I usually prefer to get my news from the horse's mouth, but as I'm having trouble tracking down the stable that issued the press release about Hasselblad's new H3D II I'll have to echoblog letsgodigital.org, which seems to have reproduced the press release in total.
According to the site, Hasselblad just announced its update to the H3D series of medium-format digital SLR systems. Like the older series, the H3D II offers three backs with 48x36mm sensors in 39-, 31-, and 22-megapixel resolutions. As far as I can tell, new features include a 3-inch LCD and … Read more
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. For all of you who are dreaming sweet thoughts of the HTC Kaiser like I am, we're one step closer to seeing the vision come true. Today, the company announced the HTC TyTN II for Europe; hopefully signifying that the U.S. launch won't be too far behind.
Despite the different naming scheme, the TyTN II is the same smart phone as the Kaiser we've discussed before on Crave. The Windows Mobile 6 device features a 2.8-inch, QVGA touch screen that slides out and tilts up to give you a … Read more
Rentometer is a useful mashup, one that's part scientific, and another pure speculation. The idea is simple: just plug in your ZIP code, the size of your dwelling, and how much you're paying, and Rentometer will cross-check your price with local property listings pulled in from parent company iiProperty. Results show up on two screens, one that's a little bit like a speedometer, and another that's simply a Google Map with nearby property listings.
This is a great service if you're apartment hunting, since you can see if the price is higher or lower than … Read more
Just in case you aren't busy enough playing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption today, here are the three virtual console games released this morning.Super C (1990, NES, 500 Wii points)--Super C is the sequel to the classic Konami action side-scroller, Contra. In Super C, you'll take on even more aliens and baddies, some of which used to be your allies. Breath of Fire II (1995, Super NES, 800 Wii points)--Play as one of nine available characters in this highly regarded RPG filled with demons, dragons, and magic. Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1989, Genesis, 800 Wii points)--The … Read more
With so many unimaginative dolts apparently working in technology marketing, we all too often see product names that are about as creative as Social Security numbers. But then there are those on the opposite end of the spectrum that are stupefyingly prosaic, as evidenced by the brilliant "Cat Speaker" just hours ago.
This next item falls into the latter category, though at least they didn't called it "The Big Flashlight," and it's actually pleasantly menacing: "The Beast." And that it is, considering it's only a flashlight but weighs 4.5 pounds … Read more
Apache has always been thought of as untouchable. Long before Linux and other open-source software made inroads on Microsoft's turf, Apache's web server project lobotomized Microsoft's market share (in the web server market).
Relish the look on their loaf-of-bread faces when you summon all 44 pounds of the "Halluc II" beast-roach. Developed by Japanese scientists, this 32-inch, eight-legged robotic bug runs on Linux software and an 800MHz AMD processor, technology that Engadget says allows it to "walk or roll via a simple rotation of its jointed appendages." What's unclear to us is why … Read more
The first Sanyo Katana was hailed as one of Sprint's rare Razr competitors, but it didn't quite live up to its potential. That said, we still liked it as a decent, basic camera phone. Fast forward a year later, and Sanyo and Sprint have come up with the Sanyo Katana II. Though it does have a nicer and more modern design and it has a memory upgrade to 21MB, most of the features remain the same. Here are a few photos of the new Sanyo Katana II.
Sprint has just launched not one but two Sanyo Katanas--the Sanyo Katana II and the Sanyo Katana DLX, both of which are slim, sleek, and come in a variety of colors. The Sanyo Katana II is not too different from last year's Sanyo Katana 6600, but it carries a slight cosmetic upgrade and an increased memory of 21MB. The Katana II is available in cosmic black, pink fascination, and midnight steel. Otherwise, its features are the same as its predecessor: a VGA camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a speakerphone, and not much else. The lack of EV-DO is quite disappointing.
However, … Read more