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Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Computex 2012 is being flooded with laptops, tablets, and hybrids by ASUS, but the company has one more thing up its sleeve: a new NAS product. This will mark the first time that ASUS has decided to enter the NAS market, an interesting move, and the range seems to have all the features one would expect. Military grade 256-bit encryption is on board, plus support for 2.5- and 3.5-inch HDDs, including SSDs.

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Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump was a novel little app that allowed you to share contacts and information by simply bumping two smartphones together. Now, the company is offering a new feature: the ability to transfer your photos to your computer using just the web browser. Users will be able to point their browsers to http://bu.mp in order to shift photos over from their phones to a computer without having to install any software.

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HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST has announced a new family of CinemaStar 2.5-inch hard drives aimed at the A/V and consumer electronics market. The new drives have 500 GB or higher capacity, low power demands, quiet operation, and high reliability to target what HGST calls the "sweet spot" in the market. The new drives include thin 7 mm Z-height 500 GB HDDs along with thicker 2.5-inch 1 TB HDDs.

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Avengers flash drives surface to battle evil

Avengers flash drives surface to battle evil

A company called Infothink has made like Director Fury and has assembled the Avengers in flash drive form. The company is offering five different flash drives for several of the major characters in the new Avengers flick. There flash is available for Ironman, Captain America, Thor, and The Hulk. There's also a silver Ironman mask that appears to be for War Machine.

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Seagate repurchasing $2.5 billion in stock

Seagate repurchasing $2.5 billion in stock

When a company gets much too rich for it's own good, it's time to do as Seagate is doing today: repurchasing a whole lot of shares in their own company. Here Seagate has decided that because of their confidence in their own ability to generate cash at this time, they'll pick up $2.5 billion (of the $3.5 billion they're actually authorized) in outstanding ordinary shares. Seagate will be repurchasing this stock with a combination of cash on hand, future cash flow from operations, and "potential alternative sources" whatever that ends up being.

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Google Drive mini Review for Desktop

Google Drive mini Review for Desktop

The reason why Google Drive will succeed is its instant ties with the rest of Google's heavily branded set of services. That's all I really should have to say in this review, as all Google's web-based applications end up powering through with the brand power of Google (with a few choice examples of apps going the way of the appasaurus rex.) When it was announced that Google would be hosting a cloud-based data storage service, it wasn't because everyone expected they'd somehow be able to store data better than anyone else that there was a lot of excitement, it was because it was Google!

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Dropbox adds public link function

Dropbox adds public link function

Dropbox has added a nice piece of functionality today: you’ll no longer have to tell your friends and family to sign up for a Dropbox account in order to share files. You can now share links publicly, enabling users to access your files without needing an account or downloading the Dropbox software. Dropbox also say that files can be viewed in the browser, so videos could be watched without requiring a download, for example.

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Intel SSD 330 announced for the budget enthusiast

Intel SSD 330 announced for the budget enthusiast

Today Intel has officially announced their SSD 330 series, their new line of SSD (solid state drives) aimed for the budget crowd while still offering excellent performance. These new drives are for those looking for a good price/performance ratio while not attacking the wallet. Below are more details on performance as well as pricing information.

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Western Digital VelociRaptor sees bump to 1TB

Western Digital VelociRaptor sees bump to 1TB

Remember the VelociRaptor hard drive from Western Digital? We’re so focused on SSDs these days that it’s easy to forget the company makes extremely fast hard drives using traditional platters too. Western Digital today announced the introduction of a 1TB model in the VelociRaptor range, packed into a 2.5mm form factor. That also makes it the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard drive on the market.

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