We’ve all been there. “Storage almost full.” “Not enough storage available.” “Cannot Take Photo.” “Storage space running out.” No matter how your smartphone chooses to articulate it, the meaning’s the same: your shiny connected companion is full to the point of bursting, with nary a megabyte to spare for a low-res photo or simple app.
The truth is, while our devices have gotten higher-resolution cameras, bigger operating systems, and more complex apps, the amount of storage included has stayed relatively static. And if your handset of choice
Streaming media players are a dime a dozen these days, and with good cause. Consumers are always looking for a way to cut back on the expensive cable TV packages that plague most middle-income families. Cord cutting is not a new concept – it’s been around in various forms and formats for years – but it has captured a lot of press lately, especially when surrounded by a nimbus of attention-grabbing headlines like the ones that were garnered by the Aereo TV defeat in Supreme Court (for the uninitiated, Aereo TV offered streaming broadcasts of “
It seems like everything you buy these days has a video camera embedded in it somewhere. Computers, phones, gadgets, even game controllers stare back at you through unblinking, peephole-sized lenses. Whether this is a truly positive trend or the onset of Big Brother remains to be seen, but it makes you wonder how relevant dedicated video cameras are in the current landscape. The great HDSLR video revolution that started in 2008 compounded the problem for traditional video cameras: if you can get cinema-quality footage out of an
Each year, action-camera technology continues to improve and action-camera popularity continues to grow. Most major camcorder manufacturers now have at least one action camera, and there are a handful of other companies that specialize exclusively in action cameras and accessories for those cameras. Companies like GoPro, Drift and Contour have had the most success because they dedicate the bulk of their research to developing exactly the sort of performance the customer wants. Initially, the major manufacturers were a step behind, but in the
I recently tested two new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 notebook computers: the 14” M5-481T-6670 and the 15.6” M5-581T-6490. These laptops are officially classified as Ultrabooks—a new category of powerful computers that strive to be as thin and lightweight as possible—but just think of the M5
There are obvious reasons to choose a dedicated camcorder as a gift for Mother’s Day. For starters, it won’t ring in the middle of video recording. Next, the better camcorders contain an optical zoom lens that doesn’t degrade the picture resolution during close-ups, the way digital zoom does. Equally important is the fact that many camcorders have optical image stabilization that helps keep the shot steady, even when recording one-handed from a moving car, skateboard or the like. Additionally, some have innovative features like
by Anonymous · Posted 05/17/2011
In the summer of 2008, Nikon released the D90, a DSLR with an extra feature: HD video recording. It rocked the digital photography and video worlds. Suddenly photographers could shoot dynamite video and videographers could get the look and feel of a cinema camera without the cinema camera price tag. HD video quickly became the feature to look for in a DSLR. A new category of camera was born: the HDSLR.
HDSLRs are truly revolutionary. Their large sensors capture light better than any prosumer camcorder. SLR lenses are sharper and more