The Nikon D300s – My Faithful New Shooting Companion

As many who know me know, I have been slobbering over the idea of the Nikon D300 for a very long time; the incessant drool was quite comical – I am sure. Well, when I barely missed getting a used (meticulously cared for) D300 for just $750 I couldn’t stand the loss. It was then that my droolish desire became an obsession!!!

As a result, I used my considerable search skills to hunt and hunt and hunt for bargains while becoming intimately familiar with all of the upsides and downsides of the D300. Well, it didn’t take long before I realized that I could no longer get the D300 new and used versions were simply not a good enough bargain (which further increased my disappointment at my previous loss)… only the newer D300s.

It took some getting used to – that I would have to buy a product that was so new there were practically ZERO price drops anywhere (bare minimums in many cases). I even got close to buying the extremely nice D90… I just couldn’t get past the build quality and the other sweet differences that made the D300s a glory to behold (51 AF points, 7 frames/sec continuous shooting, magnesium-alloy body with “some” weather sealing, dual card slots…) Continue reading

AirStash – A New Frontier of Information Portability and Sharing

The AirStash is a personal, portable (in your pocket), WiFi storage access point.  It features the ability to extend the storage of any device that has wireless access by providing a pocket WPA2-secured access point with a basic media server accessible through your handheld/computer’s browser. The only limitation to the device is the amount of space it can hold at one time which is up to 32 gb; via a SD card that must be purchased separately.

This product has me itching to buy it because I am so obsessed with technology and the idea of having my own personal data field (yeah I figure that is the geek way of saying it 🙂 is too cool to say no to!

For Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod or iPod Touch users this little unit will be your savior if you happen to have filled up the space on your handheld and you are itching for more (whether you need it or not!). Why? Well, not only does it offer unlimited storage extension (you could have a gaggle of 32 gb SD cards at hand and switch them out) to your handheld but it also comes configured with some exclusive functionality just for you! Here is the prose from the marketing material at Continue reading

Tracking Brain Functions During Video Games

a picture of the brain's right hemisphere during tests that Dr. Phillip Zeman conductedMy friend Dr. Phillip Zeman has been conducting some pretty amazing research over the past 7 years tracking how the brain functions during 3d video games. Seems kind of useless if you think of it in that way (at least to a layman) but then consider that he is taking it to the next step by then seeing how pharmaceuticals effect spatial interpretation. Very cool stuff.

Here is a video from a recent news interview with Phil:

For more information check out his website

2010 Will Feature the Vega, KRT X9 and Camangi WebStation Tablets

Well if you haven’t heard the CrunchPad is dead so tears aside, here are my new infatuations that will hopefully do just as well (and actually become available): The K.R.T. X9 Tablet with Windows 7, The Vega Tablet with Androi and the Camangi WebStation Tablet with Android.

And now, without further adieu, here are the specs, other details and expected release dates for all of these beauties: Continue reading

Minority Report User Interface is a Reality BUT.

For all those who have been waiting for a world where Minority Report-like user interface computing is a reality might find the idea of gesture-based TV operation quite a step forward. You might even be amazed that a computer operating system has been developed that closely mirrors the Minority Report UI.

First, however, here is a clip from Minority Report showing the tech that so many long for:

So now that you know what so many dream of… here are a couple examples of this gesture-based user interface in action – one of which may be coming to a home near you soon! Continue reading