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August 28, 2007

Hold off on buying a Sony MicroVault USM-F flash drive


Despite being burned in 2005 by scandal with Sony music CDs installing an exploitable “cloaked” directory on consumers’ PCs, another arm of the company has been hit by a similar problem. In particular, purchasers of Sony MicroVault USM-F flash drives (with built-in fingerprint reader) apparently get a hidden directory that can be used to hide malware.

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Posted at 10:35 pm. Filed under Companies, Flash Drive, Sony, Storage, Thumbs Down

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Sansa Clip takes on iPod Shuffle



Sansa Clip

I guess there are a few tricks left for manufacturers pursuing the micro sized MP3 player market as evidenced by the Sansa Clip pictured above. Yes, it is matchbox sized, but it also sports a a four-line color OLED screen and an iPod-like wheel for simplified navigation. The Sansa Clip will be available in September, in black, red, blue and pink and as for the other specs:

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Posted at 9:21 pm. Filed under Apple, Brands, Companies, iPod, MP3 Player, Portable Audio, SanDisk, Sansa

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August 20, 2007

Paramount and DreamWorks switch to HD DVD


The donnybrook between the rival high definition DVD formats took a strange turn today when Viacom announced that Paramount and DreamWorks Animation Each Declare Exclusive Support for HD DVD:

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Posted at 5:52 pm. Filed under Blu-ray, HD DVD, Storage

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