Back in February, Panasonic rolled out a new camera called a DSLM, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera called the GH4. The camera promised to deliver the sort of image quality you get from a DSLR along with the ability to shoot 4K resolution video.
We knew the specifications for the camera, but we didn't know exactly when it would launch or how much you would pay. Panasonic has now offered those official details. The camera will launch in early May.
Buyers can get the body of the camera only for $1699.99. If you want the body of the camera along with the video Adapter for cinematography, the camera will set you back $1999.99. For the money, you get the 4K video recording capability, a 16.05MP Digital Live MOS sensor paired with the Venus Engine and more.
CeBIT 2014 - A few days ago, Samsung officially launched its Chromebook 2 and today we got a chance to check it out first hand at the 2014 CeBIT conference held in Hannover, Germany. Johannes Knapp stopped by the Samsung booth and took a look 13-inch version that features a full HD 1920x1080 version of the device. Johannes notes that the Chromebook 2 features a Chiclets style keyboard and when closed, the top of the device has the same "leather" covering that the Galaxy Note 3 has.
The 13-inch version of the Chromebook 2 features 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage which is augmented by a microSD expansion slot. A Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor is on board, and thanks to a lot of power-saving technology the Chromebook 2 features up to 8.5 hours of battery life. A Smaller 11.6-inch version is also available with a smaller processor, but all other features remain the same.
A few years ago a pair of scientists theorized that there was another planet in our solar system orbiting far beyond the orbit of Pluto. The scientists that offered the theory are John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Both men are physics professors.
Their theory grabbed a lot of attention when it was first published back in 2011. The scientists hoped that when NASA finished combing through the data from its WISE, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, survey that their theory might be proven correct.
NASA is finished with that survey and has announced that it found no proof of Planet X, also known as Tyche. The scientists had theorized that Planet X is a gas giant four times larger than Jupiter and would be found in the Oort cloud.
One of the coolest scenes in all of the Star Wars films is when Boba Fett meets his demise in the gullet of the Sarlacc. The Sarlacc is the giant maw of death with all the teeth and tongue tentacles that Jaba the Hutt tries to feed Luke and others to out in the desert.
If you are a fan of that particular scene, you should check out these Sarlacc toiler decals. They are rather gross in a way, but really cool at the same time. The sticker idea came about as the result of poop jokes according to the maker.
Someone said, "Toss Boba Fett in the Sarlacc" and the rest is history. The result is some sort of stickers that you stick to the inside of your toilet. I will assume them to be waterproof and turd proof considering where they are supposed to stick.
CeBIT 2014 - MSI has just unveiled its next generation of gaming notebooks and its new GS60 is the crowing jewel of the line. TweakTown's Johannes Knapp was on hand for the launch and got a chance to check out the new GS60 "Ghost" first hand. The GS60 features an aluminum chassis with a beautiful and sleek brushed finish, but that is by far not the best quality of this notebook.
The most impressive feature of the GS60 "Ghost" is its optional non-glossy display that features a resolution of 2,880 x 1,620, while some are calling this "3K", the official term for this resolution is WQHD+. The Notebook is being billed as one of the thinnest and lightest gaming notebooks on the market, and is also one of the most powerful. Configurations include Intel processors up to Core i7, Dual SSD's plus a high-capacity HDD, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The GPU is NVIDIA based and is expected to be based on Maxwell architecture.
With a passion for testing themselves both mentally and physically, along with relatively deep pockets, triathletes can call on technology to help drive the sport forward.
Training and racing in triathlons is an expensive endeavor, and average income of triathletes is in the neighborhood of $126,000 per year, according to USA Triathlon. It's not uncommon to visit triathlons and see people wearing $750+ wetsuits, riding $5,000+ bikes, and wearing running shoes that cost $125+ per pair.
At the very least, many athletes depend on GPS, whether for running, riding or swimming, to help accurately monitor time elapsed, distance, speed, cadence, and other critical information. Using a heart rate monitor also is important, so athletes can easily check to make sure heart rate and breathing levels are appropriate.
Visit an organized running event, such as the races hosted by Brazen Racing, it's unlikely to find many athletes without a heart rate monitor and GPS hitting the trails.
G.SKILL has just unveiled some ridiculously fast DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, clocking in at a DIMM-busting 2133MHz. The new super-fast set of Ripjaws RAM comes in a 16GB kit, requiring just 1.35V of power, rocking along with timings of 11-11-11-31.
G.SKILL validated its latest memory on GIGABYTE's BRIX Pro machine, which is a perfect match for this high-performance RAM. G.SKILL have called it the F3-2133C11D-16GRSL, which is quite the mouthful, but it is compatible and best used on the latest Haswell-based Core i5 and i7 processors.
First North Korea kinda reported they had landed a man on the Sun, but now Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered the execution of 33 Christians who are believed to be working with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jong-wook.
Jung-wook was arrested last year, with his accomplices have reportedly started 500 or so underground churches. South Korean press had The Daily Mail's report which said that Jung-wook had charged that the 33 Christians are attempting to overthrow the government. This is the same accusation that led Jong-un to executive his own uncle, Jang Song-thaek, and all of his relatives.
The Daily Mail has reported that the missionaries accomplices will be executed in a cell of the State Security Department.
Thermaltake brought up a full-tower in its Urban Series: Urban T81. According to the company, the case is designed to provide enthusiasts to build 'highest performing system' while sticking to simple appearance.
The left sidepanel designed is inspired by automotive 'suicide doors'. One panel with a lock is for the motherboard tray area, and another one dedicated for the HDD bay. The full-tower supports eATX form factor motherboards and has a very large support list for multiple fans and multiple radiator support.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has inked a deal with Germany which will see the two countries work on 5G Internet for Britain. This new ultra-fast Internet will be fast enough to download an 800MB file in less than one second.
Cameron said that with the "world on fast forward," the UK could be left behind without super-fast Internet access. The deal between the two countries was struck at CeBIT 2014 which is currently underway in Hanover, Germany. Cameron also announced a £73 million or $122 million deal to develop the Internet of Things, which will allow billions of everyday objects to communication with one another online.
The Internet of Things will allow appliances, smart devices and other tech gadgets of the future to communicate with each other - such as power meters that can automatically get consumers the best deals, and monitors which allow doctors to track patients' heart rates in real-time. Cameron said: "This is a world on fast forward. A world of permanent technological revolution. And in this world, countries like the UK and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations. The UK tech scene today is dynamic. Relentlessly ambitious. Leading the way."