An endurance test with the most popular SSDs, the results are suprising

The German print magazine, c’t have been doing massive endurance tests on a variety of popular SSDs these past months. Six SSDs have been tested, OCZ TR150, Crucial BX 200, Samsung 750 Evo, Samsung 850 Pro, SanDisk Extreme Pro and SanDisk Ultra II.  The Samsung 850 Pro SSD came up on the absolute top with 9100…

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No more free lunch, NVIDIA ties promotional game codes to hardware

One common marketing practice in the GPU industry is to include bundled games with the higher end GPUs.  These games are usually on the cutting edge, showcasing the graphical prowess of the new chips.  Many times these manufacturers offer a choice of different games as well.  The current promotion features the up and coming games,…

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The iPhone evolution

The iPhone soon turns 10. Let’s take a look at how it came to be and the steps it took to get where it is today. The first iPhone Ten years ago, the first iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs, setting the bar insanely high for Apple’s competitors.   On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs…

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Wifi and cell service is coming to all New York City subway stations

Good news for New York City residents was announced recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo. By January 9th, high quality wifi and cell service from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless will be available to all 5.7 million people who ride the NYC subway system every day. “By bringing Wi-Fi and cell service underground ahead of schedule, we…

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Google is offering free wifi in select Indian train stations

Google announced Thursday its free Wi-Fi is now working at the 100 busiest railway stations in India. Over five million people in the country latch on to Google’s free internet service every month, with 15,000 of them accessing the internet for the first time in their lives every day, the company said. The growth of…

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Technology we lost in 2016

This year gave us some of our favorite tech yet, but it wasn’t good news for all. As with every year, companies went out of business, apps shut down and tech toys disappeared from store shelves for good. From VCRs and Pebble to Vine and Vessel and Meerkat, 2016 gave us plenty of tech fatalities.…

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Popcorn Time: the ransomware with a twist

Just when you think ransomware can’t get any stranger, a new variant comes along and changes everything. Popcorn Time is the latest ransomware that has us interested. Instead of just encrypting data your data and demanding money, the attackers have turned the infection into a pyramid scheme-style affair. You may have heard of the name before. Popcorn…

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Watch out, Oculus: the PlayStation VR headset is here

Despite the competition in virtual reality – Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR – none have the mass-market appeal of PlayStation’s new headset. It’s lighter and more attractive, which end up being the deal-breakers in a tough virtual reality market. The $400 headset isn’t cheap, but it’s still cheaper than the competition. The best part…

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CompTIA wants more women in tech

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the tech industry, is dedicated to getting more women in tech. What they have found is self-evident: early (positive) interaction with technology, more information on jobs in tech, and support from role models like parents and public figures are the key things that make girls consider technology-related careers. Yesterday, CompTIA…

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here and we’re not thrilled

Yep, it’s time for another Windows 10 update. Which means most of us are already getting frustrated. With the Anniversary Update, some of your preferred settings might get reset. Brad Chacos of PC World says this: “It’s no secret that Windows 10’s stuffed with revenue-generating hooks for Microsoft, but I find the idea of a paid-for…

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