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Sprint to Reduce Speeds for Users on Congested Networks

Sprint to Reduce Speeds for Users on Congested Networks
Sprint has announced something that won’t make people on its pre-paid or post-paid networks happy. One of the big draws for Sprint for many smartphone users has been their unlimited data plans. Now, Sprint is set to begin throttling data for the top 5% of users on its network.

Star Trek TNG Data Pillow: The Perfect Spot for Spot to Catch a Cat Nap

Star Trek TNG Data Pillow: The Perfect Spot for Spot to Catch a Cat Nap
Fans of Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation can now lay their head on a miniature version of the champion poker player and Geordi’s best friend. Isn’t he cute?
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Amazon Glacier: Super Slow Archiving Storage

Amazon Glacier: Super Slow Archiving Storage
If you’ve got massive amounts of historical data to backup and have had trouble finding a low cost storage solution, then you should check out Amazon Glacier.

TruConnect and Walmart to Offer Contract Free Data Plans That Never Expire

TruConnect and Walmart to Offer Contract Free Data Plans That Never Expire
The thing that has always made me so angry about mobile data plans for devices such as mobile hotspots like the MiFi is that no matter if you use the data are not it’s generally gone the next month.

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second
If you’ve got a bunch of data lying around on old hard drives, and want to make sure that nobody gets their hands on it, you could try reformatting the drives, but there’s always a chance that a data recovery service could pull the data off.

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks
Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive itself.

DriveSavers Offers to Recover iPad Data for Just $1000

DriveSavers Offers to Recover iPad Data for Just $1000
How often do you sync your iPad? If you have important data on it, you might want to sync it as often as possible. I’m bad with mine, it hasn’t been synced in months, now that I think of it.

Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria

Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria
The world has gone germ and bacterial crazy. Each time I go to my kids’ school, I see all the teachers making the kids use hand sanitizer all the time. I made it through the late 70’s and early 80’s of my youth without washing my hands once outside the tub or shower.

Ninuku Archivist Lets You Make a Facebook Book, Preserve Your Farmville Exploits

Ninuku Archivist Lets You Make a Facebook Book, Preserve Your Farmville Exploits
For better or for worse, a lot of people have poured a significant amount of their lives onto Facebook. Which is why I’m not really surprised that a company like Ninuku exists. Ninuku’s sole service is the Archivist, which will download your Facebook status, updates, notes, links, comments and photos, and reformats it into a print-friendly series of chronologically arranged pdf files.

Gamesave Manager: the Ultimate Save Point

Gamesave Manager: the Ultimate Save Point
One of the few drawbacks of gaming on the PC is that save data are not easily transferable – the files are scattered in different folders and don’t always have the same format, so hunting them one by one can be inconvenient.

Sony Shows Off Internal Wireless Circuits

Sony Shows Off Internal Wireless Circuits
Sony recently showed off a prototype of a high-speed wireless technology which ships signals around between internal electronic components. Sony says they developed the wireless technology to overcome current costs and manufacturing complexities due to the sheer number of wires and circuit layers required to handle today’s complex circuits.

Graffiti Markup Language (GML) Turns Paint Tags Into XML Tags

Graffiti Markup Language (GML) Turns Paint Tags Into XML Tags
Graffiti artists of the future might not need to run their own late-night missions to tag their target locations thanks to this new technology. GML (Graffiti Markup Language) provides a method to store and describe graffiti as digital information which can then be played back and reproduced later.

Lacie Starck External Hard Drives: Products of a Love Affair. No Seriously.

Lacie Starck External Hard Drives: Products of a Love Affair. No Seriously.
Computer hardware specialist LaCie celebrates its 20th anniversary with the introduction of their latest line of external hard drives designed by the world-famous Philippe Starck. Starck describes his design for the hard drives as powerful magma that’s been captured and protected.

Hello Kitty Mimobots: Too Much Kitty

Hello Kitty Mimobots: Too Much Kitty
To celebrate the insanely popular Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary, Sanrio teamed up with mimoco to come up with a flash drive cartoon character named Hey Flashy. I’m just kidding, of course they came up with Hello Kitty MIMOBOTs.

Kunai USB Drive: Because Ninjas Need to Save Data Too

Kunai USB Drive: Because Ninjas Need to Save Data Too
Ninjas have a lot of sweet moves. There’s the throw-a-smoke-bomb-and-disappear-move, the run-so-fast-to-evade-bullets-move, and the flaming-giant-skeleton-beast-thing-summoning-that’s-not-even-a-ninja-move-anymore-move. But none of their 108 million moves can help them save their data. That’s why everyday at sunset, after practicing their killyouwithapinchinthearmpitjitsus, ninjas power up their PCs and order a bunch of Kunai USB drives.

Handmade Sensu Fan USB Drive: Pure Japanese Style Device

Handmade Sensu Fan USB Drive: Pure Japanese Style Device
At least that’s what Geek Stuff 4 U is calling this traditional folding fan with a 16 GB flash drive embedded in one of its ribs. Or is it a USB drive with a fan attached to it?
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