There's a dark horse coming up on the outsideIsn't Sun - and Solaris - almost dead? No and they're showing quite a bit of life in the storage arena.
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.
Don't keep me hangin' on!Given their industry leading infrastructure costs Google is the one company that could really shake up the online storage business.
Most disk drives include a feature named SMART - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology - intended to tell you if your drive is dying. Can you rely on it?
Watching a stuttering YouTube video is frustrating. With all the technology at our command why can't we do better?
Has Google has built its own 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch - one far cheaper and power-efficient than existing switches - as it seeks to widen its infrastructure cost advantage over Yahoo, MSN and AOL?Andrew Schmitt, an analyst at Nyquist Capital makes the case.
Notebooks need longer battery lifeI used a flash-disk based notebook for much of the '90s and loved its 10-hour battery life. You just have so much more freedom when you don't need to worry about keeping a battery charged.
"Deleting" a file does nothing of the sort: the file is still on your hard drive, you just can't see it anymore. Cheap file recovery software will reclaim the data in a flash.
From the why-didn't-I-think-of-that? departmentOver on Salon, Farhad Manjoo connected the dots between purchase price and resale value of Macs and PCs.
This isn't about technologyGeorge Ou ought to be in marketing: his impassioned apology for Comcast's intrusive "network management" (see A rational debate on Comcast traffic management) almost makes sense.By dragging the discussion down into the details of cable's technical inadequacies he glosses over the important issues.
Podcast and iTunes Music Store compatibility on a Zune? Easier than you think.