storage

Thu
14
Jan
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MS, Google Wage War Over Online Office Suite, Storage

Microsoft has uncharacteristically spoken out against Google over the two firms' free online storage offers. The comments follow Google's announcement that it is extending the size and type of files eligible for free back-up. To date, users of ... Google Docs had been severely limited in the amount of data they could store online. Storage could only be used for specific types of document file, namely: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation files. Free Google Docs Storage Balloons to 1GB The firm now says users will be allowed 1GB of free storage, with extra space available for 25 cents per ... (view more)

Wed
24
Dec
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Company Unveils Backwards Compatible Blu-ray and DVD Disc

Interested in taking advantage of your that expensive high definition TV by watching movies in the increasingly popular high-def Blu-ray movie format, but still not sure if it's worth buying a player that can't display your massive collection of ... standard DVD discs? An answer may be on the way from Infinity Storage Media, which has released the first hybrid Blu-ray/DVD disc in the Land of the Rising Sun. Although it limped out of the gates in its race against HD-DVD several years ago (primarily because its competitor's hardware offerings were much cheaper), by gobbling up the majority of major ... (view more)

Thu
28
Feb
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Protein Adds Muscle to Computer Memory

In recent news that seems more science fiction than applied science, Japanese researchers have unveiled exciting new research that could change the way we create and use computers in years to come. Japanese professor Tetsuro Majima of Osaka ... University has demonstrated that proteins -- once the concern of chemists and biologists -- could now have impressive potential in the world of computer science. (Source: livescience.com ) Majima's research has indicated that proteins isolated from select bacteria species are able to store computer data, and that this type of storage could exceed the ... (view more)

Thu
18
Oct
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Hitachi Unveils 'Nanoscale Hard Drive'

Hitachi has successfully reduced a major component found in most hard drives down to a nanoscale. If a "nanoscale hard drive" is able to complete all of the functions of a regular hard drive, the new technology will pave the way for higher capacity ... storage limits in the very near future. What this basically means is that those who use laptop computers, digital video recorders or portable music players will not have to worry about running out of storage space any time soon. The nanoscale hard drive can quadruple the storage space of a regular hard drive to 4 terabytes for desktop computers and ... (view more)

Tue
21
Aug
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Microsoft Increases Hotmail Storage, Adds New Features

Microsoft has revamped Hotmail once again, this time providing more storage and a slew of new features. Free accounts will now have a 5 GB storage limit, a large increase from the previous 2 GB limit. Paid subscribers will see their storage limits ... upped from 4 GB to 10 GB. (Source: betanews.com ) The added storage puts Hotmail ahead of Google, which offers 2.8 GB of storage, but still behind Yahoo's unlimited storage. (Source: windowsitpro.com ) Additional features include vacation replies and the ability to disable the 'Today' screen. Further, Microsoft responded to consumer comments and ... (view more)

Thu
05
Apr
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Yahoo Mail Expands to Unlimited Storage

It seems few people use Outlook Express anymore. For many web users, email has moved online, to sites like Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and the ever-popular Hotmail. Each have their strengths and weaknesses, but above all each are tasked with outdoing one ... another in order to gain headway in a competitive market. It's part of the reason Yahoo has recently announced unlimited storage space for those that use its mail service, with another fan-favorite site rumored to follow. Yahoo Mail has been in service for nearly a decade now, but is clearly worried about losing the popular vote amongst web mailers. ... (view more)

Tue
15
Aug
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SanDisk Expands, Purchases Msystems

It seems major industry acquisitions are becoming pretty common this summer. Popular MP3 player producer SanDisk recently announced that it has purchased Israeli-based Msystems for a reported $1.55 billion, a move that could expand SanDisk's ... interest in storage beyond the lower-end digital market. Although it hardly has the name power of Apple, SanDisk is the dominant maker of removable flash storage cartridges. The California-based company is perhaps the strongest producer in the (almost) iPod-free 1GB player and under range. Msystems -- which was once awkwardly named M-Systems Flash Disk ... (view more)

Thu
10
Nov
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Data Recovery

Data recovery is the process of recovering data from primary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. This can be due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the ... host operating system. Data Recovery: Physical damage A wide variety of failures can cause physical damage to storage media. CD-ROMs can have their metallic substrate or dye layer scratched off; hard disks can suffer any of several mechanical failures, such as head crashes and failed motors; and tapes can simply break. Physical damage always causes ... (view more)

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