Last week researchers at Carnegie Mellon University published a paper which examined the real-world reliability of hard drives. It concluded that hard drive failure rate was much higher (by a factor of about fifteen times higher) than that expected based on mean time to failure (MTTF) information supplied by manufacturers. So why is there such a huge difference between MTTF ratings and the real world?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
90 Firefox extensions - as recommended by ZDNet readers.
[Updated: Mar 12, 2007 @ 2.25 pm] NIST is keeping an eye on DST-related issues.
So, just how big a power supply unit does a PC really need? In this post I'll show you how you can work out how big a PSU your system needs and some of the considerations that you need to keep in mind when buying a PSU.
According to a report in a Nikkei, Sony will be selling PlayStation 3 consoles that lack the PlayStation 2 Emotion Engine chip in the US by the end of the year.
Try as I might, I just can't work up any enthusiasm for Samsung's hybrid hard drives.
What's your favorite Firefox extensions? How does this help you get more out of your PC? Do you have different extensions for Firefox on the desktop and notebook or do you use the same ones both at your desk and when on the move?
There are huge upsides to building your on PC, but it's not smiles all the way ...
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Bit of fun by Dilbert creator Scott Adams:Now for an exciting round of what I call “too frickin’ cool.” The way this is played is that you describe some technology that is so futuristic, so Star Trekish, you can hardly believe that you are using it.