Kodak EasyShare LS743

While most midrange cameras force you to make tradeoffs between style and performance, the Kodak EasyShare LS743 has almost everything: It’s a slim, elegant camera that shoots fast, takes good pictures, and is remarkably easy to use. The long and narrow lines of the LS743 echo those of a disposable film camera. But the technology […]

Kodak EasyShare LS743

Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom

Do megapixels have weight? You might not think so, but the Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom, which at 6.1 megapixels has the second-highest resolution of the midrange cameras in our roundup, is also the heaviest in its category. But if a couple of extra ounces are what it takes to produce gigantic images like this, we’re […]

Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom

HP PhotoSmart R707

The HP Photosmart R707 has a stylish silver and dark-gray case that looks vaguely BMW, but it’s got a downright Midwestern personality that’s eager to help out a neighbor and do right by its friends. That personality shows through as soon as you venture into the camera’s menus, which include full-text descriptions of each option […]

HP PhotoSmart R707

FujiFilm Finepix A330

When you’re lolling about under a palapa in Cabo, margarita in hand, the last thing you need is to be fiddling around with an expensive, complicated camera whose dozens of buttons will only confuse your tequila-addled brain. What you want is the FujiFilm Finepix A330, a 3.2-megapixel camera whose simplicity of operation makes it an […]

FujiFilm Finepix A330

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

If you learned to shoot with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera, Canon’s EOS Digital Rebel will make you feel all fuzzy and nostalgic — while producing crisp, clear digital images. In fact, the Digital Rebel is a true SLR, so the image you see through the viewfinder is exactly what’s going to land on the […]

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

Sigma SD-10

When nothing matters more than getting the perfect picture, you want the best camera money can buy. A good candidate: the Sigma SD10, a hulking slab of an SLR aimed at wannabe Leibovitzes. This camera makes few concessions to user-friendliness. But in capable hands, it has the potential to produce outstanding images. The secret to […]

Sigma SD-10

Sony DSC-F828 Cyber-shot

Its odd shape might offend SLR purists, but the Sony DSC-F828 Cyber-shot has it all: speed, smarts, awesome image quality, and an impressive 8 megapixels of resolution, sufficient to make professional-grade 10 x 14-inch prints and stunning on-screen images. The heart of the Cyber-shot is Sony’s four-color CCD, an 11mm chip that has sensors for […]

Sony DSC-F828 Cyber-shot

Floating gently into space.

Imagine taking a 3-day ride into space, floating up underneath a massive air balloon. Sounds like Jules Verne, but it could be reality in the next few years. Although there’s a lot of excitement over the news that a private vehicle operated by SpaceShipOne entered space today, an intriguing alternate space program is also underway. […]

Floating gently into space.

Google is a mystery.

For the past month I’ve been trying to get my daily haiku site, tinywords, a bit higher in the Google results when you search on the word “haiku.” I did this the usual way: By asking people to link to tinywords.com using the word “haiku” in their links. Results were good: Within a few weeks, […]

Google is a mystery.

iPod resurrection!

The iPod whose ribbon cable I accidentally punctured last week has been restored to complete health, thanks to a replacement cable from PDASmart.com’s iPod Parts Center. I got the new cable today, spent some time plugging it in (and reseating connectors when it didn’t work immediately), and voila–the iPod works now. Total cost: $10 plus […]

iPod resurrection!

Mobile PC July issue.

The July issue of Mobile PC is on newsstands now, and I think it’s our best issue yet. There’s a huge roundup of 33 digital cameras, a terrific guide to taking better digital photos, a primer on keeping your data in sync across multiple devices, and a roundup of portable audio players — and, of […]

Mobile PC July issue.

Rustlin’ Unix.

“We went out one day and our Unix cows were missing,” [SCO CEO Darl] McBride said … “We looked in the Linux pen, and there’s a bunch of them in there that have our brand on them . . . in this case the copyright. Someone took our cows and we want ’em back — […]

Rustlin’ Unix.