Fujifilm has announced the X-E1, the latest addition to its X-Series of cameras. X-E1 arrives with an interchangeable lens system and packs a 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor. While it certainly has superior hardware compared to earlier releases in the X-Series, it has a body that is smaller, too. Compared to the X-Pro1, it is 30% more compact.
The company announced in a press release that the device will be available in two colors, two-tone black and silver, and solid black. The lens that will accompany the camera is XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens. If you have your eyes set on this one, wait till November which is when the camera will hit the shelves. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Fujifilm FinePix XP-Series Rugged Compact Cameras, Fujifilm X-S1 26X Long-Zoom Digital Camera,
There is nothing quite like snooping around internal documents of mobile carriers to check out just what might be coming our way, and the latest look at Verizon?s catalogue points out the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 6435, where the latter might just carry a quad-core processor. Well, first of all, the Nokia Lumia 822 is, in all probability, the recently announced Lumia 820, save that this is the version for Verizon. Available in gray and white, it points toward 4G connectivity as well as reveals the database insertion date.
The same can be said of the LTE-enabled HTC 6435 (image courtesy of Engadget which you can see after the jump), where this device recently made its way to Verizon?s database. Hopefully more light will be shed at this September 19th press conference in New York by HTC.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Verizon Wireless to offer multiple Windows Phone 8 devices in Q4 2012, HTC acknowledge Android 4.0 ICS update delay for the Incredible 2,
The world does seem as though it is getting more and more lawless these days, but here is a development which could help stem the tide against anarchy and intrusion. After all, isn?t a man?s home supposed to be his castle – safe and secure? The smart fabric that you see on the right will incorporate conductive threads and a processor module which delivers protection against intrusion and theft. This new anti-theft system will trigger an alarm whenever it is penetrated by intruders, allowing security teams to identify the exact location of the break-in, not to mention being far more affordable than other burglary detection systems in the market at the moment.
You could say that this is an invisible way of protecting whole buildings, much to the thieves? chagrin, of course. It looks like any other cloth, but will actually hold a fine web of conductive threads that are hooked up to a microcontroller which is capable of emitting warning signals whenever the fabric is cut in order to trigger an alarm. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Smart fabric has potential for action as a new soldier uniform, BMW looks at touch sensitive smart fabrics,
Whenever there is a particular piece of consumer electronics that is being prepared for its arrival to the US market, it will need to go through the hallowed halls of the FCC. One of the most recent candidates to do so would be the Sony Vaio Duo 11 which has been spotted. In fact, late last month, we saw leaked images of the Sony Vaio Duo 11 before it was officially revealed just a couple of days after the leak. This Windows 8-powered slider device is now safe in the hands of the FCC, where it is confirmed to carry 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, boast of NFC support, and has its signature stylus to boot.
No idea on whether 3G or 4G/LTE connectivity will be supported, but all things will be revealed in due time. Needless to say, since it has already arrived at the FCC, you can bet your bottom, hard-earned dollar that the device is being prepared to roll out to the masses very, very soon. The European model should arrive sometime in late October, so hopefully North America will follow suit – synchronized, even, s’il vous plait.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 tablet/laptop hybrid revealed, Leaked: Images Of Upcoming Sony VAIO Duo 11 ,
We do know that the PS Vita from Sony is a unique portable gaming console, considering how it comes with a control scheme that is slightly different from the rest while still maintaining a traditional gaming set up. Well, Apple might have taken an envious look at the PS Vita, having applied for a new patent which points towards a possible future of the iPad that will boast of backside controls, specifically meant to help you enjoy video games in a totally new way. Needless to say, the sensor-based controls are positioned right under the iPad?s surface so that it does not resemble the physical buttons of yore.
In order to detect where your hands and fingers are, more sensors are required to come into play, which translates to an additional burden on battery life. Hopefully equal leaps in the right direction where battery life is concerned will also be achieved in tandem. Do bear in mind that since this is a patent application, you can be quite sure that you will not be able to see such technology being implemented in current devices this coming September 12th.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Carbon fiber MacBook chassis a future possibility with new Apple patents, Apple picks up patents for Wild 3D Gesturing,
Last week AnandTech and Jim Dalrymple have already analyst that NFC is not likely to be found in the iPhone 5. Now a closer photo of the component that would house the NFC chip has been published by...
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Made of fade-, mold- and stain-resistant Sunbrella canvas, buoyant, body-hugging foam beads provide full support, easy access drain helps remove trapped water, will accommodate up to two people comfortably, built-in strap for tying off. If this seems like it's the ultimate pool float that's because it is, in fact it's more of an ultimate floating bed!
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Apple's next generation Apple TV that is supposed to replace the cable box has come to a halt reports Bloomberg. Apparently the cable companies do not want Apple to get a piece of the TV business....
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Heads up Spotify users on Android! If you?ve got an NFC enabled Android handset running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to update your Spotify app as the program has recently been updated and now features support for NFC. Basically what this NFC feature does in the Spotify app is that it allows two Android phones with the app and NFC to share tracks/albums with each other. So if you?ve got a song or album you?d like your friend to check out, you can just tap your phone with his/hers and the track/album will be shared pretty much straightaway! Pretty handy, huh? The update to Spotify for Android not only introduces NFC sharing, but also Audio Effects, which as the name implies, will change the way the music is being played, such as boosting its bass while giving you five channels to fiddle with ? basically the much awaited EQ feature. If you have yet to update Spotify, head on over to Google Play for the download.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Spotify for Android updated with personalized radio feature, Spotify partner with Shazam to combine services,
Remember the Cheetah-bot that was featured here a couple of months ago? It looked pretty scary as it galloped on the treadmill with its spindly legs moving at an astounding
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