DSLR Time! The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is a beast. Here’s proof.

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Last weekend I attended Fifth Round Fight Promotions’ “The Return” event in Stratford.  This event featured some of the best, most dedicated Muay Thai fighters in the Greater Toronto Area.  Our gym’s own Brad Kennedy headlined the main event, and the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA captured the moment beautifully when mounted onto my Sony NEX-5. This prime lens …

Hello, ‘Holo!

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First, I went to the HoloLens demo in Toronto’s Liberty Village back in October.  Then, I got excited.  And then I put down my name in for the unit.  And finally, after months of waiting, this email  arrived: But, could it be?  Yes!  My official invitation to buy the HoloLens!  But sadly, it isn’t that simple.  It’s good to see that …

How to (temporarily) un-root your Nexus 5/Nexus 7 so you can install OTA Android updates.

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Glad to hear that a few of you found my Marshmallow 6.0.1 rooting tutorial helpful!  Now, let’s follow up on something.  A rooted Android is a beautiful thing, but there’s only one drawback to having a rooted devices: over-the-air (“OTA”) updates can’t be installed like they would on a non-rooted devices.  If you try to install OTA updates on a …

The SteamVR Performance Test Tool is here, and you should download it

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Not long go, HTC and Steam finally let loose the HTC Vive COnsumer Edition’s preorder and delivery dates.  February 29, 2016 for preorders, and “full commercial availability in early April of this year.  And today, Steam released their SteamVR performance test.  At first, I thought that I was getting a fairly simple calibration package. Boy, was I wrong. The download weighed in …

How To: Root a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet (Marshmallow 6.0.1 Build# MMB29Q)

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You’ve probably heard this word before. Rooting your Android smartphone (or tablet).  It’s all the rage among people (like myself) who like to tinker with gadgets… especially expensive, handheld gadgets. “Rooting” your device simply means that we’re unlocking our phone’s software, and giving yourself full, administrative access over all of the smartphone’s functions.  It’s similar to jailbreaking an iPhone. Benefits of root …