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New tape drive with 220TB capacity smashes storage records

If you think your RAID back-ups have impressive capacity, think again! IBM and Fujifilm have managed to create a tape cartridge that can hold as much as 220TB of data at once. That's a lot of animated .gifs!


You can now hunt for the Loch Ness monster with Google Street View

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Google's Street View team taking to Loch Ness is that it didn't do it sooner. The imagery is up now, though, allowing you to plunge to the icy depths of the murky lake in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.


Microsoft chooses Australia for first flagship store outside North America

Microsoft has chosen Sydney for the location of its very first flagship retail store outside of North America. The two-floor store will let visitors get hands-on with Microsoft tech, with Answer Desk staff (think Apple Genius Bar) offering expert advice.


After fifty years, is Moore’s Law set to become obsolete?

On the fiftieth anniversary of his paper 'Cramming More Electronics onto Integrated Circuits', Gordon Moore looks back on the continued relevancy of Moore's Law.


AMD’s CEO suggests the wait for new Radeon cards will continue

Advanced Micro Devices stated in a quarterly conference call on April 16 that it discuss new GPU products later this quarter. The company also expects to see a strong second half of the year as it rolls out high volume shipments.


AMD spills the beans on July release of Windows 10

We’ve known since last month that Windows 10 would be arriving this summer, but now it seems that the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system will arrive in July, according to a statement in AMD's most recent earnings call.


Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A singing birthday card that never stops, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

Drives using the new NVMe standard are taking the solid state market by storm

Non-Volatile Storage Express, the new standard for solid state drives, is taking the PC world by storm. Four manufacturers have announced drives based on the standard, and motherboard makers are releasing adapters to support them.


Battle of the best browsers: IE vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. Project Spartan

We pit the newest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and the forthcoming Project Spartan against one another to try and name the best browser. A winner remains unclear.


Take your Internet to go with our favorite Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of our favorite Chromebooks, systems that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run the lightweight Chrome OS.


Before you resort to MS Paint or piracy, give these free image-editing tools a shot

Unleash you inner graphic designer with these free and effective downloadable photo-editing apps. Plus, we highlight a few Web-based alternatives.


Catch the NBA’s final act with our guide to streaming the NBA Playoffs

With the NBA Playoffs finally upon us, we know you don't want to miss a second of the drama. Here's how to stream all the NBA Playoff action online, even for those who don't have a cable subscription.

Movies & TV

One gamer has made an OnLive alternative in preparation for its end

Larry Gadea, an OnLive gamer, posted a blog update on April 12 detailing how to create your own gaming cloud service. This comes on the heels of OnLive's announcement that it will be ending its service on April 30.


Cheap, slim and capable, Asus' latest Zenbook is just shy of portable perfection

The Zenbook UX305 is the latest cutting-edge ultrabook from Asus. It reinforces the brand’s affordable appeal, but can it defeat heavyweights like the Dell XPS 13 and Samsung…

  • Pros: Featherweight and super slim , Outstanding keyboard , High…
  • Cons: Modest performance , Battery life could be better , Runs hot…

Decrypt This: Why is router security so full of holes?

If there's anything we've learned in the past few decades of being on the Internet, it's this: router security is hard. A problem that never seems to have an easy solution, manufacturers are struggling to keep up.