Archive for November, 2010

High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

Sony, Nikon and SanDisk are pushing for a new high-speed memory card format, which would replace CompactFlash in future digital cameras and camcorders. The unnamed new format would mark a switch from PATA to PC Express, and theoretical transfer speeds of up to 500MB/sec from the current 167MB/sec maximum. Meanwhile it would also allow for cards greater than 2TB in capacity.

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Google social networking drive delayed until Spring 2011?

Google social networking drive delayed until Spring 2011?

Google's push into social networking, adding social components into its core products to improve search quality with "tailored recommendations", has apparently been delayed, with the launch now not expected to take place until spring 2011. According to Mashable's sources, the project - a super-secret endeavor led by VP Vic Gundotra - is being hamstrung by internal arguments over design, purpose and execution.

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Apple block PhotoFast MacBook Air SSD kit production?

Apple block PhotoFast MacBook Air SSD kit production?

Apple has reportedly demanded PhotoFast stop production of their 256GB MacBook Air SSD upgrade kits, which were billed as the only way to double the maximum storage in the 11.6-inch version of the ultraportable. A source close to the company has told 9 to 5 Mac that the request is supposedly being abided by, since PhotoFast is wary of losing its membership in Apple's MFi program for officially licensed accessories and peripherals.

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A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future

A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future

As you may well know if you've been following especially closely, we were supposed to be FINISHED with our review of the NOOKcolor - the final word was just laid down earlier today, right? It went by the name A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up and spoke of everything that was outside the hardware and the reading experience. But what's that? You say I've forgotten to talk about reading books you've downloaded from sources outside of Barnes and Noble? And wait, what happened at basically the same time that post was posted - a root? Let's talk!

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The Daily Slash: November 29 2010

The Daily Slash: November 29 2010

Today was quite the day. On this day we had not only our A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up final verdict last chapter in our extended week of reviewing NOOKcolor, the folks over at XDA Developers rooted it! Can you believe it? Then Plantronics hosts a sweet gameface contest for fabulous prizes, and we're knee-deep in columns: We Need To Talk by Philip Berne, Why Apple’s all-SSD, Light Peak MacBook Pro makes sense and In Search of Solder and a Sense of Achievement both by Chris Davies. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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George W. Bush Visiting Facebook HQ [LIVE VIDEO]

George W. Bush Visiting Facebook HQ [LIVE VIDEO]

For those of you who read books written by former presidents regularly, you probably know the George W. Bush has a book out at the moment and is touring the country trying to sell it. Today, he'll be stopping at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto to have a few words with the world. Facebook users will have the opportunity to ask Bush questions - but good luck. This is the first time a U.S. President will appear on Facebook liveCheck out the live feed below.

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