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Lexar goes high-speed with new flash memory line-up

Lexar goes high-speed with new flash memory line-up

Smartphones and digital cameras have become quite sophisticated and powerful, now recording video along the 4K resolution range. But with high resolution, high frame rate footage comes the need for storage that can keep up with the speed and amount of data these cameras dump on them. Internal storage is fast, but its storage capacity is limited in smartphones and sometimes non-existent on cameras. High speed external storage such as cards and USBs are thus in demand, and Lexar has just unveiled a few new ones to supply that need.

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Google’s Nexus didn’t just pull an Apple with USB-C

Google’s Nexus didn’t just pull an Apple with USB-C

After Google announces a Nexus 5X with USB Type-C cables without Standard-A plugs, Android fans cry foul. If you want to connect your Nexus 5X to a computer without a USB Type-C port, you're going to need to spend another $12.99 (if you buy with Google) to get a USB Type-C USB Standard-A plug cable. While this situation is summoning some off-the-cuff comparisons to Apple's tendency to release smartphones and tablets with their own proprietary plugs, you really aught to know: Google didn't just thunder-strike you with a Lightning cord type situation.

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Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

A bit over a month ago, we talked about the significant security issue that was exploited by security researchers to take control of a Jeep Cherokee from the driver from afar. The automotive and security world were scandalized that a hack of this magnitude with the potential for driver injury could occur. Chrysler has now issued a patch for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that plugs the security hole that allowed hackers to take over the transmission and brakes of the car.

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R2-D2 car charger puts the droid in your cupholder

R2-D2 car charger puts the droid in your cupholder

Can't get enough of Star Wars' most lovable blue-clad droid? We recently detailed the new R2-D2 Bluetooth speaker, which is a realistic replica of R2-D2's head. Now there's a new companion to add to your R2-D2 fondness, and this one comes in the form of a car charger. The charger hails from ThinkGeek, which designed the product itself. As always, it is officially licensed, and even better -- it's available as of now.

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Samsung’s new USB 3.0 flash drives are ergonomic, classy

Samsung’s new USB 3.0 flash drives are ergonomic, classy

Samsung has announced the launch of a new USB flash drive product lineup. There are a total of three new flash drive designs, each one promised to be ergonomic and, as you can see in the image above, fairly attractive. All three flash drives are USB 3.0 and sport the maker’s NAND flash, and are all compatible with USB 2.0. This is part of Samsung’s effort to increase the branded storage options it offers for consumers, and joins its other existing flash drives, as well as SSDs and more.

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Satechi Aluminum Power Strip heads up USB movement with IC smart tech

Satechi Aluminum Power Strip heads up USB movement with IC smart tech

Inside the Satechi Aluminum Power Strip is a piece of technology that'll be most appreciated by those that want to save every bit of precious electricity. Instead of jamming out the volts needed to charge up a tablet when you only need to charge up your tiny iPod, this device uses IC smart technology to automatically adjust the amount of power being used to the amount of power needed. Each device has a different power requirement - this power strip knows it.

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This toaster is actually a charging station for mobile devices

This toaster is actually a charging station for mobile devices

When you really think about it, a toaster would make a great charging station for mobile devices. You could drop multiple phones or mid-size tablets into it, it would keep gadgets standing upright and away from spills and heavy objects being set on top, and it could bake your device to that perfect level of crisp. Well, maybe that last feature wouldn't be so great, but the rest would! The makers of the Foaster probably thought the same, as they came up with a multi-device charging station that looks just like the everyday kitchen appliance.

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Windows 10 guide to downloading and loading from a USB stick

Windows 10 guide to downloading and loading from a USB stick

Today upgrades to Windows 10 begin to be unleashed by Microsoft for all the most modern computers, including yours. Microsoft is releasing this operating system upgrade for free for most users - assuming they've got a Windows operating system from the past couple of generations -- if you're running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you should be safe. Today we're having a peek at how simple it is to load Windows 10 to your computer using a disk image (ISO file) downloaded from Microsoft to a USB stick.

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Galaxy S6 gains microSD, battery thanks to Incipio

Galaxy S6 gains microSD, battery thanks to Incipio

Will the addition of a microSD card slot and a removable battery change your mind about the Galaxy S6? Incipio hopes so. They've created an Offgrid battery case that works for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that clamps either phone to a battery pack that adds a cool 3,700mAh of battery power while providing the option of expandable storage. The battery pack itself has a microSD card slot, as odd as that may seem, which uses the same micro-USB port as the battery normally would.

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Windows 10 on USB seen at Amazon, ships mid to late August

Windows 10 on USB seen at Amazon, ships mid to late August

Confirming what we've suspected, Amazon has put up product pages for selling Windows 10, both Home and Pro, in a USB flash drive instead of the more traditional DVD installation media. Microsoft itself has confirmed this fact though it won't comment on the product details posted on Amazon, especially the price. It's not an earth-shattering matter, but this new USB method signals a small but pivotal change in Microsoft's methods, aligning with updating not only how it distributes Windows but also its image as well.

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SanDisk debuts Connect Wireless flash drive

SanDisk debuts Connect Wireless flash drive

Flash memory accessory-maker SanDisk has just unveiled its new Connect Wireless Stick, a mobile flash drive that allows seamless file sharing between computers and mobile devices. SanDisk boasts that users can stream content like music and HD video to three mobile devices at a time, while a single charge will allow streaming to a single device for up to 4.5 hours. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, and pairs with accompanying apps for iOS and Android.

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Olympus VP-10 pocket voice recorder can store 1620 hours of audio

Olympus VP-10 pocket voice recorder can store 1620 hours of audio

There are many reasons why you might need a pocket size audio recorder. You may need to record meetings in the corporate world or you might be a student who needs to record lectures in class. Whatever the reason you want to record audio, Olympus has a new recording device that is pocket size and has enough space to store a huge amount of audio.

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