Pretec's Stumps Up 64GB Compact Flash Card, and 100GB: World's Largest

100GB CF cards.... holy moly that's huge. Pretec's saying it's the world's largest capacity CF, and I'm not going to argue. It's a 233x speed card, capable of access rates at 35MB/s and it, along with its smaller 64GB sibling, is being shown at Photokina this week. Not satisfied with that though, Pretec's also… » 9/23/08 3:58am 9/23/08 3:58am

Buffalo's 8x Speed Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, World's Fastest (for Now)

Buffalo's upcoming internal and external BD recorder units can burn both single or double-layer BDs up to a sizzling 8x speed, and DVD ±R up to 16x. Of course Blu-ray technology is going to improve, probably following a similar pattern to DVD burning tech. But here's a funny: these drives use Panasonic SW-5584 units… » 7/25/08 4:29am 7/25/08 4:29am

How Silly We Were: 1997's Bestest Computer Really Stunk


Dudes, it's Friday; Calmo. Why not bite your thumb at the boss and waste two more minutes on the Giz by watching this well produced clip of 1997's Best Damn computer. Specs include a 2GB hard drive, 32MB of RAM and a 12X CD-ROM drive. How silly we were to think that that was ever "fast." (Of course, Future People… » 3/02/07 11:27am 3/02/07 11:27am

Sony Ships AWG170A, Claimed to Be World's Fastest DVD Burner

Over in Europe, Sony has started shipping the AWG170A, what Sony and its partner NEC claim to be the world's fastest DVD R burner. Able to burn discs at 16x (whether or not 16x media is widely available is apparently irrelevant), the AWG170A also burns DVD-RAM (12x), DVD R DL (8x), DVD+RW (8x), DVD-RW (6x) and CD-R/RW… » 8/30/06 9:45am 8/30/06 9:45am