Would you plug a random USB stick into your computer? According to a new study by researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, plenty of us are still morons and would do exactly that.
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 …
Currently, I have microSDs spread all around my house—I'm sure I could find a couple if I searched hard enough, but the bulk-majority are probably lost in the dusty corners for good. A USB stick that houses all your cards makes so much sense I'm surprised that this is just a concept. [Yanko]
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…
Let's face it: 99.9 per cent of surveys are just inbox spam, dreamt up by PR agencies in need of a quick coverage fix for their demanding clients, and with such a small pool of respondees that you'd be better off asking your Facebook friends for their opinion instead. Not this one, though.
If you're going to get your laptop stolen by anyone, better hope it's by this Swede, who copied the laptop's data onto a USB stick and sent it to his victim in the post a week later.
These are bound to be the dirtiest USB sticks you'll ever see. Each stick depicts both the male and female gender symbols, yet can piggyback onto another stick like some bizarre sex game.
You'd think IBM would've been extra careful when handing out complimentary USB sticks at a computer security expo in Australia. But noooo. According to IBM, "some of these USB keys contained malware," with all sticks suspected to be affected.
Its poor little punched-out eyes blink red with the horror of having LEDs shoved in them, every time it makes a data transfer. Video of the post-life torture after the jump.
Test Freaks wrangled as many flash drives as they could and ran them through an oddly intense testing regime, finding out that your choice in USB stick brand may actually matter.
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.