Microsoft to offer 80-inch Windows 8 tablets for offices — "Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office. He's got rid of his phone, he's got rid of his note paper. It's touch-enabled and it's hung on his wall."
TheNextWeb reports: Facebook to acquire browser maker Opera? Maybe.
Yahoo Kills Livestand After Just Six Months — did anybody even know Yahoo had something called "Livestand?" Now, there's Axis - a free app for iOS.
If it's geek pride today, I've already won by reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 from scratch TWICE while adding hidden repositories in XBMC to find season 10 episodes of Law & Order and sipping on a can of Dr Pepper made with Imperial Sugar. Beam me up Chris.
i want to back up my laptop and my external hdd's online (probably about 2tb), i dont want to be throttled or anything, i want fast, and cheap! any ideas on the best places? or would it be cheaper to keep buying a new hdd every year?
Hey Josh, unless you've got an enormous internet pipeline to your laptop, that's gonna be the biggest issue fighting fast (and cheap). Online storage space pricing is coming down, but with 2tb of space to store, I think you'll still find backing up to a hdd (or NAS) to be least costly and least problematic. Just imo...
Hmm, fast is...relative. 1.7mb/sec internet doesn't hold a candle to USB 2.0's 60mb/sec or typical lan's 12.5mb/sec, much less a gigabit lan's 125-1,2500mb/sec rates. With 2tb of data to backup, backing up to the cloud will seem sooo slow compared to what you're used to. I have a gigabit lan (nominal 125mb/sec but I see rates more like 800mb/sec with jumbo frame) and use a Synology NAS (DS509+) with 5 1.5tb drives (gives me 4tb of space with RAID6). I store stuff on the local hard drive with auto-syncing to the NAS. Never see a problem. I'm still testing out cloud-based storage, but it doesn't appear to be ready for prime-time (to replace what I have) yet - fine for file sharing and spot-backups though.