It’ll soon be time to toss out your dusty old memory cards. The SD Association has announced that the next generation of cards will support 360 degree, 3D, and 8K video, all at write speeds of up to an amazing 90MB per second.
We called the Galaxy S6 the best smartphone you can buy. Some would consider that a betrayal. After all, the S6 doesn’t have removable batteries or SD card slots anymore—it’s completely sealed. But you know what? There’s a new case that might solve at least one of those problems.
SanDisk just announced an absurdly fast card that can go almost three times faster than the previous champ. Why do you need all that horsepower? To chomp 4K video, of course.
An SD card isn't just a dumb chunk of memory; it's a dumb chunk of memory with a built-in brain, a microcontroller. And at this year's Chaos Computer Congress, enterprising hackers showed off exactly what those brains can be used for: cheap hardware for makers or malware machines for malcontents.
If you worry that your SD cards just can't keep up with the pace, fret no longer. Toshiba has the world's fastest SD cards, in the shape of the new Exceria Pro SDHC series, to deal with your ridiculous data acquisition needs.
Eye-Fi cards have been around since 2006 as a way to wirelessly transmit your digital camera photos to your computer or mobile device. The catch was that you had to connect to a Wi-Fi network before in order to do so. Not so with the new Eye-Fi Mobi.
Popular Photo has gone and drummed up 28 of the best deals for photography-related gear. Cameras, lenses, flashes, bags, storage mediums, etc. If you're looking to up your photo game, here's the place to start.
The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 does everything the previous Eye-Fi(s) did—upload photos to your computer and online—over a Wi-Fi network. The Mobile X2 has a new trick: It'll zap photos to and from your Android and iOS devices.
Where do bad memory cards go when they die? Probably somewhere very similar to this puppy, paintball, and tiny-hat filled obstacle course of doom. Warning: this video contains extreme SD brutality.
Although technological advances have made uploading photos easier over the years, it's still impossible to have pictures you take with your DSLR transmitted immediately and automatically to the internet. Or is it?
Shopping for SD cards has gotten a little bit easier, assuming you keep up-to-date on the latest SDXC/SDHC product iconography. Henceforth, products with bus-interface speeds up to 104MBps will carry a UHS-I symbol, while products that allow real-time video recording will have UHS Speed Class 1 symbols. Here's how…
Big news from the Sony camp today—they're embracing 1999's flash-in-the-pan fad and have launched their first line-up of SD cards. Hopefully that spells the death of the evil Memory Stick and sliding disinterest in their propriety formats.
I prefer CompactFlash cards to SD, despite the bulk, for speed and durability. (Also, I shoot with big cameras that take big cards.) SD card version 4.0 fixes the speed issue, with transfer speeds of up to 300MB a second.
The new SDXC standard (which theoretically tops out at 2TB) replaces SDHC in 2010, and according to DailyTech, some of the bigger laptop makers may add SDXC support to their upcoming laptops with 32nm Core i5/i7 processors.
On one hand, it's great to see the SDXC standard—which theoretically tops out at 2TB—flexing its muscles a little bit. On the other, I kinda wish Toshiba wouldn't announce a record-breaking SD card six months before release.
Aside from photo transfers and straight up storage expansion, the SD card slot in the new MacBook Pros has a single,
cool trick up its sleeve (slot?): it's bootable.
The Gadget: Today Eye-Fi Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards have been upgraded with a 4GB Pro version with new features like support for RAW files, selective uploading and the ability to send files straight to your computer with via an ad-hoc network.
During Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's GDC keynote today, the company revealed that the Wii will finally get SDHC support (that means compatibility with bigger SD cards) through an update that's available now.
SDXC, the new memory card spec announced at CES, promised exciting things, storage-wise. Pretec demonstrated the first card that'll support the standard, and at a mere 32GB and 50MB/s, well, it's a step.