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Keep your data safe when you travel for the holidays

Hitting the road this holiday season? Before you do, follow these steps to make sure you don't find a data disaster if your computer falls prey to nature, theft, or bad luck while you're out and about.


Microsoft adds selective sync to SkyDrive cloud storage

Microsoft updates its SkyDrive cloud storage service to let you sync only selected folders (but not files). This comes in handy when you're using a device with low capacity for local storage, or simply don't need to sync everything.


Dotcom's Mega storage site sets up shop in New Zealand

New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, still facing criminal copyright charges in the U.S., is preparing to open a new storage site. Initial efforts to host the site in Gabon were thwarted, but he still plans to resume business in 2013.


Scams and data leaks are top security threats, Gartner says

The technique of using deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary individual, employee or company into revealing personal information has the potential to be one of the biggest security threats in 2013 according to a security expert.

Three simple rules for buying a new laptop

How much RAM do you need? How much storage? And how important is the processor, really?

Kim Dotcom faces setback, loses domain

Kim Dotcom's Mega comeback faced a setback Wednesday after the government of Gabon said he would not be able to use the domain to launch his new online file storage service.


Why there's no 16GB Surface RT

Microsoft has confirmed what many had suspected, that it didn't offer a 16GB Surface RT tablet because there would have been virtually no room for customer content on the device.


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Available storage on Microsoft Surface RT less than advertised

Don't be fooled by the advertised 32GB of storage in Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet. The actual amount of available storage in the $500 model is closer to 16GB.

Prepare your business for digital disaster

Whether thieves or tornadoes threaten your company, protecting your assets from utter catastrophe is easier than you think.

Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

Think all portable drives are the same? We discovered some compelling differences—both in features and in performance—when we evaluated this batch.