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Friday night topic: Our happy eccentricities
— 5:22 PM on November 19, 2010

I've learned a few things about myself over time. I realize they mean that I'm a little different than most folks, but I can live...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel collaborates with Hitachi on Ultrastar SSD400S solid-state disk
— 2:01 AM on November 16, 2010

Intel and Hitachi have collaborated on a new line of enterprise-class solid-state disks. Today marks the introduction of the Ultrastar SSD400S family, which will be...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

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Friday night topic: Halloween costumes
— 5:02 PM on October 29, 2010

Halloween is just a few days away, and I'm horribly behind on getting a costume together. This happens every year, it seems. Usually,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Industry heavyweights collaborate on PCIe SSDs
— 11:04 AM on October 29, 2010

A group including Intel, Dell, IBM, and EMC is collaborating on a standard for PCI Express-based solid-state disks. Ars Technica has the skinny...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Analysts: Apple could buy EA, Facebook, or Netflix
— 2:24 PM on October 26, 2010

Apple is flush with cash. With a reported $51 billion in the bank, not to mention ever-growing profits and a market valuation second only...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Yes, I still buy CDs
— 12:07 AM on October 8, 2010

This week's poll tackles the subject of music and, more specifically, where you buy it. That got me thinking about my own history,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:22 AM on October 7, 2010

As a reviewer, I work with a lot of different press contacts at various companies. Having a good contact in a key position can be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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OCZ Ibis SSD has four-way internal RAID, HSDL interface
— 10:56 AM on September 29, 2010

While most solid-state disks are squeezed into the 2.5" hard drive form factor, OCZ has been pursuing alternatives quite aggressively. The company already has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Consumer satisfaction with PCs on the rise
— 11:47 AM on September 21, 2010

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, consumers are happier with their computers than ever before. The latest numbers from the group...

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Blu-ray copy protection busted wide open
— 11:03 AM on September 17, 2010

In the world of copy-protection schemes, if you build it, they will crack it. Eventually. This time around, it's Blu-ray's turn to be...

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Malware could have contributed to plane crash
— 2:50 PM on August 24, 2010

Malware can hijack your browser settings, slow your entire system, and delete the vast collection of Justin Bieber ringtones that took you months to collect. All...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Guns!
— 5:30 PM on August 20, 2010

Last week's discussion of random interests led one commenter to observe that PC enthusiasts seem to share certain interests outside of the tech realm,...

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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Etc.
— 1:19 PM on August 17, 2010

Have an interesting system on the test bench here in Damage Labs. Memory count at boot time takes a while,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Random interests
— 5:26 PM on August 13, 2010

TR is my job, but tinkering with computers is also my hobby. I spend a lotta hours, all told, on tech-related things. I'm...

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Enterprise SSD controller being jointly developed by Samsung and Seagate
— 12:15 PM on August 12, 2010

As we've learned from testing a multitude of solid-state disks, controller technology can play a big role in defining overall drive performance. The number of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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