A-DATA has launched the industry’s first 1m 30 minute water and shock resistant HDDs aka SH93. If you’re actively involved in outdoor extreme sports or if you’re kind of like Bear Grylls but are worred about putting important data in a USB memory stick while you’re abseiling, the SH93 could suit your needs perfectly.


To be available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, these external HDDs feature a molded rubber-plastic case and special cushion materials making them both waterproof and shock resistant. In terms of toughness, they also meet the military’s MIL-STD-810F standard for drop resistance.

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Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.


Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.


In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.

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You and I may not be thinking about it as we cheerfully type away on our Mac keyboards but actually our Apple keyboards are highly vulnerable to tweaks and malicious attacks, one honest hacker recently revealed.


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