Items tagged with RAW

Cameras have become an integral part of cellphones, and smartphones in particular simply have to have a good camera in order to look legitimate in the face of mounting competition. Just a few years ago, consumers were satisfied if their phone had any sort of camera; today, they want the camera to be of good quality. After all, no one wants their mobile uploads to Facebook or Twitter to be blurry and grainy, right? Many of last year's smartphones were geared towards photogs, with a great number from Asian manufacturers coming with 8MP or 12MP sensors. A few of them even had optical zooms and LED flash modules, though up until now, none of them could shoot in RAW. RAW is a format that most every... Read more...
Eye-Fi’s latest Eye-Fi Pro card is sure to catch the eye of digital camera users. Like other Eye-Fi cards, this new wireless SDHC memory card lets you upload images straight from your camera to your computer or to the Web automatically. What’s unique about this new card is that it includes support for RAW image files as well as peer-to-peer connectivity for a direct connection between the camera and a computer, no router or Internet connection is required.In addition to announcing a new card, Eye-Fi also announced that all Eye-Fi card users will now be able to select which photos or videos they want to wirelessly transfer from their camera to their computer or to the Web using a new Selective... Read more...
AMD has been quiet on the mobile front for quite some time now, but it seems that this could very well be the calm before the storm.  Rumors have it that AMD and partners are planning on showing off  Puma-based notebooks at Computex, which is barely a month away. So what makes Puma special and how will it compare to Intel’s latest Centrino technology? “According to [AMD’s John] Taylor, notebook manufacturers are recognising Puma’s key advantages over competing notebook platforms (read: Intel Centrino), particularly in the area of graphics.AMD has devised a system called “hybrid graphics” where an integrated GPU does the low-powered 2D and 3D work (for example, Vista’s GPU-accelerated... Read more...
The federal government doesn't understand the Internet. That might be a good thing, because if they understood it, they'd probably wreck it. But the Internet would like to understand the federal government, and it can't, because the enormous amount of publicly available information about the government isn't configured to allow it to be seen by webcrawlers. And let's face it: If Google can't see you, you don't exist on the Internet. Google is working with legislators to change that. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will consider S. 2321, which extends and updates the E-Government Act of 2002. Part of the bill directs the Office of Management and Budget to create guidance... Read more...
After suffering from heavy losses, AMD takes some time to reorganize its two-year map for server and PC chips. According to AMD executives, the number two CPU maker has plans not only to reveal a new server-chip design in 2009 , but also to push forth faster versions of its Barcelona quad-core server chip later on in the year. The company’s short-term goal is to get the Barcelona “out there” into the market. While the Barcelona chips that will be available this quarter will only clock at 2GHz, AMD has plans to deliver faster versions in Q4, according to Randy Allen, corporate VP of AMD’s server products division. “Barcelona will come in three varieties, Allen said. The mainstream version will... Read more...
Inbox awash in unread messages? Find yourself clicking "Save As New" over and over thinking you'll write a more intelligent reply later, but "later" never seems to come? Do you have a Post-It note stuck to your screen to remind you to buy more Post-It notes? Are you the Haley Joel Osment of personal communication, because there are messages so old in your in-box they're from dead people now? If so, perhaps you should try "e-mail bankruptcy." Those declaring bankruptcy are swearing off e-mail entirely or, more commonly, deleting all old messages and starting fresh. E-mail overload gives many workers the sense that their work is never done, said senior analyst David Ferris,... Read more...
FiringSquad has posted some interesting comments from Havok concerning the physics in Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and how it relates to Ageia's new physics card. Havok does not seem to be pulling any punches as they claim that the use of Ageia's discrete PPU does not offer any significant visual differences and typically offers a few hundred additional particles. They strengthen their grip around the neck of Ageia by claiming that the PPU actually slows down framerates as the CPU/GPU are now burdened with handling the added debris and effects. Rest assured, Hot Hardware will have the exhaustive review of the Ageia PPU in the very near future and Havok's claims... Read more...
As expected, the Bluetooth SIG has chosen to piggyback on the Intel-backed WiMedia version of ultrawideband technology. Crafting the necessary specifications will take time, however. Bluetooth SIG members said they now expect the standard to be complete by the first quarter of 2007, with prototypes due by that fall. The first Bluetooth-over-WiMedia products are expected by early 2008, Michael Foley, chairman of the SIG, told reporters in a teleconference Tuesday morning.... Read more...
Good morning folks!  Happy Post Thanksgiving to all our State side friends.  In typical holiday fashion, I managed to eat so much food I still feel full the next morning.  We had one heck of a spread including a 25LB turkey and all the sides you could imagine.  What was more amazing was that for some reason, the turkey didn't make me sleepy at all.  In fact, I was wide awake the whole night, staring at the ceiling wondering if the triptophan would ever kick in.  Sadly, it didn't.  So it's lots of coffee for me this AM followed by a late afternoon nap for sure. I hope the rest of you had a good time with the one's you love, as that is what Thanksgiving is all... Read more...