Category Archive: Imaging

Apr 12 2015

Dell U3415W Curved Ultrawide Monitor Unboxing

Well, the Dell U3415W monitor arrived sooner than I expected and boy, the box was absolutely massive and heavy weighing at nearly 16.5kg! I actually had to put it on the back seat of my car as it wouldn’t fit in the boot given the width of the box so this is definitely one of …

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Apr 02 2015

Incoming Gadget – Dell U3415W Ultrasharp Curved 34 Inch Monitor

A little while back when I wrote about upgrading the CPU in my desktop I alluded to another upgrade involving my monitor. I’ve had my fantastic 30 inch Apple Cinema HD monitor for six years. It did cost a pretty penny as well given that 30 inch high resolution monitors were a niche market back in 2009 …

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Dec 29 2013

Can’t Change Graphics Settings in GTA 4

It seems that Grand Theft Auto 4 has a bug in it when you attempt to play it on computers with video cards with more than 2GB RAM on board. GTA 4 ends up thinking that the computer has insufficient resources to play the game on anything other than the absolute lowest settings. This can …

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Oct 08 2013

TinyPic – A Quick Place to Share Images

Another quick tip. If you quickly need to share a screenshot or a picture and e-mail isn’t an option then you can use an online picture sharing service to do the trick. There are heaps of them including Flickr and SkyDrive but another one worth keeping in mind is TinyPic. It’s fairly simple to use, …

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Oct 07 2013

Incoming Gadget – Lumix TZ40

Just a short update. My wife was after a camera with decent zoom but a still relatively slim. We have our Lumix FT3 tough camera but the zoom on that camera is fairly limited given that the optics are contained completely inside its body. Provided you can get close enough to a subject that’s not …

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Jul 01 2013

Panasonic Viera TH-P55VT60A Plasma 3D Television Unboxing

A while ago I decided it was time to upgrade from the Panasonic VT20A plasma television which I reviewed here and recently it arrived. However, I had to wait until last weekend to unbox it given that the process does end up taking up a lot of room and needed some help in filming it (I …

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Jun 21 2013

Panasonic HC-X920M Camcorder Unboxing

A while ago I unboxed the Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder as well as the VW-CLT2 3D lens and this time around I am unboxing the latest flagship consumer camcorder from Panasonic in the form of the HX-X920M The X920M boasts improved sensor technology with Panasonic’s 3MOS System Pro and BSI (Back Side Illumination) technology which reduces noise by …

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Dec 13 2012

Graduation Day – Instant Photography

Well, it’s official – I have graduated and I’ve got the testamur to prove it (that is the bit of paper with my certification on it). I got to parade about in academic regalia for a few hours and have some photos taken of myself with my wife and parents to remember the occasion. Not …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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Oct 09 2012

Lucid Virtu MVP – Switchable Graphics for the Desktop

Yesterday, I was asked by a friend of mine to provide an opinion on which CPU would be best suited for his new gaming rig and of course the CPU also affected what motherboard you select and the RAM configuration (dual or triple channel). Then you get to things like the graphics solution for the …

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