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Gear Guide: The mobile Mac user

From cool cases to ultra-portable keyboards and mini-subwoofers, check out this collection of gear for the on-the-go Mac user.

Western Digital hard-disk drive takeover approved, with conditions

Western Digital will be allowed to take over Hitachi's hard disk drive business, but only if it sells off a 3.5-inch hard disk drive production plant.

Cloud Engines unveils Pogoplug Cloud mobile cloud storage

Cloud Engines, maker of Pogoplug personal cloud computing hardware, adds mobile storage to its list of shared cloud services.

Gear Guide: For Macs

Know someone who (a) owns a Mac and (b) is hankering for some new gear to go with it? We've got some suggestions.

Thai floods hit Q4 hard drive production

The devastating floods in Thailand will cause a 28 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in hard disk drive (HDD) production in the fourth quarter.

Seagate kills 5900 rpm desktop drives, all Barracudas now 7200 rpm

Seagate announced that it's bumping the platter rotation speed in all of its Barracuda hard drives from 5900 rpm to 7200 rpm.

Western Digital extends suspension of operations in Thailand

Western Digital said its primary manufacturing facility in Thailand was flooded over the weekend, with its secondary site also at risk, raising the possibility of a global shortage of hard disk drives.

Intel: Thunderbolt not in competition with USB 3.0

Intel will tell you its new high-speed interconnect technology, Thunderbolt, is not in competition with Universal Serial Bus (USB), the ubiquitous standard for connecting computers with other devices.

Samsung, Micron back new memory type to challenge DDR3

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology on Thursday announced the creation of a consortium around a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could...

Speedy Thunderbolt devices slowly coming to market

Months after Thunderbolt made its debut, devices that take advantage of the high-speed technology are making their way to consumers quite slowly.

Intel: Mac Thunderbolt ports will support optical cables

Thunderbolt ports on Apple's current Macintosh computers will be compatible with upcoming fiber optic cables, which should be ready by next year.

Mozy ships hard drives to cloud backup customers

Mozy has begun shipping hard drives to users of its MozyPro online backup service in order to speed up the initial full copy of data to be stored off site...

LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

Intel announces new 710 series enterprise SSDs

Intel on Wednesday announced the new 710 series solid-state drives, which the company is pitching as a replacement to hard drives in enterprise servers.

Intel: Thunderbolt with fiber optics years away

Intel's Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect technology, which shuffles data between PCs and devices like displays and external storage, could be years away from getting optical technology, an Intel executive said this week.