Freelance writing: Accounting Technician

by Dean on March 2, 2010

Sony Vaio P2 Freelance writing: Accounting Technician

Here are a few examples from the technology/gadgets columns that I’ve written for Accounting Technician magazine.

Sony Cyber-shot T90
Considering that the back of the Cyber-shot T90 features a 3-inch LCD, there’s very little extra room for traditional buttons. So this 12.1 Megapixel snapper is touchscreen-controlled, giving you quick and easy access to features such as enhanced face and smile detection. The T90’s optical SteadyShot technology minimises any image blur while the 720p movie mode is capable of capturing high definition (HD) video clips. It’s yours to own in black, blue, brown, silver or Barbie doll pink.

Netbooks are typically pitched as cut-down, cut-price alternatives to traditional laptops. But, as the existence of the beautiful VAIO P-series proves, Sony doesn’t really do ‘cheap’. The stylish VGN-P11Z, for example, costs £750. But what you get for your money is an ultra-lightweight laptop with a fast processor, incredible 8-inch display, 2GB of memory and 60GB-worth of storage. Wi-Fi connectivity is supplemented by 3G mobile broadband. How small is it? Sony’s adverts show it fitting into the back pocket of a pair of jeans…

Sony Ericsson Satio
Poor old Sony Ericsson. Once a mobile phone colossus, it’s since been toppled by the likes of Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC. Hopes of a revival are pinned firmly to the good-looking Satio, a lightweight, touch-sensitive smartphone that boasts a 3.5-inch (640×360 pixel) display, 8GB of memory, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

Sony Ericsson is keen to emphasise that the Satio can provide the “ultimate multimedia experience”. So new music, movies, apps and games can be easily downloaded from its PlayNow arena online store. While the inclusion of a 12.1 Megapixel camera with Xenon flash instantly makes the Satio one of the most powerful camera phones around.

The return of 3D TV
While 2009 only teased the delights of 3D TV, this will be the year that stereoscopic technology really starts to fly. 3D has already been a big hit in cinemas, with Pixar’s Up and James Cameron’s eye-melting Avatar packing in the crowds.

Now it’s coming into your living room. Sky is planning to broadcast a mix of movies, entertainment shows and sporting events in 3D; 25 World Cup games from South Africa will be shown in 3D; while a new ‘Blu-ray 3D’ standard promises more jump-out-of-the-screen content this summer. Of course, you’ll need a 3D-capable telly. But LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, JVC and Sony will all be happy to sell you one.

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