02/27/2014, Ever since Jean-Claude Van Damme performed that epic split in a Volvo commercial, much has been said and done about it. Heck, even the amazing and unconquerable Chuck Norris himself has been caught performing an epic split on two jets. Well, a new parody sees the martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme perform such a split in space. Thankfully, everything in the parody went on as well as it could, […]
01/07/2014, [CES 2014] Arcsoft, a software company that develops various imaging technologies, is coming to CES with its first hardware: the Simplicam, a WiFi surveillance camera that connects to Closeli, a cloud-based service platform accessible online. Arcsoft claims that Simplicam is the first consumer-grade video surveillance solution to feature face tracking and the only solution to enable smartphone editing on the go.Face tracking allows the system to prevent the detection system […]
12/17/2013, Replay is a new application that allows iPhone owners to create automatically compelling videos using the photos and the video clips stored in the gallery. When Jeff Boudier, co-founder, Stupeflix, the company behind Replay, showed me a demo a month ago, I was amazed by the results and the speed of the application: within seconds, I could watch a short video of his vacations with a vintage filter and a […]
09/03/2013, Considering how much we enjoy taking our content on the go as we can play games, watch videos and listen to music all from our mobile devices, we wonder what took so long to bring this technology to our earlobes. Actually – we didn’t wonder that, but apparently the creators behind Video Earrings did, and have created a product that is pretty much two small LCDs hanging from your earlobes.
08/26/2013, At Ubergizmo, in addition to our two Canon EOS-50D we carry the NEX-5N – we bought all those devices – to shoot videos during briefings and conferences, and we are overall very happy with the photo quality and the high quality microphone that can be attached to the body. So we were quite excited when we could briefly get our hands on the new Sony NEX-5T that has a similar […]
04/01/2013, One of YouTube’s co-founders teased he was close to launching a new video service, but was about a month away from its actual launch. What better day to launch an actual product, or in this place a video platform, than on the day where the Internet is running rampant with April Fools’ Day stories? We could think of 364 better days, but regardless of what we think, Chad Hurley decided […]
02/13/2013, Amazon has announced an extension of the content licensing deal that it previously had with CBS. As a result, more shows are being added for Amazon Prime Instant subscribers to watch. New titles include Undercover Boss, Star Trek, Everybody Loves Raymond, America’s Next Top Model, The L Word and United States of Tara – in no particular order.
11/08/2012, While there are some videos currently embedded on Wikipedia pages–according to this category, 244 of them–Wikipedia isn’t really known as a place where people upload and watch videos. The problem is that Wikipedia’s old video player only played Ogg files. Which is fine, because we’ve got YouTube and other services for that, but there are a lot of articles where creative-commons licensed video could make a huge difference. Which is […]
05/07/2012, Olympus unveiled its new flagship camera in its rugged point-and-shoot lineup, the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, which is an elegant device packed with impressive features. Compact cameras have to face fierce competition from smartphones and consequently, manufacturers feel the pressure to offer DSLR-like features in their consumer products. The Olympus TG-1 is the first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera that is waterproof to 12 m / 40 […]
02/27/2012, Sony updated Cyber-shot lineup started to roll out in January with the beautiful Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V, a brand new glass-design point and shoot camera. Among other things, the new Cyber-shot product line features an improved “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that delivers higher pixel count (up to 18.2 MP), improved low light image capture and faster AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 […]
02/27/2012, Sony is rolling out its new Cyber-shot lineup with an updated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor with higher pixel count, a new Clear Image Zoom feature, enhanced bi-directional Optical image stabilization with “Active Mode”, improved low light image capture and faster AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is the rugged model of the product line and, despite its toughness, it delivers […]
01/29/2012, Sony launched the stylish new Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V featuring a beautiful reinforced glass design, a look that will go well with your iPhone. With fierce competition coming from the high-end smartphones that now deliver high megapixel cameras with good lenses and sensors (Xperia Ion with 12 MP Exmor R sensor and Nokia Lumia 900 with Carl Zeiss lens), it is hard for point-and-shoot to remain attractive to highly demanding consumers. Beside […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Olympus has announced its top-of-the-line addition in its compact camera entry level offering, the Olympus VR-340. The slim metal casing packs 10x super wide optical zoom lens (24-240mm equivalent) equipped with a new 16 megapixel sensor and a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD. To improve performance in low-light conditions, the VR-40 offers higher ISO and AF Illuminator. The camera will be available in March, in white, silver, black, purple and […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] The 3D Handycam camcorder launched last year at CES has been totally revamped by Sony to get a 34% reduction in body size and a “very innovative name”: HDR-TD20V. The distance between the two lenses has been decreased to roughly 21 mm, which allows shooting in 3D at a closer range (60cm). The EXMOR R sensor is larger than the one features in the previous model (Handycam HDR-TD10E), making […]