New technique for optical storage allows petabyte of data on a DVD

It seems the optical disc is not quite dead yet.  Researchers in Australia have developed a new process for optical data storage that increases the possible storage on a dvd sized disc to one petabyte (1000 terabytes).  If you are wondering just how much data that would be, in the researchers’ terms, that is enough … Read moreNew technique for optical storage allows petabyte of data on a DVD

OakGate and Myce announce partnership to test and review SSDs

We’re proud to announce a partnership with OakGate Technology. This company develops test equipment for (enterprise) SSD vendors and with our partnership comes the opportunity to use their test equipment. This means that besides the most thorough and extensive consumer level SSD reviews as you’re used to from us, you can now also expect the most extensive and thorough enterprise SSD reviews. Of course this will also pave the way for articles where we can compare consumer and enterprise level performance and explain which kind of drive is suitable for which situation.

Microsoft and Symantec take down Bamital botnet

Working under an order issued by the US District Court of Alexandria, Virgina, and accompanied by federal marshals, technicians from Microsoft and Symantec disabled servers that controlled a botnet called Bamital.  This botnet affected as many as eight million users over several years, and hijacked their search results and redirected them to potentially harmful sites. … Read moreMicrosoft and Symantec take down Bamital botnet

Research: You still like to own Blu-ray and DVD discs

Blu-ray and DVD discs are still the largest revenue stream for movie companies. According to a report by research company NPD the discs were good for 61% of home-video spending on movies in 2012. In 2011 they accounted for 64%. Although the revenue of discs declined, the number of discs sold has likely stayed the … Read moreResearch: You still like to own Blu-ray and DVD discs

Lionsgate studio abusing Youtube takedowns and ignoring fair use

A  video called “Buffy vs Edward” is giving us a clear view of the abuse of power afforded to movie studios over videos at Youtube.  “Buffy vs Edward” is the creation of Jonathan McIntosh, who remixed parts of Buffy the Vampire slayer tv series and scenes from the Twilight movie series into a new creative … Read moreLionsgate studio abusing Youtube takedowns and ignoring fair use

French ISP Free installs an adblocker into their modems

The French internet provider, Free, has released a firmware update to their DSL routers that includes a surprising new feature, a built-in ad blocker that is enabled by default.  The ad-blocker is in beta status, and doesn’t seem to be universally effective yet, but it does work for certain sections of their network, including Paris.  … Read moreFrench ISP Free installs an adblocker into their modems

Service message: Server move the coming hours

We are going to move Myce.com to new servers the coming hours. We do not expected downtime but a partly service interruption. During the next hours the site might temporarily become read-only. This means that posting might not be possible and if possible your posts might be lost. Also new users that register a new … Read moreService message: Server move the coming hours