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Friday night topic: The nosehair trimmer dilemma
— 5:29 PM on October 17, 2014

The modern economy is a wonderful blessing in many ways, but it does produce some strange scenarios that can be difficult to process. I remember,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Dropbox bug deletes some users' files
— 12:29 PM on October 13, 2014

Dropbox users might want to check if all their files are still intact. Hacker News has posted a note from the cloud storage provider...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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Samsung starts mass-producing TLC V-NAND
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2014

We've known about Samsung's plans to pack three bits per cell into its 3D V-NAND since the company's SSD Global Summit in July. A...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Friday night topic: Comfort foods
— 6:00 PM on October 3, 2014

Fall is here, and cold and dreary weather will be upon most of us soon (if it isn't already in your neck of the woods). Here's...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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I'll be on The WAN Show with LinusTech this evening
— 11:54 AM on October 3, 2014

If you're looking for some entertainment this evening, you might want to tune in to The WAN Show to see me attempt cogent conversation...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: A hot-clocked GeForce GTX 770 for $235, and more
— 11:39 AM on October 3, 2014

Welcome to another edition of our weekly deals post. The arrival of the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 has spurred massive discounts on their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Etc.
— 1:49 PM on October 1, 2014

Hey, guys. I've not written many Etc. posts lately, mostly because I had a long string of back-to-back deadlines over the past couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Self-destruct sequence fractures the NAND in ultra-secure SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2014

SSDs with full-drive encryption are a dime a dozen these days. A UK-based company called SecureDrives is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Friday night topic: How do you manage your storage?
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2014

Most folks these days have many gigabytes, if not terabytes, of personal and family data to manage: pictures, videos, financial info, and so on. Storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung prepping firmware fix for the 840 EVO's slow read speeds with old data
— 4:34 PM on September 26, 2014

Scores of people with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs have reported slow read speeds with older files. The problem seems to be most pronounced with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Canon's Rebel T5 DSLR for $349, an ultra-wide IPS monitor for $300, and more
— 11:02 AM on September 26, 2014

This week's deals post is so all over the place that I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with something a little different: Adorama...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous Displays

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How I saved over 40GB and probably sped up disk access
— 11:00 AM on September 26, 2014

I was going to make this an Etc. post, but apparently that's not good SEO. Such is life Google. Anyhow, after a long string...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Bash vulnerability allows code execution, may be worse than Heartbleed bug
— 9:20 AM on September 25, 2014

The Internet is grappling with another major security vulnerability. According to the Red Hat security blog, the Bash Unix shell is vulnerable to code...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Latest Backblaze reliability update shows rising failure rates for some hard drives
— 9:46 AM on September 24, 2014

Back in January, online backup provider Backblaze published reliability statistics on over 25,000 mechanical hard drives deployed in its storage servers. In that setting,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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