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March, 2014

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March 31, 2014  10:58 PM

Ready for the Post World Backup Day Sales?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

The crumpled wrapping paper litters the floor, and tomorrow is half-price chocolate disk drives. Yes, another World Backup Day -- the fourth -- has come and gone. The World Backup Day website explains it all, right down to defining "backup" -- "A...

March 27, 2014  7:44 PM

‘dataSTICKIES’? Sure! Let’s Store 32 GB of Data On a Strip of Scotch Tape!

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Earlier this month, a number of websites went gaga over something called dataSTICKIES, a graphene-based storage system that would enable you to store up to 32 gb on a narrow multicolored Post-It that could upload data  simply by being stuck anywhere on a particular conductive material on a...


March 25, 2014  11:51 PM

Making Music With Floppy Disk Drives

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

So it turns out making music with floppy disk drives is a thing. Who knew? Reportedly developed in 2007, the process now has a whole group of people who use from four to 40 floppy disk drives to create music by telling...


March 14, 2014  1:08 PM

Google Finally Follows Yahoo!’s Lead, Drops Storage Prices

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

It took almost a year, but the other shoe finally dropped. And so did the price of Google online storage. In May 2013, Yahoo! announced that all users of its Flickr online photo storage service would get a


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