Most people now buy laptops for their computing needs and have to make the decision between getting either a Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as the storage component. So which is best to get, an SSD or HDD? There’s no straight-forward answer to this question; each buyer has different needs and you have to evaluate the decision based on those needs, your preferences, and of course budget. Even though the price of SSDs has been falling, the price per gigabyte advantage is still strongly with HDDs. Yet, if performance and fast bootup is your primary consideration and money is secondary, then SSD is the way to go. We’ll make a comparison of SSD and HDD storage and go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of both.
When it comes to breaking news, take your time to ensure your Twitter sources and their sources are credible because as the Boston marathon tweets revealed, it was credible sources that propagated the misinformation. Over 6,000 malicious Twitter user accounts were created during the Boston events and later suspended by Twitter. Creation of these negative Twitter proﬁles surged right after the blasts. Analysis of the interactions among the suspended proﬁles revealed a closed community structure. (To put this in context, roughly 4% of Twitter accounts are fake.) Here are 5 Actionable Twitter Tips to help you maintain your credibility on twitter.
Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with XE10 update, but what’s hiding under the hood might be even more promising. Android Police posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon are a handful of new commands hidden in the GlassVoice APK, like the ability to succinctly ask Glass to call you a car, schedule an event, create a 3D model, translate phrases and start a round of golf. Even more interesting are the possibilities presented by potential music playback and gaze integration. Indeed, the files buried in the Gaze folder — which include double blink detection — may signal that eye control is one step closer to becoming a reality. You can find the full teardown at the source link below.
Sahil Lavingia, the CEO of Gumroad, explained that his company makes it easy to sell things online, I didn’t immediately understand why that was a service people needed. After all, you can sell things in a lot of places: eBay, Etsy or Craigslist. You could accept money through Venmo or Paypal, sell on Facebook through Chirpify, or buy a Square dongle and let people swipe their credit cards.
Fuz Design’s EverDock lets you dock all kinds of devices, and it looks good while doing it. The Kickstarter project, which wraps up on Thursday, has an attractive aluminum design that matches Apple’s aesthetics.
The dock will come in single and double versions and is fitted for Lightning, 30-pin dock and micro-USB connectors. It includes silicone protectors if you’re using your device bare, or you can take the pads off if you have a case.
Tens of thousands of Yahoo users have taken to online Web forums to complain about the look and functionality of the new Yahoo Mail, one of several new Yahoo product updates introduced over the last 15 months at the behest of Yahoo’s new chief executive and former Googler, Marissa Mayer.
Kickstarter has proven over the past year and a half to be a potent fundraising source for games — somegames, that is. The huge successes of projects like “Double Fine Adventure” (later officially titled Broken Age) and Torment: Tides of Numenera are tempered by the reality that about 70 percent of games projects on the site fail.
Last year, Salesforce acquired Buddy Media for $689 million to become a marketing powerhouse.
Social Touch hopes to emulate Buddy Media’s success in China — and just snagged a more than $10 million cash injection to help brands like Proctor & Gamble, Dell, and Coca-Cola get their message out on China’s social networks.