your old USB flash drive into a new one by inserting it in a USB cable.  I personally have a bunch of USB flash drives where the chain has broken off, this hack will help me revive those into my keychain again.

The casing of the USB drive started to crack at some places, so I was planing to make a case replacement anyway. It doesn’t matter really how you put the circuit board out, as long as it’s intact for transplant. Also, verify the length and width of the circuit board to make sure it fits inside the USB connector.

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USB Hovercam Scanner Replaces Old-Skool Overhead Projectors!

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Remember those large overhead projectors we used in high school to magnify paper onto the wall?  Well, here’s something that might replace that bulky, useless technology.  (Of course, don’t forget to recycle and re-make your overhead projector into a digital projector in the process.)

The USB Hovercam scanner can scan and magnify anything underneath, works just like

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256GB USB Flash Drives!

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For those of you who have been waiting for the world’s largest USB flash drive, the wait is finally over.  Datatraveler 310 256GB (yes, that’s 256 gigabytes!) USB Flash Drives are available on Amazon for $843.99.  I don’t think the

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IllumiCharger Uses Solar Cells to Recycle your Indoor Gadgets via USB!

Here’s an interesting eco-gadget that could proved to be pivotal in recycling all of indoor lights.   The IllumiCharger uses solar cells to recycle you indoor lights and feeding your gadgets via USB ports.

The Illumi-Charger achieves this unprecedented feat by recycling light energy that permeates in any indoor space that has luminescence provided by fluorescent, compact fluorescent, or incandescent lighting. As solar calculators (available in every Walmart or drug store) utilized the light energy inside our

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USB Hack – How to Make a USB PC Fan!

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Do you have old desktop PCs/computers laying around your house and it gets super hot where you live?  Well, you don’t have to buy a USB fan, you can make one from those ol’ PC fans.

You probably also have some old USB wires laying around.  Just cut them off, wire them to the PC fan (refer here for USB pinout) using pin 1 (5V) and pin 4 (GND), voila!

You have a working PC fan.  Of course, if you want to get more technical, you can probably add a

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Turn off Auto-Play for USB Flash Drives!

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For most of us who use USB flash drives, we probably don’t need auto-play nor pop-ups which Windows 7 brings along with other goodies.  My friend Greg over at GetUSB.info has a great tutorial on that, please head over here for full instructions.

Windows 7 is much like XP in accessing the feature to turn off the USB auto play function. We don’t have a Window’s 7 machine, but I did find a great tutorial from DemoGeek. Here is the info you need to turn off USB Auto Play

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Portable USB Turntable Audio Converter!

Do you need a USB Turntable that will convert your old vinyls into digital MP3s?  Look no further as this Turntable Audio Converter from ThinkGeek will do the job and also is portable.  This is actually cheaper and better than most other similar products we have seen in the past so get one! 🙂

What’s more however is the integrated USB port, which allows you to plug the turntable directly into your laptop and convert your oldfangled vinyl into newfangled digital audio files p

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4-Port USB Hub with 10cm Ruler

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Max’s Note: A MUST-have for students!

The earliest instrument for measurement and the latest computer accessory are combined in this USB Hub Ruler. With this dual-function USB, you are not only able to connect 4 different USB devices at the same time but you also obtained a measuring tool for instant surface calculations.

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Transformers USB Flash Drives! [CES Withdrawls]

I guess guys over at Toshiba booth were using Transformer USB Flash Drives to demo their new Satellite laptops.  Well, apparently, these cool Transformers USB Flash Drives were more interesting than the laptops for CNet writer Scott Stein.

You can get these on Amazon for abou

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Yogen Eco Chargers [Video]

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Well, CES 2010 was pretty darn big and 3 days of walking didn’t help me but it looks like Shinymedia bloggers got a good demo of Yogen Eco Chargers, good!  I missed their booth because CES was just so freakin’ huge but next year I will be more prepared.

You can get it here for $39.95 at the YoGenStore.com.

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