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If there's one thing I always tell people who work with valuable, irreplaceable data it's "back up your files!" Thankfully most of us do back up our data. We usually use an external hard drive. Or sometimes, we only rely on cloud-based storage, like Dropbox or Apple's soon to be defunct iDisk....

October 15th 2011 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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Those militant leftists at the Data Liberation Front are at it again, bringing their tool for fomenting revolution, Google Takeout, to Google Voice. With the information emancipating service, users will be able to download their call history, voicemail and text messages, recorded calls, and even...

September 7th 2011 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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So, this is pretty... big. At this very moment, researchers at IBM are building the largest data drive ever -- a 120 petabyte beast comprised of some 200,000 normal HDDs working in concert. To put that into perspective, 120 petabytes is the equivalent of 120 million gigabytes, (or enough space to...

August 26th 2011 at 9:35am 0 Comments
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Face it: you've posted hundreds of drunken status messages, mobile uploads, and inside joke-laden wall posts to your Facebook, and until now, that's where they stayed. However, the social network is having a press event at its Palo Alto headquarters this morning, and has just introduced a slew of n...

October 6th 2010 at 2:53pm 0 Comments
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Burglaries are an unfortunately commonplace event in daily urban life, but on some very rare occasions their outcomes give cause for celebration and maybe even a smile. Two young men from the Portland area, keen to get on the smartphone bandwagon without paying, broke in and stole a pair of Motorol...

January 12th 2010 at 8:45am 0 Comments