Record your brilliant doodlings (or notes, we guess) for the world to see
By Todd DetwilerPosted 11.29.2011 at 4:11 pm 6 Comments
To test the Wacom Inkling, we asked PopSci's Art Director, Todd Detwiler, to doodle to his heart's content. These are his thoughts.
The promise of the Wacom Inkling is simple: sketch anywhere and transfer your work to a digital platform with quickness and ease. And it delivers on that promise. I really liked the eloquent design of the Inkling, and was able to figure out the mechanics of the device quickly. That's not to say it's perfect, however.
Has Bose gone too far with a 46-inch TV that costs upwards of $5,000? Or is this instead the best TV possible for the rich and lazy?
By Michael BerkPosted 11.21.2011 at 3:52 pm 4 Comments
Looked at one way, the Bose VideoWave is a 46" CCFL-backlit LCD TV that costs $5,349, a rare bird in a market where such things have become commodity products at a tenth that price. Sure, it's got integrated speakers and does virtual surround decoding, but hey, they make soundbars for that, right? But the VideoWave offers a lot more--and a lot less, which poetically is a lot more. This isn't an all-in-one. It's just the simplest-working, best-sounding out-of-the-box TV you've ever heard.
By Dan Nosowitz and Michael BerkPosted 11.17.2011 at 4:40 pm 7 Comments
To get a full spectrum of viewpoints on the Jawbone Jambox, a tiny--seriously tiny--portable speaker, we asked two separate writers to scrawl down their thoughts. The first comes from Michael Berk, an writer at audio/videophile publication (and PopSci sister pub) Sound+Vision, who lends his expert viewpoint. The second comes from Dan Nosowitz, a writer here at PopSci, for a view at regular-person usage. Spoiler: they both really like it.
As electronic devices increasingly permeate society, we must confront the question of how to manage the resulting e-waste of discarded cell phones, computers, iPods, and other electronic jetsam in an environmentally responsible way. Inspired by the problem, the fledgling company ecoATM has developed an innovative approach to eliminating eWaste with their prototype “ecoATM kiosk,” essentially a reverse vending machine for old cellphones. Old cellphone goes in; cash comes out.
Nikon's D3s lets you breathe, relax, and take great pictures--regardless of lighting
By Dan BracagliaPosted 12.29.2010 at 9:00 am 16 Comments
Admittedly, I love most things Nikon. I’m not one of those nuts who walks around clad from head to toe in Nikon apparel, denouncing anybody who dares to use a Canon camera, but I do tend to prefer Nikon’s equipment to other manufacturers. On the other hand, even if you loathe Nikon, even if you own a Canon onesie—you’ll still see the D3s as an incredible achievement.
By Dan BracagliaPosted 12.09.2010 at 3:29 pm 5 Comments
I first got my hands on Panasonic's 3D HDC-SDT750, the world’s first 3D consumer video camera, during a large-scale, open-to-the-public model shoot. I figured, what better place to test out Panasonic’s spanking new 3D camcorder than an event with twenty sexy models posing under bright soft lights?
Earlier this year, I bought my first DSLR, and took it (and its gigantic lens) everywhere. My vacation photos and day-to-day snaps never looked better. But I couldn't say the same for my left (A.K.A. my bag-carrying) shoulder. So slowly, day by day, I stopped lugging my camera around with me. Then along came Sony's NEX-5.
The 2011 Jaguar XJ has gotten a lot of attention for its looks: the elegant, curvaceous lines that Ian Callum brought to the car in this much-needed, wholesale redesign. That’s for good reason: The car is gorgeous, with an elegant exterior and showy interior that give the XJ an appropriately foppish swagger. But as soon as you steer the XJ onto the turnpike on-ramp and step on the gas, you’ll forget about the car’s looks. You’ll only be able to think about how monstrously powerful and ridiculously fast it is.