"The system was unable to unlock your keychain" may be an error message users could encounter when starting their Mac from the Mac OS X 10.6 Install disk after changing their keychain or user password. Options to proceed are to "Continue log in", "Create New Keychain", or to "Update Keychain Password". We take a closer look at these options so you know what to do if you encounter this issue.… Read more
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The trend of anti-gadget gadgets continues. Well, maybe anti is too strong of a prefix--it's really more about control, as is everything else in life.
The growing list speaks for itself, as seen in this sample: the "Best Net Guard," the "Covert Clicker," "TV-B-Gone," and most recently (as well as controversially), the "T-1000 Cell Phone Jammer." Now there's the "Mini Universal TV Remote Control Keychain."
As the tech industry has finally come close to combining all major functions into single handheld devices (phone, camera, media player), GPS often remains the odd man out. But until that technology gets absorbed into uber-devices as well, there's at least one practical alternative: a GPS keychain.
It's obviously not the most sophisticated device of its kind, but Proporta's Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III is "the world's most compact and neatest GPS receiver available," according to The Gadget Blog. The company says it can handle 20 satellite channels at a time for 10-hour stretches, … Read more
It's a good thing teenagers are attracted to ironic fashion statements like a moth to light. MusicMarker, purveyor of the too-adorable Tamagotchi-like MusicMarker song-identifying keychain fob, will soon be selling their product at America's one-stop solution for disenchanted suburban youth--Hot Topic.
The MusicMarker helps people identify songs they hear by recording a short audio clip into its memory and then uploading that data to the MusicMarker Web site when it gets plugged into a computer USB port. The data then gets analyzed and (ideally) reveals the song information and where to buy it. A number of people … Read more
Much of the stuff that comes out of Hong Kong-based Brando ranges from the curious to the bizarre, but every once in awhile its insane R&D department will come up with something that tickles our fancy, like this battery-powered LED lightbulb flashlight that Technabob found. And it would do the same to you too, if you grew up with bad--sorry, "classic"--TV in the '60s.
Alas, age intervenes. But you can maintain your loyalty to The Force discreetly with a keychain "Micro Lightsaber" while boss and spouse alike are none the wiser. Just to mix things up, Gizmodo says, ThinkGeek also offers a range of weapons that span the Star Wars series, from Han's Blaster (original movie) to Anakin's Saber (prequel). And to explore your dark side, the sabers of both Darths are available … Read more
Portable photo devices are fine for desktop use or for transferring files, but often they're just not as convenient to whip out as old-fashioned wallet prints on a moment's notice when parental bragging is in order. Mustek may have solved that problem with its "KeyFoto," which has a 4MB storage capacity to hold more than 40 digital photos and easily slip into your pocket, according to Everything USB. It must be small enough to do that, in fact, because it doubles as a keychain. The KeyFoto must be recharged after only two hours of continuous use, … Read more