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  • Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

    Cloud service provider Backblaze has published performance and reliability data on two of the industry's leading 6TB 3.5-in. hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital (WD).

  • Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

    Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

  • Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

    The Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher that has hunted for antimatter and the elusive Higgs boson, shut down in February 2013 for an overhaul and upgrade. Now, scientists are getting ready to fire up the collider, which has been called "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," again.

  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

  • Ford dumps Microsoft for QNX, unleashes new functions in Sync v3

    After numerous reports indicated almost a year ago that Ford would do it, the carmaker announced this week that it has moved from Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS for its in-vehicle infotainment system known as Sync.

  • Hitachi finger vein scanner could secure large venues

    Sports fans of the future might enter stadiums simply by waving a hand over a vein scanner if new technology from Hitachi is any guide.

  • Microsoft tells Windows 10 users to uninstall Office

    Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of December's security updates.

  • Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

    A lot of businesses trust cloud sync-and-store provider Box, but they trust a lot of other solutions, too, for things like identity, data loss protection and digital rights management.

  • Samsung packs more speed, endurance into 850 Evo consumer SSDs

    Samsung is promising faster, more durable and error-free solid-state drives with 850 Evo, which are its first consumer storage devices based on homegrown 3D memory technology.

  • Samsung packs more speed, endurance into 850 Evo consumer SSDs

    Samsung is promising faster, more durable and error-free solid-state drives with 850 Evo, which are its first consumer storage devices based on homegrown 3D memory technology.

  • Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors

    Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.

  • Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI

    Cisco is getting a lift from apparent momentum behind its Nexus 9000 switches and Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Investment firm UBS boosted its Cisco stock price targets after discussions with EMEA chief Chris Dedicoat yielded numbers UBS found encouraging.

  • Dropbox pursues enterprises with Business API

    Though it offers a business-tier plan, Dropbox has historically lacked a full-blown business platform on the order of Box and its APIs. That's about to change with the introduction of the Dropbox for Business API.

  • Dropbox for Business becomes a platform with new API

    Dropbox, the sync-and-share startup so popular it essentially created a market category, is finally, finally opening up to become an enterprise platform with the launch of a new Dropbox for Business API that enables team-level app management and integration with third-party services.

  • House of Travel Australia finds value in software-defined storage

    House of Travel Australia has used a software-defined storage services platform to reduce capital expenditure and improve the resilience of its storage environment.

  • To grow in IoT, Cypress and Spansion plan $US4 billion chip merger

    The contraction of the semiconductor industry continued with embedded chip and flash memory makers Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion announcing a merger plan worth $4 billion.

  • Public Cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited

    Public Cloud storage can be a cost efficient alternative to rolling your own, but observers warn that it isn't a cure all.

  • Distracted? Slap this Hitachi gizmo on your forehead to focus

    If you're looking to sharpen your mental focus, Hitachi has developed a wearable brain activity sensor designed to improve learning skills.

  • How SBS scaled up for FIFA World Cup online

    The expectations of millions of soccer fans who got up in the early hours of the morning to watch FIFA World Cup matches on SBS TV or online meant the Australian broadcaster could not afford to have an outage or downtime.

  • First robot, networked tablets head to West Africa to fight Ebola

    The first robot and networked tablets are making their way today to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak.