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 …

Well, ain’t this something.

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Sometimes, a DIY fix doesn’t go so well.  Especially when the item that you’re repairing is intentionally designed to discourage 3rd party servicing. Like my LG Nexus 5 smartphone, which crumbled into pieces (in one specific section of the device, at that). But sometimes people take notice of your best efforts.  And in my case, it was the fine folks over …

There’s a Robot Revolution happening in Denver, Colorado!

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If yo’re like me and grew up watching a lot of ’80s sci-fi (and even action) movies, you’d remember that there was no shortage of robot-themed flicks.  And it was wonderful.  At the time, robots were seen as the super-cool, “what if” outcome of human ingenuity/madness and often served as the plot point for a lot of big budget films. …

That “lithium mine vs oil sands mine” image that you’ve been seeing on Facebook? It’s 100% wrong.

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I’ve been seeing this image a lot on my Facebook feed, lately.  And as an EV enthusiast, I feel like I need to address it: But, hold the phone there.  That top image of the pockmarked, scarred landscape.  Is it really a lithium mine?  The answer is no.  That top, badly-compressed image is  ‘Escondida’, a copper mine in Antofagasta Region, …

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 …