March 2012 Archives

Great New Product for Clubs and Schools!

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Check out our newest flash drive the Team Jersey USB! We are super excited about our latest flash drive enabling schools to spread their school spirit! This product is available with separate colored pants and shirts as well as with custom logo printing. Interested in this type of promotional item for your school? Email These are available in a number of capacities from 512M to 16G. 
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From Floppy Disks to Flash Drives

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It seems inconceivable that the floppy disk was once the flag-bearer for digital storage devices. Well into the 21st century, computers regularly retrieved data from these relics of computing antiquity. Their power was on the wane by 2007, though, as 98% of home computers sold in the UK that year arrived without floppy disk drives. That radical shift was a very practical demonstration of the power of the ideas of nanotechnology.


A 3.5-inch floppy disk could store a measly 1.44 megabytes of data - not even enough to fit a single mp3 music file. Today, a small one gigabyte (1,000 megabytes) USB flash drive can store about 200 songs. Inside that drive, electrical charges that encode the data are applied to areas across a silicon chip called memory cells, each of which is made from transistors.


The recent explosion in this cheap, high-capacity hardware is down to the ability of computer engineers to reduce the size of the memory cells that make up the devices. 

Check out the full article here.

This week, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will debut for the first time anywhere, a dozen vending kiosks that rent or sell movies on a computer flash drive that can be watched on a Windows PC!

The rental service from a company called Digiboo in Santa Monica, CA is being introduced at a time when consumers are shifting away from movie rentals to online movie streaming. These Digiboo kiosks could mark the next evolution in watching video! 

The Digiboo service is available to anyone with a credit card, a newer flash drive, and a Windows PC (with an XP or newer operating system). Consumers can rent a film for $3.99 or buy one for $14.99 and Kiosk to Flash Drive downloads take only 30 seconds with a 3.0 flash drive. For older flash drives this process will take about 2-5 minutes. Consumers must provide their own flash drive. 

The kiosks will be updated with new movie releases weekly, and will get new movies on the same day they're available on DVD - plus theres NO RETURNS! Some of the big movie studios endorsed the concept that Digiboo is pioneering. In February, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announce project Phenix, which by the end of this year will enable customers to download high definition movies to their portable devices either from a kiosk or at home disk drive. HBO has also said it may offer movies on flash drives as part of its existing HBO Go service, which today is limited to internet streaming of movies and HBO shows. 

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Ford Motor Co. will be sending 300,000 owners of the Explorer, Edge, Focus, and Lincoln MKX a USB Flash Drive on March 8th loaded with software to fix problems with MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch systems. 

Consumers can install the new software themselves which takes about 60 minutes. The software upgrade that dealers received today, is aimed to prevent system crashes. Ford redesigned over 1,000 screens on the system to make buttons and graphics more responsive.

"This is more than just an update; this is a substantial upgrade" - Derrick Kuzak, Ford's Product Development Chief 

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