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In An Age Where Data Theft Is Rampant, An Office Shredder Is A Must

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According to the Ponemon Institute, data theft is is on the rise.  The year 2013 brought with it a 30% higher incidence of data breaches over the previous year, and with each incident averaging a cost of $5.4 million, we're talking about a serious issue.  And while many offices these days rely on off-site document shredding options, the cost of these can be up to 55% higher over a three year period than in-house alternatives, like the Fellowes AutoMax line of walk-away shredders.

These shredders have large bins that can accommodate up to 500 sheets of paper, which you simply have to drop in and walk away from.  A patented system of rotating paddles, called SureFeed Technology, ensures that anything that's in that drawer gets fed into the cross-cutting blades.  You also don't have to worry about anything jamming, thanks to the machines' JamGuard system, which will automatically reverse directions when it senses a potential clog. And it's not just paper you can shred: CDs, DVDs, paper clips and staples… the machine will chew it all up.  Finally, if you're worried about someone fishing something out of the bin after you've walked away, know that the SmartLock system will prevent them from doing so: once engaged, the drawer will lock until that batch is done.

Like doing periodic backups of your hard drives, getting into the habit of regularly shredding your documents is good office hygiene.  It's easy to ignore it until you become a victom, but then it's too late.  Fellowes AutoMax is a simple, cost-effective way to stay secure and it's one you should seriously consider.

 

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Fellowes’ AutoMax Paper Shredder Is A Truly Hands-Free Experience

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Fellowes invented the personal paper shredder back in 1990, and have been innovating with new models and new features ever since.  We even reviewed one of their devices two years ago. Now the company has announced their latest innovation: the Fellowes AutoMax series of shredders, like the 500C and the 300C.  These are truly hands-free, auto-feed shredders that pretty much do all the work for you.  You simply have to drop your pile of papers, DVDs, CDs, paper clips, and other shreddables into the drawer and walk away.  A patented system of rotating paddles (SureFeed Technology) ensures that everything gets fed into the cross-cutting mechanism and gets turned into unrecognizable bits. No more standing around the machine, wasting company time and money.

The 500C has a 20 gallon bin, while the 300C can handle up to 16 gallons, which is large enough to ensure you don't have to keep coming back to refill it every two seconds. Also, a feature called JamGuard System prevents paper jams, which is an essential ability for a device that claims to be completely hands-free; after all what's the point of being able to walk away, if you keep having to come back?

There's even a feature called SmartLock that prevents anyone else from opening the drawer until that batch is completely shredded. This is to stop someone else from accessing your private documents after you've inserted them in (and walked away). Couple all these features with other innovations like SafeSense, which immediately halts shredding if your hand or fingers touch the paper opening, and you've got yourself some groundbreaking machines in the personal shredding space.  To find out more about these devices, follow the link below.

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Smart Glasses Allow Medical Personnel To See Through Your Skin

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If you’re in the hospital, you’re already pretty unhappy about whatever it is that got you there in the first place. And it adds insult to injury when the nurse tries to take blood, or insert an IV, and instead repeatedly stabs you in the arm because she can’t find a vein. A device called the Eyes-On™ Glasses System lets medical practitioners see right through your skin, for a clear view of the vasculature beneath.

Featuring a patented design that incorporates multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity, Evena’s point-of-care Eyes-On system is the first vein detection device to deliver clear, anatomically accurate, real-time imaging in a wearable, easy-to-use, hands-free and cart-free system.

Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses include digital storage to enable easy verification and documentation of vein patency throughout a patient’s stay in the hospital, and telemedicine capability to share images remotely. The system also interfaces with hospital electronic medical records systems for seamless documentation.

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There is no word on price or availability, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see the system being used in hospitals in the near future.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Obscene Just Got A New Name: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

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You know you’re looking at a special car when the company that makes it is able to charge an extra $600,000 for a version that has bits chopped off. Yes, we’re talking about the roof-less Lamborghini Veneno, dubbed Roadster because that’s what you call those kinds of cars. Don’t call it a convertible though, since there’s no roof at all; if it rains you’ll hopefully have the good sense to keep it inside. Aside from the open air bonanza, you get the same 750hp V12 sitting behind your behind, vibrating your lady parts all the way to a top speed of 221 mph. And you do get almost the same acceleration, although the extra weight (needed to strengthen the car after its surgery) does add a smidge to its 0-60 time, now at 2.9s, up from 2.8s from its lighter cousin. A slower car with bits chopped off, for an extra $600k? Yeah, that sounds about right for Lambo.

Like it’s non-roadster sibling, this car comes in extremely limited edition, with just 9 models planned for 2014. A Veneno Roadster will set you back 3.3 million euros (about $4.5 million), or roughly a Gallardo more than a simple Veneno.

Hit the jump for the full press release.

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Keep Your Bag Safe No Matter Where You Go

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Shady hostels, back alley bars, public libraries… heck, anywhere can be a bad place to leave your bag unattended. But if you really want to see it when you come back, you could spend a bit of effort protecting it. The Pacsafe steel mesh Bag Protector wraps around your valuables, and allow you to secure them anywhere.

Featuring patented smart eXomesh® cage system, the Pacsafe is an adjustable high-tensile stainless steel locking device, designed to cover and protect a variety of bags and packs from tampering, pilfering and theft.

Perfect for small backpacks, smaller luggage items or those who carry just the bare essentials.

They come in a variety of sizes, and prices seem to start around $60.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles

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There is a right and a wrong way to eat certain foods. Ramen noodles are meant to be picked up with chopsticks and slurped. That, fun as it is, doesn’t sit well with many wet-chin-averse Westerners, so Julian Lechner has created Soup Straws. These are hollow chopsticks with a series of holes at the tip to channel that tasty broth all the way up to your mouth, without making a messy detour through your beard. It’s a simple enough idea, but is sadly one that hasn’t been turned into a commercially available product just yet. We’re not sure what’s holding Justin back from Kickstarting this, but with a bit of effort, should be simple enough to do. Or, well, now that the idea is out in the wild and no patent on the design presumably exists, maybe someone else can get on it?

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Sprayable Energy Caffeine Spray Will Perk You Right Up

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Sometimes, a cup of coffee just doesn’t do it for you. Even if it does, there’s the dreaded crash that often comes sooner than you’d like. The alternative? Sprayable Energy. It’s a patent-pending caffeine spray that can be absorbed for “energy through your skin without the jitters, crash, chemicals, & cost of other caffeinated products.”

Most energy-boosting drinks and products out there contain loads of calories, sodium, and sugar. Others contain doses of caffeine that are masked with the addition of artificial ingredients. Sprayable Energy wins on several counts because it’s odorless, colorless, and does what it promises to do.

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Thumbs Up For This Adult Sized Trike

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Just look at this thing: there’s your youth right there, all yours to recapture. The High Roll is a big and tough, adult-sized tricycle that features a pneumatic 26 inch front wheel, as well as molded plastic, 14 inch rear wheels. Why plastic? So you can drift and slide around, of course. The patent pending steel frame and fork have been tested to support grown men up to 6’6″ and 275lbs, and the alloy V-brakes are more than sufficient to stop them once they get rolling downhill. Sure, you’ll look a little strange if you’re a 45 year old man in a tricycle, riding down the street with a grin on your face… but should you care? We reckon that if you’re willing to spend the $600 asking price, you’re way past giving a damn what people think.

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Haters Gonna Hate: Here’s A Golf Cart Hovercraft

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You know you’re going to get all kinds of looks if you show up at the course in this monstrosity. But if you’re the kind of guy that’s willing to drop $58,000 on a hovercraft golf cart, you’re also probably the kind of guy that doesn’t give a crap.

Powered by a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. The fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so.

Granted, you’re going to have to find a gold course that even allows you to use this thing in the first place, but hey… while you’re at it, you may as well have one built on undoubtedly humongous estate, no? Save ya all kinds of hassles…

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]