Quickly convert between storage size units: KB, MB, GB, TB & 512 byte blocks

A very common task in the IT industry is needing to convert between storage size units – bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, etc. To make things even more complicated, the POSIX standard also specifies that the default output for commands like “df” and “du” must be in 512 byte block Continue Reading

A Compilation of Command Prompt Tips, Tricks & Cool Things You Can Do

Although Windows’ settings provide easy access for configuring most things, the Command Prompt — elevated or otherwise — can be indispensable in a number of scenarios, especially when you know how to take advantage of it. Sometimes settings can be applied by typing a few characters instead of clicking through Continue Reading

Samsung rolls out fingerprint security fix for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

What just happened? Users of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 can expect to receive a software update anytime now after last week’s discovery of a security bug with the phones’ fingerprint reader. The update notification will also instruct users to remove any existing fingerprints from their devices and register Continue Reading

Microsoft reports solid quarterly earnings that beat estimates in nearly every category

In brief: The Redmond-based tech giant generated revenue of $33.1 billion during the three-month period, an increase of 14 percent year-over-year. Operating income checked in at $12.7 billion, up 27 percent, with a net income of $10.7 billion, an increase of 21 percent versus the same period a year ago. Continue Reading

Micron’s first 3D XPoint drive breaks 9 GB/s read and write speeds

What just happened? The X100 claims to be the “world’s fastest SSD,” and with 9 GB/s speeds, 2.5 million IOPs and 8 μs (microsecond) latency, it’s certainly blisteringly quick. But unlike other products claiming similar specs the X100 does it without breaking a sweat: no active cooling, no unstable raid, Continue Reading

New Exynos 990 SoC is up to 20% faster than current-gen competition, says Samsung

In a nutshell: Samsung announced its latest smartphone SoC claiming it delivers a 20-percent boost in overall performance over current generation chipsets. The company also has a new 5G modem to accompany the faster processor that is capable of up to 5.1 Gbps downlink speeds. We could see both used Continue Reading