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Here’s what our web addiction looks like in 2016

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

For iPad And Mobile Devices, a 'Port' out of the Norm

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The pocket-size USB flash drive has become nearly ubiquitous in the PC world, for moving files among machines and for adding extra storage. But it can’t be used with most tablets because they lack standard USB ports. [ See post to watch video ] Now, there’s a special, modified, pocket...
For iPad And Mobile Devices, a 'Port' out of the Norm

Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

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Yandex may be in line to become the default search engine on devices that Apple sells in Russia. But for now it’s engaging in a little competition with Cupertino, and others. Today the Russian search giant is launching its own answer to iCloud: a free web-based storage product it’s calling...
Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting

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A group of Anonymous hackers leaked what appears to be stolen source code from the antivirus company Symantec Monday night, following a month of fruitless negotiations. Symantec admitted yesterday that it’s been involved with a sting operation by law enforcement centering on a $50,000 extortion attempt from the hackers, who...
Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting
Researchers Build Hard Drive of Future With Frickin’ Lasers
New Mac details leak: MacBook Airs with more RAM, crazy expensive Retina MacBook Pros

Verizon Overhauls Its Rate Plans, Focusing on Shared Data

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In a major shakeup to how it handles its billing, Verizon Wireless plans to start charing customers almost exclusively based on how much data they are using, rather than on the amount of phone calls or text messages sent. The plans, known as “Share Everything,” allow users an unlimited number...
Verizon Overhauls Its Rate Plans, Focusing on Shared Data
AT&T gets into shared data: 'Mobile Share' plans coming late August

AT&T Says Throttling of Unlimited Data Users Done on Case-by-Case Basis

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Last week, a firestorm erupted over the publicization of AT&T policies that can result in users on grandfathered unlimited data plans seeing their data speeds throttled after burning through as little as 2 GB in a month. Early reports on the policy, which went into effect last October as intended...
AT&T Says Throttling of Unlimited Data Users Done on Case-by-Case Basis

Google driving towards the cloud?

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Speculation is rife that Google is on the verge of launching a cloud-based storage system with 5 gigabytes available for free....
Google driving towards the cloud?
From gigabytes to petadollars: copyright math begets copyright currency

Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup

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You can now try Google Drive, Google’s Dropbox competitor, at drive.google.com. UPDATE – The app is now available for download and I installed it, creating a folder on my computer that acts as a GDrive sync area. All of my Google Docs appeared as “icons” in the folder. And I...
Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup

HP’s NFC-Equipped Ultrabook Comes to Market

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You might recall that at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Ultrabooks were all the rage. You might also remember that a couple of those laptops managed to stand out from the crowd — including Hewlett-Packard’s Envy Spectre 14, which goes on sale today. Showgoers were abuzz about the glossy,...
HP’s NFC-Equipped Ultrabook Comes to Market

Laser-switched magnetic storage is 1,000 times faster than current hard drives

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Hold onto your hats: An international team of scientists working in England, Russia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have completely rewritten the rules of magnetic storage. Instead of switching a magnetic region using a magnetic field (like a hard drive head), the researchers have managed to switch a ferrimagnetic nanoisland using...
Laser-switched magnetic storage is 1,000 times faster than current hard drives
Top that, cable! Verizon offers 300 Mbps home broadband

Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

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Who needs Amazon’s cloud storage when you can just turn your own hard into a cloud-enabled device? That’s the question Pogoplug has been asking consumers with its family of personal cloud devices, which can make any hard drive accessible from the web, and it seems the company has struck a...
Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

HelloFax Creates HelloSign - A Free Digital Signature Service

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The founders at HelloFax needed a simpler way to help customers get their documents signed. And so they developed a digital signature tool. In short time, they realized they had stumbled into a new space. The young YCombinator startup found that digital signing of documents was not just a feature...
HelloFax Creates HelloSign - A Free Digital Signature Service

Google Drive vs. the competition: pricing plans and perks, compared

www.engadget.com
Sometimes a table says a thousand words. Now that Google has finally announced its cloud service, Google Drive, we're sure more than a few of you are crunching the numbers in your head in an attempt to figure which is the best deal. Far be it for us to...
Google Drive vs. the competition: pricing plans and perks, compared

Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

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As Dropbox brings out a new photo upload capability to make it easier to move digital photos from smartphones to cloud,  the debate as to whether Dropbox itself is the next big disruptor or just a feature to be acquired or co-opted flared anew. By all accounts, Dropbox provides a slick way...
Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

Verizon launches 'faster than wired' broadband for the home

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Verizon Wireless is making good on that name, aiming to rid your home of those ugly, ugly wires. The carrier wants to substitute them with the not-exactly-subtle, bucket-sized antenna you can see on the right. Its HomeFusion service aims to replace DSL-connected domiciles, with Verizon reckoning its own wireless...
Verizon launches 'faster than wired' broadband for the home

AT&T shared data plans launching late August starting at $45 per smartphone

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AT&T on Wednesday announced its new shared data plans, ranging from 1 gigabyte to 20 gigabytes of cap space, and starting at $40 for 1 gigabyte of data plus an additional $45 per smartphone....
AT&T shared data plans launching late August starting at $45 per smartphone

Google Stores, Syncs, Edits in the Cloud

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For years, some people who wanted to store files on remote servers in the cloud have been emailing the files to their Gmail accounts, or uploading them to Google’s lightly used Google Docs online productivity suite, even if they had no intention of editing them there. Now, Google is formally...
Google Stores, Syncs, Edits in the Cloud
Facebook Opens Up Hardware World With Magic Hinge

Barnes & Noble offers to repartition Nook Tablet storage, concedes you may need more than 1GB

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Are you one of the many infuriated with Barnes & Noble over how it partitioned the storage on the Nook Tablet -- leaving you just 1GB for you own files? Well, it looks like the company has learned from its mistakes. While only about 5GB is free to load...
Barnes & Noble offers to repartition Nook Tablet storage, concedes you may need more than 1GB

Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

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Microsoft Research is claiming victory in the MinuteSort test, posting a score that they say essentially triples the previous title-holder, a 2009 Yahoo team. MinuteSort is just that, a test of how much data you can sort in a minute. Obviously, this is a critical function, as ‘big data’ becomes...
Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

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The FBI is in the process of launching a new surveillance unit to help the bureau snoop on conversations that take place on Skype and other wireless communications, CNET reports. The new unit has a very unassuming name: the Domestic Communications Assistance Center. CNET parsed through government documents and interviewed...
The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations
High Definition Video Clogs Corporate Networks
Comcast suspends data caps... for now
Cisco predicts mobile data traffic to increase 18-fold over next five years
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