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 Thursday, 10-January-2013  22:15:23 (GMT +10) - by booj

Hardcoreware have look at what MTBF means for SSD. There some confusion surrounding MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and how it relates to SSD products. We explain what MTBF means for SSD, how it is tested, and how much it matters to the end user.

How strong is your password? Ben J let us know of a site that estimates how long a password takes to crack. I think I need to update mine..

Flash drives get ever larger! Kingston have shown a 1TB drive at CES, Thanks Gunna. At Predatorís retail launch, which should take place soon, only a 512GB model will become available. The 1TB model that Iíve been raving over will see its launch later in Q1.

iXBT Labs have summarized the performance of basically every consumer graphics card available in 2012. You can download the results in a rar or zip file.

Love them or loathe them, iPads have a lot of uses. They can even assist the little ones with potty training! It's not all curved OLED TVs and 4K at CES. For some exhibitors it's all about innovation in the high-end training toilet space.

On the subject of iPads, it seems that Microsoft were left feeling a bit awkward after the theft of some iPads from their R&D center over the Christmas break. No MS products were reported stolen. News of the raid came to light after a Palo Alto Daily Post story on 4 January, headed "Microsoft says somebody stole its Apple iPads". The final line of the story included the intriguing nugget: "No Microsoft products were reported stolen."

Austin-based startup TrackingPoint have developed a series of high powered rifles complete with Linux driven scopes with 'auto-aim' capabilities. The Linux-powered scope produces a display that looks something like the heads-up display you'd see sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon's compass orientation, cant, and incline. To shoot at something, you first "mark" it using a button near the trigger.

Tuesday was the hottest day on record for Australia, breaking the record set the day before. On Monday, the national average (minimum and maximum) temperature calculated by the National Climate Centre was 32.22 degrees, exceeding the previous record of 31.86 set in December 1972. However, while the previous record lasted 40 years, Monday's only stood for one day.

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