Toshiba Launches 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs for Desktops and NAS [ UPDATED with MSRPs ]

Toshiba Launches 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs for Desktops and NAS [ UPDATED with MSRPs ]
Toshiba on Thursday said that its latest and largest hard drives for high-end desktops and NASes will be available later this month in the US. The new N300 and X300-series HDDs will offer not only increased capacities, but also provide improved performance...

Toshiba Launches 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs for Desktops and NAS [UPDATED with MSRPs]

The Seagate BarraCuda (500GB) SSD Review: Getting Back In The Game

The Seagate BarraCuda (500GB) SSD Review: Getting Back In The Game
Earlier this year, Seagate re-entered the consumer SSD market with their BarraCuda SATA SSD. It's been over five years since we last reviewed a Seagate consumer SSD, so for all practical purposes this is a fresh start for the company...

The Seagate BarraCuda (500GB) SSD Review: Getting Back In The Game

[ Update: Another 30 ] Google Pay brings on support for 50 more US banks

[ Update: Another 30 ] Google Pay brings on support for 50 more US banks
How many banks can you name off the top of your head? Half a dozen? Maybe you econ nerds can hit 20 without breaking a sweat. But as you start thinking beyond the big national and regional chains, wondering just how many banks there really could be across the US, that number takes off running and does not stop. Over the past few years we've seen Google recruit an ever-growing number of these banks for mobile payment support, and that momentum is not about to slow down now...

[Update: Another 30] Google Pay brings on support for 50 more US banks
How many banks can you name off the top of your head? Half a dozen? Maybe you econ nerds can hit 20 without breaking a sweat. But as you start thinking beyond the big national and regional chains, wondering just how many banks there really could be across the

Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench

Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench
Stop, it's HAMR time! (Come on guys, it's a slow day.) Remember the fancy heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) tech drive makers keep talking up? Seagate says it now has fully armed and operational 16-TB Exos HAMR 3.5" drives in the testing phase, apparently beating Western Digital and its MAMR drives to the punch...

Seagate drops a 16-TB HAMR on the test bench

We’re Building on Hollowed Foundations: Worrying Trends in Open Source and What You Can Actually Do …

We're Building on Hollowed Foundations: Worrying Trends in Open Source and What You Can Actually Do About It
Heather Miller discusses open source, why it may run into troubles and how people can help...

We're Building on Hollowed Foundations: Worrying Trends in Open Source and What You Can Actually Do About It
Heather Miller discusses open source, why it may run into troubles and how people can help.

O2 data disruption in UK causes havoc, service back by Friday

O2 data disruption in UK causes havoc, service back by Friday
The United Kingdom is in the middle of a widespread O2 network outage, affecting millions of customers. The outage is also causing other disruptions, such as issues with public transportation. O2 and network equipment supplier Ericsson promise data service will be restored by Friday morning...

O2 data disruption in UK causes havoc, service will be back by Friday
The data disruption is causing inconvenience for customers, but also problems like public transportation schedule issues.

What’s missing from Outposts, AWS’ latest hybrid cloud announcement

What’s missing from Outposts, AWS’ latest hybrid cloud announcement
At this week’s Wikibon post-re:Invent CrowdChat, one of the questions concerned which, if any, of the many announcements at Amazon Web Services Inc.’s annual conference last week in Las Vegas we would characterize as “ho-hum.” This was how I responded: “AWS Outposts. ‘Ho-hum’ in several senses: 1) it’s not going into GA till late 2019, 2) it comes late into the market vis-a-vis Azure Stacks, 3) AWS already has hybrid cloud connectors & running VMware on AWS.”...

What’s missing from Outposts, AWS’ latest hybrid cloud announcement - SiliconANGLE
What’s missing from Outposts, AWS’ latest hybrid cloud announcement - SiliconANGLE

Reinventing Software Development and Availability with Open Source: an Interview with One of Microsoft…

Reinventing Software Development and Availability with Open Source: an Interview with One of Microsoft Azure's Lead Architects
Microsoft was founded in 1975—that's 43 years ago and a ton of history. Up until the last decade, the company led a campaign against the Open Source and Free Software movements, and although it may have slowed the opposition, it did not bring it to an end. In fact, it emboldened its supporters to push the open-source agenda even harder. Fast-forward to the present, and open-source technologies run nearly everything—mobile devices, cloud services, televisions and more...

Reinventing Software Development and Availability with Open Source: an Interview with One of Microsoft Azure's Lead Architects | Linux Journal
Microsoft was founded in 1975—that's 43 years ago and a ton of history. Up until the last decade, the company led a campaign against the Open Source and Free Software movements, and although it may have slowed the opposition, it did not bring it to an end. In fact, it emboldened its supporters to ...

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander
The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard at work preparing to drill into the surface (and taking selfies, of course). But one “unplanned treat” is a recording of the wind rolling across the Martian plains — which you can listen to right here...

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander – TechCrunch

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx PC Chips Challenge Intel Core i5

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx PC Chips Challenge Intel Core i5
In the third day of the Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018, Qualcomm announced an Arm processor designed specifically with ultrathin notebooks in mind. The new “compute platform” called Snapdragon 8cx promises to take on Intel’s 15W mainstream Core i5 CPUs with similar computing and graphics performance but double the sustained peak performance and much better energy efficiency, battery life and thermal profiles, as well as LTE connectivity...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx PC Chips Challenge Intel Core i5

Microsoft’s Going to Rebuild Edge With Google’s Chromium

Microsoft's Going to Rebuild Edge With Google's Chromium
Microsoft has taken the adage "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," to heart. The company revealed plans to use Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome, to rebuild its Edge browser on Windows 10. This is supposed to allow the company to "create better web compatibility for our customers" and lead to "less fragmentation of the web for all web developers." Maybe it will help Edge become a competitive browser...

Microsoft's Going to Rebuild Edge With Google's Chromium

Facebook emails show us again that profits come before privacy – Is anyone surprised?

Facebook emails show us again that profits come before privacy – Is anyone surprised?
Facebook thought your data had a specific dollar value, despite the fact that the company says it never directly sells your personal information. That's what documents released by the UK Parliament on Wednesday appear to reveal, muddying Facebook's frequent claim that it simply uses your data to sell advertisements. Facebook has responded in a statement reiterating that it has never sold access to user data. Privacy experts aren't having it...

Facebook emails show us again that profits come before privacy
Is anyone surprised?

Meet you on the dark side of the moon: China launches historic lunar exploration mission (VIDEO)

Meet you on the dark side of the moon: China launches historic lunar exploration mission (VIDEO)

China has launched a lunar rover on a historic mission to explore the dark side of the moon, with the potential to make revolutionary discoveries about the possibility of extraplanetary life...

Meet you on the dark side of the moon: China launches historic lunar exploration mission (VIDEO)
China has launched a lunar rover on a historic mission to explore the dark side of the moon, with the potential to make revolutionary discoveries about the possibility of extraplanetary life.

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)
For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago...

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)
For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8cx with 8-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 680 GPU

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8cx with 8-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 680 GPU
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 8cx compute chipset, world's first 7 nm PC platform, during the final day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit event in Hawaii. "The Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU is engineered to provide a 2x performance improvement and 60% greater power efficiency over the previous generation platform," says the product brief...

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8cx with 8-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 680 GPU
Built on 7 nm tech and with support for the DirectX 12 API

‘Open-Source’ DarthMiner Malware Targets Adobe Pirates with Cryptominer

'Open-Source' DarthMiner Malware Targets Adobe Pirates with Cryptominer
A slightly weird malware strain has been observed using the open source XMRig cryptominer and EmPyre backdoor utilities to target software pirates as reported by Malwarebytes Labs...

'Open-Source' DarthMiner Malware Targets Adobe Pirates with Cryptominer
Also contains a disabled encrypted traffic sniffer module

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon
China launched its Chang'e-4 rover and lander today, which if all goes well, will land on the far side of the moon in the coming weeks. It will be the first surface mission to land on that side of the moon, which can't be seen from Earth...

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon
A rocket carrying them launched earlier today.

[ Creen que … ] NASA mide la luz de todas las estrellas del universo

[ Creen que ... ] NASA mide la luz de todas las estrellas del universo
Esos locos de la NASA. Tienen una cantidad impresionante de proyectos activos y en puerta de ejecutarse. Pero en medio de todo se las arreglan para hacer algunas de las acrobacias aritméticas más extravagantes de la historia. Un perfecto ejemplo de ello es la más reciente investigación publicada en conjunto con la Universidad de Clemson en la más reciente edición de Nature. En donde estos científicos en conjunto con un equipo internacional de astrónomos consiguió medir la luz emitida por las estrellas que existen o han existido en todo el universo...

NASA mide la luz de todas las estrellas del universo
La Agencia Espacial de la NASA publica un complejo estudio de cálculo en donde miden la luz emitida por todas las estrellas. Son muchos ceros.

NASA’s InSight lander is ready to get to work

NASA’s InSight lander is ready to get to work
NASA's InSight lander arrived on Mars last week and now it's prepping for the next stage of its mission. The lander is equipped with a nearly six-foot-long arm, which will be used to lift sensitive scientific instruments off of the lander...

NASA’s InSight lander is ready to get to work
A camera on the lander's robotic arm is taking images of InSight's surroundings.

¡Hay agua en las lunas de Saturno! Descubren que es bastante similar a la de la Tierra

¡Hay agua en las lunas de Saturno! Descubren que es bastante similar a la de la Tierra
Investigadores han descubierto nuevas e interesantes condiciones en Saturno y sus lunas, que incluso contradicen los modelos actuales sobre cómo se formó el sistema solar. ¡Hay agua!...

¡Hay agua en las lunas de Saturno! Descubren que es bastante similar a la de la Tierra
Y se abren muchísimas posibilidades...