CES 2009: New SD card standard paves the way for 2TB capacities

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The SD association has announced a new top-end to the capacities of its eponymous flash memory cards. The new spec is called “SDXC” – short for “eXtended Capacity”, and it’ll hold up to 2TB of data, with transfer speeds rocketing up to 104MB/s. In contrast, the previous maximums were 32GB and 10MB/s.

This is just a specification – there’s no products yet – and support for the format will have to make its way into devices before it’ll be much use selling the cards. However, I think it’s fairly safe to say that we’ll be seeing these on shelves in a year or so.

(via Gizmodo)

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Griffin Simplifi – iPod dock/card reader/USB hub combo device

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Transfer songs easily from your PC to mobile's microSD/SDHC/M2 memory card with SanDisk's Mobile Ultra

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Londoners to use Oyster-enabled Nokia handsets to pay for journeys

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Well, we’ve all got mobile phones, right? How about paying for train journeys using those? According to The…

ThinkGeek solves your lost mobile phone worries, with the SIM card back-up machine

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Send photos direct from your camera's memory card to the intertubes with Eye-fi

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Friend afflicted with the Red Ring of Death disease? Buy 'em a condolence card on Etsy

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Gary has been busy skiving, err, sorry, scouring Etsy for homemade goodies over at Xboxer, and uncovered this condolence card for unfortunate souls plagued with the Red Ring of Death virus. You’d think once the situation got this bad, where people started making bloody cards expressing their sorrow over the 360s breaking down, Microsoft would wake up and realise something might indeed be wrong with the machines they’re shipping.

But noooo. Owners are still reporting their Xbox 360s are facing the same problems since launch, and Microsoft are still taking an age to send the refurbished RRoD machines out in replacement. It…