World’s Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player by Samsung http://amplify.com/u/k288
From mobile phones to music players to television sets, it’s definitely clear that slim technology has dominated the ingenious minds of gadget manufacturers all over the world. Now that almost everything has gone thin, we’re left hanging with one question: What’s next?
Here’s a little something to excite your curious minds with a shout-out to those who are infatuated with 3D and Blu-ray:
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When you browse through Super Talent’s list of online products, you won’t find a category for hard drives even though the company’s new Super Talent 500GB USB 3.0 Storage POD is just that. However, taking a closer look at this unique device, you’ll understand why it’s featured side by side against the extreme performance flash drives. Perhaps this is why the company doesn’t add the word “hard drive” to its title and trades it for the trendier, more ambiguous “POD” title.
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2010 has proven to be a rather huge year for custom USB flash drives and flash memory in general. The start of the year saw the release of USB 3.0 and the reluctance of Intel and several other companies showing support for the technology. However, despite this speed bump, USB 3.0 surged forward through the help of smaller manufactures and shows no signs of slowing down for mass adoption.
By about mid July, there were hundreds of USB 3.0 compatible devices and at the end of 2010, you could find a USB 3.0 compatible components just about everywhere. These included USB hubs, USB flash drives, motherboards, computer cases, and much more.
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Report Forecasts Blu-ray Demand to Reach 2 Billion Discs by 2014 http://amplify.com/u/k26y
We’ve written extensively about Blu-ray discs being the optical disc format of the future. Already this year we have covered falling prices of media and written a comparison of Blu-ray disc publishers. Now, a recently-published forecast from FutureSource Consulting has confirmed our suspicions: the future of Blu-ray is huge. Really huge.
FutureSource is a market research and consulting firm that specializes in the technology industry. In November 2010, they published the Blu-ray Disc Replication Report with some very interesting findings.
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In case you haven’t been watching the optical storage industry like a hawk, you may not know that prices for Blu-ray recordable discs have fallen precipitously since this summer. Discs that were ten and fifteen dollars a piece not long ago are now down to well under $2 dollars each. With prices on media this low, you may be wondering if it’s time to upgrade to an automated Blu-ray disc publisher. Hopefully this comparison will help determine the right machine for your needs.
Microboards G3 Blu-ray Publisher
One of the most affordable Blu-ray publishers on the market today is the Microboards G3 Blu-ray publisher. The G3BD (as it is known) combines a single-cartridge inkjet disc printer with a built-in CD/DVD/Blu-ray burner drive. Up to 50 discs at a time can be loaded in the hopper (called a singulator) which loads them into the burner automatically. Once the data is recorded, the disc is printed and moved to the output bin.
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USB Packaging - Creative USB Package, Customized USB Packaging http://amplify.com/u/jzcs
With 2010 winding down and 2011 quickly approaching, it is that time of the year to look back and marvel at all that was accomplished; as well as a time to start preparing for the upcoming trade-show season. Like 2010, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of promotional flash memory products and in particular, the USB flash drive with customized USB packaging!
USB packaging is often overlooked when it comes to promoting on a USB, but is often times the very first thing a client would see. USBs only have so much print area or design combinations that allow them to attract people’s attention; however, USB packaging has much larger print surfaces, many different shapes or sizes, and can come in a variety of materials and colors.
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1.7 Billion USB 3.0 Devices Ready by 2014, Analysts Say http://amplify.com/u/jzcg
While USB 3.0 didn’t quite measure up to industry predictions for 2010 with the sale of approximately 14 million USB 3.0 devices, reports reveal that the coming years are looking bright enough to propel SuperSpeed into mainstream adoption. Analysts at In-Stat predict 1.7 billion USB 3.0 devices will ship by 2014.
According to the firm’s lead analyst, “Late 2009 saw the first, limited shipments of SuperSpeed, while 2010 has seen increased shipments in mobile PCs, desktop PCs, aftermarket cards, external hard disk drives, and USB flash drives. Overall, the rollout of SuperSpeed is progressing.”
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Rounding out our 10 USB tricks blogs is USB Tip #10: Creating a Custom USB Icon. Icons are a fairly subtle addition to a Custom USB drive, but one that can help you take your personalization to that next level. With a custom USB icon, you could create a custom logo and put it as the drive icon, or even use a preexisting one on your Windows operating system and use that one. Only your imagination is the limit as to what you can put as a custom USB Icon.
Follow the steps below to create your very own USB Icon, but please note that USB icons are generally really small and due to this size, detailed or large images will be blurred when shrunk down to the appropriate size.
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Microboards is well-known in the disc publishing industry for their line of disc duplicators, printers, and loaders. What you may not know is that they also offer their own brand of blank media in both CD and DVD formats. The latest offering brings LightScribe print technology to their already great line of recordable media.
Yes, it’s true – Microboards is now producing LightScribe CD and DVD discs. With LightScribe, users can record their data, flip the disc over, and etch their artwork directly on the disc. There are no ink cartridges to buy and no separate machine required. A computer or tower duplicator with LightScribe drives is all you need!
Read More: New LightScribe Printable Media from Microboards
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