digital

  • California license plates may go digital, turn into billboards

    Just when you think that there’s no way you could have any more distractions while driving, California comes up with yet another way to put billboards on the highways and streets. Of course, the state’s budget crisis is well known, and lawmakers are currently discussing the possibility of changing to digital license plates, and then allowing companies to buy advertising time on cars. Read More

  • Sony's Swarovski crystal-studded photo frames

    For some reason, Austrian luxury brand Swarovski loves cooperating with Japanese electronics makers. Now Sony has announced [JP] a total of six 7-inch digital photo frames for the Japanese market, two of which (the DPF-D75 (WZ) in white and the DPF-D75 (BQ) in black) were jointly designed with the Austrians. Read More

  • The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

    Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this year. All future editions will be freely available online, supported by a variety of advertising and revenue streams. Computer Shopper’s plans for a free online edition are contrary to many… Read More

  • Digital transition 90 days away. Are you and your family ready?

    The Digital Transition is mere months away and still, many have questions and misconceptions about the February 17, 2009 switch. It can be confusing but your family is relying on you to get it right. Follow the link for some frequently asked questions and answers. Read More

  • Review: DTVPal digital tuner

    The February 17th, 2009 analog shutoff marks the beginning of the digital age here in America and digital tuners, such as the DTVPal, are going to become a staple in many American households. Thankfully, Congress allocated $140 million to alleviate the personal cost of these boxes, by allowing two, $40 coupons per household. This should cover most, if not all, of the retail price. The DTVPal… Read More

  • Wireless ATSC-equipped TVs coming from Epoq

    Now that the digital transition is just months away, and already happened in some parts, analog, handheld TVs are going to stop working. You know, the type of TVs you used to sneak into church overnighters and ‘hunting trips.’ Epoq is here to make sure that you can continue to see the game even if you’re in the middle of the lake ‘fishing’ with these three… Read More

  • Olympus SP-565 20x Ultra-Zoom digital camera

    What do you get when you throw in a 20x zoom lens into a smallish package? A peeping tom’s second best friend.  Olympus is doing just that with their new SP-565 ultra zoom point-and-shoot cam. (third new model of the day btw) The camera outfit is simply updating the venerable SP-570UZ with the same 20x zoom lens but shrinking the overall bezel size. The techs still were able to include… Read More

  • Casio drops a thin and light point and shoot

    The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 is a 8-megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom and anti-shake system. No pricing but it will come in red, pink, green, silver, and black. Norderstedt, July 14, 2008 – CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the newest model in its EXILIM® digital camera series – the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which features a wide-angle zoom… Read More

  • Sega releases cheap photo frame for fickle, inscrutable Japanese youth

    The Japanese love them some photoframes but many photoframes are expensive (I’m paraphrasing from French so bear with me.) Most photoframes cost $200 or more while this new Sega photoframe costs about $44. It has a 1.5-inch screen and is light enough to placed in your bag. It is a photoframe. It is small. It is cheap. Questions? Read More

  • Oh. My. God: A true ani-digi mechanical

    A lot of folks won’t quite get the import of this piece but let me tell you it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in years. Remember The Difference Engine? Well, imagine if the mechanical computers and Gibson and Sterling were talking about were miniaturized into something the size of one of my nipples. You’d have this Di Grisogono Meccanica DG. It is limited… Read More