A Six-Foot-Long Camera That Shoots Enormous P...

For some people film is superior to digital, for others film is a joke and medium format is the only way to go. for one guy, no existing camera was good enough so he decided to build this monster that produces negatives 3 feet long! Via Popsci.com

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 delayed until February, still no BBM in sight Oct26

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 delayed until Fe...

Not good news for fans of RIM. The PlayBook isn’t selling well as it is, and delays to the new OS isn’t going to help things. Native email will have to wait, and too bad if you were hoping for Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Apple released iOS 5, which includes iMessage and a bunch of other new features. Not looking good for ol’ RIM. Engadget Link

Hints of Apple Plans in Jobs Book

My copy of the book is on order and I’m looking forward to learning more about Jobs and Apple.  Apparently the ‘next big thing’ for Apple was text books. Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Hints-of-Apple-Plans-in-Jobs-nytimes-1362329892.html

GoPro Launches HD HERO2 Camera

GoPro has announced a new camera, the Hero2. 11-megapixel sensor (versus 5MP for the old GoPro), sharper lens, and new remote features. Looks like a good buy, and will likely entice me to buy one myself. 2X More Powerful in Every Way 11MP Sensor 2x Faster Image Processor 2X Sharper Glass Lens Professional Low Light Performance Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input Simple Language-based User Interface Wi-Fi...

MC Hammer launching his own search engine Oct21

MC Hammer launching his own search engine

Apparently, going bankrupt once wasn’t good enough for MC Hammer. He is now launching a search engine called WireDoo which apparently has “deep search” capability.  Call me cynical, but trying to compete with Google in the search space is a recipe for failure. My latest digging shows Google has 65% of the search market, Yahoo 16%, and Bing 14%.  Since Bing powers Yahoo search, I’ll lump them together into a 30% combined share.  That leaves 5% for all of the other search engines combined. Microsoft managed to grab 30% of the search market partly by making Bing the default search in all of their products, including...

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft Oct20

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft

Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo once before and failed, maybe they will have better luck this time around. If so, that means MS will own Flickr, which is likely a good thing. Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft

Lytro introduces world’s first light fi...

Interesting technology, remains to be seen how well it works in the hands of consumers. May become the new standard for digital sensors if they can increase the resolution. Lytro introduces world’s first light field camera: f/2 lens, $399, ships early 2012 View sample images at the Lytro image...

A quick review of the iPhone 4S

Hardware Signal strength for cellular and WiFi seems stronger. When choosing from Wifi networks, I get more options than I did with the iPhone 4 in the same locations which suggests it’s picking up things further away. Also, I can pick up my company WiFi signal further away. Well done Apple, this is a change everyone will appreciate. The new dual-core A5 processor (800MHz) is an improvement over the iPhone 4 and this phone feels faster overall, especially when using the photo app. Things render just a bit faster. Screen is the same, but still excellent if not the best on the market. Camera is improved, it’s faster and 8MP. I...

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