Newly merged Kenko-Tokina has quietly launched the Tokina SD 17-35mm F4 AT-X PRO FX, a semi-fast wideangle zoom for full frame cameras. The company says the F4 maximum aperture makes it easier to produce a smaller lens with fewer aberrations, to sit alongside its 16-28mm F2.8 PRO. The lens features ‘SD’ glass that the company says offers similar properties to fluorite elements as well as its ‘silent drive module’ AF motor and high-precision AF position sensor for fast, accurate focusing. No details of pricing or availability are yet available from the company’s distributors outside Japan.
Archive for June, 2011
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer shares his vision about emerging technology and innovation, including the benefits of cloud computing at the C11 Cloud Summit in New Delhi. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK—“The cloud is about economies of scale. There are a few large players that have this ability to scale,” said Ben Fried, CIO of Google. He then added with emphasis, “Even the financial services firms on Wall Street can’t do the cloud.”
In a keynote interview at the first annual Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit, held in New York City on May 17, Mr. Fried went
Computerworld — As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.
Slideshow: 7 Best Cities to Find IT Jobs in 2011
To put the demand in perspective, consider that Apple racked up $1.78 billion in app sales in 2010, and global mobile app sales are forecast to hit $4 billion this year, according to market researcher IHS.
Just who is developing all of those apps? I
Vibration tester manufacturer Fluke recently published this video showing what the world of vibration looks like at 1,000 frames per second.
So much of movement is invisible to the human eye. Sure, our eyes can see a cymbal move when struck by a drum stick. But it’s what our eyes can’t see that is most captivating. Metal rippling as if it were fabric fluttering in the wind, droplets of water bouncing and hovering just above the surface of a puddle; the beauty and science of movement is in the details. And the details are often the result of vibrations. [#]
Everything was shot using a Phantom HD Gold high speed camera.
- Flying high, but on what fuel at the Paris Air Show? 23/06/11 10:58 CET
Touching down at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the first ever transatlantic flight powered partially by bio fuel. Operated by Honeywell, the Gulfstream jet made the seven hour trip on a 50/50 blend of so-called green jet fuel and petrol-based fuel.
As we reported earlier, LulzSec says that it has bowed out of the limelight for good after fifty days of headline-grabbing hacking of corporate and governmental targets. Along with its final statement, it released a data dump including a wide range of information. Weve downloaded it, so whats inside?
Were not going into details here, simply providing an overview of what LulzSec has released.
AOL: While you may have been secretly hoping for some juicy memos akin to The AOL Way, what we actually have is a text file that begins: The purpose of this document is to provide the AOL Network Engineering Staff, Management and any other pertinent persons a detailed review, analysis and recommended best practices document for the implementation of layer 4 through 7 switching configurations.
Olympus Camedia P-400 is a Digital Color Photo Printer features Resolution Of 314 dpi w/ 16.7 Million Colors (8 Bit/Color) 2400 x 3200 Dots (7.68 MegaPixel), LCD Information Display Panel To View Images Decide Which Ones To Print, Size Amount, Printing Via SmartMedia, PC Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Or Directly From Computer, Various Printing Modes: Full Size (7.64 x 10; From 1 Up To 16 Images Per Page); Card (2 Or 4 Postcards Per Page); Photo-Album (1-6 Images Per Page w/ Background Image); Index (45-260 Images Per Page). Find more…