Sony continues to forge a mighty path into the increasingly competitive world of DSLRs in the form of the Sony Alpha a560. The big news about the a560 is that after pushing off video capture in their DSLRs until they (Sony) felt it was genuinely user friendly, the a560 records 1080p HD video with stereo sound. And while they were at it, they threw in still capture at burst rates of up to 7 frames per second. Heavens love ya', Sony!
Canon's newest D-series DSLR— the Canon EOS 60D — features a slew of updates and improvements for shooting stills and video that should warm the cockles of the hearts of pros and serious amateurs alike.
Last year, Canon introduced the PowerShot S90, which featured a fast (f/2) 28–105mm equivalent 3.8x zoom, an innovative mode control dial, RAW+JPEG capability, and ISO ratings to 3200, all wrapped in a sleek, easily-pocketable black body not much larger than the camera's bright, 3" LCD. This year Canon has refined this little beauty in the form of the Canon PowerShot S95.
The Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro is a portable stereo loudspeaker dock for your iPod or iPhone that can be AC- or battery operated. You can use the 3.5mm auxiliary audio input to connect an iPod shuffle, iPad, CD player, or computer to enjoy the rich sound. When not plugged into an electrical outlet, the unit runs on eight C batteries. So, you can share your music anywhere.
After two-plus years of claiming they're not going to incorporate video capture into their DSLR product line until they can overcome the limitations of DSLR capture—i.e, no autofocus and viewfinder blackout during video capture—Sony has introduced two compact DSLRs that address both issues.
Touch screens are great until they get touched by greasy fingers or inadvertently scratched by jewelry or a sharp object. If you've invested in an iPhone 4, the price of adding a layer of protection is almost negligible compared to the repair or replacement costs. One of the most popular protectors is the Zagg Invisible Shield, available in three different configurations for the Apple iPhone 4.
While vinyl has been making a comeback in the past few years, there is no denying that the future of mainstream music is digital (analog lovers, feel free to groan here). Pioneer has released a couple of excellent, DJ friendly CDJ digital multiplayers that allow you to manipulate digital music in much the same way you would work with analog music.
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