Ever since it shipped almost exactly two years ago, the HDV-based Canon XH A1 has been a favorite among indie and event videographers. Rather than replace it, Canon has decided to buff it up a bit, along with its sibling, the more broadcast-oriented XH G1.
In addition to appending an "S" to the end of their names, the XH A1S and XH G1S primarily have some subtle operational tweaks. Canon redesigned the lens rings, … Read more
PARIS--More than one European carmaker is on the verge of doing something it wouldn't have considered a few months ago.
They're thinking of selling very small and fuel-efficient cars to Americans--cars designed and developed with only Europe in mind.
Two small cars that debuted at the Paris show are under consideration for the United States. One is the Audi A1 Sportback Concept, which is about 10 inches shorter than Audi's A3. The production version could hit U.S. shores.
"A year ago, I would have said no," said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi's worldwide sales and … Read more
Audi showcased its new turbo-hybrid concept, called the A1, at the 2008 Paris auto show.
update 9/26: It turns out that the product will not be named E-A1; that was just a random name that appeared in a graphic accompanying the press materials. So mentally replace each instance of "E-A1" in this post with "Olympus 4/3rd's DSLR concept."
Of all the major camera manufacturers, Olympus stands out as lacking a prosumer model. Between the approximately $600 E-520 and $1,500-ish E-3 lies a huge gap for competing with the likes of the Canon EOS Rebel XSi and 40D, the Nikon D90, and the Sony Alpha DLSR-A700. And … Read more
Mini? Mini who?
Audi has released photos of its Audi A1, aka the Audi Metroproject Quattro concept car that it plans to debut at the 2007 Tokyo auto show next week.
The Audi wins hands-down in terms of a sophisticated and elegant look for a sub-compact, inexpensive car compared with its intended rival, the BMW Mini Cooper.
The Audi A1 makes BMW's Mini Cooper look like Minnie Mouse, a colorful, fun and quirky friend you once thought was cute as a child. But now that you're an adult your interests lie more toward Heidi Klum or Seal.
My … Read more
We wish we had more information on this keyboard--in fact, we'd settle for just about any information on it. As far as we can tell from its product listing, this is a USB keyboard equipped for handwriting recognition with a built-in touch screen and stylus.
It's described as an "identity" feature, which implies that the handwriting would be used for security, but it could also just be used to read foreign language characters or custom symbols, not unlike a Chinese-made mouse that we saw earlier this year. What we do know is that it's marketed … Read more
Will the real SAP please stand up? I'm not sure about you, but I'm having a hard time following the quadruple backflip with a twist that the company has been doing about SaaS/on-demand computing.
Displaying true Clinton-esque talents, SAP's chairman, Hasso Plattner, backtracked on previous comments that suggested that he was picking out a coffin for SAP. He first said this:
This model [SaaS] will compete with our current model, and 99% of our installations are on site.
Astute readers may infer from this that SaaS portends Bad Things for SAP. Or that the company's … Read more