On the off-chance that you haven’t seen it yet, head over to Google’s main page. To celebrate Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary, today’s Google Doodle is not only a cartoon of the original series cast in Google letter form, clicking highlighted areas will take you on a little mission (a tribute to Season 1, Episode 18: “Arena”).
While most Google Doodles are creative and entertaining, some go above and beyond the norm. This one, though—with our well-known affinity for Star Trek and pretty much all things space-related—truly captivated many around the office.
If you’re going to the Flash Memory Summit starting tomorrow and running through Thursday the 23rd at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, you very well could have an OWC Mercury SSD to call your very own.
Of course, you’ll have to first visit the LSI Booth (#624-626) and enter in their raffle. There will be a drawing every 30 minutes and supplies of OWC drives are limited, so there is a chance you may win something from some “other” manufacturer (ewwwwwww), so there’s still a lot of luck involved.
However, if the stars, the Fates, Lucky the Leprechaun, or whatever determines the outcomes of contests are with you, you could walk out of the Santa Clara Convention Center the proud owner of an OWC SSD.
It’s a fair bet that most people who read the OWC Blog have—at one time or another—opened a brand new device from Apple. If you have, you know the amount of detail that goes into the packaging of everything Apple offers—from a simple set of earbuds to the most tricked-out MacBook Pro with Retina Display. If you haven’t, you can always live vicariously through one of our unboxing photo posts whenever new hardware comes out.
Unfortunately, not all electronics users are so lucky. As this video montage—brought to our attention by OWC Larry himself—shows, the Nexus 7 tablet seems to be a bit of an… adventure… to open. While we all here love our iPads and can’t really comment either way on the Nexus 7, it seems like it would be a lot easier to form an opinion if you could actually get it out of the box!