Stories by Kailas Shastry

SanDisk boosts SD card speed by 50 percent

SanDisk Friday set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second for SD flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme(r) III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC(tm) Cards. The new cards, expected to be available in India in October in 4-gigabyte (GB), 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new Nikon D90 DSLR, the company said. Featuring a 50-percent speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards, the new SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC card makes it possible to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0 MB JPEG L Fine per image.3 The Nikon D90 camera captures high-resolution, 12.3 megapixel still images, and it is Nikon's first DSLR to offer movie recording capability.

HP introduces variable size droplets for quality printing

HP unveiled its new cartridge technology that can produce ink droplets in two different sizes. Apart from the usual five pico-liter (the volume of ink contained in a droplet), a 1.3 pico-liter droplet is also available for obtaining smooth color gradations that is an important factor in photo printing. This eliminates the need for users to use a special photo cartridge for printing images.