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OCZ @ CES 2014

We had the chance to stop by and catch up with OCZ here at CES 2014. As you might already know, OCZ had a rough 2013 and is currently in the process of being acquired by Toshiba. OCZ Vertex and Vector drives traditionally have been using Micron flash memory inside them, however, that will be changing soon as OCZ will be begin using Toshiba flash memory in their new Vertex 460 SSD and they are saying that this move could really help improve performance which has everyone at OCZ excited. At this point we don't have any numbers but when the lineup and new models are finalized the performance numbers will be released. Stay tuned to BCCHardware as we will taking a look at these new drives down the road and we will see just how much performance they were able to gain.



OCZ Vertex and Vector SSD Lineup

 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

 

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2

If you are looking to while away a few more hours this summer playing games, the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 may have a few titles that will keep you interested. There are a few Indie titles at the start, but if you manage to donate $15 or more, they even throw in Microsoft's Age of Empires Legacy Bundle to boot. That, combined with everything else would normally sell for $210+, but if you want to support these guys, it's yours for much cheaper.

The monstrous Jumbo bundle returns! It towers over the city leaving bundles in its wake. No gamer is safe when Jumbo comes to town. Is it friend or foe? The only thing we know, it's Jumbo! Pay what you want for the DRM-free version of Deadlight. Paying $1 or more gets you access to the title on Steam, as well as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Complete Pack and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition. If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get Terraria, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition and Crusader Kings II with 3 DLC Unit Packs. Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus the Age of Empires Legacy Bundle.

Source: HumbleBundle

WTU Episode #278 - BlackBerry Wins

We have just posted up Episode #278 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing next gen consoles are more last gen, Google joins the drone delivery game and Snapchat is apparently worth $10 Billion.We have those stories and more and the links below!

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Amazon Trys to Create Firesale with Sale on Fire

Recent reports suggest that the Amazon Fire Phone as sold no more than 35,000 units and they were betting big on this device. In order to try and stimulate sales just before the iPhone 6 announcement, they have just dropped the price to a mere $0.99 on contract. I don't think they could have picked a worse time than less than 24-hours before Apple's announcement and if this would have happened a few weeks ago - or at launch, they might have sold another 12 phones. Let's be real here - people want a brand phone that isn't proprietary. Sorry Amazon. I think everyone has already put out your Fire.

One of the things that shocked a lot of people with Amazon's release of the Fire Phone was the price. Marked at $199 back in June, the cost was comparable to high end devices and many wondered why Amazon wasn't undercutting the competition in order to sell more units. As of August, speculation that Amazon sold a mere 35,000 units hit the Internet, making the device a major flop.

Source: Neowin

SanDisk's new SD Card is Awesome

There was a time when if you wanted a large amount of storage in a camera card you had to go with a Compact Flash card. Now that those cards are all but dead, companies have been really pushing into the SD card space. It wasn't too long back that 256GB cards made their debut and now that size has doubled with the 512GB card from SanDisk. This is a UHS-1 card that promises crazy performance at a pretty crazy price at launch. If you need this kind of storage, it will set you back a mere $800.

SanDisk announced the Extreme Pro SDXC card (UHS-1) on Friday, the world's first SD card with room for 512 gigabytes of data — more than a half a terabyte of storage. To put that into perspective, 128GB is starting capacity for most Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air, and 256GB is common for most PC solid-state disk (SSD) drives today.

Source: Mashable

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