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  • First Look: Sony PlayStation Eye

    It's hard to believe that it's been four years since Sony's EyeToy, a glorified webcam for the PlayStation 2, had kids immodestly hopping, dancing, and flailing in front of TV screens well before the Nintendo Wii muscled in on motion-control turf.

  • FIRST LOOK: Nikon D40x digital SLR

    Last December, Nikon released the D40, an entry-level digital SLR at a nice price. A mere four months later, Nikon announced the D40x, an enhanced version of the D40 that takes the original's resolution from 6.1 to 10.2 megapixels and offers better ISO sensitivity and a slightly better burst mode.

  • Illustrator CS3 updated for performance

    Adobe has released Illustrator CS3 13.0.1, an update to the latest major release of their illustration software for Mac OS X. A free update for registered users of Adobe Creative Suite 3, the software is available for download either from Adobe's Web site or using the Adobe Updater software included with CS3.

  • form.Z 6.0 gets in motion

    AutoDesSys has launched version 6.0 of its form.Z 3D modelling software, which adds object animation tools, support for 3D printing systems, and more.

  • Parts of US JPEG patent rejected

    The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected 19 of the 47 claims in a patent held by Forgent Networks, which the company has been using to assert licensing rights related to the JPEG digital image standard.

  • Degree Show: Central Saint Martins

    One of the most anticipated design degree show, Central Saint Martins’ yearly event enjoys a reputation for showcasing the talents of a new generation of leading designers and artists.

  • Epson hits online ink cartridge retailers

    Seiko Epson has succeeded in getting four online retailers of printer ink cartridges to stop selling a number of third-party ink cartridges designed for use in Epson printers, the Japanese company said Friday.

  • Ink-jet cartridge makers criticize Epson

    Makers and resellers of third-party ink-jet printer cartridges and refills polled at the Cebit show in Germany on Saturday are critical of the way Seiko Epson has been hitting their kind with lawsuits to protect its lucrative cartridge business.

  • BenQ unveil six new digital cameras

    BenQ has unveiled six new additions to its digital camera Classic, Elegance, Luxury and Performance lineup: the X610, E520+, E600 and P500, C530 and C630.

  • Samsung plans 8GB HDD cell phone

    Samsung will launch a Windows Mobile-based cell phone that packs an 8GB hard-disk drive, hitting European markets in the second half of 2006, the company said Monday.

  • Gadgets: 3.2mp blogging phone unwrapped

    Sony Ericsson announced several new phones on Tuesday, including two that carry Sony's Cyber-shot brand and come with 3.2-megapixel cameras that are integrated with Google's Blogger application.

  • Apple shows improved, Intel-native Aperture

    Apple is showing an updated version of its professional photography workflow application, Aperture at the Photography Marketing Association (PMA) show in Orlando, Florida. In addition to being Intel-native, Aperture 1.1 also boasts significant speed increases on both the PowerBook G4 and the Intel processors.

  • Canon upgrades EOS 20D

    As the flagship product in its new Spring line-up, Canon has announced the EOS 30D, a replacement for the popular EOS 20D digital SLR.

  • 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.

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