Turn Your Unused MicroSD Cards Into Invisible Extra MacBook Storage

Sticking an SSD drive inside the MacBook Air helped Apple create one of the sleekest laptops you can buy. The tradeoff was limited storage, since SSDs don't boast the same capacity as regular hard drives at any sort of sane price. Thankfully there's also an SD card slot you can use to boost your MBA's storage, but… » 11/17/14 10:11am 11/17/14 10:11am

Add 3TB To Your Storage Hoard for Just $80

We've seen a number of good hard drive deals in the run-up to Black Friday, but today's is a doozy. Newegg is currently offering a 3TB Seagate on their eBay store for just $80. That would be a pretty good price for a 2TB drive, so if you need the space, I wouldn't hesitate to pick this one up. [Seagate 3TB External,… » 11/08/14 7:18pm 11/08/14 7:18pm

Compact SSDs That Outperform the Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed—a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most… » 10/23/14 3:47pm 10/23/14 3:47pm

Dropbox Delete Your Files? You Might Get a (One Year) Free Pro Upgrade

Earlier today, news came that Dropbox had deleted user files from the cloud. While it's going to restore some of them, it can't bring them all back to life. But it can, according to an email published at Engadget, offer those who lost digital detritus a year's worth of Dropbox Pro to make up for it. » 10/13/14 9:29am 10/13/14 9:29am

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically… » 9/30/14 12:15pm 9/30/14 12:15pm

LaCie's d2 Thunderbolt 2 Can Be Upgraded With Extra SSD Storage

Speed, size, and even aesthetics all come into play when it comes to choosing an external drive for a computer, but storage capacity is always the most important factor influencing a purchase decision. And with LaCie's new d2 Thunderbolt 2 external drive, you can actually boost both the storage and transfer speeds… » 9/10/14 8:00am 9/10/14 8:00am

How many gigabytes does it take to make a human?

How much information is stored inside a human? Not as much as you think. All you need is a mere 1.5 gigabytes to fit your entire genetic code. Veritasium did the math in his latest brain tapping video and cooked up that number using bits to understand the molecules that make up a person's genetic code. » 7/03/14 11:05pm 7/03/14 11:05pm