Tech Tragedies and Tri­umphs

A monthly snap­shot of what’s up and down in tech

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TRI­UMPHS

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.

ATOMIC-SCALE HDD

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.

STREAM­ING PLAYSTA­TION

You’ll soon be able to play PlaySta­tion 3 games on PC via PlaySta­tion Now, al­though Euro­peans will get first go.

TRAGEDIES

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.

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