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Dell Wasabi PZ310 is pocket-sized Inkless Photo Printer

Dell Wasabi PZ310 is pocket-sized Inkless Photo Printer

Wasabi printer? Dell’s marketing has came out with a product with name that makes absolutely no sense, we can only guess it’s catchy. Dell’s Wasabi PZ310 has nothing to do the Japanese culinary plant or even color likes one. It’s an ultra mobile pocketed sized printer, weights in a mere 7 ounces, and designed specially for on-the-go photo printing and sharing.

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Canon PIXMA pro9500 and pro9000 Mark II upgrades imminent?

Canon PIXMA pro9500 and pro9000 Mark II upgrades imminent?

A press release consists of number of printers and upgrades to company’s professional series Pixma inkjet printer was reported at Canon’s Hk site. The new PIXMA pro9500 and Pro9000 dubbed “Mark II”, are assuming successors to the long overdue Mark I series, especially the latter.

Technicality, we don’t see any major improvements from the spec sheet. Both units are getting the same 10 colors Lucia pigment ink plus a 3-Ink monochrome system and 8 colors dye ink the 9500 and 9000 respectively. If anything new, they are now supported CS4.

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More Nikkor Lenses to come, says Nikon

More Nikkor Lenses to come, says Nikon

Our thought on Nikon’s lack of interest in much faster primes than the newly announced DX 35mm 1.8G could change this year, and probably around the PMA 2009. In an interview with folks from DPR, the Nikon’s Europe Region lenses product manager, Ludovic Drean, has revealed company’s plan to release more DSLR lenses by this year.

According to Drean, “ this [refer to AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 ] is not the lens announcement we’ll making this year” but details were thin on lenses focus distance and format.

Nikon has recently covered the 35mm digitally optimized DX, and 50mm Nikkor AF-S with field of view equivalent to about 50mm and 75mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. Would there be another affordable large aperture DX-format fast prime at wider end, says 20ish? Or they will finally get to fill one of the many holes in FX line-up, or a combination of both ? I’m sure the Nikonians are dreaming on a AF-S F1.2G for a very long time now.

iRiver P20 AMOLED PMP gets price and release date in Japan

iRiver P20 AMOLED PMP gets price and release date in Japan

iRiver Japan has today let loose of its P20 Portable Multimedia Player that was first introduced back in IFA 2008. The Japanese release will see to a 80GB storage version with the features that were previously covered : 4.1-inch AMOLED screen with 480x272 pixel display with ability to provide 12-hours of audio, 9-hours of video, or 8-hours of DMB contents from a host of multimedia formats to FM radio, voice recording, gaming and viewing office documents.

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Panasonic 3D FHD Blu-ray Labs unwraps

Panasonic 3D FHD Blu-ray Labs unwraps

The increasing popular 3D HD Live sports are all over the news these days, we’ve seen the technology gaining positive reviews since its first public debut on BCS College championship game, and now to be featured in the upcoming All star valentine weekend [ check out our family package tickets giveaway, estimated value at $80 !!]. The contents and availability, however, are limited to selected theaters, and frankly not easy to find if you live outside of much popular cities; but similar technology will soon coming to your living home with Panasonic unveiled its 3D Full HD Blu-ray technology labs.

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Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Retina scanning, face recognition and fingerprint reading are common biometric systems for physical security accesses or computer logon systems, and in recent years the latter has become more widespread in consumer products such as laptops or handheld devices. Fingerprint readers, despite being nearly ubiquitous on notebooks these days, aren’t exactly popular mainly due to the concerns of public hygiene. Fujitsu’s approach, palm vein scanning, on the other hand, is non-invasive and contactless scanning: PalmSecure advanced biometric authentication technology comes in the form of a standard PC mouse and offers highly secure and reliable personal identity verification. SlashGear caught up with Dan Miller, business development manager at Fujitsu, to find out more.

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Kingston intros 32GB version Elite pro CF card

Kingston intros 32GB version Elite pro CF card

Kingston has recently announced a 32GB addition to its Elite pro CompactFlash line. The card is designed to meet the demands of both amateur professional digital videographers and photographers with its 133x 25MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds, to enable high speed content recording and transferring quickly and reliably than traditional CompactFlash Storage cards.

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Toshiba develops World’s fastest and largest non-volatile RAM

Toshiba develops World’s fastest and largest non-volatile RAM

Toshiba Japan has announced the first working prototype of a new FeRAM non-volatile RAM, claiming world’s most advanced 128MB chip with combination of performance and density to date that's capable of an ultra fast read/write speed of 1.6GB per second.

The accomplishment also set a new millstone in non-volatile RAM development by breaking its own record of 32-megabit density and 200-megabit data transfers, pushing performance and density to eight times faster than previous records of any non-volatile RAM.

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