Focus On Imaging 2010 Review (Photo & Video Image Capture Exhibition)

focus-on-imaging-exhibition-logoLast Sunday I was lucky enough to visit the annual Focus on Imaging exhibition where I joined the anticipated 35,000 other people that will be coming through the doors of the NEC over the next few days (until this Wednesday 10th March 2010, so it’s not too late for you to pay it a visit) to see what has become the most popular photographic show in the country.

What everyone comes to see is one of the biggest concentrations of cameras and anything vaguely related to them this side of Buckingham Palace, and to see some of the biggest names in the business showing off their best and newest offerings to the market: people such as Panasonic, Nikon, Canon, Adobe, Epson, Fuji, HP… I could go on!
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VoucherCloud iPhone App Review

voucher-cloud-iphone-app-offer-list-screenshotWhoever invented discount vouchers should most probably be a saint…if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find discount vouchers for most stores you’d want to buy from, but it’s the looking that’s the hard part!

Luckily for us, the VoucherCloud iPhone App takes the pain out of hunting for vouchers by simply offering you choices based on your current location and any category you wish to view.

VoucherCloud is available as a free application on the App Store, if you’re out and about you’ll be saving money in no time with all the offers in your area that you didn’t know about! Presenting offers around your current location using GPS is a great location based service that makes this app a great addition to your iPhone.
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Steam Coming To Mac OS X (Digital Games Distribution)

steam-logoI know, I know, Christmas happened way back in December, but presents are better late than never! In case any of you Apple fanboys out there missed the news, Steam announced yesterday morning that they’re bringing their service to the Mac along with a great library of games which will be available to purchase like PC users running Steam.

In case you’ve not used used it before, Steam is probably the best digital games distribution platform out there, which most of the big and small games publishers are now using to cut out the need for physical media distribution for games. Not only are publishers using it to release new games, but also to find a market for their older games, for example Lucasarts re-released some of their older classic titles. It’s fair to say that we’re big fans of it here at Zath.
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Tron Legacy Trailer #2

tron-legacy-posterI mentioned last week that Disney were talking about a possible Tron trilogy, but only if the new Tron Legacy does well at the cinema.

Well following on from the back of that news, a new trailer has been released and I cannot wait to see this film. Looking at the original Tron trailer, you can see how dated it is, yet is still remains a classic. But Tron Legacy will be the way that Tron was meant to be seen, and the fact that we’ll be able to watch it in 3D is all the more exciting.
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Nike+ Running Sensor & iPhone App Review

nike-plus-trainer-sensor-iphone-ipodNike paired up with Apple to produce, what I think, is a great piece of running kit to encourage you to get out and about, walking or running.

What is the Nike+ Sensor for?

The Nike+ sensor and iPhone app track your running progress while you’re out and about through distance, speed and calories. It’s a little like the stats given to you while running on a treadmill. It’s great to have those milestones to help you keep going, even while listening to music. The app gives you stats to take away and feel good about.
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Tomb Raider: Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light Screenshots

tomb-raider-underworld-lara-croftLast week we mentioned that Crystal Dynamics were set to release a brand new downloadable Tomb Raider game titled Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light. At the time, there weren’t any screenshots to show you, but some have just surfaced and upon my first look, it made me wince.

It looks more like a platform puzzle game compared to what we’re used to seeing Lara Croft doing. The camera is very Alien Breed-esque which, for a Lara Croft game, doesn’t bode well in my opinion.
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Iron Man 2 Trailer #2

iron-man-2-poster-war-machineA new Iron Man 2 trailer is doing the rounds on the big WWW and it’s looking like it could be just as good, if not even better than the first. From what I saw, it looks like Tony Stark is lapping up his new found mega fame as Iron Man, but the US government aren’t best pleased and want Iron Man to be owned by the US Military.

A bit more is shown of Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash and of Iron Man and War Machine fighting together which does look pretty awesome! There’s also a new Iron Man suit this time around which looks like a portable suit of some kind that Tony Stark can carry around with him, but don’t worry, the red and gold suit is still there.
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Zath’s Technology & Gadget Roundup (08/03/2010)

It’s the start of another week here on Zath, wow this year is really flying by, but at least it starting to get sunny here in the UK – anyway let’s have a quick look back at some of the interesting technology and gadget articles in the past week…

LG InTouch Max (GW620) Review – we’ve reviewed quite a few LG mobile phone handsets over the past couple of years and now we’ve had chance to take a proper look at LG’s first Android mobile phone, it’s perhaps not everything that you might have wanted if you’re looking to move from an iPhone, however if you’re looking for a good low priced Android handset, then this could be the one for you!

Google Buzz iPhone App Launched – well it didn’t take a long did it? You can now get an iPhone app that works as a software client for the latest social network; Google Buzz. I have an iPhone and have looked at the Google webpage app, but haven’t really used it. It’s good to see separate clients appearing for Google Buzz as it wasn’t until I started using clients with Twitter that I properly used that.
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Monkey Island 2: Special Edition On Its Way? (Rumour)

monkey-island-2-lechucks-revenge-coverWe could be about to see an announcement from Lucasarts on the re-release of Monkey Island 2. Following on from the success that Lucasarts had from re-releasing the first Monkey Island: Special Edition, why would they not do it for the second? Which was arguably a better game?

Of course if they did re-release the second of Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures, I sure it would get a graphical overhaul as well as audio for the characters in the game.

I’m a big fan of Monkey Island of have them all set on my shelf including the latest Tales of Monkey Island, so to get to play Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge with better visuals sounds like fun to me.
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VOi Lorem iPhone Case Review

voi-lorem-iphone-case-black-smallWhen you live in a world filled with expensive gadgets and gizmos, you’re going to want to protect that shiny new hi-tech gadget investment of yours! The iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone on the planet, but even the folks from Cupertino can’t protect your phone from the everyday beatings it will undoubtedly endure.

With many iPhone covers and cases on the market, it may be hard to choose how you want to protect your iPhone, but the VOi ‘Lorem’ iPhone Case one that’s certainly caught my eye and is rather effective at keeping your indispensable iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS from cracking (literally) under the pressure of everyday life…
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