Nikon D7000 DSLR hands-on

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Published on: September 16, 2010


via Nikon D7000 DSLR hands-on.

In case you haven’t heard this morning, Nikon’s just lifted the curtains on its 16.2 megapixel D7000 imager for the “social photographer” market, and naturally, we had to get our hands on it. This dual SDXC-wielding DSLR closely resembles the slightly lighter D90, but the little superficial tweaks didn’t escape our eyes: the first thing we noticed was that the continuous shooting option button — previously on right-hand side of the top screen — has been transformed into a secondary dial on the left. We found this to be slightly fiddly as we had to press on a tiny neighboring unlock button to rotate said dial. There’s also a new live view switch and video record button (à la D3100), which are more intuitive than the D90’s configuration. As for ergonomics, the D7000‘s grip is also very comparable with the D90’s, except we prefer the latter’s for its longer piece of rubber grip to cover the full length of our right thumb. More after the break.

Your Brain on Computers Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price [NYT]

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Published on: June 7, 2010

here is an interesting article from NYTimes about impact of being hooked on devices/gadjets… Here are a couple of excerpts from the article:

“Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information. These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The stimulation provokes excitement — a dopamine squirt — that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored.”

” While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information, scientists say, and they experience more stress. And scientists are discovering that even after the multitasking ends, fractured thinking and lack of focus persist. In other words, this is also your brain off computers.”

More of this here: [The Link]

Which one to choose? paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and iPhone

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Published on: June 13, 2009

A book can nowadays be found in many different formats to be read in different ways. But which one better? Do all have a niche role? I came across this recent article in chronicle describing an experiment to read a book in four different formats: paperback, audiobook, kindle and iPhone. Its an interesting read…

More about this here: [the link]

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