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High-power wireless network adapter?

I'm looking for a high-power wireless network adapter like Alfa products but more powerful. The Alfa AWUS036H is said to be the most powerful one, though its TX power is a little less than Alfa's ...
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USB memory stick with automatic encryption

Is there any commercially available USB drive (memory stick) that will automatically encrypt any file(s) copied to the drive, without needing to install or execute special software on the connected ...
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KVM with dual output for extended desktop

I'm having trouble finding a solution for setting up a switch for three laptops to two monitors. I'd need a KVM that matches the following criteria: 3 inputs for the laptops 2 outputs to two monitors ...
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Convenient portable hardware for temporary physical access?

I work with industrial PCs built into large pieces of machinery. Most of our deployment process happens over the network, but the first steps need physical monitor/keyboard access to set some BIOS ...
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Wristband or gloves with programmable buttons?

Preferably one that is wireless and connects via a small usb dongle. Think of a gaming mouse. It has programmable buttons - you can program macros. Say you're using a windows 10 or 8.1 tablet. And ...
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Case for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch tablet

I have a Galaxy Tab 4, 10.1 inch tablet that is in need of a case. I am looking for a case that is similar to one I had on my Asus Transformer. Criteria: Hard cover folds over the screen Opens in ...
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Controller card(s) for handling eight USB 2.0 devices at full speed

Connecting two USB2 devices to an external USB2/3 HUB, connected to one USB2/3 port would normally limit the average read-speed to 240 Mb/s, and continuing adding devices would limit the average speed ...
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What's good GPU upgrade based on my current hardware?

Hoping to get some opinions/recommendations based on my current hardware setup. I've done some research, but I would like to get some feedback on my specific hardware components, and whether anything ...
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Hardware for extracting data from eight DVD-Rs at the same time

As I were not able to find a DVD-R carousel within my price range that includes a reader, I'm considering buying eight DVD-R drives and controller-card(s) for extracting data off hundreds of CD-Rs and ...
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Need a LVDS controller (with HDMI) for 1920x720 LCD display

I have a LCD panel with an uncommon resolution of 1920x720 (8:3 aspect). Now, I need a LVDS controller board to use it with a HDMI connection. Model Number: S123WU01 Basic specs Datasheet What ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB Wi-Fi adapter. My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was ...
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Smallest smart tracking device for locating objects, alternative to TrackR

I'm looking for thinnest tracking device such as TrackR sticker to be able to tag multiple objects, then track them down using some smart app. For example for organizing or locating the lost items. So ...
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Switch with WLAN?

I've looked quite a bit through my local electronics stores but nobody could help me there and I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I'm asking this here. I'm looking for a "router", supporting ...
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Minimal serial console

I have some embedded systems with RS-232 interfaces. But these days new computers with RS-232 interface seems quite rare, so I am wondering what alternatives might exist. I know there are RS-232 to ...
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Small USB drive with hardware write-protection switch

I am currently looking for a USB stick with hardware write-protection that is small enough to fit in my keychain. Searching the internet I could only find the Kanguru SS3, which has a slightly too ...
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Outdoor Webcam for low temperatures and fog

I want to install an outdoor surveillance camera. I looked into many models, but all have rather strange, i.e., non-outdoor, operating conditions they are specified for. Typically they have a ...
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Looking for recommendations for external RAID enclosures

I am looking for an external enclosure that meets the following specs: 2.5" drive support is nominal, but 3.5" will work as adapters are readily available. SATA III to USB 3.0. 2 to 3 bay. Price ...
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Barcode Scanner that communicates via RESTful API

I am project managing the development of a web app that needs to interface with a wireless bar code scanner. Ideally I do not want to have to have a local host computer on site for the scanners to ...
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Additional input device to remove workload from hands?

I spend a lot of my waking hours typing on a keyboard. Now I look for an additional input device, that would allow me to shift some work from my hands to some other part of my body, to remove strain ...
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Graphics card upgrade for a “Early 2008” Mac Pro

I have a "Early 2008" Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) which has a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT in it (the mid-range choice at the time). Unfortunately, it only has 512 MB of VRAM, and that's getting to be more and ...
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Cheap & cheerful NAS housing for 4 @ 8tB (delivery to UK)

I am looking for a very cheap & cheerful NAS housing. Just gets the job done, with no frills. I have found some, but they all run a 32bit Linux which limits the max disk size (to 16tB, IIRC). I ...
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Wacom - Bamboo Inkling, Spark… projecting image over HDMI or VGA on projector

I would like to buy a product like Wacom's Inkling or Bamboo Spark. But I don't know if they support real-time image projection to a projector. I only want to write on paper and at the same time ...
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How to access 802.1x network with non-802.11x device

I want to use my nexus 5x to make presentations, but apparently, there is no video support. I tried an asus miracast dongle, but that is spotty at best. So it appears that my only good option is to ...
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Connecting three screens to the same laptop wirelessly

Here's the thing I've got. There's a presentation going to happen in some restaurant. My boss wants to place some three screens (most probably some big LCD TVs) in different places of the big hall. ...
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Server for running multiple virtual machines?

I run multiple machines to perform various tasks related to both work and personal hobbies. These machines run a combination of Linux and Windows and a variety of services ranging from Microsoft SQL ...
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Home movie player for DVD/Blu-Ray

Years ago, I was into home PC DVRs with many tuners, lots of storage, and awesome PC-based playback throughout the house. I started with Beyond TV and when they quit developing new home user features ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk - screen

My goal is to develop an interactive kiosk with only touchscreen available to visitors for a local museum. I must admit that I'm a freshman in this part of hardware world, but I really like the sound ...
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Monitor recommendation for programmer

I am looking for a computer monitor. I am a software developer so it will be displaying a static picture almost all the time. I don't play games or play very rarely so I don't care about this. Besides ...
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Belt-mounted remote with ~5 buttons to communicate with Unity application

I need a belt-mounted device with about 5 buttons which can communicate wirelessly with a computer. Specifically, when the user presses a button I need to be able to detect it in my Unity application ...
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Are there any power supplies that can be used with a 2001-era computer?

I have a computer from 2001 whose power supply probably needs to be replaced soon (the fan sometimes makes noises). It is currently using a 10-year old FSP400-60PFN 400 watt PSU. Power supplies from ...
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Mounting gamepad controller for public use

I'm working on a project where we're putting an interactive PC app in a public space. Instead of a more expensive/fragile touch-screen display I am considering using an off-the-shelf gamepad (PC/XBOX)...
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All-in-one +/-10" screen (not touch) w/ Linux, WiFi, USB, but w/o camera, mic

I'm a developer by trade, but I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to the hardware side, so please forgive me if I am not detailed enough. I would like to find an all-in-one (i.e., screen ...
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What cheaper CPU do you suggest for compiling C++ code binaries for Xeon E5 2600 v3?

I need to produce C++ code binaries to be used on a cluster with Xeon E5 2600 v3 dual-socket nodes. For confidentiality reasons the binaries can only be compiled locally so we have to build a smaller ...
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PostScript printer and JBIG2 scanner: consumer-level all-in-one / MFP recommendation

For a few years now I have been looking for a consumer-level networked multifunction / all-in-one printer that has: PostScript printing (not emulation); Duplex printing; A scanner that saves ...
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Inexpensive USB 3.1 splitter

I got the new MacBook and it runs amazingly, and I got Apple's USBC to USBA adapter. My only issue is that I cannot charge and use my external USB devices at the same time (I have a USB 3.0 Hub with ...
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What is an appropriate 4G/LTE repeater for home use?

Inside our house I only usually get an H or H+ signal, or sometimes 3G but when I go outside, I get a fast 4G signal. I plan to buy a repeater so that I will get the same 4G signal inside. I already ...
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What available Wi-Fi dongles support AP mode?

I would like to use my laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot, but the Wi-Fi hardware does not support AP mode, which I understand is required, as mentioned here and other similar pages providing instructions for ...
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Looking for lightweight portable WiFi router

Some basic searches: https://lifehacker.com/five-best-travel-routers-1452441479 https://www.techhive.com/article/2150741/laptop-accessories/tested-6-new-travel-routers-that-can-deploy-a-secure-wi-fi-...
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Replacing a HP LaserJet 6L printer - what is today's equivalent from HP's range?

What's the successor to the Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6L? The printer was sturdy (it would still work away happily nearly 15 years later, if there were still drivers for Windows and LTP connectors on ...
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Thin ITX board with Broadwell support

I am looking to improve my thin system (Haswell on H81) in the graphic department so Broadwell i5-5675C with its Iris seems to be a good choice. Sadly, I can't find any thin mini-ITX board to support ...
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Av Receiver or other device that can Miracast to a projector?

I am looking at the ZTE Spro 2 projector. This is an android projector that can accept a Miracast broadcast from another device such as a mobile phone. Are there any AV receivers/hi-fis or other ...
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Non-generic power adapters with barrel connectors with 2.5 mm OD and 0.8 mm ID for Chinese tablets?

A lot of Chinese tablets (and probably some others as well) use a barrel connector instead of microUSB to charge. They all seem to use the standard size of 2.5 mm OD (outside diameter) and 0.8 mm ID (...
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Recommendation for hardware to function as intercepting proxy

I am looking to get some hardware that I can setup as an intercepting proxy, to analyze network traffic. The traffic would flow between a single PC and the internet and the total amount of traffic ...
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Portable rechargeable battery (power supply) for tablets and phones that will also jumpstart large vehicle engines

I am seeking recommendations for a portable rechargeable battery pack. Requirements Reliable Can safely power tablets and phones (only need 2.1A at once) Can reliably jumpstart a large vehicle ...
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Solution to play an electronic drum kit on Rock Band 4 on Xbox One

To go into some more detail, I am trying to use an electronic drum set as a drum controller for Rock Band 4 on Xbox One. I have the e-kit I am going to use from this question. This kit has both USB ...
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Cheap Wi-Fi + small mono display + a couple of buttons

I am working on a one-off home automation project for personal use. The software is not in question (i.e., I can write the software to drive pretty much any kind of hardware out there). I will have 2 ...
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Mouse with separate scroll wheel and middle button

Can you recommend an optical mouse with three mouse buttons and a non-clickable scroll wheel? Most mice available today have two buttons with a clickable scroll wheel between them. I am not happy ...
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Current DDR3/DDR4 RAM Motherboards

I know of motherboards which will allow both DDR3 & DDR4 formats to be used, this would allow me to use DDR3 for a time, then in the future upgrade to DDR4. My real question is, what ...
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Most sensitive GPS receiver module during cold start

I've looked at u-blox, telit, Simcom and Quectel. The best receiver from cold start I've found so far is from Telit at -148dBm for acquisition (cold start). e.g. telit jupiter se868 Has anyone ...
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Economical solution for time synchronization (+/-200ns)?

I'm looking for hardware (or dedicated server options) that enable time synchronization to within +/-200ns of UNIX Epoch. I've started looking at GPS referenced bus level timing (PCIe) in the $2500 ...

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