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Seagate Momentus XT pairs SSD, HDD with impressive results

Seagate may have delayed the funeral of traditional hard drives with the release of the Momentus XT, a marriage of a hard-disk drive (HDD) and a solid-state drive (SSD). The hybrid delivers impressive performance at a low price. Here's a rundown of the Momentus TX.

Written by Brennon Slattery25 May 10 02:55

Facebook Overhauls Safety Center

In the wake of high profile cyber-bullying cases -- such as the one that led to a teenage suicide in 2006 -- social networking sites have been tightening the belt on Internet security.

Written by Brennon Slattery15 April 10 02:43

Freescale's new chip could revolutionise e-readers

eReaders are about to get hotter, faster and cheaper. Freescale Semiconductor -- makers of the guts behind Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader -- announced it has created a chip that will rock the eReader world. The forthcoming i.MX508 processor will double eReader speed, support large color screens, improve battery life and lower the retail cost by about US$30.

Written by Brennon Slattery02 March 10 09:57

Windows Black Screen of Death: What you need to know

Any Windows owner is familiar with the Blue Screen of Death, that much-dreaded white text on a blue background that essentially says you're through. But what you may not know is that there's a new contender in town: The Black Screen of Death. So what is this horrible-sounding thing, where did it come from, what's being done to fix it, and how bad is it? Here are five things you need to know about the Black Screen of Death.

Written by Brennon Slattery02 Dec. 09 02:17

Is Google's cheap cloud storage worth the price?

Google has always been generous with its storage space for Gmail and Picasa, giving users roughly 7GB and 1GB, respectively, for free. For most people, this is plenty of room to accumulate e-mail and post high-resolution photos online and have them backed up and protected by Google's powerful servers. What some of you might not know is that Google offers additional storage at a price. Now those prices have been slashed and the storage increased — but is it worth it?

Written by Brennon Slattery12 Nov. 09 04:33

Lonely? Why not buy some Facebook friends

Are you totally reprehensible and feeling lonely? Or maybe you're just a struggling business looking for some instant online companionship? The firm <a href="http://usocial.net/">Usocial</a> has the answer for you -- buy Facebook friends and fans.

Written by Brennon Slattery04 Sept. 09 04:10

Anyone want to buy Twitter?

Despite Twitter's popularity and ballooning public image, the micro-blogging site may never be able to turn a profit. That was the prevailing attitude at Allen & Co's Sun Valley, Idaho media conference, where the topic du jour was Twitter. None of the old school media moguls in attendance seemed optimistic about its profitability and others flat-out said they would not be interested in buying.

Written by Brennon Slattery10 July 09 00:13
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