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Professor has 10 Years of Work on Laptop Stolen, Thief Returns it on USB Stick

Professor has 10 Years of Work on Laptop Stolen, Thief Returns it on USB Stick

The general perception of a thief is that, once they get whatever it is they're trying to get their hands on, you won't see them, or your stuff, ever again. But, there are always exceptions to the rule. And, in Sweden, that exception is alive and well. An unnamed professor teaching in northern Sweden recently had a laptop stolen, and in the process 10 years of work that had been stored on it. But, the story actually has a happy ending.

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Verbatim Clip-It USB Drive Weighs Literally Nothing, Comes in Multiple Colors

Verbatim Clip-It USB Drive Weighs Literally Nothing, Comes in Multiple Colors

For those interested in tech, the specifics of a device or gadget are generally enough to rile up the masses. Featuring the latest and greatest gets the attention, but we imagine that if you're announcing another USB memory stick, then you need something other than "It stores this much." Verbatim, obviously hindered by the other specifications of their new Clip-It USB drives have managed to do the impossible: make the world's first weightless object. According to Verbatim, anyway.

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SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive Weighs as Much as a Penny

SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive Weighs as Much as a Penny

Smaller is better -- that must be the slogan that SanDisk is banking on with the creation of the Cruzer Blade, which takes small to a whole new level, especially when it comes to USB flash drives. This newly announced piece of tech is about the size of a paperclip, and it actually only weighs about the same as a penny. Yes, that's ridiculous, but there's still plenty of space on the inside to actually be worth your while.

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Edge Tech 32GB DiskGO Mini & DiskGo Backup Flash Drives Make Your Keyring Make Sense

Edge Tech 32GB DiskGO Mini & DiskGo Backup Flash Drives Make Your Keyring Make Sense

When you look at your keyring right now, what do you see? (Of course, you have to have a keyring for this little test to work out, mind you.) Your keys, from your car to your house, and maybe a little trinket to show how lucky you are. Well, what you need is a flash drive. No, reallly -- that's what you need. Just imagine how cool, and important you'll feel if you've got 32GB of data right there, easily accessible, ready whenever you are to get that next file to your computer, or anyone's computer for that matter. You're already starting to feel better about this, right?

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LaCie XtremKey 8GB USB Drive Seems Almost Indestructible [Video]

LaCie XtremKey 8GB USB Drive Seems Almost Indestructible [Video]

Apparently, at least according to LaCie, their brand new XtremKey 8GB USB flash drive is the most adventurous USB flash drive in the market. We don't think we can necessarily argue with that point, considering we don't think many USB flash drives intend to be that adventurous. But, hey, if you plan on taking your USB drive with you on a particularly precarious mountain climbing adventure, or you've got a 10-ton truck you'd like to roll over it, at least you'll be content in knowing it won't just disintegrate.

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Hitachi LifeStudio HDDs auto-gobble your media, offer dockable USB sync stick

Hitachi LifeStudio HDDs auto-gobble your media, offer dockable USB sync stick

Hitachi has outed its latest external hard-drive range, the Hitachi LifeStudio family, and seeing as how you need to sex-up storage if you're going to differentiate yourself these days, the new HDDs get automatic content management and nifty little dockable USB memory sticks.  Plug in a LifeStudio drive and it can automatically pull out the photos, video, music and documents and organize them on its own storage - it can also do the same with Facebook, Flickr and Picasa web galleries - then present them on a "3D wall" UI for easier browsing.

As for the detachable USB key, on the LifeStudio Plus drives there's a dockable 4GB memory stick that users can set up with specific files from the main unit that they want to be able to take out and about with them.  The USB key always has the latest versions, and when you return it automatically syncs back any changes you've made.

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Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

Seagate have announced their third-generation of portable hard-drives, the Seagate GoFlex Storage System, which debuts a system of interchangeable connection adapters that can be used to turn a regular USB 2.0 HDD into a USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 drive.  Meanwhile there are a selection of special cables and docks, which can add automatic backup functionality (using Memeo technology), network connectivity, HD media playback or desktop dock convenience.

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The Daily Slash: April 13th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 13th 2010

Tuesday is one of the days that, the moment it starts, you're wondering how fast it's going to end. After all, it's the day before Wednesday, and hopefully that means you're half way done with your work week. That's one of the reason we're so happy to bring you the Daily Slash, where we can let you wind down with the day's ending topics, so you can feel rejuvenated for your hump day challenges. As for what's on tonight's platter, which of course we focus on the Best of R3 first, is an Android-based handset that's coming direct from a wireless carrier, the latest and greatest when it comes to virtual desktops for your iPad, and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 gets reviewed. And then in the 'net, we've got new chips from Intel, an Iron Man 2 goodie that's great for all ages, a hoodie with a little bit of light, and finally one of the greatest looking eBooks we've ever seen. So let's not waste any more time, shall we?

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