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October, 2019


October 31, 2019  10:56 PM

Drivers Deal With Tesla Flash Memory Problem

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Flash memory

One of the criticism about flash memory is that, while it’s fast to read, writing on it multiple times wears it out and its performance decays. Flash memory vendors have been saying that this is a problem they’ve been working on. But they might have a bit of a problem after a recent...

October 26, 2019  11:51 PM

A $176 Million Victory in HP Optical Disk Drive Case

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
HP, Storage

HP’s back in court again, but unlike its battles with Autonomy, it’s pretty clear that it’s in the right in this case. As it turns out, “Quanta...


October 22, 2019  9:36 AM

Nuclear Missiles No Longer Controlled by 8-inch Floppy Disks

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security

As you may recall, back in 2014 the Air Force came under some derision when it was revealed that they still used 8-inch floppy disks to control...


October 13, 2019  12:23 PM

Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage, Video games

It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games. As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to


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