Canon debuts the PowerShot N which, among other features, includes a Facebook button for easy sharing. The point-and-shoot camera features a unique square design, allowing it to be rotated and held in a variety of orientations. Specs include a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens and a 2.8-inch capacitive-touch tilting LCD. Meanwhile, images are uploaded to the social network via the built-in WiFi. At $300.
The 57 year old Ballmer will stay on until a new CEO is chosen. Microsoft’s board has appointed a special committee to find Ballmer’s successor. Microsoft founded Bill Gates is part of the committee.
Ballmer’s legacy at Microsoft is mixed bag – at best. He has endured criticism for years that the software giant was slow to adapt – and invariably late to the party on the innovations of the last decade. From mobile devices, social media, Internet services, tablets and more, Microsoft has fallen behind companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook.
Nissan reports that the ZEOD can reach speeds of more than 186 mph. Word is that the ZEOD will race using both gasoline and electric power, using a system not far removed from what is currently employed by the Nissan Leaf. The car will travel approximately six laps in a charging mode, followed by another lap entirely on electric propulsion.
Performance-wise, the ZEOD is expected to take on other top-level prototypes run by Audi, Toyota and others.
Nissan recently announced that Lucas Ordonez will drive the ZEOD at Le Mans in 2014.
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Now there is the new Platinum Label. The Platinum Label, priced at about $110 a bottle, is designed to fit into the Johnnie Walker line of blended scotches, between the Black and Blue Labels. All the malts Johnnie Walker Platinum are at least 18 years old. The company’s tasting notes describe Platinum as, “…characterized by a sweet yet elegant Speyside style and subtle Islay smokiness.There is a waxy, fruity and sweet taste mixed with slight drying astringency and subtle smokiness.”
The Platinum Label will be a permenant addition to the Johnnie Walker lineup.