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  • Smartphone users dread the ‘storage almost full’ notification
  • Smartphone users dread the ‘storage almost full’ notification
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Nextbit Robin: storing memories on the cloud

We increasingly rely on smartphones to supplement our knowledge and store our memories. But with 31% of people running out of space monthly, these digital brains are getting full. By merging device storage with the cloud, can the Nextbit Robin put an end to ‘post deletion stress disorder’?

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Have smartphones turned us into cyborgs? “We increasingly rely upon external memory stores to supplement our relatively puny human memories,” writes Sarah Furgatch for Forbes. “We are, in this sense, cyborgs – both aided by and dependent upon our devices.” [1]

Yet as photos and videos add up over months and years, more and more users are forced to confront ‘memory full’ messages on their screens. With this in mind, a team of former employees from HTC and Google have launched the Nextbit Robin, whichmakes use of the cloud to overcome a limitation that was once ...

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