The Life & Death of a Hard Drive


Hard drives die pretty often.  In our office alone we’ve had 4 drives die in the last 4 years, 2 of them were only 1 year old!  It seemed unusual, but after doing some reading it’s not as uncommon as you might think.  Google did a study to try and determine what contributes to death, what signs may forewarn you and how often they actually die. What they found was fascinating.

Lytro is Available. Sort of.


Lytro, the revolutionary new camera that captures multiple light fields, just got released.  For Pre-Order.  If you haven’t heard of Lytro, it allows you to shoot a picture and change the focus point and shot angle later on your computer, eliminating out of focus shots (and producing some pictures you may not have thought of before).  Check out the demo to see what’s possible:

MOTOACTV vs iPod Nano: What’s New?

Apple iPod Nano vs Motorola MOTOACTV

It seems like it was just yesterday that Apple announced the iPod Nano and Motorola’s then-CEO Ed Zander had a few words to say about it: “Screw the nano,” said Zander. “What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs? People are going to want devices that do more than just play music, something that can be seen in many other countries with more advanced mobile phone networks and savvy users,” That [Continue reading...]

Watch Siri in Action

Siri Logo

We’re getting our iPhone 4S tomorrow and can’t wait! I was dying to see Siri work it’s magic and found SlashGears great hands on video.  Watch it tell you the meaning of life, explain how it’s never been in love and check the weather (among other things)