Kingston Technology launches the world's first 256GB USB flash drive this week, so that you can carry around 51,000 images or the equivalent of 54 DVDs-worth of data in your pocket.
Remember when a 1GB USB Flash stick was something to brag to your mates about? The cost and capacity of USB Flash drives has come down considerably over the last few years, with Kingston Technology now launching a 128GB-capacity USB memory stick.
After the recent spate of government private data loss including laptops, CDs and secret files left on trains, a memory stick containing thousands of details of criminals has now gone missing.
The BBC has become the latest big corporation to be embroiled in a missing data scandal. Several Memory Sticks and a laptop containing information about a new BBC1 food show for kids called Gastronuts has been stolen from a vehicle belonging to one of the production company's staff.