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The wireless charging industry is figuring out what other industries have over the years: If you want to foster growth, standardize. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) have agreed to work together to develop global interoperability between their respective wireless charging standards. “These two organizations are taking the necessary steps to get the job done," said Ron Resnick, President, Power Matters Alliance in a press release. "Combining the standards from A4WP and PMA offer the best choices of core technologies and managed network services, delivering... Read more...
The PMA show is underway, and we're seeing plenty of announcements from all of the top camera manufacturers. Not to be left out, Casio showed up to the show with a few new models that are designed to balance technology with style. The new EX-S7 and the EX-Z35 compact digital cameras are part of the EXILIM line and feature a slim and stylish compact design. Both models feature Casio’s latest EXILIM Engine 5.0. The EX-S7 is a 12.1 megapixel camera with a 3X optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. This camera has a dedicated movie button that makes it easy to record videos in 720p HD. The EX-S7... Read more...
Need more camera news? PMA has it. Samsung has remained a steady and solid competitor in the point and shoot market, and while they have thus far stayed an arm's length away from the highly competitive DSLR market, some of these new cameras could very well replace a low-end DSLR for someone who doesn't need the option of swapping out lenses. The new HMX-U20 ($250) and the HMX-U15 ($230) both offer lots of new features, including Full HD video, built-in USB connectivity and an HDMI port. The U20 offers a 3x optical zoom, and both are looking to rival the Flip UltraHD and all of those other "pocket... Read more...
A few years ago, many were shocked that Sony was attempting to tread on the grounds that were so well dominated by the likes of Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm and Olympus. The alpha DSLR series has proven to be a worthy competitor to those other brands, and Sony has continually pushed to improve it year after year. At this year's PMA (a major photography expo in America), Sony is debuting a new line of alpha gear, along with a slew of accessories. The most important introduction is the new ultra compact camera with interchangeable lenses. Sony never mentions the words "Micro Four Thirds" specifically,... Read more...
It was a short stay in the top 10.  After buying ATI, AMD entered the top 10 chipmakers, but it's already set to drop out of that list.Intel will increase its market share by the end of 2007 to 12.5 percent, keeping its place as the world's top chipmaker, while rival AMD will drop out of the top 10, research firm iSuppli predicted. Samsung Electronics will remain the world's second-biggest chipmaker with 7.4 percent of the market while Toshiba will rise to third place, pushing Texas Instruments to number four, iSuppli said. Total semiconductor revenues are expected to reach $271 billion, up... Read more...
It looks like NVIDIA has made a strategic move and purchased PortalPlayer, a company that has historically developed semiconductor, firmware and software platforms for portable multimedia products such like personal media players, like the iPod, and personal wireless entertainment devices. "NVIDIA Corporation said Monday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire iPod chipmaker PortalPlayer, Inc. in a cash for stock transaction. Under terms of the agreement, which have been approved by the Board of Directors of each company, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based graphics technologies developer... Read more...