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October 23, 2015 by

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

SSDs have powerful processors and hundreds of thousands of lines of code to make them smart. But after installing over 300,000 smart SSDs, Chinese giant Baidu has opted for a different model: software defined flash. Here's how it works.

July 16, 2012 by

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.

May 11, 2012 by

Why the FBI should be worried about Bitcoin

A leaked document from the FBI shows concern that cyber criminals treat Bitcoin as just another payment option alongside established virtual currencies. With no centralised authority, detecting suspicious activity can be problematic.

April 9, 2012 by

How big a security risk is Java? Can you really quit using it?

As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.

March 6, 2012 by

Actinic Online

A big step up from Actinic Express, which it replaces, Actinic Online delivers everything an SME requires to build and run an online store via the cloud. It's not perfect, but it is affordable and worth evaluating if you need to start selling online.

January 26, 2012 by

Samsung Omnia W GT-i8350

The Omnia W is attractively priced, and the screen is large enough to deliver a reasonable web browsing (if you can live without Flash) and mobile email experience. Build quality is solid, but the design is unremarkable.

January 26, 2012 by

HP kicks off Open WebOS programme

In anticipation of the first full release of the open-sourced WebOS in September, HP has pushed out a new version of the Enyo JavaScript framework for writing cross-platform apps

January 16, 2012 by

Voice assistants useful, but adoption slow

Personal voice assistants (PVAs) such as Apple's Siri could represent the next big thing in the tech industry, but lack of defined use case, and difficulty in collating all of the world's spoken languages into a database, mean widespread uptake of the tech is unlikely to be soon, observers have noted.


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