Canon made an announcement this week warning of counterfeit 600EX-RT flash units being sold as the real deal. Equally as disconcerting as the idea of being ripped off is that these counterfeits are also incredibly difficult to tell apart from the real thing. Read more
Canonical has announced that an Ubuntu-flavored version of the Intel Compute Stick will go on sale next week, priced at around $110, via online and brick-and-mortar stockists. Essentially, the Intel Compute Stick is an HDMI dongle that...Show More Summary
Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:00 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 2 July. 2 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:00 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 2 July. 4 second exposure at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Show More Summary
My new but used the Canon S11 has arrived in the mail. Looking so forward to taking movies and photos with it, especially on my trips...
1. The Spirit of the Lord sent me to preach a year of mercy … That line could very easily be Pope Francis, gearing us up for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy he’s announced, starting later this year. But it’s not. It’s from Junípero Serra,...Show More Summary
After his death, fans of David Foster Wallace canonized him as a prophet, according him a degree of benevolence shared by almost no one in American letters. In New York Magazine, Christian Lorentzen argues that Wallace himself worried about this happening, and says he’d “probably be the last person to argue for his sainthood.” His […]
Greece isn't Cuba, and Merkel is not Hitler. European rules aren't written in stone like the Commandments, and the Euro is not the tool that will dismantle an entire continent. The art of politics has always been partly about simplification,...Show More Summary
If you’re planning on buying a Canon 600EX-RT flash online in the near future, you’ll probably want to do it from an authorized Canon reseller because a supply of fake speed lights has apparently popped up on the web. Nikon recentlyShow More Summary
DxO has introduced OpticsPro 10.4.2, adding Raw support for Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Also added are 789 new camera/lens combination correction profiles. Updates for DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint also make those applications fully compatible with Photoshop CC 2015. Read more
Now that The Walt Disney Company owns Lucasfilm, the burden of creating new games in the canonical Star Wars universe falls on Electronic Arts, who is behind the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront multiplayer […]
They left out my favorite:Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson,... It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.The Guardian has more sixteen more infographics, at least one of which will have some fact you didn't already know.
Illustrators Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin prepared a series of charts examining the data in the Sherlock Holmes canon. (more…)
J.K. Rowling announced on Friday that she was extending the wizarding universe with a new play that would be a part of the official canon — “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year. Show More Summary
It's pledge week on The Canon. Read more...
Pot has evolved from rebellious drug to mildly rebellious drug to widely legal aperitivo, but popular notions about what constitutes the best of stoner culture are too often stuck predictably rehash the Pink Floyds and Spicolis of the world.So let's expand our minds. With a perspective that acknowledges both the... More »
When the Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Otus rolled into our office in both Canon and Nikon mounts, we knew what had to be done. We proudly present to you the 85mm F1.4 Otus, one of the nicest things we've ever held, mounted on the 5DS R and the Nikon D810 for your peeping pleasure. You can even see how it compares with an old Canon EF 85mm F1.8... Read on
ANGEL-HO Death Drop From Heaven [NON; 2015] by Adam Devlin Rating: NON Records comprises “African artists, and of the diaspora,” working in directions to challenge the contemporary (“boring/stifling/binary”) dance music canon. Cape Town...Show More Summary
Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. 6 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:20 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. Show More Summary
I’ve been writing about Ubuntu smartphones and tablets on and off for the last few years. I’ve had the opportunity to pick Canonical’s founder Mark Shuttleworth’s brain on a few occasions too. One thing that’s always struck me is how long it’s taken to get Ubuntu mobile hardware onto retailer’s shelves. Show More Summary