Today, we review the Samsung NX mini, go hands-on with the world's first video arcade machine, take a look at Acton's RocketSkates and learn about visual effects techniques used in the Game of Thrones. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
Samsung's latest mirrorless shooter, the NX mini, is cheap ($450), lightweight and has a flip-up LCD that's perfect for selfies. This camera's compact size makes it extremely pocketable, but those with larger hands be warned -- it has very petite controls.
They may look like Teletubbies, but these colorful contraptions are actually a few of the world's first video arcade machines. Produced in 1971 by the minds behind the Atari, these devices had plenty of glitter and diodes, but weirdly no RAM, processor or ROM.
Tired of simply promenading the sidewalk? Strap on Acton's new RocketSkates and you'll get 45 minutes of effortless cruising, at 12 miles per hour. Contrary to the name, however, these skates aren't really powered by rockets.
Even the incredibly deep pockets of HBO can't make dragons real or build 700-foot tall ice walls. So Game of Thrones relies on effects house Mackevision to bring its creatures and vistas to life.
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- Key specs
- Type Mirrorless interchangeable lens
- Lens mount Samsung NX
- Resolution (effective) 20.5 megapixels
- Sensor size 0.52 x 0.35 inches
- Memory card microSD (microSDHC)
- Dimensions 4.33 x 2.44 x 0.91 in
- Weight 5.6 oz
- Released 2014-04