Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has set up a new deal to swap patents with LCD TV maker Funai.
Funai, which makes TVs sold in the U.S. under the brands Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania, and Emerson, will gain access to Microsoft's exFAT file system, an enhanced version of the company's older FAT (file allocation table) used to store and organize data on a disk.
The exFAT (extended FAT) system supports much higher-capacity drives and devices than can FAT and will quickly save files onto SD cards, USB drives, and other portable gadgets. Microsoft sees it as the … Read more
There are just some days where nothing but a juicy burger will cut it. We all know exactly how healthy a big burger is, though. But there are ways to feel slightly better about your hamburgers. The Burger Buddy Fat Reducer offers a fast way to eliminate fat. While it may look like a standard burger mold, the Burger Buddy Fat Reducer is actually used in a different way. After you finish grilling your burger patty, you place it in the press, flush out the fat with hot water and press the patty to maintain the great grilled flavor. Grease … Read more
Microsoft on Thursday said it has started licensing the technology behind another flash memory format.
The company announced a program to license out the Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) format, which is an updated version of the file allocation table format. Microsoft also licenses out that format, though its patents there have been the subject of contention, particularly since many distributions of Linux include the FAT formats.
The newer format, exFAT, can work on far larger-capacity devices than its predecessor--256 terabytes, as opposed to 32GB for FAT. It also allows for faster file saves on Secure Digital Extended Capacity cards … Read more
There is a known problem with Snow Leopard's handling of FAT32 drive partitions, where the system will run into an error when folders containing files are copied from one drive to another. This only happens when copying between FAT32 drives, and not when different filesystem types are used.… Read more
With just two weeks to go before Black Friday, online-coupon site FatWallet announced on Friday that it has launched a Black Friday page where Web users can track all the latest deals for the big shopping day.
Currently, the site lists all the latest Black Friday ads that have surfaced, as well as news and rumors surrounding the day. It also has information on Cyber Monday, the Web's big shopping day, which falls on the Monday after Black Friday.
Of course, FatWallet isn't alone in this space. Several companies, including BlackFriday.Info and DealTaker to name a few, … Read more
There are a couple of situations where files on drives may be locked, which will prevent them from being directly removed. As such, even though you have them in the trash and choose the option to empty the trash, the files will stay around and give an error that the files are locked.… Read more
iUndelete is an easy-to-use utility that allows users to recover deleted documents. Although it won't work miracles, users stand a good chance of recovering lost data with this program.
The program's interface is simple and intuitive, allowing us to get started right away. For testing purposes, we created a Word document and deleted it. We hadn't emptied our Recycle Bin in a while either, so we did that, too. Then we clicked the Scan button and the program went to work. It quickly returned a list of the deleted files it had found, organized in a tree … Read more