Geek Tech Live 59 SSD drives DOD social media and six more Android Apps to download

Welcome to Geek Tech Live 59

I would first like to state my deepest sympathies for the people in Chile who are dealing with the earthquake aftermath. Mother Earth seems to be pissed right now. Lets hope we can help Gaia regain some balance and soon. On this episode of Geek Tech Live I will be talking about

  • Corsair SSD drives are released sooner than expected.
  • DOD social media policy?
  • 6 More free Android apps that are cool.

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Corsair SSD drives are released sooner than expected.

Way sooner than expected Corsair released two offerings in the SSD category. The New SSDs utilize JMicron JMF612 and Indilinx BarefootT controller technologies.

The Reactor Series, coming in 60GB and 120GB drive capacities, is built using a new JMicron JMF612 controller. This controller has 128MB of DDR2 cache memory built in. The 120GB Reactor SSD delivers speeds of up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write, while the 60GB Reactor SeriesSSD features speeds up to 250MB/s read and 110 MB/s write.

The Nova Series uses a Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache memory, and come in sizes of 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB SSD is able to read at 270MB/second and write at 190MB/second , while the 64GB Nova Series SSD delivers speeds up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write.

Both SSDs will support the TRIM command in Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, which automatically maintains performance over the lifetime of the drives.

This is where it is very interesting I was expecting these to not be available for a little while now but… The Reactor Series and Nova Series are available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers worldwide and are backed by a Two-Year Limited Warranty.

Via Hot Hardware.com

DOD social media policy?

For a long time now the Government has been struggling with how to deal with Social Media as a whole. Twitter and Facebook along with all the other major players can be seen as a large security hole as well as time waster by the Government. In a recently release memo from the DOD the new directive requires military and defense agency leaders to make Internet capabilities via the military’s unclassified but sensitive network available across all of DOD.Until now, some leaders have prevented or severely limited such access.

The Memo really only details the importance of Social Media to the function of Government. It does nothing to actually enforce any specific guidelines. This memo is really just a first step to show that Social Media is a valid part of Government and also tie in the fact that Security is still the utmost priority for ANY data, most especially data transmitted over Social Media venues.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited followers on his Facebook page to view the new social media policy, demonstrating the value of the technology.

Via FCW.com

6 More free Android apps that are cool.

In my previous Podcasts I covered a few Android apps that were free and cool. Well, here are six more free apps that are very cool and not found on the IPhone.

OpenHome

OpenHome lets you fully customize your home screen/desktop. Something the IPhone would not let you do Evah!

 

Google Voice

Everyone already knows about this. Visual Voicemail Texts, ability to combine Phone numbers to your own hunt groups, screen calls, etc… Google Voice is a very cool app.

NESoid

Been wanting a fully featured NES emulator? well look no further NESoid is here! lite version is free and full version is $3.49

Google Finance

This app syncs directly with your Google Finance account and gives you up to the minute info on stocks and any other investments you may have.

Google Listen

I cant put it any better than Mashable author Matt Silverman Stated in the article:

Google Listen is a unique offering from Google Labs that functions like a search engine and subscription tool for podcasts across the web. If you’re on the train and realize you’ve forgotten to download the latest episode of NPR’s This American Life, simply fire up Google Listen, search for it, and stream it immediately, from the source. Google Listen effectively eliminates the need to download podcasts or connect your handset to your computer. And with subscription options built in, once you find a show you like, you’ll never miss an episode while you’re on the go.

Gmail and Google Calendar

Need I say more about this? Gmail and Calendar sync support and well its just a cool addition.

Via Mashable.com

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