April 2012 Archives
Monday, 23rd April 2012
The disk maintenance tools that Microsoft ships with Windows have always been, at best, tolerable. Now that there's an entire industry centered around archival storage systems and services, it's about time Microsoft gave its consumer versions of Windows a file archiving system appropriate for the 21st century. Replacing Windows Backup, Windows 8…
Policy Barriers to Cloud Computing
As cloud storage competition heats up, providers in the United States may want to start lobbying for better data protection laws if they want to remain competitive. The current state of U.S. law, particularly the Patriot Act, has companies outside the U.S. understandably nervous about hosting data on American soil.
Intelâs New Ivy Bridge Processors
After months of industry anticipation, Intel today released the first of its next-generation Ivy Bridge desktop and laptop processors. So what does it mean for computer buyers? Faster performance, longer battery life and better, more affordable graphics in computers hitting the market in the coming months.
Can Anonymous Fix Online Music?
The digital music space is flourishing, yet at the same time, it remains fractured by a multitude of separate services and apps. It's a problem that hacktivist collective Anonymous blames on the dominance that major labels still exert over the industry. The solution, the group says, is what it calls a "fault-tolerant and open platform for social…