Hardware encrypted PIN authenticated diskAshur2 drives keep data secure

We keep our computers on lockdown, encrypt our data and secure them from prying eyes and online predators, but what about our backups, what about those external drives? UK-based iStorage has come up diskAshur2, an updated line of virtually bullet-proof PIN authenticated and hardware encrypted hard drives. So even if the drive was stolen, your data is fully protected.

The beauty of this system is that you data will be secure and there’s really no need to worry about installing software, which operating system is running or what platform you are using. All your data’s encryption (AES 256-bit XTS) is done through hardware thanks to the drive’s built-in secure microprocessor. Read more…and full review at Canoe Tech Blog

 

Watch total Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA Live Stream/ Replay

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If you can’t be along the actual solar eclipse path, then watching it live stream is the next best thing from NASA Eclipse central and you can watch it all below.  The pre-show starts at noon ET. If you decide you want to look up, then make sure you take the necessary precautions.  Experts have said looking at the eclipse without  the right eye protection, except when you have totality (when moon is completely covered*), can have an impact on your eyes lasting from moments of  and days of discomfort to permanent eye damage.  Be safe!

Read full post and access video at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Jabra Evolve 75 open office headphone

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Almost every over-the-ear headphone I’ve ever reviewed has been primarily designed for music or video games but if needed could also be used to take calls. This time, we spin things around looking at the new Jabra Evolve 75 wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones optimized to suit the noisy call centre or with the open office in mind .

The Evolve 75 is lightweight and designed to be worn all day. With its spring-loaded extension headband and padded faux-leather ear cups, it fits comfortably over your ears without completely covering them. They also pivot on an angle allowing them to flatten for storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New rugged EcoLantern light and speaker 100% waterproof

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EcoXGear known for their outdoor products has launched EcoLantern a new portable light and speaker. It’s tough and rugged, ideal for the outdoors, and it’s totally 100% waterproof.

The new offering features five brightness settings and multiple light modes: bi-directional control, dimmable, multi-colour for partytime and if needed, emergency flashing. Despite being only total 10.4” tall still puts out a respectable 400 lumens with 360-degree light. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

iHeadBones Cyclist Headset uses cheekbone to transmit sound

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About five years ago I discovered an amazing little gadget called Rock-it! which using vibrations, could turn any hard surface into a speaker. Fast forward to 2017 and those good vibrations are even better as iHeadBones has just unveiled the R949 Cyclist Headset which actually uses your own cheekbone to transmit sound directly to your inner ear. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: UnGrip won’t let you drop your phone

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Johann Pascual had an epiphany noticing that while cellphones were getting bigger and bigger most people’s hands were not and that caused some difficulty for some people. So he invented Ungrip, a little gadget that adheres to the back of any sized smartphone allowing you to easily grip your prized device with comfort and care.

Now before you start quoting Capt. Obvious, the reality is that a larger phone means a higher chance of dropping it, a common occurrence particularly when taking Selfies. And haven’t you noticed how many of those phones aren’t even in a protective case Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New hoverboards offer No-Fall Technology

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I can honestly say I’ve never fallen off a hoverboard, but then again, I only took one for a test drive once and someone was holding me for part of the way and when I finally decided to go solo I barely put the pedal to the metal. Now should I have truly revved it up, for lack of a better term, my feet and the hoverboard would surely have parted ways.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Big Drone Show and film festival landing in Toronto

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Canada’s biggest drone event, The Big Drone Show (BDS17), a conference and trade fair for enthusiasts and professionals featuring all things drone and UAV, hits the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this September 27th and 28th, 2017 and will be hosted by drone technology company, The Sky Guys Ltd. The event also features a film contest, the 1st Annual Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF). Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Laplink unveils super-speed USB 3.0 data transfer cable

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Laplink has been around since the early days of the PC. It’s been know over the years for providing an easy solution to quickly migrate large amounts of data from one PC to another. It’s particularly handy especially when setting up a new computer. To help speed up the process, the company has just introduced the new Laplink USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Cable that can offer transfer speeds of up to 10x that of the USB 2.0 version.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple quietly mutes iPod nano, shuffle

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Try to find an iPod nano or iPod shuffle at your online Apple Store and you’ll find them nowhere to be found, as it appears that Apple has sent them off to iPod heaven.

These two Apple music players were destined to be discontinued. But it was certainly just a matter of time that as Apple focuses on Apple Music rather than rely on music downloads the primary source for these two devices.

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The iPod Shuffle was first introduced in 2005 and was the first iPod to use solid-state storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.