Recently a US Army reservist was arrested for sharing child pornography. Here’s what makes his story different from dozens of others: He’d been turned in by Dropbox.
Graham Linehan, creator of the outstanding British sitcom The IT Crowd, has a new TV show in the works. It's a science fiction/comedy titled The Cloud, which pretty much sounds like The IT Crowd in space. There is literally nothing in the sentence we aren't excited abut.
Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button.
Think all your data is safe and sound in The Cloud? Maybe you shouldn't be so sure. Yesterday, a system administrator at a cloud service data center accidentally rebooted every single server at once by accident. It's a handy reminder that you're only one idiot away from total data annihilation.
Who doesn't love baby pictures? It's fun and nostalgic to remember what you were like as a kid. But do you keep your baby pictures stored on your computer or are they squirreled away in a yellowing album in the basement of your parents house?
When it comes to cloud storage, there are a whole bunch of fluffy options up there in the proverbial sky. Maybe you need unlimited storage, or maybe you need it for free. Here's a list of the ones that are the best at what they do.
Imagine never running out of room on your hard drive or having a cheaper cloud storage solution. Actually, you don't have to imagine either because BitCasa offers "infinite" storage space on the cheap.
When you're getting a new laptop, or building a PC of your own, hard drive space can be a concern. Maybe you want an SSD for speed, or maybe you just want an assload of space. Who doesn't want space?
There is a lot of data out there, and more is being created every day. It takes a lot of resources to keep it around, and make sure that you and everyone else can access what they want, when they want, with minimal downtime. Naturally this takes a lot of energy, but the New York Times looked into exactly how much. …
A recent survey has unearthed an interesting/borderline depressing fact—one in three people think cloud computing has to do with literal clouds. That's right: many of us think we need an umbrella to access SkyDrive.
These luxury residential towers, set to be completed in Seoul in 2015, are supposed to be evocative of a pixelated cloud floating overhead. But to be honest, the only thing they remind me of are September 11. How did no one cry foul?
There are all sorts of goodies coming out of the iCloud developer build that arrived this weekend, the first being news that MobileMe customers transitioning to the service will receive 25GB of storage space once the service launches.
Daring Fireball is saying that a new software update for Apple TV has hit and it's a good one: you can finally buy TV shows from your Apple TV and stream any TV shows you've previously purchased from iTunes.
Sure, go ahead and upload your life to the cloud. But don't be surprised when you look behind the curtain and find out that this whole "cloud" thing is some lonely guy in a hat, cable modem in hand. [xkcd]
When Amazon started selling Lady Gaga's album for $0.99 the other day, there was no doubt it would stand to lose millions. The total today, we now know, is about $3.2 million. This was still a good move for Amazon.
Sony revealed its big new push into the music world last night, in the form of Music Unlimited—a new way for everyone to manage their audio collections and listen to music, entirely via the cloud.
MOG, the latest entrant into the increasingly competitive world of cloud-based mobile music services, has a combination of features, including unlimited, high-quality downloads from its impressively stocked 8 million song library, that make its $10/mo. subscription a compelling option.
Froyo? That's just what the myPhoneDesktop app eats after a hard day of wirelessly zapping links, text and images from your computer to your iPhone or iPad—a taste of the mouthwatering functionality Google demoed on Android last week.