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AWS

‘BuckHacker’ Search Engine Lets You Easily Dig Through Exposed Amazon Servers

This makes searching through leaky Amazon Web Services servers much easier.
Joseph Cox
2.14.18
vhs
vhs

How to Save Files From a PC to a VHS Tape

In ancient times, this was a cheap way to store data.
Samantha Cole
8.14.17
Tedium
Tedium

Hard Drives Started Out as Massive Machines That Were Rented by the Month

Before hard drives became the main way for us to back up our stuff, they were a key evolution for the business world. They were also huge and costly.
Ernie Smith
7.17.17
information overload
information overload

Scientists Can Now Store Digital Data in DNA With 100 Percent Accuracy

When CDs and USBs just won’t cut it.
VICE Staff
3.2.17
film
film

From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)

Star Wars should just be called Disk Format Wars.
Sarah Jeong
12.29.16
history
history

A Floppy You Couldn’t Copy: When the Zip Disk Ran Into the Click of Death

The hardware company Iomega pulled off a neat trick with its Zip disk: It was proprietary, but popular. But it was a bad thing when things started clicking.
Ernie Smith
12.11.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Can Openers Still a Thing?

We have the technology to just peel cans open, so why don’t we use it?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.20.16
Culture
Culture

​How Do You Back Up the Museum of Modern Art?

As visual art evolves on the internet, MoMA is having to adapt the way it conserves both its 630,000 square foot of gallery space and its archives.
Kyle Chayka
7.20.15
videos
videos

Japan’s Incredibly Complex Underground Bicycle Storage System

Kryptonite locks were just disrupted.
Jordan Valinsky
5.26.15
The Building Blocks of Everything
The Building Blocks of Everything

The Atomic-Scale Searchlight

Stanford's massive X-ray laser produces extremely fast, bright bursts of light that's giving a fresh look at matter itself.
Sarah Witman
3.12.15
Culture
Culture

Our Digital Memories Are Languishing on Obsolete CD-Rs in Our Closets

Investing in short-lived new technology can be perilous.
Jason Koebler
1.2.15
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

If You've Got Nuclear Waste, This Is the Week to Dump It

Thanks to the government shutdown, the inspectors are all stuck at home.
Derek Mead
10.14.13