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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2010
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    Lockheed has shrunk an entire computer onto a USB data stick with OS, applications, data storage and a processor.

    Lockheed is pushing this technology on the basis of security - you can plug this into any computer and basically use the keyboard and screen while bypassing its innards - and the datastick computer comes with its own mil-spec security.

    I'm seeing a whole bunch of other possibilities though - like giving full computer capabilities to the hundreds of millions of people in the developing world with a mobile phone but not a PC - all you need is a WiFi or Bluetooth connector.
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    It’s not a new concept; they’ve done it for years with PCMCIA devices that handle sophisticated cryptographic tasks that people don’t want running on the OS of networked computers. But PCMCIA hasn’t been ubiquitous for a while so moving to USB makes sense.
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2010
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    Interesting post Kos, thanks for the heads up
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    wow, this is crazy and rad