Canon PowerShot SD950 IS 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 6:51pm.

The Canon PowerShot SD950 IS is the top of the line point and shoot compact camera from Canon. The PowerShot SD950 IS Digital ELPH camera is equipped with upgraded features such as 12.1-megapixel resolution, 3.7x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer (OIS) for steady shooting and a next-generation version of Canon's Genuine Face Detection technology. This camera has a DIGIC III image processor, red-eye correction, an optical viewfinder and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD screen with scratch-resistant and anti-reflection coating for easy viewing at any angle. The Camera will be available for $449.99.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Shipping in November for $7999

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 6:48pm.

The EOS-1 series represents the best in Canon’s line of SLR cameras and this camera is no different. The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital SLR has a new 21.1-megapixel full frame Canon CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC III image processors, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, 3” LCD monitor with Live View Function and 45 points AF (Auto Focus) system. The camera support CF Type I and Type II cards, SD/SDHC Memory card and External media via an optional wireless file transmitter. The camera is compatible with Canon EF, TS-E and MP-E lenses. The supported file formats are JPEG and RAW, you can get shooting speed of 5 frames per second.

Canon Releases Details About EOS 40D Digital SLR

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 6:45pm.

Canon officially releases details about the up-coming EOS 40D digital SLR. EOS 40D will feature Integrated Cleaning System, Live view Function, DIGIC III image processor, 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3” LCD monitor and shooting speed of 6.5 frames per second. The camera will support Compact flash type 1 and type 2 cards and external media like USB 2 hard drive via optional wireless file transmitter (WFT-E3A). The 40D will be compatible with Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses. The camera will support JPEG and RAW file types and will be available in September for $1299.

Review Roundup: New Aluminum iMac

Submitted by lalit on August 19, 2007 - 1:49pm.

Apple released their new line of iMac on 7th of this month. The aesthetics of the new iMac are undeniably sexy and the new keyboard adds to the sleek look of the new iMac. The two main areas of concern were the new glossy screen and the new keyboard. Like the Macbook keyboard the new keyboard has chiclet like keys, it takes a little time to get used to before you start liking the keyboard (same as Macbook). Personally I am not a big fan of glossy screen but the screen is bright and has very good color reproduction. The black bezel around the screen and the metal case makes the screen look brighter and gives the iMac super elegant look. The iMac has limited but strong configuration options. In terms of performance the new iMac is very strong and is priced competitively to other available options. In fact it is one of the lowest priced all-in-one desktop. I don’t see any reason that should stop you from buying the new iMac unless you belong to the rare breed of top-notch gamers or upgrade enthusiasts.
For more information you can read the following detailed reviews

Ars Technica (8 out of 10)
    CNET (8.2 out of 10) Editor’s Choice
    PC Mag (4.5 out of 5) Editor’s Choice
    MacWorld (4.5 out of 5)

VIA Introduces 1W Eden CPU

Submitted by lalit on August 18, 2007 - 1:28pm.

The new ultra low voltage Eden processors which were announced by VIA at a press conference on August 16th will have 21mm X 21mm packaging, will run at 500MHz and consume only 1W power.  According to Digitimes Several IPC (industrial PC) makers including Advantech have already adopted the new Eden ULV processor and products are expected to begin appearing on the market later this month, noted sources at VIA. Lanner, another Taiwan-based IPC maker, pointed out that it has already designed the CPU into several network appliances and embedded boards.

Creative Releases Details About Aurvana X-Fi Noise Canceling Headphones

Submitted by lalit on August 18, 2007 - 1:26pm.

The Aurvana X-Fi headphone is Creative’s first X-Fi technology based headphone. According to Creative X-Fi Crystalizer intelligently analyzes sound and restores the highs and lows lost during MP3 or other file compression. The noise canceling technology in the headphone reduces the ambient noise by 20dB. The headphones have 40mm Neodymium drivers and a microphone concealed in the grilles for noise cancellation. The price and date of release is not known at this point.

eKey Biometric Entry System Lets You Use Three Fingers for different functions

Submitted by lalit on August 18, 2007 - 12:33pm.

On an eKey Biometric Entry System you can assign three different functions to three different fingers like scan first finger to control door lock, use second finger to arm/disarm security and the third finger to send a distress signal. This entry system will be shown at CEDIA and the system includes adjustable camera and intercom. It is still not known how much it would cost you to secure your house using this system.

Shure Music Phone Adapter With in Line Microphone for iPhone Available

Submitted by lalit on August 18, 2007 - 11:18am.

If you are like me and don’t like the headset supplied with the iPhone and wanted to use Shure or Etymotic or Ultimate Ears earphones with your iPhone. This is the first good accessory that converts your earphones into a stereo mobile headset for iPhone. The inline VoicePort microphone delivers clear voice regardless of the background noise. The control button enables you to send and end calls. You can also use the button to play, pause and forward songs just like Apple’s headset.  You can buy the adapter online on Apple Store for $39.95.

Jim Lynch Gives You 10 Reason For Buying iPhone

Submitted by lalit on August 17, 2007 - 4:30pm.

On June 29th Jim Lynch had given ten reasons why you shouldn’t buy an iPhone. I didn’t agree with many of his reasons like tiny storage (show me a phone which has 8GB storage), Stylish and stupid (iPod or Macbook both are great products), Stuck with AT&T (using Cingular for 3 years), No keyboard (after using iPhone I can say touchscreen is good) and Crapfari instead of Firefox (I love Firefox but I just need a good fast browser on phone that works I am not going to edit my website on iPhone, actually you can do that also on iPhone). The most valid reason he gave was “I will get to the Apple store ahead of you.”
Today Jim wrote in his column ten reasons you should buy an iPhone. He writes, “ My iPhone works great as a phone and messaging system, I’ve actually gotten rid of my Vonage land line and now I use my iPhone as my only phone.” The reasons that he gives are:
    1)    Amazing video
    2)    Email and Visual Voicemail
    3)    Music and Audiobooks
    4)    Edge
    5)    Google Maps
    6)    Power Management
    7)    Multi-Touch
    8)    Safari
    9)    Pictures and iPhoto
    10)     Navigation

Well I agree with each and every reason he has given. One reason that I would like to add is storage, no phone has 8GB storage you get maximum 4GB on a MicroSD card and most phones just support up to 2GB of MicroSD only. Yes there are few phones like LG’s new Chocolate phone that support up to 4GB, but then you have to pay $100 to get that card.

You can read the complete article here: Jim Lynch

Motorola Q 9M To Be launched by Verizon On 22nd August

Submitted by lalit on August 17, 2007 - 4:03pm.

The Windows Mobile 6 based Motorola Q 9M will be released by Verizon for $350 with two year contract, $400 with one year contract, and $470 with no contract. The phone has MiniSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, Piano style keyboard, 128MB on board memory and EV-DO. The phone supports Verizon’s V CAST Music service.