Tag: usb

Throwback Thursday: What What Can U Plug Into a USB?


Presented at the Iowa Libraries on the Prairie conference on 12 August 2007. What Can U

Throwback Thursday: It seemed big at the time


In May 2007 I bought a 500GB external USB hard drive. Last week I got a 5TB external USB hard drive. As I recall, I paid just about the same price for both.

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Another 5TB of storage for the network


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A brief history of USB


Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a “Universal” Serial Bus, in

Penguin eBooks are now downloadable for Kindle without USB


Woot! …the USB side-loading requirement for Penguin eBooks on Kindle devices has been lifted. Today, we are pleased to inform our partners and end-users that direct downloads of Penguin eBooks in Kindle format for U.S. library accounts are now standard. This means that these titles will have the same ease of use as all other […]

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive


Here’s something interesting. A flash drive with built-in WiFi access. Because, you know, plugging in the drive is so last year… Wirelessly store, share, stream movies, photos, music, and documents across your smartphones, tablets and computers Simultaneously connect & access data stored on up to 8 devices via Wi-Fi No internet connection, cables or router required, […]

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Penguin disconnects the USB cable


Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks will have the same great ease of use as all other publishers’ eBooks.  […]

RaspberryPi: New accessories


I’ve been playing some more with my RaspberryPi and have since added a few more accessories: an HDMI-VGA adapter and a USB WiFi module. Both have worked flawlessly and needed no additional configuration at the OS level. Why did I add these? Basically since I have a speaking gig coming up in June during which […]

Carbide: The Safest, Most Secure USB Flash Drive on Earth


The PortableApps.com Carbide encrypted USB drive is the world’s most secure, easy to use flash drive. It uses PIN code access with military grade AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It does not require any software or drivers to be installed and is compatible with PC, MAC, Linux. Features: Military-Grade Hardware Encryption – FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, […]