Work doesn’t kill solid state drives, but age does, according to Google study


There’s a lot of chatter as of late about the longevity of SSDs. While the new tech has brought with it massive performance gains, it’s still unclear exactly what drive failure looks like in flash-based…

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Apple v. the FBI: Examining the slippery slope argument


A pedestrian walks by the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City as a small demonstration is held outside on Feb. 23. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP) It’s been less than a week since Apple…

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E-commerce fails: Why big-time websites can be completely screwed up


(Images by Rob Pegoraro/Yahoo Tech) Maybe this isn’t the sort of thing I should admit in public, but I’ve been having trouble paying my gas bill. I assure you that I have the money, even…

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How to stop Apple Photos from automatically opening


POGUE'S BASICS How to stop Apple Photos from automatically opening David Pogue February 29, 2016 Every time you connect a camera to your Mac, or insert a memory card, the new Photos app opens automatically….

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Google says self-driving car hits municipal bus in minor crash


Alphabet Inc’s Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in a minor crash – in what may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle. In a Feb. 23 report…

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World’s most immersive virtual reality system available for pre-order — but it’s pricey


It’s been a long wait, but you can finally pre-order the most immersive virtual reality headset on the planet — the HTC Vive — starting today. Of course, you might want to double-check your credit-card…

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Raspberry Pi 3 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a faster processor


Four years after launching the original Raspberry Pi, an ultra-cheap, barebones and tiny but surprisingly versatile PC, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the third major iteration of the same product. The Raspberry Pi 3 has…

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s win was the most tweeted Oscar moment ever


Leonardo DiCaprio accepting his award (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) By Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter The moment Leonardo DiCaprio finally took the best actor prize was the most tweeted moment of an Oscar telecast ever according…

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Report: 4-inch ‘iPhone SE’ and small iPad Pro will be revealed on March 21


Fans waiting for new Apple goodies will have to wait just a wee bit longer. According to multiple sources, Apple will announce a new 4-inch iPhone and new 9.7-inch iPad on March 21 and not…

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Microsoft’s HoloLens developer kits available on March 30th for $3,000


Microsoft is opening up pre-orders for HoloLens development edition today. "Broad consumer availability is further down the line," says Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, but today developers can start to pre-order the device for $3,000. Microsoft started…

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