Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens

Recently I was asked “what is the ideal walkaround micro four-thirds camera lens?”. Of course the answer varies by the style and taste of the individual photographer, but for me the ideal walkabout lens is the Olympus 17mm f1.8 prime lens (34mm equivelant). Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Camerashttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CI3R4VUThe lens works well on the OM-D-EM1, wonderful first lens for the camera. With micro 4/3 the 17mm is the same as a 34mm lens on

Samsung 11.6″ Chromebook photos

  Brand: Samsung Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Model: XE303C12 Memory: 2 GB MPN: XE303C12-A01US Hard Drive Capacity: 16 GB Product Line: Samsung S Operating System: Google Chrome Screen Size: 11.6″ Type: Netbook Processor Type: Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Exynos 5 Dual Operating System Edition: Chrome OS Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz UPC: 887276007144    

LG G Pad 8.3 GPE vs. iPad Mini Retina vs. Google Nexus 7 FHD

Santa Claus brought an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet early this years. To me the display is perhaps the most important aspect of a tablet, so here is a how it stacks up versus some competitors: Tablet Model Release Date Diagonal Screen Size Total Screen Area (Dimensions) Resolution Aspect Ratio Pixels Per Inch (PPI)  LG G Pad 8.3 2013 8.3″ 30.96 square inches (7″x4.4″) 1920×1200 16:10 (8:5) 272.79 Apple iPad Mini (2nd Generation) 2013 7.9″ 29.96 square inches

Lenovo T440s Order

Quantity Part number Description Item price Line total 1 20AQCTO1WW ThinkPad T440s  $1,374.00  $1,374.00 Processor 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.60GHz) Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Operating System Language Windows 7 Professional 64 English Display T440s 14.0 FHD WWAN Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400 Memory 4 GB DDR3L – SDRAM 1600MHz Base Keyboard Keyboard Backlit – US English Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint Reader, dock Hard drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Micro Hard Drive

Olympus OMD E-M1 in the snow

The Olympus E-M1 is an amazing photographic tool, so what makes it even better? This camera can withstand the elements! Here is southern Missouri we generally do not get much snow but the past couple days left us with nearly a foot of snow. Of course that meant it was time to test the E-M1’s weatherproofing. It did not disappoint, after shooting admirably in the frigid weather I let the E-M1 hang out in the snow for a bit… Of

Fuji X100 review

This review of the X100 comes at an odd time, years after its initial release and in the face of many new competitors. Today you can pick up an Olympus E-PL5 and 17mm F1.8 lens for a price that is in the same ballpark as an X100.  That makes for some pretty tough competition. This review would read a lot differently if this were 2011, but time marches on and this is my view as of Dec 2013! 🙂 This

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro display blanks when on battery?! [SOLVED]

Q. When I unplug my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro from the wall the screen goes blank. When I plug it back in the screen comes on. Unplug it and it goes off again?! How do I fix this! -Terri A. Hi Terri, your display brightness may be set to zero for ‘battery’ mode. Please try pressing your brightness+ key (it looks like a little sun with a plus sign and it is shared with the F6 function key) and see

How to enable Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga backlit keyboard? [SOLVED!]

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is available with a backlit keyboard, here are photos of mine: However, Lenovo makes the “on” button for the keyboard backlight a little hard to find… you have to press the Fn key + the Spacebar key to turn enable/disable the backlight. 🙂 Overall, a very nice machine with a rather cool keyboard! PS here are some other Lenovo laptops that use the same keyboard shortcut!!!

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