NY Times: Smaller, Easier to Use Gadgets Are Made for Women

Typically, the most shoddy work journalists put out is the ubiquitous trendspotting piece. And today's NY Times article, "To Appeal to Women, Too, Gadgets Go Beyond 'Cute' and 'Pink,' " excels at digging itself so far into stereotypical, sexist bunk I don't even know where to begin to pull it apart. » 6/07/07 10:00pm 6/07/07 10:00pm

Olympus Evolt E-410 Unboxed and Well Fondled (Verdict: Quite Nice, but…



If you don't know about the E-410, it's a 10-megapixel digital SLR packed into a remarkably slim body, selling for an impressively low price ($700 for body only, $800 for one lens, $900 including two lenses). The value proposition increases when you consider it includes Live View—the ability to get a video preview… » 5/07/07 3:40pm 5/07/07 3:40pm

Nikon D40x Hands-On: Potent Power, Petite Price

We have a Nikon D40X ($730, body only) in our hands, and testing it for the past few days has been a joy. The camera is light but not too light, and its controls are perfectly placed. We're even okay with its menu system, which other reviewers have called "meandering." It also gives you the overall impression that… » 4/03/07 4:00pm 4/03/07 4:00pm

Nikon Spruces Up Its D40, Now the 10.2-Megapixel D40x

There's an updated version of the Nikon D40 DSLR that'll soon hit the streets, now called the D40x and raising its megapixel count to 10.2 from the 6 megapixels it had before. Nikon also says it's also improved in two other areas: its three-frames-per-second continuous shooting, and a wider range of ISO speeds, now… » 3/05/07 11:00pm 3/05/07 11:00pm