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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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The iPhone 6 reportedly bends in users' pockets
— 9:15 AM on September 24, 2014

Oh, dear. After antennagate, here comes bendgate. Turns out there's a downside to making an extremely thin phone out of a pretty malleable material....

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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ARM announces faster Cortex-M core for embedded apps
— 5:23 PM on September 23, 2014

While ARM is busy making headway in the 64-bit, high-performance space, it also has a line of embedded microcontrollers (or MCUs) known as the Cortex-M...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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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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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New Gmail accounts no longer require Google+
— 3:35 PM on September 22, 2014

Looks like Google might be quietly sweeping Google+ under the rug. As WordStream reports, the company has removed the requirement that new Gmail subscribers...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Android L to encrypt devices by default
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

Looks like Apple isn't the only one pandering to privacy advocates. As the Washington Post reports, Google has made a similar announcement. Starting...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple: With iOS 8, we can't give your data to the government
— 2:44 PM on September 18, 2014

With its reputation still reeling from that celebrity photo leak, Apple has added a new privacy section to its website. That section includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Mac Personal tech

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Stable of new Kindle tablets includes $99 Android model
— 11:26 AM on September 18, 2014

So, yeah, Amazon has a few new Kindles out. Make that more than a few. Jeff Bezos & Co. have announced four distinct new slates,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leak reveals next-gen Kindle with 300-PPI screen
— 9:14 AM on September 17, 2014

Yes, Amazon updates its Kindle e-readers every year, so it's kind of a given that a new model is coming this fall. This year's refresh...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Microsoft intros equal-opportunity Bluetooth keyboard
— 2:32 PM on September 16, 2014

Google might have a keyboard in store for the Nexus 9, but Microsoft is thinking bigger. The folks in Redmond have announced a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft plans Windows event on September 30
— 10:28 AM on September 16, 2014

Those rumors about the Windows 9 Technical Preview's impending release might just be true. As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft has invited journalists...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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32GB Shield tablet with LTE goes up for pre-order
— 9:04 AM on September 16, 2014

A new version of the Shield tablet is up for grabs—sort of. The new model features LTE connectivity and 32GB of built-in storage, and Nvidia

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache
— 7:00 AM on September 16, 2014

In some ways, Micron's M600 SSD is exactly what you'd expect. It combines the company's own 16-nm NAND with a marginally updated version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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