February 28, 2012  10:43 AM

Buffalo USB Hub proves customer is always right….or stupid

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Hardware, japan, Linux, Recreation, USB

We've all done it, trying to force something into a slot the wrong way or, if you're extra committed, a completely different shaped slot. 

Downtime thinks this is just further proof we have evolved from primates. Because, just as an ape would, when it...

February 1, 2012  10:08 AM

Survival of the fittest, or should that be nerdiest?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
solid-state drive, USB, Victorinox

Victorinox has unveiled a Solid State Drive and USB add-on for everyone's favourite survival tool, the Swiss Army knife. 

The stick style devices, which are USB 3.0 ready, simply clip into the housing, between the usual...

January 24, 2012  3:30 PM

The missing piece in your wardrobe?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
2GB, Brookstone, Cufflink, hotspot, USB, Wi-Fi, Wireless

Believe it or not, for the measly sum of £160 you could become a walking Wi-Fi hotspot. And, as if that wasn't already enough of a killer opening line to use at the bar, you could also have 2GB of USB storage at your fingertips. 

Well, wrist-tips if were being...

March 1, 2011  9:55 AM

17,000 USB sticks sent to UK dry-cleaners in 2010

WAshford Profile: WAshford
consumerisation, Data protection, USB

More than 17,000 USB sticks were left in clothes left to be dry cleaned in the UK in 2010, a survey by data protection firm Credent Technologies has found.

This is a 400% increase from 2009, and the result IT consumerisation, which has seen a huge uptick in the amount of data people can...

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