Category: Technology News

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze is back again, this time with updated hard drive statistics and failure rates for all of 2016. Backblaze’s quarterly reports on HDD failure rates and...

Optical shock: Scientists have imaged light going faster than itself

A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has taken images of a laser pulse generating an optical Mach cone: the equivalent of a sonic boom, but for...

How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates

One of Windows 10’s least-liked features is its tendency to automatically reboot when updates have finished installing. When it launched, Windows 10 quickly developed...

Report: Microsoft prepping a locked-down version of Windows, with RT-like restrictions

Microsoft’s brief foray into ARM-based tablets running their own version of Windows debuted with the Surface RT and, after one attempt to refresh the product (Surface...

The 10 best PS4 Pro game updates

Sony has been laughably bad at keeping users abreast of what to expect from any given release on the PS4 Pro. Instead of a clear message from the source, consumers are...

ET deals: Lifetime subscription to VPNSecure for 91% off

If you value your online privacy and security, investing in a VPN is a vital first step toward protecting yourself. Governments, ISPs, and malicious individuals have no...

Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

When Nintendo announced the Switch, the company made it clear that the device wouldn’t require specific, proprietary SD cards. That’s in contrast to companies like...

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ is now at 2.5 minutes to midnight

Beginning in 1947, members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (an academic journal) have taken time each year to evaluate the state of the world and estimate how...

Full details, photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 just leaked

It’s never easy keeping a lid on the various details of a smartphone, but some companies try much harder than others. Apple, even in the post-Jobs era, tries to keep...

Researchers claim they compressed hydrogen into a metallic state

Researchers have been chasing the dream of metallic hydrogen for decades, ever since the material was first theorized by Princeton University scientists Eugene Wigner...