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Weekend of May 28, 2021 – Hour 3

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Ford providing car updates over a cellular connection, Washington DC suing Amazon, a copyright infringement suit against Instagram, Snapchat’s news, Virgin Galactic’s first flight in two years, Target integrating three companies it acquired into their services, and more.

James in Murfreesboro, Tennessee listens online and is calling via the App and asked: “I’m in the market for a new laptop and I keep seeing something about a new type of SSD. Can you explain to me the difference between the old standard SSD and the new ones that are coming?”

James, youre probably seeing NVMe SSD. Its not really all that new at this point but its slowly becoming the norm.

If you think of an older SSD looking like an HDD, a rectangular box meant to fit in the same spot the HDD took up, NVMe SSDs look like a stick of RAM memory.

SSD drives that used SATA connectors had to implement some standards that werent really optimal for SSDs, NVMe drives are better suited to the technology, and may be result in better performance (though any SSD will be good, really), and can make better use of multicore processors. They will also take up a lot less room, which may or may not matter to you. If youre just buying a new laptop our guess is that it probably doesnt matter.

You cant really go wrong with any type of SSD though, they will all be performant and energy efficient, so dont obsess too much about the type unless youre a real power user.

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ROCCAT: Elo 7.1 Air – Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Tivic Health: ClearUP microcurrent device to relieve congestion from colds, flu and allergies

Razer: Kiyo Webcam with built-in adjustable ring light

Elepho: Infrared Ear & Forehead Thermometers

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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