Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing


Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

The post Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258616-happy-birthday-raid-storage-solution-transformed-computing?source=Computing

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'I will rape you' post put on Facebook to advertise Instagram

Instagram used a user-generated image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise on parent company, Facebook, the latest sign that Facebook’s algorithm needs tweaking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/22/will-rape-post-put-on-facebook-to-advertise-instagram.html

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Apple's iPhone 8 release is coming later than expected

The good news is that we only have to wait a few more days before Apple introduces the iPhone 8, a device that will arguably introduce more new features than any other iPhone release in history.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/08/apples-iphone-8-release-is-coming-later-than-expected.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer

The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker

Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84593.html?rss=1

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Researchers find mysterious wooden pagan circles are actually 800 years older than Stonehenge

Thought Stonehenge was our oldest relic?Think again.Mysterious religious rituals were happening WAY before the stone circle was assembled, in a lesser-known prehistoric site some 20 miles down the road in Avebury, Wiltshire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/researchers-find-mysterious-wooden-pagan-circles-are-actually-800-years-older-than-stonehenge.html

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Secret X-37B military spacecraft lands with sonic boom after 718 days in orbit

A classified U.S. Air Force spaceplane spent 718 days in orbit before coming down at Kennedy Space Center on May 7, causing a sonic boom that was heard across central Florida, according to Popular Mechanics.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/08/secret-x-37b-military-spacecraft-lands-with-sonic-boom-after-718-days-in-orbit.html

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg drops in for dinner with Ohio family

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/30/facebook-s-zuckerberg-drops-in-for-dinner-with-ohio-family.html

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Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/microsoft-word-bug-let-hackers-have-access-files-for-months.html

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Horrific Facebook baby killing casts spotlight on social media savagery

A 20-year-old man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live Monday, before committing suicide. Wuttisan Wongtalay filmed the gruesome act on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in Thailand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/horrific-facebook-baby-killing-casts-spotlight-on-social-media-savagery.html

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Rare Titanic photo up for auction, offers glimpse into doomed liner's final days

A rare photograph of the Titanic, likely taken the day before she set sail on her fateful maiden voyage, is up for auction in the U.K.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/10/rare-titanic-photo-up-for-auction-offers-glimpse-into-doomed-liners-final-days.html

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Social Marketing Grows Up

Before there was experimental data to support various contentions, it made perfect sense to believe that the likes and endorsements posted to friends on social media would drive more business. After all, didn’t we all subscribe to the idea that a disgruntled customer would tell many more people about a brand’s shortcomings than a happy customer would sing its praises? Didn’t we all accept that a social megaphone could be a brand disaster if not handled properly?
Yes, and yes, we did all that. It’s not wrong, at least not totally.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84327.html?rss=1

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Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years

Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/23/professor-has-taken-selfie-every-day-for-past-30-years.html

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Donald Trump had to trade-in his Android tweeting machine for a more secure device

Like President Barack Obama before him, Donald Trump will also have to give up his personal smartphone and replace it with one that the intelligence agencies deem to be secure for the office.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/20/donald-trump-had-to-trade-in-his-android-tweeting-machine-for-more-secure-device.html

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