The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 sounds like a camera created at a feature buffet. For starters, you got your bright f2.2, 24mm-equivalent ultrawide-angle lens with a 5x zoom, your 3-inch touch screen, and your 14-megapixel high-speed MOS sensor.
Next, throw in a full HD 1080p movie mode, recording in AVCHD at 30 frames per second at up to 17Mbps. Pair that with a full-resolution burst mode at 10 frames per second for up to 15 shots and a handheld low-light option for reduced blur and noise.
Then add on a stereo mic and top it all off with the company'… Read more
AT&T just added the Sharp FX to its lineup today, and if it looks a lot like the Sidekick, it's because Sharp was also the manufacturer behind many of the latest Sidekick handsets. It has a touch screen plus a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an MP3 player, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, the att.net HTML browser, instant messaging, e-mail, and social network support. It's also compatible with AT&T's cloud services like AT&T Address Book.
Mobile TV fans will also be happy to know that the Sharp FX also supports AT&… Read more
Both Natali Del Conte and Jill Schlesinger join the show today to talk all sorts of mischief, and what an apropos day because we have gifts! That's right, our good friend Joe from Hawaii sent in wooden plaques of our beloved 404 stickers, and they look fantastic.
As you can see, Natali is very pregnant and might pop any day. If you ask her, the New York City heat wave is not only crushing Con Ed; it's not helping her mood. Jill and all the women in the office are jealous, though, that she manages to keep her … Read more
It's always nice when the highlight of a touch-screen camera isn't the LCD. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75, for example, has a 3-inch touch-screen LCD, but the main attraction is really the lens: a compact ultrawide-angle 24-120mm-equivalent lens with a maximum aperture of f2.2 and a 5x zoom. The 14-megapixel ultracompact features the company's Sonic Speed AF system, too, for fast focusing and low shutter lag.
Unlike some previous FX models, this one doesn't appear to have semimanual or manual shooting modes; it's got a whole lot of automatic and scene modes. Fortunately, Panasonic's … Read more
Researchers show cars can be hacked wirelessly. OnStar strikes back--can it use Android to whip Ford Sync? The latest Garmin Nuvifone is minus the fone part. The most powerful Porsche. Ever. And we drive the Infiniti FX35 "High-StyleUV".Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 168 SHOW NOTES
When we last crossed paths with Infiniti's FX-series of crossovers, it was behind the wheel of the mighty 2009 FX50S powered by a rip-snorting 5.0-liter V-8 and equipped with a bevvy of go-fast sport package goodies and high tech gizmos. Our most recent encounter, however, was with a brand-new 2010 FX35. Its docile V-6 doesn't pack as much of a punch as the big V-8 and, without the "S" badge's add-ons, it doesn't dance nearly as well around a corner. However with 303-horsepower on tap, the '35 is not exactly wanting for power, … Read more
Not everyone likes the idea of having PC speakers with a separate subwoofer. But the reality is that unless you step up to something like Audioengine's fairly large and pricey A5 bookshelf speakers, you tend to need a 2.1 system to deliver a richer, more bass-laden audio experience.
Altec Lansing's Expressionist Plus FX3021 2.1 system isn't nearly as beefy as the company's current top-of-the-line PC speaker system, the Expressionist Ultra, but it manages to deliver decent sound at an affordable price--less than $100. It also looks good, though the speakers' glossy black finish is … Read more