Canon’s Rebel T4i: 18-megapixel DSLR with touchscreen and brawn for $849.99

This the Canon Rebel T4i: it has a new 18-megapixel APS-C sensor (plus Canon’s Digic 5 processor), has an ISO range of up to 25,600, video recording enhancements like on-camera audio leveling, improved autofocus, new scenes and filters, and the selling point: a 3-inch, touch-enabled LCD on the camera that enables new DSLR owners to press each and every one of the tiny Canon icons without missing them. Essentially it’s aiming to be the best entry-level DSLR on the market, and with a spec list like that (plus a decent price), Canon may have an honorable contender to offer the masses.

As for pricing, the body-only Rebel T4i costs $849, the body and the standard 18-55mm kit lens for $949.99, or the body and the new 18-135mm STM lens (a super silent shooting lens) for $1199. And if you only want more lenses, the 18-135mm lens will cost $549.99 and and the 40mm will run you down $199.99. Nicely done, Canon.

Via: Canon

Twitter Changes Its Bird, Larry, By Giving It A Trim

The Twitter bird we all know and some of us in this world love? It has a name: Larry. It also was just revamped by Twitter, as posted by Doug Bowman, Twitter’s creative director. The reason for the change is simply to simplify the “universally recognizable symbol of Twitter.” In fact, the bird was created using circles, says Doug: “This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends.”

Twitter’s new bird is considerably slimmer, and it will take some time to get used to. Still, Larry looks great. Via: MSNBC

Google Unveils Offline Maps For Android And Better 3D Imagery

There has been a massive bump in oomph for the Google Maps system. Offline Maps for Android and enhanced 3D imagery for major metropolitan areas. All of the new software will be functional on only certain build of Android, as explained by Google: “For offline Google Maps for Android, all devices with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above will be supported.” Pertaining to the 3D: “We’ll have more details about device compatibility for 3D imagery on Google Earth for mobile at launch.”

OK, so not such a big deal in that regard. Also: Google plans to bring these features to iOS and other platforms. Ambiguity of sorts here, right? Via: Google

IPV6 Launches With 340 Trillion Trillion Trillion I.P. Addresses

That’s the number: 340 trillion trillion trillion new I.P. addresses for the internet, thanks to IPV6, the harbinger of the new internet. Each I.P. address is also capable of 32 digits, which is why we can reach such an astonishing number of 340 trillion trillion trillion (imagine the zeros?).Should you be happy? Yes, because in the many, many, many years it will take to cap the amount of addresses available, the internet would have been expanded and grown, many, many, many times over (see extensive use of the word “many”). It’s quite the achievement in today’s computer-age. Via: World IPV6 Launch

The AT&T HTC One X Goes On Sale Again, Retail Begins June 10th

With the ITC allowing both the One X and EVO 4G LTE on American soil after some patent disputes with other innovative companies, the One X goes back on sale online, and will allow for retail sales starting June 10th. The price: $199.99 (with a two-year deal, as is natural) or $549.99 without a contract. Specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, HTC’s best 8 megapixel camera, Beats Audio integration, Android 4.0 with Sense 4, and the magnificent 4.7-inch Super LCD 1280 x 720 display.

Via: AT&T

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Announced, Comes To A White PS Vita

This is the newest Assassin’s Creed announcement: Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation. It indeed will be brought to the PS Vita the day of the console AC3 release, which is October 30th. Along with it will be a bundle including a white PS Vita, 4GB memory card, and the game itself. The game’s assassin will also be female, a first in the series, and her role will be the Louisiana Rebellion, also including naval expeditions against the British and other enemies in the American Revolutionary war period, fighting right alongside Connor from the main game.

The ASUS Taichi Has Windows 8 On Two Screens — The Back And The Front

This is only one of the dozens of machines coming out of numerous press events occurring around the planet right now, but this is one to make note of, no matter how odd it is. The ASUS Taichi is a computer. Why can’t I classify it? Well, because it has a screen on the outside, so that when closed, the unit works like a tablet, and when opened, functions like an ultrabook. Both 11.6-inch and 13-inch versions will be made available, both promising to be around the 2.86 pound, 0.71-inch thick Asus’ Zenbook Ultrabook standard. The Taichi will be powered by an Intel Ivy Generation Bridge Core i7 processor, 4GB RAM with a speedy SSD drive, Windows 8, and include dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi radio.

Not bad. Via: ASUS