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Cops Finally Limit License Plate Data Collection… Because of Hard Drive Space

The Oakland Police Department, like many local police forces, employs a license plate reader, collecting data on locals’ commutes, rituals, and private behavior. Until recently, all the data from the plate surveillance was stored for however long a computer could hold it. But in discrete fashion the police department… »8/26/15 1:35pm8/26/15 1:35pm

Wow, Samsung's New 16 Terabyte SSD Is the World's Largest Hard Drive

Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice size for speed with an SSD drive in your laptop. At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung just revealed a new 2.5-inch SSD drive with an incredible 16 terabytes of storage. It’s not only the world’s largest SSD—it’s actually now the world’s largest hard drive,… »8/13/15 12:12pm8/13/15 12:12pm

How to Check and Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage—the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes… »8/12/15 9:40am8/12/15 9:40am

This Tiny iPhone Charger Has 128GB of Extra Storage Built Right In

Leaving home without your smartphone’s charging cable is as disastrous as forgetting the device itself. That’s why ultra-compact charging cables are suddenly so popular, and with 128GB of extra storage onboard, PhotoFast’s new MemoriesCable might be the only one iPhone users will want to consider. »7/21/15 10:40am7/21/15 10:40am

Give Your Old Hard Drive New Life With This $10 Enclosure

Got a spare internal hard drive or SSD laying around? Turn it into an external storage device with this cheap, tool-free enclosure. [Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 HDD SATA External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure Case, $10 with code MEJZCFKK]http://www.amazon.com/Tool-free-Inat... »7/08/15 6:15pm7/08/15 6:15pm

Upgrade to 802.11ac, and Get a Free 1TB Hard Drive For Your Trouble

If you’ve been waiting on a good deal to upgrade your home network to 802.11ac, this might push you over the edge. Amazon’s tossing in a free 1TB external drive when you purchase a highly-rated NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 router for $170. That’s within $10 of the router’s all-time low price on its own, and the hard drive… »7/06/15 6:15pm7/06/15 6:15pm

The World's Thinnest 4 TB External Drive Doesn't Need Extra Power

Chances are if you’ve opted for an ultra-portable laptop, you’ve made a few compromises when it comes to on-board storage. So an external hard drive for archiving your mountains of media is a must, and Samsung’s now squeezed four terabytes of storage inside a housing that matches your computer’s svelte dimensions. »6/17/15 10:50am6/17/15 10:50am