SanDisk have announced their latest USB flash memory stick, the Ultra Backup USB, which features both the company's sliding retractable USB plug and a dedicated backup button. Available in capacities up to 64GB, a press of the backup button triggers an automatic sweep of specified folders for new files, which are also encrypted with password-protected access control and ultra-secure AES hardware-based encryption.
Samsung and Yahoo! have announced the 2009 availability of the Yahoo! Widget Engine, a set of internet-enabled feeds that can be viewed on select models from Samsung's HDTV range. The fifth-generation of the platform, Widget Engine now has access to Flickr, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather and Yahoo! Finance, as well as USA Today, YouTube, eBay and Showtime. Connectivity is either via standard ethernet or optional USB WiFi dongle.
Motorola have announced their three new handsets for CES, the touchscreen MOTOSURF A3100, eco-friendly MOTO W233 Renew and rugged Tundra VA76r. The Windows Mobile 6.1 A3100 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3G HSDPA and A-GPS, while the W233 and VA76r make do with Motorola's more mundane homegrown OS. The W233's casing is made from 100-percent recycled plastic bottles, while the VA76r packs both 3G and MIL-SPEC durability.