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  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.

  • Opinion: Apple Again Rumored to Be Preparing TV Release

    Apple is again rumored to be preparing to release a television set.

  • Opinion: GameStop Tries to Win Back Customers' Trust

    GameStop wants a do-over after angering customers by removing coupons for a competitor that were in boxes for a popular video game.

  • Opinion: Google TV to Launch in Europe

    Google TV isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. It will launch in Europe early next year despite a shaky start in the United States.

  • Opinion: Video Game Featured in Film About Bionic Body Parts

    A new documentary accompanying this week's launch of a critically acclaimed video game pushes the idea that bionic body parts that are better than real ones will be available by 2027.

  • News: Apple axes TV show rentals for iTunes, Apple TV

    On Friday, Apple quietly removed the ability to rent TV shows from the iTunes Store. When Apple introduced the reimagined Apple TV in September 2010, the company also began offering television rentals at $1 per episode. But now the rental option for television is gone--and Apple has confirmed to Macworld that it's gone for good.

  • Optoma PK120 pico projector

    Optoma has unveiled a new pico projector that is barely larger than an iPhone and can beam footage on to any available wall and create an image up to 70in across. The PK120 projector will run off battery power long enough to show an average-length movie.

  • News: Is Facebook Bringing Photo Filters to Mobile App?

    Is Facebook looking to take on popular photo filter apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic by bringing its own photo filter feature? According to some anonymous Facebook engineers quoted in The New York Times, yes.

  • How-Tos: Take great underwater shots

    Brightly colored landscapes, intriguing sea life large and small, and the shadowy hulks of rusting shipwrecks are only some of the photographic subjects that await you and your underwater camera. There are few places more beautiful to photograph but, like scuba diving, underwater photography requires an understanding of this strange but intriguing environment.

  • ViewSonic PJD5223 3D projector debuts

    ViewSonic has launched a range of 3D projectors that offer a budget alternative to buying a 3D TV. The ViewSonic PJD5 Series DLP projectors have XGA and WXGA resolutions, operate at 120Hz - ideal for 3D viewing - and HDMI connectors so they can be used with a Sony PlayStation 3 or a 3D Blu-ray player

  • News: Remains of the Day: Ad infinitum, and beyond

    If you thought Apple would just dash off its iPhone 5 commercial at the last moment, then you don't know Apple, my friend. Meanwhile, the Netherlands weighs in on the Apple vs. Samsung case, iTunes gains share for digital movie downloads, and Windows 8 provides more information than you require. Stay on target for the remainders for Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

  • Opinion: Check Out The (Surprisingly Good) Portal Fan Film

    The Portal videogames by Valve are one of my favorite series of all time. After completing the groundbreaking first game I remember walking around thinking of where I would shoot portals to expedite my route. The long-awaited sequel that came out earlier this year exceeded lofty expectations and left fans wanting even more.

  • News: Motion FX uses Lion to add video effects in real time

    Autodesk on Wednesday launched a new video-effects application for Macs, one that uses the face-tracking technology of OS X Lion to create exotic images using your computer’s camera.

  • News: Nikon Introduces Six Cameras

    Nikon ushered six new additions into its Coolpix point-and-shoot lineup today, just in time for the fall, the beginning of the football season, and the holiday camera-shopping playoffs.

  • News: Sony Unleashes New Interchangeable-Lens Camera Lineup

    In a big day for new camera announcements, Sony was one of the busiest companies of all.

  • How-Tos: Choose an underwater housing for your digital camera

    Taking pictures underwater is one of the most exciting (and challenging) photographic adventures you’re likely to undertake. When you’re playing in, on, or under the water, choosing the right equipment is critical when the only thing standing between your camera and water is a few millimeters of plastic or aluminum sealed with a sliver of an O-ring.

  • Opinion: Fox's 8-Day Content Delay Encourages Piracy

    Fox recently decided to stop releasing free online streams of its TV shows on Hulu the day after they air--instead, Fox is delaying free streaming for eight days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this choice by the network has resulted in an increase in over-100-percent increase in piracy.

  • News: Evernote acquires Skitch, drops price

    Evernote not only wants you to remember everything—it wants you to have the option to annotate it, too. On Thursday, Evernote announced that it had acquired Mac image annotation software Skitch and its two co-founders. The program will also now be available for free on the Mac App Store, eliminating its original $20 price tag.


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