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Embattled chairman Shigenori Shiga was brought into the top role last year after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal in 2015. (Source: Reuters)

Toshiba may sell off most of its flash-memory chip business

The Japanese company is in a desperate financial situation after years of costly acquisitions in an effort to become the leader of the business industry. As a result, they may have to sell off their entire NAND memory business to remain afloat.
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The GPD Win is a 5.5" Windows 10 PC aimed at gamers on the go. (Source. GPD.hk)

GPD updates Win mini PC

The pocket-sized PC gets some notable improvements, including a faster Intel Atom processor and a higher quality keyboard.
The Shield Pro has 500 GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA Shield Pro now available

For $299, the Shield Pro brings much more storage (500 GB) and support for microSD cards. However, the Pro is equipped with the same Tegra X1 processor as the entry-level Shield TV.
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Toshiba BG1 SSD with 3D NAND, Toshiba to sell part of its memory business

Toshiba to sell part of its memory business

Due to the cost overruns expected to reach several billion dollars incurred by its US nuclear business, the Japanese company is spinning off part of its flash memory division and selling a stake in the resulting business.
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Samsung posted year-over-year growth of about 50% for Q4 2016. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung posts major revenue and profit growth for Q4 and full-year 2016

One phone does not make a company. Despite setback with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung recorded a massive jump in profits for FY 2016.
Toshiba N300 6 TB high-reliability hard drive for NAS

Toshiba unveils 4 TB and 6 TB N300 hard drives

The N300 high-reliability hard drives feature a generous 128 MB data buffer, offering a sustained data transfer rate of more than 200 MB/s. The 6 TB model has a 4 TB sibling as well.
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Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10 TB hard disc drive, Samsung shuts down Suzhou manufacturing plant

Seagate shuts down its plant in Suzhou

The world's largest hard disk maker is going through a global business restructuring plan and, due to a slowing market, recently announced the plan to shut down a manufacturing plant and to cut over 6,500 jobs worldwide.
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Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro SSD Review

Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro SSD Review

Lightning Fast! The Samsung Evo models are very popular for mainstream models. Thanks to the widespread use of SSDs, the prices of SSD storage devices have been steadily decreasing. We tested the Evo and Pro series of the fast 960 NVMe SSDs made by Samsung and will provide our assessment in this in-depth review.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA Titan X Pascal | 32"
Samsung Chromebook Pro closeup, one of the many Samsung products that got awards at CES 2017

CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards

Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
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SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition that meets the Application Performance Class 1 or A1 requirement of the SD Association’s SD 5.1

SanDisk unveils the world’s first Application Performance Class 1-compliant microSD card

The 256 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition memory card is optimized for smartphones, being the first one compliant with the A1 specifications. This product will hit the market this month for $199.99 USD and can manage up to 1,500 random reads and 500 random writes per second.
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QNAP CES 2017 flyer, QNAP Thunderbolt 3 NAS and

CES 2017 | QNAP announces Thunderbolt 3 NAS and other new storage solutions

The Thunderbolt NAS introduced back in 2015 has been updated with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, but QNAP has also unveiled a NAS with optical disc drive compatibility, as well as a few other new products.
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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT world's largest flash drive with 2 TB capacity

Kingston unveils world's first 2 TB flash drive

Dubbed Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, this impressive flash drive has a shock-resistant zinc-alloy case, offers USB 3.1 speeds, and will hit the market next month in 1 TB and 2 TB variants.
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QNAP TS-831X quad-core business NAS with 8 bays

QNAP announces TS-831X quad-core NAS

This new cost-effective NAS for businesses has eight hot-swappable bays, up to 16 GB of memory, and uses a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs Alpine processor. It also features a hardware-accelerated encryption engine, SSD caching, and two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports.
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ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 MLC SSD

ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 3D NAND MLC SSD

The Ultimate SU900 will utilize a brand new SMI 2258 controller with capacities starting at 256 GB for 109 Euros. Sequential read and write rates cap out at 560 MB/s and 525 MB/s, respectively.
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Analysts expect SSD prices to rise next year

Analysts expect SSD prices to rise next year

Both MLC and TLC SSDs could rise by as much as 10 percent due to growing demand over traditional HDDs in consumer electronics.
Samsung 3D V-NAND memory chips, Samsung leading the NAND memory market

Samsung dominates the NAND flash market

Earlier this year, Samsung expanded its 3D NAND flash memory manufacturing facilities in China and South Korea, also starting to manufacture 64-layer NAND flash memory chips earlier this month.
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The 4TB 850 PRO should offer better performance and reliability than the existing 4 TB 850 EVO. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung to release 4 TB 850 PRO SSD at CES 2017

Samsung has announced the release of a 4 TB 850 PRO SSD for January 2017.
Intel's "3D Xpoint" technology uses a framework of tiny wires to signify 1's and 0's via electrical resistance (Source: Micron, Intel)

Intel to delay release of super-fast Optane SSDs into 2017-2018

The Optane SSDs, many times faster than current NAND-based SSDs, were originally slated for a 2016 release. Intel will no longer confirm an exact release date, but has hinted we may have to wait until 2018 for a full-scale release.
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Seagate Duet external hard drive with Amazon Drive cloud support

Amazon and Seagate unleash an external hard drive

The Seagate Duet external hard drive only offers 1 TB of internal storage and uses USB 3.0 connectivity, but comes with one free year of Amazon Drive Unlimited Storage and automatic cloud backup support, all for just $99.99 USD.
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The internal hard drive is the only major component that can be replaced by the end user. (Source: iFixIt)

Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability

Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
Qwiklabs online learning platform joins Google Cloud

Google Cloud acquires Qwiklabs

This startup founded in 2012 that offers lab-learning environments joins Google to enhance user training across all products on Google Cloud, including Google Cloud Platform and G Suite.
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Symantec acquires LifeLock for over $2 billion

Symantec acquires LifeLock

This corporate purchase is worth $2.3 billion and, according to the two companies involved, its target is "to form world’s largest digital safety platform for consumers and families."
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Adata announces waterproof SD700 external SSD for 120 Euros

Adata announces waterproof SD700 external SSD for 120 Euros

The small and extra-durable external SSD utilizes USB Type-C for transfer rates of up to 440 MB/s with compatibility across PCs, Macs, and Android devices.
Plextor EX1 external SSD with USB Type-C coming this month

Plextor EX1 external SSD with USB Type-C coming this month

The external SSD will be compatible with both PCs and Android with storage capacity options ranging from 128 GB up to 512 GB.
iFixit's teardown shows that repairs will be very difficult. (Source: iFixit)

iFixit's teardown of Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar reveals differences, difficulties

The new Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar has markedly different internals from its non-Touch Bar brother, including changes that make it horribly difficult to repair.
Google Play Music relaunch November 2016 with

Google Play Music relaunches

The music streaming service by Google now relies on machine learning to create and curate playlists, also adding offline playing capabilities. Google Play Music also gets an overhauled home screen.
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Seagate launches high capacity 5 TB 2.5-inch external HDD

Seagate launches high capacity 5 TB external HDD

The Backup Plus Portable will be the world's largest capacity 2.5-inch external HDD at the consumer level when it launches next month for about $190 USD.
Microsoft Arrow Launcher app for Android

Microsoft updates Arrow Launcher and OneDrive

The personal launcher for Android gets a few new features and efficiency improvements, but the service once known as SkyDrive receives new capabilities as well, mainly related to photo sharing and editing.
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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets beta-stage Samsung Pay support

Samsung Pay Beta hits the 3G/4G Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic

The cellular versions of both the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic get beta-stage support for the mobile payment service in the US three months after their regular variants.
Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service launches in the US

Amazon launches Music Unlimited streaming service

This new on-demand music streaming service features "tens of millions" of songs and starts at $3.99 USD per month (when used exclusively with an Amazon Echo device).
Spotify new design 2016, Spotify might buy SoundCloud

Spotify might acquire SoundCloud

The two companies are said to be in advanced talks, but there is no official confirmation yet. Spotify would benefit from SoundCloud's rich indie collection, but there could be more to such a deal.
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Google Play Music goes live in India

Google Play Music now available in India

Almost five years after the music store went live in the US, Google finally releases Play Music on the Android dominated Indian market.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get September update on T-Mobile with Samsung Cloud features

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get Samsung Cloud and the last security update

The new firmware contains the September Security Maintenance Release, but it also delivers the Samsung Cloud features like sync for photos, videos, and other files.
Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future

Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future

According to Samsung the SSD market is changing fast right now. In 2017 the faster NVMe PCIe SSDs are supposed to be more important then the older AHCI SATA III based SSDs.
Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO NVMe SSDs available in in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB variants

Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs coming next month

These two new drives offer capacities between 250 GB and 1 TB (960 EVO) and 2 TB (960 PRO), being expected to hit the market next month starting at $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD.
Oracle acquires cloud access security broker Palerra to boost its cloud security offerings

Oracle acquires Palerra

Founded in 2013, Palerra will join Oracle to help them extend the Oracle Identity Cloud Service with an innovative Cloud Access Security Broker. However the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and until it closes, both companies will operate independently.
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Toshiba launches 2.5" A100 SSDs

IFA 2016 | Toshiba launches 2.5" A100 SSDs

The TLC-based A100 SSD will be aimed at entry-level users with a launch in late October.
Marvell announce new SSD controller for m.2 SSDs

Marvell announce new SSD controller for m.2 SSDs

Marvell launches a new series of SSD controllers including a DRAM-less variant for m.2 and BGA SSDs
The SSD E5420s series will now come with 3D NAND flash options (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils six new SSDs with 3D NAND flash

3D NAND flash promises to consume less power and last longer than conventional SSDs for home, business, and server use in both M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA form factors.
Samsung Cloud Together Android app now available for download

Samsung Cloud Together now available for download

This app helps its users to manage popular cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Samsung Cloud now available for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Cloud hits the Galaxy S7 series

The latest software update for the two Galaxy S7 models on the market brings the security updates for July, various fixes and optimizations, as well as Samsung Cloud, the service that will launch with Note7 this Friday.
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Seagate 60 TB SAS SSD largest SSD in the world as of August 2016

Lenovo announces 48 TB SSD, Seagate to reach 60 TB

The new drives under development by Lenovo and Seagate promise to offer a very large amount of storage space, but both will target servers instead of desktop PCs and notebooks.
Micron 3D NAND technology for mobile devices now official

Micron intros its first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices

Micron's first mobile-optimized 3D NAND chip offers 32 GB of storage space and is compliant with the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 specification.
Samsung V-NAND SSD for enterprise, Samsung leading the global enterprise SSD market

Samsung leads the global enterprise SSD market

With a 34 percent share of the global enterprise SSD market, the South Korean conglomerate is now the top supplier of SSDs used in corporate data centers.
Toshiba BG1 chips with TLC 3D NAND now available with capacities up to 512 GB

Toshiba's new storage modules for tablets, ready to hit the market

Although Toshiba is out of the tablet market, they have just added a new TLC 3D NAND to its BG1 SSD card portfolio, a storage solution mainly aimed at tablets.
Dropbox cloud storage service alternative for Note 7 to launch as Samsung Cloud

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might launch next to a cloud storage service

Simply dubbed "Samsung Cloud," this service will launch with the next-gen Note phablet as Samsung's competitor to Apple's iCloud or Microsoft's OneDrive.
4 TB Samsung SSD 850 Evo now available

4 TB Samsung SSD 850 Evo now available

The world's first consumer-level 2.5-inch 4 TB SSD will cost you 1400 Euros to own and come with a 5-year warranty.
Samsung unveils UFS microSD memory cards with capacities up to 256 GB

Samsung introduces world's first removable UFS memory cards

The new UFS cards come with sizes between 32 GB and 256 GB, delivering a significant performance boost compared to the solutions currently available on the market.
Tidal streaming service might soon be acquired by Apple

Apple might buy Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service

Apple aims to gain control of Tidal's exclusive music catalog but the talks are far from a conclusion right now.
QNAP NAS TS-453A Best Choice Award at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | QNAP NAS TS-453A wins Best Choice Award

This award for excellence was obtained in the Computers & Systems category and shows that hardware applications for IoT are slowly gaining the recognition they deserve.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)