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Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps

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9to5Mac reports that it has obtained details on the configurations of the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro to be released later today, with specifics on a number of accessories also appearing. The list is not complete, however, as it does not include details on the thinner Retina-display notebook, which is...
Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps

New Mac Pro, spec-bumped MacBook Pro specs; New AirPort Express, USB SuperDrive, Magsafes coming at WWDC

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We were first to report that four new Mac lines are incoming for WWDC, and now we have received some more detailed information about two of the new updates. First, the Mac Pro. A new Mac Pro will launch at WWDC, marking the pro desktop’s first update in nearly two...
New Mac Pro, spec-bumped MacBook Pro specs; New AirPort Express, USB SuperDrive, Magsafes coming at WWDC

Sandy Bridge E squashed into $3,000 Clevo P270WM gaming suitcase

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If you thought Intel's super-charged Core i7 CPUs were only for desktops, then AVADirect reckons it can change your mind. The company's Clevo P270WM notebook comes strapped to the back of either a six-core i7-3930K or an over-sized i7-3960X, while still leaving plenty of room for dual GeForce GTX...
Sandy Bridge E squashed into $3,000 Clevo P270WM gaming suitcase

Eurocom Racer 2.0 laptop receives Ivy Bridge, offers Radeon HD 7970M graphics

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Eurocom calls its Racer 2.0 a small form factor mobile workstation -- by which it means it's a rather sizable laptop, but with plenty of power and decent aesthetics. Known for designing its rigs to be upgradable, the Racer 2.0 is such a recipient, which now offers the Intel...
Eurocom Racer 2.0 laptop receives Ivy Bridge, offers Radeon HD 7970M graphics
Seagate hits 1 terabit per square inch, 60TB hard drives on their way

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

Flash Drives Replace Disks At Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox

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Inside a data center in San Jose, California, Dropbox is running servers equipped with solid-state drives, also known as SSDs -- super-fast storage devices that could one day replace traditional hard drives. The company doesn't use SSDs in all its servers, but it's moving in that direction. In other words,...
Flash Drives Replace Disks At Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox

Megaupload Search Warrants Ruled Illegal by High Court

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A case that seemed, just 5 months ago, to be a veritable David and Goliath fight is certainly living up to its billing. The battle between Megaupload (David) and the US Government and the MPAA (Goliath) started out with a flurry of blows against the New Zealand based site staff,...
Megaupload Search Warrants Ruled Illegal by High Court
Researchers Build Hard Drive of Future With Frickin’ Lasers

Kim Dotcom judge rules mansion raid was illegal

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New Zealand police 'exceeded authority' when storming home of Megaupload founder, who US wants to extraditeAttempts to extradite internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to the US have suffered a further setback with a ruling in the New Zealand high court that a raid on his Auckland mansion was illegal.Justice Helen Winkelmann...
Kim Dotcom judge rules mansion raid was illegal
Anodizing aluminum and titanium explained and demonstrated in less than five minutes (video)

Data Killer tuns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)

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Let's say you're embroiled in an international tale of espionage and intrigue, and you've got hard drives filled with incriminating evidence and top secret information. You could dispose of that potentially dangerous data by manually wiping each disk with multiple passes of a disk erasing app or, you could...
Data Killer tuns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)

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

15-inch Samsung Series 7 laptops follow big brother across Intel's Ivy Bridge

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Intel's bridge is a popular one and, while we don't know just what the toll to cross is, today the gatekeeper has a little extra change jingling in his pocket. Samsung is announcing that its 15-inch Series 7 Chronos laptops now offer Ivy Bridge processors, joining the 17-inch models...
15-inch Samsung Series 7 laptops follow big brother across Intel's Ivy Bridge

Trip the light fantastic with Acer's 11.6-inch Aspire One 725 Netbook

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Ivy Bridge might be the belle of the ball in laptop-land, but small and nimble will always be on the dance card, too. Despite its petite 11.6-inch 1366x768 screen and 2.6-pound frame, Acer's newly announced Aspire One 725 can still pirouette with a dual-core C-60 AMD processor, 4GB of...
Trip the light fantastic with Acer's 11.6-inch Aspire One 725 Netbook

Of funerals, digital photos and impermanence

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For anyone who loves taking pictures, the arrival of digital photography has been a huge benefit: for one thing, even the cheapest smartphone has a camera in it whose quality would have seemed almost unimaginable a decade ago. The result is that it’s easier than it has ever been...
Of funerals, digital photos and impermanence

ADATA ships its Premier and Premier Pro SSDs to US, gives your laptop a dose of energy

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If you remember those Premier SP800 and Premier Pro SP900 solid-state drives that ADATA teased us with in February, you'll be glad to know that they've crossed the Pacific to reach the US and Canada. The two SSDs are meant to give a swift kick to the performance of...
ADATA ships its Premier and Premier Pro SSDs to US, gives your laptop a dose of energy

ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices tentatively start at $799

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First the rumor mill revealed ASUS had plans to refresh Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge and 1080p IPS displays. Then the company confirmed the news itself when it brought some new Zenbook Prime laptops out for a demo and promised they'd go on sale in ASUS' native Taiwan. Now we've...
ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices tentatively start at $799

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 go on sale, starting at $459

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Lenovo announced a slew of notebooks back at CES in January, so you'll be forgiven if the ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 don't ring a bell. Those names are about to hit closer to home, though, because both models are finally on sale in the US and Asia with...
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 go on sale, starting at $459

Seagate hits one terabit per square inch, compares self favorably to the Milky Way

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You know that big new hard drive you just picked up? Get ready to feel bad. Seagate today is talking up the fact that it has managed to cram one terabit (that's one trillion bits, for the record) into a square inch. That super-dense storage comes thanks to heat-assisted...
Seagate hits one terabit per square inch, compares self favorably to the Milky Way

Top 10 Windows 8 Features #6: Secure Boot

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It's the single greatest dilemma of modern society: How much freedom would you trade to get more security - or vice versa? Since Windows XP became the most exploited operating system in history, Microsoft has taken bold moves - not all of them very popular, but usually very effective -...
Top 10 Windows 8 Features #6: Secure Boot

Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

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In the future, ultra-high-density non-volatile storage — such as hard drives — could be grown using magnetic bacteria.This breakthrough, shepherded by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, relies on certain strains of bacteria that ingest iron, which is then...
Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria
60TB drives made possible by Seagate’s new 1Tb/inch platter tech

These Are The Rumored Specs Of The New Macs Apple Is Announcing Today (AAPL)

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Apple is expected to announce new computers at WWDC today and 9to5Mac has the rumored specs on each. Here's what they say to expect. 4 configurations of MacBook Pro: 13.3 inch: 2.5GHz dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive 13.3 inch: 2.9GHz dual core processor, 8GB of RAM,...
These Are The Rumored Specs Of The New Macs Apple Is Announcing Today (AAPL)

Origin PC's EON17-X laptop assures gaming glory, regular chiropractor visits

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For all you hardcore gamers who refuse to sacrifice performance but demand quasi-portability, prepare your eyes for the EON17-X from Origin PC. The laptop is based on Intel's X79 platform and delivers a significant bump from the original EON17. Insane customization options include the Core i7-3960X Extreme CPU and...
Origin PC's EON17-X laptop assures gaming glory, regular chiropractor visits

Western Digital enters the router market, higher-end models include built-in hard drives

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Western Digital is no stranger to media streaming, but until now its specialty has been moving content off a set-top box and onto your television. Now, though, the company is getting into the wireless game as well: it just announced its first networking products, including four dual-band routers and...
Western Digital enters the router market, higher-end models include built-in hard drives

Physicists demonstrate heat-based magnetic recording, could make hard drive data transfer hundreds of times faster

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A international team of scientists has demonstrated a new method of magnetic recording that could allow hard drives to transfer data hundreds of times faster than is possible with current technology — the researchers discovered that they could record information using only heat, which they say wasn't previously thought...
Physicists demonstrate heat-based magnetic recording, could make hard drive data transfer hundreds of times faster

New Zealand judge orders US to hand over Megaupload documents

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants scored a significant victory on Tuesday when a New Zealand judge ordered the United States government to hand over evidence the defense will need to prepare for an upcoming extradition hearing. He rejected the government's argument that the defendants should make do with...
New Zealand judge orders US to hand over Megaupload documents
Seagate's Backup Plus hard drives sync and share files to Facebook, Flickr

PC bill of materials creep higher amid hard drive shortage

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Hard drives represent 11 percent to 12 percent of the PC bill of materials....
PC bill of materials creep higher amid hard drive shortage
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