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Briefly: Moshi Monster Village, Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Card Expansion

updated 08:24 pm EST, Mon February 3, 2014

Mind Candy's Moshi Monster Village for iOS now available worldwide

Though it launched in the UK App Store last December, Mind Candy has just released its iOS game Moshi Monsters Village on a worldwide scale. Players build houses to care for rescued Moshling creatures that have been captured by the villainous Dr. Strangelove, in a three-dimensional, animated world. Villages can be personalized with decorations, and Moshlings are rescued through the playing of the mini-games included.

Free to play, Moshi Monsters Village features in-app purchases including game-oriented currency. In-App Purchases can be disabled if children making purchases is a concern. Moshi Monster Village is compatible with iOS 4.3 or later.

Sonnet now shipping Echo Express III-D, III-R, and SEII Expansion Chassis with Thunderbolt 2

Sonnet Technologies has announced the shipping of its PCIe card expansion systems with Thunderbolt 2, the Echo Express III-D (desktop), Echo Express III-R (rackmount) and Echo Express SE II (desktop). Featuring 20GB per second Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, these models enable any Mac computer equipped with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed for desktop computers exclusively. The expansion chassis support every kind of Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, and facilitate the use of professional video capture, audio interface, 16GB and 8GB Fiber Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA HBA, and RAID controller cards with Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computers.

Both the Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R provide one x16 and two x8 PCIe slots, for connecting three PCIe cards to a computer when it needs a higher power requirement. The Echo Express SE II connects two adapter cards to their computers, and is compact, lightweight, and encased in aluminium. Providing slot space and mounting support for an adjacent daughter card, the Echo Express SE II works without taking up an entire PCIe slot. The Echo Express III-D ($980), Echo Express III-R ($1200), Echo Express III-R ($199) and Echo Express SE II ($500) can be purchased online through Sonnet Technology.

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