SSD reportedly fails just as likely as HDDs

Contrary to conventional wisdom, you shouldn’t rely on your solid-state drives more than you do with hard-disk drives. A new report by cloud storage company Backblaze shows that SSDs and their flash-based memory are just as likely to fail as mechanical HDDs. HDDs, what with their moving parts, are typically…

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Popular anime shows now available online in the Philippines

You can now watch popular anime shows online with your streaming subscription to Viu Philippines. Acknowledging how anime is firmly established in Filipino culture, Viu Philippines country manager Arianne Kader-Cu said that the fandom has only gotten stronger what with more and more anime titles become readily available online. Related…

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How Google sends earthquake warnings before they happen

There was a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that happened in Occidental Mindoro last September 27 at 1 AM, which was also felt all over Luzon. But few minutes before the quake even happened, Android users shared that they already received notifications warning them of what’s about to happen. The question is,…

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Teen’s TikTok video ruins thousands of academic research

A recent graduate posted on TikTok what was supposedly a helpful tip but turned out to be disruptive and damaging video. The fallout? Thousands of scientific studies with their data integrity were ruined. In her 56-second video posted on July 23, Sarah Frank from Florida, US suggested to her viewers…

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Machine-learning AI can code anything you want

Researchers from San Francisco are developing artificial intelligence that can code like a professional software programmer. This AI can deliver a task in just a few seconds, and you simply tell it what you want it to code using natural language. Known as OpenAI Codex, this AI system can understand…

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EU wants a universal charger for phones and other gadgets

Lawmakers at the European Union have presented a legislative proposal that would lead to the use of a standard charger that’s compatible with all sorts of electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and handheld video game consoles. If the proposal becomes law, USB-C would become the standard connector to transmit…

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