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Swivl makes your smartphone or tablet follow you around like a puppy

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Swivl is a robotic accessory for your Android, iOS or DSLR that’s been designed to make lectures and presentations more dynamic. It’s actually a special base that holds your mobile device (phone, tablet or camera) that can pan 360 degrees or tilt 20 degrees as you walk around the room. A small handheld dongle linksRead More…

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Moleskine notebook + tiny mirror = Split-screen video studio for your iPhone

on Friday, November 29th, 2013

Are you an iPhoneographer who has wanted to record a video or a snapshot that captures action from both the main and front facing cameras at the exact same time in a cool split-screen layout? AbracadabrApp does just that, but it’s not actually an app that you install on your iPhone. It’s an analog “app” thatRead More…

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Aereo TV review

on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”  Remember this quote from  the 1976 movie Network?  It sums up my feelings about the present state of pay-TV providers and forced me to do something about the ever increasing fees and poor customer service.  Thanks to Aereo, I’ve been able to dump theRead More…

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Olympus OMD E-M1 photos and hands-on video leaked

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

A prominent gear-related site was recently hacked, and a link to a “hands-on” video by Olympus technical specialist Rick Sasserath was leaked. The video demonstrated the not yet released Olympus OMD E-M1.  It has since been removed, but stills from the video are easily found.  If you do a search, it’s still possible to evenRead More…

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Zetta Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder review

on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I’ve always been on the hunt to make my own at-home security camera.  I’ve fiddled with low-res webcams and my Raspberry Pi, which have given me interesting results.  When I recently got the opportunity to review a small form-factor security camera, I jumped at the chance.  Let’s take a look at the Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder byRead More…

Take your videos to the next level with the ArcSoft ShowBiz Windows 8 movie maker app

on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This post brought to you by Arcsoft. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you tired of your “amateur” videos?  You record your vacation memories, your child’s birthday party, or even a wedding, and it all looks somehow unfinished.  Even the grandparents are bored watching their grandkid’s star turn in the school play.  With the new ShowBizRead More…

Stop forwarding that crap to me!

on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Don’t we all know someone like this? Thanks Weird Al and Tricky. Now stop forwarding your crap to me!

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Cloud TV Box review

on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Do you want  to display Internet content on your TV?  Do you like your Android cell phone or tablet and wish you could have the same features for your TV?   Sungale says they have the solution with their Cloud TV Box.  Now you can play Angry Birds and display Facebook  on a large flat-screen TV.  I’ve been using the deviceRead More…

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HSTi Wireless Media Stick review

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Last year I bought 2 new TVs for my house. I got a great price on both of them, and the HD picture looks great on both of them.  And being the tech guy that I am, I immediately started looking for ways to take advantage of that gorgeous HD screen.  The TVs were notRead More…

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weeSteady – Tool for Jiggle-free Video Capture

on Friday, May 25th, 2012

The weeSteady is a polished stainless steel grip that attaches to a standard sized tripod socket providing extra stabilization while recording video with small point and shoot cameras, iPhones and other smart phones. Gripping the weeSteady as shown in that first picture provides for a more natural shooting posture, which translates to less shake. ToRead More…

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Avid Studio for iPad App Review

on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Avid Studio for iPad Version: 1.0.1 Size: 30.5 MB I enjoy using iMovie on my iMac and Macbook Air to make short video clips for my reviews or just for the heck of it. I’ve tried the mobile version of iMovie on my iPad and iPhone but didn’t find it to be anywhere close toRead More…

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Replay XD1080 – Video Camera Shaped Like a Flashlight

on Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Replay XD1080 is a video camera designed for extreme action. It features a water-resistant, hard anodized, rugged aluminum housing and a super easy 2 button control. One button toggles power and the other button toggles video recording. You can’t get much easier than that. Video is stored on the included 4GB micro SDHC card.Read More…

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Dropcam will be launching a new camera at CES

on Monday, January 9th, 2012

Dropcam announced this morning that they will no longer be using a third party camera vendor. Their new WiFi camera is completely redesigned to include HD quality 720p video, night vision, 2-way audio and digital PTZ. The online viewer has also been enhanced to increase user experience. They are claiming that the Dropcam HD willRead More…

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AirBeam Video Monitoring iOS App Review

on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

AirBeam is an app that will turn iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) into a real-time video surveillance system with motion and sound detection. This system is quick and easy to use, but there are a couple caveats to setting things up, so let’s take a closer look.

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Will Video Memo Devices Replace Good Old Pen and Paper?

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Native Union hopes so with their latest product, the Play. The Play is a small voice bubble shaped video memo recording device that attaches to your fridge with a magnet. It features a 2.4-inch color LCD screen, camera, microphone and an easy to use 3 button interface. It has 256mb memory that allows up toRead More…

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Makayama Movie Mount turns your iPad 2 into a video recording studio

on Thursday, September 1st, 2011

It seems that small point and shoot video cameras like the Flip are going the way of the Dinosaur, as they are being replaced by smartphones like the iPhone 4. But have you ever considered using your iPad 2 as a video camera? Makayama gives you the ability to attach various accessories such as lenses,Read More…

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VueZone Motion Detection Personal Video Network Review

on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to review the VueZone Personal Video Network System. I liked it for its ease of setup, but wished it could do a few things that it couldn’t at the time. Fast forward almost 2yrs later and VueZone is now offering their 2nd generation motion detecting cameras andRead More…

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Apple TV (2nd Generation) Review

on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed.  As cable prices keep rising, I’ve come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal.  While I haven’t gotten rid of cable yet, I have pared down some of the programming from TimeRead More…

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Avid Studio Review

on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Several years ago Avid Technology bought Pinnacle Systems, in their attempt to grab some of the consumer level video market.  Avid is known the world over for their professional level products for video editing, so I was excited at the chance to review their latest product, Avid Studio.  Almost a year ago on this website,Read More…

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Xtreamer announces their next generation media player: Xtreamer Prodigy

By: I Yarom
on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Xtreamer Prodigy is a next generation Realtek based media streamer with USB 3.0, Card Reader, 256Mb RAM and  512 Mb NAND flash memory, HDMI, an integral IR remote control and room for internal 3.5″ HDD (up to 3TB support). Just like previous Xtreamer models it will provide vivid and crisp playback of FULL HDRead More…

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Roku XD|S Media Player Review

on Thursday, February 24th, 2011

In my never ending quest to divorce myself from Comcast and their overpriced cable service, I have been searching for alternate methods for the family to watch our shows. The Mvix Ultio media device was an effort in frustration, that fell well short of my needs and expectations. Fortunately, there are many other options inRead More…

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Dropcam video surveillance now available for Android

on Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Last November I reviewed the Dropcam Echo Wi-Fi Security Camera and have been using it ever since. It’s a very easy to setup camera that can send email alerts when it detects motion or audio. You can also login to the camera through any web browser to see and listen what is going on live.Read More…

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Music video shot entirely with a Nokia N8

on Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Who needs traditional video cameras these days when you can create a whole movie or music video with your smartphone? We’ve seen movies shot with iPhones and now here’s what claims to be the first video shot entirely with Nokia’s new N8 smartphone. Filmed by Kyle Roberts, this is a fun little song from independentRead More…

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Super Video on Canon DSLRs With Magic Lantern

By: Don Zelazny
on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

For quite some time now I have been a “Canon Guy”.  I think many serious amateur photographers fall into one of two camps, “Canon folks” or” Nikon folks”.  Cameras are one thing I’m afraid to venture away from my comfort zone. If I got anything but a Canon and didn’t like it as much, I’dRead More…

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D-Link Boxee Box Review

on Monday, January 24th, 2011

For over 5 months last year, I used my iMac as my TV while my basement was being remodeled. During that time, I was able to keep up on all my favorite shows using Hulu and ‘other methods’. Although I did miss not having live TV, it wasn’t that bad and I really didn’t missRead More…