LAN Party Gear & the new old backup technology


The next time you're heading out to that LAN party and you need to transport 
your tricked
computer, don't carry it by hand, instead use GearGrip to
transport both your PC and monitor. Tom's Hardware has
the product review.


DV Streamer

Tom's Hardware also has a review of
software that creates a new way of using one of the oldest backup technologies around,
tape.  A software company called DVStreamer has
created a way to use miniDV tapes from camcorders as a simple and more importantly cheap way
to backup all your files.  Per the review, the software is still buggy, but it's
a cheap ($50 for the s/w) and easy to backup 8-15gigs on a 60 minute DV
tape. Sweet! In a couple of years, it would be great to see this refined, less error
prone,  and as easy as one click.  But then again, I hope we won't be using
tape in a couple of years.  I also think Goldfarb needs
to get someone to redesign their site before it's added to the list of unmentionables.