Western Digital’s My Cloud Storage Devices Have Hard-Coded Backdoor

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Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices claim to offer an easy, all-in-one solution for storing your data at home. However, they might also be providing an easy, all-in-one solution for hackers to steal your data take control of your device.

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Western Digital Launches World’s First 14TB Hard Drive

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Western Digital has started shipping its newest and largest hard drive, the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. As the name suggests, this drive has a whopping 14TB of space.

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

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Western Digital is pushing its business and commercial storage array drives up to 10TB and offering them in helium-sealed flavors as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249709-western-digital-adds-helium-filled-10tb-drives-consumer-business-storage-solutions?source=Computing

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Scientists may have discovered the oldest evidence of life on land

Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world’s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/scientists-may-have-discovered-oldest-evidence-life-on-land.html

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Wetern Digital Ships 12TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive

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Western Digital has come through on its promise late last year to release a 12TB hard drive. It will not be cheap.

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Western Digital, Toshiba announce first 512Gbit 64-layer TLC 3D-NAND

Toshiba and Western Digital have jointly announced that they intend to commercialize 512Gb 3D NAND with 64-layer stacks by the second half of this year. NAND prices per GB could be headed for a significant reduction if both WD and Samsung can get new 64-layer chips into full production.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243962-western-digital-toshiba-announce-first-512gbit-64-layer-tlc-3d-nand?source=Computing

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Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

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Toshiba is in talks with Western Digital about the future of its NAND flash business following a disastrous business scandal and the collapse of its nuclear power ambitions.

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John Wayne guns for beginners revealed at SHOT Show

The ‘Lil’ Duke, named after iconic Hollywood Western hero John Wayne, is a .177 caliber lever action BB air rifle aimed at beginners and younger shooters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/18/john-wayne-guns-for-beginners-revealed-at-shot-show.html

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Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

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Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company has squeezed an eighth platter into a conventional 3.5-inch form factor, where other conventional drives top out at six.

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New underwater robot is powered by sea slug muscle

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have revealed a “biohybrid” robot that was constructed from a sea slug mouth muscle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/25/new-underwater-robot-is-powered-by-sea-slug-muscle.html

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Western Digital to buy SanDisk in $19 billion takeover connected to flash memory

Article Image Hard drive maker Western Digital on Wednesday announced a $19 billion deal to acquire SanDisk, reflecting a shift in the storage industry away from magnetic hard disks towards solid-state drives and other forms of flash memory.

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Western Digital to buy SanDisk, experts eviscerate WD’s encrypted hard drives

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Western Digital announced it intended to buy SanDisk for some $19 billion, but the news is overshadowed by massive problems with its encrypted hard drives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/216694-western-digital-to-buy-sandisk-experts-eviscerate-wds-encrypted-hard-drives

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Western Union now accepting Apple Pay for sending money transfers

Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone.



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Western Digital unveils world’s first 10TB hard drive: Helium-filled, shingled recording

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In what can only be described as the hard drive equivalent of Game of Thrones, Western Digital’s HGST has announced the world’s first 10-terabyte hard drive: the helium-filled Ultrastar He10. This comes just a few weeks after Seagate announced initial availability of its 8TB air-filled hard drive, which at the time was the largest hard drive in the world. There’s no word on pricing yet but Western Digital says, somewhat unbelievably, that the 10TB drive will have the lowest cost-per-gigabyte and power consumption-per-gigabyte of any drive on the market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189813-western-digital-unveils-worlds-first-10tb-hard-drive-helium-filled-shingled-recording

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/22/gps-devices-find-huge-water-losses-rising-earth-crust-in-western-us-because/

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