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  • News: Lab Tested: 2012 Build-to-order iMacs equipped with Fusion Drives, CPU upgrades

    Five weeks after they were announced, the new iMac has made its way to market. Apple started shipping the 21.5 inch iMac on Friday, as well as began taking orders for the new 27-inch models.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 could have flexible displays

    Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Note 3 could be the first smartphones to market with flexible displays.

  • Feature: A brief history of graphics cards: 64 GPUs tested from the past five years

    Readers wonder sometimes how a new graphics card compares to the older one in their desktop PC. How much faster is a GeForce GTX 680 really than a GeForce GTX 8800 GTX? How much more powerful is an AMD Radeon HD 7970 compared to the ATI Radeon HD 4870 or even 3870? Curiosity finally got the best of us, after lots of digging we found 64 graphics cards from the last five years, and tested each one with our current benchmarks.

  • Buying Advice: Promise Pegasus J2: superfast external mini-storage

    The Promise Pegasus J2 can carry only 256 GB of data, but it is extremely fast, especially for an external hard disk. It is likely that the 512 GB version, which has two 256 GB disks, will perform even better. If you own a Thunderbolt-compatible computer and need fast external storage, then this Promise product is a great solution. And unlike its main competitor the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt, you can use it without plugging it into the wall, even if that does impact the performance.

  • News: Mac of the Future: Storage

    To guess at the kinds of storage options Mac buyers will likely have in 2013 and 2014, you just have to look at the storage industry as a whole. That’s because Apple is relatively conservative when it comes to storage: It doesn’t break new ground in the same way it does in, say, displays.

  • News: High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

    A photo kiosk that can track user behavior using a Microsoft Kinect-like sensor and mine social data could help marketers gain valuable information about audiences at sporting events.

  • News: Slideshow: 10 must-see USB drives for swapping files in style

    Have gigabytes, will travel

  • News: How to split up a Fusion Drive

    Apple's Fusion Drive combines a fast solid state drive with a slow, platter-based hard drive to deliver both speed and capacity. It does this well, considering it requires no interaction from the user.

  • News: Mac of the Future: the CPU

    Imagine a 13-inch Macbook Air with a retina-class display that weighs a few ounces less than the current model. Or maybe it weighs the same, but you can use it all day without plugging into wall power.

  • News: Sharp to launch world's thinnest 4K monitor for about US$5,500

    Sharp will start selling the industry's thinnest 4K monitor, a 32-inch LCD screen that is just 3.5mm thick, in February.

  • News: New OfficeDrop scan-and-store app gets big improvements

    OfficeDrop's paperless office service first caught our eye about a year and a half ago thanks to its business-friendly mix of Evernote-like portable scanning and Dropbox-esque cloud storage. We noted a few small flaws with the service at the time, but OfficeDrop has been busting hump since then, smoothing out our storage size complaints and introducing a bevy of user-friendly features that makes the service much more palatable than before.

  • News: Big data vital for Large Hadron Collider project: CTO

    When you’re trying to learn more about the universe with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which generated 30 terabytes of data this year, using big data technology is vital for information analysis, says CTO Sverre Jarp.

  • News: LTO-6 tape with up to 6.25TB capacity ships

    Tandberg Data, Imation and Fujifilm have announced separately that they are shipping the new LTO-6 tape drive technology offering up to 1.4TB per hour throughput.

  • How-Tos: What's the best file system for an external drive?

    Cyberknight asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if a new flash drive should be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS.

  • Buying Advice: Fractal Design Node 605 review: ultimate HTPC case?

    Overall we are in a bit of a quandary regarding the Fractal Design Node 605. It's a stylish chassis with a solid build. It does offer a lot of interior space, and a flexible lay-out. You can fit a full ATX motherboard, a full ATX power supply, and a fairly large graphics card. It makes it a great solution for an allround HTPC that can also handle a demanding video game. However, the question remains how useful it actually is to use ATX-sized components.

  • News: China prepares new processor for PCs, servers

    China will take the wraps off its latest 8-core Godson processor early next year to show its chip-making ability compared to Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM.

  • News: Western Digital boosts Black hard drive capacity to 4TB

    Western Digital has had 4TB internal hard drives for a little while now, but the drives were suited for the enterprise. On Tuesday, WD announced that with its new 4TB Black drive, WD customers on the consumer level can now get a 4TB performance-based internal hard drive.

  • News: Imation launches first partner program for mobile security

    Storage and data security vendor, Imation, is launching its first mobile security partner program which is “fairly typical for the security space,” according to Asia-Pacific (APAC) general manager, Sven Radavics.

  • News: WD releases 4TB version of high-performance drive

    Western Digital today released a 4TB version of its highest performance desktop drive, the WD Black, a 3.5-inch, 7200rpm drive with 64MB of cache and SATA 6Gbps interface.

  • News: Sharp ends early retirement plan as volunteers abound

    Japan's Sharp, struggling with deep losses and searching for a financial savior, has cut short an early retirement program after being flooded with volunteers.



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