Do helium-filled hard drives have a lower failure rate?

ZDNet

Helium-filled hard drives are now all the rage. But how does their reliability stack up compared to regular air-filled hard drives? What better company to answer this question than cloud storage specialists Backblaze. See also: iOS 11.4 tip: How to enable Messages in iCloud (and why you might want to keep this feature turned off) Why is Backblaze the perfect company to answer this question? Because it has a lot fo helium- and air-filled hard drives in service.


Allegiant passengers claim they weren't allowed to evacuate 'smoke-filled cabin' after emergency landing

FOX News

Two different people claimed that the cabin was filled with smoke and passengers weren't allowed to immediately evacuate. An Allegiant flight had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff when it experienced mechanical issues Wednesday. Flight 101 was on its way to Phoenix from Cedar Rapids, Iowa when it was forced to turn around and head back to the airport. BLACK FRATERNITY CLAIMS ALABAMA RESTAURANT REFUSED TO HOST THEIR EVENT CITING'PROBLEMS WITH YOUR KIND' After landing safely, the aircraft was met by the local fire and rescue crews, but they found nothing out of the ordinary. Two different people on Twitter claimed that the cabin was filled with smoke and passengers weren't allowed to immediately evacuate.


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sued For Falsely Advertising Real Ingredients

International Business Times

Those who are fans of Krispy Kreme's maple and berry filled doughnuts may be disappointed to know that they were not eating authentic ingredients. An upset customer is suing the doughnut chain over filling the treats with imitation ingredients, TMZ reported on Monday. The suit was filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a customer ordered several Maple Iced Glazed, Glazed Raspberry Filled, Glazed Blueberry Cake and Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled doughnuts. The plaintiff, Jason Saidian, accused the North Carolina-based company of filling the doughnuts with "blueberry gumbits." This classic cake doughnut is chock full of blueberry flavor to create a scrumptious taste sensation.


What's really in Krispy Kreme?

FOX News

A Los Angeles man has filed a lawsuit against Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, alleging that the pastry chain falsely advertises the ingredients of its fruit-filled and maple-glazed donuts. The suit, filed Wednesday in a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by Jason Saidian, is seeking class action status for Krispy Kreme customers. The plaintiff is asking for more than $5 million in damages from the North Carolina-based chain due to the alleged nonexistence of the "premium ingredients" advertised, Top Class Actions reports. In the complaint, Saidian claims that the doughnut maker conducts "false and misleading business practices" because its "Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled," "Glazed Raspberry Filled," "Maple Bar," and "Glazed Blueberry Cake" doughnuts and holes don't actually contain real raspberries, maple or blueberries. Instead, the complaint alleges, the donuts are made with "nutritionally inferior ingredients."


Solar eclipse to be streamed live from NASA balloons

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun. A team of researchers from Montana State University has partnered with NASA to participate in the Space Grant Ballooning Project to send more than 50 high-altitude balloons 80,000 feet (24,384 meters) up to capture the solar eclipse as it crosses the country on Aug. 21. 'We'll see the variations from coast to coast to see what the eclipse does over landscapes,' Cassandra Runyon, director of the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, said excitedly at a test launch on Thursday. Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun The latex balloons, which are roughly 9 feet (2.7 m) tall when filled with helium, will be equipped with high-definition video cameras, still cameras and computers. They will be launched from roughly 50 U.S. locations and transmit the images back to Earth.