Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013

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USB Thumbdrives

Cloud storage is here to stay, despite what you might think about the security problems. For some reason, tiny USB thumbdrives were still all the rage as a way to distribute product info last week at CES. (A photographer friend collected at least 40 of them.) But there are few reasons to keep these around unless you are a glutton for punishment. They are easy to lose, prone to problems, and cumbersome for anything except a quick temporary back-up. When something like Box is always a click away on any mobile device, there’s no reason to keep using them.