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Everyone has data that they want to get access to on all of their devices. There are plenty of ways to accomplish this, with the most popular being cloud storage solutions like Dropbox or OneDrive. However, local storage is still more secure in most cases, and that’s why ReVault exists. It’s a wearable drive that allows users to sync their data across all of their devices without needing the cloud. Read More
The use of optical sound-on-film recording on early movie films revolutionized the motion picture industry and remained the standard method of audio recording in that medium for more than 80 years. Now researchers from the University of Illinois have emulated that feat in miniature by claiming to have recorded the world's first optically encoded audio onto a plasmonic film substrate. The size of human hair, this substrate has a capacity over five-and-a-half thousand times greater than conventional analog magnetic recording media. Read More
Before the dream of quantum computing is realized, a number of inherent problems must first be solved. One of these is the ability to maintain a stable memory system that overcomes the intrinsic instability of the basic unit of information in quantum computing – the quantum bit or "qubit". To address this problem, Physicists working at the University of California Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) claim to have created breakthrough circuitry that continuously self-checks for inaccuracies to consistently maintain the error-free status of the quantum memory. Read More
With all the high quality snaps, audio and video that we fill our mobile devices with these days, it doesn't take much to for the onboard storage to hit capacity. But SanDisk has just introduced a new microSD card designed to provide a little more storage breathing room. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, packs a whopping 200 GB of storage capacity, while retaining the same diminutive microSD form factor. Read More
Taking inspiration from the way fossilized bones can preserve genetic material for hundreds of thousands of years, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a "synthetic fossil" by writing digital information on DNA and then encapsulating it in a protective layer of glass. Read More
Toshiba has launched the world's first SDHC memory card to feature built-in NFC (Near Field Communication). Unlike other wireless SD cards which make it easy to transfer images, the new NFC card has instead been designed to let users see what's stored on it using a suitably-enabled smartphone, without than having to put it into a camera or computer. Read More

Thin is something that will never go out of style in the realm of consumer electronics. Seagate has long adhered to this idea and continues in this vein with the launch of the world's thinnest 500 GB portable HDD, the Seagate Seven. Read More

A misplaced storage device could lead to the leaking of a few embarrassing photos for some, while for those dealing in confidential information there might be a whole lot more at stake. Enter these self-destructing hard drives from London-based data security specialists SecureDrives, which appear ordinary storage devices on the surface but are capable of destroying onboard data when triggered by a simple SMS message. Read More
Whether you like it or not, a lot of your data is probably being stored in the cloud, and that's a trend that's not going to stop. While it is convenient to have your data available from virtually everywhere, it's also prone to security vulnerabilities. Here are some tips on how to keep your cloud-based data private and secure. Read More

For many, solid-state drives are the way to go because of the speed advantages they offer over traditional platter-based hard drives. However, HDDs still hold the advantage when it comes to cost per GB. It's with that in mind that Seagate has started shipping the world's first 3.5-in HDD with a whopping capacity of 8 TB. Read More

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