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Canon whips out new CMOS sensor with 120MP resolution

Posted in Canon by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

When it comes to digital cameras, most of them have the same basic features and the biggest difference between models is often the resolution alone. When it comes to resolution the main thing higher resolution gets you is images that can be printed larger and still look good.

Canon has announced a new CMOS sensor for digital cameras that is the world’s highest resolution APS-H-size image sensor with 120MP. The new sensor measures in at a small 29.2 x 20.2mm. The typical image sensor of this size has only 16.1MP resolution.

Mamiya offers up new V-Grip Air for 645DF cameras

Posted in Digital Imaging by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

We have talked about the seriously expensive cameras from Mamiya before. The last new camera to surface from the company was the 33MP RZ33 camera. The company has announced a new accessory that was designed in conjunction with Phase One for its 645DF cameras.

The new accessory is called the V-Grip Air. The grip connects to the bottom of the camera and offers more battery life by using the same battery that the camera itself uses. In a pinch, the grip can also be crammed with AA batteries to keep shooting.

GefenTV launches Auto Volume Stabilizer to quiet those commercials

Posted in Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

I really hate it when I am watching something that isn’t on the DVR and I have to watch commercials. I hate it even more when those commercials are ten times louder than the show I was trying to watch to start with. GefenTV has a new device called the Auto Volume Stabilizer.

The little device connects inline between your source device like a Blu-ray player or set-top box and your audio system. It has analog and digital inputs on the rear and adjusts the volume to consistent levels without you ever realizing it is doing it. At least that is what GefenTV claims.

BitFenix Colossus PC case unveiled

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

BitFenix isn’t a company I have heard of before seeing its awesome Colossus case hit the market this week. The new Colossus case looking like something you would run across in an Egyptian pyramid on Star Gate.

The chassis is a full ATX unit that has tons of space and supports ATX and larger mainboards. It has a single external 5.25″ drive bay and four internal bays of the same size. It also has seven 2.5″ or 3.5″ internal bays and a robust cooling system using 230mm fans.

Canon G12 digital camera leaks

Posted in Canon by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

Canon has been making its G series of digital cameras for a while now. These cameras are some of the more expensive point and shoot units you can buy and offer a lot of manual features. They are intended to sit in the gap between a normal digital camera and a DSLR.

A new camera from Canon called the G12 has leaked that should be getting official later this month according to rumors. What we know about it so far is that he camera has a 10MP CCD and a 5x optical zoon lens.

Concept chair is a hole in the floor

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

I have seen my chare of concept products before and many of them have been furniture items. Typically, a concept is a cool product with a unique design. A new concept chair has surfaced, and I use the term chair loosely here.

The chair is called the OOoo chair and isn’t a chair, it’s a couple holes in the floor. You sit on the floor and stick your legs into the holes rather than sitting pretzel style. You can hardly call this a chair.

Logitech Wireless Headset H760 lands for pre-order

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

Logitech has announced a new wireless headset is coming to market that is aimed at the office type or home user who makes lots of VoIP calls and voice chats from the computer. The headset is called the Wireless Headset H760. The thing is up for pre-order right now.

Exactly when the headset will ship is unknown. The pre-order price is $99.99. For that much money, you get a headset that uses behind the ear style for comfort. That style should also keep your hairdo neat as well. The ear pads are sculpted foam and pivot.

Polaroid Eyewear to make RealD compatible 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

If you have been to the movie theater to see a 3D film recently you have probably watched with RealD 3D tech. The glasses that you get in a RealD theater all look like they were designed in the 80′s and are very flat and can be uncomfortable.

Polaroid Eyewear and RealD have announced that Polaroid will be producing a new line of 3D glasses that will work with RealD 3D technology in theaters around the world. The glasses that Polaroid is making are a more modern wrap around style that look better and might be more comfortable.

Lian Li PC-Q11 mini-tower chassis debuts

Posted in Cases by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

Lian Li has announced another new computer case for people that want a small computer. The new case is called the PC-Q11 and it looks like it would make a nice little HTPC case in the living room or desktop for a cramped office.

The case comes in four different colors including red, silver, black, and piano white. The case measures 200mm x 326mm x 260mm and weighs 2.42kg. Supported mainboards include Mini ITX and mini DTX. The case is made from 1.5mm aluminum panels and has various features to reduce vibration and make the chassis quiet.

Beltone unveils Truth hearing aid with Bluetooth and more

Posted in Bluetooth by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

Beltone is the maker of all sorts of hearing aids for the hearing impaired. The hearing aids that the company makes are small and easy to hide for those worried about other people seeing them. Beltone has unveiled a new line of hearing aids called True.

This hearing aid does all the normal stuff a hearing aid is supposed to do like make conversations easier to hear. The device also has Bluetooth technology integrated as well. That Bluetooth tech can be used to connect to any Bluetooth phone.

Intel gobbles up McAfee for $7.68 billion

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

Intel and McAfee are both very well known names in the technology world. Intel makes the processors that power just about everything you can think of from computers to set top boxes. McAfee is famous for its line of software that protects computers from viruses and other attacks.

Intel has announced today that it has made an offer to purchase McAfee and that McAfee’s board unanimously voted to accept the offer. The deal has Intel paying $48 per share in cash for McAfee stock with the total for the deal amounting to $7.68 billion.

Stretchy Shapes rubber bracelets for kids look like gadgets

Posted in Toys by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

My daughter and most of her friends in the neighborhood all wear as many of those rubber band looking bracelets on their arms as they can fit without turning their hands blue. The bracelets look like all sorts of things when you take them off like animals and food among others.

A new package of those bracelets has surfaced for kids who like gadgets. The 24-pack of rubber band bracelets is shaped like all sorts of gadgets. They are in the shape of mobile phones, tablets, MP3 players, portable speakers, cameras, and notebooks.

Pandigital announces new 7-inch Android eReader coming in September

Posted in Pandigital by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

Pandigital already has a smallish eReader on the market that didn’t do too well right out of the gates. The company has announced that starting in September it will have a new eReader on the market that has some impressive features.

The eReader is the Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader. It has a high-gloss black bezel and a matte color screen that measures 7-inches wide. The device can be used for watching movies, surfing the web, checking email, and reading.

Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 heads to market

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

I have been using Logitech keyboards for years and years now and think they are some of the best out there. I have tended to stick to wired keyboard like the old illuminated Keyboard. Logitech has a new wireless version of the Illuminated Keyboard that looks pretty good though.

The keyboard is called the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800. The keyboard connects to the computer with the 2.4GHz Logitech Unifying receiver. That means that if you have a Logitech wireless mouse you only need that one small USB connection.

Stream TV gets new eLocity A7 tablet ready to fight iPad

Posted in Android by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

You can rest assured with the huge success of the iPad that there are a huge amount of tablets in the works that will be coming to market soon. Many of these tablets will run the Android OS and offer lots of multimedia and other features.

One of those tablets that is coming to market is the Stream TV eLocity A7. The maker of the device says that it will be up for pre-order on August 24 and that the full details of the device will be offered then. For now, we only know a few tidbits about the tablet.