Some Thoughts on Choosing a Flash MP3 Player

Flash mp3 players come with an exciting array of features, and can be used for more than playing music while you cycle at the gym. Here are some things to think about when purchasing a flash mp3 player, which might make the difference between your choice becoming an indispensable tool, or just another gadget.

The first consideration in choosing a flash mp3 player is the type of port through which the memory will flow. High-speed USB ports (USB 2) are by far the fastest, transmitting 480 Mbps. Firewire, a serial data bus port used in Apple products such as the iPod mp3 player, can transmit 400 MBps. Beyond these two systems, the speed of memory transfer systems available to portable mp3 players drops off dramatically.

USB 2 has pretty much become the industry standard in flash mp3 players, but it might not be the standard on your personal computer, which you will be using to download the music into the flash mp3 player's memory. Be sure you're your PC has been upgraded. Additionally, if the flash mp3 player comes with software, you need to be sure it is compatible with the platform you are using.

With flash mp3 players, the memory is usually built in, so you are stuck with however much you buy. You should decide how much memory is necessary before the initial purchase, in order to avoid having to make an upgrade before the mp3 player has reached the limit of its product life. Cheap models are available for under $50, with about 128MB of memory. This is enough for about four hours of music. Remember that the less music your flash mp3 player can store, the more often you will have to return to your personal computer to change it.

The maximum memory available in most flash mp3 players is 1GB, which is enough to store fifty albums. If it were not for the fifteen-hour batter life on most mp3 players, these dynamos could literally play for days without repeating a song.

Because of the battery life, do not forget to consider the battery options when choosing a flash mp3 player. Many models require two AA batters. Others, like the iPod Shuffle, come with a rechargeable lithium battery, and a cable that recharges it through a USB port. Some brands also have AC converters and car jacks are available.

There are many other features available in flash mp3 players, such as voice recording and radio recording. Once you have your basic needs covered, the port and storage, adding on these options is a matter of taste and budget.

For more information on flash mp3 players visit 1st-mp3-players.co.uk

In The News:

Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Tejal Rao, the California restaurant critic based in Los Angeles, ...
I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.  The New York TimesOur personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out.
Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?  The New York TimesHumans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here's what to do if you have a problem ...
Amazon has Stitch Fix-like Personal Shopper: what it's like  Business InsiderI tried Amazon Personal Shopper and found the presentation was lackluster, shipping was slow, and the platform itself was glitchy.
Tech Meets Health Care, Sometimes Shakily  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Katie Thomas, who covers health and is based in Chicago, ...
How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas  The New York TimesSome critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray.
What are personal tech devices in the schools doing for students?  Idaho State JournalHere are some thought-provoking facts based on the 2018-2019 school year recently released by the Idaho State Department of Education:
The Tools for Covering Tech Are the Same as in 2009  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? John Herrman, a reporter for the Styles desk who covers the internet ...
When Online Procrastination Is Your Job  The New York TimesThere's a reason that logging off is very important to Amanda Hess, a critic at large who covers the internet and the culture it creates.
MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers  TechCrunchMovie ticket subscription *service* MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was ...
GameTime Detroit hosts pro online video gaming in Auburn Hills  The Oakland PressMetro Detroit video gamers have a new reason to log on. GameTime Detroit, a 10000 square-foot internet gaming facility, which opened at the end of June in ...
Big Tech probe by state AGs could come as soon as next month, WSJ says  CNBCA state-led antitrust probe of Big Tech firms could come as soon as next month, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Patreon's CEO wants to keep service personal  Marketplace.orgJack Conte gets candid about what keeps him up at night and how he personally deals with controversial *content*.
10 things in tech you need to know today  Business InsiderApple CEO Tim Cook has met Trump at least five times in a year, and Huawei's temporary reprieve is reportedly set to be extended.
How Tech-Infused Clothing Has the Potential to Improve Personal Health  EntrepreneurIn this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Dan Herman, the VP of Strategy for Myant Inc., about the technology of textile ...
Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker review: A smarter way to track your personal items  The Indian ExpressTile Mate Bluetooth tracker review: Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker will help you keep track of personal items such as keys, bags, and here's how it performed during ...
Personal Data About Small-Donor Democrats Is All Over the Internet  The New York TimesOne of the largest single disclosures of small-donor information in American history took place on July 31. On that day, the names, addresses, occupations and ...
Add Microsoft to a Long List of Tech Companies Secretly Listening to Your Conversations. Here's What They Should Do Instead  Inc.Microsoft is the latest tech company to be reportedly listening in on users' private interactions and conversations.
These startups are making humans and tech collaborate  The Financial ExpressWhen humans collaborate with technology, magic happens. Shifting focus from the competition and on to the co-existence between automation technologies ...
UK Teen Sentenced For Hacking, Selling Personal Data  Silicon UKNorwich 19-year-old found to have made hundreds of thousands of pounds in Bitcoin from selling compromised personal data and on-demand hacking services.
Tech Panelists Talk Privacy, Personal Data and "Right to be Forgotten"  Investing News NetworkThe "Future of Privacy" panel at the Blockchain Futurist Conference featured Nadia Diakin-Thibault, Christopher Nguyen and Dina Mainville.
Maths and tech specialists need Hippocratic oath, says academic  The GuardianMathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies under ...
In the UK, Female Lawmakers Pushed Government To Regulate Big Tech  NPRThe move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.
Keeping outdated equipment hurts office productivity, morale | Personal Tech  The Oakland PressFrustrated. Angry. Annoyed. Those are all emotions you don't want to feel when you're at work. And far too often, those exact emotions are caused not by people, ...
Men’s personal care startup Huron raises $1M  TechCrunchHuron founder and CEO Matt Mullenax is hoping to build a big business around body wash. “For us, the broader mission is A+ personal care for guys ...
Silicon Valley’s Crisis of Conscience  The New YorkerAndrew Marantz on the Esalen Institute, where Big Tech goes to ask deep questions.
Sony crowdfunded a personal air conditioner, but only in Japan for now  Mashable SE AsiaWho among us hasn't wished for a personal, private air conditioner during our climate change-addled world's increasingly brutal summers? Well, Sony's ...
Tech stocks: bubble, bubble, toil and trouble?  The Irish TimesHistory suggests no market fashion or trend persists indefinitely.
Microsoft says its workers may be listening to users' personal Skype conversations  YourStoryMicrosoft uses both automated and human methods to review voice conversations on Skype and Cortana. As a result, several of its contract workers are tuning ...
Samsung Galaxy Note10 arrives in Malaysia  Digital News AsiaThe latest and largest Galaxy Note10 yet will be available on Aug 23.
Women in tech - invest in your personal development by accelerating change from within  SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldOne of the areas of business in which females are underrepresented is in the fast-growing technology sector.
Earnings: 2 Hot Tech Stocks to Watch in August  The Motley FoolWhile many of the biggest companies in the U.S. have already reported their latest quarterly results this earnings season, there are still some stragglers in the ...
T-Mobile and Sprint Are Merging. What Does That Mean for You?  The New York TimesThe combined company could potentially lead to higher prices, improved *service* and faster deployment of 5G network technology.
A Guide to Picking the Right Phone Plan  The New York TimesWhen you prepare to buy a new phone, you should also assess whether it's time for a new wireless plan. Here are some steps to make that process easy.
Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader  The New York TimesIn an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on *content* that will bring you joy.
Equifax exposed 150 million Americans' personal data. Now it will pay up to $700 million  CNNCredit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay up to $700 million to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the data of nearly 150 ...
Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms  The GuardianFingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database.
Google Maps geek reveals sites of nuclear bomb blast and ‘perfect’ meteor crater in personal quest to find bes  The SunAN EAGLE-EYED Google Maps fan has picked out the site's most breathtaking pictures. American geologist Will, who keeps his surname secret, trawls through ...
Amazon executives gave campaign contributions to the head of congressional antitrust probe two months before July hearing  CNBCJust two months before lawmakers grilled executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google at a hearing held as part of a broader antitrust probe, some of ...
Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data  The Washington PostTo take back control of their online data, a hearty few are trying to eliminate all things Google. It's no easy task — Google has the most popular search engine, ...
Why to abandon your phone while on vacation  Big ThinkA new study highlights what happens when travelers do not use any technology while in foreign destinations. Participants initially reported withdrawal symptoms ...
Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible  CNNHomeis is a place for people born in foreign communities to find each other in their new home city for tips, dates, jobs and more.
Apple health team faces departures as tensions rise over differing visions for the future  CNBCApple's health team has seen a slew of departures in the past year after a series of leadership changes and internal disagreements about direction. Tension has ...
Health-tech startup Doxper raises $4 million as part of Series A  LivemintMumbai: Health-tech startup Doxper on Wednesday said it has raised $4 million as part of its Series A round, led by healthcare-focused fund Alkemi Venture ...
Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame  The New York TimesStop-motion animation has been around since the 1800s and still flourishes in the works of studios like Aardman Animations, the force behind “Wallace ...
All 84 startups from Y Combinator's S19 Demo Day 1  TechCrunchIt's that time of year, Silicon Valley's investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest ...
#TGW: Tech's Mission Control – Athletics — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteThe ACC Network launches on Thursday; here's where much of its *content* from Atlanta will originate.
Some summer camps are using facial-recognition tech to give parents 'a glimpse of life at camp'  CBC.caSome summer camps are partnering with companies like Bunk1 and Waldo Photos, which use facial recognition, to offer parents a steady stream of photos of ...
Google Is Deepening Its Involvement With Egypt's Government  The InterceptGoogle is set to re-staff its Cairo office, which more or less went dormant in 2014, following the military coup that brought Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to power.
How to Declutter and Organize Your Personal Tech in a Few Simple Steps  The Indian ExpressAccessories and data may not take up much physical space, but they contribute to frustration and anxiety. Here are ways to keep e-junk at bay, Marie ...
Disney's new video streaming service is coming to Canada in November for $8.99 a month  Financial PostWalt Disney Co. said on Monday it will launch its Disney+ video streaming *service* in Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, the same date as its previously ...
Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe  TechCrunchFacebook's lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook's ...
Tech Life Hacks: Track Web activities to protect personal data  The Straits TimesExercising caution when sharing photos and *content* online can reduce the chance of your personal information being used against you. A cool app that shows ...
Amazon's Personal Shopper Ushers In Curated Fashion  GeekNot *content* with being the world's largest e-commerce marketplace, Amazon is expanding its reach with a new styling *service* for women's fashion. Personal ...
How a Longtime Tech Editor Keeps His Tech Use Simple  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Kerstetter, deputy technology editor in San Francisco, discussed ...
IT Ministry may back storage curbs for critical, sensitive data; not for all personal info  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: The IT Ministry is likely to propose that personal information which neither qualifies as 'critical' nor 'sensitive' should be allowed to be stored and ...
‘Fingerprinting’ to Track Us Online Is on the Rise. Here’s What to Do.  The New York TimesAdvertisers are increasingly turning to an invisible method that pulls together information about your device to pinpoint your identity.
'Deeply concerned' UK privacy watchdog thrusts probe into King's Cross face-recognizing snoop cam brouhaha  The RegisterThe UK's privacy watchdog last night launched a probe into the use of facial-recognition technology in the busy King's Cross corner of central London.
The Best Music Player for Running  InsideHookMighty Vibe connects directly to Spotify and Bluetooth, allowing you to run.
The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps  The New York TimesOur personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here's why he concluded it was a pointless exercise.
Inside WeWork, one couple wields control  CNNIn the early days of WeWork, the two people most associated with the company were cofounders Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. As they grew the brand, ...
My 2019 tech: Here are the computers, gadgets, and accessories I'm using on a personal basis this year — and which ones I'd recommend  Business InsiderI review a lot of new tech for Business Insider, like headphones, gadgets and accessories. But reviewing tech isn't the same thing as owning it.
I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).  The New York TimesOur personal tech columnist didn't lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.
Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits  The New York TimesPamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the ...
Outside the U.S., It’s All About WhatsApp  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Adam Satariano, a technology correspondent based in London, ...
Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, discussed the tech he's using.
Browsing LinkedIn and Instagram to Put Herself in Readers’ Shoes  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Anna Dubenko, editor of off-platform strategy, discussed the tech ...
Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)  The New York TimesA.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year's biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there's a reason for ...
Jonah Bolden withdraws from Australia's Basketball World Cup squad  The GuardianBoomers teammates have thrown their support behind Jonah Bolden, who has withdrawn from Australia's basketball World Cup squad for personal reasons.
He Reported on Facebook. Now He Approaches It With Caution.  The New York TimesNick Confessore, an investigative reporter who has written about social media and data privacy, has changed his tech habits after what he has learned.
Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)  The New York TimesIn a free *service*, bots call restaurants and make reservations. The technology is impressive, except for when the caller is actually a person.
The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing  The New York TimesFrom Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were ...
‘Oversharing’ on Google Calendar, and Making Sure Readers Come Back for More  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jodi Rudoren, associate managing editor for audience, discussed ...
Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For  The New York TimesClaudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what's hot in search and how that informs coverage — and ...
Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong who covers news in Asia and ...
The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, ...
A Comprehensive Guide to Taking Your Smartphone Abroad for Cheap  The New York TimesFor $15 to $40, you can easily take your phone to a foreign country and enjoy access to apps, maps and the web. But it takes a lot of steps, hence this travel ...
Collecting Your Thoughts Is Good. Organizing Them Is Even Better.  The New York TimesToday's apps, services and hardware make it easy to jot, sketch and save the things that inspire you.
When the fringe is no joke: minding your mental health in Edinburgh  The GuardianPerforming at the festival can be a taxing experience. Objectively Funny has created a peer support network that turns attention offstage.
Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State  The New York TimesTo protect himself and his sources from prying eyes in China, Paul Mozur, a technology reporter in Shanghai, leaves just an “innocent trace” of digital exhaust.
Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Matt Apuzzo, an investigative correspondent in Brussels, discussed ...
This Tech Makes D.I.Y. Key Duplication Easy. Maybe Too Easy.  The New York TimesYou can now take key duplication into your own hands using kiosks and apps from start-ups. Our columnist explored whether the benefits of this outweigh the ...
How Updates in iOS 13 and Android Q Will Change Your Smartphone  The New York TimesYear after year, Apple and Google announce big upgrades for their smartphone operating systems. That means the software that makes your phone tick is about ...
What Is 5G? Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Cellular Network  The New York TimesThe transition to new fifth-generation networks, known as 5G, will affect how you use smartphones and many other devices. Let's talk about the essentials.
Google Pixel 3A Review: The $400 Smartphone You’ve Been Waiting For  The New York TimesDear readers, I hear you: Plenty of you are making it loud and clear that you are frustrated with today's smartphone prices, which are approaching the cost of a ...
Protecting Your Internet Accounts Keeps Getting Easier. Here’s How to Do It.  The New York TimesThere are many tools for setting up two-factor authentication, a security mechanism that prevents improper access. These four methods are the most compelling.
Organizing Your Unwieldy Photo Collection Is Easier Than You Think  The New York TimesDo you ever find yourself scrolling madly through your phone's camera roll, looking for that one fabulous vacation shot you're describing to a friend — and you ...
Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.  The New York TimesArmed with an Olympus recorder, she's spent time with Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper. Here's how Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times ...
How an App Creates ‘Disturbingly Agile Millennial Thumbs’  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Isabella Kwai, a correspondent in Sydney, Australia, discussed the ...
Germany Is Wary of a Digital World (but Loves Its E-Toothbrushes)  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Melissa Eddy, a Berlin correspondent for The Times, discussed the ...
‘The Effects Cannot Be Overstated’: When Tech Invaded Media  The New York TimesJim Rutenberg reflects on the convergence of technology with media, and how that has changed his consumption habits and coverage. (Warning: iPhone ...
For a TV Editor, 500 New Shows a Year Require a Fresh Script  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jeremy Egner, television editor for The Times, discussed the tech ...
The Week in Tech: Can You Put a Price on Your Personal Data?  The New York TimesNew legislation could tell you how much your data is worth. But you might be disappointed by the price tag.
Capturing What’s Online in China Before It Vanishes  The New York TimesIt's important to preserve snapshots of China's internet before they vanish without a trace, says Raymond Zhong, a Times tech reporter in Beijing.
Spending Is as Easy as Pushing a Button. The Hard Part? Keeping Track.  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Tara Siegel Bernard, a personal finance reporter, discussed the tech ...
A Favorite Tool While Reporting on Start-Ups: Paper?  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Erin Griffith, a start-ups and venture capital reporter in San Francisco ...
The Guardian view on Gamergate: when hatred escaped  The GuardianEditorial: Five years after an online movement based on male rage started, its destructive effects have leached into our politics and daily lives.
Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.  The New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday that millions of user account passwords had been stored insecurely, potentially allowing employees to gain ...
Get More From Your Letters With Custom Stationery for Print or Pixels  The New York TimesEven in today's digital world, notes sent under a formal letterhead can help get the right message across. Here's how to make your own powerful design with just ...
De Niro's company sues ex-employee for $6m for embezzlement and Netflix bingeing  The GuardianCanal Productions alleges Chase Robinson accrued enormous hotel and Uber bills and watched TV during working hours.

Desktop Security Software Risks - Part 2

This is the third in a series of articles highlighting... Read More

Be Prepared in the Event Computer Disaster Strikes

ComputersBusinesses and individuals alike have all grown to rely on... Read More

Simple Overview Of Computer

Computer is an electronic machine work on the instructions of... Read More

Is DVD Storage An Attractive Alternative For Your Computer Backup?

If you have a computer for home use or for... Read More

JVCs First Three-Layer Combo-Disc Blu-Ray / DVD

JVC developed and used a high-performance reflective film to produce... Read More

Buying a Personal Computer (PC)

For many people the computer industry is a seeming unsolvable... Read More

Bios Term

BIOS - Basic Input Output SystemThe central processing unit of... Read More

Use Your Computer For Your Entertainment Needs

By using your computer today you can find a lot... Read More

Home Video? Bring it On

So you got yourself a digital camcorder. If you want... Read More

Are You Well Protected?

Winter?the official start of the cold and flu season. Though,... Read More

Emulation Manual - A Complete Guide on How to Change Your Windows XP to Mac OS X

IntroductionMac OS X is the most technologically advanced operating system... Read More

Review of Rio MP3 Players

Below you will find some useful information and comments about... Read More

Cisco Certification: A Survival Guide To The Cisco Cable Jungle

One of the most confusing parts of beginning your Cisco... Read More

How To Recognize The Telltale Signs Of Spyware

Spyware is the software that collects information about your online... Read More

How To Increase Computer Speed And Performance - Great Tips & Tricks

Many computer users are worried about their computer's performance. After... Read More

Why Get a Microsoft MCSE Certification?

In the years of the dot com boom and bust,... Read More

Flash Your nVidia Video Cards BIOS

You will need the following:1. 1.44MB FDD (floppy)2. NVFLASH utility... Read More

The Benefits of the New Firefox Browser

You probably heard of the new Firefox browser version 1.0... Read More

Protect Your PC from Viruses, Worms & Trojans

Each of the items in the checklist below is part... Read More

Nephrology and Dialysis For a PDA

Saving Lives With A Pocket PCFree medical downloads can be... Read More

SOBIG.F Virus Promises Ill Be Back

On 21 August 2003 Symantec Security Response upgraded the W32.SOBIG.F... Read More

Digital Cameras + Photo Printers = Quality Instant Photographs

In the 1950's and 1960's Polaroid's instant cameras were all... Read More

Image Conversion In Computers

JPEG, GIFF/JIFF, BMP, and TIFF are the most commonly used... Read More

D2X Digital SLRCoolpix 8800 Actually Refers to Two Nikon Cameras

Addressing a D2X Digital SLRCoolpix 8800 search, this article provides... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Dexterity Customizations

Microsoft Business Solutions is on the way to popularize it's... Read More