Posted on 17 August 2010
Filed under: Audio/Video, Computers, Google, Web
Walking the entire 1,200 mile length of Britain is no easy feat, but using Google Street View to “travel” the same stretch of land is just plain boring. Matthew Partridge, however, has embarked on this adventure, going pixel by pixel from Land’s End to John O’Groats in ten days. Honestly, we’d rather go the actual distance than stare at a screen for 240 hours, but, hey, at least the bright line in the middle of the road will keep him from getting lost. Let’s just hope he doesn’t veer off his set path, because we’re pretty sure the onscreen farmer off to the side of the road won’t be able to get him back to the highway. [From: The Sun, via: Gizmodo]
Lazy Road Trip: Man Traverses Britain Using Google Street View originally appeared on Switched on Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Posted on 20 May 2009
Filed under: Cameras, Digital Camera, Summer Fun
In a pro photography world virtually owned by Canon and Nikon, Pentax’s scrappy determination is admirable. Although it rarely grabs the headlines, this company consistently turns out well-built cameras at good prices.
We’re hoping that applies to the company’s latest SLR, the Pentax K-7, which we got a hands-on look at earlier this month. Priced at $1300, it’s priced against semi-pro cameras such as the Canon 50D, but has many professional features that match far-pricier models. For one, the magnesium-alloy case is completely sealed against dust and water and certified to keep the camera working all the way down to a frigid 14 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t get that kind of battle-ready performance from the big boys until you step up to pro models like Nikon’s $5000 D3 camera. Just like its price, the K-7′s weight is also way lower: at 27 ounces, it’s about two-thirds the weight of Nikon’s D3.
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Pentax K-7 — a Pro SLR, at a Semi-Pro Price originally appeared on Switched on Wed, 20 May 2009 10:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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