At CES this week 4k video is everywhere, not unlike 3-D video two years ago. But 4K is different: supply creates its own demand. The implications for storage are enormous.
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, 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 writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
A hybrid audio-optical microphone at CES promises to revolutionize noise rejection. Here's the idea.
Apple has not allowed 3rd party keyboards on iOS - until now. The Fleksy keyboard takes error correction to a whole new level. Here's how.
LaCie announced one of the first Thunderbolt 2 drives today at CES. With blazing speed, it is key to realtime capture and editing of 4k video.
Wondering how to keep sensitive data safe? You may already own a self-encrypting drive - with free, built-in 256-bit encryption - and not even know it. Here's the scoop.
SD cards, including tiny microSD and SIM cards, contain a powerful — and hackable — computer system. Are you sure you want to use your cell phone as a credit card?
The most important stories aren't always those that win the most attention at the time. These are my picks for the important, but not always famous, 2013 stories.
The Mac Pro is a powerful computer with excellent I/O capability. Here's how to make the most of it - for the least money.
Fully configured out at almost $10,000, the new Mac Pro might seem terribly expensive. But it is far from the most expensive Mac ever and -- given the performance -- it's a bargain.
Despite slowing areal density increases drive makers have other tricks to increase capacity. Next up, SMR drives that will double disk capacity - at a price.
Everybody needs more storage. And with the 2011 Thai floods behind us, prices are better than they've been in years. Here are some tips and recommendations for the people on your list.
Enterprise drives claim million hour+ MTBF's at a hefty price premium. Consumer drives make do with ≈400,000 hour MTBF's. But is there really a difference? New research says no.
The television networks have dominated popular entertainment for almost 60 years. But their time is coming to an end thanks to wireless networks and cloud storage.
Backblaze, the online backup provider, reports on their experience with drive prices since the floods in Thailand in late 2011. Only this month have they seen prices return to 2011 levels. The question now: will they resume their downward movement?
Today's young people can enjoy listening to 60s groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. But back in the 60s no one listened to 50-year-old pop. Why?