The CompactFlash Association announced a new media card format last month, and now Sony and Nikon have introduced the first media and digital cameras, respectively. But what exactly is an XQD memory card? Read on for the details. A Different Type of Media for Different Type of Camera Most consumers have grown used to the standard SD card for digital media. It is become … [Read more...] about What Is an XQD Card? The New Media for Pro Cameras!
Mac storage specialist, CalDigit, recently introduced a new combination storage card for Mac Pro users. The CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 combines two eSATA ports and two USB 3.0 ports on a single PCI Express card. This makes it a veritable Swiss Army knife of storage connectivity, but only if you own a Mac Pro desktop! A Tale of Two USB 3.0 Cards There are currently two companies … [Read more...] about CalDigit Brings Both eSATA and USB 3 to the Mac Pro
Apple and Intel introduced the impressive new Thunderbolt interconnect last month on the MacBook Pro line, but folks like me who bought one have nothing to connect to yet. It was exciting to see the wide variety of Thunderbolt peripherals on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas last week, but none of these will ship to end-users before the middle of the summer. But evidence is … [Read more...] about Will The First Thunderbolt Peripheral Be The iMac?
Today is the big "coming out" day for Thunderbolt (nee Light Peak), courtesy of Intel and Apple's new lineup of MacBook Pros (one of which is sitting on my desk). Next week (March 2, to be exact) is the introduction of another "Magical and Revolutionary" Apple product, the iPad 2. Inevitably, pundits are putting 2 and 2 together and deducing that the future iPad will include … [Read more...] about Why the iPad 2 Won’t Include Thunderbolt
Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pro laptops today, complete with "Thunderbolt", the trade name for a production packaging of Light Peak and Mini DisplayPort. After much speculation (including quite a bit by yours truly), we finally have some concrete information about Light Peak, and perhaps a peek (if you forgive the pun) into the next generation of I/O … [Read more...] about Thunderbolt = Light Peak = Mini DisplayPort + PCI Express