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Eye-Fi outs new Mobile X2 SD card

Eye-Fi outs new Mobile X2 SD card

Eye-Fi has been around for a long time with its slick little SD storage cards for any device supporting the format that have integrated Wi-Fi. These memory cards allow users to store pictures on the card inside their camera and have the photos uploaded automatically to their computer and photo sharing sites. The company has unveiled a new Eye-Fi SD card called the Mobile X2.

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Panasonic demos WiGig with tablet and in-car system

Panasonic demos WiGig with tablet and in-car system

Panasonic is developing new applications that use WiGig technology, which can wirelessly transfer data at multi-gigabit speeds. Although first announced back in 2009, adoption of WiGig has taken some time. Panasonic is demoing the technology in use on prototype SD cards that work with tablets to transfer videos to in-car entertainment systems.

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Raspberry Pi $25 USD computer coming in January

Raspberry Pi $25 USD computer coming in January

We've spoken about the Raspberry Pi computer a few times before, earlier this year it seeming to get closer and closer to a real release: the time is now essentially set in stone, and the ultra-cheap PC is upon us: $25 for Linux on an ARM processor toting computer with USB, HDMI out, video and audio out, and an SD Card slot, coming this January! Can you imagine such a thing? Its creators have spoken again of this magical device as being available in the first month of 2012 with only tiny software and hardware testing required before that release date - joy!

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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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Toshiba debuts FlashAir 8GB SDHC card with WLAN

Toshiba debuts FlashAir 8GB SDHC card with WLAN

Toshiba is announcing a new SDHC memory card called the FlashAir that is WiFi-enabled. The card features an embedded wireless LAN that allows it to both transmit and receive files wirelessly. The FlashAir is being touted as the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard.

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The Dead Rise: Macintosh SE/30 Brought Back to Life

The Dead Rise: Macintosh SE/30 Brought Back to Life

Hackers delight. Using a Seagate Dockstar, some USB 2.0 ports, 128MB of RAM, and a small Linux server running a 1.2GHz ARM processor, YouTube user Spritetm has brought a Mac SE/30 back to wonderful, wonderful life. It runs a Mac emulator and works as a server. The floppy drive also works, reading SD cards mounted on floppy-shaped protoboard enclosures instead of the original 3.5" discs.

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Eye-Fi Pro 4GB adds ad-hoc WiFi, RAW support, Selective Transfer

Eye-Fi Pro 4GB adds ad-hoc WiFi, RAW support, Selective Transfer

Eye-Fi have announced their latest wireless memory card, the 4GB Eye-Fi Pro.  Using the SDHC format, the new Eye-Fi Pro offers the usual automatic wireless transfer of images from digital cameras to a computer or website; however it also adds new file-type support, increased control over which images are synchronized, more flexible WiFi connectivity and video functionality.

The Eye-Fi Pro 4GB now includes "Selective Transfer", which allows users to choose which photos and/or videos are uploaded.  This bypasses the issue with the older cards where every shot was transferred; according to Eye-Fi all users will now be able to use Selective Transfer, not just those with the Pro 4GB.  Images are selected by locking them through the camera's own menus.

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