Monthly Archives: January 2017

Uber fined $20 million for lying about driver earnings, predatory financing

By | January 20, 2017

Declaring that your company offers flexible and part-time hours doesn’t obviate the legal requirement to fairly represent the average income a person performing a job typically earns. The FTC found that fewer than 30% of Uber drivers earned the median rate Uber promised in 17 separate metro areas. Next, there’s the financing issue. Uber sets… Read More »

Mushkin Latest To Grab A Piece Of Peripherals Market Pie With Carbon KB-001 Keyboard

By | January 20, 2017

Yet another OEM known for making products other than peripherals is now making peripherals. At CES 2017, Mushkin teased its first gaming keyboard, the Carbon KB-001.   It seems the company is going for the high-end with the Carbon KB-001, boasting that it’s made of CNC’d and aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum, and it stated that… Read More »

Plextor S2C SSD Review

By | January 20, 2017

Plextor introduced a new series of SSDs just in time to start the new year. The S2 series replaced the M7V as the entry-level option and dawns a new era for the company. Plextor normally pairs Marvell controllers with Toshiba NAND, but the company tried a different approach this round. This is the kind of… Read More »

NAND Shortage Delays Samsung 850 Pro 4TB

By | January 20, 2017

In the months leading up to CES, we spotted a press document that listed Samsung’s award winners for the show. Among the various consumer electronics products stood the 850 Pro 4TB as the only SSD we didn’t already know about. The MLC large-capacity prosumer model has long been rumored since the release of the 850… Read More »

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

By | January 20, 2017

Fukushima Daiichi punched a hole in Toshiba’s nuclear ambitions. “Westinghouse has found that the cost to complete the U.S. projects will far surpass the original estimates, mainly due to increases in key project parameters, resulting in far lower asset value than originally determined,” a Toshiba spokesperson told the New York Times at the end of… Read More »

HTC Puts $10 Million On The Table To Inspire VR Developers To Better The World

By | January 20, 2017

HTC announced it has another $10 million in developer funding up for grabs. The company is willing to fund the creation of experiences that “promote social change” towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals meant to eradicate poverty around the world, establish peace, provide prosperity, and protect our planet’s ecosystem and wildlife. HTC’s latest virtual… Read More »