Tech Toy Tuesday 12/04/12
12/4/2012 10:43:00 AM
Czahor from The Maxwell Show here with Tech Toy Tuesday for December 4th!
There’s a new Credence Clearwater Revival greatest hits CD out Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits & All-Time Classics. A 3 disc set, the first two discs have 40 songs on them, yep, even that one, and the third is a set of live versions. Also out today, a four LP vinyl remaster of the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness.
Columbia has put out a Johnny Cash collection. The Complete Columbia Album Collection contatins everything Cash ever released on Columbia Records, Yes it’s 225 dollars but it comes on SIXTY THREE CDs.
The Dark Knight Rises is out on DVD and Blu Ray. You already know if you’ll buy it or not.
Also, Season 15 of the Simpsons, is out on DVD. Even I will admit this isn’t one of the better seasons, but it’s still better than 90% of what’s on TV.
On the video game front. Farcry 3. It’s a first person shooter, but wait wait don’t go away! It’s an open world game with lots of RPG elements to it too. Reviews have been excellent thusfar with some even calling it a game of the year contender.
The tech toy of the week this week is the Lytro Camera.
You ever take a picture and think “man I wish I could focus on what’s in the background instead of what’s right in front of me.” That’s impossible, right? Well, no, not anymore. The Lytro camera actually lets you refocus pictures AFTER you’ve taken them. All those cool depth of field shots you see online and in magazines? You can do to that with this without realy having to be a pro, so long as you make sure you’ve got your shot framed properly and you have enough light and take the picture.
If all of this seems impossible or you’re wondering how it could possibly work the quick answer is that most cameras measure only the color and intensity of light. This camera does that too but uses new technology to measure the direction of light as well. Doing so allows the focus of the picture to be adjusted after it's taken.
It's pretty light on other features, but for such a new piece of technology with such a drastically different feature it's relatively inexpensive at $400. If the tech takes off you can be sure the price will go down, and more bells and whistles will be added.