The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

Green-House PicoDrive ST 256-bit AES USB key

Don’t mind that headline. I’m just trying to win the in-house competition for cramming the most incomprehensible tech phrases into one line. Let’s start with the easy bits first – USB key. That means USB drive. Or USB stick. Or, if you’re really confused about tech naming conventions, a memory stick. Just be warned that calling it a “memory stick” makes you sound as stupid as granddad does when he calls your Xbox 360 a “PlayStation.”

So to recap. The PicoDrive ST is a lump of RAM, that comes in up to 8GB size. It’s small so you can put it in your pocket.

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Buffalo intros TurboUSB-charged USB hard drives, speedy file transfer and performance

buffalo_usb_ministation_hard_drive.jpgBuffalo Technology has announced the availability of an enhanced range of MiniStation and DriveStation products, now featuring TurboUSB technology which is supposed to significantly improve the speed of file transfers and overall performance.

The TurboUSB MiniStation is a portable, shock-resistant USB 2.0 external hard drive, offering up to 64% better file transfer rates than traditional USB 2.0 hard drives. It features a wrap-around cable, tough armoured outer case, and shock-absorbent internal design, and is able to draw its power from the PC via a powered USB port or hub. It will come in 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 250GB, and 300GB capacities.

Buffalo’s TurboUSB DriveStation is intended for users who want to easily back up their files, and boosts file transfer speeds by up to 37%. It comes in capacities of 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB. The unit features an auto-setup function, auto power-on, and auto-backup scheduling.