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 Thursday, 27-February-2014  20:10:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NSW has become the first Australian state to make lane-splitting legal for motorcyclists - up to 30km/h. Lane filtering has been common practice for motorcycle riders across the country and overseas for decades. The benefits of Lane Filtering have been internationally recognised as a solution to traffic congestion in built up areas and will assist in relieving congestion issues on NSW’s major and minor routes thereby assisting drivers with their daily commutes. More info here.

Sandisk have announced the first 128GB microSDXC card. Compared to when the microSD card format was first launched in 2004 with 128MB of capacity, SanDisk has increased storage capacity of microSD cards 1,000 times over in less than a decade with the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card. To enable 128GB of storage on a removable microSD card, SanDisk developed an innovative proprietary technique that allows for 16 memory die to be vertically stacked, each shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair.

WD meanwhile have a new range of purple hard drives, especially intended for surveillance. Designed specifically for video surveillance units, WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. Shipping today, WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB. Expect a large order from Fort Meade any day now.

Tech Report continue their SSD endurance test, with the drives having crossed the 600TB threshhold. Tweaktown meanwhile compared 18 SSDs for real-world performance. With a new test in hand via Futuremark, we look at worst case and recovery performance to find real differences in SSD performance.

HowToGeek reassures us that the PC is not dead. In reality, there are more different types of hardware and software than ever. Not everyone is forced to use a beige tower running Windows. But PCs aren’t dying just because people have more choice. Some people will always need large screens, multiple windows, mice, keyboards, and all that other good stuff. Not everyone will be done on a 10-inch or smaller touch screen.

ThinkComputers take a look back at 10 rare and unreleased video cards. Many times we get the chance to check out new graphics cards and technology before they are released at trade shows like the Consumer Electronics show. It is often that many of these products do not make it to market for one reason or another. Here we have compiled a list of 10 Rare and Unreleased graphics cards. Strangely, no mention of the Bitchin'fast!3D 2000 or the Voodoo 59000 AGP!

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