09/04/2013, Earlier today, the Qualcomm Toq was announced by Qualcomm’s CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs at Uplinq, and we managed to grab the Toq that Rob Chandhok (Qualcomm SVP) had with him. As you can see, the smart watch design is slightly big, just like other products in this category. At the moment, there is no way around this since the technology is getting just small and low-power enough to enable […]
09/04/2013, We’re sure you’ve been salivating over the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, but if you’re a fan of the company’s previously released tablets, especially tablets in the Galaxy Note family, then you have something to look forward to as well. Samsung has just announced a new Galaxy Note 10.1 during an event hosted in Berlin earlier today.
09/04/2013, We all know that a large part of photos and videos are shot from smartphones, and the point-and-shoot camera market share is shrinking. According to a NPD Group study published in December 2011, consumers now take more than a quarter of all photos and videos on smartphones. Inventing the next-generation camera that will be competitive in the smartphone market has become a necessity for manufacturers. Sony has often been at […]
09/04/2013, At IFA 2013, Sony introduces the Vaio Tap 11, a tablet-PC that is super-thin (0.39”) and comes with a detachable keyboard-cover. This is a beautiful design, and it turns out that this is NOT a slow computer. Despite its small internal volume, the Vaio Tap 11 can use the latest Intel Core processor – up to Core i7, says Sony. This is quite a feat for a device that would […]
09/03/2013, At IFA 2013, HTC introduces the HTC Desire 601, a mid-range smartphone that is built around the same design language as the HTC One (not exactly the same), but optimized to reach a price point that would make it much more affordable. HTC hasn’t revealed any pricing yet, most likely because wireless carriers will define and announce their own prices.
09/02/2013, Nearly a couple of weeks after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement within the time span of one year, here we are with yet another earth shattering news from Microsoft – the software giant has officially dropped some estimated $7.18 billion to purchase Nokia’s core cellphone business, which marks a rather bold move in an attempt to play catch up with other players such as Apple and Samsung in […]
09/02/2013, Lenovo just released the ThinkPad S440 and ThinkPad S540 Ultrabooks which are aimed at professionals who want to have a sturdy, but relatively light laptop that IT managers will love. As you may have guessed, the S440 is a 14” laptop, while the S540 is the 15” version. This kind naming is not really new at Lenovo, at least for those who follow their products on a regular basis.
08/28/2013, Zite is the news application that was bought by CNN in August 2011, its 2.0 version was launched for iOS in December 2012, and today, Android devices owners will get access to Zite 2.0. The company is going full force to Google, so the lucky people who could afford the $1500 Google Glass will be able to enjoy the wearable Zite experience. I had the opportunity to try Zite […]
08/26/2013, At Ubergizmo, in addition to our two Canon EOS-50D we carry the NEX-5N – we bought all those devices – to shoot videos during briefings and conferences, and we are overall very happy with the photo quality and the high quality microphone that can be attached to the body. So we were quite excited when we could briefly get our hands on the new Sony NEX-5T that has a similar […]
08/26/2013, Sony just made the α3000 (alpha 3000) official. As previous web rumors indicated, it is an entry-level “DSLR-style” (design-wise) camera which is built for those who like the “feel” of DSLR cameras, without diving into complex image capture settings. Basically, the goal is to marry DSLR-like image quality and lens options flexibility, with the ease of use of a point and shoot. In short, the Sony a3000 could satisfy a […]
08/23/2013, When most people think of Steve Ballmer, they probably think of Microsoft second, with the first image being a high-energetic employee who always gave his all during his speeches. Today, Microsoft has announced the legendary Steve Ballmer will be retiring from his CEO position within the year.
08/22/2013, The HTC One has finally made its way to Verizon. This is a product launch that was rather anticipated by a number of Verizon customers who were ready to upgrade their handset. This is now done, and the HTC One should be available right now for $199 (new contract) in the Verizon channels.
08/13/2013, The rumors were true: the Samsung’s 55” Curved OLED TV has become available today at select locations on the U.S retail market, for the price of $9000. Named, Samsung KN55S9C, this TV is already available in Korea and uses the same “floating” design language introduced for the first time at CES for a non-curved display. The concept remains the same: the fame around the TV is designed to make the […]
08/07/2013, Emotiv, the company that has pioneered Electroencephalography (EEG) for the consumer market is working on a new product with more sensors. If you are not familiar with EEG, it is the recording of the brain’s electrical activity via sensors on the scalp. The technology was initially used to study sleep disorders or diagnose coma conditions. However, the technology can also be applied to basic game controls, and that’s how it […]