25 Things You Never Need to Buy
Easy ways to save money, be kinder to the environment, and be a smarter consumer all year long.
Don't Buy This: Sell Your Junk Instead of Paying for a Storage Unit
Self storage is a $37 billion industry in the US because most of us just can’t part with our old shot glass collections from college.
‘BuckHacker’ Search Engine Lets You Easily Dig Through Exposed Amazon Servers
This makes searching through leaky Amazon Web Services servers much easier.
How to Save Files From a PC to a VHS Tape
In ancient times, this was a cheap way to store data.
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.
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This Might Be Your Last Chance to See 'The Great Wave' in Person
The British Museum is showing their copy for a temporary exhibit this year before putting it into storage for conservation purposes.
Scientists Can Now Store Digital Data in DNA With 100 Percent Accuracy
When CDs and USBs just won’t cut it.
Sony Is Finally Adding PlayStation 4 External Hard Drive Support
That wasn’t so HarD, was it?
From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)
Star Wars should just be called Disk Format Wars.
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.
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?
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.