With e-readers set to go mainstream this year, expect to see loads of new e-reader options unveiled at this weeks Consumer Electronics Show. First out of the blocks are Cool-er showing off two brand new additions to their e-reader range….
The SD association has announced a new top-end to the capacities of its eponymous flash memory cards. The new spec is called “SDXC” – short for “eXtended Capacity”, and it’ll hold up to 2TB of data, with transfer speeds rocketing up to 104MB/s. In contrast, the previous maximums were 32GB and 10MB/s.
This is just a specification – there’s no products yet – and support for the format will have to make its way into devices before it’ll be much use selling the cards. However, I think it’s fairly safe to say that we’ll be seeing these on shelves in a year or so.
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Doctor Who, a show which chronicles the increasingly camp adventures of a time travelling man who gets his clothes from a Help The Aged sale rack and solves everything from interplanetary war to tooth decay by shouting while pointing a screwdriver at a broken numeric keypad, is coming to iTunes.
BBC worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC that’s allowed to sell things for money, is dumping every episode of the new Who on Apple’s shopping system. Episodes from the first series of the modern Who should be ready for buying and downloading today…
When the people at alarm clock manufacturer Roberts wake up in the morning, they like to do so to a choice of music. Not just some random bleepy-bleeping bleep alarm, or some scratchy FM radio static.. No. They want music. And they want to be able to specifically choose the track to wake up to. Something like ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, perhaps.. or ‘Wake me up before you Go-Go‘ by Wham, maybe. Anyway, they appear to want us to have the same level of choice too, because they have invented a machine which allows us to do that very thing.
Step forward the ‘Sound 40’, an all new ‘bells and whistles’ alarm clock designed for the 21st Century individual who likes bells and whistles. Check out it’s impressive audio array: DAB radio. In-built CD player. SD media card player. MP3 and WMA playback. An input source for your iPod (or other such music player). And oh yeah, it still has a buzzer, presumably for those poor lost souls who can never decide on anything.
You know what it’s like, you go to the pub with your mates, pose for the camera and make lots of silly faces…then wait three weeks whilst your friends takes their time uploading to Facebook. There goes your hopes for a new profile pic of you impersonating Noel Fielding’s Hitcher character.
Here’s a great Christmas idea for that lazy friend of yours. The Eye-Fi card is a 2GB SD card which is Wi-Fi friendly, allowing…
I'm not sure if this has actually had an official UK release. I guess not, but if you're looking for a miniature player for AAC, MP3 and WMA playback, it might be worth having a look at the Panasonic SV-SD370V…