Its been made official, not very long after we spoke about the rumored specs of a new Nikon DSLR flagship, the D3s has been confirmed to arrive this November. So what’s new in the latest D3s? The most stunning new piece of hardware in this badboy is a redesigned sensor which allows it to shoot up to ISO 102,400 – the D3s will certainly not suffer from any nightblindness!


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Launched just over the summer, TomTom has not had the best of start with their new iPhone turn by turn satellite navigation app. With an overall rating on the App Store of just three stars and CoPilot sitting above them on top of the league in Navigations apps, its hefty £59.99 pricetag (and £99 in-car kit) doesn’t help either.


Despite a large amount of unimpressed users thus far, the TomTom app does have features which most users would expect to see from their sat nav, these include IQ Routes which helps you choose the most efficiency route to travel towards your destination, finding places of interest such as restaurants and safety camera and speed warnings.

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Iomega has released the StorCenter ix2-200, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that includes built-in torrent, Apple’s Time Machine support, bluetooth-based uploads from phones, remote access and its in a neat, earth-friendly green package.


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Though only available in 8GB at this moment. Samsung’s latest YEPP YP-M1 portable music players (available in black and white) will boast some pretty impressive features. Measuring in at an ultrathin 9.9-mm thick, the YP-M1 packs a 3.3-inch wide AMOLED touchscreen with an nVidia Tegra chipset for HD video playback, Samsung’s DNSe 3.0 technology, T-DMB, FM radio, dictionary function and stereo speakers. Multimedia formats supported includes MPEG4, XviD, H.264, MP3, and WMV. The new 8GB Samsung YP-M1 will be given a pricetag of around $252.


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Solar gadgets: Sterling Multi PowerStation 5600

On September 14, 2009, in Gadgets, by KLS


Designed by the Japanese to help those who need power the most at times of natural disasters, the Sterling Multi PowerStation 5600 is a multi-equipped, emergency lifesaver device that gives you a combination of hand-crank-powered-dynamo LED light, AM/FM radio, three rechargeable AA batteries, and adapters capable of charging most cell phones and portable devices.


Though we don’t usually think about needing these handy gadgets in the UK, this torch could come in handy on outdoor trips such as camping. More importantly for those in other parts of the world where earthquakes occur frequently, this is extremely useful.

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Hands on Sony DSLR Alpha 500 (A500)

On August 31, 2009, in Digital Cameras, by KLS

Last week Sony announced the launch of their next in the line Alpha series DSLR cameras, the Alpha 500 and 550 (see the press release after the break). To be out from the end of October this year, the DSLR-A550 and DSLR-A500 digital SLRs are based around new CMOS sensors with added manual focus confirmation live view mode using the main imaging sensor, in addition to Sony’s secondary-sensor Quick AF live view system.


Both cameras feature Sony’s better noise reduction, include an Auto HDR mode and offer sensitivity of up to ISO 12800. The 14.2 MP A550 features a higher resolution 921k dot 3″ tilt-angle LCD, while the 12.3 MP A500 comes with a 230k dot resolution 3″tilt-angle LCD.The pictures below are the first hands on photos taken with the Alpha 500 by the folks over at Pocket Lint.



Though stepped up and improved, I think its a smart decision for Sony to keep the tilt-angle LCD as I have personally found it too useful when I tested previous models myself. See more photos after the jump…

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Thanks to you guys who sent in the press release on the launch of Samsung’s new dual LCD cameras  TL220 and TL225. Both cameras sport a 1.5″ front mini LCD great for those who like self-portraits, the dual are both based on a 12.2 megapixel sensor with 4.6x optical zoom capable of 720p quality video recording, the only slight difference is that TL225 has a larger 3.5″ rear LCD touchscreen display.


Check out the full press release after the jump…

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