Today’s Geek Squeaks – July 20, 2013

Today’s roundup of Geek Squeaks’:

  • This does not sound like a good idea to me, but you can get a duplicate of your house keys with your phone;
  • Is there a NEW Nexus 7 on the horizon?;
  • Launch your Google Chrome Apps from your Windows desktop;
  • and, Expand your home network with this 5-port network switch.

How To Get Duplicates Of Your House Keys
With Your Phone

This is for real…

A credit card is required to ship the key, so in case of fraud, identity can be traced back. We’ll cooperate with law enforcement inquiries in case of fraud (nothing like that has ever come up).

We don’t accept flyby pictures of keys: the key must be held in the person’s hand, with their fingers visible.

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[ READ MORE ]


New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)

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A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269. Granted, that’s for the 32GB model, but it still represents a $20 premium over the current version… READ MORE


Launch Your Favorite Chrome Apps
Right From Your Desktop

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If you use Google Chrome, then this Windows based Chrome Apps Launcher is something you may be interested in…  GET IT HERE


Netgear FS105 ProSafe
5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch

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Plug in your Ethernet cables and connect a power cord, and you’re ready to go. There is no software to install or settings to configure. The switch features auto negotiation, which automatically obtains the fastest possible connection, and Auto Uplink takes care of the MDI/MDI-X connection. There are no toggle switches or special crossover cables. If your network has existing 10BASE-T devices, they will work seamlessly within a higher bandwidth environment with each port achieving its full speed… READ MORE


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