Flash Memory

Canon VIXIA HF M-series and R-series HD flash memory camcorders revealed

Canon VIXIA HF M-series and R-series HD flash memory camcorders revealed

The folks at Canon are letting loose the hounds this week with a set of no less than SIX new camcorders for your HD flash memory recording pleasure. You've got three in the compact VIXIA HF M-series and three more in a more entry-level side with the R-series. All of these models are able to record directly to MP4 of AVCHD and each with full DLNA compatibility for wireless transfer after you're done capturing. Specifically the Canon VIXIA HF M52, VIXIA HF M50, VIXIA HF R32 and VIXIA HF R30 have the ability to upload directly to social media sites as well, transferring to YouTube and Facebook with great ease and to mobile devices such as, as they say, the iPhone or the iPad, done without effort on a free Movie Uploader app which you can download yourself.

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Sony XQD memory cards want to snuggle in your new D4

Sony XQD memory cards want to snuggle in your new D4

The XQD memory card format was only announced last month, but already we've got a camera that uses it - in the shape of Nikon's D4 DSLR - and a 16GB and 32GB cards from Sony. Easily capable of keeping up with the D4's maximum 11fps shooting, thanks to up to 1Gbps/125MB/s write and read rates, the Sony cards can save 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode.

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Apple picks up Anobit for Flash Memory

Apple picks up Anobit for Flash Memory

There's a purchase out there today that you really aught to pay attention do, ladies and gentlemen, that being Apple's purchase of Israeli start-up SSD maker Anobit, creators of storage products already found in devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air. This group has apparently gathered together to speak about how they've been payed aproximately $500 million USD to be purchased, this according to Israeli newspaper Calcalist. In addition, the Prime Minister of Israel himself sent out a Twitter update which welcomed Apple to the country, congratulating them on their first acquisition in the country.

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Apple’s Anobit flash specialist deal final

Apple’s Anobit flash specialist deal final

Apple's acquisition of flash memory specialist Anobit has apparently been finalized, reports from Israel suggest, with the NAND controller company's tech used to boost capacity, performance and reliability of storage in future smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Initially rumored earlier this month, the Anobit buy has now gone through for roughly $400-500m Calcalist reports. Apple could also use the buy to set up an Israel-based R&D center, it's suggested.

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CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

Just when you think you've got all your memory card problems figured out, BAM, along comes the CompactFlash Association with an announcement that it has adopted a brand new specification and format called XQD to replace what some (of course) call the too-venerable CompactFlash memory card we've been using for a while now in our high-end cameras. This new XQD format is a PCI Express-based memory card that's both smaller and faster than the current CompactFlash format cards. XQD is also said to offer significant benefits over the competition - that competition of course being Secure Digital (aka SD)'s SDHC and SDXC cards.

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Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Amongst about a trillion other products and projects announced this week by Samsung from IFA 2011 is this lovely new notebook computer, the Series 7 CHRONOS. This laptop will have an Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, ExpressCache technology providing you with an extra 8GB of flash memory on your motherboard that you'd not otherwise have - Samsung noting that this means your web browsing will be 2 times as fast (based on tests done with Internet Explorer) and a 2 second wake up time. All this hyperactivity tied with a high quality 15-inch display inside a form factor Samsung lets us know is traditionally associated with a 14-inch model.

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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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SanDisk outs 19nm flash memory monolithic chip

SanDisk outs 19nm flash memory monolithic chip

Up to a point, we all want our smartphones and other gadgets to be as small as possible. At some point, things can get to small with screens that are too tiny to be readable and enjoyed on the go. Before our gear can get smaller than it is, today we will need the components inside the devices that actually make them work to get smaller too. One of the components inside your device that needs to shrink is the flash memory.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7 is $1,500 CompactFlash

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7 is $1,500 CompactFlash

SanDisk has revealed its fastest CompactFlash card yet, the Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7, and it's $1.5k of super high speed storage. Intended for seriously pro photographers, the 128GB memory card is capable of up to 100 MB/s write speeds and up to 97 MB/s read speeds.

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Toshiba Power Outage Stops Flash Memory Supply

Toshiba Power Outage Stops Flash Memory Supply

Toshiba sent out a news bit today saying that their Yokkaichi plant is in the midst of a power outage and that this failure (at 5:21AM yesterday) could affect flash memory supply. This failure wont be fixed until sometime Friday, the supply hit planned for shipments toward January and February of 2011. No estimates were given on how this will affect Toshiba's partners or if their products will be able to ship on time. Apple, who is currently using Toshiba for their MacBook Air's SSD, is said to be fine since it also depends on Samsung and Hynix.

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Samsung Universal Flash Storage in Development, Ready by 2011

Samsung Universal Flash Storage in Development, Ready by 2011

Today, Samsung made it known that they are hard at work on a new flash memory format, one that will increase speeds, and more scalability. The new memory format, which is currently in development, should be ready to hit the market by some time in the first half of 2011. The new memory format will bring data transfer speeds up to 300Mbps, according to the new report from DigiTimes.

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SanDisk 32GB microSDHC launches alongside DROID X

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC launches alongside DROID X

We've been waiting for SanDisk's capacious 32GB microSDHD card for some time, and the company has decided to launch it alongside the Motorola DROID X.  While the new Verizon smartphone will come with an 8GB microSD preloaded, the 32GB card will be available to buyers at a reduced price of $99.99; everyone else will be expected to shell out $149.99.

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