Sunday, September 27, 2009

GPS Buyers Guide, 6 things you must know

by Jason Wolf Wolf

Yes there are six things you need to know before you buy a GPS for your car or truck. What do most people use a car GPS for? The most popular use is to get turn-by-turn directions while driving from point A to point B. Some popular car navigational units are the Magellan Roadmates, the Tomtom, the Garmin Nuvi units, and the new Navigon gps units.

1 - Screen Size and sound are important. Especially while driving. The screen should be readable and bright, Also Make sure the buttons are big enough for your fingers, so that you aren't pressing multiple buttons at the same time. Vehicles are noisier than you may think. Driving noise can make it difficult to hear weak audio. Be sure to check out the sound quality to make sure you can understand what is being said. It should be clear and loud so that you can hear it in your vehicle.

2 - Downloadable Maps and memory. Most gps units come with maps built in. A lot of them can download maps as well. It is a good idea to puchase one that has the ability to download maps, so that you map doesn't get outdated.
Memory - the more memory the gps unit has, the more locations, waypoints, landmarks, and maps you can save.

3 - The time it takes a GPS to find and display information. This depends on the number of channels a GPS has. The more channels the unit has the better the reception. Take this into consideration. You don't want to have to pull over and wait for it to get map data if you make a wrong turn.

4 - Does the unit speak street names? This is very helpful. If it does not say the street names and it tells you to turn right. You may have to glance at the unit to check the street name. This can be dangerous.

5 - What type of batteries are used with the GPS? Are they normal rechargeable AA batteries or are they special manufacturer batteries? Also how long do they last.

6 - Bluetooth is great for those who need to use cell phones while driving, With Bluetooth the driver can make and receive hands-free calls through the unit's speaker and microphone, and view their telephone book and access caller ID on the screen. What an amazing feature. Of course blue-tooth enabled units are little more expensive.

Those are the six things you need to know before you buy a GPS.

Heres a quick note about mapping data:

All Magellan Garmin and NAVIGON GPS units use NAVTEQ mapping data, while TomTom uses Tele Atlas. I've done research online and found that both NAVTEQ and Tele Atlas are both good and I would not base my decision on which mapping data the gps uses.

Where to buy?

A good place to check prices is at:

This website has video reviews of numerous gps units and links to compare prices. That way you can watch a video of the gps unit, compare prices from multiple sources online and get the best price.

How to avoid getting phished

Phishing is a computer crime in which phishers fraudently acquire sensitive information like credit card details and passwords. Phishing is carried out using fake emails or instant messages, where the phisher masquerades as a trustworthy person or business like a bank or an online organization such as eBay or PayPal. Below is some tips on how to avoid getting phished.

- Do not reply to emails or pop-up messages asking for personal info. Do not click on the link in that message too.
- Do not email personal or financial information.
- Regardless of who sends them, be cautious of opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails.
- Look for the 'lock' icon on the browser's status bar for secure website.
- Use updated anti-virus software and a firewall. The anti-virus will protect you from accepting unwanted files containing software can harm your computer or track your activities on the Internet without your knowledge.
- fire-wall will make you invisible on the internet and block all communications from anauthorized sources.
- Review credit card and bank statements as soon as you receive them and check for unauthorized charges.

How to identify phishing messages?

- Emails containing spelling mistakes or bad grammar.
- Lack of personal greeting.
- Misspelled URLs or the presence of subdomains.
- The presence of '@' symbol in the URL. Most browsers tend to ignore all characters preceding the @ symbol. So a web address may look like a page of PayPal but will take you to
- Presence of an IP address in the link.

While some fraudulent emails are easy to detect, others are very sophisticated and detailed in their deception. For instance, the sender can look legitimate, the subject line can be credible, and the links and logos within the email can all match those of the brand being imitated. For the sake of the latter case, every email from a known brand requesting information should be treated with suspicion. Never click a link within the email, but rather use a search engine to find the organization's Web site. Better yet, type the URL directly into the browser's address bar. On the same note, never reply to the email, but rather use the contact page on the organization's Web site to email or phone a response.

Hopefully this tips will help you stay safe online, and put phishers out of business.

Virus? How Do I Clean It Up?

Virus? How Do I Clean It Up?

Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.

As soon as you suspect that your computer has a virus, remove your computer from any networks it might be on, as well as from the Internet, so that you don't inadvertently spread the bug to others. Unplug your network cable if you have to.If you have virus-scanning (anti-virus) software installed, run it. If you don't have anti-virus software, you'll need to obtain some.

Turn off system restore because this is where most of the viruses hide. Anti-virus programs can eradicate the virus in this zone unless system restore is turned off. To find this in Windows XP, right click on "my computer" then click on "properties" then choose "system restore" then tick the "turn off system restore" button. Run the anti-virus software then turn system restore on again.Follow the instructions that came with the anti-virus software. Keep running the virus-scanning software until your computer comes up clean.

Reconnect your computer to the Internet and check with the anti-virus software's publisher to make sure you have the latest updates. If not, download them now. After updating the anti-virus software, run it again until your computer comes up clean.

Sometimes viruses are very persistent meaning that if you kill it, it restarts itself automatically. If this happens, it is important to know where the program is located on your hard-drive. For this, I recommend Process Explorer. It is free, and works on all Windows OSes.

Run Process Explorer, and find out where the file is. If you aren't sure about which process is the malware, right click every one you know isn't bad, and click "Google Search" and that should tell you if it is bad. Once you know which and where the bad file is, reboot and tap F8 while booting. When you see the option, tell your computer to boot to safe-mode. This will run only the basic, necessary-to-run-your-computer programs. Then, go and delete the file that you have found to be malware. Do the registry check mentioned above, and boot normally. If you do not know how to access your registry, it is Start->Run->regedit in Windows XP, and probably older ones, but I can't guarantee that. Beware! The registry is highly sensitive! Don't play with it, because that could ruin your computer!

If you are searching the Internet for anti-spy-ware/virus programs, you should be wary. Some of them call themselves the anti of what they really are. Anything that says immediately that your computer has many problems (100s to 1000s) should not be trusted. Don't be scared into buying it, because that's exactly what the makers want; and if you're like me, you would agree that anyone who has to lie to scare you into buying from them doesn't deserve your money.

Is Your Anti-Virus Software Working Properly?

With the Internet growing vast each day, you can’t compromise on your PC security. The risk of receiving infection has increased while you surf and download free stuff like music files, movies, and videos from the Web. Such matter is virus infected and multiplies itself once it gets into your system. Slow speed, redirecting of your startup homepage, frequent pop ups, shortcuts on your desktop, annoying advertisements and formation of unknown toolbars are some of the common symptoms that mark the entry of virus. Many people have an antivirus applications installed but they do not configure them correctly. Just installing the application does not mean that the application is working properly to stop the threat or infection. You must update your antivirus software regularly. Below is a tips to check either your antivirus software are working or not.

- Open your Notepad

- Copy the code exactly in the notepad : X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

- Now Save it with the name fakevirus.exe in any of your folder/drives.

- If this file got deleted immediately, then it means that your antivirus is working properly and updated !!

- If this doesn't happens and you see the saved file in that folder do right click the file and select scan with your installed antivirus and if the scan shows the file then it means your antivirus is working properly but not updated with a new version, as best antivirus softwares detect any virus (at the same second when you save the same in your system)without your effort of going to specified folder and scanning the folder.

- If it doesn't shows any kind of threats then you need to change your antivirus software immediately with some good one with the new version.

There's always a lot of discussion as to which is the best free antivirus software product. But one product name always seems to be talked in these debates - AVG Antivirus.Considering this is free software, it offers an excellent level of protection. For several years, many computer users have said that this is the best free antivirus software.

Registry Problems?

The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions, and Windows Mobile. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, users, preferences of the PC, etc. Whenever a user makes changes to Control Panel settings, file associations, system policies, or most installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry. The registry also provides a window into the operation of the kernel, exposing runtime information such as performance counters and currently active hardware.

When faced with performance hindering registry issues, there isn't a whole lot of options to choose from ..

1- Use computer repair software to automatically scan and repair all errors within your registry.

2- Try to manually fix the registry errors through the "Registry Editor" by yourself. This option will likely end with further damage being caused to the registry.

3- Ignore the problem and wait until the errors get so bad that the computer becomes completely unstable.

As you can see, not a great deal of choices; either let the computer fall apart, "manually" cause the computer to fall apart, or get a registry cleaner and fix the computer automatically. It isn't too hard to choose, is it? Having said that, be sure to get a registry cleaner that actually does the job right and doesn't require a whole lot of user interference. Although you'll probably want to be in charge of the registry scan, it's pretty safe to say that you won't likely want to be in charge of the actual registry repairs; which would result in you having to deal with all of the technical decisions. So once again, be sure to get computer repair software that can easily handle everything for you.

Another option you may be interested in, which usually isn't the first idea to come to mind, is "System Restore". System restore is a unique tool that allows the user to rollback all system settings & registry configurations to a previous date, while at the same time preserving the user's recent files and important documents.

All you have to do is go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. When the window appears, simply choose a restore point and then follow the instructions to restore the previous configurations & settings. This is truly a great way to get rid of harmful registry errors, as all changes to the system, whether they were good or bad, will have been reversed, resulting in increased PC stability. However, you should know that the removal of the registry errors is not guaranteed -- in fact, complete removal of all errors may not even be possible through the system restore tool.

In order for "System Restore" to work and actually fix the PC's registry issues, you have to know when those registry errors occurred so that you can choose the correct restore point. If you choose a restore point in which the errors were already present, nothing will have changed and the errors will still be affecting the registry. Therefore, make sure you have some general idea of when those errors first appeared before you use the "Restore" feature.

If you have no clue on when the errors first originated, you're best bet is to use the best registry cleaner that can get rid of the errors for you. And honestly, it's much easier to do a basic scan and repair with a registry cleaner than it is to do a "System Restore" every time you accumulate registry errors.

Cleaning Your Keyboard

When it comes to cleaning your keyboard there are many methods that can be used, some harder and more effective than others.

The easiest method is the Shake Method. It is so easy that you can do it right now. Pick up your keyboard, turn it over being careful not to press any keys, and shake it. See all of that stuff fall out? It is dirtier than you thought, isn't it? You can use one of the following methods to clean it further.

The Blow Method - You can buy cans of pressurized air at the computer department or computer store which are made especially for cleaning your computer. They usually have either a hose and nozzle or a tube extending from the nozzle. Hold the keyboard up vertically (that means that end of the keyboard is up and the other end is down), aim towards the keys and press the button. Keep blowing until all of the debris is blown out. Be sure to get around and in between all of the keys. This can be done with the computer on, but it is better if it is off so that you do not have to worry about pressing the keys and coming up with a page of aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa's.

The Vacuum Method
- This is just like the Blow Method except that a vacuum is used instead of a can of pressurized air. It is quite simple. Just turn the vacuum on, pull out the hose, and run the nozzle over the keys. Before doing this make sure your keyboard does not have any loose pop off keys that could be sucked into the vacuum.

The Cotton Ball Method
- This can be done in addition to the above methods and in lieu of the following methods. Take a cotton ball or cloth and wet it with rubbing alcohol. It should not be so wet that the alcohol runs down into the cracks of the keyboard. Wipe the tops and sides of the keys.

The Dishwasher Method - I hesitate to tell about this method because there is the possibility that it could fry your keyboard. When I had less experience with computers, I dunked my keyboard in a sink full of water to clean it. It did work afterwards, so I don't doubt those who say this method will not mess up your keyboard, but if it does, don't complain to me. I warned you. If your keyboard is not the standard membrane type of keyboard or if it is on a laptop, do not even think of trying this.

This is how you do it. Unplug the keyboard and place it face down in an empty dishwasher. Do not disassemble the keyboard and do not put it in a dishwasher that has dirty dishes in it. Some say to add soap, some say not to. Run the dishwasher through a regular cycle. Take the keyboard out, shake the water out, and stand it on end until it is completely dry (this may take several days). If it does not work after doing this, it may not be dry. Let it stand another week and try it again. If it still does not work, I warned you.

The Disassembly Method - This is the most thorough method, but it should not be done on laptop keyboards or non-standard non-membrane keyboards.

Turn off the computer and unplug the keyboard. Turn the keyboard upside down. You may want to get two books or short boards to place the keyboard on. Position them so that they hold up the keyboard on the edges when it is turned over. This should leave the keys dangling and not touching the books or the floor. This is especially needed when the keyboard's back is off; otherwise the keys will be lifted out of their position by the floor (or whatever surface it is laying on).

Get a screwdriver and remove all of the screws from the back of the keyboard. Lay the keyboard down on the books and carefully remove the back.

Take everything apart and clean thoroughly. It is better to take the keys out one at a time and clean them so that you do not put them back in the wrong place. Wipe each one down with a wet cloth and then with a dry cloth. Any keys that may be hard to put back in, can be cleaned in place without removing them. Wipe around the keys as they sit in place and blow any debris out with your lungs (using compressed air or a vacuum may upset the keys). If you are really brave, you can remove all of the keys at once and give the frame a good wipe down too. Do a once over and make sure that you have cleaned everything. Then reassemble it all.

Don't forget the keyboard's cable. Wrap a wet cloth around it and wipe it down. It may have an accumulation of grime that needs to be scrubbed off. Also if any of the letters on the keys have rubbed off, you can use a fine point permanent marker to draw the letter back on the key.

Keyboards are quite resilient and so it should work when you turn it on again. But if not, another attribute of keyboards is that they are cheap and so it won't cost too much to buy another one. With these pointers in mind and a quick reaction, you just may save your keyboard from total destruction the next time it gets coated with coffee.

11 Tips for Computer Security

Below is 11 tips for you.

1. Update/patch ALL your software every now and then!

2. Check/adjust ALL your settings so they are safe, since they AREN'T by default!

3. Use firewall, like ZoneAlarm to control what goes in and out from your computer!

4. Use good passwords: at least 13marks long, containing both letters and numbers. Remember to change your password every few months at least and don't ever use the same password in two places!

5. Get a good antivirus program: NOD32, F-Secure, AVG or Norton Antivirus and keep it updated!

6. Don't open or execute files that you are not 100% sure are absolutely safe nomatter where or how you get them.

7. Wipe your history files (like cookies, internet history and temporary files, etc.), logs and personal files, with specific wiping program (like Eraser) instead of just deleting them.

8. Use encryption to enhance your privacy! Use encrypted email (like Hushmail or Ziplip), www-surfing and encrypt sensitive files on your computer (PGP).

9. When you are finished using some internet-based service like email, sign out of it rather than just closing your browser! Also, when you leave your computer, make sure that none of such programs or connections are left open that someone could abuse. In WindowsNT/2k/XP, press Windowskey+L to lock the workstation.

10. Don't use public computers for anything you need to type in your logins, they usually have Trojan horses that capture your passwords.

11. Make backups and store them in safe place! Easiest way to do a total-backup is to make an "Image" of your hard drive or partition and store it on safe location, but floppies will usually be just fine for storing documents,

Windows Registry

The need to fix a corrupt registry is something which any personal computer owner may face at any time. Perhaps in order to address whether it is important to fix a corrupt registry or not, let us first define the Windows registry. The Windows registry is a database of information about the configuration of a computer, including software, hardware as well as files and other preferences that you have set on your computer. When faced with a corrupt Windows Registry, many people wonder what causes this problem. Installing and un-installing software on your personal computer can sometimes leave unnecessary files on your computer, and this leads to reduced computer performance. As you use your PC on a day to day basis, the Windows registry size keeps growing, and this can also cause a corrupt Windows registry.

Many computer users do not know when it is time to do a registry cleanup. So, what are the symptoms of a corrupt registry, and how do you know that it is time to fix your registry? The main symptoms of registry problems are frequent system crashes, Windows errors, slow performance, hardware malfunctioning and system crashes. In most cases, running your spyware tools do not help to improve the performance of the computer. Difficulties to log into your computer and when opening your software, files and games is also another sign that it is time to fix corrupt registry. Is it safe to ignore a corrupt registry problem and what are the risks of not fixing a corrupt registry? Given the fact that the Windows registry is the central part of your computer, it is not a good idea to ignore any signs that your registry is corrupt. This problem will not go way on its own, and a corrupt registry will only get worse if not repaired.

There is also a risk that the Windows registry will be damaged up a point where it is impossible to repair it, which will mean having to buy a new computer. The crashes and freezes of your computer will occur more frequently as the condition of your windows registry deteriorates, and this will get to a point where your PC simply stops working. This means that you will probably lose your files, data, games and any other stuff that you have stored on your PC. Perhaps another important question which computer owners have is whether it is possible for them to manually fix registry problems.

The fact is that a Windows registry is large and complex. It is also a rather delicate part of a computer such that if any damage is done to it, your PC may stop working completely. It also requires a very high level of computer expertise to understand how the Windows Registry works, let alone how to repair it. Trying to repair the windows registry manually on your own is therefore a very time-consuming, daunting and risky exercise for most computer users. When your computer has developed registry problems, it does not necessarily mean that you should buy a new computer. There are several reputable Windows registry repair utility programs on the internet that any computer user can use to fix a corrupt registry. For the average computer users, it is good to know that reputable registry cleaners are easy to run and use.

How To Clear The ARP Cache In Windows 2000/XP And Vista

The Address Resolution Protocol is designed to ease communication in TCP/IP networks through accelerated methods of finding host hardware addresses when the network layer is known. When a network layer has been resolved to a data link layer address, the link between the two is put in a table called an ARP cache where matched sets of Hardware and Internet Protocol are kept.

The ARP Cache therefore hastens what could otherwise be a time-wasteful process. The ARP cache may however, encounter some problems. The cache table must be maintained in an orderly manner.

There is also the possibility that the cache entries might become stale with time, and more cache entries might be added without the expired ones being removed from the cache. The initial signs that the cache needs to be cleared is when the pages just won't load and also when you might be unable to ping certain IP addresses. It is suggested that before doing anything, you might try and first check whether the routing and remote services have been disabled (no need to do that if you are using Windows XP Home Edition).

To clear the ARP cache in Windows 2000/XP and Vista, take the following steps:

- Proceed to the "Start" button, click on "Run" button.
- Type the following command in the "Run" textbox. "netsh interface ip delete arpcache".
- Click on "Ok".

Clearing the dynamic ARP cache entries takes between 2 and 20 minutes, depending on the system. But there are alternative ways of clearing the cache if the initial method did not work: Go to the "Start" button, and then go to the "Control Panel".

- Jump to "Performance and Maintenance", although this step is not necessary if you are in the Classic View.
- Now go to "Administrative tools" and then go to "Computer Management" and click the "Services and Applications" button on your right-hand column.
- Scroll down the window that opens up to the point until you find "Routing and Remote Services". Click on that tab. A window will then open. Now go to the drop-down menu and select "Disabled".
- From there, click "Ok" to the necessary dialogue and save the settings.

Still having problems with the cache? There are still other methods you could use, like the following that is designed to clear the cache every five minutes for those using Windows XP Home edition. If you are on Windows XP Pro and you still want to use this method, change the "C:WINNTsystem32" part of the command to reflect "C:windowssystem32".

- Install the Window on the default drive(C), and if it's not, you will need to replace the letter "C" with the letter representing the drive in which the Windows has been installed.
- Go to "Start" button and then click on the "Run" buttons. Type "cmd" in the textbox and then click "Ok". After that, copy and paste this link on the blinking cursor after (>) sign; "SCHTASKS /CREATE /SC MINUTE /MO 5 /TN ARPFLUSH /TR C:WINNTsystem32netshinterfaceipdeletearpcache"
- Type "enter", and then you will be required to type in your username and password, and then press "enter" once more. That should do the trick.

Spyware And Adware?

Not all spyware and adware is bad. It is not the same as a virus or a worm. Some of it is there by your permission. In other cases, it may be bundled into a piece of software that you choose to download. It is when it crosses the line and starts reporting things to others that you did not give permission to that it becomes bad. At other times, it can really slow down your computer and even lead to viruses and more serious problems.

What Is Spyware?
Spyware is a little program that a company or Web site places on your computer in order to provide information. Several uses of spyware include:

- Advertising
- Collecting personal information
- Stealing your browser's home page
- Accessing certain Web sites without permission
- Record browsing habits
- Keeping records of your keystrokes
- And more.

Spyware is not always bad. In some cases, you may permit it to exist when you download certain software online. You may permit a company to display its ads in order to receive what that company is offering - such as music. It can be bad, though, if it is there without your consent and if it is doing things without your knowledge.

What Is Adware?
Adware is a piece of software (a program) that controls what type of advertising you see. In some cases, it collects information about your browsing habits, and then displays ads that are related to the things you have been searching for. Adware is often placed on your computer without your consent. In some ways, adware is merely a form of spyware.

What Can You Do With Spyware and Adware?

You can download spyware and adware removal software that will eliminate many of them that are lurking on your computer. Some software will find more than others will, and you will also want one that can scan and detect adware or spyware in emails. If you are running the latest Windows Vista program, you want to be sure that the spyware / adware software program you get is compatible.

Preventing new spyware and adware from infecting your computer is nearly impossible, but with regular uses of an anti-spyware software program, you can certainly keep it to a minimum. Some spyware removal software acts in real time and prevents new spyware or adware from becoming active as soon as it gets on your computer.

Transfer Music From Your Computer To Your PSP

PSP is one of the greatest gadgets today that features a music enhancement experience, as it integrates it with gaming. It gives the PSP owner a chance to optimize his or her gadget with easy music listening, complete with quality earphones that come from Sony. One can change it however, by their own choice of earphones or headphones as desired. PSP Music Downloads may be acquired from top sites that may have large databases of songs that may be transferred to your PSP. But before checking them out, you may want to know how to transfer files from your computer to your PSP.

Here are some steps:

1- Download music files and make sure that they are in these formats: .mp3, ATRAC3plus, .mp4, .wav or .wma. Music may also come from UMD’s (Universal Media Discs). If you are using Memory Stick Pro Duo, not all of these formats may work or be playable with your PSP.

2- If you already have your music files at hand, you may now transfer them to you PSP through: USB or Memory Stick. If you are going to use a USB cable, all you have to do is plug it into your computer and PSP. If you are going to use a Memory Stick transfer, just make sure you have a Memory Card Reader at hand.

3- If they have been successfully connected and you can see your PSP in the directories available, open the PSP File System. Make a folder, PSP, or any of your desire, and make subfolders inside of it, such as Music, Photos, Videos, etc.

4- Look for the files that you wish to transfer and copy them into the applicable folders. As so with this example, transfer your music files into the Music folder.

5- You may now disconnect your PSP from the computer and play your music files as you wish.

Increase Your PC Performance

There are many of us that have made computers our life, there is nearly no work that we ca finish without the help of computers. There are official matters, even personal work too that might be at a halt if your system is not working well. If you are troubled with the systems speed then it is better to find out a solution to increase your PCs performance, simply getting a new PC wont be the best way to solve this problem.

There are a few steps that can be followed and verified if they work or not, well in approximately all the cases these steps are the best solution to handle any problem.

Firstly, check out the PC and see what kind of files you have stored in your PC, are there any such files that you do not want and have installed without any proper use. There are chances that at times such files that are if no use, then even they can also reduce the speed of your computer. If there are such files that you do not use then there is no point keeping these files in your computer the best way is to remove them. This might be a good step in increasing your systems speed.

Secondly, check out the defragmentation that you have done. If you havent defragmented your drives properly then there are chances that there might be an adverse effect o the speed and the performance of your PC. There are chances that your hard drive may turn over crowded and this can slow down your PC searches and performance thus defragmentation is needed to overcome such situation.

Get a proper and more RAM, this is required as RAM is the main aspect that allows the smooth functioning of a computer and thus affects the working d speed. The affect of RAM on performance and speed is well known so its better to get more and quite effective RAM.

Graphics, there are at times chances that this factor might be the culprit behind the reduced speed affects. There are times when any game or any functioning turns slow just because of the graphic that are not appropriate in your computer according to the necessary requirement so getting the best graphic card even checking the graphic property can do the needful.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Steampunk Frankenstein PC Case Mod

We see plenty of Steampunk mods around, but this one surely takes things to a new level of insanity. Constructed by Dana Mattocks, the SteamPunk Frankenstein PC case mod 8 feet tall, and weighs over 400 pounds. The project apparently took a year to complete, and it shows.

Not opportunity for modification is pass up, with everything from the power button (a discreet brass valve) to the air intake (an old church floor vent) gets a neo-Victorian overhaul. While it looks like a wooden mainframe, its guts are pure high-end gaming. The dual Nvidia 8800 GTX system is watercooled throughout, keeping noise to a minimum.

35 Creative USB Flash Drives

USB drives are the new age of data storage devices also known as Flash Drives. USB drives have substituted ancient floppy disks and CD’s because of its micro mini size and ability to take it any where; you can take this highly storage size device in your pocket.

Today, I am sharing with you some of the most unusual and creative USB flash drive designs which you would really wish you could have.