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12 DIY tips for color coding your life

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Put away the label maker and pull out your paintbrush.

Organizing can be a daunting task. Dividing things into plastic bins and printing out hundreds of tiny labels can bog you down. Suddenly, your space feels less like a home and more like a sterile, research lab.

Instead, ditch the plastic and filing and add some colorful design into your DIY organization project by color coding. You can get the same job done, and your kitchen, home office or living room will be a lot prettier by the time you’re done.

It’s like living with the world’s neatest unicorn. Read more…

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Micron and Intel Announce 3D NAND Flash Co-Development To Push SSDs Past 10TB

MojoKid writes Both Micron and Intel noted in a release today that traditional planar NAND flash memory is reaching a dead-end, and as such, have been working together on 3D memory technology that could open the floodgates for high densities and faster speeds. Not all 3D memory is alike, however. This joint development effort resulted in a “floating gate cell” being used, something not uncommon for standard flash, but a first for 3D. Ultimately, this 3D NAND is composed of flash cells stacked 32 high, resulting in 256Gb MLC and 384Gb TLC die that fit inside of a standard package. That gives us 48GB per die, and up to 750GB in a single package. Other benefits include faster performance, reduced cost, and technologies that help extend the life of the memory.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Hedvig Launches Its New Distributed Storage Platform Out Of Stealth, Secures $12M Funding

Screenshot 2015-03-24 at 21.11.17 The launch of a new storage platform, even a distributed one, may not get your heart racing, but Hedvig, which is launching out of stealth today and announcing a new funding round, has the kind of pedigree that makes it worth a closer look. Hedvig was founded by Avinash Lakshman, who previously co-invented Cassandra at Facebook and then later worked on Amazon’s Dynamo NoSQL database.… Read More

Four Patents That Changed Enterprise Storage

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Here’s How Microsoft Will Fit Windows 10 Inside Inexpensive Devices

windows 10 Microsoft detailed its efforts today to reduce the footprint of Windows 10, a forthcoming operating system that the software company hopes will run across devices of every screen size. Fitting Windows onto smaller devices, however, is a challenge, given that the operating system isn’t known for having a diminutive footprint.
Windows 10 has two chief methods built into it to reduce its size. Read More

CrunchWeek: Box’s Earnings, Apple’s Watch, And What The Hell Is Meerkat

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.26.44 PM CrunchWeek is back with a new face running the ship: Recent TechCrunch hire Sarah Lane was our captain this time around, joined by myself and Kyle Russell. We kicked over the most important stories of the week, including the announcement of pricing data and release dates for Apple’s Watch, Box’s earnings which caused the company’s stock to move dramatically, and Meerkat,… Read More

Endurance Experiment Kills Six SSDs Over 18 Months, 2.4 Petabytes

crookedvulture writes Slashdot has previously covered The Tech Report’s SSD Endurance Experiment, and the final chapter in that series has now been published. The site spent the last 18 months writing data to six consumer-grade SSDs to see how much it would take to burn their flash. All the drives absorbed hundreds of terabytes without issue, far exceeding the needs of typical PC users. The first one failed after 700TB, while the last survived an astounding 2.4 petabytes. Performance was reasonably consistent throughout the experiment, but failure behavior wasn’t. Four of the six provided warning messages before their eventual deaths, but two expired unexpectedly. A couple also suffered uncorrectable errors that could compromise data integrity. They all ended up in a bricked, lifeless state. While the sample size isn’t large enough to draw definitive conclusions about specific makes or models, the results suggest the NAND in modern SSDs has more than enough endurance for consumers. They also demonstrate that very ordinary drives can be capable of writing mind-boggling amounts of data.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Box Drops 15% After Reporting Strong Revenue Growth, Wider Than Expected Loss

box-earnings Update: Box’s shares have recovered somewhat, and are now down around 10 percent, instead of 15 percent. The chart, however, remains rough: Today following the cessation of normal trading, Box announced its fiscal fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $62.6 million, and an operating loss of $45.8 million on a GAAP basis, and $32.2 million using adjusted metrics.… Read More

Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 11.04.40 AM Box, a cloud storage and productivity company, will report its first quarterly earnings result today after the bell. The market expects Box to announce a $39.75 million loss on revenue of $58.03 million. Billings are expected to total $80.85 million for the period — Box’s fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015. Read More

Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

16607469222_a7c1a2e8fb_o Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprise, view online storage.
With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think backups, log files or older photos), for $0.01 per gigabyte. Cold storage isn’t a new concept. Read More