Archivi giornalieri: 18/10/2011
Sigma Corporation of America has announced the price and availability of the new Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens. Successor to the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM “Mark I”, Sigma’s newest superzoom lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for the correction of colour aberrations. Additionally, the manufacturer’s Super Multi-Layer Coating is also there to reduce flare and ghosting throughout the entire zoom range. An iris diaphragm with seven rounded blades and an Optical Stabiliser promising approximately 4 stops’ worth of image stabilisation round off the features list. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens is available now in Canon and Nikon mounts for the MSRP of $720. As reported earlier, the UK price will be £499.99.
At least it has only got arms for now. Wait until it packs a couple of lasers. Humanity watch out! Holding back our inner survivalist nut for a moment, seen below is a wonderful step forward in robotic exoskeleton technology. That means relax, it’s not going to turn on its master/s until the singularity approaches. The guy flashing his metallic biceps is none other than Fraser Smith, a vice president at Raytheon-Sarcos.
The robot prototype’s sweetest feature is the sensitivity of the two arms. Even though it still doesn’t have a cool name to go by, the Raytheon-Sarcos prototype has a bright future mapped for it.
Future applications for the armed beast involves any type of work that includes heavy lifting. The arms that are secured to a mobile tracked platform reflect the movements applied by the operator, thus giving them an extra finesse absent in a lot of lifting machinery today.
Motorola will announce their latest Android smartphone later today, the Motorola Droid RAZR, and it looks like the device has already been unveiled through a new teaser site for the device that Motorola has put up.
The photo below was spotted by the guys over at Droid Life and it gives us our first look at Motorola’s new Droid RAZR, which will be a 4G LTE device with Verizon Wireless.
We should have some official photos and full specifications on the new Motorola Droid Razr later today.
23″ Wide 3D-Ready LED monitor with 2ms response time for 3D gaming and crystal clear video experience. Native Full HD 1080p resolution, and HDMI 1.4a input allows for direct connect to 3D Blu-ray or PS3 gaming consoles. Includes polarized 3D glasses, stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound technology to deliver immersive surround sound experience. Inexpensive polarized 3D glasses make it easy to outfit your entire family, work group, or classroom. Also includes TriDef 3D suite software to convert 2D PC images to 3D, and play over 540 PC based video games in amazing 3D quality.
Sebbene il processore Tegra 2 ormai sia vicino al compimento dell’anno di vita, i giochi ottimizzati per questo chip non sono poi tantissimi. Nel orso dell’anno ne sono usciti molti, ma ancora si attende quella qualità che inizialmente in molti si sarebbero aspettati. Samsung, in collaborazione con EA, per promuovere il proprio Games HUB, sembra essere pronta a stupire con il porting su Android di Dead Space, un titolo molto famoso e che promette di regalare una grafica senza precedenti.
Al lancio di un nuovo prodotto Apple ecco che arrivano i 2 classici test che non mancano mai. Il primo ve l’abbiamo raccontato nella giornata di ieri e riguarda i frullatori blendtec che ogni volta disintegrano gli iDevice; il secondo invece riguarda la resistenza alla caduta. In questo caso alcuni ragazzi hanno provato a confrontare i dispositivi più in voga del momento, ovvero il nuovo iPhone 4S ed il concorrente Samsung Galaxy S2.
Il test si divide in tre cadute, la prima con il display verso l’alto, la seconda con il dispositivo in posizione verticale, e la terza con il display verso il basso. Non vi anticipiamo niente e vi lasciamo al video che vale più di mille parole.
Sono i giorni dai mille confronti. Da quando è uscito il nuovo smartphone della mela, in rete tutti i blog (compreso il nostro) non fanno altro che proporre confronti di qualsiasi tipo, compreso i più strani che vedono il lasciar cadere l’iPhone 4S per terra, distruggendolo completamente.
Stick a piece of gaffer tape over the unmistakable X, and Canon’s latest EOS-1D pro-level camera will look virtually identical to every 1D model that came before it. But once you flip up the power slider, this new king of the jungle will hum like no other. Canon’s phenomenally powerful EOS-1D X really sounds like the DSLR to rule them all. Its 18 megapixel full-frame sensor uses oversized pixels to battle noise and is supported by a pair of Digic 5+ imaging processors, which also help drive a 61-point high density reticular AF system, a top ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native), a 252-zone metering system, a 14 fps JPEG (or 12 fps RAW) burst mode and a built-in wired gigabit LAN connection, for remote shooting and image transfer. The camera’s curious single-letter name represents a trio of industry milestones: the X is the 10th generation Canon professional SLR (dating back to the F1 in the 1970s), it’s a crossover model, filling in for both the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III (which has been discontinued), and, well, it sounds to be pretty darn “Xtreme.”
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That is the Logitech M525 wireless mouse, a rather unassuming hunk of plastic and rubber with a scroll wheel that also tilts for navigating pages both horizontally and vertically. Sure, you get your choice of white or black, for what that’s worth, but probably the most distinguishing feature is the battery life. This £35 ($40) pointer gets up to three years on a single pair of AAs. In the states you get a few more color options, including green and blue, and all versions use Logitech’s proprietary wireless connection, which lets you connect up to six devices to a single tiny dongle. The M525 is available now in the US and should be available in the UK before the month is out. Check out the PR after the break.
We knew as soon as we first clapped eyes on this hulk of a phone that it’d make a brave purchase. It’s not just the 4.7-inch screen that requires a leap of faith, but also the Windows Phone operating system, which is presented here in all its Mangofied glory but is still very much an early adopter’s ecosystem. After all, if you love the Titan’s hardware but prefer a more established OS, you can always wait for the Sensation XL, which is essentially the same phone running good ol’ Android and which should have a similar £480 ($750 converted) SIM-free price tag. The question is, do you have the guts to make that jump to something more exotic? Yes? Maybe? Then read on before you begin your run-up.