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a tech junkie from Hong Kong

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Ultimate iOS 5 Concept Video


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Ultimate iOS 5 Concept Video”. Click here for the full read.

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, CNET, iOS 5, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Sony A77 Official Video Up

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It’s here, the Sony A77, which will be officially announced later today. Amazon posted the first official video. For more info, see our previous post: First Look Video – Sony Alpha A77

Source – Amazon

August 24, 2011 Posted by | Camera, DSLR, HDSLR, SONY, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s the Latest Trend on Twitter?

Wondering what’s trending on Twitter these days? are you a heavy Twitter user like myself? Check out this infographic survey result and see whether it matches any of your traits. This survey was conducted online via social networks from August 12 to August 15, 2011 among 500 social media users who have Twitter accounts by the guys over at lab42. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, please contact lab42 at info@lab42.com.

Image from lab42

Source – lab42

August 21, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Social Networking, Twitter | , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – Sony DEV-5 2D/3D Digital Binoculars

The new models, DEV-3 and DEV-5, are ideal for nature/bird watching, they can record Full HD video with stereo sound at the touch of a button, and even add a 3D mode that records scenes as thrilling stereoscopic video footage for playback on most 3D HDTVs.  The new DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital recordable binoculars from Sony will be available in November 2011 for about $1400 and $2000.  Apart from the video review, you can find a write-up over at photoclubalpha. Press Release after the jump.

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August 20, 2011 Posted by | Cameras/Camcorders, Review, SONY, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Rumor Video

Too good to be true? guess we have to wait it out to find out.

Source – 9to5vids

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone 5, Mobile Phone, Video | , , | 1 Comment

Video – Sony NEX-C3 + Leica M Video Test Shot

Source – Sony NEX-C3 + Leica M from Luka on Vimeo

First published on PASM Workshop on 9 August 2011

August 9, 2011 Posted by | NEX, NEX-C3, SONY, Video | , , | 1 Comment

Review on Samsung TouchWiz UX Interface for Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung’s newest UI, TouchWiz UX for Android, that specifically made for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is out. According to Slashgear, “what TouchWiz amounts to is a custom user interface that sits on top of and beside Android 3.1 Honeycomb, working to improve the way you work with Android and your tablet in general as well as opening your pathway to Samsung’s new movie collection interface and ability to work with Mini Apps on top of your everyday full-screen apps and home screens”.

Whether one should update to the new UI? hmm…. better check out the full review by Slashgear to find out , link here.

Source – Phone Dog, Slashgear

August 7, 2011 Posted by | Android, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tablet | , , | 2 Comments

We’ve Dinged 1.6 Million Hits – Woot

Thanks for all, the blog counter hit 1.6 million earlier this morning.  Just thrilled.

August 3, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll | | Leave a comment

First Look Video – Apple iCloud Beta

With the release of the iCloud beta, what beats watching the intro video.

Source – helpfulmactips

August 3, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, Mac, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Bruce Lee and the Tao of Photography 李小龍截拳道之道與攝影之道

A while back I came across this article “Bruce Lee and the Tao of Photography” from the guys at Invisible Photographer Asia and cannot stop going back and reread it a couple more times. Everytime I read this short article, I pick up a bit more of the true Tao Of Jeet Kune Do or Way Of The Intercepting Fist from Bruce and how the author relates it to the true Tao to photography. I’m extracting the article here to share with you all and another article on Bruce explaining the Tao of Jeet Kune Do 截拳道之道 (in Chinese). Enjoy the read (fairly long).

Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle.
Learn and practice the principles of photography, then break the rules to form your own method of photographing.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
Don’t be constricted by your own training, knowledge and understanding of photography. Be flexible, fluent, adaptable to change, as and when the situation calls for it.

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
At the end of the day, photography is never about the craft and the tools, it’s about humanity.

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August 1, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Books, Photography | , , , , | 1 Comment