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<p>AUTODESK ENTERTAINMENT CREATION SUITE ULTIMATE 2015

AUTODESK ENTERTAINMENT CREATION SUITE ULTIMATE 2015

AUTODESK ENTERTAINMENT CREATION SUITE ULTIMATE 2015
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 streamlines the company's flagship imaging tools for 3D artists

When Did Smartphones Get Smart? Smartphones Didn't Take Off Until 2009, Even Though the iPhone Came Out in 2007.
When Did Smartphones Get Smart?
by Ernest Lilley

IBM brought a touchscreen phone named Simon with more than phone functions to the market in 1994. Nokia produced the Nokia 9000, a clam-shell phone/PDA with a keyboard in 1996, which was, at the time, their best selling phone. But it wasn't until the 1997 that Nokia called the GS 88,  the successor to the 9000 a smartphone, coining the term that would describe all phones with computing capabilities built in from then on.  That's the official story, and it's factual, but I think it's off the mark.

Sony DSCRX10/B Cybershot A Bridge Camera For DSLR Fans
Sony DSCRX10/B Cybershot
by Ernest Lilley

Sony's 20.3 megapixel DSCRX10/B may be part of their Cybershot line, with an integrated lens and an electronic viewfinder, but it might just make serious photographers consider an all-in-one camera for all that it offers, including a DSLR feel in a semi-compact format.

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX MX Performance Mouse: Still Our Choice
Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
by Ernest Lilley

Having pretty much worn out the clickers on my favorite mouse, a Logitech MX Performance mouse, I'd limped along for a few weeks on wired mice I had lying around that worked reasonably well, but eventually went and a new one. It's not quite the same as the mouse I reviewed in seven years ago, and it may take a day or two to get used to, but it's still a terrific mouse.

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 Autodesk And The Future Of Animation
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 features a wide array of tools that shine a light on the future of digital entertainment.

Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix Fan-Friendly Formula 1 Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix Is Back
Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
by Charles Mohapel

After a one year forced hiatus, Open House at the Canadian Grand Prix was back. Held on the Thursday morning of Grand Prix Week in Montreal, the track at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was open to everyone, not just the people who bought the 3-day weekend passes which began at $126.00 for General Admission and Platform Wheelchair Accessible 41A.

The New Limited Edition Kobo Aura HD eReader Kobo's Newest eReader, The Aura HD Is Available In Espresso Brown, Ivory, and Onyx
The New Limited Edition Kobo Aura HD eReader
by Charles Mohapel

Having used the original Kobo eReader, second generation Kobo Wireless eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc, I was eager to my hands on their newest model, the limited-edition Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader, and see how it matched up against the previous models.

SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07) Let The SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case Protect Your Favorite High End Headphones
SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
by Charles Mohapel

How many of us have broken our favorite headphones or damaged the cable connection by carrying the headphones unprotected in our backpacks, duffle bags, or messenger bags? Your best bet for protecting your headphones is not a soft nylon bag, but ideally speaking, a custom case that comes with them. But if they came with the aforementioned soft nylon bag, or worse, no protection at all, then your best choice is to purchase the appropriately sized and shaped hard case.

HTC One: 4.7-inch Super LCD 3, Quad Core 1.7ghz HTC One Sprints Onto The Scene
HTC One: 4.7-inch Super LCD 3, Quad Core 1.7ghz
by Ernest Lilley

Sprint just announced the online availability of the much anticipated HTC One, HTC's new Android SmartPhone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz processor, a "premium metal unibody", camera optimized for low light, and a 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI display.

Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector Take Your Show On The Road With Epson's 1761W 3 LCD Projector
Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector
by David Em

Back in the nasty old days of the late Twentieth Century, mobile presentations required lugging around a portable computer, a set of cables, and a bulky projector. Epson's 1761W (the W stands for Wireless) 3 LCD projector goes a long way toward upgrading this scenario. The 1761W is small, bright, and light, and streamlines mobile presentations.

A Simple Carousel Slider in JQuery
bxSlider - A Simple and Versitile JQuery Content Slider and Carousel
by Ernest Lilley

I've been looking for a simple carousel for images to use with TechRevu and some other publicati...cont

Why The Kobo Arc Tablet Is A Tablet To Be Reckoned With
Kobo Arc 16GB Tablet (Black)
by Charles Mohapel

The Kobo Arc is the second color tablet from Kobo, the first color tablet being the Vox. Both come ...cont

Plantronics Audio 478 Stereo USB Headset (Audio 478)

by Ernest Lilley

The .Audio 478 scores high marks for both comfort and audio quality whether you're Skypeing away...cont

Plantronics Audio 648 Stereo USB Headset
Plantronics Audio 648 Stereo USB Headset
by Ernest Lilley

If you're looking for an inexpensive behind the ears headset, this one offers simple controls an...cont

Certifications: CompTIA Security+
Certifications: CompTIA Security+
by Ernest Lilley

IT Security certifications are often the next step tech's take after getting their basic hardwar...cont

Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)

by Daniel P. Dern

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 combines performance, style and portability in an "Entertainment-oriented" ultra...cont

Are You Ready For Some Super Bowl Ads?
Super Bowl 2013 Ads: Tech, Sex, and Selling Sure...But Nothing Beats An Astronaut. Ever.
by Ernest Lilley

Maybe football isn't our fandom of choice, but we love the Super Bowl anyway. For us, the suspen...cont

Windows 8: Time To Upgrade
Windows 8: Time To Upgrade
by Ernest Lilley

As of the end of this month, the $39.99 upgrade for Windows 8 Pro goes away. If you're running a...cont

3D Printing Comes To The Catwalk In Paris Fashion Show
Stratasys and Materialise Prototype The Future of Fashion
by Ernest Lilley

The future won't really arrive until you can step into a new 3D printed outfit made to whatever ...cont

Deep Space Industries Plans To Mine Asteroids With Robot Ships
Deep Space Industries Robot Miner Fleet Launches in 2015
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Starting in 2015, Deep Space Industries is planning on launching robotic mining spacecraft to grappl...cont

Audi Takes A4s and iPads to the Track - For Slot Cars
Audi quattro Experience: iPads, 4WD Slot Cars, and a Custom Track
by Ernest Lilley

There was a time when slot car tracks could be found in every hobby shop across the USA. For many, i...cont

CES 2013: The Dern Report
CES 2013: The Dern Report
by Daniel P. Dern

There were, as always, thousands (or more) of new/newish products at this year's (2013) Consu...cont

CES 2013 ShowStoppers: Press and Gadgets at the Wynn
CES 2013 Showstoppers
by Ernest Lilley

ShowStoppers closes out the first full day of CES 2013 over at the Wynn. We'll be back with phot...cont

CES 2013 Starts With a Pepcom Tailgate Party
Pepcom Digital Experience @ CES2013
by Ernest Lilley

The Pepcom team always bring together a mind-boggling array of cutting edge tech companies in a pres...cont

Kobo's New Glo Sheds Some Light On Your eReading
Kobo Glo eReader
by Charles Mohapel

While the various Amazon Kindles and Nooks from Barnes & Noble dominate the American market, ...cont

Panasonic's LX7: Shoots Eyes Wide Open With f1.4 Leica Lens
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.5x Intelligent zoom and 3.0-inch LCD - Black
by Ernest Lilley

There are a lot of things to like about this advanced single lens digital...which we can't bring...cont

We Welcome Our Future Robot Insect Masters
TechJect Dragonfly Project
by Ernest Lilley

Forget robot planes, helicopters, and birds. The future of flying robots is hovering silently on dra...cont

HP Canada's Pre-CES 2013 Product Showcase In Toronto
HP Pre-CES 2013 Product Showcase
by Charles Mohapel

On Wednesday December 12, 2012, I and other members of Canada's high tech media got an early pee...cont

LP-2020A+ Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with Power Supply

by Ernest Lilley

Though it's smaller than a hardcover novel and only puts out 2x20W RMS, this little amp delivers...cont

Adobe's Create Now Live Event: The Creative Cloud Offers More
Create Now Live Event - December 11, 2012
by Ernest Lilley

We caught Adobe's online presentation for their cloud based version of Creative Suite, Adobe Cre...cont

Tech News/Leads

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Orange County, California-based Trion SuperCars plans to begin production of the prototype of its...more

Back to The Future Style Hendo Hoverboard Available To Next Year For $10,000 (video) Got 10 Grand To Spend? Remember Those Cool Hoverboards In 'Back to the Future Part II'? Back to The Future Style Hendo Hoverboard Available To Next Year For $10,000 (video)

If you ever saw 'Back to the Future Part II', you must remember those cool hoverboards fl...more

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When we heard that the innovative folks at Think Tank Photo had come up with the Phantom 2 Q...more

Google Unveils Nexus 9 Tablet, Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus Player Google Continues Its Battle Of One-Upmanship With Apple Google Unveils Nexus 9 Tablet, Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus Player

Apple and Google have been conducting a "War of One-Upmanship" with each other and hot on the hee...more

ESA Confirms The Primary Landing Site For Rosetta ESA Announces Choice Of Landing Site For Its Rosetta Mission To Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ESA Confirms The Primary Landing Site For Rosetta

On October 15th the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the choice of the primary landing ...more

Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display Apple Proudly Introduces Groundbreaking 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display On October 16th Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

In our opinion the crown jewel of all the announcements made by Apple on October 16th, was the on...more

Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 -- The Thinnest, Most Powerful iPad Ever Apple Welcomes iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3 To The Family Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 -- The Thinnest, Most Powerful iPad Ever

On October 16th, Apple introduced the Next Gen iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ev...more

Apple Updates Mac mini Apple's Next Gen Mac mini Updated And Now Available At A New Lower Starting Price Apple Updates Mac mini

Whether you're looking to buy your first Apple desktop computer or replace your aging Mac min...more

OS X Yosemite Available Today as a Free Upgrade Effective October 16th OS X Yosemite Available As A Free Upgrade For Mac Users From The Mac App Store OS X Yosemite Available Today as a Free Upgrade

If you own a Mac, you have no doubt been waiting for October 16th to roll around when OS X Yosemi...more

Apple Pay Set to Transform Mobile Payments Starting October 20 Starting October 20th, Apple Pay Will Transform Mobile Payments For Apple Owners Apple Pay Set to Transform Mobile Payments Starting October 20

Beginning Monday October 20th, Apple Pay will transform mobile payments for Apple owners on their...more

Poodle: SSL 3.0 Bug Is The Newest Threat To Web Security 'Poodle' Follows 'Heartbleed' And 'Shellshock' As The Newest Threat To Web Security Poodle: SSL 3.0 Bug Is The Newest Threat To Web Security

Following on the heels of  'Heartbleed' and 'Shellshock', the deceptively fr...more

James Hobson Of Kitchener's Exoskeleton Suit Can Help You Lift 170 Lbs. James Hobson's Homemade Exoskeleton Can Lift 170 Lbs., But He Hopes To Boost Maximum To 300 Lbs. James Hobson Of Kitchener's Exoskeleton Suit Can Help You Lift 170 Lbs.

We're not certain if James Hobson of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada has ever seen an episode of T...more

Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014 Adobe Uses MAX 2014 To Announce Major Changes To Creative Cloud Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014

Adobe used MAX 2014 to announce that it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud with ma...more

Ebola-Killing Robot Deployed In U.S. Hospitals Xenex Disinfection Services Produces Ebola-Killing Robot Ebola-Killing Robot Deployed In U.S. Hospitals

With the news that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States...more

Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13 Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 Offer Lots Of Cool New Features Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13

On September 24th, Adobe unveiled Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, both loaded wit...more

Ricoh Imaging France Confirms At Photokina 2014 That Pentax Full Frame DSLR Is In Development

We suspect that Pentax owners were like that little kid with his nose pressed up against the wind...more

Apple Releases Timely iOS 8.0.2 Update

 With Apple's iOS 8.0.1 problematic update being pulled from service, Apple aficionados ...more

Newly Disclosed 'Shellshock' Vulnerability Looks To Be Bigger Threat Than Last April's 'Heartbleed' Vulnerability

Last  April's "Heartbleed" vulnerability had system administrators shaking in their boot...more

BlackBerry Passport Redefines Productivity for Mobile Professionals with Boundary-Breaking Design and Features

On September 24th, 2014 BlackBerry launched its newest smartphone, the distinc...more

India Becomes The 4th Space Power To Have A Spacecraft Orbit Around Mars

At approximately 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday September 23rd (0211 hrs. GMT on Wednesday September 24th...more

The Kormoran High-Tech Watercraft From Austria Is A Real Life Transformer

Austria's Kormoran Hi-Tech watercraft is a real life transformer, capable of transforming int...more

JOBO of Germany Shows Off LensTRUE System At Photokina 2014

It's fairly common knowledge that photo manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop can be use...more

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