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Oh, Google. You really are spoiling us: Docs block cockup chalks up yet another apology

Eager to avoid the perception that it has been leafing through netizens' files – a fear it has contended with at least since it began scanning Gmail messages to inform its ad biz – Google on Thursday issued a second statement to explain why it erroneously flagged files for a small percentage of Docs and Drive users as violating …
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Google Drive ate our homework! Doc block blamed on code blunder

An indeterminate but supposedly small number of Google Docs users on Tuesday found that their essays, reports, school assignments, tracts, and manifestos had run afoul of Google's terms of service and had been made inaccessible. Some users reported being unable to share their documents; others said their documents could not be …
Thomas Claburn, 31 Oct 2017
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Pack up, go home to your family: Google Drive is flipping out

Updated Many users are experiencing disruption with Google Drive cloud storage and file backup today. According to Down Detector, more than 7,000 users have reported issues including the app not loading, inability to access files and broken synching. It's not the first time Drive has gone wonky. The last major outage back in January …
Andrew Silver, 7 Sep 2017
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Google: Hey kids, dump all your files over here with us!

Google said that it will be offering unlimited storage for students on its Apps for Education service. The Chocolate Factory announced via blog post that it would be rolling out a series of updates to the Apps for Education platform that will include unlimited storage for students with accounts on the service. The company …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Oct 2014
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Google mingles Drive and Gmail for 10GB attachments

Google is changing Gmail's attachment-handling capabilities to allow files from its Drive cloud storage service to be embedded directly in messages, opening the door to sending files as large as 10GB in a single email. "Whether it's photos from your recent camping trip, video footage from your brother's wedding, or a …
Iain Thomson, 28 Nov 2012
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Intel halves SSD power draw with 20nm chip shift

Intel has updated its line of low-end solid-state drives by introducing the 335, a 240GB 6Gb/s Sata unit based on 20nm Flash chippery. The chip giant claimed the 335 delivers up to 500MB/s sequential read and 450MB/s sequential write speeds. For random read and writes, it can do 42k IOPS and 52k IOPS, respectively, Intel said …
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2012
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Curiosity preps for first Martian road trip

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has wiggled its four corner wheels for the first time to get ready for its first drive across the surface of the Red Planet. Curiosity's rear right wheel The $2.5bn six-wheeled Martian nuclear truck has been sat still on its landing site for the last two weeks, but is now gearing up to trundle out …
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Choose Smarter: Ten…portable optical drives

Product Round-up Optical drive is the collective term for CD, DVD and Blu-ray readers, recorders and rewriters, the mainstay of swap-in-swap-out storage in notebook and desktop computers. For many reasons, optical discs remain a useful storage option and having a portable unit allows you to get the best of the latest laser tech without having …
Simon Crisp, 26 Jul 2012
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Baidu thrives as Google Drive is blocked in China

Google’s chances of challenging old search foe Baidu in the Chinese market look even more remote, after the Chinese government blocked the Chocolate Factory’s much-hyped Google Drive service. Launched to much fanfare on Tuesday, Google Drive is a Dropbox-like service which allows users to upload and share content in the cloud …
Phil Muncaster, 26 Apr 2012
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Google motors into cloud storage with Drive

Google has thrown its hat into the cloud storage ring with the long-expected launch of Google Drive, an online vault integrated with Google Docs that allows sharing and collaboration online. "Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with …
Iain Thomson, 24 Apr 2012
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LaCie LaPlug

Review Networkable drives are widely available and affordable these days, but the LaPlug could come in handy if you have a stack of existing USB hard drives or memory sticks that you want to share with other people on your home or office network. LaCie LaPlug networked storage LaCie's LaPlug delivers network sharing capabilities to …
Cliff Joseph, 20 Oct 2011

Kingston readies wireless portable storage

Kingston has launched a storage expansion option for iOS, giving customers the chance to extend their HDD limits and share files with other Apple users. Wi-Drive is a portable device that allows users to stream video, access music and share files with other Apple owners over Wi-Fi. To use the Wi-Drive, simply drag and drop …
Caleb Cox, 3 Jun 2011
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Super 'sun-hot' plasma rocket in fullbore bench test triumph

A radical, highly fuel-efficient plasma rocket whose interior operates at temperatures close to those found inside the sun has passed a key test milestone. Trials of the space drive aboard the International Space Station are expected within the next few years. The superpowered rocket design is known as the Variable …
Lewis Page, 5 Oct 2009
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Upper-atmos ion drive dart sat launch delayed

Updated A new European satellite which will fly aerodynamically through the extreme upper reaches of the atmosphere, using ion rocket propulsion to maintain orbital speed, has been held up on the launch pad with just seconds left on the countdown. Artist's impression of the GOCE spacecraft in orbit The ion ship, buffeted by upper- …
Lewis Page, 16 Mar 2009
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LaCie releases USB keys that... er... look like keys

Some people refer to USB Flash drives as USB keys. The folk at LaCie certainly do - and have released a trio of key-shaped Flash drives in the hope everyone else will too. LaCie keys LaCie's keys: daft? The basic models are the itsaKey and iamaKey, both of which come in capacities of up to 8GB. Their sibling, the PassKey, …
Tony Smith, 9 Mar 2009
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NASA inks deal for ISS plasma drive tests

Plans to test a super-efficient plasma space drive aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been confirmed. The Ad Astra Rocket Company, which is developing the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), has announced the signing of an agreement for the tests with NASA. The view from the ISS The ISS - …
Lewis Page, 17 Dec 2008
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Plasma rocket space drive in key test milestone

NASA spinoff firm the Ad Astra Rocket Company has announced a key milestone in ground testing of its prototype plasma drive technology, Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR). The VASIMR first stage jet fires up, 22 Oct 2008 The electric rocket turns on. The VASIMR "helicon first stage" - which generates …
Lewis Page, 28 Oct 2008

PNY calls Ghostbusters to boost 2GB Flash drive sales

Updated In a bid to sell more cheap USB Flash drives, Memory maker PNY is to flog a special edition 2GB stick with a copy of Ghostbusters on it. PNY Ghostbusters Flash drive Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! The movie will be 25 years old next year, leaving PNY's release mis-timed to the tune of nine …
Tony Smith, 3 Sep 2008

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