Canon has introduced a new digital camera, Canon Powershot SD430 Wireless. A fresh design with the cutting edge digital camera technology with wireless support and the elegance of the PowerShot series was created by splitting the camera section and the antenna section. The Canon SD430 Wireless features a 2.0-inch LCD monitor on the rear. Easy operations were achieved by finger rest and appropriately spaced controls. When you want to save or print your images, the Powershot SD430 digital camera lets you transfer them to a personal computer or printer wirelessly, without the need for cables. The Canon SD430 Wireless is equipped with a 3x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 35–105 mm (35mm format). Via – Letsgodigital
Looks like you’ll need to ditch that DVD recorder you just bought — Sony has sneaked out a dual-layer recording gem. If you wanted to fit a 2-hour movie on a single layer DVD, you needed to drop the quality for it to fit. But because DVD+R ‘DL’ discs have an 8.5GB capacity, you can finally record all your movies off the TV at DVD-quality, instead of going out and buying them. Take that, capitalist movie studios! The great thing about the Sony is that you can record everything to the 80GB hard drive in the highest quality before archiving to DVD — so when the programme has finished you can edit out all the adverts. Even better, the super-intelligent machine sets up chapter breaks when it thinks there’s adverts, so it takes about two minutes to go back and edit it into uninterrupted perfection. It’s so clever that we couldn’t even fool it with a super-fast-cut music-video channel.
Micron unveiled a new imaging chip today specifically designed for use in automotive digital video systems. The chip is targeted at automotive applications such as side- and rearview cameras that help drivers park or avoid children in their blind zone, and cockpit cameras that identify a car’s authorized drivers — and take a video image of would-be thieves before disabling the vehicle’s ignition. Other applications would include side-view cameras sticking out from the nose of a car to help drivers see oncoming traffic when emerging from a blind alley, a 360-degree view around the exterior of the car, or a kiddie cam, giving a driver the ability to see a child in the back seat,” said Curtis Stith, director of marketing for emerging markets in Micron’s Imaging Group. Via – Idahostatesman
Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced price reductions on select models of AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Display televisions. New prices of select AQUOS LC-TVs, including a number of large, widescreen HDTV models as well as a few of the smaller, traditional 4:3 sets, become effective November 1. All AQUOS models feature Sharp’s Emmy® Award-winning LCD technology, including Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View (ASV) LCD panels with Black TFT low-reflection coating. These panels dramatically reduce glare, so they can be placed anywhere – even near windows, doors or other light sources – without sacrificing picture quality.
Apple today launched the revolutionary iTunes Music Store in Australia, giving Australian music fans the same innovative features, breakthrough pricing and seamless integration with iPod that have made iTunes the world’s most popular music jukebox and online music store. The iTunes Music Store is now available in 21 countries and features the most music of any digital music store in Australia with over one million songs from major and independent record labels and over 1,000 music videos. Priced at just A$1.69 per song, A$3.39 per video and with most albums at A$16.99 including GST, the iTunes Music Store in Australia is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Co. has developed what it claims to be the world’s tallest demolition machine (in handout photo) with an arm able to reach a point 65 meters above the base. Kobelco said it has applied for the machine to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records, saying it is 15 meters taller than the Tokyo-based company’s earlier model of the same type of machine.
This is the first picture of “Godzilla” – the all-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R supercar that will go on sale in New Zealand in 2007. It was unveiled at the Tokyo motor show under tight security as the GT-R Proto concept, a design insiders say is almost ready to be signed off as the production model. Until its unveiling, it was expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, a reworked version of the 3.5-litre unit in the Maxima sedan and 350Z sports car. But insiders say it is highly likely that the GT-R will use a bigger 3.7-litre V6 engine – a development of the 3.5-litre unit – with twin-turbochargers and an output of 335kW (450bhp) and around 550Nm of torque.
Paper facemasks are typically worn in hazardous working conditions where a large amount of dust particles, bacteria or contaminants are present in the ambient air. However, people with breathing difficulties, such as asthma, struggle to suck air through the paper mask while exhaled air tends to leak past the edges of the mask along the user’s face. This idea is a battery-powered filtrating facemask that has an extended chamber in front of the nose and mouth of the user in which a dual filtration system is housed. The dual filtration system utilizes electronic ionisation and static electricity to neutralize germs and remove air borne particles, such as pollen, from inhaled air.
Celluon has created the Integrated celluon Keyboard Device Prototyping Program to help device manufacturers add projected keyboard and mouse functionality to their electronic devices. As part of the program, celluon provides participants with sample components that are suitable for device integration, including the Pattern Projector, Sensor Module, and Light Source. celluon components are easy to integrate since they are self-contained modules and do not require assistance from the host processor. In addition, the modules are operating system, host processor, and air standard independent, enabling the celluon Keyboard to be easily integrated into the widest variety of devices. This makes it interesting since any device manufacture may then be able to program his controls into the device and which the user can then use on any flat surface
Samsung Korea has launched the SCH-V700 with horizontal display. The phone can be used anywhere in Korea it also has PMP (Portable Media Player). PMP itself is just a fancy term to describe a media player. It has 200 MB internal memory and comes with a 256 MB RS- MMC card. The QVGA display is of 320 x 240 pixels in size. The outer display is a circular LCD. Movies can be downloaded on the phone directly from service providers and viewed on the big screen via TV out. It has a 2 Megapixel camera with LED Flash, File viewer and Mobile printing. It is available in Korea for 600,000 KRW ($ 580).