Archivi giornalieri: 14/06/2012
So you eBayed your Canon EOS 5D back in April, all in good faith, ready for the EOS-1D X that never came. Well, that gap in your photoblog should end next week — according to updated info from the camera maker. The latest details suggest that the flagship shooter should be hitting stores on June 20th, along with a clutch of accessories. You’d better initiate that PayPal withdrawal now, though, as CNET reports that a US representative for the firm told them that, while stocks will be available, they’d initially be in limited supply. Full stocks, however, should be here in time for to shoot your own HD Olympics.
The Huawei Ascend P1 was first announced back in January, the handset is already available in some countries, which include Australia, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and it looks like it will shortly launch in Europe.
Whilst we do not have any specific launch date of the Huawei Ascend in Europe, the device has appeared online at a couple of European retailers, including Amazon Germany with a retail price of 450 Euros.
As a reminder the Huawei Ascend P1 features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 960 by 540 pixels and is powered by a dual core TI OMAP 4460 1.5GHz processor and it also features the SGX 540 graphics processor and will come with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Other specifications on the Huawei Ascend P1 S include an 8 megapixel back side illuminated camera and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, plus an 1670 mAh battery, WiFi, DLNA and HDMI out.
Source GSM Arena
If you have already purchased or are thinking of purchasing a new MacBook Pro. You might be interested to learn that Google has unveiled their beta version of Chrome is now ready to support the MacBook Pro’s retina screen.
Apple announced their new MacBookPro on Monday equipped with a retina screen, providing a 2880 x 1800 high resolution pixels count. Wasting no time Google yesterday announced that their Chrome beta browser now supports the next generation MacBook Pro.
“Apple recently announced a new laptop with a Retina high-resolution screen, and we’re committed to polishing Chrome until it shines on that machine.
The Chrome Canary channel already shows the early results of this work, bringing basic high-resolution support to Chrome. We have further to go over the next few weeks, but we’re off to the races to make Chrome as beautiful as it can be.”
Logitech has announced the launch of a new gaming mouse to its range, which has been designed specifically for MMO gaming, in the form of the 20 button Logitech G600 mouse.
The Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse is equipped with a scrollwheel that is tiltable and clickable, and its possible to change the DPI of the mouse on the fly using five presets. Watch the video after the jump to see its features explained.
The G600 MMO gaming mouse is also equipped with a massive 20 buttons which can be programmed and expanded more by pressing the G-Shift control to double the functionality for each key. Allowing you to have your functions or macros within easy reach at all times.
If you enjoy viewing your iPad when lying down but can’t find a comfortable stand to allow you to watch your favourite film. You might be interested in a new stand, called the “tablift” which has started its journey over on the Kickstarter website. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
“tablift is a simple yet elegant solution for using your iPad hands-free in bed, on the couch, or in your favorite cushy chair. Although there are many accessories for propping up the iPad, most are made to be used on tables and desktops. However, over half of tablet use takes place on the couch or while lying in bed. Surprisingly there is very little available for the places we most often use our tablets.”
The tablift stand is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think it is something you could benefit from, jump over to the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help tablift become a reality.
The latest telephoto zoom lens from Nikon packs in the highest zoom ratio we’ve seen on an APS-C or DX lens. The Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5/6 G ED VR cranks up the zoom to 16.7X, but pairs this with the aperture range of its existing telephoto lenses, ready for some bokeh-heavy close-ups. You’ll be paying for that superzoom privilege, however, as the lens is set to arrive later this month, commanding a $1,000 premium. It’s joined by a new standard-zoom lens, the FX-compatible Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR, which also arrives later this month, priced at $600.
Microsoft has released a new app for Google’s Android OS, called My Xbox Live, the app is designed to let you track and compare your Xbox Live achievements.
The My Xbox Live App for Android will also let you chat with your Xbox Live friends, you can also edit your gamer profile and change your 3D avatar from your Android device.
Take your Xbox LIVE experience wherever you go with the My Xbox LIVE app. Track and compare your achievements, connect with your Xbox LIVE friends, and change up your 3D Avatar. Review all the recent great games you and your friends love to play and compare achievements with them.
The My Xbox Live App for Android is available as a free download, you can find out more information over at the Google Play Store, it will work with devices running Android 2.2 and above and you will need an Xbox Live account to use the app.
Source Android Community
Google has added a number of new features to their Chrome Web Store, one of which now allows users to download applications that will work without the need for an Internet connection.
However the change will not be immediately visible to many users, as the “Offline Apps” section is nested within the “Collections” portion of the Chrome Store.
Other new features have also been added for developers, that allows them to see more in-depth stats on how their applications are performing in the Chrome Store. Enabling developers to tailor their marketing campaigns to suit.
Google also announced that it is bringing the Chrome Web Store to six additional countries: Turkey, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.
Source: Tech Crunch
If you’re a student or teacher looking to get ready for next year that needs a new laptop, Sony has a deal for you. Sony is offering students and faculty members a free PS3 or PS Vita with the purchase of certain laptops starting at $746.89. If you don’t need either of those game consoles, you can get a discount on other PlayStation gear.
That discount would be $200 off your choice of other PlayStation gear, which I would assume to be accessories. The notebook that you can get in the special deal includes the new Sony VAIO T ultrabook. That thin machine offers decent performance with a 1.7 GHz Core i5 processor.
If an ultrabook is not for you, Sony also has other computers including offerings with 13.3-inch and 15.5-inch screens in the S range. Those machines sell for $775.99 and $824.49 respectively.
via The Verge
If you’re in the market for a new remote control for the timer on your Canon DSLR camera, but don’t want to cough up the money for the official remote check this out. Satechi has a new wireless timer remote control shutter called the Satechi WTR-A.
The remote control sells for $59.99 and can be programmed for multiple functions. The remote control can run a time photography task, delay the start of the photograph, manage exposure time, set shooting interval, and organize the number of shots. The wireless remote control function from up to 50 feet from compatible EOS cameras.
The remote has an LCD screen on it in the screen is backlit for use in the dark. This is perfect for self-timing or taking exposures in the dark on longer exposure times of needed. You can buy the remote control right now direct from Satechi.
Eizo has today launched a new gaming monitor in the form of the Foris FS2333. A 23 inch full high definition screen with a 1920 x 1080 native resolution, which has been developed by both Eizo and Fnatic.
One of the features of the new monitor is its all-new tone mapping technology called “Smart Insight” with five settings for real time strategy and first person shooter games.
Other features of the gaming specific monitor include two other “Smart” technologies the first called Smart Resolution analyses an image for noise and blurring and corrects the blur without accentuating the noise.
The other is Smart Detection which identifies where on the screen a game is being played and applies super-resolution processing to sharpen the image. Yet leaves the other areas of non gameplay untouched.
The provided stand on the Eizo Foris FS2333 lets you mover the display through 60 mm of height adjustment, 25° of tilt and 344° of swivel. The monitor will be shipping next month, but no pricing details have been revealed at the present time.
If you haven’t already updated to the latest patch rolled out by Sony. You will need to boot up your PS Vita to download the latest PS Vita 1.69 update that brings with it increase software stability, say Sony.
The new patch is optional so you don’t have to install it just yet if you prefer to hang on a little. But with the wealth on new content coming to the PS Vita which was announced at E3 last week.
Including new games such as Assassin’s Creed III Liberation and PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale, it might be worth updating to gain the most from your PS Vita console. No other details have been revealed about the patch, only that it improves software stability.
Product categories come and go, grow and wither, revolutionize the world and then slowly fade into a state of cold, quiet, everlasting obsolescence. It happens all the time, sometimes over the course of just a year or two (see: netbooks) and, while companies have made billions by establishing truly new categories, rarely has anybody rocked the world by splitting the difference between two very closely aligned ones.
That’s exactly what Apple is trying to do here. The company’s MacBook Pro line is one of the most respected in the industry for those who need an ostensibly professional laptop. Meanwhile, the MacBook Air is among the best (if not conclusively the best) thin-and-light laptops on the market. Now, a new player enters the fray: the MacBook Pro with Retina display. It cleanly slides in between these two top-shelf products, while trying to be simultaneously serious and fast, yet slim and light. Is this, then, a laptop that’s all things to all people, the “best Mac ever” as it was called repeatedly in the keynote? Or, is it more of a compromised, misguided attempt at demanding too much from one product? Let’s find out.