Friday, September 17, 2010

The Steve Jobs Ninja Story

In a recent issue of the SPA! magazine, Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs was supposedly stopped at the Kansai International Airport after Ninja throwing stars were found inside his luggage. He was on his way home after a vacation in Kyoto before he was prevented from bringing the weapons into his private plane. Due to this experience, Jobs reportedly said that he would never visit the country again.
But, Apple quickly denied the tabloid report. According to company spokesman, Steve Dowling, “Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction.” He added, “Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.” 

On the other hand, a spokesperson at the Kansai airport, Takeshi Uno, confirmed that last July, a passenger of a private jet was prevented from boarding for packing shurikens or Japanese throwing weapons. The passenger had to discard the weapons since the airport have common boarding arrangements for commercial and private jet passengers.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Latest Compact Super-zoom Camera - the SX30 IS

Guess what! Canon has recently released its latest compact super-zoom camera - the SX30 IS. This 24 mm ultra wide angle camera has an optical zoom of up to 35x or an equivalent of up to 840mm. Imagine taking an action-shot of the slam by your favorite hoops superstar . . .  from the other end of the court. Or capturing the save by your favorite football team's goalkeeper . . . from the other end of the pitch.The Canon SX30 IS is a fitting follow-up to the PowerShot SX20 IS. This latest high performance camera blends the advanced optics that Canon is known for with a myriad of imaging technologies, allowing even greenhorn photo enthusiasts to capture high quality images. Aside from the huge optical zoom and wide angle lens, the other features of this latest offering by Canon include:
  • 14.1 megapixel sensor
  • Digic 4 processor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (4.5 stop), USM, UCM
  • 720p HD movie recording
  • 2.7 inch LCD screen
  • Zoom Framing Assist function
This is one point and shoot camera that really packs a punch. With this out in the market, Canon has now raised the ante in the compact camera market. The next question will be - when will the other digital camera companies come up with their own version of Canon's latest compact super-zoom camera?

Sources: engadget and Canon
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