Toshiba today announced its TR200 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series for the retail market. The drives use Toshiba's latest 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS 64-layer NAND flash memory and are targeted at gamers and DIY enthusiasts.
Researchers of the University of Milan, Italy, have demonstrated a Windows driver that should detect ransomware attacks and recover encrypted files. The demonstration took place during the Black Hat security conference currently held in Las Vegas.
Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky has announced a free version of its antivirus software. Kaspersky Free, as the software is called, is available for users in the United States right now, European users have to wait till October.
Facebook has acquired the American startup Source3. With the software of the company it should be easier to track down video pirates on the social network. The acquisition has been announced on the site of Source3.
Microsoft has published a list that describes what the future holds for several features that are currently integrated in Windows 10. Some of them will be removed with the Fall Creators Update, while others will be either deprecated (and removed in future releases), or no longer be in active development.
The American Federal Trace Commission (FTC) is investigating whether Amazon has been misleading customers with discounts. The company is accused of showing higher discounts on its website than actually given, Reuters reports.
Patreon, a site that lets fans fund creators such as YouTube publishers has silently introduced payment processing fees that affect all new pledges. For example, a patron that pledges $1 will have to pay $1.35.
HBO works together with anti-piracy partner IP Echelon on lowering the number of illegal downloads. The companies are monitoring several Torrent swarms and sent warnings to illegal downloaders.
Microsoft has extended the support for Windows 10 computers that are powered by an Intel Clover Trail CPU. Earlier we reported that Clover Trail based systems could no longer be upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Microsoft has started to prevent installing Windows 10 on some computers due to the hardware they contain. Several users and researchers complain they received notifications that their system is no longer supported.
Android users can now send all kinds of files to others with Whatsapp. The popular messaging app has released an update that make this possible. The iOS version of the app doesn't have the feature yet.
Viking Technology has unveiled SSDs with capacities of 25TB and 50TB targeted at data centers. The 3.5" form factor SSDs connect to the computer using the 6Gb/s SAS interface and contain MLC NAND.
The stabilizing average price per Gigabyte of hard disk drives will be a challenge for cloud storage providers, because users will generate more data in the future. according to cloud storage provider Backblaze based on research on the 75,000 HDDs it purchased the last couple of years.
Microsoft has released Seeing AI, an app targeted at visually impaired that is able to provide information about the world around the user. It uses artificial intelligence to describe people, text and objects through the iPhone camera.
Toshiba today announced development of  BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory utilizing Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology that should increase bandwidth at lower power consumption.
The Chinese government is reportedly going to force ISPS to block virtual private networks (VPN) from February 2018. The VPNs are used by Chinese internet users to bypass blocks from the Chinese government. E.g. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are blocked in the country.

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