These things aren’t exactly new hack, but last time I read about them they had mediocre hardware inside. Now they are pushing quad-core processors, X3100 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and slim-line optical drives.
This is the latest effort from Sanyo to penetrate the market of the common/casual user with their video cameras. It still supports H.264 video which is great for those major YouTube uploaders out there, but its been fattened up due to surveys of the general public.
They are as follows: the SD890, SD790, and SD770. All of those model names also have Canon, PowerShot, IS, Digital, and ELPH all thrown into each of them somewhere as well, there’s more than that which they all have in common as well.
All of the computer cases from this lineup look amazing, but one catch they have is that they all feature external, but yet still internal, optical disc drives. I put it like that because each of the external ODD’s have a case that is themed after the main computer case and they have a direct line to the inside of the computer where I would assume they’d connect via SATA or IDE.
At present, the top three System-On-A-Chip aka SoC maker for Blu-Ray technology are Sigma Design, Broadcom and Panasonic UniPhier. Majority of current Blu-ray players are coming from sigma Design’s SMP8634 SoC, but the company may face the toughest challenge with its rival's recent acquisition of Sunext Design.
These people and their mice modifications make me sick sometimes, but alas, I bring you the latest and greatest in mouse multi-functionality. This 800dpi optical mouse has a small vacuum built into it.
The scientists at NIST have come up with a new breathalyzer that could be used to detect if you have certain diseases. The long of it is calling it the “cavity-enhanced direct optical frequency comb spectroscopy” I like breathalyzer for disease better though.
Yashica, the brand, is returning with some new digital and film cameras. The DVC825 seems to be from their higher end and is a digital camera that looks simply amazing.
Plextor has been known as one of the leaders in manufacturing the best in the optical drive market, and these two are no different. Both support SATA, and can read and write to both CD’s and DVD’s, but the catch is what they can do with the new HD optical formats.
It’s an HD network multimedia play that is also a PVR and HDTV Tuner. It can playback HD (and I assume SD is no problem either) content from its hard drive, USB ports, or from any computer connected to it via the local area network.