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Seth Colaner

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SandForce announced that it will be demonstrating its SF-2000 series SSD processors with Toshiba’s 24nm MLC NAND flash at the Flash Memory Summit 2011 in Santa Clara, CA this week. The two companies are working closely to improve the quality and performance of NAND flash as well as drive down costs. The marriage... Read more...
Time was, you could repair or restore your Mac from the installation DVD if you ran into trouble. And if you lost the disc, you could just get another one. Today, however, there are two distinct problems with the DVD approach: one is that you’re supposed to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion from the Mac App Store, and the other is that fewer... Read more...
BIOS updates are flowing over at Gigabyte, as the motherboard maker announced support for Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge chips and PCI Express 3.0 in its 6-series motherboards. The company is looking to stay current on support for the latest technologies and apparently didn’t want to wait to put out a new line of... Read more...
In the rapidly growing smartphone market, where (almost) everyone’s a winner, Apple is currently the winningest of them all. According to research firm IDC, in the second quarter of 2011, Apple’s iPhone outsold all other brands for the first time. Year-over-year, the smartphone market has shifted wildly and dramatically. Apple’s... Read more...
Thanks to Gogo Wireless, we can say so long to back-of-the seat magazines with partially completed crossword puzzles and hello to in-flight on demand video streaming. The company officially launched Gogo Vision, its previously teased new service that lets flyers stream video content from its library of movies and TV... Read more...
The folks at Lookout Mobile Security released the 2011 Mobile Threat Report, which offers a sobering look at the current state of mobile threats. According to the report, mobile users are more likely than ever to experience a malware attack, and the tactics that cybercriminals are employing are increasingly... Read more...
Many users of social networking sites (primarily Facebook) have opted to take the privacy thing to the extreme and basically hide from everyone they don’t want to be friends with. No search will discover their name, and even those able to somehow find their profile through more direct methods are barred from seeing a stitch of information... Read more...
10 years in tech time is equivalent to about 100 years in real time, in that the technology that was relevant a decade ago is usually as useful today as a Model T Ford. Yet somehow the venerable Windows XP operating system, which was introduced a tech-century ago in 2001, has held on. True, XP enjoyed a brief stay of execution thanks to the... Read more...
Facebook is about to get a little safer with the social networking site’s announcement that it will offer a bounty to independent researchers for any bugs they uncover, to the tune of $500 a pop (or potentially more, if you bag an especially prized bug). To receive a bounty, you have to agree to certain terms and meet specific criteria.... Read more...
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