Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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SSD endurance: Death by petabyte

SSD endurance: Death by petabyte

In an endurance test six consumer-grade SSDs have been written to continuously until failure. The good news: They all exceeded their endurance specs by a substantial margin. But half have failed before reaching a petabyte of writes.

published June 18, 2014 by

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WWDC's biggest disappointment

WWDC's biggest disappointment

There were many positive developments unveiled at Apple's recent WWDC. But one major piece of 1980s technology at the center of the Mac and iOS stack needs replacement. Tech rarely gets better with age.

published June 17, 2014 by

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Hacking neural networks

Hacking neural networks

Anything that can be hacked, will be hacked — including neural networks. Here's what researchers have learned about surprising artificial intelligence behavior.

published May 29, 2014 by

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An SSD speed jump by four-times? Not so fast

An SSD speed jump by four-times? Not so fast

A technical paper this month outlined a creative method for making SSDs four-times faster (sometimes). But the headlines ignore the paper's nuanced results and its creative method for making SSDs faster, more efficient and longer lived.

published May 27, 2014 by

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Return of the iBook?

Return of the iBook?

The rumor mill is in full cry with reports of a 12-inch iPad, or a 12-inch MacBook Air. But why both? Technical competitive analysis tells us there's an obvious — once you think about it — middle ground that moves Apple both up and down.

published May 21, 2014 by

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Are your CDs dying?

Are your CDs dying?

Perhaps you thought that since music CDs are mechanically stamped and sealed in tough plastic, they'd last forever. Wrong! Some may already be dead. Here's why.

published May 16, 2014 by

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