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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Hands-On)

05/15/2012, Lenovo has announced the Lenovo X1 Thinkpad Carbon, which is the world’s thinnest 14″ laptop at this time. We’ve had some hands-on time with it, and it is an extremely interesting laptop. Clearly, thinness is nice it itself, but...

Bing New Architecture: Introducing Snapshot and Social Sidebar

05/10/2012, This morning, we were at a press conference at Microsoft’s offices in San Francisco to see a demo of the revamped Bing search engine.  Touted as a “new approach to search” by Microsoft, the new architecture features a three columns design,...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Preview

05/03/2012, After covering the launch earlier today and posting about the official specs and info, it’s time for something a little more personal. We’ve had the opportunity to have some hands-on time with the Samsung Galaxy S3, and here is a first-hand...

HTC EVO 4G LTE: First Impressions

04/04/2012,   It’s rare for a new smartphone to incorporate one paradigm-shifting enhancement. Two ground-breaking features is as rare as steak tartare. But Sprint’s new HTC EVO 4G LTE, which becomes available for pre-order on May 7 for $199.99,...

HTC Titan 2 Hands-On

01/10/2012, [CES 2012] HTC has launched the HTC Titan 2, and we had an opportunity to play with the device. If you’ve missed it, here is the skinny about the HTC Titan 2. From the outside, and especially from the front,  this version looks very much like the...

Huawei Honor Unboxing, and first impressions

12/06/2011, We’ve just received this Huawei Honor, aka Huawei U8860, from Hong Kong and this is what in the box: the phone itself, a 1930mAh battery (!), a charger, documentation and a USB  cable. The phone itself is light (weight w/ battery) and its design is...

Panasonic GF2 Hands-On

06/14/2011,   You may have seen that the Panasonic GF3 has been just launched (after many leaks), but this means that the Panasonic GF2 (which shipped in Feb 2011) price might take a dive ($499 street price – today). I just happen to have one at the office...

Kinect Star Wars: Preview

06/08/2011, I had the opportunity to get my hands on the preview of Kinect Star Wars at E3 2011… ever since it was demonstrated last year, I was wondering how Jedi action would feel like on Kinect, and now, I have a partial answer. I say “partial” because the...

All New Nook: First Impressions

05/24/2011, In a decade from now, the physical book could be a quaint, archaic remnant of a by-gone past akin to wax records and black & white tube TVs, thanks to devices like the All-New Nook and the new Kobo Touch, essentially ereaders for the rest of us,...

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Preview

05/02/2011, [Blackberry World] Today, RIM unveiled its thinnest Smartphone to date, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 that features a touch interface alongside the “best keyboard ever”, according to RIM. At only 10.5 mm, the super-thin and relatively lightweight...

Galaxy Tab 8.9 Preview

03/25/2011, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Preview - this preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 goes over the strengths and weaknesses of the 8.9-inch form factor, and the custom changes that Samsung made to Honeycomb

Webcam Social Shopper: Augmented Reality Dressing Room

03/06/2011, [DEMO Spring 2011] Webcam Social Shopper by Zugara is the second product launched at DEMO featuring a virtual fitting room using augmented reality, and this one won a DEMOgod Award. However, like many people I talked to at the conference, I think Swivel...

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Preview

02/13/2011, Samsung Galaxy S 2 Preview: overall, the Galaxy S 2 seems to be a very good upgrade from the original version - especially when you consider the weight

Xperia Play Preview

02/13/2011, Xperia Play Preview - We had some play time with it, and here's the feedback from the front-lines