CNET News Daily Podcast: Seagate gets into SSD market

Good news for hard drive hogs, storage maker Seagate is getting into the solid state disk market. The bad news: for now it's only for high-end servers.

Monday night's big news was that hard drive maker Seagate is dipping its feet into the solid state storage market. The company is limiting its first efforts to the server market with a 200GB drive, which means you won't find one in this year's holiday gift basket. However, if things go well we could see consumer models sometime next year.

We also talk Google's Chrome browser coming to Mac and Linux, a new fast track for green patent applications, and the unveiling of Virgin Galactic's crazy looking spaceship that will take people out of this world for a mere $200,000 Earth dollars.

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Today's stories:

Seagate enters solid-state drive market Intel shifts focus to laptop graphics technology Patent Office puts green tech on fast track Offline Gmail access now a full-fledged feature Google brings Chrome beta to Mac, Linux Nielsen: Viewers watching video content all over the place AT&T iPhone app collects complaints about poor service Virgin Galactic unveils rocket plane thrill ride Microsoft labs tests a Wikipedia of average Joes
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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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