USB stick

The Fire’s SDXC slot may be its most compelling feature

By Chris Meadows
October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch opens its review of the new Amazon Fire HD 8 by admitting that it’s silly to make such a big deal out of removable memory, but it actually is one of the most compelling features of Amazon’s new Fire tablet line—it can support up to a 128 GB SDXC memory card. (Update, Oct. 2, 2015: [ on]

The deep discount store: Home of super-cheap accessories

By Chris Meadows
September 21, 2015 // 5 Comments

Family Dollar. Dollar General. Big Lots. Deal$. I’m sure there are a zillion other low-end regional deep-discount store chains I don’t even know about. What these places all have in common is that they sell everything at rock-bottom prices. Almost everything is going to be some no-name Chinese [ on]

What’s in Chris Meadows’s gadget bag?

By Chris Meadows
September 16, 2015 // 3 Comments

David did a great post about his work environment a while back, and I was thinking of doing something similar. But it occurred to me that since we’re a mobile device blog, maybe I should do something about my mobile devices first and foremost. So, I grabbed my gadget bag—the bag I pack with all [ on]

Intel Compute Stick puts Windows on a stick

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Debates can continue to circle forever as to how far Microsoft wanted to take back ground from Android through Windows 8. Intel, though, has just launched a push into a form factor that Android, and to a lesser extent, Linux, really created: the computer on a stick. Intel’s introduction for [ on]

$25 USB stick computer could bring computer science back to schools

By Chris Meadows
May 6, 2011 // 4 Comments

OLPC, Sugar on a Stick, eat your hearts out. Game developer David Braben has come up with a $25 ARM-based full-fledged computer in a USB stick form factor. The device has a USB port in one  end and an HDMI port in the other; if you plug a monitor into the HDMI and a keyboard or USB hub + [ on]

Paper flash drive concept could usher in new age of digital tzotzkes

By Chris Meadows
March 20, 2011 // 8 Comments

The Art. Lebedev Studio, the same folks behind the hyper-expensive Optimus Maximus keyboard (in which every key is a miniature, reconfigurable LCD screen), have come up with a design concept for a disposable paper USB flash drive. It’s just a design concept, and I’m not sure whether it’s even [ on]

Booting ChromeOS from USB

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2010 // 1 Comment

Google’s Android OS has become pretty much the go-to operating system for cheap tablets and e-book readers these days. But what of Google’s other OS, ChromeOS, that is rumored to be hitting tablets by Black Friday? If you’re curious, and have a computer that is hardware-compatible and a spare [ on]

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