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What would you say for a big, fat access point with a few large antennas and a bunch of Wi-Fi cards that automatically connect to the strongest wireless signals it can pick up. Then the device will combine all these signals into one FreeLoading Broadband Canal available to the user… and that is exactly what the Slurpr is supposed to be capable of.

The idea of Slurpr is to combine all the traffic from its six wireless network interfaces into one big connection which could be retransmitted into one powerfull new connection. And considering the ruter is equipped with six wireless cards capable of up to 108 Mbps each this could get you a combined speed up to 648 megabits, but only in the best possible situation. And considering you have nine 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet ports you can’t get more that a 100 Megabits per user, but you connect a few PCs with a cable you can utilise more of the available bandwidht (that is if you can actually get more than 100 Mbps from the 6 wireless interfacec).

Slurpr specifications
CPU: MIPS 32 4Kc based 266MHz (BIOS adjustable from 200 to 400MHz) embedded processor
Memory: 64MB DDR onboard memory chip
Root loader: RouterBOOT, 1Mbit Flash chip
Data storage: 128MB onboard NAND memory chip, CompactFlash type I/II slot (also supports IBM/Hitachi Microdrive)
Ethernet ports: One IDT Korina 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet port supporting Auto-MDI/X, eight VIA VT6105 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet ports supporting Auto-MDI/X
MiniPCI slots: Six MiniPCI Type IIIA/IIIB slots
Serial ports: One DB9 RS232C asynchronous serial port

The Slurpr router is currently available for pre-orders, the expected end price will be about $1350.

For more information about the Slurpr…

Power Quotient International Co., Ltd. (PQI) officially announced a 256GB SSD Turbo+ DiskOnModule flash-drive that uses Serial ATA interface and 2,5-inch form factor. PQI’s 256GB SSD Turbo+ features transfer rates of up to 60MB/sec and is currently only available as industrial storage option. No product price for end users is yet available and this product itself may not become available to end user.

With growing popularity of flash drive hard drive due to SSD’s shock proof, high stability and low power consumption properties, SSDs have made it’s debut in some of the world’s renown PCs replacing traditional hard drives. Apart from the advantages described, SSDs also have longer average data storage time of 10 years and faster seek times compare to traditional hard drive read / write heads. PQI expects SSD to become the hard drive of the future and in 2008, SSD may replace up to 30% of traditional hard drive market.

More information about 256GB PQI 2,5″ S-ATA SSD Turbo+…

NVIDIA introduced its latest GPU – the GeForce 8800 Ultra to the current line-up. The new video cards based on 8800 Ultra will be available starting May, 15th 2007, at a recommended price of 699 EUR for Europe and $829 for USA. Basically the new card comes with a bit higher operating frequencies of the GPU and the RAM than the cards using the previous top model – the GeForce 8800 GTX. Otherwise than the higher frequencies the new video cards will feature 128 stream processors and 768MB video memory with 384-bit bus.

The latest in the most powerful line of graphics processors on the market, GeForce 8800 Ultra includes faster core and memory clocks to set a new bar for killer DirectX 10 gaming. GeForce 8800 Ultra is also SLI capable so you can pair two of these cards together for even better performance, especially if you have a high-resolution display and play games at resolutions or at least 1600×1200…

Technical specifications
Stream Processors: 128
Core Clock (MHz): 612
Shader Clock (MHz): 1500
Memory Clock (MHz): 1080
Memory Amount: 768MB GDDR3
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 103.7
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 39.2

For more information about the new GeForce 8800 Ultra…