Canon on Tuesday announced two new perspective-controlling tilt-and-shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f4L. Adding a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle in addition to the TS-E 45mm f2.8 and the TS-E 90mm f2.8. With TS-E 24mm f3.5L II replacing it predecessor released in 1991. These new tilt-and-shift lenses have been branded L series with its distinctive red band, signifyng their professional build quality.
The TS-E 24mm f3.5L II has been updated to feature UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass to minimize chromatic aberrations. Also specially coated aspherical elements to reduce glare. Both new … Read more
Panasonic's no stranger to shockproof and waterproof devices, but the new Lumix DMC-TS1 is the first of its rugged cameras to feature AVCHD Lite, which is branded for 720p video. Aside from being a 12.1-megapixel pocket camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens with a 4.6x optical zoom, the TS1 is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet, and dustproof.
The $399.95 camera is available in April in silver, green, or orange models and will also feature many of Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) operations that automatically adjust things like … Read more
With Markus Rex returning to Novell, it was only a matter of time before the Linux Foundation would name a new chief technology officer. What wasn't as clear, however, was the stature of the person that would replace Rex.
On Thursday, the Linux Foundation announced Ted Ts'o as its new CTO, a man with serious street cred amongst the Linux elite. Ts'o is known as the first North American Linux kernel developer and has been with IBM since 2001, focusing on real-time Linux.
Ts'o will be on loan from IBM for two years and will focus … Read more
We'll never forget the sight of U.K. Craver Rory Reid lugging one of Dell's 20-inch laptops around the London Underground, miraculously avoiding both theft and herniated discs. But there's a new game in town, and it comes in the form of a lunchbox.
That's how Acme Portable Machines describes its LPG370TS computer, because it needs to fold up into a box if it has any hope of being carried around. The reason: It doesn't have a 20-inch LCD, but it does have a 17-inch screen--three of them, actually. Powering this Hydra-headed beast are a … Read more
If you're an event planner, there's a new Web service called Eventsbot that's set up to help you with some of the logistics of promoting, and selling tickets online. If you're familiar with EventBrite, Eventsbot isn't too far off: just set up your event, set ticket prices, promote it, and Eventsbot takes a small cut of the sales as its fee. The service is aimed mainly at event planners, but if you're looking to host a small event with controlled price ticketing, services like this can be a little more extensive than basic party … Read more
Despite our unabashed lust for the latest stuff, Crave occasionally feels obligated to advise temperance to those who share our addiction. So in this public service announcement, we offer a case study illustrating how things can go awry when technophiles fail to exercise self-restraint.
Witness this example from the archives of IBM. The company, once known for its stringent dress codes, apparently had a moment of self-reflection in posting this gallery of attire at Big Blue throughout history. As one can plainly see, men's ties gradually widened then grew narrow again as decades progressed. By 1997, IBM's protocols … Read more