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  • Canon shutters the EOS 5D Mark II, makes Mark III man of the house

    Canon shutters the EOS 5D Mark II, wheel continues to turn

    Given the advent of the EOS 5D Mark III, it’s hardly a surprise to see that the Mark II has been quietly moved to Canon’s retired list. The full-frame DSLR was famous for its HD video prowess and was quickly adopted by Hollywood, where it was used to film an entire episode of House back in 2010. While the spirit of the 5D lives on in the latest revision, the old dog most definitely deserves a toast ’round the fire.

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    Via: British Journal of Photography

    Source: Canon (Translated)

  • Apple lands important SIM card connector patent

    Apple lands important SIM card connector patent

    Sometimes, a patent grant is less about the technology itself than what it could mean for others. Case in point: a newly granted Apple patent for a “mini-SIM connector.” The design complements earlier work and represents a straightforward approach to a SIM slot that prevents damage from inserting the card the wrong way and ejects the card through a plunger system. By securing the patent, however, Apple gains a bargaining chip in phone technology disputes, especially for SIM-related tussles; companies are less likely to start a fight if Apple can return fire. The claim doesn’t give Apple a lock on subscriber modules by any means, but it could lead to other adopters treading carefully.

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    Source: USPTO

  • Growing Up Geek: Amol Koldhekar

    Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Amol Koldhekar!

    DNP Growing Up Geek Amol Koldhekar

    My childhood may have kicked off the 1990s, but I grew up surrounded by remnants of the 80s, like the Apple II that temporarily lived in my dad’s home office or the Nintendo Entertainment System that was originally my older sister’s console. I think all younger siblings of that era can identify with having to play as Luigi on Super Mario Bros. My sister eventually lost interest in her NES, so I took claim to it. While I had loads of fun playing Excitebike and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, I always spent an inordinate amount of time escaped in Duck Hunt while I was busy peering through the glass end of the NES gun, trying to see how it worked. Ironically, this curiosity may have impeded obtaining better devices early on — when my NES stopped working, I tinkered with its innards and somehow got it to work, negating the need for my parents to get me a Super Nintendo. As I grew older, I grew wiser, deeming the NES a lost cause in order to convince my parents to let me get a Nintendo 64 with birthday money. How amazing that the NES was soon repaired and still works!

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