Few changes were made, but few changes were needed.
Nikon has really gone out of its way to differentiate the AW110′s design from the old AW100. Fundamental improvements have been added, such as swapping the traditional zoom rocker with a vertical lever, and converting the video record button from round to square.
We’re kidding. The AW110 looks almost exactly the same as the AW100, and the handling profile is nearly identical too. The flat, glossy surface on the front panel has no dedicated grip, but this isn’t really necessary given the rear panel’s comfortable thumb rest. On rare occasions, you may find it difficult to depress the shutter while keeping the body still, but this shutter release does have a nice long stroke. On the whole, it’s one of the best
NEW YORK — It’s not a real product yet, and to the casual observer it remains shrouded in mystery. But that hasn’t stopped Google Glass from becoming a spectacle, and the hottest object of high-tech lust since the original iPhone.
Google’s not-nearly-as-dorky-as-you-might-think eyewear has emerged as the poster child for wearable computing, even though most people haven’t actually spotted a pair. I might even go so far as to call Glass stylish, at least in a geek-fashion kind of sense.
It is possible to spy Glass out in the wild since Google has started shipping an early version known as Explorer, mostly to a few thousand developers who requested them at last year’s Google I/O conference and forked over $1,500 for the privilege.
This year’s I/O conference kicks off Wednesday. It remains to be seen what Google
Storytelling takes many forms. In the past, stories were told orally, with people telling and retelling myths, fables and even histories. As writing technology became more prevalent, we began to record our stories, and we told them in the pages of books. Now, our society is awash in different devices and technologies, and those traditions of spoken stories and printed stories are blurring.
Multi-screen narratives are being told across all kinds of platforms, pages and devices, making for truly immersive experiences. We are watching them, tapping them and
This weekly roundup takes a look at the practical and sometimes quirky aspects of tech products.
This Bluetooth device speaks your language
Do you have Spanish-speaking friends, or maybe a French-speaking pal from Quebec who might want to use a cell phone in your car from time to time? If so, the HD-VOICE from SuperTooth might be just for you. The Bluetooth speaker-phone can be set to announce callers and provide GPS directions in 12 different languages.
Designed to clip onto the sun visor, the device lets you, or your friend, take calls while keeping your eyes on the road. When a call comes in, it will announce the caller. If you want to take the call, just say OK or press an easy-to-find button on the gadget.
We certainly hope we didn’t have to remind you, but Sunday is Mother’s Day. For the lovely woman who always put you first, we have a few gift suggestions if you still haven’t found one of your own (shame on you).
Fitbit band is effortless to use
In my experience, fitness trackers make great gifts. Athletes love knowing how active they are while the sedentary, inspired by the numbers they see, find motivation to keep moving.
There are more health gadgets than ever before, and just this Monday, Fitbit added one more to the mix. Its latest, Flex, is a 24-hour tracking band that monitors activity and sleep. A direct competitor to the Jawbone Up (a $130 tracker that made our gift guide for health nuts back in December), Flex