For its Summer Road Trip campaign, American Express is offering a couple of Ford Fusion Hybrids for $14,337 each on Thursday. The offer comes through the company's Daily Wish Web site, which promotes daily special offers on a variety of products.
Of course, you have to have an American Express card to participate. To purchase the Fusion Hybrid, you will also have to log in at a currently undisclosed time and be the first of two customers to push the buy button. According to the Daily Wish site, it will reveal the sale time on Thursday, although signing … Read more
Tim O'Reilly has built a compelling media business by "watching the alpha geeks" and using them as a compass to determine where the mainstream market will follow. Other companies like Google and Facebook, however, seem intent on building their own empires by largely ignoring this geek elite.
It turns out that the wants and needs of mainstream users can differ significantly from those of the technology elite. Geoffrey Moore figured this out years ago in his classic Crossing the Chasm.
Apparently some people missed the memo.
Silicon Valley and the techno-babblers have expressed dismay at Facebook's … Read more
Canon's PowerShot S90 continues to be one of the most popular cameras on CNET, but it is expensive and really targeted at a prosumer user. The SD4000 IS announced Tuesday brings some of the S90's features--primarily its f2.0 lens--to the masses in a body design intended to be stylish or, in other words, less serious-looking than the S90.
The camera is also the company's first to feature a high-speed backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, though it's still the typical compact camera-size sensor, 1/2.3-inch type. This sensor means Canon is finally able to offer features that … Read more
Canon's CanoScan 8800F has been enduringly (and somewhat endearingly) popular on our site, despite the fact that we've never reviewed it. Though it's closing in on 3 years old, which is practically ancient in many of the other product categories we cover, there isn't a lot of technological development either, so it's refreshing not to be barraged with artificially differentiated products for a change. That said, Canon's latest CanoScan, the 9000F, follows up the veteran photo scanner at about $50 more, with a resolution boost for slide and film scans and improved power consumption.
Here's how it compares with its cheaper sibling, as well as its main competitors:… Read more
That's not all. The hacker also managed to wire the controls (presumably via hardware) so the shutter button on the SLR would trigger the shutter on the compact. If that's not enough, a "popup" flash was also made to complement the contraption. Last but not least, the start-up screen on the point-and-shoot would display "AE-1 Program Digital." … Read more
Every year, compact camera manufacturers announce their latest models in January and February. Many of them are refreshes or replacements of models released in the third quarter of the previous years. That leaves a whole lot of inventory for retailers to get rid of, which translates into potentially big discounts on cameras that are less than a year old.
I've collected up a dozen of these deals worth considering in the slideshow below. Several of them have had $100 knocked off their original prices; one is even marked down $150 (though that still might not be enough to get … Read more
Most of the past two months for me have been spent testing and reviewing Canon's 2010 PowerShot compact and ultracompact cameras. Why? Because CNET's readers really, really like them. The last one completed was the SX210 IS, the company's 14-megapixel compact megazoom featuring a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens and a 14x zoom.
Like its predecessor, the SX200 IS, the design is less than perfect, which dragged its overall rating down. However, for anyone wanting semimanual and manual controls paired with a long lens jammed into a compact body, this is likely to be the best option.
I don'… Read more