YubiKey Bio review

YubiKey recently released its YubiKey Bio FIDO Edition, a biometric (fingerprint) key that allows you to log in using the FIDO protocol. The key itself is an elegantly slim USB key in a black robust synthetic resin. A metal ring on top tells you where you put your finger to read your fingerprint.… Read More YubiKey Bio review

Cubbit gains expandability, stability

I reviewed Cubbit not that long ago. It’s a personal cloud server solution that is being rolled out as we speak, developed by an Italian group of developers and backed by heavyweights such as Barclays, the EU Commission, Accenture and others. Cubbit’s team announced an important next step in the development of the system: expansion and stability.… Read More Cubbit gains expandability, stability

OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

OWC’s Mercury Helios 3S, the expansion solution that adds an external PCIe slot to your Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer, can be fitted out with a U.2 NVMe Interchange System, and that system can house several removable trays, one of which is the U2 ShuttleOne for exactly one NVMe SSD. You can use the U2 ShuttleOne to quickly offload footage from a U.2 capable video capture setup like the BlackMagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera with URSA Mini Recorder, in server racks, game computers, etc, etc.… Read More OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD: fast pocket-size SSD drive your car can’t crush

The G-DRIVE SSD Ultra-Rugged and Portable NVMe SSD is SanDisk Professional’s version of a fast rugged SSD for offloading photos and video. It supports transfer speeds up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write, and can be password-protected with a 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The drive connects to your computer with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C port at 10Gbps.… Read More SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD: fast pocket-size SSD drive your car can’t crush

Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports

The OWC Thunderbolt Hub is a small aluminium Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 dock with a shiny black bottom and top. Worked into the top surface is the OWC logo in the form of a LED that glows white when the computer isn’t connected and blue when it is. It has three Thunderbolt 4 ports and one USB 4 port, all of which are backward compatible.… Read More Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports

Acrylic painting: Glazing Medium or Liquid

Glazing medium is used to create thin layers of transparent colour that sit on top of each other. It allows you, for instance, to create from red and yellow an orange that seems to glow in what we call an optical colour mix. Old masters like Rubens, Rembrandt, Da Vinci and others used glazing in their oil paintings extensively. With acrylic paint you can create glazes too, but it follows a different methodology.… Read More Acrylic painting: Glazing Medium or Liquid