Retro designs seem to be the latest thing when it comes to high-end point-and-shoot cameras, and Fujifilm is helping to lead the pack with its rather limited (and pricey) X100. The company’s just-announced X10, however, appears to expand upon its well-received cousin with a mighty fast f/2-2.8, 28-112mm manual zoom lens with a proprietary “Electron Beam Coating” that promises excellent image quality, even at the edge of the frame. The camera features a black magnesium alloy housing — we have to admit, it’s a very elegant look. There’s also a 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 12,800, 1080p video, an optical viewfinder, 10 fps continuous shooting (7 fps at full res), a pop-up flash, and a full-size hot shoe. Advanced photogs will appreciate the shooting mode, focus mode and exposure compensation dials, along with dedicated buttons to adjust a variety of other settings, including activating RAW capture. Fuji is mum on price, but we’re certain to get an update before this hits stores in early November. Jump past the break for the full feature rundown.
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Olympus is trying to do with their new E-PMT1 PEN Mini camera what other manufacturers already have: bring DSLR power to the masses. It’s their smallest Micro Four Thirds camera to date, and it’s definitely got its proverbial sights set on the mass market — and the fact that it comes in six colors certainly doesn’t hurt. Olympus was kind enough to let me play with an E-PM1 and a variety of lenses at the U.S. Open of all places, and here are a few of my quick impressions.
The body is a bit on the plasticky side, but it fortunately doesn’t feel like it will fall apart at the seams either. Corners had to be cut to keep the price down, and while the body probably could have been a bit sturdier, it feels robust enough to stand up to the rigors of everyday use. The rest of the package was spot on: it performed pretty nicely in most low light situations I found myself in, and the autofocus was nice and snappy.
As something of a novice photographer, I appreciated the simple terms that Olympus has peppered throughout its UI. While being asked to manually change shutter speed on a typical DSLR may elicit a clueless look from an aspiring photographer, Olympus makes it a cakewalk: just change the “Motion Control” setting (complete with self-explanatory icons) to achieve the desired effect. That said, the menu system was a bit confusing at times: after changing the art mode (Olympus’s name for filters) in the menu for example, you couldn’t use the same method to change it. Rather, you press a different button and change art mode from the settings it brings up.
The E-PM1′s iAuto mode is a boon to new users — while photos taken using it seem to err just a bit on the warm side, it reduces the amount of know-how needed to take nice shots. Different art modes also add an extra splash of fun to the PEN Mini, and while every camera has them, personal favorites like the tilt-shifting Diorama mode will help position it as the fun camera to use.
All things considered, I’m really starting to fall for the little guy. The problem with Olympus’ approach is that it’s terribly difficult to strike the right balance: water it down too much and pros won’t pick it up as a smaller alternative, but make it just a bit too complex and casual users won’t take the plunge. While not perfect, the E-PM1 seems to stick it mostly in that sweet spot. The Olympus E-PM1 is due for a September release, and will set photographers back $ 499.99.
“…he was here a minute ago.”
When you go how do you want your body finished off? I used to want to be shot out of a cannon but now I’m thinking I wanna be fed to sharks to kick off Shark Week one year. Pretty cool, right? “Whatever, just as long as you’re dead.” Damn you know how to make a guy feel good! You should consider hookin’. Enter alkaline hydrolysis: a means of dissolving a body with pressure and a strong alkaline. It’s not a new concept (links to an old Geekologie article on the same subject so you look stupid when you start yelling, “this shit is f***in’ old news, homey!” in the comments), just one that’s gaining steam ashes with the environmental crowd since one was recently installed in a Florida funeral home. Florida: unsurprisingly on top of funeral home technology.
The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.
The system works by submerging the body in a solution of water and potassium hydroxide which is pressurised to 10 atmospheres and heated to 180C for between two-and-a-half and three hours.
Body tissue is dissolved and the liquid poured into the municipal water system. Mr Sullivan, a biochemist by training, says tests have proven the effluent is sterile and contains no DNA, and poses no environmental risk.
The bones are then removed from the unit and processed in a “cremulator”, the same machine that is used to crush bone fragments following cremation into ash. Metals including mercury and artificial joints and implants are safely recovered.
“Body tissue is dissolved and the liquid is poured into the municipal water system.” Haha — I guarantee people are gonna freak out about that. Also, if they found out how often I pee in the sink. “How often do you pee in the sink, GW?” Never — I save it in bags and pour it directly into the water tower when I’m up there tagging.
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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update may arrive on September 15, according to reports.
Microsoft is currently preparing to release Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” as an update to existing devices. Windows Phone OEMs are currently making subtle changes to their update packages to ensure each device is ready for Windows phone 7.5. WPCentral reports that a “well known” commercial software developer has claimed that Mango is arriving on September 15. The developer works with Microsoft directly according to the site and distributes Windows Phone, Android and iOS applications.
A September 15 distribution date for Windows Phone 7.5 ties in nicely with the unveiling of some new Windows Phone devices on September 1. Microsoft’s device partners are expected to reveal new Windows Phone 7.5 devices on Thursday that will be made available on carrier networks shortly. Separately, a report from We Love Windows Phone HK suggests that HTC is aiming for a September release of Mango on its existing devices. HTC is reportedly working on the RTM version of Windows Phone 7.5 (build 7720) and is applying patches and fixes ahead of a final certification from Microsoft.
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update arriving on September 15? originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
See Part Two Here: www.youtube.com At the local AT&T Store in Santa Barbara this crazy lady came up to us and described a conspiracy that the iPhone is going to destroy our minds. This video was filmed on an iSight camera from a MacBook Pro while waiting in line for the iPhone using Quicktime pro. Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
Revo’s K2 can pull in FM, DAB and DAB+ broadcasts, stream internet radio and tunes from Last.fm. Not enough? Well you can hook up your iPod, iPhone or iPad too, and pull in music wirelessly from the library on you computer. It pumps out a total of 40-watts of “room-filling” audio using four drivers powered by a pair of Class-D amps. But let’s be honest — you want’ it cause it’s pretty. The hidden-until-activated OLED screen, aluminum body, and black rubber accents are the real draw here. Sure the iOS remote apps and DLNA compatibility are nice to have, but this £299.95 ($ 488) radio is all about drawing attention. The K2 is available for pre-order now and will start shipping on October 17th, while the Revo RadioControl app should land in iTunes around the same time. Check out the gallery below and the PR after the break.
Gallery: Revo K2
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I don’t always post about iPhone cases… but when I do, I prefer retro gaming ones. Sure, you could have a cool metallic case, or go all-leather, or make your phone look like R2-D2 — but when you can have a Dreamcast on the back, those other options seem to lose their luster.
It’s one of those things you can have that passively sorts through the crowd and only grabs the attention of those who are in the know. I have an Evangelion shirt that does the same and I’m proud. Anyone who sees you rocking a Genesis on your ear will come up and give you a Sonic-style fist bump. You too will feel as cool as the guy in the picture does.
You have a choice of Saturn, Dreamcast, or the aforementioned Genesis. All cost ¥2100, or 27 of your United States dollars. Plus a few ¥ for shipping, of course.
Wait, where’s the Nomad? You can’t rewrite history, Sega!
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Question by mauriciocruelty: How can I make it work? So I just resetted my G1 because the touch screen wasn’t working (it wasn’t acting like a touch screen) & some other problems too. When I reset the phone, & turn it on to start all over again it tells me “Click on the Android” well it just happens to be that I can’t! Because the touch screen isn’t working. I’m screwed! What can I do? Please help me asap. I tried selecting it with the little rollover ball, but it doesn’t let me & instead it shows me a picture of a hand touching the Android! :’((
Answer by B_O_Bselect it with the directional buttons and say OK
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