USB Foot Control for Any Software

One more (I can’t resist) step toward full body interfaces. Great idea for many reasons and situations and as an alternative to keyboards, mouse, joystick, etc.
MojoKid writes

“When it comes to controlling your favorite PC title, you’ve got a few options. There’s a mouse. There’s a keyboard. There’s a control pad and the joystick. Now, there’s one more option apparently. Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) announced today the SoftStep KeyWorx multi-touch foot controller, the world’s first foot controlled digital interface. Available for Mac and Windows, this controller sits on the floor. The company claims that it has multiple uses for gamers, video editors, programmers, data entry professionals, disabled people, repetitive stress syndrome sufferers, etc. It’s both pressure and location sensitive, USB-powered, and contains ten fully customizable keys that remember up to 100 sets of commands for repetitive tasks.”

Plug and Prey: Malicious USB Devices

Keeping security in mind all the time, our computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices are available to all kinds of physical attacks as well. The good news: there are ways to protect yourself, but you need to be aware of the risk first.

People can stick a USB dongle, keyboard, thumbdrive, etc in your device and quickly compromise your data.

Plug and Prey: Malicious USB Devices.

Gadgets for the Halloween Geek

Images and info found on Device Daily.

While I was looking around for fun music and accoutrement for Halloween, I stumbled upon these cool gadgets.

doll sharpener
1. Living Dead Dolls Pencil Sharpener

I’m pretty sure I would want this around every day of the year. I can also think of plenty of my friends that are sadistic and freaky enough to want to stab her eye all the time.

zombie light
2. Solar Powered Yard Light Zombie

Although the solar powered option makes it attractive to have out all the time, I’m not sure how well it would go with my garden. This might be one that only comes out each October.

coffin fogger
3. Coffin Fogger

The coffin comes with an included skeleton, and oozes color-changing mist by using tap water.

spooky shadows
4. Spooky Shadows Projector

I tried to make one of these before. Sometimes it is just easier to buy something, especially when the one you made doesn’t even work (the shadows were completely undecipherable).

ghost finder camera
5. Ghost Finder Camera

Now when you get those blurry photos, you can say, “Oh, that is just the murderer who haunts my house.”

pumpkin PC case
6. Pumpkin PC Case

It takes all kinds.

pumkin PC
7. Pumpkin PC

At least with the case, you can switch it out (to your Christmas Santa case, maybe.) With this one, you will be celebrating your Halloween nerdishness all year round!

ghost mouse
8. Ghost Mouse

While the decoration is kinda cool, I’m not so sure about the ergonomics of the shape. We must suffer for our geekdom.

pumpkin USB lights
9. USB Pumpkin Decor Light

Time to decorate the cubicle or your house with these lights that are powered through the USB.

USB Hub monster
10. USB Hub Monster

I think this one is my favorite, since it looks like it was made by a demented 5th grader.