toshiba encore miniThe Toshiba Encore Mini, a tablet which was first announced at the recently concluded IFA 2014 conference at Berlin, Germany, has finally hit the market, ready to arrive in the hands of many. It has been specially priced at $119.99 a pop, where the 7” Toshiba Encore Mini tablet will be powered by Windows 8.1 with Bing. This is the fully-featured version of the operating system after Microsoft decided to do away with the stifling OS licensing fees when it comes to devices that are no larger than 10”.

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barclaycardIf you happen to be a commuter in London, then here is some good news for you as the financial folks over at Barclaycard have started to launch the first batch of their wireless payment bracelet, where it is known as the bPay band. The bPay band was specially designed in order to ensure that your mornings get a little bit more “zip” than usual.

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shield tablet 32GB LTE 640x237NVIDIA has just announced that pre-orders for its SHIELD Tablet LTE have started. This comes within the timeframe originally hinted by NVIDIA, and the other important point is that the $399 LTE version has 32GB of local storage (vs. 16GB for the $299 WiFi only version). Read full post →NVIDIA LTE SHIELD Tablet Pre-Orders Start

leica v lux 550x359If you’re into taking photos of wildlife, chances are you might want to think about investing in a camera or a camera lens with a long zoom. This is because the long zoom allows you to study your subject in a more natural and relaxed state, as opposed to you shoving your camera in their faces. It is also a lot safer. Read full post →Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) With Zoom Lens Announced

leica d lux typ 109 550x325Thinking of picking up a new compact camera? Well Leica has you covered as the company has recently announced their latest Leica D-Lux camera (Typ 109) which will be added to the company’s D-Lux lineup. However as is the case with most Leica products, this camera does not come cheap as it comes with a price tag of £825.00, but if you like Leica’s products, this is probably one of their more affordable models.

So what will that amount of money get you? Well for starters the camera will sport a Micro Four Thirds sensor and will come with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 24-75mm lens attached to it. This is a rather bright lens and we can’t help but think of the Sony RX100 III which also comes with a fast lens in a compact body. Read full post →Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Announced

kindle paperwhite review text adjustment 640x427Piracy in the tech scene is rampant. After all with music, movies, and books becoming digital, what’s stopping people from downloading them instead of purchasing them legally, right? While movie studios and the music industry have been pretty aggressive (some might argue overly so) in chasing down pirates, the e-book industry hasn’t really made any waves, at least until recently.

HarperCollins Publishers and LibreDigital have recently announced that they will be adopting a new anti-piracy tool that will hopefully lead to less e-books from being pirated. This comes in the form of a newly announced Digimarc Guardian Watermark which basically embeds an invisible watermark in e-books. Read full post →E-Book Publishers Turn To Invisible Watermarks To Track Pirates

CineMate 15 1347 7 640x426As much as we’d all love to furnish our homes with huge speakers and that will allow us to enjoy our movies, TV shows, video games, and music at more epic levels, unfortunately there is the issue of space and pricing which can be a bit prohibitive. This means that we will need to start looking for devices that are a bit more space-friendly.

Well if you are, you’re in luck because Bose has officially announced two new speaker systems. This includes the CineMate 15 Home Cinema Speaker System and the Bose Solo 15 TV Sound System. Read full post →Bose CineMate 15, Solo 15 Speaker Systems Announced

SoundLink Color 1324 7 640x426If you’re in the market for new Bluetooth audio products, you might be interested to learn that Bose has recently unveiled the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker and the SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth headphones. As their name implies, both products will be part of Bose’s SoundLink range and will sport Bluetooth connectivity, so if you’re all about wireless, perhaps these are some products worth checking out.

Starting with the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker. This is a portable Bluetooth speaker that measures 12.8cm wide, 5.3cm deep, and 13.5cm high which according to Bose, should fit into most bags or even into the palm of your hand. The speakers will feature dual-opposing passive radiators and two transducers that Bose claims will provide a full range of sound and deep low-note performance. Read full post →Bose Unveils New SoundLink Bluetooth Speakers And Headphones

moto x 2014 review 14 640x426A couple of weeks ago, Motorola took the wraps off the new Moto X. The handset features some pretty decent specs and maintains some of the features and customization options that made the original Moto X an interesting and appealing smartphone. Now the good news is that if you liked what you saw in the new Moto X, you will be pleased to learn that AT&T has started to take pre-orders for it.

The handset is priced at $99 and will require you to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier. Alternatively if you’d rather not be tied down to AT&T, you will be able to pick up the handset off-contract and unlocked for $526, so we guess it really comes down to personal preference and the matter of freedom of choice. Read full post →AT&T Now Taking Pre-Orders For The New Moto X

leica m edition 60 2 640x428Back in the day of film cameras the early iterations of digital cameras, an LCD display was not a given. Most of the time if you wanted to frame your shot, you’d have to look through your viewfinder. There were also no menus and the only way to see what you have snapped would be to actually develop them.

Nowadays LCD displays and electronic viewfinders are aplenty, but it seems that Leica has decided to go back to the basics with the Leica M Edition 60. The launch of the camera is to mark the 60th anniversary of the Leica M3 which was released back in 1954 and according to Leica, helped set the tone of Leica’s M-series of cameras. Read full post →Leica M Edition 60: Back To The Basics