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Bacteria Could be the Key to Data Storage

Scientists and engineers bent on developing data storage technology have increasingly experimented with biology in their attempt to find solutions to digital problems. The latest breakthrough in this line of experimentation took place at Harvard, where a team of researchers led by geneticists Seth Shipman and Jeff Nivala have developed a way to write chunks […]

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Needs Revision

The creation and expansion of the digital world has made copyright reform more important than ever, and Congress is finally getting around to it. Lawmakers have commissioned a whole slate of studies into how to fix what has become an outdated and largely dysfunctional system of attributing credit and ownership where it’s due in a […]

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Big Data Causes Legal Dilemmas

Regardless of the industry, companies with the best way of handling big data tend to be the ones on top. There’s more digital information to be collected and analyzed now than there ever has been, and the amount of data present in the virtual world is expanding exponentially. Those companies that can take in this […]

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The Debate Surrounding Google’s New Custom Chip

Last week, Google announced its development of the Tensor Processing Unit, a custom application-specific integrated circuit. The TPU was built specifically for machine learning applications and has apparently been running in Google’s own data centers for over a year. Google’s AlphaGo software, which famously beat the 18-time international human ex-Go champion at the 3,000-year-old Chinese […]

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Data Storage Major Obstacle for Police-worn Body Cameras

For the past two years, the Black Lives Matter movement has effectively raised public awareness regarding the widespread mistreatment of black Americans by police officers. In response a number of tragic incidents and statistics brought to light by the protesters and public media, many Americans have come to agreement that the use of body cameras […]

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Your Data After the Tech Bubble

For the past few years, people have become increasingly suspicious that our era’s “tech boom” may well be more of a tech bubble. New apps that deliver gimmicks more than services can sometimes be absurdly over-valued, as is the real estate that surrounds the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Say the tech boom truly is […]

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What Are NoSQL Databases?

In the constant struggle to create adequate means for storing the exponentially growing quantities of digital data in the world, a variety of new data storage techniques have cropped up in the past few years. This onslaught of new technology can prove overwhelming and leave a lot of gaps in one’s understanding of data storage […]

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Microsoft will Store Data on DNA

Microsoft recently purchased over ten million strands of synthetic DNA for the purpose of advancing the newest frontier of digital data storage technology. Digital data storage technology is constantly under pressure to develop and advance to enable the safe storage of more data; after all, the amount of digital data in the world doubles nearly […]

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What do Supercomputers Do?

The term “supercomputer” gets thrown around a lot by the media, but what exactly defines a supercomputer, and what do they enable scientists, governments and businesses to accomplish? While the definition of a supercomputer is about as relative as the definition of the word “super,” we can describe a supercomputer as a computing machine that […]

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Extreme Data Leak; What We Know So Far About the Panama Papers

Although data storage solutions may soon become crash-tolerant, they may never become leak tolerant. One of the most significant data breaches of the 21st century is currently making headlines around the world; the infamous Panama Papers have finally hit the mainstream media, and very wealthy heads are rolling as a result. The detailed banking documents […]

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