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Did Twitter Shamelessly Steal Ontario’s Slogan?

Thu December 8, 2011

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Press Releases

McAfee: 10 Safety Tips for Securing New Internet-Connected Devices During the Holidays

Thu December 8, 2011

On the heels of the 12 Scams of Christmas  (http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/12-scams-of-the-holidays-do-not-let-cybercriminals-steal-your-holiday-spirit) report, McAfee today released its top 10 tips for keeping new devices secure.  Many Canadians will be receiving a new electronic device for Christmas this year, and they’ll be so overjoyed that they immediately start downloading apps, loading contact info and surfing the Internet, but WAIT!  Before your eagerness gets the best of you, use protection.

Maybe securing your device isn’t as exciting as beating your personal Angry Birds record, but when new devices are completely unprotected, it takes just a few clicks to have personal information stolen or for new devices to become laden with malware. According to a recent McAfee survey, Canadians value their digital assets (personal photos, entertainment files, contacts, etc.) at more than $48,000, so skipping the protection could be an expensive mistake!

Additionally, here’s a link to a whitepaper by Igor Muttik, Ph.D., senior architect at McAfee Labs (http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-securing-mobile-devices.pdf). The paper examines the current state of smartphones and other devices and the security risks associated with their new capabilities. Among the topics he explores are the following:

  • Risks associated with Android devices as they grow in popularity worldwide
  • Risks associated with iOS, Windows Phone 7, and other devices
  • Changes and predictions of the mobile threat landscape


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Reviews on the Web

Samsung WB750 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Thu December 8, 2011

Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750

The Samsung the WB750 is [a] fantastic value for money considering its wealth of beginner friendly modes and effects, more sophisticated options for more experienced users [... The] Samsung WB750 makes almost perfect sense.

We’ve added a new Samsung WB750 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Samsung WB750, an ultra zoom with its 12.5MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. BSI CMOS), 18x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-432mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Smart Auto, PASM, Scene modes, Dual Capture (Movie + Still), Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Smart Filter, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps with stereo sound.

You can read the Samsung WB750 Review @ PhotographyBLOG.

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2012-02-18 Samsung WB750 SpotShoppingGuide
2011-12-08 Samsung WB750 PhotographyBLOG
2011-09-01 Samsung WB750 Press Release

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Fun Stuff, Videos

As Above, So Below Immersive Light Projection on Manhattan Bridge

Thu December 8, 2011

Projection on the Bridge – Immersive Surfaces – As Above, So Below from Light Harvest Studio – Ryan Uzi on Vimeo.

www.light-harvest.com has created an immersive public video mapping light show that maps images on multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions. It flows above your heads and spreads outwards in every direction. Titled, “As Above, So Below,” viewers are immersed in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge, physically exploring the shimmering surfaces ignited with messages and symbols.

This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.


Videos

The Essence of Life, in Digital Form

Thu December 8, 2011


From PBS

It’s called Generative Art and it attempts to “recreate the essence of life, in digital form.” It turns hard cold data about our world into music. Instead of the year in pictures, it’s the year in music. It’s interactive and self-generating screen savers from all the interconnected computers in your network. “One cell might be simple. But a billion of them creates a mind. One computer is mechanical. But a million computers can create something truly magical.]


Articles

2011: The Year in Photos @ theAtlantic

Thu December 8, 2011

As the year 2011 wraps up, theAtlantic In Focus takes a backward glance at the major events that shaped our lives. It’s a three part series:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Reviews on the Web

Fujifilm X10 Review @ TrustedReviews

Wed December 7, 2011

Fujifilm FinePix X10

Fujifilm FinePix X10

In many ways the X10 is the best advanced compact we’ve ever laid our hands on. [...] And while general image quality is some of the best we’ve yet seen in an advanced compact, the white discs issue does present a problem.

We’ve added another Fujifilm X10 [QuickPrice Check] Review in our Reviews Matrix.

TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Fujifilm X10, a premium prosumer compact camera with 12 MP resolution (on a 2/3-in. EXR CMOS image sensor), a F2.0 4x optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.) lens (not interchangeable), 2.8-in. (460k-dot) LCD, PASM, Fly-by-wire manual zoom ring, Optical Viewfinder, Electronic Horizon Leveling Gauge, built-in popup flash, a hot shoe to attach an external flash, 360° Motion Panorama, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 pixels at 30fps with stereo sound.

You can read the Fujifilm X10 Review @ TrustedReviews.

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Canon SX150 IS Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Wed December 7, 2011

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a solid travel-zoom camera that certainly won’t break the bank.

We’ve added another Canon PowerShot SX150 IS [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

PhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS, with 14.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 12x wide-angle optical zoom (28-336mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Smart AUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, and HD 720p movie 1280×720 @ 30fps.

You can read the Canon SX150 IS Review @ PhotographyBLOG.

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CANON SX150 IS REVIEWS
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2012-05-18 Canon SX150 IS Imaging Resource
2012-01-25 Canon SX150 IS DigitalCameraReview
2011-12-07 Canon SX150 IS PhotographyBLOG
2011-11-16 Canon SX150 IS ePHOTOzine
2011-11-09 Canon SX150 IS CameraLabs
2011-08-23 Canon SX150 IS Press Release

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Canon ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS Review @ CameraLabs

Wed December 7, 2011

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

For an entry level model, the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS has a huge amount to offer [...] is well built, looks stunning and is super-compact.

We’ve added another Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS [QuickPrice Check] Review in our Reviews Matrix.

CameraLabs has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS [Specs], a point-and-shoot ultra compact digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 4x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), High Speed Burst at 8.2fps, Super Slow Motion (240fps played back at 30fps), Smart AUTO, Color Accent, and Full 1080p HD Movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps.

You can read the Canon ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS Review @ CameraLabs.

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Olympus E-P3 Review @ sansmirror (a new byThom site)

Wed December 7, 2011

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

The [Olympus] E-P3 is my current backcountry camera of choice, where I’m on those long 10-mile or longer dayhikes to exotic locations far from the road.

We’ve added another Olympus PEN E-P3 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

sansmirroir (a byThom production) has published their review of the Olympus E-P3, a Digital Interchangeable Lens Compact System Camera with 12.3MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm High Speed Live MOS Sensor), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Dust Reduction, an extra large 3.0-in. LCD (614k-dot), Full HD Movie (1920×1080/60i) with stereo sound, Intelligent AUTO (auto scene recognition), Scene Modes, AF Tracking, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology, PASM modes, Shutter speed range of 60 – 1/4000 sec. plus Bulb (up to 30 mins), Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, RAW file format, Digital Level, MF Assist, a hot shoe, Live View Autofocus system with real time focus, Multiple Exposure, Wireless compatibility (using optional PP-1 Penpal or Eye-Fi card), and Art Filters.

You can read the Olympus E-P3 Review @ sansmirroir.

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Weird Stuff

Another Reason To Avoid Buying A DSLR or Stupidity Reigns In Our Midst

Wed December 7, 2011

This prohibition to using a DSLR takes the prize: “Due to their combination of high-quality sensor and high resolution, digital SLR cameras are unfortunately not permitted inside the station.”

How asinine can this be? This sign is posted at the entrance of the London Transport Museum since digital SLRs “are classed as professional equipment.” Note that there is no ban on taking photos, only on using “big” DSLRs and tripods which could “risk the safety of the majority of people for a minority.”

So is the ban due to the high-quality/high resolution of DSLRs or for safety reason?

So, y’all just bring your non-professional looking compact mirrorless now and you’ll be fine.

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Contests

University Professors Seek Photographers for Study

Wed December 7, 2011

Want to play guinea pigs for a couple of university professors? They promise to pay you for the study, which is supposed to be a “nature photo contest for professional photographers.” Those who participate will be paid $10, and may be eligible for a $1,000 prize if chosen as the winner.

The researchers are Christopher Sprigman, a professor at the University of Virginia’s school of law, and Chistopher Buccafusco, an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

We went through part of it and it seems to be a pretty interesting subject. But we did not go through the whole thing so we don’t know what “ethical” stuff you may encounter down the road (after all, they specialize in intellectual property and apparently had to clear the study with the UVA’s Internal Review Board, aka research ethics committee).

So if you have a couple of minutes to spare, a nice landscape photo, and don’t mind some possibly convoluted outcomes, why don’t you give these two professors a hand in their study?

To participate, click here.

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