Wednesday, January 31, 2007

HV20 HD CAMCORDER from Canon

  • Canon is going to release HV20 HD Camcorder a feature rich, high-quality, High Definition (HD) camcorder.
  • HV20 includes 10x HD video zoom lens.
  • Super Range Optical Image Stabilization to protect your video from shaking.
  • Most noticable feature is True HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, the HV20 HD Camcorder records true 1080 high definition video, making it an ideal companion to today's HD televisions.
  • Both aspiring filmmakers and home movie shooters can give their video a truly cinematic look and feel with the addition of a 24p Cinema Mode.
  • This HV20 HD Camcorder dramatically raises the bar for consumer camcorder capabilities, and will no doubt be the model of choice for discerning video enthusiasts who accept nothing less than premium quality equipment to capture and preserve their memories.
  • Among the new features within the Canon HV20 HD Camcorder is an Advanced Accessory Shoe capable of accommodating such additional components as select external video lights or directional microphones.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features microphone and headphone input terminals with manual level control for professional quality audio recording and a 24p Cinema Mode - found previously only on professional video equipment.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features an HDMI terminal for quick and easy one-cable transport of the High Definition video signal to a HDTV.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lenovo releasing ThinkCentre A55

Lenovo announced the new ThinkCentre A55 Small Form Factor (SFF) desktop PC. This includes Intel Core2 Duo processors and the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, all in the size of an average briefcase.
Main advantage of ThinkCentre A55 is size. This desktop is approximately 64 percent smaller than Lenovo's traditional tower form factor and 25 percent smaller than its conventional small desktop. Its smaller footprint can free up desk space for other items, such as an extra monitor for dual-monitor work environments or a personal printer and scanner.
The new desktop comes equipped with Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies (TVTs), such as Rescue and Recovery and Client Security System, which help reduce costs for data recovery and password management.
The ThinkCentre A55 SFF desktop, designed and priced for small business customers starting at $579, is available through Business Partners or online at The new desktop will be available in early February.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Toshiba to Launch 56-Nm, 16-GB NAND Flash Memory

  • Toshiba Corporation announced the introduction of 16Gb (2 gigabyte) and 8Gb (1 gigabyte) NAND flash memory, fabricated with cutting-edge 56-nanometer process technology co-developed with SanDisk Corporation.
  • The 16Gb is the highest density single-chip NAND flash memory yet achieved.
  • Toshiba is now increasing shipments of commercial samples of new 8Gb (1 gigabyte) single-chip, multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memories
  • Toshiba intends to start shipping commercial samples of 16Gb (2 gigabyte) NAND flash memories in the late first quarter of this year.
  • The adoption of MLC technology and improved programming efficiency allows the new chips to offer high density and write performance. Application of 56nm process technology realizes 16Gb, twice the memory density per chip achieved with 8Gb 70nm technology, achieving the largest single-chip density in NAND flash memory.
  • A write performance of 10-megabytes a second, twice that of Toshiba's present MLC products, reflects the efficiency obtained with advanced process technology and doubling page size, the amount of data that can be written at one time, from 2,112 bytes to 4,314 bytes.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

45nm Chip High-K Gate Process from IBM, AMD

  • Alongside Intel’s news of 45nm process technology, IBM today announced its own 45nm technological advancements that apply to products manufactured in its East Fishkill, NY plant starting in 2008.
  • Working with AMD and its other development partners including Sony and Toshiba, IBM has found a way to construct a critical part of the transistor with high-k metal gates, that substitutes a new material into a critical portion of the transistor that controls its primary on/off switching function.
  • The material provides superior electrical properties compared to its predecessor, silicon dioxide, enhancing the transistor's function while also reducing leakage.
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Saturday, January 27, 2007

World's Densest Memory Chip

  • In a breakthrough that suggests the continuing validity of Moore's Law, researchers have developed a memory chip as small as a human blood cell that sets a record for integration density in a man-made object. The memory circuit is a "milestone in manufacturing," the scientists
  • Researchers say they've created the world's densest memory circuit, about 100 times denser than today's standard memory unit and as small as a human white blood cell.
  • Although mass production could still be a decade away and the chip contains only a modest capacity of 160,000 bits of information, the achievement points to the possible exponential growth of computing power.
  • The memory circuit is a "milestone in manufacturing," said the team led by chemistry professor James Heath of the California Institute of Technology and J. Fraser Stoddart, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in announcing their achievement in the journal Nature.
  • "It's the sort of device that Intel would contemplate making in the year 2020," said Heath, who is the Gilloon Professor at Caltech. "But at the moment it furthers our goal of learning how to manufacture functional electronic circuitry at molecular dimensions."
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Sumsung released 1.8-inch Drives with 60 GB capacity

  • Samsung announced its first 1.8-inch drive with a 60GB capacity on Thursday as a part of the company's new line of N-series of HDDs.
  • Measuring 5-millimeters tall and with a super-slim form factor, Samsung's N-series will come in 20-, 30-, 40-, and 60 GB capacities and are available in both internal and external HDD types.
  • According to Samsung the new N-series drives will be ideal for use in small portable media centers and mobile devices.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Centrino will have 802.11n.

  • Intel is upgrading the wireless component inside its Centrino Duo mobile technology found in some PCs and other Intel-based laptops. Intel unveiled on Tuesday its Next-Gen Wireless N network connection.
  • The component is based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, which is designed to replace the 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi standards for local area networking.
  • While not an official industry standard, Intel has been a staunch supporter of 802.11n, which uses MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology that can reach data rate speeds of 540 Megabits per second from distances of more than 100 feet.
  • Integrating wireless-N technology into notebook computers based on Centrino Duo with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor delivers the speed, coverage and multi-tasking abilities needed for consumers to enjoy their home networking and digital entertainment.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

First 10GBase-T Cards

  • The first server adapter cards designed to send Ethernet packets up to 100 meters at 10 Gbits/second over standard copper cables are beginning to flow.
  • But high prices, high power consumption, limited range and requirements for new cables will put a damper on first-generation products for the 10GBase-T standard.
  • Chelsio Communications Inc. said its 10GBase-T adapter for servers, set to sample this week, will send data 30 to 50 meters. "Basically, we adjusted the power consumption to stay within the 25-watt maximum of a PCI Express card.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

IBM Updates BladeCenter H System

  • IBM introduced a new architecture, interconnect technologies, and management tools as part of an upgrade for its BladeCenter H System.
  • The new tools and technologies are designed to increase the speed and efficiency of data transfer across blade servers and networks.
  • he new Virtual Fabric Architecture lets BladeCenter deliver a 43% system bandwidth boost over HP's BladeSystem, according to IBM.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Advance in Adaptable Circuitry by HP

  • HP researchers have developed a novel way to create flexible electronic circuits that could make it routine by the end of the decade to modify and upgrade the circuitry in computer-based consumer products even after they have been sold.
  • A cellphone using the technology could be wirelessly upgraded to take advantage of improved wireless network standards.
  • Another potential use would be in making ultracheap memory chips, and one early application could be in the ink-jet cartridges which Hewlett-Packard manufactures by the tens of millions.


Monday, January 15, 2007

mobile TV standared proposed by Samsung

  • Advanced-VSB is a proposed open standard that enables broadcasters to transmit a mobile digital TV signal on the same frequency they use for standard television broadcasting.
  • The technology requires a relatively small investment by broadcasters, Samsung said, and could be available in mobile products as soon as 2008.
  • It enables mobile devices with an A-VSB tuner to receive the mobile-TV signal but does not interfere with standard digital TV reception.
  • A-VSB allows broadcasters to include multiple "turbo-coded" streams along with their main stream to strengthen and clarify signals.
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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Vista: Hardware requirement

  • Windows Vista operating system will be available for consumers by end of Jan 2007. Microsoft going to release several versions with a range of system requirements.
  • To run low-end Vista Home Basic version compatible PC needs to have at least an 800-megahertz processor.
  • Other requiremwents are 512 megabytes of system memory and a graphics processor that can run the DirectX 9 multimedia software and has at least 32 megabytes of graphics memory.
  • As it is mentioned this requirements are to run Basic version, they are not enough to display Windows Aero, its sophisticated graphical interface which works with the Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate editions
  • To run Aero your hardware need to support DirectX 9, Pixel Shader 2.0 technology and support 32 bits per pixel for color depth. The card needs at least 128 megabytes of graphics memory.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Cisco to come up with Apple TV compititor

  • At CES last week Cisco demonstrated a "home media adapter" that serves up all photos, videos, and music from all the PCs, phones, MP3 players, and other storage devices connected to the home network.
  • his device, sure to be the workhorse in Cisco's connected home strategy, will aggregate and serve any media from any device in the home.
  • It will also allow for purchasing video, audio, and other entertainment without requiring a set-top box.
  • The media adapter Cisco was showing also boasted the ability to serve up movies, music, and information services on demand.
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Friday, January 12, 2007

Camera that sees through walls

  • Camero, a company from Israel that has developed a camera that can "see" things through solid walls.
  • The investment comes about four months after it showed off a prototype of the Xaver800 and began to sell systems to customers.
  • The Xaver800 doesn't technically capture images directly. Instead, it issues ultrawideband signals and the data harvested is then used to create 3D models of things the signals bounced off of.
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

$100 Linux Laptop may available for general public

  • The nonprofit group that hopes to bring inexpensive laptops to poor kids around the world is now considering the possibility of allowing the $100 machines to be purchased by the general public.
  • According to one plan being considered, the computers would be offered to customers who would have to purchase a minimum of two laptops at a time -- with the second going to the developing world.
  • While a typical modern laptop requires 40 watts of power, the XO needs a mere three watts to browse the Web, and less than a single watt to display an electronic book, according to OLPC.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Linux based mobile yet to come in USA

  • Telecommunications industry analysts have been evangelizing the arrival of cell phones running on the Linux operating system for the last few years.
  • The message, they say, is undeniable -- the Linux operating system is on its way as a full-powered alternative to the Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems that currently power the majority of cell phones sold in Europe and the U.S.
  • The Diffusion Group predicts that Linux will surpass Symbian OS market share in smartphones by 2010, with 26.6 percent of the worldwide market
  • U.S. consumers may have a considerable wait for Linux cell phones. Product features could be lacking at first, and U.S. phone carriers do not appear to be ready to offer Linux handheld devices.
  • Main obstacle is that the the handset maker has to build the device's software from scratch, consuming excessive development time. To solve this, a dedicated Linux OS company has to create one standard for all handsets to use.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Apple's ipod cell phone

  • Analysts for American Technology Research on Tuesday encourage investors to get aggressive in purchasing shares of Apple Computer prior to the launch of the company's much rumored iPod cell phone, which it says is likely to revolutionize the handset industry.
  • The design will be an iPod nano-like candy bar form factor and come in three colors.

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Monday, January 8, 2007

AMD Turns PCs Into Premium Hi-Def Content Recorders

  • Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show a device that turns a PC into a video recorder and television for high-definition premium video content broadcast by networks
  • The ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner works on computers running Microsoft's Windows Vista Media Center, and leverages the operating system's menus and interfaces.
  • While Media Center can record and manage traditional analog and free, over-the-air HD channels, the AMD tuner is certified by Cable Television Laboratories, or CableLabs, for recording premium HD content.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Ford and Microsoft launch car software system

  • Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp. are jointly producing to link cars with cell phones and personal music players.
  • The "Sync" system being unveiled Sunday at the North American International Auto Show connects popular iPods and all other digital music players — including Microsoft's nascent Zune — to in-dash software through a USB port.
  • Drivers will be able to pick songs, artists or genres using voice activation or controls on the steering wheel.
  • The system also links Bluetooth-capable smart phones and personal digital assistants to the car's electronics, allowing the car system to pick up Internet broadcasts.
  • Sync ratchets up the car electronics war as the struggling Ford tries to compete with General Motors Corp.'s OnStar system, DaimlerChrysler AG's MyGIG in-dash hard drive storage system and similar devices offered by other manufacturers.
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Saturday, January 6, 2007

New Flash drive from Sandisk

  • SanDisk introduced 32 GB flash drive for note book.
  • This drive going to be approx. 600$.
  • Flash is a solid-state technology, meaning it has no moving parts unlike "normal" hard drives that store data on spinning plates and use an arm-mounted head for reading and writing.
  • No moving parts means the drive is faster and won't break down as frequently. In fact, SanDisk claims an average of two million hours of use before a failure, and says its new drive can boot Windows Vista in a mere 35 seconds.
  • Flash drives also use less power than standard hard drives, which can give notebooks an edge to their battery life.