If the economy has made you put off buying a faster system, you aren't alone. The good news: you can make your current system much snappier with faster storage - DRAM and disk.
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
You'd think after co-founding one of the great success stories of the last 35 years - Apple Computer - Steve Wozniak would be done with startups. And you'd be wrong.
Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated quantum holographic storage, shattering long-held assumptions about the information limits of matter. Moving into the sub-atomic realm, they permanently stored 35 bits in the quantum space surrounding a single electron.
Gosh, that didn't take long!Last July Linux had a huge opportunity to beat Windows in the red-hot netbook market (see Linux for housewives.
The new 17" MacBook Pro has a non-removable, 8 hour battery that Apple claims can recharge 3x more times than standard batteries and has a 5 year life. Are they nuts?
Data storage is a necessary part of the digital lifestyle. The good news: the hardware is getting more stylish and the software easier to use.
You can stick a newspaper clipping in a folder and read it in 50 years. Not so with digital content: both the media AND the format can become unreadable.
Sony's Blu-ray fiasco is the gift that keeps on giving. The latest gift: handing the game console market to Microsoft and Nintendo.
The world of data storage is changing faster than it has since the mid-90's saw the rise of storage arrays and storage networks. While some of the products - personal SSDs and online storage I'm looking at you - aren't quite ready for prime time, they are improving fast.
Today's net neutrality tempest - Google: are they or aren't they? - is a marketing mistake with grave public policy implications.