Archive for Apr 27, 2009

Toshiba shipping 32 nm NAND flash already

Toshiba shipping 32 nm NAND flash already

Just two months ago we were talking about Toshiba and their new 32 nm NAND flash memory, and though it was supposed to not see consumers' hands until the fall, it's now available in a limited capacity.

The flash memory will be available for mass consumption by July. The new process employed here uses a 32-gigabit chip, which is 4GB, and when stacked 8 tall, you end up with 32GB of total memory in one tiny space.

While we don't know who will receive the larger flash memory first, it does seem likely that Toshiba will be providing the memory for the iPhone 3.0. The company also notes that USB storage with the new memory capacity will be their first products to carry the 32 nm chip.

[via Engadget]

Worms for iPhone screenshots released [Video]

Worms for iPhone screenshots released [Video]

There may have been a billion downloads from the Apple App Store, but who knows how many of those titles were then uninstalled amid grunts of disappointment.  That's not the grunt we'd expect to hear for Team17's upcoming Worms for the iPhone and iPod touch, seen here in some exclusive screenshots from Pocket Gamer.

Update: Demo video after the cut

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iPod nano GPS hack

iPod nano GPS hack

In the days before the iPod touch, an iPod was for music and maybe video, but certainly not GPS or internet access.  That hasn't stopped some owners of earlier iPods looking to get such functionality onto their media players, and while Ben Kokes' hack won't have you surfing the web, it does give him basic GPS functionality on his first-gen iPod nano.

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Viliv S5 pre-orders begin today; Intel video demo

Viliv S5 pre-orders begin today; Intel video demo

We can't get enough of the Viliv S5, and we know a lot of you feel the same way, so it seemed sensible to remind SlashGear readers that importer Dynamism's pre-sales for the 4.8-inch touchscreen MID kick off today at 1pm EST.  If you're undecided whether $599 is a reasonable amount to spend on an Atom-powered ultraportable with WiFi and Bluetooth, Intel's own Michael Brito has shot a demo video espousing the S5's virtues.

Video demo of the Viliv S5 after the cut

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