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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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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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Toshiba demonstrates Boot Time enhancement with new Hybrid HDD on video at CES

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:33 am

CES 2013 - At the Toshiba booth at Storage Visions 2013 we caught video of the difference in boot times between three different laptops. One laptop was outfitted with an SSD only, the second was outfitted with a standard HDD, and finally the third had Toshiba's new hybrid HDD with NAND onboard.



This type of HDD provides the speed of an SSD with the capacity of an HDD through intelligent data caching. The HDD is essentially a souped-up 5400RPM MK10ADBH combined with Toshiba's own 32nm SLC NAND technology. This provides low power consumption in conjunction with high performance.


The competition for the hybrid HDD market has heated up recently, with Seagate currently having the lead with the Momentus XT. Much of the reason for Seagate's success in this realm stems from the fact that they have had the only hybrid on the market. Now that Toshiba has entered the ring, and with Western Digital announcing its own hybrid at CES, look for this segment to heat up.


This competition should lead to further rapid advancement and lower prices for consumers.

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Toshiba storage video from CES 2013 discuss its 4TB hard drive and 15,000 RPM 2.5" HDD's

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:22 am

CES 2013 - Toshiba recorded a video with us this week in Las Vegas highlighting the various products in their line, with a near-line 3.5" 7200 RPM 4TB SAS/SATA interface HDD along with their 10,000 RPM enterprise hard disk drive that has up to 900GB of capacity in a 2.5 in form factor.


They also highlighted their 15,000 RPM 2.5" HDD and the THNSNF, which is their newest SSD offering.



4TB is wicked good, but what are your thoughts on hard disk drives in this day and age of super-fast solid state drives? Let us know in the comments.

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Sharp shows off 32-inch Igzo 4K monitor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:34 am

CES 2013 - Sharp have used the Consumer Electronics Show this year to push their new Igzo 4K monitor, where Gizmodo have had some eyes-on experience with it and have loved it.




They've reported that the viewing angle is "absurdly good", the clarity is "nuts" and the resolution "makes even very small type readable". This kind of technology really requires a user to look at it to get a sense of scale and quality, and is really hard to translate into words.


Igzo tech is something worth mentioning here, as it is great for getting a display thin and very power efficient. This is the technology that allows Sharp to not just have the ability to show them off at tech shows, but to reach mass production so that you and I can buy one.