MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye-Fi, makers of the world's first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced that it collaborated with Nikon Corporation, a world leader in digital imaging and precision optics, to deliver enhanced integration of the Eye-Fi Card with Nikon's new D60 digital SLR camera. Eye-Fi will also add Nikon's "my Picturetown" online photography community to its Eye-Fi Service as a photo sharing option for users.
Nikon's D60 digital SLR will make it easier for photographers to wirelessly upload images using an Eye-Fi Card to their computer or favorite online photo sharing site. It's the first camera to be part of the "Eye-Fi Connected" program, an Eye-Fi initiative offering camera, media card and digital home device makers an easy means to incorporate the power of wireless connectivity and Web services into their products.
While the Eye-Fi Card works seamlessly with most digital cameras, the Eye- Fi-enhanced Nikon D60 will offer users an improved out-of-the-box experience. The new digital SLR will detect when an Eye-Fi Card is inserted and automatically adjust its power timer settings to ensure that photos upload effortlessly for sharing and storing.
Beginning this Spring, Eye-Fi will also offer users access to "my Picturetown," Nikon's online digital photo storage and sharing service. With the addition of my Picturetown, users will be able to upload photos to one of 20 online photo sharing, printing, social networking and blogging sites. The Eye-Fi Card, which was recently named "Best in Show" at Macworld and won Yahoo! Tech's "Last Gadget Standing" competition at the International Consumer Electronics Show, will be demonstrated at the PMA tradeshow in Las Vegas, Jan.31-Feb. 2 at booth U237.
WD today introduced its new My Passport Essential Portable USB Drives. Redesigned to complement WD's popular My Book family of external drives, the drives introduce a sleek new form that feels good in your hand and fits neatly in a pocket or purse. The new My Passport Essential USB Drives feature a beautiful glossy black finish and put almost a third of a terabyte of digital storage in the palm of your hand.
Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, My Passport Essential Drives are light and compact to carry and because they are bus powered, they do not need an external power adapter1. Equipped with sync and encryption software (Windows-compatible only), this lightweight drive with mega-capacity, makes it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, or videos or photos.
WD Sync software allows consumers to take desktop content with them by simplifying the synchronization of essential personal files and Microsoft Outlook data on a PC. Should owners misplace the drive, they know their data is protected with 128-bit encryption. Google software on the drive allows users to quickly locate files with the Google Desktop Search search tool, manage photos with Picasa photo organizer software and simplify Web searches with the Google Toolbar search bar.
A product specification sheet and photos of WD Passport Portable Drives are available on the company's Web site at http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=391.
WD's My Passport Essential USB Drives are available now at select retail stores and from WD's online store (www.shopwd.com). MSRP for the WD Passport Essential USB Drive 320 GB is $199.99 USD.
Sony Corporation today announced the development of a full-size 35mm 24.81-megapixel (effective) CMOS image sensor designed for digital SLR cameras.
The newly developed CMOS image sensor combines unique circuit design technology with Sony's advanced fabrication expertise, such as advanced planarization for minimizing fluctuation, to realize 35mm, full size, 24.81 effective megapixel resolution. Sony's "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique" also provides each column within the sensor with its own A/D converter, minimizing image degradation caused by the noise that arises during analog processing while at the same time delivering an extremely high signal conversion speed.
Sony will target for mass production of this CMOS image sensor within this year.
Source: Sony Corporation
Livescribe founder and CEO Jim Marggraff unveiled a new category of consumer electronics on Tuesday with the introduction of Pulse, the world's first smartpen.
The Pulse smartpen from Livescribe is a computer within a pen that captures handwriting and simultaneously records audio and synchronizes it to the writing. Users can simply tap on their notes to replay what was recorded from the exact moment they were writing, so they never miss a word they hear, write, or speak. Further, the smartpen is a general purpose computer with rich I/O capabilities and a Java development environment that enables a wide range of applications.
The Pulse smartpen is available for preorder at www.livescribe.com and will arrive on doorsteps in March. Key features with every Pulse smartpen purchase include:
Matrox Graphics today announced the availability of a new software utility for Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) operating under Mac OS X. The GXM Control Panel enables additional resolutions for the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Digital Edition products, offering greater multi-display support for compatible Mac notebooks and workstations.
The GXM Control Panel is a free download available for DualHead2Go Digital Edition and TripleHead2Go Digital Edition, and is compatible with systems running Mac OS X v10.4 or later. Digital Edition GXMs connect either standard or widescreen resolution displays and support a maximum resolution of up to 1920x1200 per display in dual-display mode and 1280x1024 per display in triple-display mode.
GXMs are small black boxes that connect externally to a system's monitor output to achieve an ultra-wide desktop across two or three displays. With a multi-display set-up, desktop management improves significantly as multiple programs can be run full-screen, or side-by-side to view more information.
The GXM Control Panel is available for download on the Matrox website at http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/corpo/support/drivers/home.php. For complete Mac details, visit the online compatibility page.
Source: Matrox Graphics
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