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Apple announces Aperture 3, available immediately

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You might have noticed yesterday that the Apple Store website was down for a while. It turns out that the addition of a new product caused this hiccup – the company is now distributing the new 3rd version of their image processing software Aperture. Just how can Apple be in the business for so long and still not find a way to update their website without shutting it down first is beyond me, but that’s a whole other story.

Aperture 3

Aperture 3 features more than 200 new features, the most noteworthy of them being Faces, Places and Brushes. Read more »

ZoomIt is the first iPhone SD card reader

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Back in the days when Apple announced the iPhone 3.0 OS they promised that it will support loads of smart accessories, starting with the Nike+ personal running system and its monitors. And now, eight months later we are seeing another one of those – the ZoomIt SD card reader. Let’s just hope that the third one won’t need as much to appear.

But let’s not digress – the ZoomIt is really helpful tool that allows you to share photos, music and documents between your iPhone/iPod Touch and the rest of your gear. Read more »

NEC camera chip promises 13MP stills, 1080p video for mobile phones

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olved thisWith several manufacturers already offering sensors, capable of delivering high-res images and FullHD video, it’s only a matter of processing power until we finally see a mobile phone that has them. And NEC have solved this with their CE151 chip.

Capable of full HD video output and still image processing up to 13 megapixel, it’s something want to see on a cameraphone this year. Read more »

Motorola Droid getting Android 2.1 next week

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It’s not a great surprise that Motorola Droid will be getting an Android 2.1 update really, but apparently it’s going to happen sooner than I expected. Starting next week this fine piece of mobile technology will become even better.


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Canon throws 4 new PowerShot compacts into the mix

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Canon have just unveiled four new members of their PowerShot family. Those include the SX210 IS compact superzoom, the full-touch SD3500 IS (also known as IXUS 210) and the ultra-compact couple SD1400 IS and SD1300 IS (IXUS 130 and IXUS 105).

 Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

The Canon SX210 IS comes to succeed the SX200 affordable ultrazoom and is built around a 14 megapixel 1/2.3” CCD sensor and a stabilized 14x zoom lens going from 28 to 392mm in 35mm equivalent.
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Canon EOS 550D (T2i) brings 18 MP stills and 1080p video to the mid-range

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Canon have just announced the latest addition to their DSLR camera lineup, the EOS 550D. Packing an 18 megapixel sensor, pretty similar to the one found in the EOS 7D, the Canon EOS 550D is also capable of recording 1080p video at 30, 25 and 24fps.

Canon EOS 550D

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HTC Incredible leaks, lives up to its name with Snapdragon, Android 2.1

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Yet another pretty cool HTC smartphone leaked over the weekend. Unfortunately this one works on CDMA networks only so it will hardly see much in terms of world popularity, but oh my, is this some fine piece of technology.

HTC Incredible

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Dell Precision M6500 gets USB 3.0, Core i5 and new Core i7 processors

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The Dell Precision M6500 work station is certainly a pretty powerful laptop with its Intel Core i7-920XM Extreme Edition CPU but the thing with technology is that you need to constantly evolve to keep up with the rest.

Dell Precision M6500

So I am not entirely surprised that Dell decided to upgrade it with USB 3.0 and a few new CPU options. Starting the end of this month Read more »

Motorola Droid gets pinch zooming too, MILESTONE laughs

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So apparently the next time Droid owners go to a Moto convention they will have one less reason to feel ashamed. As of today Google Maps 3.4 update is available from the Android Market and it features… yeap, you got that right – pinch zooming. Apparently that Nexus One update yesterday wasn’t an isolated incident.

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Mouthwatering Samsung SHW-M100S revealed, runs Android 2.1

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First it was the Samsung SHW-W880 with its optical zoom and all and now this. Moving to South Korea increasingly sounds as a good idea. Apparently the first Samsung handset to run Android 2.1 will only be released in the company’s homeland.

Controlled through a 3.7” AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution, Samsung SHW-M100S packs a powerful 800MHz CPU, Wi-Fi, GPS, DivX support and T-DMB. Read more »

Ricoh CX3 strikes with a back-lit sensor and an ample zoom range

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Ricoh have officially announced the latest signing to their compact camera team. The Ricoh CX3 sports a 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor and a 28-300mm equivalent lens. It seems that the company recognized for its willingness for innovate, but usually plagued by poor image quality is trying to take a completely new route with this one.

Ricoh CX3

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The best Android handsets battle it out on video for the “Ultimate display” title

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I’ve got a pretty interesting one for you here. Six of the most popular Android handsets have their displays compared in a mouthwatering video. Motorola MILESTONE (or Droid), Google Nexus One, T-Mobile myTouch 3G (also known as HTC Magic), HTC Hero, Samsung Galaxy and Acer Liquid go head-to-head in this epic battle. Check it out after the break.


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Hasseblad reinforces its medium format range with 40 megapixel H4D-40

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Hasselblad have announced their latest medium format imaging monster – the 40 megapixel H4D-40. Built around a 33 x 44mm CCD sensor it has 70 percent larger imaging area than a regular full-frame DSLR.

Hasselblad H4D-40
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Sony Ericsson Vivaz video samples show up, Samsung Omnia HD becomes stuff from the past

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Say what you will about the human curvature design… oh, you didn’t say anything? So it’s just me then. Well anyway, what I was trying to say was that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz (previously known as Kurara) has just become a pretty serious candidate for the best video recording handset title.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

One of the contributors over at the Sony Ericsson Product Blog published several videos captured with the Vivaz and they are pretty impressive stuff. Even more so when you think that the handset still hasn’t hit the shelves and its hardware and software will see some further optimization. Read more »

Nikon reveals seven new Coolpix cameras

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Don’t you just love the pre-PMA weeks? I sure as hell do with all those new digital cameras being announced daily. It now came Nikon’s turn to show what it will be offering to compact digcam fans in the following months. They announced no less than seven additions to their Coolpix lineup including two ultrazoom cameras, a compact superzoom and four more affordable compacts.

Nikon Coolpiix P100
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