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Order to Decrypt Laptop Does Not Violate Defendant’s Fifth Amendment, Judge Rules

Federal judge denies defendant's claim that turning over the contents of her laptop's hard drive violates her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

Five High-Tech Items that Will Cost You More in 2012

Watch out: Cameras, hard drives, PCs, and mobile data will all cost more in 2012.


Ultrabooks Pair with Cache SSDs for Speed, Value

Cache solid state drives are also a PC upgrader's dream, giving a cheap SSD speed boost at a budget and with little hassle.

CES 2012 Top Picks: Just the Best Gear, Gadgets, and Tech

Here is a collection of the the best of CES: The products, the themes, and some quirky meditations.


CES 2012: Gadgets Parade Begins

CES 2012 is all about Ultrabooks, tablets, enormous HDTVs, and of course cool and quirky gadgets. Here's what's hot one day before the official gadget confab begins.


NetApp Becomes Latest Vendor to Raise Disk Drive Prices

Two other enterprise-class storage vendors have also raised their hard drives prices in as many months, and Lenovo said it had run short of certain drives for its PC systems.

Tech Trends You'll See in 2012

From data-only cell phone plans to HTML 5, these ten advancements are ready to go mainstream in the year to come.

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

Seagate and Western Digital are cutting back on hard drive warranties, in some instances from five years to one.

Top PC Component Picks of the Year

Looking to put together a new PC for the new year or give the gift of gorgeous gaming graphics for the holidays? Here's how to find the best PC parts out this year.

Western Digital Warns of Slow Recovery in Thailand

Hard-drive maker Western Digital has resumed the partial production of hard drives in Thailand, but warns that some operations are still under water.

Black Friday Retail Basics

Tips for where (and when) to go -- online or to brick-and-mortar stores -- to score the best deals on the holiday shopping kickoff.

Hard Drive Shortages Will Result in More Expensive PCs, Says Gartner

Enterprise users and consumers who have held off buying new PCs recently may regret their delay as a hard-drive shortage is expected to boost prices.

Hard Drive Shortage Expected to Hurt Consumers Most

While flooding in Thailand is affecting hard disk supplies worldwide, the customers most likely to be hit hard by price increases will be consumers.