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First of Intel's 25nm based X25 series SSDs coming Q4'10

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 16, 2010 11:06 am

Intel's next-gen X25 series of solid state drives aren't far away now with word of a Q4 2010 release. There is said to be four new models coming out in the new series, all of which use the latest IMFlash Technologies 25nm NAND flash memory chips.


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The four drives will span across their X25-M and X18-M (mainstream) as well as the X25-V (value) lineups. The same feature set will be given to the new drives as the existing 34nm 'Postville' drives except for a few additions; native data encryption, SMART and of course higher performance from the new 25nm NAND flash chips.

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iiNet reports solid growth with increased revenues, EBITDA and profit

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 16, 2010 10:22 am

iiNet appears to be moving full steam ahead with its annual report for the year to June 30, 2010 showing a very healthy rise in revenues, EBITDA and NPAT.


The major ISP's revenue took a 13% rise to $473.8m and its subscriber services rose by a whopping 27%, almost hitting the 1 Million mark at 960,000. Naked DSL looks to be notably popular with subscriber numbers growing a whopping 59% to 106,400.


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Aquiring Westnet and more recently Netspace looks to have paid off, too, with the company's total broadband customers sustaining 539,000 to the years end, a rise of 28% since the aquisition. If you didn't catch it in recent news, iiNet is also in the process of aquiring AAPT's consumer division which should be completed in September this year.

Labor's mandatory internet filter not the Greens cup of tea either

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 16, 2010 9:54 am

It's looking less and less likely that Labor will succeed in pushing its internet filter plan through federal parliament with the Greens today showing their support alongside the Coalition in calling for a PC-based approach.


Greens ICT spokesman Scott Ludlam unveiled the party's cyber safety policy this morning which is all about PC-based filtering, further research into cyber safety risks, strengthened law enforcement and net literacy education.


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"The Greens believe Australians need a world-class national broadband network but we don't need the Australian government looking over our shoulder and filtering what we see. A voluntary filter at the household level would be more effective to protect kids" said Senator Ludlam.

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Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.8 Beta 93

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 16, 2010 9:34 am

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.8 Beta 93.


Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.


• Small and lightweight

• Different type events can have different appearence

• Supports Windows transparency

• Synchronizes events between several clients

• Localized for multiple languages

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

• Supports iCal files.

• Shows Outlook's appointments

• Includes a todo-list

• Works also as Litestep plugin

• Displays the current date in tray icon

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

• Hotkeys for quick access

• Easy skinning with an UI


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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 16, 2010 8:50 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 16th, 2010




- Asus 14" U43F Bamboo Core i5 Notebook @ Hot Hardware

- Shuttle XPC SH55J2 Barebone PC @ Madshrimps

- Video Perspective: VIA ARTiGO A1100 Pico-ITX Builder Kit @ PC Perspective

- BodhiBox HD2 Home Theater PC @ OCIA




- Sapphire HD5770 Flex with 3 Monitors Review (5760x1080) @ Kitguru

- Point of View TGT GeForce GTX 460 Ultra Charged: Handpicked to the limit @ HT4U

- EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE @ TechReaction

- XFX HD 5830 Video Card @ Tweaknews

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Gresso's Las Vegas Jackpot phone: Yours for only one million dollars

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 14, 2010 4:09 am

Think it cost you a pretty penny for your latest smartphone? What you shelled out was pocket lint compared to what it would take you to get a hold of Gresso's Las Vegas Jackpot phone. It can be yours for only a million dollars. Seriously; a million bucks.


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It's not like you get nothing for your money. Black diamonds, diamond-cut sapphire crystals, 200 year old African blackwood, and of course pure gold are used in the construction of this phone. You really don't get a high end phone when it comes to features, but only three of these are being made so you're probably going to be putting it in a vault or on a pedestal to show off to your fabulously wealthy friends, not keep it jangling around in your pocket with your Ferrari keys.

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Froyo hitting the Droid Incredible on August 18th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 14, 2010 3:36 am

Froyo updates have been quickly making their way to many Android phones, and now you can count the Droid Incredible among the phones receiving the highly desired update.


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Reports are showing that team members from Verizon are already running Android 2.2 on their devices and that August 18th has been targeted as the date for the OTA update. Sounds great; now if they could just get them in stock for those that have been (im)patiently waiting to get their hands on the device……….

Oracle suing Google over the Android OS

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 14, 2010 3:04 am

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It looks like not everyone is happy over Android devices. Oracle Corporation is suing Google over their Android software. Oracle, who acquired Sun Microsystems and Java earlier this year for 5.6 million dollars earlier this year, is claiming Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property" in developing Android according to Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman.

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Next on the Windows Phone 7 Device leak list: Samsung

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 14, 2010 2:10 am

It seems the next company to jump on the Windows Phone 7 leak train is going to be Samsung. A couple of photos of a possible device have hit the web today.


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The single Windows button and sharp lines are reminding a lot of people of the Asus phone that leaked last week. This phone looks almost like it could be used as a weapon as angular as it is. No real details come with the photos, but that just leaves more room for speculation while we wait for Windows Phone 7 to hit the streets on an official level.

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