Monthly Archives

January 2008

Products

Nikon Clicks with New CoolPix

Looking for a reasonably priced digital camera with style? Then one of Nikon’s six new additions to its CooPix line may be right up your aperture. The S210, S520, S550, and S600 are the latest members of the Style Series of CoolPix compact digital cameras, while the L18 and the P60 enter the CoolPix line at lower and higher ends of the price and feature spectrum, respectively. The 8-megapixel CoolPix S210 and…

Continue Reading

Products

Panasonic Lumix Cameras Deliver HD Video

With the PMA Convention ready to start Thursday in Las Vegas (see Nikon D60 post below), Panasonic is bringing out eight new Lumix digital cameras, two of which feature HD video recording capabilities. The 10.1-megapixel DMC-FX-35 features a 25mm wide-angle lens, 4x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and the ability to create in-camera slide shows with preloaded music. The FX-35 also can record 1280 x 720p high-definition video at 30 frames…

Continue Reading

Events Products

Nikon D60 Features Eye-Fi Enhancement

In case you weren’t aware, the PMA International Convention and Trade Show kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas and continues through Saturday. What’s the PMA? Good question. It’s officially known as PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, which until 2006 was known as the Photo Marketing Association International. The PMA Convention is billed as “the world’s largest annual photo imaging trade show for the estimated $90 billion worldwide industry.” In…

Continue Reading

Products

Are You Ready for Some Football?

If you’re planning to buy a new TV before the Super Bowl, you’re definitely not alone. According to a new survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to purchase 3.9 million TVs for the big game. If that number holds true, it would be an increase of more than 50 percent over last year’s figures. The excitement surrounding the game, of course, accounts for the usual increase in TV sales…

Continue Reading

Products

Think Pink (nano)

To help you get a jump on your Valentine’s Day shopping, Apple has just introduced a pink version of the iPod nano to go along with the current silver, black, blue, green, and red models. Besides the Shuffle, Apple hasn’t featured a pink model in its iPod line since the iPod mini was released in early 2004. The pink nano is available now in an 8GB model for $199 and, like the…

Continue Reading

Events

Macworld Wrap-Up

As the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo draws to a close today, let’s take a look at some hot Apple accessories you might not have heard about yet. The iBoom Jukebox from DLO is an iPod speaker dock that’s shaped like a mini jukebox. It features two 1-inch tweeters and two 3-inch woofers, an RF remote that can be used from up to 100 feet away, and built-in controls on an illuminated…

Continue Reading

Events

Macworld Best of Show Awards

The editors of Macworld magazine have presented this year’s Macworld Best of Show awards to 11 products, and—no surprise here—the MacBook Air was among the winners. The “Air” (can we call it that?) was cited by the editors for being “almost frighteningly skinny. And yet it really is a full-fledged Mac.” Also receiving recognition was Photoshop Elements 6.0 from Adobe for being quicker to launch, sporting a dramatically revised interface, and having…

Continue Reading

Events

Day 2 at Macworld

Since no really big new has come out of the Macworld Expo today, this is a good time to tell you about some interesting things that came up yesterday in addition to all the Apple product information we brought you in our last posting. In various interviews following his keynote address, Apple CEO Steve Jobs: praised retiring Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, saying he should be honored for his contributions; revealed that before…

Continue Reading

Events

Steve Jobs Launches the MacBook Air

Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered his eagerly awaited keynote address this morning at the annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and even though he didn’t unveil any groundbreaking new devices like he did last year with the iPhone, Jobs did manage to thrill Apple fans with some exciting new products as well as updates to existing ones. The biggest excitement surrounded the ultra-thin MacBook Air, which Jobs referred to as the thinnest…

Continue Reading

Events

2008 CES Wrap-Up

The 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show is officially over, so now we’d like to cover a few of the emerging technologies we had a chance to discover over the past four days but haven’t mentioned yet. The Azentek Atlas CPC-1000 is essentially an in-dash car computer unit that combines built-in WiFi, voice recognition, an AM/FM tuner, XM/Sirius/HD Radio capabilities, Bluetooth, a CD/DVD rewriter, GPS navigation, and VOIP capabilities. If that’s not enough, it…

Continue Reading