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Steve Jobs is back with new iPod products

1:19 PM Wed, Sep 09, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Steve Jobs is back after nearly a year out of the limelight.

Apple’s maestro received a standing ovation when he appeared before an invitation-only audience at the company’s…



Review: Flip UltraHD camcorder

9:14 PM Tue, Jun 30, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

If you haven’t looked recently, camcorders have changed.

A lot.

Seems like it was just a couple of years ago that all portable video cameras used either 8mm (analog) or DV (digital) tapes for storing your moving pictures. This necessity made them both bulky (for the motorized tape-handling mechanisms) and power-hungry (for the same reason).

For a short time, DVD-based camcorders flowered. These used smaller discs than t…



Days are dwindling until digital TV switch

2:50 PM Wed, May 13, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

We’re now down to fewer than 30 days until TV stations around the nation pull the plug on analog transmissions.

I’m sure that you’re as weary as we television people are to see the incessant reminders about the digital switch. If you’re reading this on a computer, chances are you are technically savvy enough to be already squared away with either a digital-capable TV set, a satellite or cable connection or a digital converter box (or s…



Review: Kodak Zx1 pocket-size camcorder

8:28 PM Tue, Apr 21, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Let’s give credit where it’s due: The pocket-size digital camcorder craze started a couple of years ago with The Flip, a video recorder about the size of an ice cream bar (minus the stick). It wasn’t made by a Sony or a Samsung; it was from a small Silicon Valley firm, Pure Digital Technologies, that stumbled upon just th…