Category: Hardware

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Logitech unveals Solar-Powered Keyboard

There were cries of “impossible!” over Philips’ solar-powered remote last week, and I’m sure even more people will be scratching their heads over Logitech’s solar keyboard too—even though it can work for 3 months in total darkness. The K750 has integrated solar panels, and grabs whatever light it can get while indoors. A solar power app shows you the battery levels and ambient light...

Toshiba’s hard drive breakthough could herald mega-capacity drives

Toshiba’s hard drive breakthough could herald mega-capacity drives

Toshiba said Wednesday that it had made a breakthrough in hard disk design that will allow hard drives to have much higher capacities than what is currently possible today. The research is in something called bit-patterned media, a magnetic storage technology. The recording surface is broken up into tiny magnetic bits, each of which can hold a single bit of data. The bits are...

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Samsung 512GB SSD Has Toggle-mode DDR NAND

SSDs are now hitting sizes that are beginning to make them viable replacements for the magnetic counterparts. Samsung has introduced a new SSD offering in a 512GB configuration – boasting both capacity and speed, utilizing high-performance “toggle-mode” DDR NAND. “The highly advanced features and characteristics of our new SSD were obtained as a direct result of an aggressive push for further development of our...

SanDisk SD card can store data for 100 years

SanDisk SD card can store data for 100 years

SanDisk on Wednesday announced a Secure Digital card that can store data for 100 years, but can be written on only once. The WORM (write once, read many) card is “tamper proof” and data cannot be altered or deleted, SanDisk said in a statement. The card is designed for long-time preservation of crucial data like legal documents, medical files and forensic evidence, SanDisk said....

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections – wading into a bitter policy dispute that could be tied up in court for years. The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday to begin taking public comments on three different paths for regulating broadband. That includes a proposal by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat, to define broadband access as...

Seagate Introduces New Era Of External Storage

Seagate Introduces New Era Of External Storage

Seagate, the worldwide leader in hard drives and storage solutions, today introduced the next evolution of the company’s award-winning FreeAgent external hard drives—its new GoFlex storage solutions. This new family of external drives and accessories introduces a new level of flexibility to traditional USB 2.0 storage that will change the way people store, access, enjoy and share their digital content. The FreeAgent GoFlex storage...

Turn Your iPad Into a Netbook With ClamCase

Turn Your iPad Into a Netbook With ClamCase

Do you type enough on your iPad that you can make the case for a keyboard, but don’t want to lug around a separate input device? ClamCase might have your answer: the first iPad case designed with an integrated keyboard. While there’s no set ship date, much less a price, ClamCase has managed to design a pretty slick housing for the iPad. A video...

Corsair Launches Outrageously Fast GTX 2533MHz DDR3 Memory

Corsair Launches Outrageously Fast GTX 2533MHz DDR3 Memory

Corsair, a worldwide supplier of high-performance PC components, today announced the launch of the Dominator® GTX4, a new ultra-high-speed module with operation guaranteed up to 2533 MHz. These modules are available immediately, in limited quantity, from the Corsair Online Store. Producing modules that perform at these extraordinary speeds requires an extremely meticulous, manual screening process, and each module represents the fastest thirty-two RAMs out...

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Intel delays USB 3 chipsets until 2012

Intel announced it will wait an additional year before adopting the newer, faster USB 3.0 format by delaying the format’s motherboard chipset. This recent news announcement will likely only anger some of Intel’s OEM partners, as the companies look to try and integrate USB 3.0 support into new product lineups. The USB 3.0 format was first introduced in November 2008, but many people doubted...

Micro USB to have huge breakthroughs in 2010

Micro USB to have huge breakthroughs in 2010

To cut down on electronic waste and increase interoperability, ten mobile phone makers have signed a European Commission Memorandum of Understanding that commits them to using Micro USB as their standard mobile phone charger and data connection by 2010. Many of the companies that signed the agreement, which include Apple, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research in Motion, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Texas Instruments,...