10/31/2013, Google has just announced the Nexus 5 (official page) without fanfare on its website. The Nexus 5 is a highly anticipated handset which is mostlybased on the excellent LG G2 hardware. As usual, the new Nexus phone is going to represent the latest “pure Android” experience and it will come with Android 4.4, code-named KitKat. The official details are just starting to surface, but we know that unlike past Nexus […]
10/29/2013, Lenovo just announced two new Android Tablets (4.2.2), called Yoga Tablet 10 and Yoga Tablet 8. They are very affordable tablets ($249 and $299) designed around large battery capacities of 6000mAh and 9000mAh (for reference the iPad 4 had around 11000mAh, and the Nexus 7 2013 has 3950mAh), thanks to their very particular design. The battery is housed into the circular section at the top of the display, which allows […]
10/28/2013, When SHIELD launched, NVIDIA has promised to deliver OS updates as fast as they can, so SHIELD is now getting an Android 4.3 update today. There are a number of interesting things in 4.3, but the most important in terms of gaming has to be OpenGL ES 3.0, which makes new graphics features available to developers – unfortunately, Tegra 4 is not ES 3.0 compliant. There are quite a few, […]
10/28/2013, It didn’t take long: the iPad Air has just launched and you can be sure that a tsunami of accessories are coming out. Among them, the keyboards and covers are extremely coveted by users to be productive but also to protect the iPad’s aluminum from potential scratches and other dangers that lurk in bags and backpacks. Logitech is covering this market quite extensively with no less than four new products, […]
10/23/2013, Professional social network LinkedIn has announced significant mobile initiatives today: a brand new iPad app, LinkedIn Intro – a connection from email apps directly to LinkedIn, and an updated Pulse reader that will allow users to now only read news, but also follow exclusive content from LinkedIn Influencers. At the heart of LinkedIn strategy is that the idea that “simple” is better and effectively means a multi-app strategy.
10/22/2013, As with all Apple products, we’ve gone through several months of rumors, speculation and alleged leaks for the next iPad. Today, Apple finally unveiled the latest iPad, which is the fifth-generation iPad, so without further ado, let’s get down to business to see what exactly you can expect from the latest tablet.
10/22/2013, Finally, Windows Phone 8 gets true leading hardware: with the Nokia 1520, the Microsoft platform obtains its first high-end large-display smartphone equipped with a 1080p display and the latest Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm. This couldn’t have come fast enough and Nokia is making history here. This time, Nokia didn’t hold back on the specification, and we are finally going to see a Windows Phone that can go head to […]
10/21/2013, It is official, the Blackberry Messenger app has been released on Android and iOS (search for “BBM” in the store), and we’re looking forward to telling you more about it. Before you get too excited, you should also be aware that there is a virtual “waiting list” since BlackBerry apparently wants to ramp this up in a somewhat controlled way. Since BBM is one of the most-used BB service, the […]
10/18/2013, NVIDIA has been busy: after formally introducing G-Sync, the company has also announced that its SHIELD Android device will get a “Console Mode” in which SHIELD acts as a gaming box connected to the TV (paired with a 3rd party wireless controller). Not surprisingly, this is a feature that users asked for as soon as NVIDIA showed this console at CES 2013. This also opens the gate to something even […]
10/17/2013, Now that Windows 8.1 is rolling out, PC OEMs are updating their line of laptops, and Samsung is coming up with an updated ATIV Book 9 Plus laptop which now comes with Intel’s 4th Gen Core i7 processor, and of course, Windows 8.1. Samsung will continue to supply the version powered by a Core i5 CPU so the i7 updates aims the most demanding users who may want the extra […]
10/16/2013, After having been leaked a couple of days ago, the Sony A7 and A7R have now gone “official”. Both cameras use the E-mount and share lenses with the Sony NEX Series. The FE premium lenses for full-frame sensors would be more adequate, but there are so few of them… Those cameras are the full-frame monsters that die-hard fans were hoping for, and they respectively use impressive 36 and 24 Megapixel […]
10/16/2013, Sony has just announced the RX10, a 24-200mm (about 8X optical zoom) fixed lens camera that has a fixed (and large!) f2.8 aperture. This is really interesting in terms of specifications, because it’s not easy to find this type of f2.8 (constant) zoom lens in compact cameras. The sensor of the RX10 is the same as the one found in the (awesome) Sony RX100 II camera, and if you are […]
10/15/2013, Sony has announced that its large-display Android phones XPERIA Z Ultra and XPERIA Z1 are (finally) available in the U.S market, but only as unlocked phones, available directly on Sony.com. Both are going to be sold at the usual unlocked price range for high-end smartphones, which means $669.99 for the XPERIA Z1 and $649.99 for the XPERIA Z.
10/14/2013, Sonos has just launched Sonos Play:1, their latest, most compact and most affordable wireless speaker which has been designed to be very competitive in terms of power/size and affordability. It is a compact wireless audio system, but if you compare it with many other speakers, the size in itself isn’t impressively small. And that’s where the powerful audio comes in. The Play:1 sound is powerful and sounds quite nice with […]