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Will Wizpy Start OS on USB Flash Drive Trend?

Turbolinux WizpyCould Turbolinux really develop a true portable PC which fits on a flash drive? Turbolinux introduces (what I call) their version of U3 called Wizpy. The USB Wizpy device is 60GB of flash storage with 1.71 OLED display and together with Linux create a portable computer system. The flash device then uses any PC for it’s input capability (monitor, keyboard and mouse) to function as a normal PC. No files, records or maleware are left on the host computer system after disconnect. Along with running Linux, Continue Reading

Review: USB Circus Cannon

USB Circus CannonThe USB Circus Cannon from Brando is manufactured by Dream Cheeky of Hong Kong. Along with the USB Circus Cannon, Dream Cheeky also makes the USB Missile Launcher, Aroma Diffuser, USB Chess Game and a handful of other USB gadgets. Since the manufacturer doesn’t offer a purchasing option Brando is the distributor. GetUSB.info wrote about this a while back so we wanted to give her a shot, literally. Continue Reading

Jack PC – A computer inside a wall outlet

The Jack PC is a revolutionary new ‘thin client’ computer small enough to fit in a wall outlet. Thin clients are effectively desktop computers designed to connect to a ‘terminal server’ or Citrix based environment where processing is handled by servers instead of PCs. Thin clients have been getting smaller and smaller over the years however this is the world’s first Windows-based thin client small enough to fit in a network wall port. Continue Reading

Cypress USB controllers stretch from NY to LA and back again

How far would half a billion USB controllers stretch if laid end-to-end? Try from NY City to Los Angeles and back again. That is how many USB controllers Cypress has shipped since their inception of the USB controller product line in 1997. Fueled by growing consumer demand in USB-enabled applications such as mice, keyboards, hubs, media and video players, mobile phones, mass storage (external hard disk drives & enclosures), set top boxes, photo printers and video capture peripherals, Cypress shipped over 130 million USB controllers in 2005, the most in its history, and is already approaching 600 million units shipped from inception to date. This press release in conjunction with our recent article about USB devices reaching 2.8 billion units by 2010 means GetUSB.info we’ll be busy for a while… Continue Reading

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