Autodesk has unveiled the latest version of its 3D modelling, animation and rendering suite, Maya 2014.
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Sonnet Technologies has announced its first storage products featuring the superfast Thunderbolt connection. Developed by Intel and first seen in Apple's new MacBook Pros, Thunderbolt technology supports high-speed data transfer and high-resolution displays through a single, compact port. Based on PCI Express and DisplayPort technologies, Thunderbolt provides support for two channels on the same connector with 10 Gbps of throughput per channel in both directions.Sonnet's Fusion storage products that will be available with Thunderbolt portsy include a portable 2-drive SSD system, an economical 4-drive RAID 5 unit, and a professional 8-drive video edition RAID storage system. Sonnet's Echo Express PCIe 2.0 Expansion Chassis with Thunderbolt ports enable users to plug in high-performance PCIe 2.0 adapters such as video capture cards, Fibre Channel cards, Sonnet RAID controllers, and more to a computer with a Thunderbolt port. All of these products include two Thunderbolt ports to support daisychaining of up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on the host computer.
The flagship, 14.7-megapixel Digital Ixus 980 IS brings several 'firsts' to the IXUS range -- including manual control, and a striking design available in stylish, head-turning black, as well as traditional IXUS silver. The 10-megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS features a 4.0x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom, a high-resolution three-inch PureColor LCD screen, and comes finished in gold or silver. Both cameras use Canon's new DIGIC 4 processor, for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a huge number of shooting situations.
Sony has launched it calls 'a new class of portable' -- a laptop with an 18-4-inch screen that can compete with pro-level desktop monitors. The company says that the Vaio AW-Series offers screen technologies never seen on a notebook, from the massive 18.4-inch diagonal and Full HD resolution to its 3LED backlighting system.
Epson has launched the 24-inch Stylus Pro 7900 and 44-inch Stylus Pro 9900. Both feature an improved ink formulation, a new printer mechanism and a raft of new technologies to make them ideal for production and contract proofing, as well as the highest quality fine-art and photographic applications, according to the company.
Sony has launched its latest line of 17-inch and 15-inch laptops, which are based around Intel's latest generation of Core 2 Duo processors.
Adobe has announced Font Folio 11, which contains more than 2,300 fonts from the Adobe Type Library in OpenType format. Font Folio 11 provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and cross-platform compatibility.
Adobe has released a beta of a new version of its Flash Player 9 software, code-named Moviestar, which includes H.264 standard video support -- the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD high definition video players
Canon has introduced the EOS 40D, which features a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.5 frames per second burst performance, a newly developed AF system and 3.0-inch LCD with Live View mode.
Adobe has released Coldfusion, a development tool for building web sites and internet applications. The company says that since May 2007, more than 14,000 developers have actively participated in the Coldfusion 8 public beta.
Quark has released QuarkXPress Server 7.2, the new release of Quark's dynamic publishing technology that combines the typography and graphic support of QuarkXPress with server-based performance.
Iomega has introduced two new storage devices: the stylish eGo USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive and the speedy eSATA/USB 2.0 Professional Hard Drive.
Sony has launched two compact laptops -- the TZ Series, a new laptop following on from the TX Series, and the SZ5, an upgrade to the SZ Series.
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