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Manufacturers of hard disks are in trouble and they know it. They have been since the development of SSDs, and as these newer disks grow in capacity and continue to see their prices fall, the outlook is increasingly bleaker for conventional hard disk manufacturers. To help stem the tide and counter the threat, they’ve been upping the ante where storage capacity...

Technophiles rejoice! SanDisk has just announced a new 400GB microSD card, which is good news for just about everyone. Let’s face it, even if you’re not a technophile, you probably hate the idea of deleting photos or videos you’ve taken. But when storage space gets tight, you’ve probably found yourself in the position of having to make some hard choices about...

Would modern life even be possible without Wi-Fi? There are many who don’t think so, and you may be one of them. One of the biggest problems with it, though, is that the range of the signal is quite limited. Get more than a couple hundred feet away from the source of the signal, and your connection fades fast. Even...

Despite getting off to a somewhat rocky start, USB Type-C cables have been a boon to computer users everywhere by providing bidirectional transfer capabilities, which essentially gives Type-C cables two “lanes” to work with. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group recently announced that things are about to get even better and faster when they released the new USB 3.2 specification. In brief, it...

It just may be the ultimate hack: stealing passwords from your brainwaves. It’s something that has moved beyond the realm of science fiction and into the realm of possibility, according to a joint research study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of California, Riverside. The research team tested 12 subjects, each wearing an EEG...

Qualcomm has recently announced the release of their next-generation fingerprint biometric technology for mobile devices, and on its face, it seems to be a significant improvement. The problem that the current generation of fingerprint scanning technology suffers from is that hackers have been able to find a variety of clever, shockingly simple and devastatingly effective ways to fool the system. When the...

It’s a trend that has been flitting at the edges of the entertainment industry for a few years now: the idea of interactive storytelling in TV and movies. The concept was born of deeply immersive video games in which the players drive the narrative, but getting that concept to translate well into TV/movie programming has proved to be elusive. Until now,...

Samsung, the world’s largest cellphone manufacturer, has a problem with their flagship offerings, the new S8 and S8+ devices. Both were released with a new facial recognition software the company used as an advanced security measure. The idea was a thing of beauty in its simplicity. Advanced machine learning coupled with advanced image recognition routines allowed the company to create software...

Nintendo recently released the Nintendo Switch, a new console system. On its heels, we’re seeing a new scam that’s tricking large numbers of PC users (both Apple and Windows-based) into downloading potentially harmful software. The scam seems to be driven largely by YouTube videos, and works like this: A user views a YouTube video talking about free tools you can use to...

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