Archive for Feb 25, 2010

Why buy a DSLR when you can build your own SLR?

Why buy a DSLR when you can build your own SLR?

I have a DSLR camera and if I am to be honest, I don’t know how to use the darn thing. I have to break out the manual every time I need to change lenses and if I get into manual modes, all bets are off. I mostly bought the thing so I could take pictures of my always in motion kids and actually get them not just their elbow or the side of their head thanks to slow shutters on point and shoot cameras.

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Nokia Ovi Maps Android/WinMo port rumor seems entirely unlikely [Update: yep, false]

Nokia Ovi Maps Android/WinMo port rumor seems entirely unlikely [Update: yep, false]

Stand by for some confusion this Thursday morning, as a Nokia exec apparently confirms that Ovi Maps will be ported to Android or Windows Mobile.  The company launched the latest version of Ovi Maps - with free turn-by-turn navigation and other hitherto premium functionality - back in January, but Nokia's general manager for the Alps and South East Europe, Greig Williams, told Austrian paper Die Presse that porting the app "will be the next step."

Update: Apparently Williams was misquoted; more details after the cut.

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

You'd think after all the questions Nintendo would realise that we'd really like some updated Wii hardware, but their execs continue to downplay any need for a console refresh.  Speaking at the recent Nintendo Summit, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway insisted that "Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow."

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