• Canon Connect Station CS-100

    The Canon Connect Station CS-100

    Many photographers complain that though capturing and processing their images is a pleasure, dealing with the inevitable headaches of file management is a huge buzzkill. I know I’ve often found myself cleaning up my hard drive, while anxiously hoping that I remembered to back up all my files. Also, if someone wants to see one of my older pictures or videos, it’s always a pain trying to remember where that file was stored. Now Canon has released the new Connect Station CS-100 in an attempt to simplify the process of playing back and storing images and video.

    So what can the CS-100 do? For starters, it has a 1-TB hard drive built in for storing JPEGS, Canon Raw files, and video. What makes the CS-100 so interesting is that it supports NFC communication for downloading. If you have an NFC-enabled Canon camera, like an EOS 80D, you can simply place the camera on top of the CS-100 and your photos and video can be downloaded to the device with no cables and without removing the memory card. After a long shoot, I can certainly see the appeal of just putting your camera on the CS-100 and knowing that all your files have been backed up.

    There are a few limitations to the wir…

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  • This Diwali, a PM2.5 counter could help open your eyes. Here is why

    This small device can tell you realtime what the PM2.5 rate in your house or office is
    Diwali is that time of the year when at least some of us prefer to stay indoors because of high levels of pollution generated by the mindless bursting of crackers. In fact, the situation has been so bad over the past few years that people, at least those with respiratory issues, have been investing in air purifiers. However, most air purifiers have one major flaw: they are unable to tell you what the pollution’s rates actually are.

    This is where a device like the Crusaders Laser PM2.5 Detectors come in. This small device can tell you real time what the PM2.5 rate in your house or office is. Being very portable — it is small enough to fit in your palms — this device can be carried around wherever you go. So if you are asthmatic it might be a good idea to invest in o…

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  • Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

    This image provided by Google shows a demonstration of the company’s new product called “Jamboard.” Google has designed the giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. Google is releasing the device to a small group of companies Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, before making it widely available in early 2017. (Google via AP)
    Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments.h
    The product is called “Jamboard,” an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards that companies have been setting up in meeting rooms for decades. It boasts a 55-inch, ultrahigh-definition screen capable of recogniz…

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  • Apple’s quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

    Apple sales on decline. (file)
    Apple says it sold 45.5 million iPhones in the last quarter, 5 percent fewer than it sold a year earlier. But the giant tech company’s rosy forecast for the holidays was better than what Wall Street had been expecting. Apple reported Tuesday that its revenue declined 9 percent to $46.8 billion for the quarter that ended last month. Profit fell 19 percent to $9 billion.
    The results are a reflection of lukewarm interest in last year’s iPhone models. Apple released two new models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, just two weeks before the quarter ended.
    Apple is forecasting a return to sales growth in the three months ending December, after three quarterly declines. Analysts say that’s a good indicator for 2017. The holiday quarter is traditionally Apple’s biggest.

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  • Waka Waka Power Charger & Light

    Living in the developed world, it is very easy to take something as simple as electricity and light for granted. Though for 1.2 billion people living without electricity and a viable light source is a way of life. Starting off as a Kickstarter campaign, the Waka Waka Power looks to change this by providing a socially responsible external charging unit with a built-in light source that is compact, lightweight and easy to use.

    As this is a socially responsible product, every Waka Waka Power comes with an individual code that, when entered on their website, provides one unit for someone in the developing world and provides funding for different energy projects around the world.

    The design of the Waka Waka Power is very minimalist, but in a good way. Weighing about 200 grams and coming in around the size of your typical travel hard-drive, it’s no burden at all to add to any travel kit, car emergency kit or hiking pack. The smooth rounded-rectangle design gives it a sleek look while the rubberized port covers and power button give it a durable feel. The three colour choices are also a nice touch. Coming in black, white and yellow, it provides a good variety to match your lifestyle.

    The construc…

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  • Ricoh Theta SC 360 degree camera launched in India at Rs 25,995

    Ricoh Theta SC is a 360 degree spherical camera with support for shooting full HD videos for five minutes (Source: Ricoh India)
    Ricoh India has announced a new spherical camera, Theta SC in India. Ricoh Theta SC is based on Ricoh’s first 360 degree camera – Theta. Ricoh Theta SC is aimed at beginners looking to film 360 degree content with a basic spherical camera.

    Ricoh Theta SC measures 45.2mm x 130.6mm x 22.9mm in dimensions and weighs nearly 102 grams. The 360 degree spherical camera is considerably lighter and less bulky than basic compact camera. The Ricoh Theta SC allows for easy capture and transfer of 360-degree images to smartphones and tablets. The spherical camera also allows users to upload their images to theta360.com, a dedicated website to share 360-degree content to social networking platform.
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  • Smartwatch sales decline 51 per cent in Q3 2016, Apple ships 1.1 million units: IDC

    Smartwatch sales decline over 51 per cent in Q3 2016 with Apple and Lenovo registering worst decline in growth (Source: IDC)
    Smartwatch sales are going down south and it seems consumers are still not convinced about the need for a smartwatch wearable, suggests a new industry report released by IDC. According to IDC’s Q3 sales number, smartwatch industry registered a decline of 51.6 per cent from the same time last year. The total smartwatch volume reached 2.7 million units in Q3 2016 while the numbers stood at 5.6 million in the same period last year.
    The pain in smartwatch sales isn’t surprising considering the flat sales registered by smartphone and PC industry. Apple saw the biggest decline in terms of sales in Q3 2016. Apple Watch registered a decline of 71.6 per cent over Q3 2016 with shipments of just 1.1 million units. Apple…

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  • Syrp Genie and Genie Mini

    In the last year, I’ve found myself constantly shooting time-lapses, where previously I would have taken a single landscape shot (maybe HDR, if I had a tripod) and moved on. If I went anywhere with a camera and a tripod, there were bound to be a few time-lapse shots produced. When things all line up, time-lapses can make a very interesting, different impression on your audience.

    One thing I wanted to experiment with, though, was having some camera movement in my shots since a bit of movement can make a shot much more immersive. Unfortunately, all of the motion-control systems I looked at that allowed precise movement over a long period of time were extremely expensive and proprietary. Then I heard about a cool new solution called the Genie from the New Zealand company Syrp.

    While most motion-control systems require you to use a specific slider or camera base, the genius of the Genie is that it runs along a simple nylon cable. As a result, you can use it with any slider out there, or even a dolly. I’ve mounted the unit on several different sliders, a little Pico dolly and even on a soft cloth to slide across linoleum! Just tell the Genie how far you want it to go (in metric and imperial) and how long…

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  • Diwali Sale 2016: Smartphones to laptops, the top deals on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal

    Amazon is offering discount on Moto G4 while Flipkart is trying to woo customers with iPhone 7 offers
    Diwali Sale is back on popular e-commerce platform and its raining deals on smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices. Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal – the top three ecommerce platforms are offering exciting deals with cashback and exchange offers. Amazon is also giving early access to select deals for its Prime customers, who also get one day delivery for free with Prime shipping.
    Amazon and Flipkart are giving away biggest discount on their platform exclusive products. Amazon, which has been offering Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus at an attractive discount since Dussehra, is continuing with the offer along with some new smartphones launched very recently. Flipkart, on the other hand, is offering exchange discount on Ap…

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  • Drones have closed the airspace of Sweden

    Will be in Sweden, just in case remember: some time drones, able to take pictures and make video, the entrance is strictly prohibited.

    It is better to leave your “favorite” house and use the good old camera or any other gadget. Otherwise, if caught, trouble you provided. The case that came with a court order, according to which the drones with photo and videopanorama equated with surveillance cameras.

    Drones have closed the airspace of Sweden

    The Swedish laws provide for the possibility of so-called public shooting from the air, but only in the case when there is a special document releasing it from liability. The reasons for its issuance can only be the need to combat crime and liquidation of consequences of accidents. Social organizations and media in Sweden has already drawn attention to the paradox…

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