Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste

On the occasion of Earth Day, we reflect on a lurking issue – E-Waste. Often underestimated in size, global technological growth also produces an amazing amount of waste annually. When you think about the amount of devices that you have gone through, from PC hard drives to cellphones, and then multiply it by your neighborhood, city, country….where do all those electronics go?

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Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste

Hate Doing Your Taxes? Avoid Electronic Tax Data Headaches

North Americans hate to pay taxes and more and more of us try to alleviate the nuisance by filing our income tax returns electronically. Submitting tax returns electronically, or ‘e-filing’ is more popular every year. As the deadlines to prepare and file income tax returns approach, you do not want to increase your stress with extra electronic headaches.

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Hate Doing Your Taxes? Avoid Electronic Tax Data Headaches

Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

11 April 2019

Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

The first-ever image of a black hole was revealed to the world by an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project in a culmination of years of work, astronomy and computer science feats. How much data must you compute to get an image of something that’s 55 million light-years away, has a mass 6.5 billion times that of our own sun, from a network of 8 telescopes that combine to make a dish the size of the Earth?

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CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge

25 January 2019

CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge

Have you seen the social trend popping up the last few weeks using the hashtag #10yearchallenge? We liked seeing these and thought as we completed our 25th year recovering data we surely could also get involved with our own spin. Some of our followers online showed interest in learning more about exactly what was shown in the photo so here’s an expanded breakdown.

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Throwback: Gallery of Vintage Computers

24 January 2019

Throwback: Gallery of Vintage Computers

#Throwback Photographer Mark Richards’ tribute to vintage computers of the past ‘Core Memory’ features gems like this old DEC hard drive, and yes, an Apple Macintosh (Happy 35th birthday)

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Interview: Talking Tech on Tech Talk Radio with Marc Saltzman

7 January 2019

Interview: Talking Tech on Tech Talk Radio with Marc Saltzman

The first Tech Talk radio show of the year with Marc Saltzman featured CBL talking about data recovery, hard drive tips, data deletion and more.

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Lucky the Server

20 December 2018

Lucky the Server

(To the tune of Frosty the Snowman)

Lucky the Server,
Kept his users going all day,
So were they surprised when
Before their eyes,
He went offline one day.

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