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What USB Power Delivery means for you

The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head. Here's what you need to know.

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Your backup drive needs a backup plan: Three ways to safeguard the data

Files on your backup drive may be as vulnerable as those on your PC, unless you take some important precautions.

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SanDisk's wireless, media-slinging Connect thumb drive gets a boost to 64GB

SanDisk improves its Connect Flash Drive, which can connect up to eight devices.

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Cryptolocker ransomware variant targets USB drives

A copycat of the widespread Cryptolocker malware is taking aim at P2P file-sharers.

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You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

Done with the cloud? Alternatives for online backups

Take control of your data with hard drives, services and apps.

EU Council chief did not use Russian USB stick given to summit leaders

Media reports Tuesday allege that President Herman Van Rompuy found the suspicious device in a gift bag from the G20 Summit in early September.

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Chip advance could boost thumb drive speed by 50%

Silicon Motion announced it is sending samples of a new USB 3.0 controller chip that will boost performance in flash drives by up to 50%.

Malwarebytes puts antivirus cleanup program on a USB stick

Malwarebytes has invented a USB stick that can plug into any PC to automate the process of finding, logging, and cleaning up a range of malware.

Linux users cope with vampire mice, zombie hard drives

A Linux kernel developer described the problem posed by vampire mice at a LinuxCon North America presentation.