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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

You sassafrass you, NOOKcolor! Last night we spoke about how NOOKcolor had been rooted and presented to you the final chapter in our "A Week With" reviews of that device, but what's this?! I snuck another one in on ya! A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future. Then there's news about how NOOKcolor saved B&N's butt financially this year, and the iPad responds with a magazine - it's got TRON on it! Maybe not a direct response, and I know it's released by Richard Branson, but, you know, but I don't think iPad is worried about the B&N competition. Then we've got some Farmville news and some NASA news about what might be aliens - this expressing the range of information we present here at the R3 Media Network. ALL THIS AND MORE on the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

Sony, Nikon and SanDisk are pushing for a new high-speed memory card format, which would replace CompactFlash in future digital cameras and camcorders. The unnamed new format would mark a switch from PATA to PC Express, and theoretical transfer speeds of up to 500MB/sec from the current 167MB/sec maximum. Meanwhile it would also allow for cards greater than 2TB in capacity.

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Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon's D7000 DSLR isn't expected to go on sale for a few days yet, but it seems Best Buy can't quite help themselves; the lure of taking money from customers' wallets when there's perfectly good stock sitting around in warehouses is too great, and so we've got the first two unboxing videos from lucky D7000 owners Geoff and PanicInJune.  The 16.2-megapixel camera isn't exactly brimming with surprise inside the box, but it's always nice to get a sneak preview.

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Nikon D3100 DSLR Features Resurface, Significantly Upgraded From Previous Rumors

Nikon D3100 DSLR Features Resurface, Significantly Upgraded From Previous Rumors

Near the end of July, the features list for the upcoming Nikon D3100 DSLR supposedly leaked. And, truth be told, they were all pretty standard upgrades. Nothing all too mind boggling and what not. But, they were still upgrades. This time around, thanks to a German magazine that has apparently published new and improved specifications for the entry-level camera, we're wondering which rumor is more accurate.

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