Tech Tragedies and Triumphs
A monthly snapshot of what’s up and down in tech
WORLD’S BIGGEST SSD DRIVE
Seagate has built a monstrous 60TB SSD drive, four times bigger than the previous record holder, from Samsung. A commercial version is due next year.
Researchers have found a way to write data with single chlorine atoms on copper, increasing data density by 500 times. But it does require -321 C.
You’ll soon be able to play PlayStation 3 games on PC via PlayStation Now, although Europeans will get first go.
HACK CAN OPEN VWS
A security company has revealed a hack that can open 100 million VW cars using $30-worth of hardware to intercept the key fob signal.
CHROME TO LOSE FLASH
Chrome is to drop all Flash support by the end of the year. Ten sites will be spared—all others will have to have it manually activated.
SNAPCHAT RACISM ( AGAIN)
Snapchat has dropped a new face filter. Dubbed “yellowface,” it was seen to caricature East Asians.