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Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

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MicroSD

Trouble is some phones and tablets like my HTC One and Nexus 7 both excellent devices,are internal memory only.So its not just the fruit bearing variety that have this design issue.

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Re: I don't get it. Can someone answer if you have one?

Nope its just a standard USB drive with two ends one standard and one micro if you were to plug a.n.other drive into it you would need an adapter and the software may have issues recognizing the second drive.

My issue with this type of drive is the poor protection they have on the connection side after all its banging around with keys and change in your pocket all day.

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Lost your credit card PIN? No worries! Get a new one - over SMS

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So........

Why dont they use the software app many customers install on mobiles for accessing accounts to transmit the updated pin as this is a secure [at least partially] method of transmission being behind a pin of its own?

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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

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100% of the rights afforded them by law

And whos actual law would that be not American by any chance as non-doms are because of their country of origin not protected by the same set of rules as US citizens?

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Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'

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3D laptop

I saw a display of this at the recent show at Birmingham and the viewer really needed to be central to the screen and at a certain distance to appreciate the true 3D image.Off to the side it looked like one of those funky out of synch over layed images.

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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

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Minister for Security

I wonder what he keeps in his portfolio?

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A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally

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No your holding it wrong........

You just need an audio device that when it gets bumped shouts in a clearly foreign accent " Take me to Greece "

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NASA to unsheath GIANT ASTEROID SPACE PROBE

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So........

Space Intruder Detector ......Gerry Anderson would be proud

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GoPro's new lens: Like a GOOGLE STREETMAPS car... for your life

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geonaute.com

Yea theres also a ball type device you throw up in the air and at its apogee it snaps a 360 image

http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera

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So........

A reinvention of a device thats been around since film cameras, are you sure theyre not partnered by a certain well known fruit company?

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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FAIL

So........

From giving patches to one and all [even unlicensed version of windows] to prevent mass internet mayhem we have now decided to give it to the few who do have a valid license.Lets see how long that one runs its course.

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Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees

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one-day hunger strike

They missed their one hour lunch break so production went up 10% that day

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Brit boffins use TARDIS to re-route data flows through time and space

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Data transportation

Much like the post you`ll know its been sent but not sure when it will arrive unless you stick an overpriced stamp on it.

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ROBONAUT to find feet after Monday ISS supply mission

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Limbs

Im surprised at how small the attachments are on the "legs" I know space is weightless but they seem awful small to take a lot of stress as the robot climbs around.And as previous posts I would have thought a multi limbed device much like a spider with at least three anchor points thus two are always attached to stop the robot twisting during point changes.

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Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved

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Given we normally look up to wall mounted screens

Should they not be parabolic and curve from top to bottom too if the hyperbole is anything near the truth?

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Connections

Id be more impressed if they designed a decent remote connection dock for all the cabling instead of having it all hanging off either the back or the side of the screen.Something with a small easily concealable flat cable that connected to the screen from several meters away thus eradicating the need for everything to connect directly.

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Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it

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haven't applied patches for years / ever. Nor have they been hacked.

And they know this how, rats are by their very nature virtually undetectable?

Seriously i wouldn't be surprised if a "large security hole" suddenly appears very soon and is massively publicized by an allegedly MS sponsored media outlet.

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'I like big butts and I cannot lie, hackers take Pinterest on a joyride'

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Weight

Comes to something when they start attacking fluffy cats

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Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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Tried it already

Seems to have issues when you want to change content even on an android tablet and it can at times lose connection to your tablet so you have no control at all over the dongle which carries on playing.

Setting up I had connection issues the device just wouldn't connect to the BT router and responses read via internet trawling didn't look promising.I resolved the issue by disabling the password requirement to the router successfully connected the device then after re enabling it the device worked fine with the password requirement ......why it didn't in the first place is a mystery.

As has already been stated it needs more support from other vendors I guess its akin to a new Windows version in that requirement.

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CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged

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Dear Customers

It is with regret that due to adverse external interference the company formally known as the CIA is required to modify some system data to protect you and you beloved country from serious harm.Unfortunately it may noticed that the system has a slight lag whilst accessing some files with the new improved search engine but this will soon clear up once corrupt data eradication is complete.

Please ensure to file in the attached customer satisfaction survey so that we may provide a better service to you in the future should you still be in office.Please disable your locally installed anti virus whilst opening the file as it may corrupt the contents and prevent your survey fully opening.

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SACRILEGE! Hitchhiker's Guide game's back ... and it TWEETS at you

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McDonalds

Modeled after the Restaurant at the end of the universe possibly

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Police pen shortage threatens Irish public order

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the sleeves are a bit too long?

That would be your day coat ,nor does it come with a pen pocket so put it back this instant...........Im waiting to sign on when you're finished.

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'Hacked docs' prove MtGox has 1 MILLION Bitcoins, claim blog-snatchers

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The Bankers 1 BitCoin 0

The nations bankers are now cosied up in their vast gold plated counting houses gleefully rubbing their hands cackling gleefully "Our dastardly plan worked!"

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Show more CANADIAN-MADE PORN, insists Canadian government

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So.........

More mounted Mounties for Canada I wonder if they`ll make it an Olympic game

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South Korea green lights Stuxnet-like code weapons to nark NORKS

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If it were true

Ones country is not likely to give forewarning about such an attack

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SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

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Dont see it mentioned

But Office 365 get an additional 20Gb so 27GB in total and I had read elsewhere Grandfather hotmail accounts also get 27GB.

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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As a PC user

Ill say it certainly seems an very innovative design and very art nouveau I guess the fan system works just like a cyclone floor cleaner so Id love to see some pics of one after a few months use.

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'The Mystery of the Martian Doughnut' solved by NASA sleuths

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If it were a moss or fungus on Mars

What is to stop the darn stuff growing on the nice warm solar panels and gradually reducing their efficacy

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Silk Road reboot claims: Hacker STOLE all our Bitcoin funds

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" ... maintenance work that required funds to be placed in a vulnerable location.

Somebody stole his usb thumb drive...........or its down the back of the couch somewhere

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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So your saying its got an erection problem?

Strange for a country so over populated.........or I wonder if Fox News caught it out in the open?

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Boffin talks WATER on MARS: Granted, no 'smoking gun', but all clues flow there...

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it could be because the observations were made in the afternoons, missing morning moisture.

So why don't the Boffins start the tests earlier and additionally set up a shaded area to allow extra time before the "moisture" evaporates.

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Boffins hose down fiery Li-ion batteries with industrial lubricant

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So......

Not Plumbers Tape For Everything but Prevent Fire Protect Everyone

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Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'

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Cameras in every ones bedrooms

Well given the technology is going the way of putting cameras in all devices for social media connectivity Id say our Government ........sorry I`ll rephrase that"Chinese hackers", have nearly reached that pinnacle of connecting with all end users in the West.

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Nope

Its about targeting the Enemy of the State ergo whomever the "state" deems a valid target, be they @home or abroad

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Yahoo! Mail users see crying baby who says firm is 'over capacity'

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Maybe if

They had fed the baby that morning the issue would have never got so bad

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CCTV warning notices NOT compliant with data protection laws – ICO

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I fear we can't have this both ways....

In regard to video footage or photography not made for personal use why not?

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What about Bus Lane cameras

Do they not fall in to the same category as being generally unsign posted and a waste of tax payers money.

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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Please stop saying its 13 years old

If clearly one reader has already stated it was still on sale 4 years ago ergo its quite a different animal than the 13 year old version in much the same sense as the difference between 8 and 8.1.

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Yahoo! Mail! users! change! your! passwords! NOW!

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Maybe its time.......

That Yahoo let you change your log in credentials to something other that your well known email address

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Password complexity

Doesn't make much difference if someone elses server is hacked and the user data is ransaked especially if its left in plain text.

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NHS website hit by MASSIVE malware security COCKUP

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IT Angle

You`ll be glad to know...

Its not a virus you've got its just the flu

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ISS astronauts to grow tomatoes and rice …. IN SPAAAAACE

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Holmes

Shirley..........Inquiring minds like to know

With the lack of gravitational influence the fruit or tuber does not form to the same extent as on Earth?

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Unmanned, autonomous ROBOT TRUCK CONVOY 'drives though town'

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Yes but.........

These would have an automated armed helicopter overhead

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Alert

Danger ,Danger Will Robinson!!

I hope they forewarned pedestrians and other road users that there was an increased danger of

A: Getting run into

B: Unable to claim from the driver for any injuries or damage

C: That the soldier/Scientist sat in the cab txting or using Google glasses is not actually driving

On a serious note they may still need the cab and human control instrumentation because the vehicles may still need shunting by an actual real person in depots for loading and unloading.

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Team viewer pricing

Well they only need to raise it to 50% oflog me in and they are still on a win win situation

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Do cops need a warrant to search your phone? US Supreme Court will rule

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officers could confiscate the phone

Sorry Turtle but this may not work as many of us keep our data in the cloud one would only need to remove the data using a.n.other device or even simply send a wipe signal to the device under question.

On the other hand I dont expect an officer of the law to be able to access my data without a court order ,we are not after all the star turn in another NCIS program where hacking is the norm.

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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Coat

Taste

There's no replacement for naturally formed suga.....er I'll get me coat

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Look out, Earth! Here comes China Operating System (aka Linux)

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Re: Chinx

If its pink its got to be Chintz shirley?

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Chinux or maybe Plinux

The peoples linux where security matters

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SPAM supposedly spotted leaving the fridge

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Bit mining

Hmm me wonders if one hacks enough kitchen appliances they would make a good mining colony?

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