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Google App Engine Drops Some High Replication Datastore Prices By Up To 25%

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At Google I/O last week, Google announced that its Google App Engine High Replication Datastore (HRD) – its schemaless object data storage service – currently processes over 4.5 trillion transactions per month, has an uptime of 99.95% and stores over a petabyte of data. Today, the company announced that it...
Google App Engine Drops Some High Replication Datastore Prices By Up To 25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Launching Tomorrow; Hands-On Impressions Today

Apple Shows Off Improved iPod Nano, Retina-Display iPod Touch With Siri

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Apple today unveiled a new line of iPod devices, punching up its popular music-playing hardware with improved battery life, displays and cameras. The new iPod Nano features a 2.5 inch, multitouch display. Apple showed off how widescreen video can be viewed when the Nano is turned on its side. It’s...
Apple Shows Off Improved iPod Nano, Retina-Display iPod Touch With Siri

Solid State Storage Is Taking Over The Datacenter - Slowly

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Solid-state storage has become ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly in laptops as well. But it's also revolutionizing storage in corporate datacenters, cloud computing services and beyond. Forget the portability factor, solid-state drives, or SSDs, are finding massive growth potential as a way for companies to speed up large-scale...
Solid State Storage Is Taking Over The Datacenter - Slowly

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

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In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

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For system backup, archiving, or simply carrying around large data sets, 2.5-inch portable hard drives rule the roost. Competing flash drives are super portable and convenient, but they top out at 128GB; and at larger capacities, they cost a whopping buck per gigabyte. By comparison, each of the five...
Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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OCZ's newly released Vertex 450 SSD is a solid top-tier performer. It's not quite as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, but it's close, and certainly fast enough for the average user. At around a buck a gigabyte it's also good deal in a fast 7mm profile, SATA 6Gbps...
OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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After some 20 years of selling branded desktop motherboards, Intel will begin exiting this portion of its business, Intel spokesman Dan Snyder has told PCWorld. The Santa Clara chip giant will begin the retreat from desktop motherboards as soon as its next-generation Haswell CPU ships, and plans to dissolve...
Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

The Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB is now back in stock, but shipping time is 2 to 3 weeks

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Heading into the weekend, Microsoft today released a set of updates concerning supply levels for its Surface Pro product, which has suffered from supply incommensurate with its demand levels since its launch last Saturday. Customers can again purchase a Surface Pro from Microsoft’s website, but those devices may not ship for...
The Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB is now back in stock, but shipping time is 2 to 3 weeks

Fusion-io brings Fusion ioScale SSD to small, speedy server clusters

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Fusion-io has made a name for its Fusion ioScale solid-state drives by selling them to the largest of enterprises -- the sort that crave thousands of servers. Not everyone wants that level of computing muscle, though, which is why the pro-grade storage firm is now selling the Fusion ioScale...
Fusion-io brings Fusion ioScale SSD to small, speedy server clusters

Can a phone power your tablet? Yes, says Asus

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Asus is launching its modular PadFone handset and tablet in Taiwan later this month, giving consumers the option to power a tablet with a phone. The 4.3-inch Android 4.0 handset looks and behaves like a traditional smartphone but fits into a 10.1 tablet shell, which is essentially a touchscreen display....
Can a phone power your tablet? Yes, says Asus

SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

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Data from US and UK retailers shows that SSD or 'Flash' drive prices for use in laptops or as a boot drive for desktops have halved, so that it's now under $1 or £1 per gigabyte. It might be the fastest way to speed up your PCPrice crash! And for...
SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

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The first two letters of LTE may stand for “long-term,” but there’s not much long-term about the status of the mobile network technology today. Operators have built more than 60 LTE networks worldwide. The networks are in place, but according to Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, operators are now wrestling with...
Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?
T-Mobile's CEO trashes AT&T's 'crap' service, analyzes mobile porn consumption

T-Mobile, Sprint Dish Details on Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch

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We already know AT&T’s plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now we have details on a couple of other carriers, too. Sprint announced today that Samsung’s flagship phone will be available on April 27 for $250 with a two-year contract. To woo new customers, the carrier is also offering...
T-Mobile, Sprint Dish Details on Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch
Verizon announces “Share Everything” plans — the future of mobile data (sort of)

T-Mobile Launching New Mobile Broadband Plans For Contract Haters On May 20

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T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm noted during their last earning call that their prepaid users helped make up for the loss of 510,000 postpaid subscribers, and now it seems that they’ve got another bone to throw to the their legions of contract-averse customers. Starting on May 20, T-Mobile will be rolling...
T-Mobile Launching New Mobile Broadband Plans For Contract Haters On May 20

New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So

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If you were hoping that the blitz of iPad news would end with the device’s long-awaited announcement yesterday, well, sorry. Even with Cupertino’s latest tablet waiting in the wings for a March 16 release, we’re all still speculating when it comes to some of the device’s particulars, and now the...
New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech
Add 1GB of RAM to the new iPad’s killer specs

RIM's 4G LTE PlayBook to Launch in Canada August 9; Available in U.S. in "Coming Months"

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“Later this year” has finally arrived…sort of. Research In Motion announced this morning that its new, 32-gigabyte, 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook tablet, running BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, will be available through Canadian wireless providers on Aug. 9. No word from RIM on exact price — or on when the device...
RIM's 4G LTE PlayBook to Launch in Canada August 9; Available in U.S. in "Coming Months"

Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

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Verizon Wireless next week will begin selling international data roaming plans much the same way it sells domestic data: buckets of megabytes for a set price. But don’t expect to get a lot for your dollar. Verizon is selling 100 MB of international data for $25 a month with access...
Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

Huawei Activa 4G Launches at MetroPCS for $149

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MetroPCS added a new 4G LTE smartphone to its lineup today with the launch of the Huawei Activa 4G. It’s Huawei’s first 4G smartphone in the U.S. and the most affordable one in the carrier’s portfolio, at $149.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) without contract. There are some trade-offs for...
Huawei Activa 4G Launches at MetroPCS for $149

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

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So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big data problems. So anyway, it has a name now, and like I suspected, it’s part of the growing Pure line. It’s been dubbed the PureData...
IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData
Google pulls an Apple with its (slightly misleading) Nexus 7 ad

Engadget Mobile Podcast 140 - 06.02.2012

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As Myriam stuffs an unearthly spaghetti of cables into her duffle on the way to Taipei, she sneaks in two more hours of stateside Engadget Mobile Podcast with Brad. Listen intently as they discuss, fireside-chat style, the lowest of the mobile lowdowns before they even bubble up to the...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 140 - 06.02.2012

Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty

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Popular cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive are terrifically easy to use, but only boast middling security (hence the existence of third-party client-side encryption services such as BoxCryptor). However, there are many rivals out there that offer much stronger client-side security and anonymity — Lacie’s Wuala, Spideroak...
Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty

A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

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In today’s tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple’s iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an innovative, must-have device in a once-unexciting category. That was three years ago. Now, a company that made its name with high-end consumer electronics wants...
A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water
Cloud: Is There a Landmine Hidden in Amazon's Glacier?
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