eCoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:25:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Olympus TG-3 Stylus Tough Digital Camera http://www.ecoustics.com/products/olympus-tg-3-stylus-tough-camera/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/olympus-tg-3-stylus-tough-camera/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:36:28 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/?p=120034 For 2014, Olympus announced its flagship rugged compact digital camera, the 16-megapixel STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 for $350. It features a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm–100mm), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi, and 1080p Full HD Video from anywhere. The all-weather compact camera is freezeproof to -10° (14°F), waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), shockproof […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/products/olympus-tg-3-stylus-tough-camera/feed/ 0 Nikon COOLPIX S810c Android Digital Camera http://www.ecoustics.com/products/nikon-coolpix-s810c-digital-camera/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/nikon-coolpix-s810c-digital-camera/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:59:46 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/?p=120030 Nikon just announced the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S810c Android-powered Wi-Fi digital camera for $350, which features backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for excellent low-light ability, and a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (with24x Dynamic Fine Zoom) to get the sharp shots from up close or far away. Further bolstering the low-light capability of the S810c, the […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/products/nikon-coolpix-s810c-digital-camera/feed/ 0 Fire at Samsung Backup Data Center Takes Services Offline http://www.ecoustics.com/news/fire-samsung-backup-data-center/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/fire-samsung-backup-data-center/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/fire-samsung-backup-data-center/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/fire-samsung-backup-data-center/feed/ 0 ‘Heartbleed’ Exploit Forces Healthcare.gov to Reset User Passwords http://www.ecoustics.com/news/heartbleed-exploit-forces-healthcaregov-reset/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/heartbleed-exploit-forces-healthcaregov-reset/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/heartbleed-exploit-forces-healthcaregov-reset/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/heartbleed-exploit-forces-healthcaregov-reset/feed/ 0 Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/sigma-18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-2/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/sigma-18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-2/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:00:11 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/sigma-18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-2/ The high price and short focal length make Sigma’s 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM a niche lens, but it’ll deliver high-quality images that justify the price. (7 out of 10) Pros Terrific image quality. Wide f/1.8 aperture Cons Short zoom doesn’t do much. May be overkill for APS-C users. Sigma’s 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ($800) is a […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/sigma-18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-2/feed/ 0 A Guide to the “BITLOCKER FATAL ERROR” Blue Screen of Death Error http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-8220bitlocker-fatal-error8221/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-8220bitlocker-fatal-error8221/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:44:35 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/a-guide-8220bitlocker-fatal-error8221/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-8220bitlocker-fatal-error8221/feed/ 0 Experian: Cord-Cutting on the Rise, Especially Among Netflix and Hulu Fans http://www.ecoustics.com/news/experian-cord-cutting-rise-netflix-hulu/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/experian-cord-cutting-rise-netflix-hulu/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/experian-cord-cutting-rise-netflix-hulu/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/experian-cord-cutting-rise-netflix-hulu/feed/ 0 Report: Nike Abandoning FuelBand Hardware Development for Software http://www.ecoustics.com/news/report-nike-abandoning-fuelband-hardware/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/report-nike-abandoning-fuelband-hardware/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/report-nike-abandoning-fuelband-hardware/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/report-nike-abandoning-fuelband-hardware/feed/ 0 Hitman GO Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hitman-go/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hitman-go/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:17:49 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/hitman/ Hitman Go turns the ol’ sneak-and-murder into a puzzling single-player board game with an eye-catching visual aesthetic. (9 out of 10) Pros Distills basic Hitman tropes into a puzzler format Difficulty ramps up nicely thanks to strong pacing Cons In-app purchases are obnoxious, unnecessary Death by plastic figurine. That’s a straightforward summation of Hitman […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hitman-go/feed/ 0 Chromecast Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/chromecast/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/chromecast/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/chromecast/ Streaming media around your home isn’t a new idea, but the rise of internet-based on-demand services like Netflix and iPlayer means that it’s becoming more and more popular as a way to watch TV. Chromecast, then, is an inexpensive media streaming adapter that turns any HDMI-equipped television into an app-driven smart TV when paired […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/chromecast/feed/ 0