Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives

Backblaze-StoragePods

Backblaze’s latest HDD reliability data contains an interesting observation. So far, there’s no difference in reliability between the 8TB consumer and enterprise drives the company is deploying.

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Tech Q&A: Essential Windows apps, secret Alexa commands, cybersecurity tests and more

On your national radio show, you spoke of a site that contains a lot of personal details on us, like our age, addresses, relatives, etc. What was the name of the site?

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AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

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AMD’s latest chipset driver contains important updates for anyone using a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 system.

The post AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248414-amd-updates-ryzens-windows-power-plan-boosts-performance-new-chipset-driver?source=Computing

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CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide: WikiLeaks

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/07/cia-cyber-spying-toolkit-now-in-hands-hackers-worldwide-wikileaks.html

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CIA turned phones, TVs into spying devices: WikiLeaks

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/07/cia-turned-phones-tvs-into-spying-devices-wikileaks.html

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OS X El Capitan still exposed to vulnerabilities in Gatekeeper & Keychain, researchers say

Article Image OS X El Capitan, launched earlier on Wednesday, still contains serious vulnerabilities in its Gatekeeper and Keychain features, according to security researchers.

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iOS 9 bug prevents auto-lock for devices using Guided Access accessibility feature

Article Image iOS 9 contains a bug preventing devices with Guided Access on from auto-locking, which could potentially lead to batteries draining and dying for users who rely on the accessibility feature.

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iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the “iPad Pro,” and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.



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Gear to help you survive the first 24 hours after disaster strikes

If disaster struck, how would you survive the first 24 hours? A new, lightweight, rugged kit contains key tools that would certainly give you an advantage.

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Apple Pay settings menu, reference to iPad with Touch ID discovered in iOS 8.1 beta

As some expected, Apple’s latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.



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Apple’s A8 SoC analyzed: The iPhone 6 chip is a 2-billion-transistor 20nm monster

Apple A8 SoC, slide
Powering both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s new A8 SoC. This new chip, which contains around two billion transistors, will be one of the first mass-market components to use TSMC’s 20nm process. The A8 SoC will, according to Apple, be about 25% faster than its predecessor in CPU tasks, and 50% faster on the GPU side of things. These are some big performance gains that are made even more impressive by the fact that the A8 is reportedly 50% more power efficient than the A7 — and, despite almost doubling the transistor count, the die size is somehow 13% smaller. Read on for some detailed analysis of Apple’s new A8 SoC.

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First OS X 10.10 Yosemite update offers very early look at 'dark mode'

It was discovered on Tuesday that the second OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta contains code to activate an early version of “dark mode,” which changes the translucent light gray menu graphics to a darker shade closer to black.



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