Cloud Computing & You

Along with CD binders, bookshelves, and DVD collections, please add to the list of defunct media storage devices: Your hard drive.

Along with CD binders, bookshelves, and DVD collections, please add to the list of defunct media storage devices: Your hard drive. As more media companies allow people to use the web to store videos, music, photos and the rest of their digital lives, consumers could find themselves with more gigabytes than they know what to do with — and a significant savings on everything from MP3 players to pricey warranties. The innovation is called "cloud computing" and, simply put, it is the technology behind web-based services that store your digital files remotely and offer you access from multiple devices through a browser or downloadable app.

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