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  • Opinion: Make Your Own NAS Box

    Network-attached storage boxes are commonly sold already preconfigured with drives, but many companies offer the option for you to build your NAS up yourself. These storage manufacturers sell their NAS devices bare, so you can populate them with the capacity and types of hard drives you prefer.

  • Opinion: Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

    Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP.

  • Opinion: 'Subconscious Mode' Could Improve Phone Battery Life

    If your smartphone was allowed to be just barely awake, it could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent. That's the claim of a research team at the University of Michigan that has invented a new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi enabled mobile devices.

  • Opinion: IDF Day 2: Intel's Medfield Mobile CPU, Integrated GPUs

    The Intel Developer Forum concludes today. Read on for news on Intel's new mobile plans, future integrated GPU designs, and more.

  • Opinion: Can You Put an SSD and HDD In a Laptop?

    After reading The Best of Both Worlds: An SSD and a HDD, George McCluney asked if it's possible to combine both drives on a laptop.

  • Opinion: Five Cool Services Unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011

    The TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference, held this week in San Francisco, is known as a gathering where high-tech start-ups can strut their stuff.

  • Opinion: IDF Keynote: Intel is Carrying the PC Torch

    While Windows 8 hogs the spotlight at Microsoft's BUILD conference, the Intel Developer Forum starts today with plenty of processor-centric announcements. Read on to see how 22nm tri-gate transistors, Ultrabooks, and other Intel projects will shape the next few years for the PIC.

  • Opinion: Get 200Gb of Cloud Storage Free, With a Catch

    You can find gigabytes upon gigabytes of free online storage from a variety of sites and services. Only one, though, is offering a massive 200GB of cloud storage completely free.

  • Opinion: How a Google Drive Revival Would Help Your Work

    Long ago Google internally tested a file storage service code-named Platypus, but the world referred to it as Google Drive or Gdrive. In 2008 they killed off the project, instead allowing users to upload files to Google Docs in the familiar interface we use today.

  • Opinion: Geek 101: What Is Arduino?

    If you've been reading this blog for a while, you've probably seen us refer to the Arduino microcontroller on a number of occasions. This little circuit board is at the heart of many DIY projects, from robotics to art projects and just about everything in between.

  • Opinion: IBM, 3M Stick Silicon Towers Together (Sans Scotch Tape)

    IBM is teaming up with 3M, the parent company of the Scotch Tape and Post-It brands, to develop a special adhesive that would allow the companies to stack semiconductors. The companies are looking to jointly develop microprocessor bricks comprised of 100 stacked layers of separate chips.

  • Opinion: Dell Fits Over 1TB of SSD Storage in Mobile Workstation

    Solid State Drives, or SSDs for short, are taking the laptop world by storm. They've been most widely used in Apple's latest Macbook Airs, giving a solid performance boost to even the most basic configurations.

  • Opinion: New Tech Helps You Work With Multiple Gadgets

    Interacting with Minority Report finger gloves and holographic screens might still be a ways away, but moving files from device to device is something we can do right now. But it's not instant; there are still the archaic download bars on with an Air Sharing app or you have to do the process manually through Drop Box, why can't a file just instantly stream like media through AirPlay.

  • Opinion: Stretchable OLED Display Is Here

    It seems like flexible electronics are a holy grail of sorts. While futuristic foldable gadgets may still be quite a ways off, but some new developments out of UCLA might bring them just a little closer to reality.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Opinion: IBM Builds 120-Petabyte Storage System

    IBM is shattering world tech records again, this time the company's researchers have built the largest ever storage system setup. Coming in at 120-petbytes (120 million gigabytes), the ludicrous data storage rig is made up of 200,000 conventional hard drive disks set up at IBM's Almaden, California, research lab.

  • Opinion: Inside Prosofts Data Rescue Center

    Earlier this week I took a tour of The Data Rescue Center, a data recovery service provider. Competing with the likes of DriveSavers, the Center opened in July in Livermore, Calif., near the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Its services are available nationwide.

  • Opinion: Amazon AWS GovCloud: Lessons for the Private Sector

    Amazon introduced a new cloud service aimed specifically at the United States government this week. Although the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud is targeted at government agencies, there are also some valuable lessons for private sector businesses and IT admins to learn about cloud servers and data storage.

  • Opinion: The Best of Both Worlds: An SSD and a HDD

    Patrick Couzens asked about using both a solid state drive (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD) in the same computer.

  • Opinion: Cleaning Malware: Slave Drive or Bootable CD?

    Kent knows that you can better scan and clean an infected PC's hard drive by not booting from it. He asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if it's better to boot from a Linux CD and run security software from that, or to remove the hard drive, and attach it as a secondary drive to another computer.



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