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  • How to Download Your Data With All the Fancy New GDPR Tools

    Photo: Jacques Brinon (AP) The big new European data-privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here, and it’s ushered in a host of changes to the way companies treat your personal information. One of the consumer benefits of GDPR is that it requires companies to make it possible for users to pack up their data and leave if they don’t like the service they’re using. You shouldn’t be trapped into keeping an account with a certain…

  • The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created #FlashbackFriday

    Image: Getty Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centers that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardless, they each have their own idiosyncrasies worth remembering. Here are 10 of the weirdest storage devices ever…

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