Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2012: Hands-On

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 we’re pretty much reaching the limit of how thin laptops can be, and this one is about “two iPhones thick”. Fortunately, being slim isn’t the only quality of the Lenovo X1 […]


Bing New Architecture: Introducing Snapshot and Social Sidebar

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, dividing the search activity in 3 distinct areas: Core Web Results, Snapshot and Sidebar (see picture in the complete article – or watch the demo).On the left, Core Web […]


Samsung Galaxy S3 Preview

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 report.The Galaxy S3 shape is nicely designed to be curvy, natural to hold, and “human” (or at least, “organic”) as Samsung would put it. I’m pretty sure that there […]


HTC EVO 4G LTE: First Impressions

 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, includes two potential industry shifting technologies: HD Voice, which practically eliminates background ambient noise calls, and a camera that can shoot both HD video and 5 MP still photos simultaneously.Perhaps more importantly to Sprint, just […]


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HTC Titan 2 Hands-On

[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 original Titan. In fact, most people will have a hard time distinguishing the two. At the back, it is easier to tell which […]


Huawei Honor Unboxing, and first impressions

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 clean both in the front and the back. While the design is neat, the phone does not “feel” as high-quality as high-end competitors on the […]


Panasonic GF2 Hands-On

 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 today, and as a GF1 user, I thought that I would give you my take on it.The Panasonic GF2 is perceptibly smaller than the […]


Kinect Star Wars: Preview

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 game is still a work in progress. So what does it feels like?Mostly, Star Wars is very fun to try. At this […]


All New Nook: First Impressions

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, especially the least tech savvy readers.I got a chance to see the next-generation Nook in action at this morning’s introductory event. Unfortunately, they […]


BlackBerry Bold 9900 Preview

[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 (130g) Bold 9900 sports a 1.2 GHz single core processor with a high performance graphics processor (GPU), a 2.8” VGA (640×480 – 287 dpi) capacitive touch screen display, 4G/ HDSPA+ support, 5 MP […]


Galaxy Tab 8.9 Preview

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

[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 has a better rendering, offers more accessories choices and a better accuracy when it comes to fit a piece of clothing on the body. The added value […]


Samsung Galaxy S 2 Preview

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

Xperia Play Preview – We had some play time with it, and here’s the feedback from the front-lines