"Doll Streaming" is the new threat! The FBI is investigating Barbie.  Barbie VIdeo has a video cam built in which can record 30 minutes of a child playing at a time.  I suppose they're worried creeps will use the footage for sexual gratification.  Strange.  $49 gets you this collectible.   Now, if for $49 we only had "IP Barbie" which could stream directly to your computer we'd have something.  Inexpensive CCTV coverage.  We could strategically place IP Barbie's all over the house.. seemingly staring everywhere. .and we'd have great security.  Kinda creepy though.  If they can put $49 video cams in a doll.. why can't they make proper $49 security IP cameras?  Anyone know of any?

 

"Doll Streaming" is the new threat! The FBI is investigating Barbie.  Barbie VIdeo has a video cam built in which can record 30 minutes of a child playing at a time.  I suppose they're worried creeps will use the footage for sexual gratification.  Strange.  $49 gets you this collectible.   Now, if for $49 we only had "IP Barbie" which could stream directly to your computer we'd have something.  Inexpensive CCTV coverage.  We could strategically place IP Barbie's all over the house.. seemingly staring everywhere. .and we'd have great security.  Kinda creepy though.  If they can put $49 video cams in a doll.. why can't they make proper $49 security IP cameras?  Anyone know of any?

 

 

SLR Gear tests the Sony E mount 16mm F2.8 lens. If you own or have been thinking about getting a Sony NEX-5 you’ll find this of interest.

 

SLR Gear tests the Sony E mount 16mm F2.8 lens. If you own or have been thinking about getting a Sony NEX-5 you’ll find this of interest.

 

 

Sony updates the firmware for it’s DSLR-A900 and DSLR-A850. The link only takes you to the UK Sony site where you’ll need to enter your model number to find the firmware upgrade.  Questionable website design!

 

Nikon is preparing improved firmware for the new D7000 , so if you’re experiencing problems keep an eye out for it.

 

Nikon is preparing improved firmware for the new D7000 , so if you’re experiencing problems keep an eye out for it.

 

This is fun, a Mob Choir event where an entire choir found seats in the food court of a mall like any other customers.

Then on cue one soloist started singing a Christmas hymm, and soon the other joined in.  Watch this fun video on Utube

to see for yourself.

 

This is fun, a Mob Choir event where an entire choir found seats in the food court of a mall like any other customers.

 

Adobe announced the final 6.3 version of Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), and you can get your Windows version here, and your Mac version hereThey’re also announcing the final 3.3 version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and you can get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.   I’ve already upgraded both and I’ve experienced no issues or problems with either the upgrade process, or the software.

 

Adobe announced the final 6.3 version of Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), and you can get your Windows version here, and your Mac version here.  They’re also announcing the final 3.3 version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and you can get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.   I’ve already upgraded both and I’ve experienced no issues or problems with either the upgrade process, or the software.

 

This was sent in by Stick and is weird.  If you read it carefully it looks like this Japanese photographer was known for shooting porn in Cambodia and the police wanted to catch him this time.  Due to shoddy police work they jumped the gun and only caught him taking innocent portraits of a couple. Now he’ll be set free with a small fine.  It pays to know the laws of your host country if you’re going to photographing nudes.

 

This was sent in by Stick and is weird.  If you read it carefully it looks like this Japanese photographer was known for shooting porn in Cambodia and the police wanted to catch him this time.  Due to shoddy police work they jumped the gun and only caught him taking innocent portraits of a couple. Now he’ll be set free with a small fine.  It pays to know the laws of your host country if you’re going to photographing nudes.

 

It’s estimated more people are leaving their compact digitals at home in favor of more capable smart phones.   How about you?  They say this could soon make compact digital cameras a thing of the past.

 

It’s estimated more people are leaving their compact digitals at home in favor of more capable smart phones.   How about you?  They say this could soon make compact digital cameras a thing of the past.

 

What an idiot!   Unnecessary surgery of any type is uber-stupid, but implanting a camera with a thick cable in your head is just plain idiotic. This Iraqi-born assistant professor at NYU, Wafaa Bilal, will transmit a live stream of images to a museum in Qatar.  Who knew Qatarians were so artistically sophisticated that they’d enjoy ‘head shots’ of American students.  Just plain weird!

 

What an idiot!   Unnecessary surgery of any type is uber-stupid, but implanting a camera with a thick cable in your head is just plain idiotic. This Iraqi-born assistant professor at NYU, Wafaa Bilal, will transmit a live stream of images to a museum in Qatar.  Who knew Qatarians were so artistically sophisticated that they’d enjoy ‘head shots’ of American students.  Just plain weird!