Archive for February, 2008

Gitzo Series 3 off center Ball Heads for finest photography support

Gitzo Series 3 off center Ball Heads for finest photography support

Gitzo has been some of the best Europe photography equipment makers. Originated from French, now owned by Italian-made Manfrotto, but both are presently in the hands of a British international media Group. So how would you like to have Europe finest photography equipment with colorful history from a British, French and an Italian?

Cellular disruption in Afghanistan brought to you by the Taliban

Cellular disruption in Afghanistan brought to you by the Taliban

The terrorists are at it again threatening to manually (a.k.a. things that go boom in the night) disrupt cellular service if all 4 cellular providers in Afghanistan don’t start shutting down their networks at night. Their reasoning? They believe that occupying forces are using the networks to track members of the Taliban.

Chances are they are right; it’s quite easy to track people by their cell phones thanks to the large numbers of towers that are required for even remotely decent coverage triangulation is quite easy. Cell phones not only transmit to these towers when they are in use, but all the time, for some phones, even when they are turned off.

Sony Announces Two New Blu-ray Players, BDP-S350 and BDP-S550

Sony Announces Two New Blu-ray Players, BDP-S350 and BDP-S550

Sony Electronics has announced two new Blu-Ray players that will be capable of accessing advanced interactive features such as BonusView and BD-Live, and advanced 7.1 channels HD audio decoding. The BDP-S350 ships this summer for about $400 and the BDP-S550 will be available this autumn for about $500.

New Walkman MP3 players from Sony

New Walkman MP3 players from Sony

They have Bluetooth, noise cancellation, a healthy-sized screen, and a 33 hour battery life at the bottom, 36 at the top. For video you get the 320x240 LCD display that can play video at up to 30 frames per second for up to 10 hours, or at the least 9.5 hours.

Mylo Widgets coming to the COM-2 today

Mylo Widgets coming to the COM-2 today

Sony has finally created a site where they’ll be releasing widgets for the Mylo personal communicator. They started with 5 on the site for now, and they’ll be adding more, but the exciting part is that if you are feeling generous you can create your own and post them on the site too.