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  • SanDisk working to push SSD power consumption lower, squeeze more juice out of your battery
    SanDisk SSD

    First things first: we really need to sit down with the tech industry and have a conversation about effectively naming things. Which brings us to our next order of business: SATA DEVSLP. SanDisk is working with other companies, like Intel, Microsoft and Samsung, to develop this new standard which will drive SSD power consumption much lower than current levels. Some drives already support the cornerstone of the standard — a new super low-power mode that draws only 50mW of juice. SATA DEVSLP would keep the storage in that energy-sipping state the majority of the time, extending battery life for Ultabooks, tablets, or whatever other gadgets may come along. Guess we know one trick Intel plans to use to reach that promised 10-days of connected standby time. Check out the PR after the break.

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  • The Engadget Show returns Tuesday, September 20th — win a ticket to the taping!

    Oh man, do we have another action-packed episode of The Engadget Show coming your way! This time out, we’ll be visited by the one and only Jonathan Coulton, who will be treating us to some rock and regaling us with tales of his viral journey through the music industry. Tim and Brian will also be sitting down with the creators of Keepon, to discuss the adorable little yellow ‘bot’s path from interactive learning tool to store shelves. And we’ll be taking a trip to the Frog studio in SoHo and Maker Faire in Queens, NY, and discussing some of our favorite DIY projects with Make: Live co-hosts Becky Stern and Matt Richardson.

    The Engadget Show is sponsored by Sprint and will take place in our intimate NYC studio, so if you want to get in, you’ll need to win a ticket in advance. But don’t worry, if you can’t get there in person we’ll have a download up soon after taping.

    Sprint is also offering 60 guaranteed tickets to The Engadget Show taping to the first 60 entrants who text “ENGADGET” to 467467 or enter online! Standard text messaging rates apply. Click for the Official Rules and see how to enter online.

    If you live outside of the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT), you can enter online for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City to attend The Engadget Show. Standard text messaging rates apply. Click here to enter.

    Here are the details if you win a ticket:

    • The event is all ages.
    • We’ll open doors and begin seating at 5:15pm on September 20th, and the taping begins at 6:00PM. We’ll be closing the doors at 5:50PM.
    • Winners must pick confirm and print tickets 24 hours before taping begins or risk forfeiting their seat.
    • Please bring a photo ID with you to the taping.
    • The show length is around an hour.

    If you’re a member of the media who wishes to attend, please contact us at: engadgetshowmedia [at] engadget [dot] com, and we’ll try to accommodate you. All other non-media questions can be sent to: engadgetshow [at] engadget [dot] com.

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    The Engadget Show returns Tuesday, September 20th — win a ticket to the taping! originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Verizon intros $50 unlimited plan, takes a swing at pre-paid operators

    In a direct shot at its lesser competitors, Verizon Wireless announced today the launch of a new $50 unlimited plan for pre-paid customers. Available starting this Thursday, the unlimited talk, text and web option’ll rollout to all of the operator’s retail locations, in addition to Walmart, Best Buy and Target. Users who opt for the plan won’t get their pick of high-end smartphones, and will, instead, have to choose from a selection of four feature phones from LG, Samsung and Pantech. The move could seriously undercut growth for Sprint — which operates Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile — as well as smaller operators, like MetroPCS, that count pre-paid users as the majority of their customer base. It’s not really an even fight, but with fellow industry titan AT&T already offering a similar non-contracted service, all’s fair in this messy wireless war.

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