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Neowin: VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB Review

VisionTek might have been more well known for their graphic cards and memory products over the past few years, but recently they have been making more and more headway into solid state storage options.

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…

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…

Tech Tip: Install Windows 8 Using a USB Drive, Dual-boot It

Back when the Windows 8 Consumer Preview hit the Web, we offered a basic guide on configuring a virtual machine. With Windows 8's Release Preview available and the final version inching toward completion, we figure it's a great time to offer a similarly easy step-by-step walkthrough on installing Windows 8 with a USB drive.

If you're familiar with the process, there isn't much for you to see here, but this should serve as a quick confidence booster for anyone who hasn't installed an operating system recently.

Germany increases tax on flash storage by roughly 2,000%

Germans can expect to pay a hefty premium on USB drives and memory cares as the nation raises taxes on flash storage by roughly 2,000%, according to Heise Online (translated). ZPÜ, the office tasked with setting levies against blank media, has reportedly increased the taxes...