Tag Archives: Storage

Ultraviolet Cloud Movie Locker to Shut Down (EXCLUSIVE)

Ultraviolet, a cloud movie locker once hailed as Hollywood’s best bet to get consumers hooked on digital movies, is shuttering. The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the industry consortium that has been tasked with running Ultraviolet, will shut down the service on July 31. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » http://bit.ly/2RoQllr

After Dropbox finds a child porn collector, a chess club stops his knife attack

Dropbox found [Dustin Brown]’s images and reported them to NCMEC, which passed the tip on to the Illinois attorney general’s office. That office runs a statewide “cyber crime” unit that coordinates among trained investigators at all levels. In this case, the unit tapped Peoria police detective Scott Gamboe to handle the tip. Gamboe—an Army vet, Ironman athlete, and author of self-published fantasy novels—took the various IP addresses associated with the Dropbox account and sent subpoenas to Internet providers. This turned the numbers into addresses, and the two most relevant resolved to Morton High School and to the home of Brown’s mother. When combined with the Dropbox account information, the preliminary evidence pointed right to Brown. – Nate Anderson, Ars Technica

Mosaic puts charging, storage and streaming in your pocket

photo: Powerstick

Mosaic, a small, white, pocket-sized device features a 7000mAh battery, a USB 3.0 Type-C port (it ships with a USB 3.0 cable), built-in Wi-Fi and flash memory storage capacities ranging from 16 GB to 256 GB. […] To stream content from Mosaic to other smartphones and tablets, you’ll need to set up an ad-hoc Wifi connection. You sign into Mosaic’s built-in Wifi network (it can also be used as a Wifi range extender) and then launch the Mosaic iOS or Android app. This gives you access to the Mosaic’s folder structure and whatever media and content you’ve stored within. Mosaic can supposedly stream to seven devices at once (same or different content) and from distances of up to 30 ft. away. If you attach another storage device to Mosaic, you can also access its contents through the Mosaic app. – Lance Ulanoff, Mashable

Xbox Music will now play your music stored in OneDrive

With OneDrive offering 100GB of storage for $6.99 a month, unless you’re a die hard music fan, you’re going to have plenty of room to keep all, if not most, of your music in the cloud service and still have space left over for other things.

Google does a similar thing with its music service by offering users free storage for 50,000 songs. But, you can’t listen to it through your Xbox while you’re fragging your friends. – Roberto Baldwin, The Next Web

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Google Play Music Is Now an Even Better Spotify Alternative

Google Music’s storage locker powers is one of the biggest differentiators between Google Music and key competitors like Spotify. Instead of relying entirely on the collection that Google has specifically licensed, you can supplement it by uploading your entire collection from your computer, and then stream or download that music to virtually any device that’s connected to the internet. – Mario Aguilar, Gizmodo

Need storage for your Chromecast? Toshiba’s AeroCast Wi-Fi hard drive does that

The AeroCast is only available with 1TB of storage, which is slightly disappointing, but its complete PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone compatibility more than makes up for the lack of capacity options. You may have to limit your digital hoarding, but at least you know accessing and sharing the content will be as easy as pie on all mobile and computing platforms. […] Even better, the tiny contraption can wirelessly pair to a separately sold Google Chromecast and beam your home movies and pictures on the big-screen living room TV via Toshiba’s proprietary Google Cast Ready app. – Adrian Diaconescu,Digital Trends
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