I am always looking for new cool gadgets that make my Internet and computing life easier. Pogoplug fits that description perfectly.
This little device connects to your home network via standard network cable and lets you share all you selected files over the Internet. It seems I am always at a friends house or some away place that I need some file from my home computer and this is the answer. Pogoplug has a USB 2.0 interface so you can add a hard drive or a USB stick if you so desire instead of the hard drive in your computer.
Security is always a big question when sharing files. Pogoplug uses HTTPS for secure password protected access over the Internet. iPhone users have a app that they can download to access your Pogoplug. Cost is $129.00 from the Pogoplug web site. A quick search did not find a cheaper price for this new version.
One problem is it is pink, but you can hide it behind your desk or get out the paint brush.
US manufacturing companies John Deer and Caterpillar release statements on how they feel the new Obama Care bill will impact their companies.
Quote from news release, “MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co. said Thursday that the new health care reform law will raise its fiscal 2010 expenses by approximately $150 million.
The farm equipment maker said most of the after-tax expenses will likely be incurred in the second quarter and that its 2010 earnings forecast of about $1.3 billion did not account for the expense hike because it was given prior to the law’s signing.
Deere, based in Moline, Ill., is the second company this week to indicate that the new law will increase its costs. On Wednesday, heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said the new law would create a $100 million drag on its first-quarter earnings.”
For basketball fans this is March Madness time and there are all kinds of brackets around that people are entering their picks for the tournament.
The Consumerist has it’s March Madness bracket that pits the Worst Companies in America for 2010. You may follow along with the voting or jump right in and place your vote on each match. The winner is based on your votes.
Check out the bracket here.Read More