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On Connect post Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet (40 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: Google has gotten away from microSD slots (they had them on their first Nexus tablet), because they want you to use the cloud for storage. By using the cloud, they can track your data better (and big data is the future for big money). Problem for me is that I am often away from WiFi, or even cellular data providers, so I really need offline storage, especially for things like offline mapping programs and the like, that use a lot of storage space.

How is 32 GB "plenty"?

For games?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet (40 comments in total)
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Romasito: Finally! By the looks of it, it is a proper 4:3 aspect ratio just like iPad... the most natural one to read on! Not sure what's with that 16:9 or similar rations on the rest...

I don't understand that argument. Why is it better to read at?

Actual books are normally pretty portrait shaped, what's wrong with 16:9 in portrait orientation?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet (40 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: I have the 2013 version of the Nexus 7. It's a great tablet, with one major flaw... no microSD card slot. This new Nexus still does not have a microSD slot.

No microSD card slot is a DEAL BREAKER. **** the cloud.

Just get the Nvidia Shield instead then?

32 bit version of the processor but similar enough, better for games and cheaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:33 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (680 comments in total)
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EinsteinsGhost: "Our concern is that while it was designed to appeal to those who want the perception of professional quality offered by the SLRs of other manufacturers, despite its appearance the A3000 fails in two key ways: it neither feels like an SLR nor does it function like an SLR"

Ahem. Pathetic review. Please do not make a habit out of it. Unless you can really prove that professional quality for images cannot be taken with this camera but can be with competing DSLRs. Seriously? Looks? Feel? Or, perhaps I'm trailing recent advancements in photography reviews where color of lipstick takes a higher priority.

I guess how it functions in your hands are quality for them to.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (680 comments in total)

Can't I just get a camera which fill the following criteria:
1) No mirror box.
2) Built in image stabilization.
3) APS-C or bigger sensor.
4) Decent range of lenses / good lenses the few that exist.

Do 2 and 3 exist in any camera? Why not? Because they want to build them small? If they want to build up look and make it look like a DSLR then ..

Olympus make cameras I would really like if they wasn't four-thirds.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:29 UTC as 258th comment | 6 replies
On Connect post Nokia EOS rumors surge (84 comments in total)
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xarcex: I just wish WP8 wasn't that bad, otherwise I'd buy this in a blink.

Nothing wrong = "going to be addressed"? :D

As far as applications goes I guess the right answer is "all the good ones!"

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:21 UTC
On Connect post Nokia EOS rumors surge (84 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: Too bad Nokia didn´t continue with MeeGo, best OS yet. N9 was/is great.
Google and Android is not to be trusted, I think Google is very invasive (and I have an Xperia Z also). And MS is no better in that regard.

There will be Jolla Sailfish phones. From ex-Nokia employees who has even moved into the old Maemo/Meego space @ (previously?) Nokia building it seems.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
On Connect post Nokia EOS rumors surge (84 comments in total)
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watty1964: My contract's just ending and I was struggling to find a phone to replace my trusty Nokia N8 and now it seems I have found that phone :) I've even been looking at buying an 808 as I love Symbian. I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet and it sucks compared to my phone. The only problem is that Symbian will lose support soon which is a shame. I can live with a W8 phone, can't be worse than Android.

Other alternatives would be Jolla Sailfish, Ubuntu touch, Firefox OS.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On Connect post Nokia EOS rumors surge (84 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: Windows 8 not all that great. I prefer android and OIS over windows anyday.

lol @ commenting Samsung stock price when discussing Nokia phones.. Go compare stock performance a little maybe?

Went and check it for Samsung electronics. Yeah it's fallen, a few percent. Nokia meanwhile was more or less wiped.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:13 UTC
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scrup: This will appeal to the enthusiast market. IQ probably has to be improved further but this is a good step.

Watch out Sony, Samsung took market share away from your TV's and might with Cameras as well.

Wlad says Samsung destroyed HTC and Nokia.

Some would argue both Nokia and HTC destroyed themselves.

Nokia by focusing on stupid services when not being a service provider and their own OS / buying up the OS.. And the map service. I guess it's easy to be doing things like that when you have money and want to grow. OS and map service is acceptable I guess though by now Google maps would of course be ok to. But their services?

They could probably had been number one on Android but obviously skipped that wanting to be alone in providing everything and do their own thing. Kinda like Sony sometimes do with hardware.

I don't really know the story about HTC but it was liked because it was most easily modified (and had decent products which they still do) but then they messed that up. Sony has been getting better reputation and more sales (?) now when they have started to get that part.

Even if the consumer isn't a nerd nerds recommend things ..

Link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 05:41 UTC
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Lots of lens development and there are already excellent lenses for the Olympus, Samsung and Fuji mirrorless system.

Problem for me though is:

Olympus: Great that they have in camera image stabilization, why doesn't everyone? Also cool designs.. But damn four-thirds :/

Samsung: Possibly the best alternative? Would had been great with in camera image stabilization rather than paying for it over and over again. No problem if the camera was bigger because of that.

Fuji: Possibly somewhat more expensive? But more importantly they so far haven't cared about video and I don't want a camera who can only do half of the tasks. There's no excuse. Haters gonna hate.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 16:23 UTC
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)

A cheap (/reasonably priced) one.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 22nd comment
On Connect post Can you tell the difference between an iPhone and DSLR photo? (53 comments in total)

Since they show focal length that was pretty useless.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 02:56 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On photo Ring of Fire in the Fire Forms challenge (7 comments in total)

Is it one of those "firesource on a rope" or is it somehow related to scratching the ground to?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 09:30 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Charles Laigo: Not that it really went away (only died down a bit), but is the megapixel race now back with a vengeance?

But anyone who understand anything understand that it's the bigger sensor which is more important, not the number of pixels.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:30 UTC
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teeoh717: It definitely is intriguing, but my original three-year-old Moto Droid (that I still haven't gotten the opportunity of ditching just yet) has a higher 854x480 resolution display (@ 265ppi), even at an inch smaller...

180ppi (320x640) on a phone with a 41 megapixel camera?? What exactly was Nokia thinking? Utter deal breaker in my opinion.

There's a reason most new DSLR screens carry 270+ ppi density. Going "back" to anything lower is a noticeable step backwards. What a shame.

At least it had the best contrast in sun light GSM arena had measured.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:16 UTC
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Albert Ang: How much the film cost?

$15/£10 / 30 pictures.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:23 UTC
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zos xavius: I gotta admit it. Maybe a sony fanboy can clue me in. Why pick slt over dslr? Most of us want an ovf. I've used evfs and even when the refresh rate keeps up they feel slow. Also most evfs only give you what was shot during burst, making leading a moving target almost impossible. With a mirror it at least gives you a glimpse of the next frame. Then there is the 20% light loss. That's huge. Also there is the fact that fine details are lost at roughly 5-10%. This combined with an aa filter an bayer array doesn't really help image quality does it? Also does dust just collect on the mirror? At least my camera shakes dust from the sensor. I still have to clean every few months, but it helps a lot. I mean I change lenses all the time in outside conditions. Usually I have little choice. If there was just a mirror there it would be a mess. My mirror is a mess as it is and my focusing screen looks pretty awful, but my sensor is pretty clean. That says a lot. Mirror boxes get filthy. I saw shots with the mirror pulled and they were clearly sharper, and the article was written by a sony fan, so it doesn't seem like he wanted to fake it to smear sony. It just has so many drawbacks. The only thing it gains for all the compromises is phase detection. Surely you could implement phase detection a bit more gracefully. What gets me is that it still uses a mirror but has no ovf. That just seems kind of...well...odd.... Someone tell me what I'm missing. It seems like slt is the future for sony in the dslr space. I would much rather see them do more cameras like the a900. I'm no sony fan, I'm just trying to get why they would bet so much on a design that offers few advantages over a traditional dslr. Are they that convinced that evf is superior or that's what they think the market wants? I shoot pentax and the k-01 as odd as it is, makes more sense than slt. Isn't that funny? A k-01 with an evf would be superior to this except that it wouldn't have phase detection, but contrast detection is catching up fast. Look at the olympus om-d or the panny g3. They are just poor at panning with moving objects. To me that's a software problem. Cdaf will certainly pass pdaf by in the long run. So if you ask me in 5 years this whole system will seem kind of pointless. Am I wrong? I'm not trolling or anything. I've read a lot about slt to try to understand why anyone would find it superior. Maybe I'm just too much of a traditionalist. I like innovation, but only when it comes with real benefits.

You get to see how the final picture will look?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2012 at 03:41 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A37 Hands-on Preview (50 comments in total)
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kushal raj patnaik: hell! this model is so close to the sony slt a57!! gosh!
i was going to buy the a57, but here comes a37 which has again confused me to which model ii should buy!

evn the cost difference is a 100 bucks and the difference between their features is not worth the price change!

really!! sony, the a57 was a drastic change...but, yet another model!

In what ways?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2012 at 03:24 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
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Bob Coulter: Ya butt does it squirt water?

It's got an app for that.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
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