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Can Data Reduction Technology Substitute for TRIM in a SSD?

Can Data Reduction Technology Substitute for TRIM in a SSD? By Kent Smith, LSI Flash Components Division Senior Marketing Director Imagine a bathtub full of water and asking someone to empty the tub while you turn your back for a moment. When you look again and see the water is gone, do you just assume someone pulled …

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Intel Thunderbolt 2 Enables 4K Video Display at 20Gbs Bandwidth

Intel Thunderbolt 2 Enables 4K Video Display at 20 Gbs Video Creation Bolts Ahead – Doubles Bandwidth By Dan Snyder – Intel Corporation Everybody seems to be sharing video these days — at higher resolutions than ever.  This always-increasing demand has helped expand growth and adoption of Intel’s Thunderbolt™ technology in 2013, especially for the video …

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Why Gamers Still Need a Discrete GPU with Intel’s Haswell CPU

Why Gamers Still Need a Discrete GPU with Intel’s Haswell CPU By Brian Caulfield of NVIDIA and Rene Haas from Intel With Intel’s recent news about Haswell, some may be wondering what effect Haswell’s graphics may have on NVIDIA and our GeForce business. I sat down with Rene Haas, VP and GM of computing products here, to …

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Postcard from Shenzhen China: Mega Data Center Growth

Postcard from Shenzhen: China’s mega data center growth mixed with a more traditional approach By: Rob Ober, LSI Corporate Strategy I’ve been travelling to China quite a bit over the last year or so. I’m sitting in Shenzhen right now (If you know Chinese internet companies, you’ll know who I’m visiting). The growth is staggering. I’ve …

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Could the Super Bowl power outage cause SSD data loss?

Could the Super Bowl power outage cause data loss on SSDs? By Kent Smith – senior director of marketing for LSI’s Flash Components Division Most people fully understand that electronics are useless without power, but what happens when devices lose power in the middle of operating? That answer is highly dependent on a number of variables …

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Sony PlayStation4 Gaming Console Announcement Will Drop PS3 Prices by 64%

Sony PlayStation4 Gaming Console Announcement Will Drop PS3 Prices by 64% Written by: Louis Ramirez, www.dealnews.com Senior Feature Writer Sony is about to take console gaming into the future, and if industry experts are correct, that future will begin on February 20. That’s when the Japanese giant will give the world its first glimpse at the …

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Desktop PC: Intel Says the End is Near

Desktop PC: Intel Says the End is Near Back on August 2010, I made a prediction: desktop PCs have an expiration date, and that time may not be far off. I followed-up that article with several more editorials, arguing on both sides of the position that enthusiast desktop PCs would be killed by unnecessary overclocking …

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How Gaming PCs Can Help In the Battle Against AIDS

How Gaming PCs Can Help In the Battle Against AIDS By George Millington II – NVIDIA Public Relations Do you play a little more “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” than you’d care to admit? Got a ridiculously powerful GPU? When you’re not defending your nation from bad guys, maybe you’ll want to donate a little …

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Toshiba Tec Photocopier Eraser System Analyst View

Toshiba Tec Photocopier Eraser System Analyst View Source: Futuresource Consulting The recent announcement from Toshiba that it has developed a photocopier that can erase copied documents, allowing the paper to be reused multiple times, was picked up by one of our analysts. Matt Marshall, Head of Print & Imaging, Futuresource Consulting provides the analyst’s view, …

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OCZ Technology: From SSDs to Layoffs

OCZ Technology Group Fades To Black San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. Begins Layoffs As NASDAQ:OCZ Value Plummets Once upon a time between 2004-2006, OCZ was a well-known manufacturer of high-end memory components and power supply units that sold under the motto “Founded by Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts”. During the peak economy in 2007, OCZ …

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High-Capacity SSDs Finally Match Price per-GB of Smaller SSDs

High-Capacity SSDs Finally Match the per-GB Prices of Smaller SSDs By Louis Ramirez, dealnews Senior Feature Writer When it comes to laptops, few upgrades offer as big a performance boost as a solid state drive. And although they’re still costlier than traditional drives, SSDs are no longer coveted by just the tech elite; they’re now …

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Where Did The Internet Go?

Where Did The Internet Go? By: Michael Price, Coalition for a Connected West The Internet has changed our lives forever. This was proven recently when Go Daddy email servers and websites temporarily shut down.  To fully appreciate our reliance on the Internet, ask yourself, what happens in an Internet minute? Researchers at Intel took on that question and the answers are mind-boggling. Every minute on …

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Tablets Drive Desktop PC Customer Satisfaction Higher

Tablets Drive Customer Satisfaction with PCs Higher; TVs, Consumer Electronics Improve, While Appliances Hold Steady Apple Maintains Strong Lead; Electrolux Challenges Whirlpool Strong customer satisfaction prevails across three durable goods industries in 2012, with nearly all companies showing improvement compared with a year ago, according to a report released today by the American Customer Satisfaction …

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Video Games Industry Driven by Online Digital Delivery

Video Games Industry Driven by Online as Digital Delivery Comes to the Fore Source: Futuresource Consulting The video games industry across the USA and Western Europe will witness steady growth through to 2015, reaching $15.7 billion and €10.2 billion respectively in total retail value, according to a new Console, Handheld and PC Gaming report from …

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The Rise and Fall of the Apple iPod

The Rise and Fall of the Apple iPod: Deals Become Scarce, Dropping 50% in a Year By Louis Ramirez, dealnews Senior Feature Writer The iPod’s reign is coming to an end. Plummeting sales, the rise of convergence devices, and Apple’s own iPad are all contributing to the iPod’s rapid decline. In the company’s just-released fiscal …

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