Crucial Releases Adrenaline Cache Solution and 7mm m4 SSD

January 6, 2012

The idea of using an SSD as a caching tool–placing more frequently-used files on the SSD and leaving the rest on a slower storage drive–is a great one, but many users have found that setting up the SSD cache can be tricky. Crucial’s new Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution offers a slightly more elegant way […]

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Hackers Threaten to Reveal Norton Source Code, Symantec Shrugs

January 6, 2012

In a post on pastebin (which has been removed, though it is cached here), a hacker group called the Lords of Dharmaraja claimed that it hacked an Indian Military Intelligence server and snagged source codes from a dozen different companies, most notably (apparently) the source code to Symantec’s Norton Antivirus. The group posted a file…

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OCZ and Marvell Climb the Storage Mountain with “Kilimanjaro”

January 6, 2012

The “Kilimanjaro” native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, co-developed by OCZ Technology and Marvell, underpins a new PCIe-based storage solution called the Z-Drive R5, an upgrade to OCZ’s Z-Drive R4. Kilimanjaro is designed to enable improved scalable performance and redundancy as well as lowered costs for data centers…

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Rumor Mill Spins Out of Control, Claims iPad 3 in March and iPad 4 in October 2012

January 6, 2012

You shouldn’t take the latest iPad rumors with a grain of salt, you should take them with seven seas full of salt, and then some. The idea that Apple will release an iPad 3 and a supercharged iPad 4 both in the same year is beyond ludicrous — either that, or this editor will eat […]

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Crucial Acknowledges Weird 5,000 Hour M4 SSD Bug, Promises Firmware Fix in Mid-January

January 6, 2012

Users over on Crucial’s support forum have been complaining about a strange error that manifests on certain M4 solid state drives (SSDs) after precisely 5,200 hours of use. It appears to only affect the 64GB models, with affected drives kicking Windows systems into a BSoD with an error code that reads 0x00000f4. Crucial acknowledged the […]

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Boom, Snapshot! Sony Reveals New XQD Memory Cards for Advanced Shooters

January 6, 2012

Is your DSLR camera suddenly strutting around with a goofy grin on its LCD face? If so, it must have heard about Sony’s new high-speed XQD memory cards that support the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed, high performance digital image capture. Of course, in order to take advantage of the new cards, your DSLR […]

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RIM Reportedly Down To One Next-Gen Handset, Explores Licensing Options

January 6, 2012

Research In Motion has reportedly trimmed its list of future BlackBerry 10 devices down to just a single handset, The upcoming device, BlackBerry London. Up until now, RIM was working on the BlackBerry Colt, which was supposed to be the first BlackBerry OS 10 device. Betting everything on just one handset is a risky move–the […]

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Two Weeks with Ooma: Quasi-Free Phone Service

January 6, 2012

There’s an old saying that goes something like “the best things in life are free.”  Then there’s another, more cynical proverb that says, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  While I’m not here to choose sides or recite old proverbs, I’d offer that, in reality, both views are often very true and have […]

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Sprint Announces First Major Markets To Get LTE

January 6, 2012

In the first half of this year, Sprint users in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio will be the first to be able to enjoy Sprint’s new 4G LTE network. The move from Sprint’s current 4G network technology, WiMAX, to the faster (and seemingly more popular) LTE standard is part of Sprint’s overall network strategy […]

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New ViaSat Deal Could Brings 12Mbps Service To Rural Users Soon

January 6, 2012

Satellite Internet has been a godsend for rural residents for years, but one complaint never dies down: horrible upload rates. ViaSat has been plugging away at improving that for some time now, and a new deal will reportedly bring “affordable” 12Mbps service to market within a couple of weeks. To residents using existing satellite services,…

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