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Monday: July 11, 2011

A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.

This is not a product plug (although it will sound like one) but I recently purchased one of these and so far I'm loving it. I've always been a big fan of Fuji's line of cameras, they last a long time and take great pictures. I've tried out some other point and shoot digicams from Canon and just have never been all that impressed. I always end up coming to back Fuji. I'll post a couple examples to the photoblog sometime this week. Two thumbs up from me if you're in the market for a new point and shoot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:25 AM | Tags (8) | fuji | finepix | f550exr | review | digital | camera | resource | overview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.

So the story kinda goes like this, an artist wanted to capture various people as they stared blankly into computers, you know for purposes of art (better explanation via source link). The computers happened to be the public ones at a New York City Apple retail store. No big deal, right? The Secret Service apparently felt differently and issued a search warrant for computer fraud. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:47 PM | Tags (11) | apple | artist | camera | confiscation | exclusive | fraud | secret | service | spy | store | warrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.

This particular list is rife with iPad and iPhone alternatives (all of which seem to be running some flavor of Android).  The two lone and notable exceptions in my opinion seem to be this tiny camera, pictured in thumbnail to the left, and the ever peculiar Ant Watch (fifth slide in).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | camera | gadgets | msnbc | pcworld | slideshow | small | unavailable | unitedstates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.

This is quite an endorsement for Canon, with a network giant entrusting the finale of one of its most popular shows to the 5D Mark II (which happens to be the first digital camera to take the Presidential portrait as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:23 PM | Tags (9) | camera | canon | digital | director | endorsement | hd | house | shows | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.

Along with the references to camera in the code, others have even discovered GUI elements that reference it as well. Perhaps there are still some suprises in store for the iPad or maybe this is just for future-proofing version two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (11) | beta | camera | code | flash | front | ipad | macrumors | release | rumors | sdk | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.

Another flash slideshow showing off some gadgets to make your Halloween costume and decorations look way more spooktacular. Get it? 'Spooktacular' was used because overall the slideshow is spooky. Ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | cameras | cnn | costumes | cylon | devices | gadgets | nerdy | pumkins | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

A tutorial on how to make your very own high-tech surveillance pumpkin.A tutorial on how to make your very own high-tech surveillance pumpkin.

Now you can catch those would-be Halloween pranksters/vandals who attempt to toilet paper and silly string your property. Get off my lawn! You damn kids!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 5:05 PM | Tags (6) | camera | monitor | pumpkin | spy | surveillance | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.

What better way to end your day than with a splash of liquidy-colorful goodness. These photos were shot by combining soundwaves with water-based paint using a mic-triggered camera. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 5:05 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | camera | colors | drops | macro | photos | time | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

A rumor roundup for Apple's media event scheduled to take place tomorrow.A rumor roundup for Apple's media event scheduled to take place tomorrow.

You probably won't be seeing The Beatles hitting the iTunes Store tomorrow - but who really knows with these things. Your next iPod (if it's not an iPhone) will most likely have a camera though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:47 PM | Tags (9) | rumors | iphone | ipod | macrumors | camera | touch | apple | media | event |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.

Taking self-portraits just got a whole lot easier. Whether or not that's a good thing still debatable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:04 PM | Tags (7) | camera | digicam | digital | myspace | portrait | samsung | self |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Latest version of Nikon Coolpix camera doubles as digital projector.Latest version of Nikon Coolpix camera doubles as digital projector.

...images were sharp when projected on a blank white surface about a foot away from the camera. The projector still produced visible images when projected onto a wall about 10 feet away, but they were (understandably) much less sharp and bright.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | nikon | camera | projector | digital | coolpix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.

I'm a big fan of Fujifilm cameras. Fun GLM fact: most all of the photos in the photoblog were taken on some kind of Fujifilm digital camera.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | cameras | fujifilm | photoblog | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to take sharp photographs.A handy tutorial regarding how to take sharp photographs.

A good quick read for my fellow photography enthusiasts out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:30 AM | Tags (4) | camera | sharp | tutorial | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

FujiFilm to pull the curtain back on first 3-D camera for consumers.FujiFilm to pull the curtain back on first 3-D camera for consumers.

Both methods produce snapshots in which the central subjects appear to pop off the screen or print. A parlor trick? Perhaps, but Fujifilm is gambling that consumers will not only be willing to pay for such special effects, but they'll also pay extra.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | fujifilm | digicam | cameras | 3d |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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