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Submission + - The SSD That You Can Finally Afford, Kingston 40GB (

ocfreak writes: Kingston Technology Company today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The drive is available for as low as $84.99 after rebates (U.S. only) at e-tailer when it comes out on November 9th, 2009. The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is built using 2nd Generation Intel SSD technology, so the drive has sequential speeds of up to 170MB/sec. read and 40MB/sec. write. The hardware analysts over at Legit Reviews found the drive able to hit 230MB/s read and 40MB/s in their tests and has more than enough room to install Windows 7 64-bit. This might just be one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop'(TM)s boot, shutdown and application load times. At $85 this drive might be the catalyst to bring SSDs into the mainstream!

Submission + - 250-Foot Hybrid Airship To Spy Over Afghanistan in

Toe, The writes: "Gizmodo details the Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) (based on the P-791), a spyship from U.S Army's Space and Missile Defense Command capable of hovering at 20,000 feet. Planned for deployment in Afghanistan, the ship can float for three weeks and carry well over a ton of payload, apparently surveillance equipment. The video on Gizmodo of the P-791 shows that these ships are a hybrid not only of both buoyancy and propulsive lift, but also of both awe and hilarity."

Submission + - Apple launches iPod Touch, revamps Nano, iTMS wifi (

tRSS writes: "Apple just right now launched iPod touch, with similar interface as the iPhone and new iPod nano with video and coverflow. iPod touch start from $299 whereas iPod nano start from $149. They have also revamped the iPod shuffle with new bright colors. Apple has added the capability of buying and downloading music wirelessly from the iTunes Music store on iPod touch and iPhones now as well."

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