• Canon PowerShot SD990 IS and SD880 IS: Point and shoot cams for the masses

    So maybe the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the G10, along with the SX10 IS just don’t scream your style. Canon understands that and has the obligatory, new Digital Elph upgrades just for you. The SD990 IS and SD880 IS both pack optical image stabilization and the DIGIC 4 image processor, but that’s where the similarity stops. Read More

  • Canon PowerShot SX10 IS: 20x zoom powered by AA batteries

    Some peeps must have lots of zoom and Canon’s latest SX-series model packs a lot in that department. An image stabilizer assists the 20x wide-angle zoom lens by reducing jittery motions, while the face detection should help focus in on all your families smiling faces faster. The digicam also boosts Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor, 2.5-inch swivel screen, all powered by four AA… Read More

  • Canon PowerShot G10: 14.7MP Prosumer Flagship

    Canon’s latest DSLR, EOS 5D Mark II, might be impressive, but that price tag is awful high for those just looking for a new, higher-end digital snapper. The longstanding G-Series might just be the ticket that person is looking for, with a rich heritage of impressive cameras. 14.7MP G10 sports the firm’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor, 28mm wide-angle optical image stabilized… Read More

  • Google Launches Audio Indexing

    As the Web becomes more sophisticated and audio and video becomes a more important part of our online lives, we need something that will help us sift through the junk and find what we’re looking for in all that content. To address that, Google announced Wednesday that it has launched audio indexing in Google Labs. Dubbed GAudi, the new service is designed to work with YouTube, and… Read More

  • UpTake Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding

    UpTake, a travel search engine that specializes in helping users find travel ideas by taking a semantic approach to indexing destination descriptions and user comments across the Web, announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Read More

  • Google to Acquire Valve?

    Update: Valve says the rumor is untrue. The Inquirer is reporting this morning that Google is close to an acquisition of Valve for an undisclosed price. According to the Inquirer, its “well-placed sources” say the acquisition could happen “any second now.” At first glance, Google acquiring Valve seems a little unorthodox. But considering Steam, Valve’s game… Read More

  • New switching power supply makes flat panel TVs thinner

    Sony’s KDL-40ZX1 Bravia, the world’s thinnest LCD TV Osaka-based electronic component manufacturer Tabuchi Electric recently announced [JP, PDF] it has developed a switching power supply aimed at making flat-panel displays thinner. The new component is just 10 mm thick. Tabuchi says their existing power supplies are about 25mm thick. Usually, TV makers need to incorporate three… Read More

  • Eizo-C@T-one: Remote controller and optical mouse in one device

    In Japan, display maker Eizo recently started selling an optical mouse [JP] that doubles as a remote controller for TVs and other appliances. Dubbed Eizo-C@T-one, the device is available for $120. The company hasn’t said whether it will ever find its way outside of Japan. The Eizo-C@T-one is equipped with a tilt sensor that makes it possible to immediately switch from mouse to TV… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: In Your Grocer's Freezer Edition

    Unboxing: Blu-ray “Iron Man” Ultimate Edition
    Vuzix AV310 video eyewear to do 16:9 widescreen
    Mmmm, iPhone cupcakes look Cupertino-licious
    Never lose your car, or harvested deer, again thanks to the Bushnell BackTrack
    PureCart makes food safe again (or not) Read More

  • Canon 5D Mark II: 21 megapixels with HD video

    Hot on the heels of the D90 we find the 21-megapixel EOS 5D Mark II, a $2,699 monster with a 50-25,600 ISO range with a full-frame 24x36mm CMOS sensor. The kit with lens costs $3,499. Most interestingly is the 1920 x 1080 pixel HD video at 30 fps. While these new video features are a bit hard to stomach – DSLRs take pictures well but rarely take good video – but clearly some of… Read More

  • Two New Visual Tools To Make Craigslist Even Better

    We’ve come across two new services that help make perusing Craigslist even easier by focusing on the images that are included with many listings. Craigslist notes which listings have images attached to them, but you must click through to the listing to actually see them. Both of these tools help you see the images up front, before actually clicking on the listings. That saves time… Read More

  • Immersion and dreamGEAR work together to one-up Dual Shock

    Immersion is one of the primary companies behind force feedback and haptics. They’re working with a peripheral maker called dreamGEAR to put out a wireless Dual Shock alternative called the Shadow. It will feature “advanced vibro-tactile, spinning-mass technologies,” which is about as real-sounding as Master of Orion 2’s “black hole generator”* &mdash… Read More

  • OQO's CEO skips town to start his own gang

    Not much to say here. It’s a change in leadership, and maybe it’s for the better. OQO makes some cool stuff but we haven’t heard from them in months. Perhaps the new guy (Andy Popell, a co-founder of the company) will take OQO in some crazy genius new direction, like Ultra-Miniature Bumper Cars or something. I’ve heard they’re hot. Dennis Moore, who’s… Read More

  • Cray's CX1: a supercomputer for your desktop

    Actually, it might not fit. Aside from the awful photoshop job Giz points out, there’s no way of saying how big this thing is. I’m guessing somewhat bigger than a microwave, but I could be wrong and it could be as tall as Cleopatra’s needle. The CX1 has a bunch of “nodes” that you can customize with CPUs, hard drives and so on, and actually runs on Windows. You… Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two might make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: iPhone Remote app gets Genius and playlist editing support AT&T cuts the Push-to-talk monthly rate… Read More

  • Academia.edu: A Geni For Researchers

    Collaboration has long been one of the most fundamental components of science. From handwritten letters and essays to professional publications like Science and Nature, scientists rely on each other to test their theories and to help formulate new ones. Given this inherently social nature of science, it’s surprising that no website has emerged as the de facto meeting place for… Read More

  • iPhone Remote app gets Genius and playlist editing support

    This morning, Apple pushed an update for the Remote application (which is known around these parts as “that thing that lets Greg be a spinmaster DJ and a master chef at the same time”) to the iPhone App store. The application, which allows you to link your iPhone to any iTunes library or AppleTV setup, now has support for the Genius feature added in iTunes 8, along with support… Read More

  • Cool old Soviet 16mm movie cameras

    I could take or leave the first one on the page, but that second, professional camera just looks so solid. Like you could use it as a hammer to peg down your tripod. And the tripod is made of meteorites. I love old stuff like this — like my old Canon FTb; you could really teach an ape to smash with that thing. Check out the rest of the pictures here at Retrothing. Read More

  • Zune 3.0 Hands-on 2: Electric Radio-purchase Boogaloo

    I told you I’d get back to you. The problem was on my end (naturally). And now this cool feature works like a charm — except for the fact that I just spent a dollar on some Bangles song off of Warm 106.9. Read More

  • iLike Music Platform Launches: Music Streaming Anywhere

    Seattle based iLike just expanded their recent streaming music deal with Rhapsody to allow any website or web application to add streaming music to their sites. Integration is dead simple (I’ve done it below). A long list of partners launches with them, including Google, Evite, TypePad, SGN, Flixster, Watercooler, Connected Weddings, Slide and Mesmo TV. The big hook here is that… Read More

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