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A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom

DSLRs and μ4/3s are getting better and better at video recording and, if you’ve tried to actually make some movies with those, you probably had to go through the painful experience of zooming manually while recording, which can b[...]
A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom
A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom

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Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?

Yesterday Samsung unveiled its new Super PLS tech, a WXGA mobile display that could arguably become the future of Smartphones and Tablets. PLS stands for “Plane to Line Switching” and boasts unseen before viewing angles, wh[...]
Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?
Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?

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Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?

Sony Computer Entertainment of America has filed seven patents with the US Patent and Trademark Office, with such goodies as “two-fingered touch”, “unfortunately… the user’s fingers often obscure the part [...]
Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?
Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?Sony CE America Files Patents, Maybe for PSP2?

Via United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Canon to apply for patent on new 24-70 F/2.8L lens

Canon has applied for a patent on a reworking of their most famous lens, the 24-70 (current version has been around since 2002). According to rumors, the lens might be a bit bigger, a bit pricier ($1500?) and with better optical qualit[...]
Canon to apply for patent on new 24-70 F/2.8L lens
Canon to apply for patent on new 24-70 F/2.8L lensCanon to apply for patent on new 24-70 F/2.8L lens

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