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Too big, too slow

Finally D800 and D4 have been announced and I am retracting my shopping plan. I really do not need that many pixels from D800, instead I did hope for higher frame rate and the low light ISO performance that is comparable to D3s. The new advanced AF is something I desire. But that alone does […]

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Nissan Leaf and Toyota Yaris HSD

Some key facts of Nissan Leaf that help me to consider it a highly viable option as a car for commuter: 100+ km drive range upon one charge Electricity cost: about two euros per 100 km (!!!) New car price: about 35k euros Potential problems: Far too few fast-charge stations in Germany Most German people […]

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A while ago I was eyeing Toshiba Thrive. It hasn’t arrived in Germany yet. Today I saw the spec of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10.1 and now I fancy this baby. 🙂 This ThinkPad has all the ports that Thrive has. For me the killer feature is the small stylus, and the digitizer software with handwriting […]

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Eyeing Toshiba Thrive

I’ve been waiting for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Germany release for long. Now the Toshiba Thrive wins my heart and I’m waiting for Thrive’s Germany release. What Thrive has but the Galaxy 10.1 not: On board USB port, normal size and mini size On board SD card slot On board normal size HDMI port Replacable […]

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Looking for a Tablet

For me the current stable version of Android is almost perfect, actually I do not need any more features or stronger hardware performance than my I9000. But the deal breaker is that: The Vital Source bookshelf does not offer any Android client. I have to use Vital Source ebooks ( Why the CFA institute tie […]

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Loving Kindle

Last week I ordered a Kindle 2 international edition. Four days ago, when I just received it, the first impression was: it is better than I expected. The display has a high resolution, small font look sharp, and the technical sketches in the “Kindle User’s Guide” look crisp too. The e-paper looks so good under […]

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F100fd low light trick

Many people are talking about F100fd’s performance on dpreview’s forum, especially low light performance. Well, instead of endlessly contemplating and discussing, I took my F100fd out and did test shots and found some tricks. F100fd has a very weak flash. You can make use of its weakness. Normally, you don’t want to fire the flash […]

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happy with Fujifilm f100fd

There was some dust on the sensor of my Nikon D80 so I sent it to a camera shop for cleaning up. They said I would be able to get the camera back in at least four weeks. Oh well. I was thinking for long about getting an ultra-compact camera which could be carried full-time. […]

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This time Microsoft Research is bringing up something marvelously cool. Their new Surface Computing concept and technology is truly world-changing and I see the future has arrived. First of all, my high respect and admiration to the computer scientists and software engineers at Microsoft Research. I was so thrilled after watching these two videos: The […]

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My Envision for Nikon D400

Here are two features I hope for the Nikon D400: 1. HDR sensor. In November 2006 I saw HDR CMOS sensors were exhibited in the Vision Messe 2006, Stuttgart. Currently the targeted clients are not consumers but I hope the consumer market will adopt this kind of sensors in the near future. HDR images have […]

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