Transcend Launch UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards to Support 4K Video11 April 2014 14:41:17
Transcend recently announced the launch of a new range of SD UHS-I cards featuring full support for the Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) specification. Capable of reaching incredible read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 85MB/s, Transcend’s SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3 cards provide the performance necessary to harness the full power of UHS U3-compliant digital recording equipment.
Cinema-Quality 4K Video Recording
Recently released by the SD Association, the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification guarantees a minimum constant write speed of 30MB/s to facilitate cinema-quality video recording. Transcend’s SDXC UHS-I U3 and SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3X “Extreme” cards, however, can achieve at least double this performance with blazing-fast write speeds of up to 60MB/s and 85MB/s respectively. When used with today’s advanced camcorders, such as the Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 and JVC GY-HMQ10, these cards ensure smooth 4K video capture in stunning color and clarity.
Quick and Seamless File Transfers
In devices that do not support the UHS-I specification, Transcend’s SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3 cards offer constant write speeds of at least 10MB/s (SD Speed Class 10 performance), which makes them perfect for Full HD video recording as well as fast-action consecutive shooting. Pairing the new UHS-I U3 cards with Transcend’s RDF8 USB 3.0 multi-card reader or the handy RDF5 USB 3.0 card reader with built-in USB port significantly reduces the time it takes to transfer data from card to computer with read speeds of up to 95MB/s.
Enormous Storage Space Up to 128GB
Featuring capacities ranging from 32GB to an enormous 128GB, Transcend's UHS-I U3 memory cards are fully equipped to handle the increased capacity requirements of professional photography and filmmaking. For instance, the 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 card can store more than 20,000 high-resolution JPEG images (12 megapixel camera, 6MB file size), over 8,500 RAW images (based on 14MB file size), or a full 8 hours of 4K Ultra High-Definition footage (4096x2160 35Mb/s H.264 AVC compression). Moreover, Transcend’s SDXC UHS-I U3 cards make extended video recording sessions possible thanks to the use of the exFAT file system that allows users to exceed the 4GB size per file limit of FAT32.
Charge your smartphone in under 30 seconds10 April 2014 11:08:07
StoreDot, an Israeli tech start up, have created a prototype smartphone battery that can charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from dead to full power in only 26 seconds.
While the battery is currently around the size of a smartphone on it's own StoreDot founder Dr Dorn Myersdorf told the BBC "we think we can integrate a battery into a smartphone within a year and have a commercially ready device in three years".
Dr Myersdorf said that the batteries are likely to be 30 to 40% more expensive to manufacture compared to traditional ones and the final product will be twice as expensive than those on the market today.
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Google announces Android Wear, a smartwatch for the masses19 March 2014 09:36:00
Google recently announced Android Wear, described by Engadget as the 'Nexus' of the smartphone world; an officially licensed Google product running Google's own Android operating system.
At a bare minimum the Android Wear is expected to come equipped with Google voice search, notifications for popular social networks and be compatible with popular fitness apps which will let you track speed, distance etc. in real time.
While there has been no official announcement regarding watch models, pricing or release date more info is expected during the Google I/O at the end of next quarter.
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