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Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Flash is practically dead, whether you like it, and many definitely do, or not. But with it will go many of the Flash-based content that, admittedly, may have never seen the light of day without the now derided technology. Those include games made by Nintendo itself, which the gaming giant eventually shut down due to the dwindling appeal of Flash games. Now a lone Nintendo fan has embarked on a difficult quest to turn back time, unearth these games, and make them available for future generations. With or, most likely, without Nintendo’s blessing.

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Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

The amount of data we produce and consume each day is staggering. And that’s not just in our regular lines of work but even with just the photos and videos we take day in, day out, with our smartphones. Storing those at home has become more than just a chore and not everyone subscribes to the sales pitch of the cloud. Why not have a cloud right at home? That’s practically what Synology is suggesting with the launch of the DS218play, DS218j, and DS118 NAS boxes to take care of your personal data storage needs at home or even that of your small office at home or elsewhere.

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SanDisk Automotive and Industrial SD cards can handle extreme temperatures

SanDisk Automotive and Industrial SD cards can handle extreme temperatures

SanDisk has taken the wraps off its new Automotive and Industrial SD cards, both of which are designed to withstand extreme temperature ranges. As their names suggest, neither card is intended for average consumer usage, but rather specialized purposes related to industrial and automotive needs. Both varieties of cards range in capacities from 8GB to 64GB.

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Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

While consumers, particularly those on laptops, look to SSDs as their data storage of choice because of their speed and reliability, hard disk drives or HDDs are never going away. In fact, they have become even more critical because of the digital content we produce and store these days. Unlike SSDs, however, hard drives run into the limits of physics sooner. Which is why making a single HDD that reaches 14 TB capacity, such as Western Digital's Ultrastar Hs14, is no small matter for the enterprise.

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Synology has a new DiskStation NAS for every need

Synology has a new DiskStation NAS for every need

Once a tool for hardcore computer users only, network attached storage solutions or NAS have now become critical even for some households. That’s because these boxes come with storage reliability and easy access from multiple devices, without the hassle of setting up complex networks and computers. But not everyone needs the same kind of NAS hardware, and not everyone can definitely afford it. That is why Synology is introducing five new DiskStation NAS products that covers every need and every users, from the enterprising business owner to the tech savvy home owner.

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Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Anyone who had been around PCs for long will remember the days when drive capacity was measured in megabytes and people thought that they would never use that much space. Then drives were in gigabytes and people thought the same thing again before the terabyte era came to be. Before HDDs can move into the 20TB range for storage capacity, a new type of substrate for the platters that actually store the data will come into play.

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Nintendo Switch-branded SD cards on the way from SanDisk

Nintendo Switch-branded SD cards on the way from SanDisk

Nintendo and SanDisk have announced a new team up that will see Switch-branded microSDXC cards released later this year. Those microSDXC cards serve as the main memory cards for the Switch, and though the system ships with 32GB of on board memory, there's a good chance that you're going to need the extra storage afforded by an SD card at some point. Seeing an opportunity to make some cash, Nintendo has decided to license its name for use on these cards from SanDisk.

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SanDisk’s iXpand Base charges your iPhone as it backs up your photos

SanDisk’s iXpand Base charges your iPhone as it backs up your photos

Today's a pretty big day for SanDisk that started with the reveal of its impressive 400GB microSD card. The interesting reveals keep on coming with the announcement of the new iXpand Base. This tool wants to make it easy for you to remember to back up your iPhone by doubling as a charging station that sits atop your desk.

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SanDisk’s 400GB microSD is surprisingly affordable

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD is surprisingly affordable

It's probably not normal to drool over a memory card slot, but SanDisk's 400GB microSD may change all that. The first card of its size, the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I has a long name but even more room for storage inside. Indeed, there's enough space for up to 40 hours of Full HD video.

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Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

As much as we consume a ton of digital content, we also make a ton of them. From home videos recorded from our smartphones, cinematic footage from drones, environmental data coming from sensors and robot vacuum cleaners, the works. We’ll need a place to keep all of those, and our measly desktops, much less our external hard drives are definitely not up to the task. Answering the call, Western Digital, one of the leading makers of data storage solutions, has just announced the new My Book Duo that brings up to 20 TB of storage and RAID backups while remaining as simple to use as a USB hard drive.

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Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Every year, our homes become mini data centers, with the addition of new computers and mobile devices as well as the introduction of smart home and IoT appliances. We not only consume more massive amounts of data and content, we also produce just as much via our smartphones, digital cameras, and software. The measly hard drives confined to our desktops are no longer sufficient. We need a data storage that is not only capable of storing that much data but can also grant access to the same quickly and painlessly. Fortunately, Synology’s DS416play NAS offers storage, reliability, and convenience in one neat and affordable package for your home.

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Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Computers, especially laptops, are getting thinner and thinner. At some point, it might be near impossible to cram more data storage in those already crammed spaces. But even if future technology does make it possible, there will always be a need for external storage you can take with you anywhere. Unfortunately, such portable drives are often limited in capacity, bulky, slow, or all of the above, especially when compared to internal data storage. Not unless you save up for Samsung’s new SSD T5 portable drives.

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