alittlebitdifferent writes "Austext is the Australian teletext service based in Brisbane, Queensland. It carries news, finance information, weather, lottery results, a TV guide and other information. The service is viewable on any television, computer or other device with teletext functionality and the ability to access and view Channel Seven, Prime or Southern Cross. Seven first began test Teletext services in 1977 with useful information being transmitted in 1982 in Brisbane and Sydney.
The Seven Network plans to shut down the Austext service today. They claim the technology has come to the end of its useful service life and is not commercially viable to replace. For us technologists in Australia it is a sad day given the memories the service brought us. Closed captioning services also provided via teletext, will continue." top
alittlebitdifferent writes "With a potential storage capacity of 2TB and possible transfer rates of 300mbs, SDXC cards will change the face of storage yet again. Pretec, an established company based in Taiwan known for memory firsts, has racked up another by demonstrating the first SDXC card (32GB / 50mbs read/write) in March this year. There are no consumer devices supporting SDXC as yet but this was also seen for the launch of SDHC cards (upper limit of 32GB / 6mbs guaranteed read/write).
SDXC devices are likely to follow middle to late 2009 with the bulk estimated to occur in 2010. SDXC devices will be backwards compatible, however older readers that may have been enabled for SDHC via a firmware upgrade won't be as lucky this time. SDXC, whilst backwards compatible is allegedly chipset dependent. It is likely the first SDXC supporting device will be a HD camcorder and whichever way you look at it 2009 will be extremely exciting for embedded device storage.
Potential Energy power savings in devices that currently use HDD's will be interesting to watch. I can't wait for SDXC netbooks." Link to Original Source