Skyrim gets a Minecraft makeover (and other things we didn't cover)

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It’s been about a week since Borderlands 2 came out. Now I’ve got an uber-powerful Gunzerker, the song “ Short Change Hero” is completely burned into my memory, and I have an extreme urge to watch every season of Strike Back. At any rate, welcome to today's GeekBytes roundup of cool and geeky stories from around the net.

Lexar’s new 256GB SDXC memory card [Lexar]

The megapixel wars are back on with new budget full-frame cameras from bothNikon and Canon. All that data is going to need a place to live, and Lexar is here to answer the call with an SD card with an insane 256GB of storage. That kind of shrunken-down storage is going to expensive though, so get ready to fork over $900 just for one card. [via BGR]

See the sights of Skyrim in Minecraft [Planet Minecraft]

Off the top of my head, I can tell you I’ve spent a collective 245 hours playing Skyrim and a ridiculous amount of time baking bricks in Minecraft. IGN spotted some awesome Skyrim Minecraft builds that bring these two time sinks into one great package. I’m still waiting to see if you can even remake the entire Skyrim world map to scale but this blocky rendition of Solitude is most impressive. [via IGN]

One petabit-per-second network speeds! [NTT]

One petabit per second (or 1,000,000 gigabits per second by current network standards) is officially the new record for the world’s fastest fiber network in the world. Japanese researchers from the Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation absolutely crushed the previous record of 305 terabits per second. The researchers say that their network can send the data equivalent of 5000 two-hour-long high-definition movies in a single second. [via PhysOrg]

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