Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and writes about processors, digital photography, AI, quantum computing, computer science, materials science, supercomputers, drones, browsers, 3D printing, USB, and new computing technology in general. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces. His first big scoop was about radioactive cat poop.
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VueScan Scanning Software - Software for getting more out of your scanner, including high bit depth DNG images. A useful thing if you want to use your scanner as a camera.
Naked Light 1.0 beta due this week - The programmer behind this Mac-only image-editing application seems a little taxed, but he says the 1.0 beta will ship this week. He's on a leave of absense to write it now, though.
YouTube - Pentax K20D - A useful video intro to the Pentax K20D from Pentax. I wish my camera had a built-in intervalometer.
Camera Lens Rentals - Online Lens Rentals for Canon Cameras - Another online lens rental outfit springs up. For example, $87 for two weeks with Canon's 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM or $20 for a week with the 1.4X or 2.0X extenders. Canon lenses only at this point. Another threat to higher-end local camera retailers.
Canon Powershot G9 Review - Luminous Landscape - For when you have to travel, it's pretty good. "The only great camera is the camera that's there with you when the light happens." It won out over the guy's Leica M8, which is saying something, but it's not quite a "keeper."
Xen 3.2.0 released--significant new features - Among the updates: PCI pass-through for better performance, Xen security modules, suspend to RAM, support for more bootloaders (probably important for getting along well with Windows, Mac OS X, and other operating systems).