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Toshiba aims to slash ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives

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Toshiba said Tuesday it will soon begin mass production of a new line of hybrid disk drives equipped with flash memory, touting them as a low-cost replacement for the solid-state drives used in ultrabook and laptop computers....
Toshiba aims to slash ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives
Acer's Iconia W510: a $499 Windows 8 tablet with optional dock

Apple to spend $11bn on Samsung parts in 2012 claims exec

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Apple may be attempting to reduce its reliance on Samsung components, but its bill from the Korean firm is likely to be the largest to-date according to one exec: up from $7.8bn in 2011 to as much as $11bn by the end of 2012. “The amount of the current contract...
Apple to spend $11bn on Samsung parts in 2012 claims exec

Cisco Is Watching As Nimble Storage Preps For An IPO

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With today's news that Nimble Storage nabbed another $40+ million in venture funding, the company is now worth about $519 million, Business Insider has learned. That's according to a report by startup valuation specialists VC Experts. This is pretty impressive growth for a company that has only been shipping its...
Cisco Is Watching As Nimble Storage Preps For An IPO

Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

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The co-founder of SanDisk and one of the illustrious fathers of flash memory, Eli Harari, says that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft Research and UCSD, which earlier this week claimed that solid-state storage would meet its maker by 2024.Speaking at...
SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

Teradata gets into the in-memory biz to take on SAP's HANA

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Data analytics veteran Teradata will not let the new era of data-analysis architectures pass it by without a fight. It has already built products to address massive data volumes and Hadoop, and on Wednesday it announced an in-memory database technology to answer the industry’s latest call. Speed is the driving...
Teradata gets into the in-memory biz to take on SAP's HANA

The Storage Games

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Most of the computerized data you interact with is stored in a corporate data center or the cloud on a class of device known as enterprise storage. Their capacity is measured in petabytes, or millions of gigabytes. The number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) generated by applications from Excel...
The Storage Games

SanDisk earnings: Watch those margins

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SanDisk (SNDK) -Average analyst estimate, according to Thomson Financial: profit of $.15 per share on $790 million in revenue SanDisk (SNDK) has enjoyed a nice little run over the past few months - shares climbed almost 12 percent during the second quarter - but as the flash memory maker's earnings...
SanDisk earnings: Watch those margins

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Gives Some Great Advice For Your Career

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Steve Wozniak, affectionately known as Woz, is best known as Apple's cofounder. He left Apple in 1987 and  continued to be a star in the tech scene. In 2009 he took a job as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a company that changed the enterprise storage market. It builds big storage...
Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Gives Some Great Advice For Your Career
Current flash memory technologies won't scale beyond 2024, researchers say

iFixit tears into the new iPod touch, bemoans lack of repairability

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The folks over at iFixit have gotten their tool-sporting hands all over the new iPod touch, giving Apple's latest music player the customary detailed teardown. The alien autopsy-esque dissection reveals the device's A5 processor, flash memory from Toshiba and a lot of parts secured firmly in place. The latter,...
iFixit tears into the new iPod touch, bemoans lack of repairability
Samsung Galaxy S 4 update adds more user storage, app installs on SD cards
iFixit tears down Kindle Fire HD, finds completely new internals

IBM to acquire solid state vendor Texas Memory

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To augment its line of storage and data center systems with solid state technology, IBM is acquiring flash memory system provider Texas Memory Systems (TMS). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
IBM to acquire solid state vendor Texas Memory
Samsung announces ATIV Smart PC, Smart PC Pro Windows 8 tablets with Intel processors
Lexar announces 256GB SD memory card available in October for $900

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

Wii U: the essential guide

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Everything you need to know about Nintendo's new console including hardware, games, prices and moreFriday sees the first major home console launch since 2006 and the beginning of the next generation in games hardware. But since its announcement at E3 in 2011, confusion and uncertainty has surrounded Nintendo's intriguing Wii...
Wii U: the essential guide

EPFL mixes graphene and molybdenite to make very efficient, flexible flash memory

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We've seen graphene chips, and we've seen molybdenite chips. What would happen if we combined the two? If EPFL's experimental flash memory is any clue, we might get one of the better blends since chocolate met peanut butter. The chip uses graphene's high conductivity for the memory itself, as...
EPFL mixes graphene and molybdenite to make very efficient, flexible flash memory

Lexar announces its first XQD memory cards

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Photographers using the newer high-end flash memory format now have another supplier besides Sony for the cards. Also: a big, fast SDXC card for a big, fat price. [Read more]...
Lexar announces its first XQD memory cards

Micron Technology Picks Up Former Nvidia Exec

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Michael Rayfield, former head of Nvidia’s mobile business unit working on system-on-a-chip computing hardware, has been named vice president of wireless solutions at Micron Technology, the company announced Tuesday. In his new position, Rayfield will manage the development of DRAM, flash memory and other hardware aimed specifically at mobile devices....
Micron Technology Picks Up Former Nvidia Exec

Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired

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Some weeks there just isn't a wining patent declared by a rocking TKO. This week is such a case but that doesn't mean that that there weren't a series of solid inventions, because there were. A series of patent applications came to light today relating to improvements in the works...
Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired
Apple’s plans for its $90B in cash: “We’re not going to have a toga party”

This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC

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Startup Nimble Storage is on a tear. Today it announced another $40.7 million round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. That's $98 million to date in three rounds.  Although Nimble was founded five years ago, its only been shipping its product since 2010, CEO Suresh Vasudevan told...
This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi

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Android might have already spilled over into the desktop world in one form or another, but what if you want something a little more project-friendly? VIA Technologies has developed the APC, a Neo-ITX-based barebones system running a custom version of Android 2.3 optimized for mouse and keyboard input. The...
VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi
Google Glass gets some competition from the Vizux M100 smart glasses

Toshiba refreshes the Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive

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For the most part, the 2013 Toshiba Qosmio X875 gaming laptop is just like the 2012 version. The company just announced an updated version, but the only main difference is that it will now be offered with a 1TB 7,200RPM hybrid hard drive, which uses 8GB of flash memory...
Toshiba refreshes the Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive

Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'

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After working mostly in the realm of servers, Fusion-IO, the founding member of the AllThingsD Flash Madness Club, last summer’s hot IPO, said today it is bringing its flash technology to workstations. It is calling the product ioFX. One early customer is Rob Legato, the Visual Effects Supervisor who won...
Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'
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