Stories by Jon L. Jacobi

Kill your data dead with these tips and tools

There are lots of ways to obliterate sensitive data from of your drive: blast furnaces, degaussers (magnet field generators), sledgehammers, and secure-deletion software among them. These tools vary in effectiveness--especially as applied variously to hard drives, solid-state drives, and USB flash drives--and in the subsequent usability of the drive.

Written by Jon L. Jacobi14 Jan. 14 14:22

AMD chip retains the speed crown

Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Pentium 4 and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition desktop processors launched in February, giving the 64-bit computing future that started with Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Athlon 64 chips even more traction.

Written by Jon L. Jacobi18 March 05 15:32