Geek Tech Live Ep 60
Welcome one and all to episode 60 of Geek Tech Live. Today I want to talk to you about a few things going on. First off is Panasonic’s g2 and g10 cameras, then Portal 2 is coming are you ready?, Motorola Backflip phones are released on AT&T, Microsoft fires back at the IPad with the Courier and Alice in Wonderland has record breaking opening day.
So Without Further ado lets roll!
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Panasonic releases new G2 and G10 cameras.
And they are beauties arent they? the G2 and G10 cameras use the Micro Four Thirds format. They are both 12.1 megapixel and have a 3″ LCD screen viewfinder. they record video in 720p and have the ability to interchange lenses. the basic package will come with a 14 – 42mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens. the G2 adds a touchscreen that folds out and twists to allow for better viewing. the G10 is the more basic of the model geared to the beginner enthusiast. no prices yet but the press release states more technical details such as:
Other features of the LUMIX G2 include: • Dust Reduction System: If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you’re changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your photos. The Dust Reduction System in the G2 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively. • Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos. Videos can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader – even in HD quality. It also lets you create a 360-degree rotation panorama file in .MOV files. The software is compatible with the Windows 7. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. Additionally, the LUMIX G2 is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds System lenses, allowing users even higher levels of performance in a digital interchangeable lens camera.
To read the whole press release and even more info drop on over to Crunchgear.com
Portal 2 is coming to you soon
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For those of you who really fell in love with the game Portal your wait for a sequel will be over soon. Valve is going to be releasing Portal 2 and this time its a full game. Portal 2 will be released this fall and it is gonna rock! There was a quote that was awesome while I was reading thru the internet articles on this. “portal was a test bed. Portal 2 is a game” AWESOME! more info coming soon!
Motorola Backflip review
I came across this today in fact and had to link to this article. Gizmodo did a fantastic review of the Backflip AT&T’s first Android phone. The Review isn’t pretty as this phone is not for the early adopters of new and exciting tech. The hardware is a bit outdated and really isnt any better than the Cliq. in the nuts and bolts of it.. its being sold as a budget smart-phone for the masses and it knows it. So, If you normally would not buy a smart-phone but still want to have smart-phone capabilities and are not looking for a rocket of a machine then this may be your ticket to the show. the breakdown of the phone is as follows:
- It’s more functional than the messaging/feature phones it’s attacking
- The backwards folding mechanism is surprisingly functional
- Android 2.1 to come
- Spacious keyboard
- Launch price too high, though it will probably fall
- The rear trackpad: great when the phone’s unfolded, but useless when it’s closed
- Ships with Android 1.5
- Resistive screen
- Underwhelming hardware specs
read more via Gizmodo.com article
Microsoft’s Courier.. Digital journal… Ipad Killer?
Oh My! well you probably saw my blog post I did yesterday when this story broke at Techmeme.com. Well, I have to say that if this Courier actually does what the HD videos and the PIctures I saw over at Engadget.com then we have a serious contender for Ipad early adopters. This Courier has made me stop and think if I truly want to go Ipad or wait and see if Microsoft Delivers. Check out the Article at Engadget.com and read all about it. I am sure we will be seeing some kind of retort from Apple and Mr. Jobs soon about this new device. only downside is there is no date set for release of the Courier.
Alice in Wonderland has a record breaking Opening weekend.
I was unable to see it on opening weekend but even without my 12 bucks Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Drew over 40 Million dollars in box office revenue. This is Burton’s first ever 3D release to boot. Were you able to see it yet? what are your thoughts on the Movie and how was the 3D?
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