Author Archives: Daniel Lim


iBUYPOWER launches a trio of Newegg Exclusive Gaming systems

iBUYPOWER launches a trio of Newegg Exclusive Gaming systems

The custom PC builder, IBUYPOWER is hooking up with Newegg to launch a trio of gaming machines built upon an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, i7 920 to AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processors at affordable prices under $1000.

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Canon brings the 20x Ultra-zoom 10MP SX1 IS to US

Canon brings the 20x Ultra-zoom 10MP SX1 IS to US

Canon first introduced the 20X Ultra-zoom SX1 IS Powershot back at PhotoKina 2008. It was the company’s first compact digicam to honor its CMOS 10MPimage sensor but only made available to Europe markets. Not anymore, Canon USA has announced the ultra-zoom to be released in US region coming this April, better yet, a firmware update to unleash RAW file capability.

WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

Today’s external backup drives aren’t simple as it used to be, many are trying too hard to incorporate as a media server, or media hub with remote sharing as a networked-attached storage. A straightforward and affordable one-click, plug-n-play achieve solution has turned into a high dollar multimedia server with complicate setup. If you know your way to around t a backup scheduling and don’t mind extra steps to attach an external drive, there are plenty of cheap solution available; otherwise, check out this newest WD’s MY-BOOK World edition NAS server with many promises to deliver simple setup at reduced power.

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AT&T’s Pantech Matrix Pro gets official

AT&T’s Pantech Matrix Pro gets official

The new Pantech Matrix Pro, previously reported as Pantech Duo 2, is now official with AT&T. The company has today announced the successor to Pantech Duo, adding a smaller but more feature-rich and upscale smartphone with a 2.4-inch display. As expected, the Matrix Pro now features a full-fledged Windows Mobile 6.1 and also incorporates the signature dual sliding keyboards – both numeric and QWERTY - from the previous model.

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Canon unveiled TS-E 17mm F4L / TS-E 24mm F/3.5L II

Canon unveiled TS-E 17mm F4L / TS-E 24mm F/3.5L II

Architecture and wide landscape photographers take note, Canon has announced a pair of tilt and shift lenses, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and an ultra-wide TS-E 17mm f/4L today. These two new lenses features new barrel design, UD glass, specially coated aspherical elements, and Canon’s latest SWC to have better control over the positioning of the focal plane while keeping optics distortion at minimum.

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Leica launches SF 58 flash unit and Super-Elmar-M 18 mm lens

Leica launches SF 58 flash unit and Super-Elmar-M 18 mm lens

Words got out last week Leica is coming out with an ultra wide Super-Elmar-M 18 mm lens, and today, the announcement of the new Leica along with the SF58 flash unit are official. The new wide-angle lens is a better candidate than the Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon and can be used both on Leica M analog camera models, as well as on the digital Leica M8 or M8.2.

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Leica UK dismissed talk of Panasonic takeover

Leica UK dismissed talk of Panasonic takeover

It has been a long week for Leica fanatics with the talks on Panasonic on the verge to acquire Leica’s photography division. The thought of the German finest optics they’ve been worshiped for decades to fall onto the hands of the Japanese tech behemoth must be unbearable. Whether Leica could use a technology boost from the takeover, or Panasonic to separate themselves from another consumer camera marques, are not happening in near future.

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SoundClip is a passive Iphone amplifier, only $8

SoundClip is a passive Iphone amplifier, only $8

TenonDesign has a $8.00 gimmick promises to give your iPhone 3G a little boost in sound department, and how’s that work? The SoundClip, according to the manufacturer, is a passive sound enchancer, makes out of a much cheaper plastic material to cut cost, fabricates to a tuned conical deflection chamber that directs sound from iPhone toward you.

Along the way, it intensify your iPhone audio by 10dB with signal in between 6kHz and 20kHz, but that’s not all for $8 buck a pop goody. Iphone gaming in landscape mode proven to be difficult on the sound output, as you hands are blocking the ports while engaging in the game, having the Soundclip in place would prevent such incident. Interested? It’s only $8, and you can get one now from the web site here.

Digital Foci 8-inch SVGA Digital Photo Art Book supports Camera RAW

Digital Foci 8-inch SVGA Digital Photo Art Book supports Camera RAW

Digital Foci has dressed up a portable multimedia player with a soft leader case and a built-in battery, as a contemporary digital portfolio art book, and readied to showcase at the upcoming PMA 2009. Dubbed “PBK-080 “, the Photo Book features a 8-inch 4:3 SVGA LCD, built-in speakers and a large 4GB built-in memory, along with a host of multimedia card readers to support music, video and digital still image playbacks.

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Canon’s website glitch leaked upcoming Powershot SD780 IS and SD960 IS

Canon’s website glitch leaked upcoming Powershot SD780 IS and SD960 IS

A website glitch early today has revealed a pair of new 12.4 megapixel PowerShot IS Digital ELPH cameras at Canon USA. Apparently Canon is prepping to launch a stylish SD960 IS and its slimmest SD780 IS Digital ELPH digicams for PMA 2009, but their "HTML" squad have jumped the gun to display them on company’s web site before the official releases. At the time of writing, the cameras have disappeared from main page but still presented from product comparison section. Details of the digicams after the cut.

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Sigma postponed Canon-mounted 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma postponed Canon-mounted 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Last Month Sigma unveiled an exciting ultra zoom range 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 DC OS HSM, and revealed its tentative EF-mounted launch date by February 21th. Today, they have postponed the release of the digitally optimized crop sensor lens for three more weeks. Retails of the holdback were not given, nor they have revealed further release dates for the rest of Pentax, Nikon or Sony’s mounted DSLRs.

Sony thin profile Cybershot DSC-T90 / DSC-T900 with Touch-Panel

Sony thin profile Cybershot DSC-T90 / DSC-T900 with Touch-Panel

Another pair of Sony’s Cyber-Shot are premium T-series DSC-T90 and DSC-T900 with stylish designs, performance features, oversized touchscreen panel and are housed in an ultra slim and pocket-sized casing.

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