Photographer Sends Out Thumbdrives That Look Like His Severed Thumbs

Justin Poulsen is an artist, and I don't just mean that in the sense that he takes photos for a living. He's also an artiste who spent hours painstakingly molding and delivering thumbdrives that are exact replicas of his own thumbs. » 2/03/15 12:25pm 2/03/15 12:25pm

Someday You Could Save Your Files With Nothing But a Sticky Note

Today's slim, svelte computers look great. You, on the other hand, look like a total yutz fumbling around to plug a thumb drive into a USB port that's somehow perpetually upside down. What if saving your data was as easy as slapping a sticky note on your screen? That's what a design team proposes with this highly… » 3/11/14 7:00pm 3/11/14 7:00pm

Edward Snowden Used a Thumb Drive to Smuggle Thousands of PRISM Files

The highly-classified, confidential documents that revealed the NSA's massive data-mining operation, PRISM, were leaked from the NSA's facilities on none other than a simple, innocuous thumb drive. » 6/13/13 3:40pm 6/13/13 3:40pm

Memory City Will Turn Your Mountain of Flash Drives into a Byte-Sized…

The flash drives are taking over. They live in your desk drawers, you laptop bag, between your couch cushions and in your pockets. They're taking over. It's out of control. They need a home. Behold, Memory City. » 9/19/11 4:00pm 9/19/11 4:00pm

These Tiny Canon USB Sticks Don't Take Photos, Only Store 'Em

The mini Canon 5D DSLR flash drive of the other year has a couple of similarly-statured friends joining him at the flash-storage convention: an IXUS 200IS compact camera and Legra HD camcorder version. Both have the same retractable USB arms and 4GB of storage, but my heart will always belong to the 5D. [Behance via … » 4/26/11 8:20am 4/26/11 8:20am

Which Gadgets Should You Ditch, and Which Should You Keep?

The NY Times has a great (read: fun!) little piece up, detailing which of your gadgets you should toss out the window, and which to keep forevermore. Unkindly spelling the death of compact cameras, sat-navs, USB sticks and more, they're more hopeful that books, alarm clocks and broadband should be kept. Do you… » 3/24/11 7:40am 3/24/11 7:40am

Leave No Trace: How to Completely Erase Your Hard Drives, SSDs and…

With stories abounding of identity theft aided by information lifted from discarded storage devices, you want devices you no longer plan to use to have no usable information when they head out the door. Here's how to wipe them clean. » 3/16/10 4:20pm 3/16/10 4:20pm

Leave No Trace: How to Completely Erase Your Hard Drives, SSDs and…

With stories abounding of identity theft aided by information lifted from discarded storage devices, you want devices you no longer plan to use to have no usable information when they head out the door. Here's how to wipe them clean. » 3/10/10 8:58am 3/10/10 8:58am

SuperCrypt USB 3.0 Flash Drive Soothes Even the Most Paranoid Early…

I'm imagining a Venn diagram of 1.) People who've already built a PC compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.) people who are gravely concerned about data security. The middle section is quite large! Hence, the Super Talent SuperCrypts. » 3/03/10 2:19pm 3/03/10 2:19pm

Split Stick Double-Headed USB Drives Separate Your Work and Personal…

Whether you want to separate work from your personal life, his from hers, or your stuff from that other personality you call "Bad Charlie", the Split Stick gives you two separate flash drives in one USB device. » 7/23/09 3:40pm 7/23/09 3:40pm

Calvin Klein USB Sunglasses Upgrade Your Memory To 4GB

Calvin Klein's new sunglasses offer up a little storage with your UV protection thanks to a 4GB USB flash drive embedded in the right arm. » 7/10/09 6:20pm 7/10/09 6:20pm

Ennova USB Drive Comes Complete With OLED Screen/Fingerprint Scanner

I'm fairly certain that 99% of the population does not need an OLED screen or fingerprint scanner packed into the Ennova USB thumbdrive, but still, it's nice to stop and ogle at it's super-techie aspects. » 4/29/09 1:00am 4/29/09 1:00am

EagleTec Nano 4/8GB Flash Drive is Pri-Tay, Pri-Tay Small

I used to want a Super Talent Pico flash drive, but now I want an EagleTec Nano. Even though they take a few steps back on the metric naming scale, this thing is small. » 4/22/09 10:20am 4/22/09 10:20am

The Bagel Drive Holds a Shmeer of Data

Maybe it's just because I haven't had a bagel in ages, but I'm willing to forgo my fancy flash storage solutions for this 1GB pile of carbs and cheese. » 1/21/09 9:39am 1/21/09 9:39am

Kissing Octopus Flash Drive's Bizarre Mating Ritual Captured on Film

Behold the rare Octopus USB drive mating ritual. Notice how the magnetized lips join together in a passionate kiss. Unfortunately, like the praying mantis, the female is prone to violence after mating. » 12/30/08 7:20pm 12/30/08 7:20pm

Dealzmodo Hack: Make Your Old USB Stick Into a Digital Multitool

With 8GB flash drives available for under $20 and 32GB drives edging into the mainstream, nobody can blame you for shelving old USB sticks. But there are a surprising number of uses for those rickety, sub-gigabyte keychains. » 12/05/08 12:00pm 12/05/08 12:00pm

Dealzmodo: 64GB Corsair Flash Drive For $180

Progress continues to be on the march in the GBs/tininess/price inverse proportion. This rubberized Corsair USB thumbdrive has hit 64GB and is now available on Newegg with a $20 rebate, bringing it down to $180. [ Newegg » 10/01/08 11:30am 10/01/08 11:30am]

USB Drive Loaded with British Military Troop Movements Found on Floor…

It looks as though the UK's Ministry of Defense is about to come down hard on the person responsible for leaving a USB drive loaded with troop movements on the floor of "The Beach" nightclub in Newquay, Cornwall. The drive was picked up by a random clubgoer who promptly turned it over to the most responsible party he… » 9/09/08 5:40pm 9/09/08 5:40pm

Lenovo's Olympics-Themed Flash Drives Go From Cheesy To Luxurious

Lenovo got to design the Olympic torch » 8/11/08 7:25am 8/11/08 7:25am for this year's Games, and to celebrate they released a bunch of different USB flash drives, each one with an Olympic theme. Over at they've detailed all of them: perhaps the sleekest being the one that looks like the torch itself, and is made from the same material, which is…

"Nailed" Flash Drive For People Who Secretly Hate Their Computer

There are plenty of odd USB drives out there-especially ones shaped like food. But those drives are meant for happy-go-lucky types that may or may not have an eating disorder. But what about hotheads that have a love/hate relationship with their computer? Plankon's 1GB "Nailed" USB drive fills that void with a design… » 7/29/08 4:00pm 7/29/08 4:00pm