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The OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI-Express SSD, the Lightning Fast 1800MB/s SSD on a Card…

The first refresh of the RevoDrive SSD line since Toshiba brought OCZ sees the new RevoDrive 350 series achieving lightning fast speeds. The larger capacity SSD’s achieve 1800MB/s, making the 350 the fastest consumer SSD available.

OCZ has announced three models in the 350 series. The base 240GB model will retail for $539 USD and achieves 1000MB/s read and 950MB/x write speeds. The 480GB model will sell for $899 and the 960GB model will retail for the bank account busting figure of $1299 USD. Both offer incredible performance with 1800MB/s read and 1700MB/s write speeds.

To reach these blazingly fast speeds OCZ has built the 350 series on the PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, most consumer PCI SSD cards use the slower PCIe x4 interface. Up to four LSI SF-2282 controllers keep the data shuffling around Toshiba’s fastest flash ram.

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Toshiba’s Unlimited Focus Light Field Camera Module, the All Seeing Eye…

The Japanese mega-manufacturer Toshiba are planning a photographic revolution as a part of their push to grab more digital camera market. Deep in the bowels of the Toshiba R&D labs is a new kind of sensor module, the all seeing eye.

The new miniature module, 1cm cube, allows any camera to become a Light Field Camera (LFC), a camera that captures the entire scene, allowing for unlimited adjustment to a photo after it is taken.

Unlike Lytro Toshiba will be making the new sensor technology available to other manufacturers, allowing any next generation Smartphone or tablet to include the new all seeing eye module and initiating the next revolution in digital cameras.

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The Tablet Wars Twist And Turn. Apple, Samsung, ASUS, Acer And The Rest Of The Gang…

Since the days of Moses Tablets have been an important tool for recording and sharing information. Sure Moses used his tablet with an iron stylus and hammer, his tablet was made of stone after-all. Strangely enough the purpose was the same whether stone or silicon, its all about information and connecting with people.

A few quick statistics. Worldwide tablet sales for Q3 2011, Apple 11 million, Samsung 1 million, HP 903,000. The Amazon Kindle has sold over 6million units in its short life so far. Android currently owns 42% of the US market, Gartner research expects Android to surpass Apples iPad in market share within the next two years.

IDC is forecasting that tablet sales will be in the hundreds of millions by 2016, they mustn’t think much of Windows tablets though, as they also quote 2016 as the year they pass 1million sales a year. Not great for the mighty Microsoft but great for Android and iPad tablets. Retailers are also overjoyed with the incredible growth in the tablet market, you could easily get the feeling they are the only thing keeping cash registers going ca-ching at the moment.

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Toshiba PORTEGE Z830 Ultrabook, Super Hero or Too Damn Dear…

As the Christmas shopping season quickly approaches manufactures are busily getting there wares out there to tempt us. Toshiba recently announced its latest temptation, the Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Having also updated their line-up of tablets and laptops Toshiba seems to be making a serious push in the portable computing market. Like all great comic book super hero’s an Ultrabook must have at least one super power. In the Z830′s case it can lighten both your wallet and your backup, simultaneously.

The Z830′s specifications on paper certainly indicate no compromise computing, a laptop that won’t keep you waiting. CPU choice is plentiful with the full range of second generation Intel Sandy Bridge CPU’s available, i3, i5 or i7 are up for inclusion. System memory can be expanded up to 6GB along with 128GB of storage with the included SSD. The display is a flat Matt 13.3″LED display with 1368×768 resolution, low on reflection and even viewable outdoors. The bezel around the LCD display is on the larger size but still blends in with the overall industrial look of the Ultrabook.

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SID. State of Display…

The latest technology for displays has been on show for Display Week, part of the 49th Annual SID conference. The conference is a chance for the display industry to break records and get some attention. Many deals will be done in seedy back rooms, deals and decisions that will affect next years models of tablets, smart phones and TV’s. With the whole display industry watching on all of the big players lay their cards on the table to see who’s got the best hand.

And so it was all of the largest players in the display industry were present with their latest technology, LG, Samsung, Toshiba, E-Ink, Sharp and Sony were just a few of the big names. If anything SID can be accused of having too much vaporware, technology that never actually makes it to market for one reason or another. This is a common by-product of such leading edge technology being on display, on the positive side it is interesting to see technology develop over the years till it finally turns up in a market ready form. This year E-Ink displays are the new stars of the display world, turning up in everything with a flat surface that can fit a screen. The other obvious trend was for increasing resolutions, this was even applied to the E-Ink displays. There were a number of 10 inch displays with 2560 x 1600 resolutions, the magic 300 dpi barrier has to be passed to achieve this resolution and many companies achieved this goal with many kinds of displays. E-Ink and Epson’s e-Paper, LG’s AH-IPS, Samsung’s PenTile displays, and Toshiba with the record 367dpi 4 inch LCD display, all displays that passed the 300 dpi mark.

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