Digital camera vendors are showing no sign of slowing the pace of increasing image resolution. Sony, Toshiba, Casio, and Olympus all introduced 4-megapixel digital cameras costing less than $1000 at or shortly before PC Expo last week, and Minolta introduced the first 5-plus-megapixel consumer model, the 5.24-megapixel Dimage 7, at the show. However, several digicam makers are trying to capture customers with less pricey models.
As ATA is appears to be limited to 137 GB, its days are numbered with 100+GB HD's on the horizon. Whats a developer to do? Fear not, according to Maxtor as the "Big Drive" interface initiative moves the yardstick up to 144 Petabytes. Slightly larger than the good old 1.44 MB floppy no? More here at Maxtor.com.
Rambus is releasing new memory designs that the company hopes will help win its technology a place in mainstream computers, a market that has so far eluded the company.
The company, which designs and licenses Rambus Direct RAM (RDRAM), plans to increase performance of its memory by a factor of six over the next four years.
While initially tolerant of hackers modifying its product, TiVo may have been unprepared for the power of open source. A new software utility has surfaced with the ability to extract digital video directly off the recording unit, raising numerous copyright concerns. With an added network card, TiVo users may now archive and view recorded television shows on a computer.
According to the rumours around the web, ex-3dfx engineers have formed a company called 3D
Power, this company, in collaboration with Absolute Multimedia, is going to launch a card based on
the chip known as Rampage the next Monday! Unfortunately, the rumours appear to be very far
from the thruth. 3D Power is official NVidia partner and is launching a GeForce3 based board called