Ever Wish You Had a Backup Brain? The Mars Rover Has One

By | November 15th, 2018

A recent glitch in its main computer required the Curiosity Rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to switch to another computer in the rover while they worked to resolve the problems with its main computer. As @MarsCuriosity tweeted from the surface of the red planet, “Redundant systems: don’t leave Earth without them.”

Stories of Camera and Data Catastrophes

By | October 25th, 2018

In a post that’s suitable for story telling around a campfire at the lake, Zach Sutton of Lensrentals.com spins scary tales of the challenges encountered by their photo and video rental gear while out in the world, including dust, salt water, forgotten data, and solar eclipses. Don’t read it alone.

Mac and iOS Users: Remember to Back Up Before You Upgrade!

By | September 17th, 2018

New versions of Apple’s operating systems are coming to your iOS devices and Mac in the next week. iOS 12 was released today and macOS 10.14 “Mojave” will be available a week from today on September 24. If you’re planning to upgrade your Mac or iOS devices with Apple’s newest software, you should make it a point to back up before you install anything new.