Archive for October, 2011

Edelkrone Pocket Rig helps to stabilize your DSLR for better photos and video

Edelkrone Pocket Rig helps to stabilize your DSLR for better photos and video

When I am shooting photos with my DSLR I never use the longer exposure the camera is capable of unless I have a tripod with me because I can’t hold still long enough to take a shot that isn't blurry unless the exposure is short and quick. I can only imagine shooting video using your camera would be even more difficult. If you are after more stability for your video and photo shooting, the Pocket Rig is aimed at you.

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Sony eyes an exit from S-LCD joint venture with Samsung

Sony eyes an exit from S-LCD joint venture with Samsung

Sony and Samsung have been operating an LCD joint venture since 2004 called S-LCD. At this point Samsung holds 51% of the joint venture with Sony having 49% of S-LCD. Sony has not been doing well in the TV realm of late with loses in the segment that continue to increase. As a result of the mounting losses, Sony is said to be considering pulling out of the joint venture.

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Microsoft to offer SDK for Kinect commercial apps for businesses

Microsoft to offer SDK for Kinect commercial apps for businesses

Microsoft has announced today that it has new plans for its Kinect control system that has nothing to do with gaming. Microsoft will be providing a SDK that is designed to allow the development of Kinect for commercial applications. The Kinect for Windows SDK has been around for a while, but that was aimed at allowing the use of the Kinect motion controller for research and geeky tinkering.

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NASA engineer crafts Halloween costume with two iPads

NASA engineer crafts Halloween costume with two iPads

I think the craftiest day for geeks may be Halloween. People go all out with the tech costumes that are so much cooler than being a zombie again. Take this costume made by Mark Rober using two iPads to make it look like he has a hole through his torso. He has an iPad on the front and backside of his body. The red stuff is some sort of sauce he squirts on the shirt.

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Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

The grossest part of Halloween for me is the pumpkin carving. It's fun for sure, but scooping all the guts out of the pumpkin isn't fun for me. It also seems that each year our pumpkins last only about a day once carved before they are a collapsed gooey mess on the front porch. Google is infamous for its doodles that replace the logo on anything remotely resembling a holiday or special occasion and it has one up for Halloween today.

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Amazon and Netflix spar over streaming with Disney-ABC deal

Amazon and Netflix spar over streaming with Disney-ABC deal

Netflix and Amazon have each bolstered their streaming media catalogs, as the two rivals continue to spar over which has the fullest offering of TV shows and movies. Netflix announced an extension of its Disney-ABC deal that will see new and back-catalog titles including Alias and Switched At Birth added to the roster, while Amazon has revealed a Disney-ABC deal of its own that will see many of the same shows available to Amazon Prime customers and Kindle Fire users.

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New iPhone 4S adverts highlight iCloud and Camera

New iPhone 4S adverts highlight iCloud and Camera

Apple's first iPhone 4S commercial focused on Siri, the company's digital personal assistant; now, with Siri firmly lodged into users' minds, Apple is hitting each of the other update points of the 4S and iOS 5 with its next three ads. Siri gets another showing, while the iPhone 4S' 8-megapixel f2.2 camera and the new iCloud mobile sync/stream service also get their chance to shine. Check out the videos after the cut.

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MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

Apple's official MacBook Pro refresh may have taken place early last week, but the company is reportedly readying a more significant update to the notebook that will borrow design and spec directions for the MacBook Air. Both TUAW and Mac Rumors have been tipped on incoming 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks believed to be Apple's oft-discussed significant MacBook Pro overhaul, with integrated SSD memory and no optical drives along with sleeker chassis.

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iPhone 4S battery issue points to Setting Time Zone switch

iPhone 4S battery issue points to Setting Time Zone switch

If you're one of the masses of iPhone users that've upgraded to the iPhone 4S in the past few weeks, you may well have been experiencing some battery issues - today we may well have the answer as to why. As we've seen this past week, quite a few people have had what they've described as less than stellar battery life with their iPhone 4S, and this weekend we've not only been handed a possible solution, we've tested it for ourselves, and what do you know, it appears very much to work: just switch your Setting Time Zone switch to off!

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