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Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB SSD Weighs Just 8.5 Grams

We are all aware of amazing impact of SSD's on a computer's speed, just imagine the boost to possibilities of portable computing with availability of new "Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD" disks boasting the industry's first one Terabyte solid-state disk drive all packed inside an ultra-light and ultra-thin form-factor sizing just 3.85mm in thickness with an weight of just 8.5 grams.

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB SSD

Evena Eyes-On™ X-Ray Glasses Can See Through Your Skin

Do you think Google Glass is cool? Think again after you checkout the Evena Eyes-On™ X-Ray Glasses which can see through your skin. Before you get too excited about the possibility of "see-through cloths" X-ray vision do let me clarify that Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses is meant for medical professionals enabling them to clearly see the veins beneath your skin, which helps their decision for picking the “best” vein to stick you with a needle saving you from multiple pricks at wrong areas. Don't forget to watch and share the excellent real usage video of this cool X-Ray vision gadget posted below.

Evena Eyes-On

Toyota's Killer Firmware : The Computer Inside Your Now "Smarter Car" Is Already Causing Human Death

While everyone is looking forward for an era of self-driven Smart-cars, the recent verdict of a jury against Toyota holding it responsible for a crash in which a passenger was killed and the driver injured due to faulty firmware in their car raises some serious questions about software bugs causing fatal accidents.

Recently, Google revealed using customized version of Ubuntu Linux for their Smart cars. And after this verdict the big question which needs to be answered is - isn't like any other software platform the embedded smart-brain of these future cars suspectable to hardware/software defects and also vulnerable to already demonstrated car hacking/hijacking?

Confused Smart Cars

Toshiba FlashAir - SD Card with Embedded Wireless LAN

Unlike the Huawei UltraStick SDCard shared a few days earlier, Toshiba's FlashAir Wireless SD-Card concept is nothing new as we already have wireless SDCard Eye-Fi readily available.

FlashAir™ – with it's punchline being "the simple way to shoot and share" comes in 8 and 16GB capacities and is fully SDA compliant Flash Memory with a built-in wireless LAN Access Point. The WLAN feature allows access to the data stored on the SD Card without the need to remove the Card or plug a cable to the device. Simply connect the remote host by linking it to the WLAN Access Point of the FlashAir™ SD Card, start a browser tool and all data of the card can be read and transferred from the FlashAir™ SD Card to the remote Host. The setup des not require any software installation and one can simply plugin and start accessing the data on the card over WiFi secured with WPA2 password.

Huawei's UltraStick : SD Card With No Space For Storage !!!

Yes, you read that right. Huawei's UltraStick is an SD card with no storage, however, the SD-card comes with an nano-sim slot and features an 3G radio with 21Mbps (HSPA+) download speeds. The accessory aims to provide 3G connectivity for low-end tablets, one simply slips the card into readily available SD-card slot and there non-cellular WiFi only tablets magically transforms into the expensive high-end counterpart with 3G connectivity.

Ubuntu Powers Google's Self Driving Cars : A Video Showing The Technology, Capabilities, & Challenges

We recently shared a story showing the versatility and power of open-source computing with Linux, further strengthening the claim, Linux has now got another feather in it's cap when Ubuntu became the OS which is now not only powering Desktop, Laptops, Netbooks and mobile devices but also Self-driving Google Cars as unveiled by the following Google presentation at the embedded Linux conference.

As detailed by Google, they are using a customized version of the Ubuntu Linux OS optimized for real-time usage in their driver-less cars, the video also shows how Google modified the Ubuntu operating system for these particular usage needs and achieve exactly what they needed.

How to convert .CDR to .ISO and make a bootable USB disk

File-format incompatibility between Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating-systems is something every user faces utilizing both operating-systems. One such incompatibility is the disk-image format used by both operating-systems, while Apple Mac OS uses .CDR format Microsoft Windows utilizes the international disk-imaging standard .ISO, so you would need something to convert .CDR to .ISO file-format and vice-versa to use them under rival operating-systems. Luckily, the only difference between two is the file-extension, and all one needs to do is to change the .ISO/.CDR extension to make them work interchangeably without any real file-format conversion. We can also use this fact to make perfectly bootable USB disks from .CDR files from Windows and Linux using existing tools allowing cloning of .ISO format to USB.

.CDR To .ISO

Fixing python error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

While package managers like PIP for python are easy to use and usually work flawlessly, there can be cases when things fail. While installing the pyAudio package for python in Windows using command pip install pyaudio I encountered error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat the reason for this error could be many but usually means the library you are trying to install contains some C/C++ code and pip needs to compile them to get a binary. On Windows PIP tries to do that using Microsoft Visual Studio's compiler and when it is unable to find it, throws the error below. Luckily, the solution is very easy as shared ahead.

Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
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