Archive for the 'tech' Category

canon rebel xsi

April 11, 2008

Not to be just blogging about random tech products that are coming out and announced on other blogs, but anyway, here’s another. The Canon Rebel XSi, which is the successor to the Canon Rebel XTi, will finally be on sale April 27th. It’s available for preorder from Amazon. 8 Benjamins for the kit, 7 for the body only. Main upgrades? It uses SD Cards instead of the clumsy and less popular Compact Flash cards, it’s got the expected bump in megapixels, from 10.1 to 12.2, faster fps (3.5), faster Digic III processor, and a Live View function that allows you to see your photo before you take it on the new 3″ LCD screen, much like a regular point and shoot digicam. Not that I would use that last feature much, but it’s really odd to me why it took them so long to implement these into DSLRs. Anyway, as tempting as it is, the upgrades are not compelling enough for the amount I’d be spending. If it had a GPS tracker and WiFi, I’d bite. Right now, I’d rather buy a new lens like this Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8.

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sony bravia e4000 tv

April 11, 2008

All I can say is wow. These TV’s by Sony are made to look like picture frames. I want.

friendfeed

April 10, 2008

This is a cool new website I found from my friend melmyfinger which allows you to basically aggregate all your social networking sites into one big feed. Everything from flickr to pandora to amazon wishlists. It’s a pretty good concept if you want to have just one feed for a particular friend. Here is my particular friendfeed: http://friendfeed.com/willtung

running, new balance, and nike+

April 8, 2008

I have a love/hate relationship with running. Much like the new New Balance commercials (1, 2, 3). I love the feeling you get when you pass the 1 mile mark, and all of a sudden your body feels like it’s on auto-pilot and you can run on forever without feeling any pain. I love the fact that when you get to the end of your run, and you start to kick it in, your adrenaline pumps through your legs and you can’t feel anything at all and it almost feels like you’re floating to the finish. I love the variety of scenery. I hate that after a few weeks, my knees start to hurt and I am relegated to taking a long break. I hate that I have no friends to run with these days and am pretty much less motivated to do it on a daily basis. I used to run a lot throughout middle school and high school via track & field and cross country, and did it on and off throughout college. I was even so lame in 7th grade that I penned-in “Eat My Dust” on the backs of my shoes. Don’t Laugh. Anyway, now I’m itching to get back in.

When Nike first introduced their Nike+ iPod doohicky which married an iPod with a Nike branded high tech pedometer, I was unimpressed. I didn’t own an iPod that supported it (1GB iPod Shuffle Gen II for me), and I didn’t want to purchase one just so I could have a geek’s gadget fantasy way of keeping track of my runs. Now that Nike has announced the April 10 release of Nike+ Sportband, I just might have the incentive/motivation to get back in, assuming the product is priced reasonably. Funny thing, I’m neither a fan of Nike or New Balance running shoes. I got me my pair of Asics Gel-Evolution II’s. Anyone want to motivate me via an online Nike+ competition?