storage
Recycle Your Old microSD Cards Into an SSD Drive

Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they'll inevitably get lost, this easy-to-build kit lets you turn a bunch of unused microSD cards into a far more useful SSD drive. Read More >>

storage
480GB Ultrabook SSDs Will Arrive in 2013

If 256GB just isn't enough for your ultrabook-toting needs, things are set to change. Mushkin has announced what it claims to be the "world's first" 480GB mSTATA SSD — and it will be available in January. Read More >>

science
Insane Blasts of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it's stable, but it's not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there's a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now. Read More >>

guts
At Just 5 Millimetres Thick This Hybrid Drive Is Impossibly Thin

Until SSDs get big and cheap, hybrid disk drives—which combine a traditional high-capacity hard drive with speedy solid state memory—are a great compromise. Particularly now that Singapore's Data Storage Institute has created a 2.5-inch one terabyte hybrid drive that's just 4.98 millimetres thick. Read More >>

gadgets
10 Future-Proof Gadgets You'll Still Love Next Year

When it comes to tech shopping, sometimes it pays to wait for a new-and-improved model. But this Autumn, too much procrastination will turn you into a high-tech Hamlet wondering whether to be or not to be a Galaxy S III owner while your digital Denmark rots. Here are 10 products you can pull the trigger on today, without regretting your decision six months or a year from now when the next big thing arrives. Read More >>

storage
LaCie Put Thunderbolt on Its Portable, Rugged External SSD, and That's Awesome

Now this is what we were hoping for from Thunderbolt. LaCie just stuck a Thunderbolt port on its USB 3.0 Rugged series of external drives, meaning it's now a tiny, indestructible speed monster. Read More >>

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