Here are a couple tweets with their attached articles that sparked my interest today. I call them ReTweetables.
Live video stream of Apple’s September 1 event
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT
Live Video Streaming
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Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
The latest additions to Canon’s revolutionary XF series of professional camcorders are the XF105 and XF100 models – the smallest cameras ever to include the broadcast quality MPEG-2 Full HD recording codec (50Mbps, 4:2:2).
The XF100-series camcorders have been designed to offer highly portable Full HD recording and provide a market-leading combination of high specifications, mobility and versatility never seen before in their class. These models share many of the elite features already found in Canon’s groundbreaking XF305 and XF300 camcorders, to offer outstanding performance to users who want to shoot with a more compact model.
Terunori Tajiri, EMEA Video Product Manager, Canon Europe, explained: “The XF105 and XF100 are the next step in the expansion of Canon’s file-based professional camcorder line-up. A broadcast-standard MPEG-2 codec in such a compact body makes these new products unique, and will offer a level of HD image quality that was previously out of the reach of many users. The XF105 and XF100 will combine with XF305, XF300 and EOS DSLR cameras to offer a comprehensive range of Canon HD video tools for all sorts of applications.”
Videographers will soon be able to see the XF100-series models for the first time at two major imaging exhibitions in Europe – they’ll be on the Canon stands at the IBC 2010 exhibition at the RAI in Amsterdam (from 10-14 September), and at the Photokina 2010 show in Cologne, Germany, from 21-26 September.
Valve has done a lot for Mac gamers in the last few months: first releasing the popular Steam digital delivery service for OS X, then following by quickly releasing native ports of most of their catalog for Mac gamers to play. In fact, Valve managed to squirt all of their Source-engine games (including Half-Life 2, its’ episodic add-on packs, Team Fortress 2 and Portal)out the door, before their release schedule stalled due to performance issues inherent to OS X, leaving their two most resource-hungry games — the team-based zombie shooters Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead II in limbo.
Come Halloween, you’ll be blowing away zombies with the rest of your buddies, though. Now that Apple has ironed out the kinks in OS X through a graphics update, it seems like Valve is now getting ready to finally release the Left 4 Dead series to Mac gamers. You can now expect to be able to download Left 4 Dead and its sequel through Steam for Mac by October, along with the upcoming DLC mission pack, The Sacrifice, which bridges the stories of both titles and is fully playable under either game.