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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

Retro roundup Until sometime in the early 1980s, when you reached secondary school you were handed a slim book full of numbers during a maths lesson and taught how to use log tables. Sines, cosines, tangents, square roots - they were all in there too. While it made a change from long division, it caused its own share of headaches. But, to a …
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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Douglas Adams’ classic 1970s sci-fi satire described the Earth’s population as “so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea”. And here we are again, on the cusp - as in ‘hey, boys, check out my cusp’ or ‘ouch I fell on my cusp’ - of a new outbreak of idiocy that regards digital …

Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces

Product Round-up If the rumours are to be believed, Apple and Microsoft are both developing "smartwatches" - wrist-worn gadgets that do rather more than simply display the time. The Apple rumours kicked off after smartwatch-pioneer Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign generated kilometres of column-inches, and with Cupertino on the case, it wasn’t …
Tony Smith, 22 May 2013
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Eight... Rugged Cameras

Product Round-up Has anybody not trashed a digital camera at some point while out and about? Dust or sand, water or ice-cream, the great outdoors ruthlessly claims its tech victims on a daily basis. While manufacturers have busily carved out a niche of rugged ‘adventure-proof’ cameras, the truth is that most people, whether on the slopes, at the …
Giles Hill, 7 Apr 2012

Kodak heading to Chapter 11

Analysis It's not what you'd call a Kodak moment: Eastman Kodak, the very image of film-based photography, is heading for the Chapter 11 knackers yard because its management, despite the most visible and public threat imaginable from digital photography, has failed to get Kodak out of the digital trap. The Wall Street Journal reports …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2012
The Register breaking news

Microsoft milks Casio for using Linux

In the latest news from the tech world's ongoing global hunt to find someone to sue over/deal with on patents, Microsoft has signed a licensing agreement with Casio. The "broad, multiyear" contract, which neither party will put a price to, will help protect Casio devices that use Linux. While Linux is supposed to be open …
Ten Compact Cameras

Ten... pocket compact cameras

Product Round-up When it comes to quick pics, the expedience of a phonecam can't be overestimated, yet the image quality expectations frequently are. With this in mind Reg Hardware has rounded up the smallest and cheapest compacts produced by all the usual suspects from the photography world. Here are ten cameras that will not only take decent …
Bob Dormon, 1 Jul 2011
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Casio touts 'Bluetooth Low Energy' wristwatch with 2 year battery

CES 2011 Casio is showing off a prototype Bluetooth Low Energy watch at CES, hoping that it is battery life that's stopped us rushing out to buy wrist-mounted Bluetooth kit. The watch, which still lacks a model number, uses Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate with a mobile phone so it can buzz when the phone rings. Not only that, but …
Bill Ray, 6 Jan 2011
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Casio shows off its camera Tryx

CES 2011 Every once in a while a camera comes along that causes a bit of a stir. The original Flip video camera was certainly a game changer and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Casio unveiled Tryx, a camera that has every chance of achieving a similar response. Casio Tryx While the 12.1Mp CMOS sensor and Full HD video and wide …
Bob Dormon, 6 Jan 2011

Casio turns photos into watercolours

CES 2010 Casio has brushed up its artwork to design a digital photo frame that transforms your holiday snaps into “works of art” – literally. The Digital Art Frame looks just like any ten-a-penny digital photo frame, except it can automatically convert still images into one of eight types of painting, including watercolour, oil, pastel …

Casio goes superfast with compact megazoom

CES 2010 Casio is shipping the EX-FH100 – the world’s first “high-speed, high-zoom” compact camera. FH100 Casio's EX-FH100 Exilim: fast shooting Supporting Casio's claim is a 10.1Mp compact with high-speed burst still shooting of 40fps, 1280 x 720 resolution video capture at up to 1000fps and a wide-angle, 10x optical zoom lens. …

Casio casts ultra-slim 'freezeproof' compact

Blighty’s winter mornings can get rather cold, so if you insist on taking pictures of frozen flowers and iced-up lakes then at least Casio is here to help with a super-slim “freezeproof” compact camera. Casio_EXG1_01 Casio's EX-G1: slim and well 'ard The Casio EX-G1 will apparently still snap stills in temperatures as low …
James Sherwood, 19 Nov 2009

Casio designs camera for golfers

If you're looking to improve your golf swing, then ditch Fujitsu’s mobile phone app and consider Casio’s latest compact camera. Casio_golf Casio's EX-FS10 could be the first camera to improve your golf swing From what we can glean of Casio’s Japanese announcement, the EX-FS10 features a swing analysis mode enabling it to …
James Sherwood, 13 Nov 2009

Tosh touts latest Camileo camcorders

Toshiba has extended its Camileo pocket camcorder range with two HD models, each so compact and light that you’ll think it’s started flogging non-functioning demo models. Toshiba_Camileo_S10 Toshiba's S10 Camileo camcorder: slim The S10 and P10 each capture video at 1080p and have a 5Mp image sensor for still snaps, with …
James Sherwood, 16 Mar 2009

Casio massively maximises LCD resolution to 546ppi

A large HD telly is the norm these days, but Casio has created a tiny screen that, it claims, crams in the highest ever number of pixels per inch. Casio_2in_TV Casio's 2in display has a 960 x 540 resolution The 2in, 960 x 540 x RGD "quarter HD" LCD panel is capable of rendering 16.7m colours. It uses a Casio-developed …
James Sherwood, 25 Sep 2008

Snappy snapping, the Casio way

A high frame rate ensures the capture of fast-moving images that cameras with slower frame rates simply blur out. So Casio has expanded its Exilim range with a super speedy snapper. Casio_EX-FH20_01 Casio's EX-FH20: snaps 40f/s burst-mode stills and 1000f/s videos The EX-FH20 captures still images in rapid fire burst mode …
James Sherwood, 17 Sep 2008

Casio and Hitachi pair on 8Mp cameraphone

In these days of megapixel madness, manufacturers don’t last long if they fall behind the benchmark. So Hitachi and Casio have teamed-up to create an 8Mp phone, according to FCC documents. Casio_Hitachi_8Mp_01 The Hitachi/Casio phone's based on 8Mp Exilim technology The phone’s based on a clamshell design and called the …
James Sherwood, 26 Aug 2008

Casio claims 'world's slimmest' camera crown

If you’re considering a Casio for your next compact camera, then it’ll be slim pickings. But not in a negative way, because the firm’s latest snapper is supposedly the world’s thinnest shooter available. EXILIM_EX_Z150 Casio's EX-Z150: the world's thinnest compact so far? The Exilim range has always been famed for its slim …
James Sherwood, 14 Jul 2008

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