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New you can use | Pack in more than a punch

New you can use | Pack in more than a punch
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First Published: Tue, Feb 23 2010. 10 15 PM IST

Updated: Tue, Feb 23 2010. 10 15 PM IST
A Dubai-based start-up, Infinitec, is ready to launch a gadget that lets you stream media and data to your TV, laptop, DVD player or game console, or just about any device that accepts a USB stick.
Offering “unlimited storage” on a normal-sized USB stick, Infinitec’s new flash drive can stream data from your computer to almost any device you connect it to, simply requiring a software installation on your Windows 7 or XP PC and a network dongle. The “streaming flash drive” can be set to represent any size from 1GB to more than 1TB, and then simply plugged in to use.
With no need to worry about sharing or network protocols, this revolutionary idea of a device (release date and price is yet to be decided) will act like your computer’s surrogate storage (read receiving) device, creating an ad hoc Wi-Fi network.
This could be an invaluable tool that lets you mimic the use of an external hard drive on any device in the same room as your computer, allowing you to stream media and data with a simple click of a button, without the wires, multiple data transfers, backups, and reconnects required with external hard-disk drives.
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First Published: Tue, Feb 23 2010. 10 15 PM IST
More Topics: Infinitec | Flash drive | USB stick | Windows 7 | XP |