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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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In a clear play to get Dropbox users over into their own cloud storage camp, Microsoft is offering an extra 100GB of OneDrive storage for free for a year. All you need to do is sign into OneDrive (or create an account) and let OneDrive send a file to your Dropbox account to verify you are a Dropbox user. Then you should have an additional 100GB of space for 12 months.

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Unless you have oodles of bandwidth, using cloud storage services such as Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive to store massive files can be impractical, depending on how often you need to sync them. Improved telecommunications technology will eventually make the process less painful, but for now, software tweaks will have to do. Dropbox recently revealed some enhancements it's made to its clients that should boost sync speeds for "large" files by up to two times.

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Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at mere cents per GB per month. Depending on your storage needs, Amazon Glacier could be the most cost-efficient way to back up your data for a lifetime. Here's what you need to know about it and how to set it up.

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With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. Instead of missing out on those great syncing features though, you can create your own cloud storage service that you control with a service called ownCloud. With it, you'll get syncing files, notes, calendars and more. The best part: it only takes about five minutes to set up.