Zuckerberg blasted for VR tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for what many perceived as a tone-deaf move, demonstrating virtual reality (VR) features on Facebook while virtually visiting the devastated island of Puerto Rico.

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Seagate unveils PCIe x16 SSD with 10GB/s bandwidth at Open Compute Summit

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Seagate is demonstrating what they claim is the fastest SSD on the market, with a 10GB/s maximum throughput speed. That would mean the SSD is fully capable of using a PCI-Express 3.0 bus — all 16 lanes of it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224428-seagate-unveils-pcie-x16-ssd-with-10gbs-bandwidth-at-open-compute-summit

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Microsoft's 'bug chicks' praise Windows 10, diss Macs in new ad campaign

Article Image Two middle-aged women and a host of insects star in the latest ads for Microsoft’s Windows 10, demonstrating some of that operating system’s most prominent features while holding spiders and talking trash about the Mac.

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Backblaze pulls 3TB Seagate HDDs from service, details post-mortem failure rates

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Backblaze has published a new data set demonstrating how poorly one model of Seagate HDD performed in its tests — and why it decided to cut that drive altogether.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203478-backblaze-pulls-3tb-seagate-ssds-from-service-details-post-mortem-failure-rates

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Hitachi’s new phase-change SSD is orders of magnitude faster than any NAND flash drive on the market

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HGST is demonstrating a new type of phase change memory array that’s orders of magnitude faster than NAND — so fast, they had to redesign PCI-Express to make the protocol work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/187577-hitachis-new-phase-change-ssd-is-orders-of-magnitude-faster-than-any-nand-flash-drive-on-the-market

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Intel shows off new 'Skylake' platform with wireless charging, docking

Semiconductor giant Intel on Wednesday put its next-generation “Skylake” platform on display, demonstrating an integrated system of magnetic resonance charging, wireless video, and cable-free peripheral connections that could make its way into future Macs from Apple.



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