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MapQuest Offers Voice Guidance in Free iPhone App

MapQuest Offers Voice Guidance in Free iPhone App
Before now, only Android users were able to take advantage of free turn-by-turn navigation from their phone.

iPhone users, now its your turn.

Through its official blog, MapQuest announced yesterday the inclusion of voice guidance in the latest version of its free iPhone app.

In the post, MapQuest principal product manager Michael Iams describes a trip he took from his Las Vegas hotel to the airport with help from the new application. Basically, users search for the location they are interested in then press the Start button to begin navigation. Whenever you hit a detour or miss a turn along the way, the application brings up a prompt with a button that reads “Reroute me.

Iams also mentions that the app doesn’t waste the phones power, dimming the screen during navigation and allowing the user to customize energy settings.

Other than Google Maps on Android 2.0 phones, the MapQuest app is the only free turn-by-turn navigation app available and the only one for the iPhone, so do check it out.

Source: Tuscaloosa News

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Samsung To Drop Two New Point-And-Shoot Cameras

Samsung To Drop Two New Point-And-Shoot Cameras


Samsung is set to drop two new point-and-shoot cameras for the mass market in the form of the ST5000 and ST5500. Both cameras are equipped with a 14.2-megapixel image sensor, a 7x optical zoom lens, a 3.5-inch touchscreen display (ST5000), a 3.7-inch AMOLED display (ST5500), Dual Image Stabilization, 17 automatic scene recognition, WiFi (ST5500), Bluetooth (ST5500), an HDMI output and 720p HD video recording at 30fps in H.264 format. The ST5000 will ship this month for £279.99 (about $417), while the ST5500 will arrive in stores next month for £349.99 (about $521). [Samsung]


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Genius G-Shot HD501 Pocket HD Camcorder

Genius G-Shot HD501 Pocket HD Camcorder


Genius has announced a new pocket HD camcorder to its line by bringing you the G-Shot HD501. This weatherproof video camera is equipped with a 1-megapixel CMOS image sensor with autofocus, a 2.0-inch vivid LCD display, an SD card slot (up to 16GB), an MP3 player, an HDMI output and a rechargeable Li-ion battery. In terms of performance, it’s capable of capturing both 1280 x 720p HD video at 30fps (H.264 format) as well as 3-megapixel digital still images (interpolated mode). No info on pricing so far.



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Samsung SMX-C20UN Ultra Compact Camcorder

Samsung SMX-C20UN Ultra Compact Camcorder

Samsung SMX-C20UN


The new Samsung SMX-C20UN ultra compact digital camcorder features a unique 25-degree active angle lens that allows you to shoot in complete comfort for extended periods of time. The Edit function of the Samsung C20 allows you to combine and divide files directly on the camcorder, enabling you to edit without transferring files to a PC. The Samsung SMX-C20UN also supports Superior Video Compression (H.264), so you can record more using less memory. The Samsung SMX-C20UN retails for $199.99 a pop. [Samsung]


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Rollei CL 350 Entry-level Digital Camera

Rollei CL 350 Entry-level Digital Camera

Rollei CL 350 Entry-level Digital Camera


Rollei has launched the Compactline 350 (CL 350), a new entry level 12MP camera for beginners. The digicam features a 5x optical zoom (28mm wide-angle), a 2.7-inch display, 30 shooting modes, a memory card (up to 32GB) and HD video (720 x 1280) recording. Available in silver, violet, red, pink and an aluminum/titanium, the Rollei CL-350 will be available in April 2010 for €99.95 ($133). [dcviews]


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Ricoh Releases Firmware Update v1.07 For GXR System

Ricoh Releases Firmware Update v1.07 For GXR System


The new firmware update ‘version 1.07′ for Ricoh GXR system has been released today. It covers both A12 50mm equiv. macro and S10 24-72mm equiv. zoom lens units. The update ‘fixes minor bugs and brings in a few improvements, including additional AF modes for the A12 module that offer faster autofocus.’ Get your update here! [dpreview]


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Kodak Releases EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

Kodak Releases EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

KODAK EASYSHARE M580


Kodak today unveiled a new digicam namely the Kodak EASYSHARE M580. This camera allows you to easily share your favorite photos via Facebook, Twitter, etc. The 14MP camera features a 3-inch LCD display, a 28mm wide angle Schneider-Kreuznach lens, an optical 8X zoom with a shake reduction and records HD videos at 720p resolution. If you are interested, you can pre-order the Kodak EASYSHARE M580 for $199.99. The camera will be released on April 23, 2010. [Kodak]


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Fujifilm A-, J- and S-series Firmware Updates

Fujifilm A-, J- and S-series Firmware Updates


Fujifilm has recently launched several firmware updates for Fujifilm A-, J- and S-series. These firmware updates are currently available for Finepix A100/ A150, the Finepix J10/ J12/ J15fd/ J20/ J22/ J25, or the Finepix S1600/ S1770/ S1800/ S1880/ S2500HD/ S2600HD. You can download these updates here. [Fujifilm]


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Samsung NX10 Review

Samsung NX10 Review

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The catchily named 'mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras' are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with, a fact that Samsung have recognised with the launch of their own rival system to the Micro Four Thirds standard. The Samsung NX10 is the first model in the new series, featuring a DSLR-like design, large 3 inch AMOLED screen, electronic viewfinder, 720p video and a large APS-C CMOS sensor with 14.6 megapixels. With 30mm pancake, 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses and a smattering of accessories available from day one and five more lenses to follow this year, Samsung are certainly making a sizeable investment in their compact/DSLR hybrid system. Read our Samsung NX10 review, complete with 50 JPEG samples and 12 RAW, to find out if it can out-perform its Olympus and Panasonic rivals.


(Via Photography Blog - News.)

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BenQ Announces A New Point-And-Shoot Camera In Europe

BenQ Announces A New Point-And-Shoot Camera In Europe


BenQ has recently announced a new point-and-shoot camera for the European market called the C1250. Powered by 2 AA batteries, this stylish camera boasts a 12-megapixel image sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a bright 2.7-inch LCD display, ISO up to 6400 and uses the Smart Scene Detection Technology to analyze the scene to be shot in detail: Subject brightness; Contrast; Distance and Overall hue. The BenQ C1250 will hit Europe in April for unannounced price yet.



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Fujifilm Unveils A New High-End Digital Camera

Fujifilm Unveils A New High-End Digital Camera


Fujifilm has recently unveiled another one of its upcoming high-end digital camera called the FinePix HS10. Aimed at professional photographers, the HS10 comes equipped with a 10-megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor, a huge 30x (24-720mm equiv.) optical zoom lens and a 3-inch high resolution tilting LCD screen. Other advanced features worth mentioning include Motion Remover mode that removes unwanted objects from photographs, RAW capture, P/A/S/M shooting modes and 1080p Full HD video recording. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing and availability yet.




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Winait CD130BT Ultra-thin Digital Camera

Winait CD130BT Ultra-thin Digital Camera

Winait CD130BT


The Winait CD130BT digital camera can only shoot at 640 x 480 pictures. Measuring at only 13.5mm thick, this ultra-thin camera has a 64MB of storage space that is enough to hold 52 VGA images. The Winait CD130BT features an f2.8 lens, a optical view finder, an automatic exposure/automatic white balance, a shutter speed of 1/6 – 1/15000 second, and can shoot 10 images per second on the continuous mode. $24.99 is all you need to bring home the Winait CD130BT. [Light In The Box]


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Free Beer Glasses Wallpaper

Free Beer Glasses Wallpaper
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Three New Point-And-Shoot Cameras From Sanyo

Three New Point-And-Shoot Cameras From Sanyo


Sanyo comes back with three new point-and-shoot cameras in the form of the X1420, X1220 and S122. The X1420 is the top of the line model, it sports a 14-megapixel image sensor, a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 4x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch LCD monitor, SDXC card support and 720p HD video recording at 30fps. Meanwhile, the X1220 and S122 offer the same 12-megapixel image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD display and VGA video recording. The only difference between the two cameras is that the X1220 is powered by a lithium-ion battery, while the S122 gets its power from AA batteries. The X1420, X1220 and S122 will become available in Spring for 149 Euro (about $203), 129 Euro (about $176) and 99 Euro (about $135), respectively.




[DCViews]

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Two New Entry-Level Cameras From Rollei

Two New Entry-Level Cameras From Rollei


Rollei has recently added two new entry-level cameras to its range with the announcement of the Compactline 103 and 203. Both cameras feature a 10-megapixel image sensor (103), a 12-megapixel image sensor (203), a 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 35-105mm, a 2.4-inch LCD display, an SD/SDHC memory card slot and 720p HD video recording at 30fps. The Compactline 103 and 203 will become available from April for 69.95 Euro (about $95) and 79.95 Euro (about $109), respectively. [PhotographyBlog]


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Pentax's X90 Has An Optical Power Zoom of 26x [Digital Cameras]

Pentax's X90 Has An Optical Power Zoom of 26x [Digital Cameras]

If you haven't got nearly enough of the cameras coming out of the PMA show this week, you couldn't go wrong with the 26x optical zoomer X90 from Pentax, which takes last year's X70 and ups the zoom-factor.


It's still got a 12.1-megapixel sensor, but going back to that zoom lens it now spans a 26mm wide angle to 676mm super telephoto. The LCD measures 2.7-inches and it shoots HD video (no word on specifics, yet) and has face detection, triple shake reduction, anti-shake, an electronic viewfinder, Eye-Fi compatibility and a HDMI interface with USB 2.0 port. Battery life has also been improved by 50 per cent over the X70. You'd be pretty steaming if you splashed the cash on last year's model, though as the date of release hasn't been mentioned by Pentax just yet, it could still be some way off.




(Via Gizmodo: Cameras.)

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