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14 August 2013

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a Photo Ninja update, a 41-Mp camera in a watch, Mac Pro pricing and a VueScan update.

  • PictureCode has released its $129 Photo Ninja 1.1 [M] with a new demosaicing algorithm that addresses cameras that lack antialiasing filters, a new noise reduction algorithm, a Photoshop format plug-in and more. We continue to test Photo Ninja here but (and it could just be us) find Adobe Camera Raw wrings more wine out of the tablecloth.
  • The $1,200 Hyetis Crossbow is "designed, engineered in Geneva and made in Switzerland" (or will be when it's launched) with a 41-megapixel camera built into the frame and pointing out at 12 o'clock rising at a slight angle off the wrist. It will have an LED flash but no other camera details are available. WiFi, Bluetooth and Near Field Communication will connect the device to your other gear, according to the company.
  • Marco Arment speculates that the new Mac Pro "are going to be expensive," based on AnandTech's price lit of its CPUs. "I'd be very surprised," he writes, "to see the new Mac Pro's entry price below $3,500, and for a CPU that makes the Mac Pro barrier worth crossing, I think we're talking $5,000 and up."
  • Hamrick Software has released VueScan 9.2.23 [LMW] with support for 16 more Brother scanners and the Epson Expression 11000XL, duplex scanning on the Canon MX920 and a fix for Canon MP495 1200-dpi scans.

More to come...

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