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Germany increases blank media tax on flash drives by 2338%

Germany increases blank media tax on flash drives by 2338%

If you thought, the United States had some crazy tax laws, try on this one from Germany. Germany has had what's called the blank media tax since the audio cassette was introduced decades ago. The reason for the tax, according to the government, was to compensate music companies for what was assumed to cause a negative impact on the sales of commercial recordings. That blank media tax has stayed in place all these years as blank media changed and now applies to flash drives as well as memory cards for your camera.

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R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

A brand new pair of R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks are proving today that just because Star Wars themed technology can be cute, it doesn't mean it's going to be cheap. Silver plated with enamel, 2GB of storage on each cufflink, and made with an engravable whale back closure, these links will set you back $200 USD a pair. Should you just happen to be in the market for a pair of these lovely little droids, you'll be getting free shipping as a bonus.

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Avengers flash drives surface to battle evil

Avengers flash drives surface to battle evil

A company called Infothink has made like Director Fury and has assembled the Avengers in flash drive form. The company is offering five different flash drives for several of the major characters in the new Avengers flick. There flash is available for Ironman, Captain America, Thor, and The Hulk. There's also a silver Ironman mask that appears to be for War Machine.

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Intercontinental H-57 missile flash drive carries data payloads

Intercontinental H-57 missile flash drive carries data payloads

Flash drives are a dime a dozen today and the things are more commodity than anything. All flash drives are basically the same with the only difference being the capacity, software included, and the style of the drive. There are lots of geeks out there that will pay a premium to get a flash drive that has odd style to it. There is no shortage of novelty flash drives and the latest novelty drive is the H-57 missile drive.

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Steampunk flash drive has real hardware security

Steampunk flash drive has real hardware security

I have always said that I really dig steampunk, even if it's not my style. I like to see the way people with vision and DIY skills mash up new tech with old-fashioned style. The steampunk smartphone that I mentioned a while back with a touchscreen on one side and an old school rotary dialing while on the back is a good example. Another cool steampunk project has surfaced that looks really cool.

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FlashHarp is the musical geek’s flash drive

FlashHarp is the musical geek’s flash drive

One thing I tried to play when I was young and couldn’t come anywhere close to making an actual tune with is a harmonica. I always thought that dude from Blues Traveler could play the crap out of a harmonica so it couldn't be that hard, I was very wrong. If you are an aspiring harmonica player that wants to take digital lessons with you on how to play wherever you and your trusty instrument might go the FlashHarp is for you.

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PhotoFast debuts i-FlashDrive for iPhone

PhotoFast debuts i-FlashDrive for iPhone

If you are looking for an easy way to transfer files like video, music, and others from your iPhone or iPad to your computer PhotoFast has unveiled the new i-FlashDrive that will do just that. The i-FlashDrive can also be used to transfer files between supported iOS devices without needing a computer nearby. The device can also be used as a normal PC flash drive with a USB port on one end.

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Kingston debuts its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet

Kingston debuts its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet

Kingston has a huge number of flash drives that users can choose from for low cost, high capacity, and fast transfer speeds depending on their needs. The company has rolled out a new flash drive that it reports to be its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet. The flash drive is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 as all USB 3.0 gear is. The new flash drive is called the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 or DTU30G2.

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PQI outs world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive

PQI outs world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive

I would bet that most people want their tech gear to be really small and easy to carry with them on the road. The catch is that the smaller the gear gets, the easier it is to lose inside a packed notebook bag or purse. PQI has unveiled the latest of its line of USB 3.0 flash drives and this new drive has an interesting claim to fame. PQI claims that the Traveling Disk intelligent Drive U819V is the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive in the world. I would totally lose this thing.

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PQI Unveils World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

PQI Unveils World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Flash drives are pretty small these days, but if they're still not quite small enough for you, then here's one that is just about as small as it can get. Taiwanese peripherals manufacturer PQI has just unveiled what it's claiming to be the world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive. It measures roughly an inch long, half an inch wide, and a quarter of an inch thick.

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