IBM employees will reportedly no longer be allowed to use any form of removable storage to transfer data while at work.
The humble USB drive—supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you’ve got an old drive lying around, here are some of the ways you can put it to use that don’t just involve sharing old pics to your mom.
Most of your digital files are probably stored up in the cloud these days, but the humble USB stick still comes in handy every now and then. It’s a simple way of getting data from one computer to another or just keeping a backup of important files. If you’re struggling to cram all your files onto one USB drive, here’s…
I hate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong — I enjoy romance, and being in love, and all that crap. I just despise all the bullshit ads about buying flowers and candy and state-sanctioned representations of erotic attachment. That's why I got a warm glow inside when my sweetie gave me this awesome flash drive and…
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.
With the death of floppy drives (you remember those, don't you?), USB memory sticks have become as commonplace and indispensable as mobile phones. But for the most part, they're achingly boring and over-the-top utilitarian. Thankfully, there are still some manufacturers out there willing to put out products that defy…
Adorable USB drives: we love 'em. Pop an homage to the storage system on a necklace, and we like it even more.
You're working on the farm, you're planting corn, you're checking up on your Excel docs. How do you do it all? Easy, just pop a USB drive on the end of your trusty shovel. Genius multitasking.
Wireless devices are usually far more convenient than their tethered alternative. But in this case losing the USB cable has made the REX-WIFISD1 SD/SDHX/SDXC and flash drive reader a bit on the bulky side. So what do you really gain for it being wireless? The ability to access it from any mobile device.
Besides greater capacities, faster transfer speeds, and novel designs, there hasn't been much recent innovation with USB flash drives. Which is why the Paketta from King Jim is such a welcome break. With built-in Wi-Fi B, G, N hardware it can wirelessly broadcast its contents to PCs and mobile devices.
Chances are you've got tons of flash drives just laying around. More than you really need. But are any of them made with real, certified meteriote? The Zana Design "Apophis" drive could fill that hole in your collection, for a price.
USB drives are ubiquitous these days. They plug in. They store smallish amounts of info and make that info portable. We all know this. Getting noticed requires quirky design, like this Intercontinental Ballistic Design Missile from Milan-based H-57.
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.
Charles Mangin from Option8 managed to cram a USB stick into an old floppy in such a way that's just fresh enough to be a DIY project I wouldn't mind attempting myself.
We can't all have arc reactors or computer butlers—yet. But I may be willing to settle for a tiny Iron Man USB jump drive in the meantime. Adorable? Check. Collectible? Check. Affordable? Er...
We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the Porn Detection Stick, a simple USB dongle, will legitimately, automatically scan your hard drive for pornography. The good news is, well, times have changed.
If I may, I'd like to borrow a bit from comedian Bill Maher. New Rule: If you're going to ask $1,000 for a steampunk device, it must actually do something worthwhile, preferably related to steam power.
Corsair, who seem to spend all their time finding speed records and then breaking them, announced their Flash Voyager GT USB flash drive at the droolworthy 128GB capacity. Even better, the speeds totally don't suck: 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s read/write, respectively.