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Get with the Times: These 9 Devices Might Be a Waste of Your Money

Sometimes it pays to buy slightly older devices in place of tempting deals on newly released tech. But that approach to buying electronics can only take you so far. As today's gadgets become ever more powerful and multi-purpose, there are some product categories that are nearing outright extinction and would make for silly purchases. Before you consider buying any of the items on this list, think long and hard about whether such a device is not a waste of your money.

USB drives now being used to steal money from ATMs

A team of anonymous hackers at the Chaos Communication Congress have demonstrated a new method that hackers are using to steal money from ATMs. As shown in the presentation, thieves are now physically cutting into ATMs to plug in USB…

SanDisk announces two wireless flash-based storage devices

SanDisk on Monday announced two flash-based multimedia Wi-Fi drives, the Connect Wireless Media Drive and the Connect Wireless Flash Drive. Both devices are battery powered and function as a portable storage device as well as a mobile multimedia hotspot, allowing…

Lacie's XtremKey USB 3.0 touts 230MB/s transfers, rugged design

Lacie has expanded its rugged storage line with a new portable flash drive that offers more strength and speed than the company's previous offerings. Constructed out of Zamak (zinc alloyed with aluminum, magnesium and copper), the XtremKey USB 3.0 can…

Tuesday tech deals: 256GB Agility 4 $130, iPhone 5 $150 w/ contract

Today only, TigerDirect offers the OCZ 256GB Agility 4 SSD, model no. AGT4-25SAT3-256G, for $159.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $129.99. With free shipping, that's $0.51/GB, and the lowest total price we could find by $60, although we saw it for $30 less on Black Friday...

Tuesday tech deals: Samsung 830 256GB $168, 60" Sharp HDTV $700

MacMall offers the Samsung 256GB 830 Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7PC256B/WW, for $167.99 with free shipping ($0.66/GB). That's the lowest total price we could find for this drive by $21, although we saw it for $12 less last month. It features read...

Samsung 840 SSD 250GB cut to $170 with Far Cry 3 for the holidays

Following up on its Assassin's Creed III 840 Pro promotion (which is still active on Newegg), Samsung has announced that folks who buy one of its new 250GB 840 SSDs will get a free copy of Far Cry 3, which is slated to ship in North America on December 4 (watch for our review...

Tuesday tech deals: 256GB Agility 4 $130, MS Store ultrabook sale

TigerDirect offers the OCZ 256GB Agility 4 for $159.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $129.99. With free shipping, that's $0.51/GB, tied with an August deal, and the best price we've seen for this drive. It's a current price low by $54. This drive features read speeds of up to 420MB/s...

Vertex 4 firmware update inbound, doubles writes on 128GB model

OCZ has announced a new firmware update that boosts performance of fourth-generation Vertex drives by up to 110% in certain situations. The update (v1.4RC) increases 128KB sequential reads from 535MB/s to 550MB/s on 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Vertex 4s, while…