Having both reviewed the Pentax K-x and Pentax K-r cameras for more than a year, makes us very familiar with Pentax’s ways of producing DSLRs. Enter the K-30, the highest megapixel DSLR in the trilogy with the biggest body, but also is waterproof, shockproof, and also considerably better looking. We took it out for a few jaunts around Manhattan and elsewhere, and after the break, shots in their full glory on the Pentax K-30 are in a gallery. And is this the low to mid-range camera you’d want for $1,200 to $900?
Let’s just say Pentax has something special going on here; it’s best to know how well (or badly) the Pentax K-30 performs by giving it a full review.
Let’s make this interesting and odd as possible: for decades, we thought that the Sun varies in size because of magnetic forces part of an 11-year solar cycle. Turns out, that’s all dead wrong.
The Sun’s shape doesn’t change. It’s round, yet unusually flat at the same time. In fact, it is so round that its roundness may have special attributes that warrant it doing what it does every Earth day. As Jeffrey Kuhn and his team at the University of Hawaii in Pukalani have discovered this, Kuhn went about and explained to Space what his findings meant and will mean:
“The peculiar fact that the sun is slightly too round to agree with our understanding of its rotation is also an important clue in a longstanding mystery,” Kuhn said. “The fact that it is too round means that there are other forces at work making this round shape. We’ve probably misunderstood how the gas turbulence in the sun works, or how the sun organizes the magnetism that we can only see at the surface. Finding problems in our theories is always more exciting than not, since this is the only way we learn more.
“Meet the new wave” is the tagline used for the Galaxy Note 10.1, and it includes the idea of content creation plus content consumption. Bundled is the S Pen with the rest of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich interface (, doubled on with Samsung’s addition of Touchwiz and content creation suites like S Note.”True” multitasking in its true incantation is what is available on the Galaxy Note 10.1, like watching a movie while taking notes on it, or graphing while receiving data.
Launching tomorrow, August 16th, the 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 will retail starting at $499 with 2GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.4GHz processor setup. Bundled is Adobe PhotoShop Touch with special modifications for the S Pen. Students interesting in seeing what Samsung offers for their needs include Kno for over 200,000 textbooks and the Barnes & Noble Nook app. It will be available in either white or dark grey.
The Cyborg Mad Catz Strike 7 keyboard. Yes, it is a long name, but it pretty much stands for the coolest gaming keyboard you could buy, all for $300. For that, you get an all-metal keyboard, with five constituent parts — the main keyboard, function pads and wrist rests — fully adjustable to different positions. There also is a touchscreen display, which lets you quickly reprogram and assign a total of 24 function buttons that are on the keyboard, plus it can also be used to launch and control programs on the PC.And here’s what is really the cool part: there interchangeable WASD and cursor keys and the entire keyboard’s backlighting is capable of 16 million color variants.
Adobe has been fed up with the mobile Flash experience. First on Android, then some mess on webOS, and Adobe has called it quits, now support HTML5. From now on, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices will not receive support to use Flash, and existing phone and tablets below that version number will be unable to start any fresh installs from the Google Play Store.
Sure enough, Gran Turismo 6 is in development. The world’s most famous driving simulator is also famous for its incredibly long release cycles. When asked about a potential release time frame, the GT’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi said at the Gran Turismo 5 Asia Championship 2012 event that, “If I carelessly say when it will be released, you’ll end up with people saying things like ‘it’s been delayed again!?’ “So I will no longer say at this type of event.”
That’s all for now from Polyphony Digital. Via: Andriasang
Hey, it costs (£250; roughly $400) and for that you get — the Spy Hawk – a remote-controlled drone. It has a built-in 5 megapixel camera that streams live video back to the 3.5″ LCD (iPhone sized) on the controller, which also holds an SD card for recording your flights. Also, it has a range of 2,000 feet with the capability to hold 15 minutes of flight on a single charge. And in case you really want to get serious about spy work, it has an intelligent autopilot that can sustain flight in gusty conditions, keeping your live video feed of all the activity down below.
You haven’t exactly seen electric sports cars worthy of fantastic styling, brand name, and speed, right? Enter the Audi R8, which just went around the key track for any high mark sports car — the German Nürburgring Nordschleife. It clocked a time of 8:09, about just a minute slower than the world’s most extreme production vehicles but only a few seconds off of the R8 equipped with its standard V8 engine. Check out the video after the break, or at the source link.
Having just found this zippered sleeve from Côte&Ciel in the mail (among other things, but that is for another review) and I instantly started liking it. It’s flexible, so it could carry tablets that are not specifically iPads (which is what it was designed for) and costs only €39.00 which is roughly $47 USD while being water resistant (we tried that, it actually is). Only thing is that it has no extra pockets besides the main pouch.
Côte&Ciel Chromatic Zip Sleeve Gallery
But by not only being high-quality with a vibrant color selection — the sleeve seen here is in a grey melange — the Côte&Ciel Chromatic Zip Sleeve is also easy to hold (even though it has no handles) because of the dry but lightly textured fabric. It’s a great sleeve, despite being pricey.