Lauren Goode

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Cloud Storage Service SugarSync Gets a Face-Lift, Adds Search Tool

Personal cloud storage service SugarSync, which competes directly with Dropbox, is rolling out a desktop redesign and adding search functionality to its service. The new SugarSync desktop app resembles a chat box, and lets users share files with contacts by dragging and dropping the folders or files onto a contact’s name. The new version of the app also appears as a kind of virtual drive on computers, one that allows for file auto-syncing, and the search function will search all personal computers and mobile devices running SugarSync.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus