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Many newer vehicles come with a USB port or two, but even if that's the case, you still might want to consider a dedicated USB charger for your car. Why? Because over at ThinkGeek, you can pick up the Knight Rider KITT USB Car Charger, an officially licensed Knight Rider product that will give your daily driver that piece of pizazz you've been looking for! Not only does it look like KITT's voicebox from the hit 1980s TV show, but it talks. Well, sort of -- you won't have much luck holding a conversation with it the way David Hasselhoff did on so many occasions during his four seasons playing Michael Knight. However, it does come programmed with nearly a dozen phrases along with light bars that... Read more...
It's unfortunate that today's generation is more likely to associate David Hasselhoff with his drunken attempt at eating a cheeseburger off of the floor than with his portrayal of Michael Knight, a high-tech crime fighter who rode around in one of the coolest cars of all time, a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, otherwise known as KITT. What made KITT so awesome was the integrated artificial intelligence. Long before Siri, Google Now, or Cortana existed, KITT was giving Knight directions and saving his bacon time and again. Good news if you're a fan of the original Knight Rider series - KITT is for sale. Interestingly, it's not going for an obscene price. It's up for auction by Julien's Live with a starting... Read more...
Own a Garmin (or TomTom) GPS? In need of a laugh? If you have $9.95 and a love for 80s comedy, there's a solution waiting. The well-known Knight Rider really made famous talking cars, and most would say that no talking car on television or the silver screen has rivaled the original KITT. Even now, it's the talking car that everyone remembers, much like Mr. Ed is the talking horse that everyone remembers. Now, KITT can be your car. In a way. There's no magic potion for converting your Camry into a TransAm with all sorts of futuristic gadgetry, but a new voice pack for Gaming navigation systems and the new Android-based Garminfone allows your navigation system to sound just like KITT. NavTones... Read more...
If you’ve registered for almost any type of online service in the past few years, then you’ve probably run into a Human Interface Proof (or HIP for short).  HIPs are those strings of letters and/or numbers that look like they came from some malfunctioning typewriter.They’ve proven to be quite useful in cutting down the number of bot-generated accounts spamming message boards and e-mail boxes, at least they did for a while.Malicious programmers have now had enough time to adapt to the technology, and the struggle to modify HIP to stay ahead of hackers is now the order of the day: “When Hotmail first started using HIPs, the number of e-mail accounts generated on the first day dropped by 20 percent... Read more...
Do you own a cat/s and have computers?  If you do, then you may want to take a look at this interesting article which talks about the dangers of litter dust near computers. Dust, especially clay dust, is a very real threat to electronics. Clay is naturally capacitive and conductive. In addition to its ability to short or damage electronics, it acts as an "insulation" of sorts and it will hamper the normal cooling of a computer. This extends to any electronic device: monitors, speakers, stereos, televisions - anything that's exposed to the air is exposed to dust. Having owned a cat for many years, I for one can vouch for the fact that litter dust migrates out and clogs with its fine dust particles.... Read more...