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Sort of like Where's Waldo, except he's everywhere

Help-desk pilot fish at this fast-growing company has built a fresh disk-image file for a new PC in case he needs to do a restore. Hey, another PC tech asks, can I have a copy of the image for setting up new PCs?

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Want a 100TB disk drive? You'll have to wait 'til 2025

The International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association has released a roadmap showing the industry could be producing 100TB hard drives by 2025.

Mobile broadband modems lose their appeal with consumers

Modems are one example in a long line of products that have been hurt by the popularity and functionality of smartphones. Cameras, handheld navigators and portable game consoles have also seen their fortunes wane as smartphones have...


6 great gifts your Mac will love you for

If you’re looking for cool tech gifts this season, look no further — here are half a dozen products your Mac will love you for.

Fighting with a broken Windows Update - Part 2

Windows XP and Server 2003 are experiencing a problem with Windows Update and/or Microsoft Update failing with error code 0x80248015. I wrote about this last time and now have additional information and more work-arounds.

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Apple turns 25 apps (Red) in campaign to fight AIDS

Apple has launched a two-week fund-raising campaign to mark World AIDS Day, promising that proceeds from the sale of 25 limited-edition apps and a portion of online and retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday will go to the...

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Why Apple's (RED) campaign is so important

Apple's latest campaign to raise money for AIDS treatment comes at a critical tipping point in the struggle against the disease.


How Apple could exploit a forever-free iCloud

While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has so far stood above the fray. But there's no reason why Apple can't join in the fun.

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Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below $500, bringing them within the reach of cost-conscious buyers.

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'Cloak' could make heat, static invisible in electronics

Search for two-part invisibility cloak yields technique that could help eliminate static and heat build-up in electronic devices

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Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

When Microsoft released a critical update for Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several versions of the Windows OS -- even the technical preview for Windows 10.

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Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of...

Molecular flash memory could store massive amounts of data

Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces.

Intel touts 3D NAND flash that offers 'as much storage as you want'

Intel plans to ship 3D NAND flash chips next year that will allow it to cram more bits into solid-state storage.

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Coming in 2015 from Intel: thumb-sized 'compute sticks'

Intel is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized "compute sticks" and expects them to be out next year.

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Moore's Law nears 50, and Intel's battling to keep up

It's becoming more difficult for Intel to keep up with Moore's Law.


Dear Mac users, please, please backup today

That fast Mac with an SSD drive delivers blistering performance -- until disaster strikes. That's when you really need to have a backup system in place.

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Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

A federal court in Florida has temporarily shut down two "massive" telemarketing operations that allegedly conned tens of thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by tricking them into fixing nonexistent computer errors.

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.

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