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G-Technology shows new and existing products at CES 2013, boasts their SNL link

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:00 am

CES 2013 - Now that G-Technology, a division of HGST knows their fate after Western Digital picked up HGST, they can get to product innovation. At CES we sat down with G-Technology to discuss the needs of professional user's and how they use external storage in their professional lives.

 

 

Professional users of products like Photoshop, Premier and Vegas need high speed, sustained performance when creating their essential work videos and images. Not only does the storage component need to be fast but it also needs to be reliable. A hardware failure means Saturday Night Live becomes Tuesday Night Live. We bring SNL into this news post because post production runs on a G-Technology storage system.

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New Java exploit is in the wild, has the potential to affect more than 850 million computers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:36 am

There's a new exploit on the block which has pushed security experts to recommend that users disable or uninstall Java altogether after they've found a zero-day Java exploit which lets hackers gain control of your PC.

 

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The exploit targets a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, which was released in October 2012. The exploit works by getting Java users to visit a website that has malicious code, which takes advantage of a security gap to take control of users' computers.

 

Just after this story broke, Oracle pushed out Java SE 7 Update 11 which supposedly addressed the exploit. Oracle "strongly recommends" that Java SE 7 users upgrade immediately.

Anomymous hack MIT website, leave an Aaron Swartz tribute

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:46 am

The tragic supposed suicide of digital activist, and co-founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz happened just days ago and now Anonymous have stepped into the ring to play [hacking] ball. They leave a tribute message to Swartz, which says:

 

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We tender apologies to the administrators at MIT for this temporary use of their websites. We do not consign blame or responsibility upon MIT for what has happened, but call for all those feel heavy-hearted in their proximity to this awful loss to acknowledge instead the responsibility they have - that we all have - to build and safeguard a future that would make Aaron proud.

 

The link to see it is here, and at the time of writing wasn't loading. I'm sure MIT will have the site updated shortly.

Kim Dotcom shows off a screenshot of Mega

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:37 am

2012 was an interesting year for MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom, but it looks like he's into the full swing of things this year. Dotcom has now shown off a new image of Mega in beta form, and boy does it look nice.

 

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We don't see too much of it, with some menus up top in the form of File Manager, My account, Sign out, language selection and Menu. The image above shows off the My account section where we can see some options like Account details, Transfer settings and Session History. We can see Storage Space listed and gives 50GB, so this might be the default option.

 

You have a slider to control the number of parallel download and upload connections, as well as a fixed upload speed limit if you choose. There's two more options down the bottom for skipping identical files when uploading and finally, using SSL for file transfers.

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Asustor targets the NAS market with a full feature lineup

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:35 am

CES 2013 - Asustor, a division of ASUS pieced together from former staff from QNAP and Synology, displayed their 2013 product lineup at CES. Within six months the team moved from their ideas to working products and a select few models are already listed at e-tail outlets.

 

 

The Asustor products look very good and have a lot of functionality. Initial products includes 8, 6, 4 and 2-bay models, all from the 6 Series. At CES we also saw the first rackmount products shipping later this year.

 

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The units look very good and after a demonstration we're convinced that on consumer features, Asustor is ahead of the competition. The 6-Series gives users the ability to turn the lights off or even dim them on the NAS. With HDMI connectivity now a standard feature in NAS products, more of these units are headed to the living room and away from the network switch.

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The Internet Archive expands storage to 5 petabytes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 5:32 am

The Internet Archive hosts unbelievable amounts of data, and stores something like 150,000,000,000 URLs and the associated data for these addresses. There has been a campaign pushing for donations so that they could expand their storage and store even more Internet history.

 

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The Internet Archive have now announced they've almost doubled their storage, giving them the capacity to store some 240,000,000,000 (that's 240 billion) URLs - this works out to just over 5 petabytes of storage. All of this data gives you the ability to walk down the Internet Archives' Wayback Machine, cranking the dial all the way back to 1996 all the way up to last month.

 

The image above is a shot of our site, all the way back in May of 2000!

Intel Haswell integrated graphics goes head-to-head with NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M, can keep its pace comfortably

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:38 pm

Intel's Haswell chip is sure to surprise most this year, but how does its new integrated graphics power fare up at the moment? With all of the CES hoopla now close to finishing, we're beginning to see some things we didn't quite expect.

 

 

A video posted by The Tech Report shows off two systems - with one system featuring a Haswell-based Intel chip with integrated graphics, while the second system included an Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 CPU and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU. Dirt 3 was used at 1920x1080 with all details set to high.

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Reddit co-founder found dead at just 26

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:36 am

Aaron Swartz. co-founder of the insanely popular site Reddit, a young digital activist and political organizer among many other talents, has been found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday in New York.

 

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Swartz was set to go on trial for acquiring scientific articles without permission from online scientific journal store JSTOR. Rewinding twelve years, Swartz was just 14 years old when he co-authored the first specification of RSS, something that is used religiously all across the world for the syndication of content.

 

He then found himself on a path of innovation, co-finding Reddit, as well as the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the advocacy organization, Demand Progress. When he took the 4 million academic papers from JSTOR, he later appeared in court in September of last year where he pleaded not guilty.

 

It has been reported that Swartz was plagued by a migraine disease as well as depression. Swartz's attorney, and his uncle have both confirmed he took his own life on January 11, 2013 in New York City.

Raspberry Pi slides past one million boards launched milestone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:06 am

The Raspberry Pi has become quite the little Internet hero since it launched, and it has now reached quite a milestone - by selling over one million of the units since launch.

 

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For just $35, you get a PC that is capable of booting a streamlined install of Linux - and there are plenty of uses for the Raspberry Pi which makes it the perfect buy for modders and tweakers. In order to celebrate, the company have released a pretty cool infographic detailing a bunch of stats on the device - for example, if the Raspberry Pi's were stacked end-to-end, they would be higher than 111 Empire State Buildings.

We drop a Corsair Survivor 16GB pen drive from 10th floor hotel room at CES on video - does it survive?

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:48 am

CES 2013 - Our own Trace Hagan and Chad Sebring had the idea earlier today to drop a new Corsair Survivor 16GB pen drive from their hotel room in Las Vegas at CES 2013 to see if the drive would actually survive. What else do you do when CES is over? Have some fun!

 

 

As you can see in the video above, it was a big drop for the fairly weighty device, but it did indeed survive. Chris Ramseyer was on the ground clearing the area for safety. He straight away plugged in the drive to test it, and it popped up in Windows and showed the data which was saved on it before the drop.

 

Tomorrow Trace Hagan is going to attempt to take the test a little more extreme - stay tuned for another video if all goes to plan!

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