Hapy Birthday WRT54G!
November 18, 2002 – It was on this day eleven years ago, that history was in the making, with the launch of the first 802.11g router – the Linksys Wireless-G Router – known more popularly today as the WRT54G; or in some circles the “Linky”. It was at COMDEX in 2002 where the WRT54G was shown for the first time, along with a Wireless-G PC card for the computer and a Wireless-G access point; the WAP54G. Products were to ship the first week of December just in time for the holidays.
Today the WRT54G/WRT54GL is the best -selling wireless router of all time – selling tens of millions over the past 11 years and still selling strong!
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Apple has just announced the latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, will be available as a free download. In addition to the usual promise of increased speed and efficiency, the update has a number of improvements over 10.8 Mountain Lion, including a more robust notification system (which includes inline replies), better support for multiple monitors and full screen apps, a revamp of Finder, and the addition of iCloud Keychain for saving passwords.
From the PR Release:
“ROCCAT’s highly acclaimed Power-Grid app is now available to the public for free download as the software reaches its open beta phase. The game-changing software consists of a smartphone app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, and accompanying host software, which runs on Windows. This technology is used to turn the smartphone into a sophisticated, fully customizable remote control for the PC, extending the environment of the gamer onto their smartphone. Power-Grid features countless preset Grids and Controls that offer functionality ranging from adjusting Windows settings to executing in-game macro sequences in popular games such as StarCraft II and League of Legends. The software also provides gamers with the ability to create their own extensively configurable Grids and Controls, allowing them to cater to their own specific needs and desires. The new Power-Grid website – launched simultaneously – provides a database for those searching for additional Grids and Controls. The database will feature ROCCAT as well as community content, the latter being facilitated by the launcher software’s easy-to-use Grid and Control import/export process.”
Slot cars meet iOS in the new racing game by Anki. Up to four cars race head to head with the AI powered machines on a 3.5’x8.5’ track that rolls out on your floor. The cars take their design styling from the Hollywood designer of the 1996 Batmobile. Through time each car develops different skills as you upgrade it, such as speed, acceleration, energy or recharge. On board weapons can be controlled by yourself during the race to give you an edge. Anki Drive will be available October 23.
MEKA G-Unit Illuminated is a back-lit version of the MEKA G-Unit gaming keyboard. With Cherry MX mechanical switches, dedicated macro keys, USB hub and a built in sound card.