Right here, right now
The Tech Savvy IssueFebruary 2013
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14Sony Xperia Z
Is the new water-resistant Xperia Z with its full-HD screen the flagshipthat Sony needs to stay relevant?
Dr Dre and his colleagues at Beats continue with their hot on-the-go sound,this time with the portable Beatbox. We turned the volume up to 11. At last we got to spend some time with Canon’s mirrorless EOS Mcamera. Impressive image quality and an easy to use touch-screenmade for a decent photograpic experience.
17Canon EOS M
I was becoming a bit addicted to Reddit.com, so when I drowned my HTCwhile fly-fishing, it was as good a time as any to go cold-turkey. Listeningto the echoes on Twitter soon followed, joining News24, IOL and TimesLive that I gave up last year.Disconnecting like that made me realise how much of a reality theinternet, social networks and constant news feeds actually create. In mostcases, the concerns, misgivings, fears, happiness and joys divulged inthis virtual world, were not my own, but emotionally it still had an effect.So, in this age of the internet, what if our most important commodity is notthis shared sphere of interaction, but rather what Terence McKenna refersto as “the felt presence of immediate experience”? Fatboy Slim actuallyboils it down to the essence – being “Right here, right now.”Fighting against my Reddit addiction is going well, but oh how I misspictures of Grumpy Cat…Enjoy the issue,Mike (email@example.com)The past Consumer Electronics Show 2013 was a good indication of whathot new gadgets are heading our way.
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