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LastPass, the password-managing service, announced that it’s included numerous features in a new variation launched today for its Windows Phone application. A lot of significantly, LastPass now provides support for Windows Phone 8, while those running an older version of Microsoft’s mobile OS could keep making use of the app as they have been because its early days on the platform. Other improvements and enhancements consist of an entirely overhauled interface, which must make it easier for individuals to browse within the application, along with easily find their most preferred sites by arranging alphabetically or adding them to the “Faves” panel. The new version of LastPass is up for download now, so go and tap that source link if you’re looking to keep those (lots of) passwords of yours all cleared out in one spot.
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Much to the chagrin of Nikon lovers, the Japanese cameramaker’s third DSLR of 2012 has actually turned out not to be a successor to the D7000. As an alternative, we’re seeing a refresh of the D5100, which actually brings a couple of the D7000′s core strengths to a reduced rate point and lighter type factor. The D5200 benefits from the same 39-point autofocus system as the D7000, featuring the 9 cross-type sensors in the center, in addition to the exact same 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The latter will be responsible for delivering much better automated white balance and exposure values than you can expect from the humbler D5100.
Nikon isn’t really replacing the D5100 totally, that model will continue to be sold, along with the finely-aged classic that is the D90, …
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(click for time bookmarks) more info: www.robotspodcast.com | robotpig.net – Running at 9 km/h (00:00) – Hopping on One Leg (fixed point) (00:22) – Hopping on One Leg (circular motion) (01:38) – Hopping on Two Legs (circular motion) (02:55) – Kicking a Ball (04:18) [video from Honda - edit: Robotpig.net]
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GoPro is ready to take action cameras to a whole new level. Again. The Half Moon Bay-based company just released the HD Hero2 Professional, a major refresh over the original (and much loved) HD Hero. Chief among the updates is a new video sensor that has twice the performance as the original including better low light capture. This new sensor is paired with a different lens that not only improves the overall clarity, but also features a 170 degree field of view rather than the 127 found in the older HD Hero. Yep, your extreme tomfoolery will look that much more awesome.
The HD Hero2 looks very similar to the original. It’s the same square form factor, which allows it to fit into the existing housings. However, GoPro improved the user experience markedly. A bonifide user interface now occupies the tiny LCD rather than a cryptic single character menu system (the original is horrible). Plus, the camera now has LED status lights on four sides rather than just the front.
The big improvement involves the internal systems. The new sensor and processor allows for incredible burst modes: 10 photos per second or one every .5 seconds. The faster sensor allows for 960p at 48 frames per second, 720p at 60 fps or WVGA at 120 fps. Plus, the sensor is capable of still photos at 11 megapixels, a huge upgrade from the 5MP sensor in the HD Hero. The new model also has an mini-HDMI port, and 3.5mm external stereo mic input along with a 3.5mm composite video port. Like the HD Hero, the HD Hero2 is also compatible with the BacPac add-ons including the upcoming WiFi BacPac that will add remote management through a small wireless remote and a smartphone.
GoPro dispatched the $ 299 HD Hero2 to Best Buy last week should the should be hitting your local store within the week. The model is also available on GoPro.com.
My buddy Dan strapped on the new HD Hero2 and braved a cold northern Michigan afternoon at Hartwick Pines State Park to capture the sample footage above. True to GoPro’s word, the new model’s video quality is definitely an improvement but the updated user interface is even more appreciated. The UI on the orignal is so obscure that I constantly have to refere to the instructional booklet. Plus, the multiple recording status lights allows users to see the recording status without sticking their head in front of the lens (all my videos started with a pic of my face looking oddly into the camera). There simply isn’t a more versatile and capable extreme recording system than the $ 299 GoPro HD Hero2.
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The Zune HD continues to rank among our all-time favorites in terms of industrial design, so it’s good to hear that Microsoft isn’t entirely abandoning the PMP sector for its new Windows Phone 7 hotness. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has consulted her tea leaves (and in-the-know tipsters) and emerged with the strong feeling that some new Zune hardware is brewing up in Redmond. Little specificity is available, beyond the obvious postulation that a new ZHD would probably be driven by an ARM CPU and take some software pointers from WP7, but we’re told to look toward to the early 2011 horizon and see if we can’t spot any sexy new media players emerging. A mirage is as likely as the real deal right now, but it’s always fun to look to that horizon, no?
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