The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:


September 11, 2013  10:36 PM

New Wireless USB Standard

Posted by: Nathan Simon
USB, wireless protocols

So apparently they want to have wireless USB to be the de-facto standard to connect devices to a PC. They say it will run over WIFI signals, so what ever happened to adhoc wireless connections, was it too difficult? How will devices pair? They have to make it just as easy as plugging a USB device...

May 4, 2011  1:07 PM

Update : VMware Workstation 7.1.4

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Fedora 14, microsoft, program update, RHEL 6.0, security update, USB, vmware, VMWare workstation, Windows 7 SP1

VMware Workstation 7.1.4 is a FREE update for all VMware Workstation 7 users. Highlights of VMware Workstation 7.1.4 are: - Windows 7 SP1 and Ubuntu 10.10 are officially supported. - Improved support for RHEL 6.0 and Fedora 14. - Resolved customer reported USB device issues. - Enhanced...

November 23, 2010  4:15 AM

Western Digital 3TB USB HDD

Posted by: Nathan Simon
750GB/Platter, I/O Benchmark, low power, Serial ATA-2, USB, usb 3.0, WD Caviar Green, Western Digital

Western Digital has released the first boot-able 3TB USB HDD. With 64MB Cache and a 7200RPM spindle speed, and USB 3.0 support, his drive should perform quite well. The WD Caviar Green 3TB drive was able to reach 128MBps on the read test and 107MBps on the write test in the Overlapped I/O...

November 2, 2010  12:56 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Android 2.2, BlackBerry, hdmi, Ipad, Playbook, USB

Now here is something that i might actually get and use... aside from a BlackBerry Playbook :) Samsung's foray into the tablet market will definitely be a profitable one, based on the specs below and what I've read about it, I cannot wait to  get my paws on it. Here are the...

September 7, 2010  9:23 PM

Acer and its iPad Crushing Plans

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Andoid, Apple, Channel Insider, Chrome OS, expandability, google, hdmi, Ipad, microsoft, SD, tablet, USB, Windows

Acer is planning on releasing many new tablets over the next year. Acer will be able to make a tablet in a variety of operating systems like Windows, Chrome, and Android. These Tablets will also have much more expandability, like usb,SD card slots, and HDMI out, the list goes on. We all know that a...

August 13, 2010  12:06 PM

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB,, Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, USB, usb 2.0, Xporter Rage

I just started looking for a new USB drive, and stumbled upon this and think you all should check it out!

"The Xporter Rage USB Flash Drives are exceptionally fast and provide an outstanding value to users," states Meng Jay Choo, Product Manager at Patriot. "Designed around the...

June 16, 2010  2:39 AM

The New Xbox 360

Posted by: Nathan Simon
802.11n, kinect ready, microsoft, New Xbox 360, touch sensitive, USB, Wi-Fi

Well, I didn't see this coming, didn't see any rumours at all... funny because I am a big Xbox fan, ah well, I've have been very busy with a new client, anyways... check out some of the new specs below. Touch Sensitive Buttons -turn the Xbox 360 on or off and eject a disc with...

April 18, 2010  7:30 PM

iPad Competitors – Android Tablet – HP Slate

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android os, google tablet, HP Slate, hp tablet, Ipad, Netbook, portability, USB, user interface, Windows 7

Well we knew it was coming, a Goolge Tablet running the Android OS. This might be something i would want to get my hands on, considering the Android device will be much more customizable than the iPad. As below, working with the Android Tablet in the cloud is much easier, which would make life...

March 11, 2010  12:06 AM

New Portable App – Team Viewer

Posted by: Nathan Simon
AES 256, bypass firewall, portable applications, portable apps, remote control, support, teamviewer, USB, vnc

I have yet to use this app, but apparently it works well, from what I heard.

TeamViewer Portable 5.0.7904 has been released. TeamViewer is a remote PC support/control and screen-sharing tool. You...

January 27, 2010  5:42 AM

USB Raid Flash Drive

Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, flash, RaidDrive USB 3.0, SuperTalent, USB, USB 1.0, usb 2.0, usb 3.0, Windows 7

Well I don't know if any of you have seen this yet, but there is a new SuperTalent USB flash drive out in the wild, called "RaidDrive USB 3.0" Apparently this thing is supposed to sustain transfer speeds up to 200MB/sec using a USB 3.0 port. It is also fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and...

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