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Sony's (SNE) adding another CyberShot to its digital camera lineup. The TX5 is just ¾ inches thick and weighs in at about 5 ounces. But some serious picture taking power comes in this very small package, with a wide variety of great colors. The TX5 is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, plus a touchscreen that works under water. It's also shock-proof up to 5 feet and can be operated in extreme temperatures, from 14 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Sony expects the TX5 to be available mid-April, and it will carry a retail price of $349.99. Visit sonystyle.com to pre-order yours.
Nikon's new version of a digital compact camera, the Coolpix P100, offers a 26x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, which allows for a broad focal range as well as macro-focus to 1 centimeter. It also has an effective pixel count of 10.3 million pixels. You can also go from still photos to full HD movie mode, recording full movies with stereo sound just by hitting a button. It uses AA-batteries and can shoot about 840 images, or 7 hours of video, when fully charged. Check out nikon.com for the full specs. The Nikon Coolpix P100 is expected to ship this spring.
AT&T (T) is getting on the Android bandwagon by adding Motorola's (MOT) Backflip to its network. Customers can find the Backflip in stores and online starting March 7, instantly gaining access to AT&T's 3G network for $199.99 and a 2-year contract. You'll also need the smartphone data plan to put Backflip's HTML browser to use, with Wi-Fi connectivity and access to more than 20,000 apps via the Android Market. You can also take pictures and shoot video with the Backflip’s 5 MP camera. See more at att.com/backflip.
TV for $20
Los Angeles residents now have a chance to pay just $20 per month for TV. Sezmi just announced its all-in-one personal TV service available via Best Buy stores in L.A. Cable customers sick of paying $60 per month for channels they don’t watch can use Sezmi to access their favorite live TV, on-demand programs and web video. The Sezmi system itself costs $299, and comes with an HD media recorder that can hold up to 1,400 hours of preferred programming. If this is something you’re interested in, but you don’t live in L.A., don’t worry – Sezmi says it will make its Select Service available nationwide this spring. Its Select Plus plan will start to go nationwide this summer.
Don’t Miss a Beat
Online concert database Songkick has easily-accessible information for your favorite bands, venues and music festivals. The site has about 100,000 upcoming events listed on its site right now, with thousands more being added daily.
You can track concert tours across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia just by entering your e-mail address and city at Songkick.com. Once you’ve signed up, and added a list of the bands you’d like to follow, Songkick will send you alerts to let you know when and where the next concert is taking place, and tells you where you’ll find the cheapest tickets.
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