Whether we are aware of it or not, many of us employ flash storage gadgets every day. Cell phones and laptops are two gadgets we use on a regular basis that typically contain flash memory. What exactly is flash storage? Flash storage devices make it a breeze to store data and transport it from one machine to another. Flash memory qualifies as a solid storage device, meaning it is electronic, not mechanical like data CDs. Other features that are common for flash storage are: A non-volatile storage chip, meaning it doesn’t need a constant flow of power to maintain the information...

We utilize search engines to help us answer almost any question we may have. If these search engines are giving us the most relevant results, why do those results vary so much? Search algorithms are always changing, and each search engine uses different criteria to determine what is relevant. How do Google and Bing, the two biggest search engines, stack up? Google Google’s search algorithm has undergone a great deal of changes in recent weeks. The biggest and most recent change to the algorithm is the suppression of results from what Google refers to as content farms. Content...

The DEMO Spring 2011 conference, the “launchpad for emerging technology”, is going on this week and, already, many great ideas have emerged from it. One of the major focuses of the conference is social technology. These are some of the best products so far, social or otherwise: Websense’s Defensio for Facebook Defensio for Facebook is an application that lets companies better monitor their Facebook Pages. The application keeps pages spam and clutter-free, making them much more appealing to prospects as well as current customers. This application lets you set preferences...