Jill Schlesinger, aka Aunt Jill of CBS MoneyMoney, fills in for Justin, who is waiting for the cable guy. I believe they told him they'd come sometime between today and next week between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. (We all know how the cable guy loves to be on time).
On today's show, we talk about Facebook Places, a location-based check-in service. Say you're at a fantastic restaurant. You'll be able to check in with your mobile phone with GPS, leave comments about the food and service, tag your friends who … Read more
With the undeniable popularity and success of the iPhone 4 (despite the antenna debacle), iPad, and ever-increasing Mac sales, Apple is gaining customers faster than ever. If you're thinking about making the switch, this could be your perfect setup.
Component one: iPhone 4 Now in its fourth iteration, Apple's iPhone has forever changed the mobile phone landscape by thrusting touch-screen technology to the tips of every tech geek's tongue and every consumer's wish list. Despite its early and somewhat overblown issues, iPhone 4 has had record-setting sales. With the exception of the complaints from a vocal minority regarding its antenna, … Read more
While TVs have been facing the 3D onslaught since last January's CES, we who cover cameras and camcorders have still been bumping along on the shallow-depth-of-field video bandwagon. Now there's another fad to compete for our attention.
Though Panasonic claims its HDC-SDT750 is the first consumer 3D camcorder, in fact DXG also announced Tuesday that its $599.99 pistol-grip dual-lens 3D Pocket Camcorder bundled with its 3D 7-inch Media Player is expected to ship via Hammacher Schlemmer on August 6. The DXG records at a relatively low VGA resolution, though.
The HDC-SDT750, however, is a tweaked version of … Read more
If you're toting around an iPhone in one pocket and a bulging wallet stuffed with loyalty cards in the other, let us respectfully say this: You're doing it wrong. With only a bit of legwork, you can lighten your load by scanning or manually adding your cards for your supermarkets, book stores, pet shops, sports stores, and the library, and stick them on your phone with an app like CardStar.
Version 3.0 of the free card-minder is on its way to to the iPhone App Store, and it's packing some pretty major feature changes, including integrating … Read more
The U.K. government on Thursday launched a Google Earth layer that models what Earth might look like in the event of a significant worldwide rise in temperature.
Specifically, the interactive map visually demonstrates what could happen if carbon emissions are not curbed, and as a result, Earth's temperature rises four degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial worldwide climate average. As a plethora of scientists and politicians have repeatedly stated, an increase in things like drought and agricultural disruption as a result of drought, could lead to instability and violence in some parts of the world.
What did people do before the days of GPS satellites and battery-sucking A-GPS phones? Not only was there a navigational device that gave driving directions in the early 20th century, it was small enough to fit on your wrist.
This product from the 1920s is a scroll-map navigator in the shape of a watch. It came with tiny interchangeable instructions that you scrolled manually to see which roads to take when driving.
Today's show title was originally supposed to read, "Where the manliest thing Justin Yu does is shop for a duvet cover," but since we're not prone to totally making things up for the show, we had to change it to what you see now.
This morning's episode of The 404 Podcast delves into a new antisocial networking site called Avoidr and examines a study that finally proves "older" actually means "wiser." We also pick apart the teaser for the new Facebook movie "The Social Network," and while we're … Read more
Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the Olympus E-PL1 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 pride themselves on being smaller in size than dSLRs, and that's due to the removal of the mirror components. However, this implementation means such shooters can utilize only contrast-detection autofocus (AF), which is slower than phase-detection AF found on dSLRs.
A recent patent by Panasonic revealed that the company appears to be working on an adapter that'll allow phase-detection AF in Micro Four Thirds cameras. This attachment fits between the snapper's body and the lens. It seems that within the attachment, there's a … Read more