Kathryn bought and installed her new mouse, and she noticed something weird. Really weird. She saw a flurry of windows opening when she plugged it in, and assumed that it was some kind of installation function. Then she visited Facebook and noticed that she had “Liked” Logitech. She likes Logitech products, don’t get her wrong, but she doesn’t Facebook “like” them. Except she did. Or someone did. [More]
Thomas Hawk got burnt by a LaCie Big Disk external hard drive—let his experience be a lesson to you. While LaCie’s products may be a middling quality, hard disks, as built with modern manufacturing techniques, should be presumed to be disposable. There was a time not that long ago that a hard disk would last many years, but those days are almost certainly over. We’re not sure exactly what has changed, but there’s a reason that hard disk manufacturers don’t offer five year warranties anymore.