08/01/2013, Update: we have published our full review of the Moto X. With the new Moto X, Motorola has found three ways to fundamentally change how we use a smartphone: a voice command to wake it up for hands-free voice control, a screwdriver-like wrist twist to wake up the phone and camera to capture a photo within two seconds, and Active Display to provide the time and other notifications without having […]
07/24/2013, Google is attempting to make additional headway into the living room with the introduction of Chromecast, where this particular HDMI dongle that measures no more than 2″ in length, will be able to mirror content that is viewed nearby on a choice of devices – be they tablets, smartphones or computers. Underneath the hood, it basically runs on a simplified version of Chrome OS, and you do need a USB […]
07/24/2013, The first Tegra 4 handsets have not yet reached the market that NVIDIA is already showing its next-generation mobile chip codenamed “Logan” (the first name of super-hero Wolverine) at SIGGRAPH. Details on the SoC itself are pretty scarce since NVIDIA wants to tease its next mobile graphics architecture, which also happens to be the current PC graphics architecture which is codenamed “Kepler”. To be clear, the while system on a […]
07/22/2013, Sandisk has just revealed a couple of brand new products: the Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive (16GB-32GB), and Sandisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. Both are WiFi-based storage units and the main idea behind them is to serve mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. As smart devices become more powerful, people consume and create more and more data with them. Additionally, mobile displays and imaging capabilities have reached a level of […]
07/17/2013, In addition to releasing new consumer SSDs, Samsung introduces the XS1715 SSD which is designed for “Enterprise” applications, which means that it is cutting-edge and expensive (from a consumer’s perspective). Since cost is a secondary concern, the performance has to be brilliant, and the numbers are indeed quite impressive: with a capacity of 1.6TB the XS1715 is capable of a theoretical 3000MB/sec sequential read speed, which would be great to […]
07/17/2013, Samsung SSD 840 EVO | Samsung has introduced a new line of Solid State Drives (SSD) aimed at the consumer market. The SSD 840 EVO will come in capacities of 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB.
07/15/2013, You may have followed the worldwide reveal of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite with us on June 20th in London, but today Samsung is starting to take pre-orders and announces the in-store availability of this computer on July 28. If you are not yet familiar with the ATIV Book 9 Lite, it is a 3.48lbs AMD-powered laptop (quad-core, 1.4GHz) that comes with a 128GB SSD drive, 4GB of RAM […]
07/11/2013, The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone has finally been officially announced. It is an AT&T exclusive, available from July 26th for $299.99 on contract.
07/09/2013, Pearltrees is a powerful application that allows people to browse and organize web content visually. This “crowed sourced library”, started on the desktop web in 2009, became mobile in 2011 with the launch of the iPad application soon followed by the iPhone version in 2012. Pearltrees counts now over 2 million monthly active users who have collected 50 million pearls, the iPad and iPhone apps are consistently rated 5 stars […]
07/08/2013, When it comes to desktop PCs, All-in-One is the new hot category that every manufacturer wants to get right, knowing that desktop PC shipments are stagnating at best. Today, Lenovo has just expanded its All In One (AIO) portfolio with the latest addition to their family, the ThinkCentre M93z All-in-One Desktop PC powered by the 4th generation Intel Core processors (aka Haswell). The new Lenovo M93z is said to offer […]
07/08/2013, Intel officially introduced its 4th generation Intel Core processor family (aka “Haswell”) last month at Computex in Taiwan and today, Lenovo launched a few new desktop PCs powered by the new chip, including the ThinkCentre M93p Tiny. Lenovo claims that the M93p “packs huge performance into a tiny form factor” and is “the most energy efficient ThinkCentre desktop ever”. Well, we have not tested it so we cannot take the company’s […]
06/26/2013, Fresh off the presses, the Sony DSC-RX100 M2 (Mark II) comes in addition of the existing RX-100, which it will supplement and bring a 41% improvement in noise reduction during low-light photography and a 10% faster auto-focus (AF). The new model comes with a huge 1-inch BackSide Illuminated Sensor (BSI), and this particular size is very big for a BSI sensor. If you are not familiar with BSI, it is […]
06/26/2013, Sony has officially announced the Sony DSC-RX1R, a special version of the high-end “full-frame” DSC-RX1 with the low-pass filter (anti-aliasing, or AA) physically removed from the camera. The RX1 has won awards for its size/performance ratio, so why remove the AA from such a camera? If anything, one may think that you would want anti-aliasing to avoid unwanted noise in the photos. Well, it depends. For most situations, anti-aliasing is […]
06/26/2013, NVIDIA has just announced that it will delay the shipment of its SHIELD Android game console to “July” (from June 27) as it has found a mechanical issue in (what is probably) the first batch of product. According to NVIDIA, a “3rd party” component is the root cause. We don’t know anything about the severity of the problem but since NVIDIA builds all the critical components, it can’t be that […]