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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Film Canister USB Flash Drive: A Second Lifetime of Use

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.etsy.com/shop/newfocus?ref=pr_shop_more

Clever! You can get these re-purposed film canisters with either a 2 GB ($18.99) or a 4 GB ($23.99) embedded USB flash drive. This would make a great gift for a photographer, especially someone who's still shooting film. I'm a bit surprised they top out at 4 GB though - that seems very tiny compared to the normal sizes of drives today.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Windows 8 to Support "Portable Workspace" on USB Flash Drives

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 09:42 AM

http://www.winrumors.com/windows-8-...m-a-usb-device/

"An early copy of Windows 8 leaked to the Internet this week and enthusiasts have been digging their way through the various new bits in Microsoft's next-generation operating system. Windows 8 build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains a number of references to a brand new feature in Windows: Portable Workspaces. Microsoft will allow Enterprise customers to create USB storage driven copies of Windows. "Portable Workspace is a Windows feature that allows you to run Windows from a USB storage device," notes Microsoft in its description of the feature inside Windows 8. Users at mydigitallife unveiled the features inside 7850 and discovered that the feature requires at least 16GB of space."

I've been wondering what sorts of new features would be a part of Windows 8, and it looks like we have something truly unique: the ability to create a bootable, portable version of Windows 8 that you can put on a 16 GB or bigger flash drive and do everything from. Lots of questions remain: what sort of functionality will you actually get given when you connect to a different PC you'll be using generic drivers for video, networking, etc.? Still, it's a neat idea with some interesting potential.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Get Transformers on a Kingston USB Flash Drive

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 09:00 PM

I was poking around Dell Canada's Web site today, looking at their latest configuration of the Dell Mini 10 - which now includes GPS incidentally - and noticed something rather curious. Dell was giving away a free 2 GB Kingston USB flash drive that includes a digital copy of the movie "Transformers". That's not something I've seen before - I'm starting to see digital versions of movies coming via managed copy with Blu-ray discs such as Watchmen, but coming pre-loaded on a flash drive? That's an interesting way to sell hardware...pre-loaded with content. Only in this case it's a promo from Dell where you get it for free.


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