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  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • Opinion: Break Minecraft Blocks in Real Life (Sorta)

    If you’ve played Minecraft as I have, you’ve probably spent countless hours making a mega mansion, accidentally burning it down, and then building a castle or cowering in fear of The Neather. Now you can do block-breaking-with-a-stick in real-life.

  • 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: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • 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: Deckster: Bringing the Tape Player Back Via a Watch

    There are a lot of iPod Nano watch bands on the market, but most of them make it fairly difficult to get the iPod Mano in and out of the case. The Deckster, designed by N-Product Inc., not only solves the problem while maintaining a stylish look, but it also borrows heavily from a popular device from our past--the audio cassette player.

  • 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: iPhone 5 May Get Metal Back, Sub-4-inch Display

    The still-unacknowledged iPhone 5, expected to make its debut in October, is now expected to sport a metal back instead of glass, and its screen size will not exceed 4 inches, contrary to earlier reports.

  • Opinion: Restaurant Lets Phone Orders Go to the Front of the Line

    Of all the potential uses for a smartphone, "getting your grilled-cheese sandwich before all those other people waiting in line" should be near the top of the list. Alas, that particular phone feature has largely been the stuff of fantasy... until now.

  • Opinion: Apple Again Rumored to Be Preparing TV Release

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

  • 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.

  • Opinion: 3D TV: You Get What You Pay For

    These days, 3D TV sets aren't all that pricey anymore. Come the 2011 holiday season, you'll see 3D TVs even in the bargain-basement listings, with big-name manufacturers such as LG and Samsung releasing 47-inch 3D plasma sets for as low as $600 to $700.

  • Opinion: HTC's 'Omega' Windows Phone: An Early Look

    HTC is expected to introduce its first Windows Phone "Mango" handsets at a press event next week, but an official photo and details for one of the phones, the HTC Omega, have already leaked out.

  • Opinion: RIM on the Edge: BlackBerry Risks Becoming Irrelevant

    Last week was an eventful one in the smartphone world: Google purchased Motorola Mobility, HP dropped WebOS, and--oh yeah!--Research in Motion announced the availability of its latest BlackBerry smartphones, all running the new BlackBerry 7 OS. The Bold 9900, Torch 9850, and Torch 9810 are all decent phones, but they aren’t strong enough to make RIM phones competitive once more with iPhones and Android handsets. As it continues to lose customers rapidly, RIM needs to take action at once--or BlackBerrys may go the way of [

  • Opinion: Two HP TouchPads With Android Surface, One on eBay

    Everyone who’s been grabbing the $99 and $149 HP TouchPads in the recent fire sale might not be stuck with HP's webOS.

  • Opinion: Love Him, Hate Him, Steve Jobs Has Transformed Your Life

    Steve Jobs is still Chairman of the Board at Apple, and he is still going to be involved in steering the iconic tech company, but he has officially handed the CEO duties over to Tim Cook. Whether you are an avid fan of Apple, or an ardent Apple-basher, Steve Jobs has had an undeniable effect on technology and the world around you.

  • Opinion: Verizon Says 'No' to Samsung's Galaxy S II Smartphone

    Verizon Wireless won't offer Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone according to the Wall Street Journal, in what looks like a case of too many Droids.

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs Resigns: 5 Things to Watch For

    Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has stepped down permanently as company CEO, and many observers are asking what's next for the popular technology company now that its visionary leader is gone. Jobs was succeeded by Tim Cook, who has served as Apple's chief operating officer since 1998. Jobs, while no longer CEO, will remain at Apple as the company's board chairman.

  • Opinion: Time Warner Cable to Bundle Slingbox for Top Subscribers

    Time Warner Cable is set to bundle a Slingbox for those who subscribe to its $99-per-month Wideband Internet service, according to a New York Times report. The cable provider would basically subsidize the total cost of the $300 device in a move to avoid litigation with cable programmers who demand extra payments for live TV streams on anything other than your TV set.



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