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How To Choose Between SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD and Compact Flash Memory Cards for your Camera, Mobile Phone, Tablet etc in 2017

A guide to memory cards from 7dayshop.com for 2017

How to choose the right card SD memory cards are now pretty much standard for a range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and camcorders. Getting the right card is essential. They can increase the storage capacity and performance of your device. Memory card formats: SD, microSD and CompactFlash SD, microSD and CompactFlash are the main card sizes on the market today. Within each card size, there are different classes of storage capacity and speed. SD memory cards are…

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Cost of memory cards falls by 100 times in under 10 years

An SD memory card might have set you back £27.50 per gigabyte in 2006, but you can now pick up the latest Kingston SDXC UHS-I card, for just under 28p per gigabyte. 2006 Way back 10 years ago, 7dayshop.com was selling 2GB memory cards costing £54.99 (a very low price at the time) – which was equivalent to £27.495 a GB. – You can see a snapshot page-grab image from the wayback machine internet archive below… 2016 Skip forward 10 years to today, and as you can…

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Did You Know This About the Moon Landings?

The guidance computer in the Apollo mission to the moon had around 64KB of memory – 8,000,000 times LESS than the highest capacity SD memory cards. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was more basic than the electronics in modern toasters, according to a Computer Weekly report, but played a critical role in getting humans to the moon back in the 1960s. So, it’s incredible to think that tiny SD or microSD memory card neatly tucked away in your mobile phone,…

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Is This The World’s Highest Capacity MicroSD Memory Card – 512GB?

News reaches us of a 512GB microSD memory card reportedly going on sale in July. Memory card maker Microdia is set to begin shipping the card within months at a cost of around $1,000 (£655), reports technology news site CNET. The Xtra Elite card will reportedly use version 4.0 of the SD standard, meaning there’s an additional row of pins to the ones found on standard cards, and feature data transfer rates of up to 300MBps – although the CNET report did…

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‘World could run out of hard drive space by 2020’

Stratospheric demand for storage risks capacity gap, says leading provider of hard drives. Mark Whitby, senior vice president of branded products at Seagate, says a storage capacity gap could emerge by 2020 when the world will be producing something like 44 zettabytes of data annually. The zettabyte era – how much data is that? To get just one zettabyte of data you would have to fill the storage capacity of 34,359,738,368 smartphones with 32GB (gigabytes) of memory each. So, 44 zettabytes requires…

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5 gadgets that could be great Xmas presents from 7dayshop.com

5 gadgets that could make great Christmas presents

Here’s just 5 “buyable” items from 7dayshop.com. They include a smart way to watch TV, extending your Wi-Fi easily, tiny-sized storage for your movies and music, a high-spec great price tablet and how to avoid your phone running out of juice at the worst moment. They could make great Christmas presents for friends and family who love a bit of handy technology or perhaps a gift to yourself. Freeview TV on your phone You can watch Freeview TV on your smartphone,…

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The future of storage: the DVD “with 40,000 HD films”

Scientists have reportedly found a way to create a DVD-sized disc that can hold 1,000 terabytes of data – enough to store 40,000 HD movies. It’s all to do with using lasers in a way akin to a fine tipped pen rather than a felt-tip pen – the old way – to write information to the disc, apparently. Two lasers have been used to massively increase the storage capacity of a DVD from 4.7 gigabytes. One beam partially blocks the light…

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World’s highest capacity SD memory card – 512GB – unveiled by SanDisk

There has been a 1,000-fold increase in SD memory card capacity in little more than a decade, says manufacturer SanDisk. In 2003, SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card and has now unveiled what it says is the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market with a 512GB capacity. The company says the new 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card delivers write speeds up to 90 MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world colour and stutter-free 4K…

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Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future?

If you have ever shouted at your mobile phone, it could actually do some good in the future. Using sound to charge a mobile phone could become a reality, according to new research. A team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and mobile phone maker Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype – a nanogenerator – that could be used to charge a mobile phone using everyday background noise. That could be traffic, music or even our own voices. The…

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Could your phone store millions of photos – in fact “your life” in a few years?

Imagine storing 32 million photos on your phone? Or what about the equivalent of 11 years of home video footage? Surely, that isn’t possible? Well, it might not be possible yet – but could there be a huge jump in memory storage? Could you “store your life” on your phone? Technology company HP says it is developing technology that it says could lead to a phone with 100 terabytes (TB) of storage – and that is one heck of a lot of storage. Just take a…

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