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Unconfirmed: Apple Orders 100 Million 8GB Chips for New Handhelds

DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has placed a massive order for 100 million 8GB flash storage chips, mostly from Samsung, that will then be combined into larger capacities. What could this purchase indicate? The quantity, twice the size of last year's order, is likely to make such chips scarce in the market, which… »4/09/09 1:15am4/09/09 1:15am

XM's XMp3 Player: Latest DOA Attempt At a Satellite iPod

Having seen—and tested—the earlier evolutions of satellite radio receiver, from dashboard model to in-home unit to hip-connected recorder/player, I've felt like I'm judging contestants in the Special Olympics: The radio service is fine, but the gadgets aren't really expected to measure up to other contenders in the… »9/15/08 9:00pm9/15/08 9:00pm

SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Caught Speeding at 30MBps

SanDisk has unchained their new Extreme III PRO-HG Duo cards and they are tearing ass all over the place with superfast 30MBps read and write transfer speeds. For those of you keeping track, SanDisk's non-HG Extreme III's can only muster 18MBps speeds. Naturally, the PRO-HG will be aimed squarely at users with high… »5/29/08 4:20pm5/29/08 4:20pm

Nokia N95 8GB Gets Official US Release, Ships With Six Months Free Navigation

We heard of Nokia N95 8GB availability on US shores a little while back, but it now looks officially official, all with proper HSDPA connectivity under its hood. The feature packed handset has impressed us no end, and Nokia know how to sweeten us up, as the N95 8GB will be shipping with six months free voice-directed… »3/20/08 6:03am3/20/08 6:03am

Flash Zune Hardware Gallery and Test: Tight Jeans, Sizemodo, and Zunepad

The new Zune firmware is bringing new functionality to even old Zunes (which we covered in detail here), but is the new hardware special enough to be worth your purchase? Here's a rundown of our tests on how easy it is to fit a Zune in your pocket (video above), the paint job, and the new touch sensitive directional … »11/12/07 6:18pm11/12/07 6:18pm