06 April, 2012

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is another feather in Panasonic’s hat

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

When it comes to a compromise between DSLR performance and that of a standard issue digital camera, there is no other better example than the Micro Four Thirds family from Panasonic and Olympus, although others might want to pull in Samsung and Sony into the mix, but I would say that the two Japanese giants are at the front of the race at the moment. Having said that, Panasonic continues to work hard to remain at the top of the pack with the Lumix DMC-GF5 camera being announced.

This is the latest interchangeable lens system camera from Panasonic that will feature a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine, ensuring that you will end up with stunning results that resemble true-to-life images that boast of exceptional resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. It does not matter if you are shooting in low-light conditions, as they boast a maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 will come with a noise reduction system that include a combination 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction), paving the way for both bright areas and dark areas to be faithfully reproduced with minimal noise in high sensitivity image recording. A sophisticated and stylish design ensures that heads will turn whenever you whip out your Lumix GF5, while Panasonic is also thoughtful enough to throw in a rubberized grip so that even if you suffer from sweaty palms, it is a whole lot more convenient to hold the camera with but a single hand.

Since it complies to the Micro Four Thirds standard, you can be sure that (depending on your budget) you will be able to gain access to a wide range of interchangeable lenses so that your photos will turn out brilliantly – assuming you have the technical know how and skill to capture those precious moments. Want to record video in full high definition resolution? That is not a problem, since the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 will also feature a dedicated video recording button so that you need not interrupt your photo taking sessions.

You can select from black, white and red shades when the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 arrives later this year, and there are two kit options to choose from. The body with 14-42mm standard zoom lens will retail for $599, while those who opt for the body with 14-42mm power zoom lens will have to work harder and save up $749.

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Helicopter drones to combat the scourge of pirates

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The earth itself is covered with nearly 70% of water, so it makes perfect sense that if one were to regulate the seven seas, but that task is a monumental one, and it definitely cannot be achieved through sheer manpower alone, as that would cost far too much money as well as being inefficient. Employing the help of technology will definitely help, and in the case of the US Navy, they are using helicopter drones in order to hunt down modern-day pirates.

These helicopter drones are also known as Fire Scouts, and this time around, the US Navy has upgraded them to include electronic “brains” which are able to automatically recognize small pirate boats that are spotted through 3D laser imaging. I sure as heck hope that the positive identification level is high and accurate enough so as not to raise false alarms all too frequently.

Just how will the Fire Scout drones work? For starters, they would bounce millions of laser pulses off distant objects in order to create a 3D “radar” image of any boats on the high seas, thanks to a technology known as LIDAR or LADAR. This new software can then compare the 3D images to pirate boat profiles on record, and this summer will be when the initial litmus test is performed off the California coast with seven small boats. I wonder when the pirates catch on to the use of this technology, will they use extremely common boats to pass them off as a pirate boat?

According to Ken Heeke, program officer in the Office of Naval Research’s Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department, “The automatic target recognition software gives Fire Scout the ability to distinguish target boats in congested coastal waters using LADAR, and it sends that information to human operators, who can then analyze those vessels in a 3-D picture.”


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Mini Briefcase Business Card Case

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Don’t you feel all important when you carry a briefcase around? For those who who also want to translate that sense of importance when it comes to their business cards, then the $11.99 Mini Briefcase Business Card Case from ThinkGeek ought to be able to get the job done. This unique business card case is a miniaturized version of your regular briefcase, looking the part in a handsome manner. You will not be able to pack in millions of dollar notes in this though, but since it holds credit cards inside as well, the Mini Briefcase Business Card Case will see aluminum as the material of choice, thoughtfully ensuring this case will block any RFID scanning attempts.

The Mini Briefcase Business Card Case will measure 4″ x 2.5″ x 0.625″, and you ought to be able to impress similar minded friends by toting this puppy around the next time you head out for your business trip.

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OneSense headphones helps you concentrate on music alone

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Music is a very personal area of one’s personality, and there are times when we just want to lose ourselves in the musical tracks of our favorite composers and artists. However, with so many distractions around these days, what are some of the methods worth employing for a more satisfying aural experience? Enter the OneSense headphones concept that does look like something out of Lady Gaga’s accessories bag. Not only does the OneSense headphones cover your ears, it will also make sure you remain “blind” to the rest of the world, coming in a stunning bright red design as well as intimidating spikes which will appeal to those who are partial to the punk culture, but for the most part, others would prefer to leave you alone.

The OneSense headphones are the brainchild of designer Joe Doucet, where it will be available for you to ogle at this coming April 17th to 21st at the Meet My Project event which is happening in Milan, Italy. Basically, the OneSense headphones intends to send the message across that despite all the connectivity around us, we still need periods of peace and tranquility.


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