• Canon launches ‘Pro’ A3+ photo printers

    The new Pixma Pro range from Canon features includes two models: the 10-ink Pixma Pro9500 and the eight-ink Pixma Pro9000. The printers won’t launch until the autumn of 2006 though.

  • Epson sues again over ink cartridges

    Epson has also kicked off a patent infringement case against the English High Court against Medea International (which is not linked to storage manufacturer Medéa).

  • Panasonic unveils new cameras

    Panasonic has unveiled three digital still cameras for the global market. Among them is the DMC-TZ1, a camera that Panasonic says is the smallest camera available to offer a 10x optical zoom.

  • Plextor offers network attached storage

    Plextor, perhaps best known to for its CD and DVD drives, has entered the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market with the introduction of its PX-EH line. Prices start at $299 (around £170) in the US. UK pricing has not been announced.

  • Primera unveils desktop Blu-ray replicator

    Primera has unveiled a new version of its Bravo Disc Publisher system that adds support for Sony's Blu-Ray Disc (BD) format. The device combines disc burning and replication with inkjet printing of labels.

  • HP adds A4 photo printers

    HP has announced two A4 photo printers that it claims offer exceptional speed and professional-quality colour prints. Both the Deskjet 6980 and 6940 have the same specs, with the 6980 adding 802.11b/g wireless networking.

  • 4.3mp DVD camcorder debuts from Canon

    Canon has added the DC40 DVD camcorder to the top of its range that features a CCD with a 4.29-megapixel resolution. This CCD enables true widescreen shooting, according to the company, with framing of such footage helped by both a widescreen LCD screen and viewfinder.

  • X-Rite, GretagMacbeth plan merger

    X-Rite has announced plans to acquire Amazys Holding AG, the parent company of GretagMacbeth. The two organizations provide colour management technologies to the graphic arts and printing industries. X-Rite will purchase all outstanding shares Amazys for US$280 million. The transaction is expected to close in late Spring, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.

  • e frontier releases Manga Studio 3.0

    e frontier has released Manga Studio 3.0, a manga and comic book creation software program designed for aspiring and professional artists. Manga Studio contains everything needed to create high-quality, manga-style comics without the use of other graphic software says the company.

  • CorelDraw suite upgraded

    Corel has launched the 13th major release of its CorelDraw vector graphics tool. CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3 features new versions of CorelDraw and the PhotoPaint photo-editing software, plus Pixmantec RawShooter essentials for converting Raw images from digital cameras, Capture X3 for screenshot recording, and more than 10,000 pieces of media including clip-art, fonts and templates.

  • Maxtor to ship 500GB storage for Mac

    Maxtor has announced a backup device for Apple hardware that can store up to 500GB of data and offers management features that emulate enterprise-class device functions such as shared network connections, automatic file backup and backup status reports.

  • CES: Gadget round-up

    Where can you find Justin Timberlake mixing with Bill Gates, and Snoop Dogg crossing paths with Donny Osmond? Why, it must be the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Consumer gadgets may still be the focus of this behemoth show, but technology companies of all makes and models -- including Intel, Google, and Microsoft -- are joining in the fun. They weren't the only ones: a team of editors flocked to the show. Here's their take on the highlights and lowlights of CES 2006.

  • Wireless USB creeps nearer

    The wireless replacement for USB has come a step closer to reality – and some questions on migration have been answered – with the release of a reference design from Wisair.

  • Longhorn details emerge

    The successor to Windows XP isn't due until late next year, but Microsoft this week treated Windows hardware developers here to tantalizing glimpses of a slick-looking OS with support for all types of connectivity and multimedia, new security capabilities, and a new document format.

  • Epson adds multimedia viewer

    Epson has launched a new multimedia storage viewer, the P2000, for storing and previewing digital photos, movies and music.

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