• USB 3.0: The new speed limit

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Have you spent too much time waiting for large files to crawl between a computer and an external hard drive? Don't fret -- USB 3.0 has arrived. Not only can it move data faster and provide more power, but it's compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
  • How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2

    Posted January 31, 2010 - 8:53 am

    This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with OpenSUSE 11.2 as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running OpenSUSE 11.2). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network.
  • How To Modify Your Gnu/Linux Box To Serve As A USB Over IP Server

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 9:27 am

    There was a long time that I was looking for a way to put away my old CRM server! But why?
  • 20 Goofy USB Gadgets & Gizmos You'll Love

    Posted December 4, 2009 - 12:23 am

    We scoured the Web for the world's wackiest USB-powered gadgets to dress up and differentiate your desktop or cubicle - and annoy coworkers. These 20 gizmos, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast, could lower the stress quotient at even the highest-pressure offices.
  • 10 Totally Ridiculous Combo Gadgets

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 5:55 pm

    From a combo taser/MP3 player to a computer mouse/VoIP phone, these Frankengadgets never should have seen the light of day.
  • Top 10 Non-Tech Gadgets IT Pros Can't Live Without

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 5:36 pm

    The Leatherman
  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Storage

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    Network storage, hard drives, memory cards and everything in between.
  • Slideshow: 10 Must-have gifts for your Geek

    Posted October 2, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    There's no time like the present to get those special, hard-to-find geeky gifts.
  • Where's USB 3.0?

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    It seems as if we've been writing about USB 3.0 forever, but it has really been only about two years since Intel and other parties formed a promotional group for USB 3.0 in 2007. The spec was completed in November 2008, at which time the standard's backers said that a glut of devices would hit the market late this year. Well, that statement turned out to be almost right: Devices are coming very soon, but the glut won't be until next year.
  • 4 ways to improve USB

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 10:15 am

    I love the Universal Serial Bus. It lets me connect, power and charge my gadgets. But laptop makers, peripheral makers and even car companies could make it much better by doing four simple things.
  • Study: Most Storage Devices To Use USB 3.0 By 2012

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:29 pm

    Despite the first ever USB 3.0 motherboard being delayed, the authors of a recent report think that our wait for Superspeed USB may be nearing an end.
  • Secure USB drives

    Posted January 24, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Security consultants (MicroSolved, Inc.) point out three ways to secure a USB drive.
  • From Personal Computer to Impersonal Chameleon

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 6:25 pm

    When you switch a classic IBM PC compatible personal computer, what happens?
  • A Really Useful Personal Data Storage Gift Idea

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 12:42 pm

    eWeek put out a slide show last week on “personal data storage gift ideas.” This was a thinly disguised ad for a variety of USB-based backup hard drives. At first I was going to link to the story, but decided to instead highlight some really useful backup gifts. A USB drive for backing up your files is better than nothing, but not good enough. Giving a year of online backup service will provide much better protection for your friend or family member.
  • Windows tip: Extend the life of SSD and USB flash drives

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 6:02 pm

    A tip on extending the life of SSD and USB flash drives, plus an update to a previous tip published a few weeks ago.
  • Challenges mount for ultra-wideband wireless

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 10:47 pm

    Ultra-wideband wireless, which underlies wireless USB products, suffered another jolt recently when one UWB pioneer shut down operations.
  • Danger: 8GB USB Drive for $10

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 1:33 pm

    Don't you love the way technology prices drop and drop? Think about an 8GB storage device attached to your keyring. The cost of solid state memory keeps plummeting at an amazing rate, and I applaud the chip makers and manufacturers integrating such memory into their products.
  • Ought Thumb Drives Be Given the Thumbs Down?

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Today’s small, portable USB thumb drives can store significant amounts of data and be easily slipped into a pocket without anyone noticing. This makes it possible for someone to copy data from a network, walk out the company door, and transfer the same data onto another PC.
  • More MacBook gripes: Save FireWire!

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Is Apple leading in its bid to ditch FireWire connections from its low-end laptops -- or is it just getting out of the way of the USB 2.0 stampede?
  • Are You A Geek? Take This Test

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Here's a tip on avoiding "click frustration" when removing USB flash drives--and a simple test you can perform to tell whether you're a geek or not.
  • Not all USB drives are created equal

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Most USB 2.0 flash drives look the same, but that doesn't mean they perform the same. Differences in the type of memory and, to a lesser extent, the type of I/O controllers used by USB drives can make one device perform two or three times faster and (theoretically, at least) last 10 times longer than another, even if both sport the USB 2.0 logo.
  • Making a USB flash drive letter persistent

    Posted June 2, 2008 - 11:26 am

    copying it onto a flash drive is a quick and easy way to do this.

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