Hard Questions Raised When A Software ‘Glitch’ Takes Down An Airliner

The recent crash of a Lion Air jetliner made it clear once again that software integrity can be a matter of life and death. Credit: GettyGetty It doesn’t take a failure of anything big to cause big trouble – as in massive, catastrophic and lethal damage to a sophisticated transportation system. The U.S. space shuttle … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Shows a Hard to Repair Design: iFixit

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is due to launch in India on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi, it has already received over 2.5 lakh registrations in the country. Last week we saw the Galaxy Note 8 pass through the rigorous durability test run by JerryRigEverything where it astounded with some praiseworthy results. But, how easily can Samsung’s latest flagship be … Read more

Essential Phone Teardown Reveals an Extremely Hard to Repair Design: iFixit

Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone has earned itself plenty of attention from the entire tech world since its launch due to its simplistic design with near bezel-less display. However, the iFixit teardown of the handset has now revealed that the impressive design and build come at the cost of one particular aspect – repairability. The first thing that the iFixit team learned … Read more

Sensex ends lower post RBI policy review, banks hit hard

(Representative image) MUMBAI: RBI’s decision to keep rates unchanged caught the stock markets off-guard on Wednesday with a sharp plunge in the Sensex within minutes of the policy announcement amid a heavy pounding of bank stocks, but a quick recovery saw the index limiting its losses at just 45 points. NSE’s Nifty index fared better … Read more

Google Maps now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination

Update 1/27/17: The feature is now available in the full version of the app. This article has been updated to reflect this news. If you’ve ever taken longer to find a parking spot than you did driving somewhere, Google Maps might be able to help—or at least prepare you for a headache. Thanks to a … Read more

Tesla forces hard speed limits on its Autopilot self-driving system

The Tesla Model 3 will have a base price of $35,000, which the company hopes will appeal to the masses. Credit: Tesla Motors MORE LIKE THIS Every Tesla car will contain the hardware to drive itself Tesla’s free Autopilot 8.0 update shifts focus to radar to avoid car crashes Report: Intel plans to make the … Read more

We tear apart a hard drive and SSD to show you how they work

1 of 14 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Mike Homnick It’s what’s inside that counts It’s the day everybody dreads: You power up your PC and it sits dormant, failing to boot because your hard drive or SSD is dead. But after you stop cursing and reaching for your backups—you do create backups regularly, … Read more

After a quiet summer, Twitter’s board will take a hard look at what comes next

Will Twitter go private?  Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 | 3:17 PM ET | 04:35 Twitter’s quiet summer may soon be coming to an end. The social communication company’s board of directors is set to meet this Thursday in San Francisco and there are plenty of things to discuss. That includes, said sources, its fate as a … Read more

Seagate,Barracuda,Pro,10TB,hard,drive,review:,Vast,and,amazingly,fast,(for,a,hard,drive)

I’ve used “Vast and fast” to describe previous hard drives I’ve reviewed, but I’m not sure that it’s ever been this spectacularly well-deserved. Seagate’s 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm, SATA 6Gbps Barracuda Pro not only delivers a stunning 10TB of storage, it laid down some rather astounding transfer rates: 240MBps in both directions of our 20GB copy tests. At … Read more

Seagate,will,cut,6,500,staff,despite,uptick,in,hard,disk,demand

hard disk drive from Seagate Credit: Seagate 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Jul 11, 2016 7:40 PM Seagate Technology will cut about 6,500 jobs worldwide, or 14 percent of its workforce, with most of the cuts in manufacturing jobs, it said Monday. The data storage maker had said in June that it was aiming … Read more