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Seagate to offer hard-drive failure insurance

Seagate announced plans Monday to offer data recovery and drive-replacement services for all its hard drives, provided the consumer pays an insurance fee up front.

Select the Right Storage for Your Custom-Made PC

Every computer needs a hard drive to store programs and data, and maybe an optical drive for playing movies. And solid-state drives are a great addition that will improve performance. Here are our choices for the best drives.

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.

Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD Plan

The video service caves to customer complaints and announces it will maintain a single site for DVD rentals and video streaming.


Server Buying Guide

Everything you need to know to choose the right server for your small business.

5 Reasons Apple's Mac Mini Isn't Killing the DVD

DVDs aren't going away any time soon because they're cheap, easy to find and distribute and don't rely on a high-speed Internet connection.

Why Google+ Games Might Not Annoy

Analysis: Google has learned from Facebook's missteps and could easily segregate game-players to their own circles.


Facebook and Skype Partner on 'Video Calling'

Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is partnering with Skype on a new service called Video Calling and also announces Group Text Chat feature.


Blu-Ray Still Struggling

Analysis: Is a 15 percent penetration good, bad, or indifferent?


Five Server Myths Debunked

Don’t let these common misconceptions stop you from getting the server your business needs.

More Proof DVDs Are a Dying Medium

Google searchers want more Netflix and less DVDs.


The Optical Drive: Appendix of the Modern PC

Once a core component of every laptop and desktop PC, the silver spinning disc is rapidly going the way of the floppy.

Speedy USB 3.0 Spec Quickly Becomes a Consumer Reality

Expect parity in pricing with USB 2.0 and for USB 3.0 everywhere in 2011.

What's New and Hot in Storage at CES

So far, we've seen so many drives, your head will spin. We round up the newest offerings from makers like Hitachi, Iomega, Samsung, Seagate, and more.

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Shows Off Hybrid Optical Drive

Optical drive concept could help boost system performance, too.