Toshiba Laptops Brick Themselves

July 23, 2008

Brick? Aggressive iPhone users eager to escape the clutches of ATT’s wireless stranglehold on iPhone service in the US download some tricky bits to modify their phones. Apple responds by turning those phones into bricks whenever they update the iPhone software. Imagine how much fun you could have with your laptop if it decided to assign itself a password one night, giving you a “Password=” prompt the next time you booted it. Even more fun, there is no correct password you can guess to access your laptop, excuse me, brick, no matter how hard you try.

If you own a Toshiba Satellite or Tecra laptop, get ready to play the “My laptop is now a brick” game. Read the rest of this entry »


DYMO File Overview

December 7, 2007

Remember those handheld DYMO labelers? The company now has ways to help you scan and later find your paper documents. Jeremy Petty, Business Development Manager for the DYMO File product line, explains how it works and gives a demo.

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David Yarborough of Computer-Plus Speaks

December 7, 2007

David Yarborough, President of Computer-Plus, talks about the printer support business while standing over the smoking printer he uses to catch attention during the ITEC conferences. Guess what\’s the most disgusting thing he ever dug out of a printer?

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ZyXEL NSA 2400 Overview

November 17, 2007

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The ZyXEL NSA-2400 Network Attached Storage devices offers a solid chassis, a business-like attitude, and backup software for Windows clients and SQL and MS Exchange servers.


Eaton BladeUPS Overview

October 3, 2007

Chris Loeffler demonstrates Eaton’s new BladeUPS rack mounted battery backup and power distribution systems at the Data Center World show in Dallas.

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Avocent PM42 Overview

October 3, 2007

Ashish Moondra, with help from Nathalie Reagins, demonstrates their new Cyclades PM42 manageable power strip at the Data Center World show in Dallas.

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CXtec Fiber Cable Management

October 3, 2007

Rick Dallmann shows the new CXtec Fiber Enclosures and Modules to better manage fiber cabling in a data center. The cables and modules support the current 10Gbps speeds, but are ready for the future with a rating for 40Gbps.

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