I have a fun game I play each night around bed time with my kids. It’s called “did you brush your teeth”? Older kids learn to rig this game pretty well with mouthwash which means you can’t trust that they’ve done a complete job just by “smelling their breath”. Along comes the 2.4 GHZ wireless [...]
If you’re dating a gadget guy or girl, getting them a gift for a special occasion such as Valentines Day, which ack! – is just around the corner (!!), can be a bit of a challenge. That’s why I thought the newly designable Flip Minos were such a great idea. You can get them in [...]
Ever wonder what your cat or dog does all day when you’re not home? I really never have given it much thought but for the pet lovers who can’t wait to buy birthday and holiday presents for fluffy or fido, this pet eye camera may be your thing. Set the camera interval to 1, 5 [...]
I’m presently in Seattle attending Mobius with a group of 20-something other bloggers. I am not sure how much of the discussion will be NDA or open for posting, but I will update as possible…
More and more people are carrying Digital SLR or Single Lense Reflex cameras as their main camera, even for taking family pictures. However, these are still very pricey cameras. Sometimes the accessories themselves can cost more than the camera body. That’s why if you have a DSLR, camcorder or other small piece of electronic equipment, [...]
Digital cameras seem to be everywhere these days, and I am pretty sure you are all familiar with the basic premises of composing a photo on them. Set subjects in place, aim camera, scream “everyone smile!” point, and shoot as everyone smiles or says cheese, or whatever other instruction you gave them. Pretty simple. Simple, [...]
One of my favorite hobbies is working on my family’s genealogy; because it was also my uncle’s and grandmother’s hobby before me, I have access to a treasure trove of photographs, historical documents, family charts and other paraphernalia that they and others had collected. What’s not in my personal files is kept at the Angelo [...]
You know you have a good product on your hands when the next morning, my kids jump out of bed and ask to play with it before they even get dressed. Well, that is exactly what I saw with the Crayola Digital Camera from Sakar. My boys (6 and 3) love to imitate what they [...]
Is the LifeCam the webcam to end all webcams? I went into this review wondering what Microsoft would try to do to set its webcam apart from the countless others on the market.
Pure Digital Technologies has just introduced the newest member of its wildly popular, critically-acclaimed Flip Video family of personal camcorders. We have just taken delivery of a test unit in glossy black body color with satin trim. My first reaction?
Every now and again, the GearDiary team gets a press release that leads to a round of “No way that’ll ever work!” emails being tossed around our “reply all” circle. Then invariably, I’ll be the one to volunteer to try it. Maybe it’s just the dreamer in me. My little world is full of butterflies [...]
Despite an occasional straying here and there, I have been shooting with Nikon camera gear just about my entire career as a photojournalist. In this millennium many of my duties have been restructured, with tasks added as well as getting a new title – editor. But all along I have been shooting Nikon. Until this [...]
I think every family must have a hobby which all (or at least most) members of the family enjoy. Such common interests are what tie them together (and gives you something to talk about at family picnics). For my family, growing up, that common interest was photography. We all played around with both video and [...]
I was in Sams Club yesterday and on three electronic items I price checked to Amazon.com, every one was CHEAPER by $10 to $30 at Amazon.com. This morning I’m noticing that Costco has the Nikon D40 for 9.99 – and sure enough Amazon beats them by (but Riz Camera actually has them all beat by [...]
Got a Canon point-and-shoot? If the answer’s yes, you might have a more powerful camera on your hands than you realise. Wired How-To Wiki has a great article today on how to apply custom firmware on a Canon camera to super-charge its capabilities. The Canon Hacker’s Development Kit (CHDK) can add new features to your [...]