Friday, October 25, 2013

Nikon D5300 DSLR Unveiled, 24.2MP Successor to the D5200

Posted on 18. Oct, 2013 by Steve in Digital Cameras

Nikon D5300 Coupons-with-18-140mm-Nikkor-lens.jpg">Nikon has unveiled the successor to the popular Nikon D5200 digital SLR, which the company launched almost one year ago, the new model is named Nikon D5300. The new Nikon D5300 will start to ship early next month with a retail price that is just under $800 for the camera body. The D5300 and the D5200 both share a similar body design, but there are minor differences or improvements that the D5300 has to offer buyers.

The improvements list is short and consists of features that enhance the photographic abilities of the camera and a feature that brings the camera up-to-date with a new digital camera market trend.

Improvements that will help the overall performance of the new Nikon D5300 over the now-old D5200 include a newly designed and higher resolution CMOS image sensor along with a brand new image processor.

Between the Nikon D5200 and the new Nikon D5300, the 24.2 megapixel D5300 has just 0.1 megapixels more resolution than the 24.1 megapixel D5200, however the D5300′s sensor has no built-in OLPF (optical low pass filter) and Nikon say's that will help with image clarity, both the old D5200 and new D5300 use similarly sized DX-format CMOS image sensors.

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The new image processor that you will be getting with the upcoming Nikon D5300 is Nikon's newly developed EXPEED 4 image processor. According to Nikon, the new EXPEED 4 offers fast performance while 'maximizing energy efficiency, reducing image noise and delivering true-to-life colors'. The D5200 digital SLR features the EXPEED 3 image processing engine.

After the new image sensor and processor the only other major new feature included with the new Nikon D5300 digital SLR is Wi-Fi. The camera will be shipped with Wi-Fi capabilities built-in that don't need any external accessories like the Nikon WU-1a. The built-in Wi-Fi will let you pair your D5300 to your mobile devices iOS or Android after you install the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility free app. Also the Wi-Fi working with the cameras built-in GPS can geo-tag files all without external accessories.

However, with the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app you will be able to complete functions like remote shooting where you can use your mobile device as a live view enabled wireless remote for snapping photos, wireless transferring of photo and video files, manual file upload for sending files to your mobile device even when you're not paired to the device (the image just downloads later when you are paired).

After you consider all of those differences the Nikon D5300 isn't really a radically new camera compared to the out-going Nikon D5200. However nobody should have expected a totally different camera given the very short gap between the two cameras launches, the D5200 was launched November of last year.

Some big similarities include Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, continuous Shooting up to 5 fps, expandable ISO from 100-25600, 39-Point auto-focusing system, active D-Lighting and built-in HDR, Nikon F mount support, and an at eye-level pentamirror optical viewfinder.

From an exterior design perspective you can really see the lack of a re-design in the D5300 compared to the D5200. The only difference in looks is the vari-angle LCD is now 3.2-inches with the D5300 instead of 3.1-inches. Even with the color options the new Nikon D5300 is much like the D5200, the new camera will be offered in Black, Red or Grey colors.

Camera seller B&H Photo Video is offering pre-orders for the Nikon D5300 body at $796.95 (same price for each color) and they are offering a body+14-140mm telephoto zoom lens kit (pictured first above) for $1,396.95. With this particular retailer you can expect your pre-ordered D5300 camera to ship on November 14, 2013 according to notice put on each listing.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

If It's Over 70 Degrees Where You Live, You Should Have This On Your Front Porch

<cat stencil facep>When you're in New England -- or any place that boasts picturesque apple orchards, vibrant changing leaves and chunky cable knit sweaters -- carving pumpkins is an annual ritual. Colonial houses look bare if not adorned with a few jack-o-lanterns and children suddenly crave over-salted, sometimes burnt pumpkin seeds.

When you live in a warm or even tropical climate, however, the yearning for pumpkins in October fades. Somehow, they feel out of place next to flip-flops and sand on the porch. Their orange roundness clashes with perpetually bronzed bodies, and children come back from the beach craving something juicy and refreshing.

Enter the pineapple jack-o-lantern to save the autumnal day. A tradition in Hawaii, the pineapple jack-o-lantern should be adopted anywhere that enjoys 70 or 80 degree weather in October. Besides being easy to make and delicious to eat, the pineapple's knotty rind makes for a spookier jack-o-lantern face while the spiky crown lends itself to either a mean mohawk or a goofy quiff.

No more pretending we're in New England when Halloween rolls around. Embrace the warm weather and carve your pineapple jack-o-lanterns under the sun.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hagley Among Top Americans at Chicago Marathon

Chicago - Lebanon's Laura Hagley went for a long run on Sunday, and she did it a long way from home.

The 29-year-old finished high up among the best female runners at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time that left her among the top 300 runners in the event. Hagley completed the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 47 minutes, 15 seconds, a timme good enough for 10th place in the women's 25-29 age group as well as 24th out of all women in the race. Hagley also claimed 15th place among all American women in the marathon as well as the best time among 60 New Hampshire residents who completed the course.

Other Upper Valley runners competing at Chicago included:

∎ Michael Smyth, 36, Orford, 4:01:58 (12,435th overall).

∎ Navajeevan Bokinala, 39, Lebanon, 4:23:28 (18,272nd).

∎ Amy Huyffer, 43, Strafford, 4:53:52 (26,360th).

∎ Mary Duryea, 28, Hanover, 5:04:04 (28,718th).

A total of 38,871 runners completed the marathon, which began and ended in Chicago's Grant Park.

Barton, Griffin
Win Foliage Five

Thetford - Competitors from the Upper Valley Running Club claimed victories in the Foliage Five-Miler road race on Saturday at the Union Village Dam Recreation Area.

White River Junction's Mike Barton, 40, claimed the overall win, clocking a time of 28 minutes, 17.99 seconds. Former Hanover High runner Georgia Griffin, of Norwich, took the women's title, finishing third overall in 31:27.50.

Norwich's David Cahill took second place in the field of 55 runners, finishing in 31:13.00. Bjorn Blakeson, of West Dummerston, Vt. (32:00.50), and Grantham's Thomas Gessner (33:02.00) rounded out the top five overall.

Canaan Race Upcoming

Canaan - Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation will get in the spirit of the halloween activities in chicago season by hosting the Jack-o-Lantern 5K and Kids Trick or Trot 1K fun run on Oct. 26.

The run begins and ends at the Canaan Hall parking lot, with 5K runners heading up Orange Road and turning around at Tuttle Hill Road. There will be two water stops along the way and refreshements at the finish line. The cost for the run is $15 through Oct. 21 and $20 the day of the race. Walkers of a 3K route are invited to join as well, at $12 in advance and $15 on race day. The kids' fun run is $7 in advance and $10 on race day.

The runners kick off the day at 10 a.m., with the fun run to follow at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Kati Laqry Jopek at or call 603-523-4501, ext. 111.

On Target

EOC Hosting Match

Enfield - The Enfield Outing Club will host some friendly autumn competition with its first Harvest Match, an NRA-sanctioned target shooting competition, on Oct. 26.

Shooters of all ages are welcome to participate. The match will involve competition with .22-caliber rifles from three target-shooting positions. The cost to particiapte is $10 per person.

For more information, contact the EOC's Scott Thompson at 603-632-1005 or visit

On the Pitch

Sullivan FC Charity Match

Claremont - The Sullivan Football Club U10 girls soccer team will hold a fundraiser for the Susan B. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation on Saturday at River Valley Community College.

SFC will host a squad from Hanover's Lightning Soccer Club in the charity match, wearing pink to raise awareness for the cause of fighting breast cancer. In addition to the 10:30 a.m. match, the club will sell refreshments and hold an on-site raffle of prizes. All proceeds from the day will go to the Komen foundation as part of the SFC girls' community service project.

For more information, contact Gene Grumman at 603-742-6990.

On the Slopes

Northeast Slopes Cleanup

East Corinth - The Northeast Slopes ski area will hold a work day on Saturday to get ready for the coming skiing season.

Volunteers are sought for a number of tasks; experience is not necessary. Work will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with lunch provided by the ski area. Volunteers are welcome to take part for the whole day or just an hour or two, but are advised to bring work gloves and any necessary gear. A second workday is also on the schedule for Oct. 26, also from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., also with lunch provided.

For more information, contact Genevieve Faherty at 802-439-6233 or visit

On the Ice

HHA Hockey Introductions

West Lebanon - The Hanover Hockey Association is offering a pair of programs for children ages 4-8 interested in getting started in the sport of ice hockey.

The HHA will hold a series of free clinics this weekend for first-timers. The clinics will be on Friday from 5:10-6:10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-11:20 a.m. Parents needing equipment can acquire some at Stateline Sports and, once the clinic is done, may return it for a charge of $55 or keep it and register for the coming season at a cost of $220-$250.

Beyond that, the HHA starts its first learn-to-play-hockey session for youths ages 4-8 with little or no prior hockey experience on Oct. 26. The classes will be held every Saturday from 8:10-9:10 a.m. through February, a total of approximately a dozen skates over 6-7 weeks. The cost of the program is $125. Hanover's Mite program, the follow-up to learn-to-play, also begins on Oct. 26 and is open to youths ages 6-8 who have completed at least three learn-to-play sessions.

For more information, visit or contact

On the Diamond

Dartmouth Softball
Clinic Saturday

Hanover - The Dartmouth College softball program will hold its first community clinic for girls in grades 2-8 on Oct. 19 as part of its annual Green-White game.

All activities will be held at the Dartmouth Softball Park, with the one-hour skill development clinic and autograph session to follow the 10 a.m. game. There is no charge for the clinic or game.

For more information or to register, contact Lindsay Vanover at

On the Court

IAABO Referee Classes

White River Junction - Vermont Board 105 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold a series of classes for aspiring referees beginning Oct. 28 at Hartford High School.

The classes will run on Monday and Thursday nights for four weeks, meeting 6:30-9 p.m. on each occasion. There is a cost to attend the seminars.

For more information, contact Dan Pause at 802-683-9315 or

On the Run

Run for Pie

Grantham - Why focus on the meal? Eastman Recreation will eat dessert first by holding the Run for Pie 5K road race on Nov. 9.

The five-kilometer course will be along Eastman's paved and dirt roads, while an associated two-mile walk will be held on a wooded trail along the west side of Eastman Pond. True to the race's name, homemade pies will go to winners of the race.

Advance registration is available at at a cost of $15 for individuals and $32 for families. Race day registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at a cost of $18 for individuals and $38 for families. Race time is 11 a.m. Call 603-863-6772 or email for more information.

On the Trails

Baker's Crossing Walk

Lebanon - The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will lead a easy and scenic quarter-mile walk in the Baker's Crossing Conservation Area on Nov. 17.

The walk will cover a route along the Mascoma River and floodplain meadow, starting at 1 p.m. While scheduled for an hour, anyone interested in extending the walk along the Northern Rail Trail for up to two more hours will be accommodated.

Participants are asked to meet at the Baker's Crossing parking area, on Hardy Hill Road just east of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge, to join the walk, which is free of charge.

Fall Friday Hikes

Lebanon - The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department has scheduled a series of Friday fall hikes for folks of all ages.

Each trip begins at Lebanon City Hall at 9 a.m. with transportation to that day's trailhead, with a planned noon return. The schedule:

∎ Oct. 18: APD Nature Trails, Lebanon (easy/moderate).

∎ Oct. 25: Two Rivers Conservation Area, West Lebanon (easy).

Participants are asked to bring snacks, water, a backpack (if necessary), properly layered clothing and hiking boots or sturdy sneakers. Each hike is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 603-448-5121 for more information.

Wednesday Walkers Back

White River Junction - The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is hitting the Upper Valley's prime hiking spots again this fall with the resumption of its Wednesday Walkers program.

Meeting every two weeks, trip leader Jay McDonough will guide walkers on two-hour hikes at various locales. Hikers meet at 9 a.m. at the Hartford Municipal Building for transport to the hike site, returning by noon. The schedule:

∎ Oct. 23: Cole Pond Trail, Enfield.

∎ Nov. 6: Velvet Rocks, Hanover.

Hikers are recommended to bring boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. For more information on this series of free hikes, call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

With Paddles

Benefit Ping Pong Event

Lebanon - The Lebanon Assembly of God will host a fundraising ping pong tournament on Oct. 26 for the benefit of the Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley.

The event will be held at the church, located at 45 Buckingham Place in Lebanon, starting at noon. Prizes will be available, including trophies for the tournament winners. Potential participants are asked to register online via the ping pong link at by Oct. 17. The registration fee is $25 for the tournament along with a $5 hot dog lunch.

For more information, contact Joel McPherson at 603-448-3333 or

Source: Vnews

Monday, October 14, 2013

OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet: To protect and to serve

OtterBox has been making protective 5s iphone cases otterbox commuter magnet since 1998, making the company the great-granddaddy of the entire huge smartphone/tablet case market. The company announced a new member of the family yesterday, introducing the Commuter Series Wallet (US$44.95) for the iPhone 5/5s.

We've been seeing a lot of different wallet cases lately, many of which are more wallet (think leather) than protective case. OtterBox has taken the protection of the Commuter Series cases and merged it with a slide-out drawer-like back that can hold up to three credit or ID cards and one folded bill.

Like the other members of the Commuter Series, the Wallet wraps your iPhone 5 or 5s in rubbery silicone that is then surrounded by a tough polycarbonate shell. The screen is covered with a stick-on screen protector (it leaves space for the Touch ID-enabled home button of the iPhone 5s), so your preciousss is going to be in good hands while living in the Commuter Series Wallet.

There's a silicone door that covers the Lightning port, another one that covers the headphone jack, and soft buttons that cover the volume toggle and power switch. Installing the case is a piece of cake, although it takes some muscle to take it back off.

Once the case is on your iPhone 5, you can rest assured that whatever you put into the wallet "drawer" is going to stay put. It makes an audible "click" when shut, and requires a bit of pressure to open. I can verify that two credit cards and a driver's license fit into the case snugly, but I had no cash with which to check out the "one folded bill" claim...

If there's one negative I can find with the Commuter Series Wallet, it's that it's somewhat difficult to get cards out -- a small ramp on the bottom edge of the drawer would have made it a bit easier to slide cards out. As it is, you have to kind of pick them out with your fingers.

The Commuter Series Wallet is available now from OtterBox in black and glacier (white hard shell with gray silicone), and will soon be available in primrose (pinkish hard shell with light gray silicone). The case weighs just 2.0 ounces (56.7 grams), not bad considering the level of protection it provides. Unsurprisingly, it's a little thick at .71 inches (1.8 cm), but when you consider that the case can eliminate the need to carry a separate wallet, that's not a real issue.

Check out the video below for a demonstration of the Commuter Series Wallet Case, and then read on for a chance to win one of these cases.


With the Commuter Series Wallet for iPhone 5/5s, OtterBox has entered the case wallet market with a bang. The case provides the excellent drop protection that the company's line is known for, and provides a convenient and secure way to carry an ID card and some credit cards.


  • Reasonably priced for a high-quality protective product
  • Very lightweight
  • Positive feedback on the drawer mechanism insures that your cards remain safely stowed
  • Excellent build quality

    It would be nice if the cards could just slide out with pressure from a thumb; as it is, they must be picked out of the drawer one by one.
Who is it for?

    The iPhone 5/5s owner who is looking both for the protection of one of OtterBox's Commuter Series cases and the convenience of not having to carry a separate wallet


Here are the rules for the giveaway:

  • Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, fill out the form below completely and click or tap the Submit button.
  • The entry must be made before October 8, 2013 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • One winner will be selected and will receive an OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet valued at $44.95
  • Click Here for complete Official Rules.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet Case Protects Your iPhone

If you're anything like me, you always have your smartphone with you. I always have a fear of losing something in my pocket, especially my car keys, so it drives me crazy to have a lot of things stuffed inside the pockets of my jeans. If you like to go a bit more minimalist and don't want to have to carry your smartphone and your wallet, OtterBox has a new case that you might appreciate.

The case is called the Commuter Series Wallet and is available for the iPhone 5/5S and the Samsung Galaxy S4. This certainly isn't the first case on the market to offer wallet capability, but it does look like OtterBox's offering will hold more than a lot of other 5s iphone cases otterbox commuter jet on the market. OtterBox is also well-known for making cases that actually protects your phone in the event of a drop.

Rather than having slots, this smartphone case has a sliding drawer on the back that appears to be approximately a quarter of an inch deep. You can cram credit cards, driver's license, and cash inside the wallet drawer and have them with you at all times. The only downside I see is that the case is rather thick and might not fit in your pocket if you're the sort who wears skinny jeans.

The Commuter Series Wallet is available now from OtterBox for $44.95(USD).

Source: Technabob

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10 Best iPhone 5s Slo-Mo Videos

The iPhone 5s iphone cases that charge comes with a unique camera mode that no other iPhone model has - not even the iPhone 5. Users are able to shoot video at 120 frames per second to allow for slow motion playback. This essentially means that videos play back four times slower than normal speed, since most video is shot at 30 frames per second (30 x 4 = 120 frames per second).

If you're not familiar with how slow-motion video works, the camera essentially captures 120 frames every second (compared to 30 frames per second with regular cameras). Then, it plays that video back at 30 frames per second, which results in a slow-motion effect. The higher number of frames that can be captured per second, the slower the video plays back.

Needless to say, the iPhone 5s's "Slo-Mo" feature is pretty cool, and users have already made a ton of nifty and funny videos showing off the capabilities of the phone's camera. Here are a few of them that we particularly enjoyed.

This first one might be a little odd, but it shows how much detail the iPhone 5s's camera can capture. We've seen highly-detailed photos of the eye's iris, but it's impressive to see it detailed using a smartphone's camera - nonetheless getting a slo-mo view of the pupil dilating.

This next one is probably the weirdest slo-mo video you'll see, and it might be a little gross for some, but it shows the uvula in the throat moving around in slow motion. Enjoy.

We've seen plenty of iPhone drop tests, but this is the first iPhone drop test to be recorded in slow motion using another iPhone. It's not as slow as we would like a drop test to be, but it still shows interesting angles of an iPhone 5c drop test.

This one is more of the artistic slo-mo videos shot with the iPhone 5s. Of course, we wouldn't be surprised if we saw more and more artistic slo-mo videos shot with the iPhone 5s, but here's one to whet your appetites.

One of the interesting things about slo-mo video is that it also slows down the audio, which lowers the pitch, making regular dialogue sound like slow-talking ogres. For this little yorkie puppy, he sounds like a full-grown lion when his bark is slowed down.

This video is a quick slo-mo demonstration of a BMXer showing off his street freestyle skills.

It wouldn't be slow motion video without the explosions. This is one of the more impressive explosions that we've seen recorded with the iPhone 5s.

This iPhone drop test is a bit different; instead of recording another iPhone being dropped, the iPhone 5s recording the slo-mo video is the one being dropped, and the result is quite impressive, but it might give you vertigo, so be warned.

This video consists of a montage of slo-mo footage recorded with the iPhone 5s, from large groups of people shopping in the mall, to folks playing basketball.

As the last iPhone 5s slo-mo video on the list, I'm including an obligatory slo-mo video that I recorded of my nephew sneezing and coughing in slow motion (don't worry; he's not sick here). It's definitely entertaining to watch.

Source: Gottabemobile

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hydroflex Launches High-Tech Composite Skateboards


iReach/ Surfboard manufacturer Hydroflex Technology LLC is launching today a high-end skateboard line through in order to raise the capital needed to set up for production and bring the product to consumers.

The skateboards are built like surfboards, using only foam, fiberglass and resin. The boards are light, strong and waterproof, due to their patented 3D-Glassing TM Technology. The deck is made of a signature honeycomb core enhanced with radiating colors, evoking an eye candy effect.

The decks patented 3D bonding structure is based on biomimetic principles and connects both sides of the deck. This ensures the boards are responsive and durable.

"We started using excess materials from surfboard production to build cruiser skateboards that we could use to skate around the factory, get lunch and check the surf", founder Rouven Brauers explains. After a number of friends and business partners took notice and wanted a board for themselves, the Hydroflex team started to look at the idea more in depth to further build prototypes and to develop the product.

"We wanted to go beyond existing limits of deck construction and bring something totally new to market" Hydroflex CEO Rich Ciesco explains. "A board with a fresh look and outstanding riding characteristics."

After thoroughly testing the boards, Hydroflex will now launch on kickstarter with three models: A micro cruiser, mini cruiser and a longboard. The mini cruiser will also be offered in a co-branded edition with Lost Surfboards. All boards will be available in a wide variety of colors. Project backers can also choose the ultimate design edition that enables them to design and shape their own skateboard.

Source: Broadwayworld

Research and Markets: European Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Report 2013

<codesp>Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the"Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings (European)" report to their offering.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

iPad 5 fingerprint sensor now very likely: Front panel fits iPhone 5S home button 'perfectly'

It's looking more and more likely that Apple's coming iPad 5 will will indeed have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 5s iphone iphone 5s cases otterbox personalize.

Looking at all the unreleased iPad components he's been able to amass Unbox Therapy 's Lewis Hilsenteger had an idea. While it involved performing gadget surgery on his own iPhone 5S, it just may have been worth it.

Because, as you can see, the iPhone 5S' fingerprint sensor fits the home button opening on the iPad 5′s front panel perfectly:

As Hilsenteger himself says, of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple actually ships hardware. But this seems too perfect to be accidental. The old iPhone 5 home button doesn't fit the new iPad front panel, and the newest home button from the iPhone 5S fits exactly.

"It almost looks like it was designed to go in there," Hilsenteger says.

Adding Touch ID to a tablet will be something that business users will greatly appreciate. Apple has a new focus on enterprise this year, and the iPad is leading the charge there. Touch ID will be extremely helpful to businesses that want to keep corporate secrets secret, without forcing users to change their passcodes every couple of week.

"iPads are 88 percent of all tablet activations in enterprise," Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said in July.

Apple's iPad 5S will likely be launched this month in preparation for the Christmas shopping season. The device looks to be lighter and smaller than the existing iPad 4, while retaining the same large screen size. In addition, it will almost certainly have the iPhone 5S's outstanding new 64-bit A7 chip, with the new M7 graphics processor.

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Source: VentureBeat