Since it's only about 6 months old, the higher-end SX10 IS doesn't get replaced, it gets a pricier buddy. The SX1 IS actually shipped last September in Europe, and I guess Canon USA finally decided we colonials were worthy of this higher-end model. Though it's 10 megapixels like the SX10, it uses a CMOS chip instead of a CCD; one of the resulting benefits of that is support for 1080p movie capture. Since the sensors are the same size, the 20X zoom lens covers the same focal range: 28-560mm-equivalent. The SX1 offers another perk over the SX10: … Read more
An ultracompact camcorder that records its footage to SD and SDHC cards, the slim shooter Panasonic SDR-S7 looks similar to the rugged SW20, though it lacks any waterproof, shockproof, or dustproof attributes. It features a 10x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch flip-out LCD screen, and a Quick Start feature that, according to Panasonic, lets it start recording just 0.6 second after opening it.
In all other ways, it's a pretty typical budget SD camcorder. Key specifications:680,000-pixel 1/6-inch CCD for 340,000-pixel effective video resolution 43.9-439mm-equivalent f1.8-f2.4 10x zoom lens without optical … Read more
Message Systems, a company that offers message management platforms for carriers and ISPs, announced the launch of its first message management service that "combats the transmission of illegal and inappropriate images sent via email and wireless messaging." According to the company, the tool will use image recognition software developed by Image Analyzer to provide ISPs and mobile carriers with better knowledge about what's being transmitted over their networks.
Detecting illegal and illicit images has been difficult for ISPs and mobile carriers, Message Systems said in a statement. But with the help of Image Analyzer's technology, ISPs … Read more
Both free apps install a small search bar on your desktop, and both are good at rooting around in your enormously crowded file trees to pluck the fruit of your very minimal labor.
But there are differences between the Google and Copernic's search apps. Tune in to this Quick Tip video to see what they are.
Yedda, a social answers service, announced that it has celebrated its first anniversary with AOL since its acquisition in 2007. Coupled with that announcement, the company released its most popular queries of 2008. It determined that the most inquired topics of the year were the presidential election, and the "Zac Effron vs. Robert Pattinson hotness" debate. President Obama's 30-minute infomercial spawned 1,800 answers, while Sarah Palin's nomination speech collected 1,880 responses. The favorite movie of the year, based on Yedda's findings, was The Dark Knight.
Apple has issued a critical security update for QuickTime media player, aimed at resolving vulnerabilities that could potentially allow a malicious attacker to take control of a person's computer, according to an Apple advisory released this week.
People running QuickTime 7 for Windows and for Mac OS X, are affected, as well as those who are using Mac OS X 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5, according to Apple.
The update seeks to address … Read more
Despite the addition of Microsoft Exchange and the App Store with version 2.0 of the iPhone's firmware, the device is still a long way from competing with Windows Mobile handsets when it comes to the native editing of several popular file formats. Mobile-productivity software company Quickoffice is trying to change that with a new iPhone application that lets users edit their Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets.
Called MobileFiles Pro, this $9.99 application can pull in Excel workbooks from any of your computers (over Wi-Fi) or on the Web through MobileMe's iDisk sharing. It supports editing over multiple … Read more