BiTMICRO To Release 416GB Flash based Solid State Disk

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 8:41pm.

BiTMICRO will release 416GB, 2.5” E-Disk Altima E2A133BL ATA-133 model, a flash memory based SSD designed for military, industrial and commercial users. The SSD will provide 133MB/sec burst with up to 100MB/sec sustained reads and writes and up to 20,000 random IOPS. The operating temperature ranges from -40 to 85 degree Celsius. The drives will ship in March 2008. You can guess the cost (a 128GB SSD costs more the $1000).

Apple to Remain Neutral On Independent Software Development For The iPhone

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 7:44pm.

Apple’s vice president of iPod Product Marketing said, “Apple doesn't oppose native application development, Apple takes a neutral stance - we're not going to stop anyone from writing apps, and we're not going to maliciously design software updates to break the native apps, but we're not going to care if software updates accidentally break the native apps either.” In short Apple will not stop iPhone coders and will not intentionally break the apps with firmware updates. Now my guess is since iPhone and iPod Touch run on same software, applications made for iPhone should theoretically run on iPod Touch also.

Canon Firmware Hack Adds Features to DIGIC II Based Canon Cameras

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 7:24pm.

Do you want your A-series camera to Shoot in RAW and show Live histogram? You can get that and more features normally available on SLRs and other high-end cameras by using a simple modification from the CHDK Wiki. The Firmware hack is very simple and safe, as it loads the new configuration from the SD card on boot. Simply copy files to your memory card. If you want to go back to your old camera functions simply remove the firmware from the card and camera will go back to original firmware. The models currently supported are A610, A620, A630, A640, A700, A710 IS, S2 IS and S3 IS. The features added by the firmware hack are RAW shooting, Live histogram, Zebra mode, Depth of Field Calculator, Battery indicator, Scripts execution, File browser, text reader, calendar and games. So now if you want all the high-end feature click on the link below.
How to give your Canon camera RAW support

Logitech Announces AudioHub Notebook Speaker System

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 4:43pm.

Logitech today announced the AudioHub Notebook Speaker System with Integrated USB Hub. The AudioHub combines a unique 2.1 one-piece speaker system and three integrated Hi-Speed USB ports that fits neatly behind most notebooks. The AudioHub is just 3.5” in height and has adjustable-width speakers effectively position the satellites around most notebooks. The AudioHub will ship in October for $99.99.

Sprint to Release HTC Touch, LG Rumor, Pearl 8130, Palm Centro for Coming Holiday Season

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 1:57pm.

According to Engadget, Sprint is all set to release four new high profile handsets for the coming holiday season. The Palm Centro will have EV-DO, Palm OS, Touchscreen, Sprint TV, IM, Mobile email and Google Maps. The LG Rumor comes with Qwerty Keypad, MP3 Player, 1.3-megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot, quick access to Facebook and Myspace, IM and Mobile email. The touch is a Windows mobile 6 based device and comes with EV-DO, Bluetooth, touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, Sprint Music Store, Sprint TV, IM and Mobile email. The Blackberry Pearl 8130 has added EV-DO support to the pervious model and can access Sprint music store and Sprint TV. Pricing details are not yet known.
[Via Engadget]

Buy H&M Clothes Via Cellphone

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 1:19pm.

H&M have started an interesting ad campaign involving billboard and magazine, which contain an embedded code that can be photographed with a cellphone. The Black and white Patterned boxes called Semacode bars are printed on the advertisements, which when photographed using your cellphone can take you to the retailer’s product catalog. Where you can select size and color and buy clothes using your cellphone account. Now you have to take care of your cellphone the way you care for your credit card (if you have a girlfriend).

Ringtones Available on iTunes Now

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 12:53pm.

Ringtones section in iTunes has come alive and now you can create ringtones from over 500,000 songs on iTunes store. You can create ringtones on any track with ringtone symbol. Each ringtone will cost you $0.99 plus the cost of song that is again $0.99 (because you need to buy the song first) that brings your total to $1.98 for each ringtone. Rather then paying $0.99 for ringtone my suggestion is to use MakeiPhoneRingtone, free software that converts any AAC file into an iTunes compatible ringtone.

Apple Enters Into Licensing Agreement With InterDigital (May be a 3G iPhone soon)

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 12:31pm.

InterDigital deals in wide variety of mobile technologies like bandwidth allocation, roaming, power efficiency controls and yes 3G too. Apple and InterDigital have reached a licensing agreement for seven years and InterDigital will receive $2 million per quarter for the length of agreement. InterDigital is a big name in 3G technologies which guaranties that 3G and new improvements will come to iPhone soon. The length of the agreement confirms that there will be quite a few revisions of the iPhone in future.

Sony Releases PSP Firmware 3.70

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 11:43am.

Sony today released PSP firmware update 3.70 that brings custom themes, you can now change what buttons do in Remote Play, video has scene search function and sequential playback function and you can now play music while watching slide show or photos. The update is for both original PSP and the new slim PSP.

News Corp. Says It Will Not Pull Its Shows From iTunes

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 11:33am.

News Corp. president Peter Chernin told Reuters that they had a perfectly good relationship with Apple and had no Plan to follow NBC and pull out of iTunes. He also said “but let me say this we’re the ones who should determine what the fair price for our product is, not Apple.”
News Corp., NBC and several other partners will launch their own online distribution for TV shows called Hulu. TV content on Hulu will be available for free (ad-supported). Not many details are available on Hulu but it is believed that it will be launched in last half of September.