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WD My Passport 4TB review: A good budget choice that’s just a little slow

WD’s My Passport 4TB mobile USB 3.0 drive lets you stuff a lot of data in your pocket without emptying it of cash. While not as fast with sequential transfers as the LaCie and Seagate drives we’ll be comparing it to, it’s certainly fast enough. And, at $115 on the street, it’s considerably cheaper. Design and specs Because the 4TB ... Read More »

Toshiba OCZ’s TL100 review: A budget SSD that’s not a bargain

There are two types of products that send the PCWorld lab into retest mode: those that perform better than expected, and those that perform worse. Toshiba’s 2.5-inch, TLC NAND-based, OCZ-branded TL100 definitely falls into the latter category. As a matter of fact, after seeing a sustained write speed of less than 100MBps, a far cry from the “up to 530MBps” ... Read More »

The surprising hedge fund strategy that’s beating the market

A simple but elusive strategy has been beating the market this year: Just own what the hedge funds don’t. Stocks with the lowest concentration in hedge fund portfolios as measured by equity capitalization have crushed the S&P 500 this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. The “low-concentration” basket has turned in a basically flat performance that while unspectacular far ... Read More »

Meet Hound, a hands-free virtual assistant that’s smarter and faster than Siri

SoundHound is best known for its music recognition app, which listens to songs and identifies them, in the same vein as Shazam. But for the last nine years, the company has been working on a virtual assistant to rival Siri, Google Now, and Cortana. That app, called Hound, on Tuesday emerged from private beta on iOS and Android with data ... Read More »