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[UPDATED] 256GB Kingston USB drive for $35?

Online retailer TodayzDeal is flogging Kingston’s 256GB USB flash drive for just $25. We’re not sure if it’s actually correct or an error given just how low that price is but it looks legit enough. You can find more at the site. The drive claims maximum read/write speeds of 20/14MBps and is USB2.0HighSpeed. The deal […]

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How Blu-ray player prices have become so cheap

Taking a look in most retail stores over the last few months would have shown you a growing number of budget Blu-ray component players. In Australia, the prices for a budget player has now dipped regularly below $100 although many of the brand-name players are still over $150. However, making these cheaper players possible has […]

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Dropbox reaches version 1.0 milestone

Cloud storage service Dropbox has reached 1.0 status and includes better performance and accordingot the company blog posting, hundreds of bug fixes. Those bug fixes include invalid file name issues under Windows, locked Word and Excel files. Dropbox is also more efficient with hardware, reducing its memory usage by up to 50% as well as […]


REVIEW: Western Digital Elements Play media player

Western Digital Elements Play Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Price: $239 street (1TB) Contact: Synnex Phone: 1300 100 100 Web: VERDICT: The media player for those who don’t want to use a screwdriver. So far, media playback devices have been do-it-yourself, at least when it comes to storage. However, Western Digital’s new Elements Play […]

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Seagate launches new 5900RPM Green-class hard drives

Hard drive giant Seagate has launched what it claims to be the fastest Green desktop drives. Spinning at 5900RPM, the new 3.5-inch Barracuda Green drives feature Seagate’s SmartAlign technology that basically aligns data into 4KB sector sizes as well as maximising drive performance. The “Green” moniker comes from its 70% of materials being recyclable and […]

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