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The first public photo taken with an iPhone 5?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cameras, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors,

iPhone 5 camera sushi

The picture of delicious-looking sushi that you see above may have been taken with an iPhone 5. PocketNow is reporting that the EXIF data from the image indicates that it was taken with an iPhone 4, however, prior to cropping, the image weighed in at almost 8 megapixels--much higher than the iPhone 4 limit of 5 megapixels. The iPhone 5 has been long-rumored to sport an 8 megapixel image.

This (very attractive) photo claims to have been taken by an iPhone 4, but the rest of its EXIF data tells a different story: although the image has been cropped to 2235x2291 (5.12 megapixels), the original picture was a much larger 3264x2448 -- or just shy of eight megapixels. What's more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4's actual 3.85mm f/2.8.

The image has since been removed from Flickr, and it's been confirmed that it awas posted by an Apple iOS software engineer.


Jeremy Piven Blames Sushi for Broadway Cancellation

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories:

Jeremy PivenSome celebrities blame vertigo for their absences, others chalk it up to simple “exhaustion.” But up until now, I doubt anyone has pleaded guilty to an overconsumption of sushi.

After missing several performances of Speed-the-Plow earlier this week (that’s the same play Madonna once starred in), Entourage star has abruptly left the Broadway production. A high level of mercury is apparently the reason for the Piven’s medical leave.

A twice-a-day sushi meal and a regular intake of Chinese herbs are believed to be the factors behind Jeremy’s illness. A high level of mercury can apparently lead to cause cardiac arrest, kidney failure, even psychiatric problems

After hearing skeptical comments about Jeremy’s excuse (playwright David Mamet joked that his Piven was “leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer”), the actor’s physician came to his defense. According to Dr. Carlon Colker, the 43-year-old had been feeling ill for some time. When Colker discovered that Piven had a mercury level “almost six times the upper limit of normal and allowable,” he warned the producers back on December 10.

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Solid Alliance USB Sushi Drives

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, Software,

USB Sushi DrivesFor those who like their memories fresh, Solid Alliance has a new set of USB flash drives. Available in Salmon Roe, Tuna and Ebi Sushi, they are also offering a Firefly Squid designed by artist Tappei Maruyama to make it more realistic. Made of PVC,  each is 1.5 x 2-inches in size and holds 2GB of memory. The first three will set you back $59.99 apiece, while the squid can be yours for $69.99.

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Homemade Sushi, Anyone?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Sushi RollerWe adore sushi, but it is quite an expensive treat. Bandai Namco has the answer with its Automatic Sushi Roller. Place seaweed, rice, seafood, and veggies in the orange machine. Turn the rollers and you are all set to impress your dinner guests. This device seems to be based on the age-old cigarette rollers that never worked quite right. By the way, we just have one nit to pick. It’s not automatic if you have to turn the thing yourself. The gadget is available from Bandai for 2940 Yen (~$25.00.)         

Read More | Bandai Namco (translated) via Tokyo Mango