Nikon P100 price cant be beat for features offered

NIKON P100 Camera thoughts.

So, looking for a new Camera cant decide between Nikon or Canon?  Even though I prefer Canon over Nikon, which is just a personal choice  really. no harm no foul. There does seem like recently like there has been a lot of searches for Nikon P100. If you are new to reading this the Nikon P100 is new and pretty cool. I touched a little bit on it  in Episode 58 when is was being unveiled. If you are looking for a great entry level consumer camera the Nikon P100 cant really be beat. You will be getting some cool features that up until recently you could not get without spending a lot more cash.

The Nikon P100 comes with some very cool specs.

  • 10.3 Megapixels
  • Extraordinary 26x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
  • New backside illumination CMOS sensor optimized with Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing concept
    • High-speed 10 fps
    • Sports Continuous shooting with pre-shooting cache option
    • Advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single, clearer image when taking handheld shots at night
    • Backlit Scene HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Incredible, Bright 3.0-inch vari-angle high resolution HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display
  • New Full HD movie with stereo sound and HDMI output
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System
    • Optical VR Image Stabilization by sensor shift minimizes the effect of camera shake
    • New Hybrid VR Image Stabilization by combining sensor shift and electronic stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake
    • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement
    • High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution capability helps give you better results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
    • Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Exposure modes
  • Smart Portrait System includes:
    • Smile Timer and Blink Proof
    • Blink Warning
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™
    • Face-Priority AF
    • Skin Softening
  • Subject Tracking
  • Quick Retouch
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 17 Scene Modes
  • Macro shooting
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System

Geek Tech Live 77 Ozzy on Xbox, Xm on Android, Lost on blu-ray and DODOcase for IPad

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Play MW2 with Ozzy and Jack
  • Sirius XM app for Android now Available
  • Lost: The complete Collection coming to Blu-Ray
  • Ultimate Ipad Case fit for a DODO.

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Play MW2 with Ozzy and Jack

This update is Short but Sweet, and by Sweet I mean Awesome! OzzyOsbourne will be on Xbox Live on Tuesday June 8th Between 4pm and 6pm ET. Ozzy Will be Playing Modern Warfare 2 ( MW2) with his son Jack and you can play along and double tap both of them. Look for GamerTag Ozzy GwF. Ozzy promises to “disintegrate each last one of you” I am not sure how big of a Gamer Ozzy is but I think  if he really is holding the controller he may be in for a surprise. Join him Online and find out!

Via G4tv.com “The Feed”

Sirius XM app for Android now Available

Got an Android Phone? Tired of Pandora? Already have Sirius XM? well then this is for you.  Sirius XM has released an Android Client finally. You will have access to all 120 Channels of commercial-free audio. The app can stream the music over Wi-Fi and Cellular connections so you will never be without.  It has the ability to mark your channels as Favorites and the cool thing for Android users is that you can multitask so you can listen to XM AND do something else on your phone at the same time!

There is no charge for the app to access the channels. You must however be a Sirus XM premium Online subscriber to listen to any channels using the Interwebs which is an additional fee. non-subscribers get a seven-day trial though to check it out and see if you would really like it or not. Its very easy to add to your current Sirius XM subscription too.

Lost: The complete Collection coming to Blu-Ray

If you need to go back and rewatch Lost to try to figure out the plot then this is for you. August 24th the Lost: The Complete Collection will be released on Blu-Ray.  price is $280 bucks and here is what you get:

LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION – Contents
• Every Episode in the Series (Seasons 1 through 6)
• Over 30hrs of Season 1-6 Bonus materials (previously released materials from Season 1-5 and the all-new Season 6 bonus material)
• A unique series of featurettes that takes viewers on very personal tours of Oahu where the series was created, with key cast and crew as they reflect.
• Exploring the global phenomenon that is Lost, bonus showcases events ranging from the series cast and crew at San Diego’s famed Comic-Con convention to international voice recordings, local events and even fan parties, all of which helped make the show into a worldwide favorite.
• A closer look at some of the props with cast, writers and producers, exploring their significance, stories and emotional ties to the characters.
• Humorous yet emotional look at every character who died on the series
• 16 hilarious Lost “Slapdowns” featurettes showcasing celebrity Lost fans who confront Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to ask press questions about the final season, including the Muppets and cast members Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson, Rebecca Mader and more.
The exciting collectible packaging also includes: a Special Edition collectible ‘Senet’ Game as seen in Season Six, a custom LOST island replica, an exclusive episode guide, a collectible Ankh, and a black light penlight.

Ultimate Ipad Case fit for a DODO.

Move over premium case maker Vaja. There is a new Bird in town and its a DODO.  Inspired by Moleskin Pads DODOCase for IPad just looks fantastic. its exactly what you are looking for to carry around your Ipad and look like you got Class. a Bamboo frame holds the Ipad in the case and cutouts allow for button and charger earphone access. All this awesomeness is yours for only $50?! i would have expected it to be much higher than that! They are so popular there is a little bit of a wait so if you think its cool head on over to DODOcases and get your name on the waiting list…. behind me that is!

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Geek Tech Live 76 Wikitude AR GPS, Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus ONE and Ecto-1 plates

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Wikitude Drive GPS AR for android
  • Android 2.2 arrives on Nexus One
  • Ecto 1 License Plates? sign me up!

Grab a Coffee, Jump on that Treadmill and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

Wikitude Drive GPS AR for android

Wikitude Drive made by Mobilizy is the first Augmented Reality GPS application and its only found on the Android Phone. Minimum OS version is 1.6 but as you will find out in my next topic that should not be an issue for very long, especially if you have a Nexus ONE.  The very cool thing about this application is that it is AR driven so you see a live view of the road ahead and it overlays the route you need to take to get to your destination. It is currently only in beta but they are looking for test drivers so if you rock an Android phone and you want to take part in the Beta test head on over to Wikitude.org . You can tell them Chris sent you but they dont even know who I am so don’t bother. 😉 This is a very cool Application for Android devices. Minority report computers are just a hop skip and a jump from this point. I hope that Jobs is listening. if the Iphone HD doesn’t have this ability then Android is definitively winning in the awesome category.

Here is a YouTube Video of the AR GPS in action. pretty awesome eh?

Android 2.2  Froyo arrives on Nexus One

Confirmed this morning! Android 2.2  Froyo is now officially available on the Nexus ONE. It is being rolled out slowly it seems and as of this writing is starting to turn up in tweets and in comments on the major Tech Blogs.

If you have been living under a rock or in a cave for a while. Here are the highlights of What exactly Froyo will mean to the Android users out there:

  • Huge Speed improvements
  • Navigation bar is modified
  • Google Search Bar Modification
  • Tethering and Portable Hotspot ( Hey Apple and AT&T ! You guys reading this?)
  • External Storage for applications on an SD card.
  • Gmail got a huge boost in usability
  • Pin codes instead of a pattern for locking device

Ecto 1 License Plates? sign me up!

I have said this before and I will say it again. I am a huge Ghostbusters Fan. Not GB 2 but the original. I think most of my childhood was watching and re-watching that movie on VHS. I absolutely love everything about it. Granted the soundtrack is a bit dated now but the story is just as good on Day 1002 as it was on day 1. But I digress, I was skipping through my RSS reader and came across a Thinkgeek posting. Lo and behold! ThinkGeek has a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 replica License Plate up for grabs! Me want very bad. Its sutable for framing or putting in your back window of your car.  It is not a legit plate so dont even think of going out and putting it on your car. you will be pulled over by the police and then I will have to say ” I told you so”. So dont do it even if you think your last name looks Ghostbuster-ish.

Head on Over to Thinkgeek.com to buy your very own License plate before they are sold out. and by sold out I mean me buying them all for myself.

Well, that is it for this episode of Geek Tech Live. I have been Chris and you have been the audience. you can find me on Twitter and on Facebook and while you are at it. Subscribe to my RSS feed or better yet Subscribe to my email updates! I promise no spam just Geeky Goodness from yours truly!

Geek Tech Live 75 Gears of War 2, Iphone 4.0 and Android Chevy Volt app?

Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get two servings of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Gears of War 2 Update lots of new stuff
  • Iphone 4.0 SDK is released
  • Android app for the Chevy Volt? Awesome!

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Gears of War 2 Update… lots of new stuff

If you are a fan of Gears of War 2 you are going to love this latest update. This latest update is actually number 6 in the continuing awesomeness that is Gears of War 2 ( GOW2) . Gamers rejoice! here are some of the highlights of the release notes found on EpicGames.com GOW2 site.

  • The update adds a new public multiplayer match option called Social Xbox LIVE (aka player matches), open to anyone who owns all downloadable maps (that is, All Fronts Collection).
  • You can join Social Matches in progress and can quit any time without penalty, although players who quit a match early don’t receive earned experience (XP) from that match.
  • Adds the ability to join Horde sessions that are in progress.
    • In Social Horde, you can join a session in progress through matchmaking and you are able to continue your session from the last wave you failed without starting over.
    • In Ranked Horde, you can join a session in progress only through invites.
    • If you join a session in progress, at the end of the session you receive the score you achieved during the time you spent in the session.
    • Improves the precision of weapon selection using the D-pad.
    • Improves client-side hit detection for ballistic weapons.

And a whole host of Exploit fixes are also packaged in the Title update 6 . The whole update will be released in a few weeks so dont fret its on its way soon.

Iphone 4.0 Beta SDK is released again

Yup you guess it had to come sooner or later. the IPhone SDK is finally here for download for developers.  Apple released yet one more Beta to developers.  This is the Fourth Beta so far and only for the Eyes of Apple Developers. if you didnt fork over the cash to make Iphone apps you are gonna have to wait a bit longer or find a friend who did spent the tidy sum to become a developer. Based on the history of Apple Betas a final build will be nearing soon. What does this all mean for you and me? well not much other than a glimpse that Apple is gearing up for the 4.0 OS and eventual Iphone Roll out very soon. it will be interesting to see how much makes it in to the final design and build with all the Boozing and losing of Devices that has been going on. Stay tuned for more information.

Android app for the Chevy Volt? Awesome!

Yeah, you heard me right. if you have a Chevy Volt electric car and an Android phone you can do a whole host of things like Setting the Charging schedule or check its trip history to even just honking the horn. Chevy just announced google Maps integration with the Volt in the second iteration of the Android App later this year. Android is getting a lot of cool new hooks I must say and this is pretty cool at that.  the Google Maps integration is suppsed to be able to find your car in a parking lot, tell a friend in a chevy Volt where you are to pick you up and setting locations on your phone that become destinations for your car GPS.  The Volt and app will be rolling out later this year with hopefully all the above coolness.

And that is it for this midweek edition of Geek Tech Live. I have been Chris, and you have been the Audience…. Don’t forget ,You can find me on Twitter and Facebook .