Today's slim, svelte computers look great. You, on the other hand, look like a total yutz fumbling around to plug a thumb drive into a USB port that's somehow perpetually upside down. What if saving your data was as easy as slapping a sticky note on your screen? That's what a design team proposes with this highly theoretical design for paper-thin, sticky memory cards.
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The highly classified, confidential documents that revealed the NSA's massive data-mining operation, PRISM, were leaked from the NSA's facilities on none other than a simple, innocuous thumb drive. Any sort of portable digital device is understandably barred by the highly secretive branch of government, but whistleblower Edward Snowden somehow managed to download thousands of files — of which investigators claim to "know how many he downloaded and what server he took them from."
Last week we posted a story about a tiny Android-powered computer packed into a shell not much larger than a thumb drive. With its 1.5GHz single-core Cortex-A8, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of Flash storage, it's not hard to imagine myriad uses for this ultra-ultra portable machine. Now we have a video showing off exactly what it's capable of.
Android in your pocket? OK, you already have that if you have an Android phone, but in terms of flexibility, nothing quite beats an actual PC. So what if you could carry about a small portable computer running Android, just waiting for whatever task you want to throw at it? Enter the AllWinner A10 Android 4.0 mini PC.
There are some sensitive documents that you want to ensure don't fall into the wrong hands, such as contracts, financial records, and that stash of naked pics you have from uni. This voice-authenticating USB drive ($50) will ensure no one's snooping into your sensitive stuff.
To kick off our celebration of Chinese New Year, why not get yourself a lucky Year of the Rabbit USB drive from Kingston?