IOCell is featuring a USB drive with anti-virus software called the Vaccine Drive. It holds an auto run anti-virus engine which activates when connected via USB to the host computer. The drive will then scan the system and also provide real time monitoring of the memory and processor. Since the Vaccine resides outside the OS there will be no software collision if two anti-virus programs are running simultaneously. Virus updates for the Vaccine Drive seem one step behind, would the virus hit the host computer before the drive was getting it’s update? Hmm…Continue Reading
Installed on more than 500 million PCs worldwide, the Universal Serial Bus supplies easy connectivity for everything from printers to MP3 players. Now the USB Implementersâ€™ Forum has set the stage for wireless USB.
Last May, the group published the Wireless USB Specification, a document describing how devices could harness the Wireless USB protocol. Everyone from Intel Corp. to start-ups like Alereon Inc. of Austin, Texas, are preparing interoperable Wireless USB components. Expect products carrying the “Certified Wireless USB” logo by this fall, said Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the USB Implementers Forum.Continue Reading