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Sharks go wireless as scientists tag them to track their travels

A team of scientists off the coast of Cape Cod has been catching and tagging great white sharks with wireless transmitters to learn more about their behavior.

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Dropbox dismisses hack demonstrated by developers

Developers who were able to bypass Dropbox's security by reverse-engineering Python applications described their technique in a published paper.

Nissan plans to offer affordable self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan said it’s already building an autonomous-drive proving ground in Japan.

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Thunderbolt drive shipments surge, but USB still reigns

Single disk drive shipments continue to surpass all other storage devices, such as RAIDed NAS systems, for personal data storage, while shipments of hardware with the Thunderbolt interface surged in the past year.

Next-gen storage wars: In the battle of RRAM vs 3D NAND flash, all of us are winners

While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

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Self-driving cars may crank out data at 1GB per second

While self-driving cars may be safe and efficient, they certainly won't be economical in terms of data storage, according to one big data strategist.

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Samsung claims fastest mobile chips for phones, tablets

Samsung is now mass producing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB embedded memory cards that have 400MB/sec interface speeds, almost triple the performance of its current embedded mobile memory.

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Chatty cars are safer cars, transportation board suggests

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging all U.S. vehicles to come equipped with technology that would allow them to communicate with each other to help avoid accidents.

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Time to toss that HDTV? 4K UHD TVs become affordable

Chinese TV maker TCL announced that the first affordable 50-inch 4K HDTV is expected this fall in the United States.

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Power to the people: AT&T sets up free mobile-charging stations in NYC

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AT&T Tuesday announced a pilot project of solar-powered charging stations across all five of New York City's boroughs where the public can charge phones, tablets, and other devices for free.

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Intel nudges closer to offering streaming media service

Intel wants to create a virtual cable service that would bundle TV channels for subscribers. But cable providers are expected to put up a fight.

Hands-free tech still poses high risk for drivers

A study from AAA finds that even hands-free technology, like Apple's iOS in-car displays, still poses a relatively high level of driver distraction.

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Cameras, sensor tags used to monitor caregivers to prevent infection

A Long Island hospital uses motion sensors to activate remote cameras that track when nurses and doctors enter an intensive care room.

Western Digital releases its first 1.5TB mobile drive

HGST has announced its highest capacity 9.5mm-high mobile drive, a 1.5TB, three-platter model that is being targeted at the "prosumer" market.

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Western Digital ships hybrid drive sporting SanDisk memory

Western Digital has released more information on its first hybrid solid-state drive, revealing that it worked with SanDisk to create the 500GB drive.