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USB hub lets you control your ports like a power board

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Ever got tired of pulling the port of an external hard drive for a few minutes but realise you have just messed up your configuration? Me neither, yet it is such a problem that Japanese electronics manufacturer Elecom has tapped into to make a USB hub that allows you to simply switch off the device from being connected to your computer, rather than pulling it out – just like a […]

Can you decypher the time on this watch?

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Believe it or not, this is actually a watch. No joke. Called the Zonal – and yes, I don’t even know what that means exactly – it is essentially a watch that depicts time in red segments of a squircle, or a rounded square. The top right one tells the hours, while the bottom left tells the time in increments of five. The bottom right tells the one minute increments […]


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