Samsung teases 'whole new Smart Hub' on Flickr feed, CES launch confirmed

Samsung teases 'whole new Smart Hub' on Flickr feed, CES launch confirmed





Samsung's HDTV-based Smart Hub is set to land a major refresh at CES, according to a trio of images and a product description that appeared on Flickr this evening. Like previous iterations, the software interface will provide access to real-time TV broadcasts, on-demand flicks, apps and photos, according to the site's image captions. The new version will feature a new background design, along with a "simplified" UI. While the on-screen interface appears to be new, the screen shot is presented atop last year's Series 8 model, including an identical stand and a built-in camera up top -- there's no hint at what hardware advances we may see in Vegas early next year. Samsung's CES press conference is on the books for the afternoon of Monday, January 7th, so we have less than two weeks to go before this new UI -- and a whole lot of HDTVs -- becomes official.












iriver’s SPINN portable media player

iriver’s SPINN portable media player





iriver has been busy this CES season, showing off a few new gadgets. They had already taken CNET’s Best of Show with their W7 and this new SPINN PMP looks like another nice addition. According to iriver the SPINN will have an “extremely intuitive user interface” featuring iriver’s new SPINN System Technology along with their System Toggle Wheel.

The SPINN PMP has a 3.2-inch TFT-LCD and can view MPEG4 video at up to 30 frames per second. The SPINN also includes the ability to plan music, view photos and has Bluetooth 2.0, an FM tuner, built-in microphone with voice recording, Flash 2.0 support, a text viewer and e-dictionary.

The iriver SPINN will be available in a 4GB, 8GB or 16GB model, however pricing and availability has not yet been announced.













Samsung confirms multi-window feature and Jelly Bean update for original Galaxy Note

Samsung confirms multi-window feature and Jelly Bean update for original Galaxy Note






That previously-spotted Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy Note is on its way, with Samsung revealing all the details on its site. With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, the respectable Android slab will also lay claim to Air View, Multi-window apps and the addictive easy clip function that allows you to crop and share images and text with the stylus. Thanks to that Jelly Bean update, owners of Samsung's original phablet can also start dabbling with Google Now, which will continue to pluck information from your search history, location and timezone. There's no word yet on when the refreshed Premium suite will find its way onto devices anywhere, but with Samsung already singing the update's praises, it shouldn't be far away.


Lenovo Announces K860i Smartphone

Lenovo Announces K860i Smartphone




Updating their K860 Android smartphone, Chinese computer company Lenovo has announced their K860i. Known for their tablets and laptops, the Lenovo line of smartphones failed to pick up much attention in the states but are available elsewhere around the world.

Simply the original model with better specs, this new version doubles the memory, with 2 GB of on-board RAM. Also, Lenovo bumped the built-in storage to 16 GB. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and boasts a 5-inch HD touchscreen and dual (front and back) cameras: a 2-megapixel camera up front and an 8-megapixel in the back.

It’s updated quad-core Exynos processor provides the device with a 200MHz boost, hitting 1.6GHz when in use. Currently only available in China, rumor says that we maybe expecting them in the states come 2013.









Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry gets cool matte black paint job, keeps crazy price

Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry gets cool matte black paint job, keeps crazy price




Is it even possible to get more exclusive than RIM and Porsche Design's P'9981 Blackberry? We're not sure, but the phone's coming back (at least to Porsche Design's boutique stores) in a matte black finish. For high-flyers with low expectations, the device packs a QWERTY keyboard in the same exotic typeface, 2.8-inch 640 x 480 touchscreen and Porsche Design's UI, running on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor. but if you're willing to shell out around $2,350 for this particular phone, you probably don't care about any of that. The Vertu-baiting smartphone will appear in shops mid-January 2013 -- unfortunately right before RIM takes the wrappings of its new OS and new hardware.











CES 2012: Victorinox unveils 1TB USB flash drive with LCD display

CES 2012: Victorinox unveils 1TB USB flash drive with LCD display






 Victorinox has come to CES and unveiled their latest in terms of USB flash drive storage – and done so in a massive way – a 1TB drive with build-in LCD display. And for those who may be worrying about traveling/flying with a pocket knife, worry not. You see, in addition to the massive amount of storage, these drives will also ship with two bodies — one with and one without a knife blade. More specifically, they will come with a red body that has the knife (and nail file and scissors) and a black body that will house only the drive itself.

That aside though, lets get back to the drive. It will hold up to 1TB of goodies and comes with read/write speeds of 220MB/s and 150MB/s respectively. Additionally, the drives touts 256 AES hard/software encryption, have automatic back-up functionality, a password manager and more. As for that display, that is a bi-stable LCD with a 96 x 48 pixel monochrome resolution. Another point on the display, it will remain on and visible even when unplugged.

Lastly, so far nothing was given as to how much this bad boy will cost or when it will be available for purchase. Either way, we suspect this one is not going to come cheap.


















Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2



The first Sniper: Ghost Warrior had pretty decent visuals that were let down by sketchy gameplay. Now that its sequel is set to adopt Crytek's incredible CryEngine 3 though, we can only hope that both aspects of the game will be improved immensely.

Time, moving quickly as it always does at this time of the year, has left me in a bit of a daze. It barely feels like yesterday that 2012 was rolling around, and now 2013 is just around the corner; beckoning in yet another six month period where I will consistently fill out the year part of dates on forms incorrectly. 2013 won’t be all about mistaking the date though, as graphics and processing power are set to improve, as they always do with time. Whilst we get old and decay, PCs and consoles only get better, meaning that we’ll have some of the best looking games yet gracing our doorsteps in the coming months.














LG Optimus G2 Full HD Will Release Before June 2013

LG Optimus G2 Full HD Will Release Before June 2013





YES.. This was the LG Optimus G2, the successor of LG Optimus G. Just like most smartphones to be released in 2013, LG Optimus G2 will also be present with a screen full HD (1080p). Screens that will be used by the G2 Optimus is sized 5inch. Rumored LG will release the device before June 2013. With the presence of the LG Optimus G2 in 2013, it will be interesting because many smartphones with screens full HD (1080p) will also be launched in 2013.

Here’s the specs LG Optimus G2. This smartphone will come with 5.5-inch screen offers Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Then at the processor, Optimus G2 will use 2.0Ghz Quad Core CPU MSM8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, which is supported by the Android operating system 5.0 Key Lime, is the latest android operating system. Goto Advanced memory, Optimus G2 will offer 2 GB of RAM. Shares cameras, the latest smartphone from LG will bring 13MP camera, and do not forget the LTE technology is also already on the smartphone.

While the smartphone’s internal memory support is still not known. But a lot of rumors saying LG Optimus G2 will include the memory capacity of 32 GB plus micro-SD slot support.













 Source:    http://sitesgadget.com

Upcoming Android Tablets Iconia Tab A110

Upcoming Android Tablets Iconia Tab A110




Upcoming android tablets from Acer Iconia Tab A110 is ready to be marketed in the US and Kanda began October 30. Acer Iconia Tab A110 was introduced at Computex event held in Taipei by 2012. Tablets Iconia Tab of the A110 is the successor of the Acer Iconia Tab A100. Are you curious to know the specs that have? the following SitesGadget.com provided information on upcoming android tablets Iconia Tab A110.

Upcoming android tablets Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a new tablet from Acer which comes with a 7 inch screen, resolution of 1024 × 600. These tablets will use a quad-core processor NVIDIA 3, and will run on the Android operating system 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Upcoming android tablets from Acer offers 1 GB of RAM and storage Memory to 8 GB internal memory.

Whether the storage memory on Iconia Tab A110 still less for you, when it is still less upcoming android tablets from Acer features a card slot up to 32 GB micros SD. This Tablet also has a micro HDMI port, then the 2MP camera on the front. Upcoming android tablets Iconia Tab A110 comes with a battery that provides power in testimony on the device up to 7.5 hours.




Upcoming android tablets Iconia Tab A110 comes with a design that is very thin and easy to put in a pocket or handbag, with a weight of only about 0.86 pounds and less than half an inch thick, upcoming android tablets from Acer this at convenient claims used for browsing, and also easily held with one hand. Iconia Tab A110 will also offer a complete feature. Like the microHDMI port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. and many more.

From the specifications offered by the upcoming android tablets Iconia tablet A110 Tab, this could be interesting as an alternative option of tablet Google Nexus 7. These tablets have an advantage by having a microSD slot up to 32 GB.













Samsung Galaxy S4 With Super Display Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 With Super Display Review




It has a 5 inch screen and full HD resolution seems to have become a trend for today’s smartphones. It is evident that almost all vendors are producing top class smartphone with a 5 inch screen and has full HD resoluasi, such as the New HTC Droid DNA.

Looks like samsung do not want to miss for the co-produced smartphone with 5-inch screen and full HD resolution. According to rumors the latest smartphone that will be the next flagship Samsung Galaxy S IV. Samsung Galaxy S4 With Super Display SUPER AMOLED type, 5-inch screen with full HD 1080p resolution, and has a density of 441 ppi.



Further mentioned that Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S4 With Super Display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January next year. Rumors related to Samsung Galaxy S4 With Super Display is being much talked about, but the Samsung is still not willing to comment on the rumors related to the candidate’s superior.










Unitcom LesanceTB A07B Android 4.0 ICS Tablet

Unitcom LesanceTB A07B Android 4.0 ICS Tablet 

 

 

Unitcom has introduced a new Android 4.0 ICS tablet to its line-up. Called the LesanceTB A07B, the tablet is packed with a 7.0-inch 1024 x 600 multi-touch display, a 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, a Mali-400 GPU, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, an 8GB of flash storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 0.3MP webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth, a mini HDMI port, two built-in 1W stereo speakers and runs on Android 4.0 ICS OS. The LesanceTB A07B will start shipping from late December for 11,980 Yen (about $142). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source:   http://www.houseofjapan.com

 

 

Sony rumored to be developing full-frame mirrorless camera ! 24 or 30-32 Megapixel !

Sony rumored to be developing full-frame mirrorless camera ! 24 or 30-32 Megapixel !







 Japanese electronics giant Sony is fast approaching the industry's final frontier, with rumored plans to launch a full-frame mirrorless model in late 2013 or early 2014.

According to sources the TBD model has reached the "final stage of development," and that a 24-megapixel and 30+ MP prototype are currently undergoing testing.

The camera is expected to be slightly larger than the NEX-7, and should include a native E-mount, with A-mount lens compatibility (for full-frame shooting) to be offered as well.









Sony shows off new Sony 4K cameras and more 4K content is on the way

Sony shows off new Sony 4K cameras and more 4K content is on the way 





What do short films about a chase through southern California, an elephant rescue in Sri Lanka and a sci-fi spaghetti western have in common?

Nothing, except they were all shot with Sony Electronics’ newest CineAlta™ 4K cameras. All three were screened last week at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Calif., the first time any public audiences saw footage shot with the new cameras.

Some big names in the production business were behind the cameras for these shoots: Tribeca Enterprises, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Stargate Studios. And each had people on hand to break down their footage.

Doug Wellman, assistant dean at the USC School, said it best: “these pieces that we shot really highlight the full gamut of the cameras’ capabilities, and the flexibility and performance they can offer on location.”

The goal with these new cameras is pretty straightforward: drive more professional 4K production, which will lead to more true 4K content that consumers can see in movie theaters and eventually at home.

Movie theaters aren’t a problem, with more than 13,500 Sony 4K projectors worldwide, and counting. The home theater is a different story, since there’s no easy transmission or broadcast pipeline to consumers. But that’s in the works, and should be a reality in the near future, especially now that 4K TVs are on the market, including Sony’s 84-inch set. And Sony is making progress on getting 4K content to the home. (link here to the 4K video player?)

For now, if nothing else, these new cameras produce better-looking HD content. Fox Sports is doing that, for example, shooting NFL games in 4K with Sony’s F65 camera, just to produce more detailed replays in HD.

So, there is a value to shooting 4K now for HD and keeping that “4K Negative” on the shelf for later. It’ s all about future-proofing, and when the 4K pipeline is in place, the 4K master footage shot with these cameras will be ready for primetime. As the tools become more refined and less expensive, it allows another bite of the production apple. It’s not about 4K for 4K’s sake. It’s about image preservation and using the maximum creation canvas available in digital.















Sony Turns PlayStation Vita Into A Video Phone With Skype App

Sony Turns PlayStation Vita Into A Video Phone With Skype App

 

 

Although Sony’s PlayStation Vita was clearly designed as a next generation gaming device, a new app allows gamers to use the phone for Skype video calls starting today. Both the $300 Wi-Fi and 3G and $250 Wi-Fi models will support the new technology, which marks the first time video calling has been available on PlayStation.

“Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose,” said Manrique Brenes, senior director, consumer electronics group at Skype. “With the launch of Skype for PS Vita, we are taking another step towards our ultimate goal of making Skype video calling available on every platform, all over the world, and meeting the demands of existing PlayStation users to offer video on a gaming console.”



Skype on PS Vita runs in “background mode” for users while gaming or using other applications and users have the capability to “pause” a game, conduct a call and then return to their previous activity. Additionally, PS Vita features both front and rear facing cameras, which allows users to switch back and forth between the two during a Skype call.

“First and foremost this is a gaming device, so we’re concentrating many of our efforts, certainly on the marketing side, but also really in our publishing efforts, towards gaming,” said John Koller, director of hardware marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “The non-gaming functions of the device are very important, but I think another lesson we learned with PSP is you can’t be everything to everyone initially at launch. But when you look at what else is going to be available, we’ve already announced a number of the different apps that are going to be coming.  We’re never going to be an Android marketplace or an App Store like on iOS, but we will have a number of very key and critical non-gaming apps that tie in gaming in a very unique way. You’ll see that as we go add certain non-gaming apps.   ”

The PS Vita is also equipped with a 5” OLED touch screen, dual analog sticks, front touchscreen and rear touch pad, two cameras and a built in microphone.


 

“We have apps for Facebook, Twitter, Four Square, Flicker, Netflix, Hulu, and Skype, but we do have a lot of opportunity to expand,” said Koller. “The sky potentially is the limit with non-gaming apps, but we don’t want them to be.  We want them to be a smaller number that’s very relevant, rather than just opening us up to every single developer that can throw an app at us.  That’s not as interesting to us as making sure that they’re all very relevant to who our PS Vita consumer is.”

In addition to games, like the much-anticipated Mortal Kombat PS Vita game that’s coming soon (see video below), Sony also has movies and entertainment available for the device. Moving forward, Koller sees the streaming phenomenon going portable.

 

“We’re looking at something that has been very important on the PS3 and that is how do you bring along streaming media in a way that allows consumers to access that content on the go,” said Koller. “I think that’s another area that’s very interesting to us and could be something that we look at in the future, but everything is going to drive back towards the gamer and creating apps that really matter and are relevant to gaming.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  http://www.forbes.com/

Google Nexus 10

Google Nexus 10






Besides giving you quick access to Gmail and YouTube, the Nexus 10 steers you to digital movies, books and other content available for sale through Google’s online Play store.

Because of that, I wasn’t thinking of the Nexus 10 as an alternative to Apple’s general-purpose iPad – even with a price tag that’s $100 cheaper, starting at $399. It took more thought and time with the Nexus to change that perception. After all, apps available for Android smartphones work on the tablet as well.

Still, the Nexus really shines when it comes to media – especially content bought through Google.

For the past year, Google has been trying to challenge Apple and Amazon by selling digital content.

The Play store is Google’s version of iTunes for Apple devices. There, you can get a variety of apps, some free and some for a small fee. You can buy or rent movies and obtain books, magazines and music. Google isn’t satisfied with building search engines and selling ads. It wants a bigger role in the digital economy.

Over the summer, Google came out with a 7-inch (17.5-centimeter) tablet called the Nexus 7. Just as Apple made an iPad Mini that’s about the size of the Nexus 7, Google is now selling a larger version of the Nexus, about the size of Apple’s regular iPad. It starts shipping this week.

On the Nexus 10, icons at the bottom of the screen emphasise Google’s media products available through Play. Click on a picture of film to watch movies, headphones to listen to music and a book to, well, read books. Another icon gets you to the Play store to obtain more content and apps.

The Nexus has a rubberised back and fits more snuggly on my lap than the metal-backed iPad. In my hands, I don’t feel as if the Nexus would slip out and crash on to the hard floor, as I continually do with the iPad.

There are front-facing speakers going up and down both sides of the Nexus, compared with just one tucked in a corner on the back of an iPad. You feel more immersed watching video with sound coming right at you from the entire device. I hadn’t considered that a problem on the iPad, but I began to notice it once I played video on the tablets side by side.

The screen measures 10.1 inches (25.6 centimeters) diagonally, which is more than the iPad’s 9.7 inches (24.6 centimeters). But the screen isn’t any larger because while it’s about an inch wider in horizontal mode, it’s also about a half-inch less in height. This works well for widescreen content, which completely fills the screen. On the iPad, the latest movies and TV shows often have black bars, no matter how you hold the tablet. In some cases, you might see the sides of video cut off to fit the space, as I did watching this week’s episode of “Revenge” on Hulu. Again, I hadn’t considered that a problem on the iPad, until I began to notice it.

What makes the tablet’s shape good for movies makes it less-than-ideal for magazines, though. There’s wasted space on the top and the bottom for magazines on the Nexus. But I watch TV shows and movies online more often than I read magazines digitally, so I’ll let it slide.

As for books, text on the Nexus’ screen comes out sharp. News sites and apps also look nice. The Nexus has a screen resolution of 300 pixels per inches, slightly better than the 264 ppi for the latest full-size iPad (which itself is far better than the 132 ppi on the older iPad 2 model still available).

True, there are other tablets designed as media players, too. Amazon.com Kindle Fire and Barnes and Barnes & Noble Nook HD come to mind, and both have larger versions out this month. But neither has the diversity of apps available for the Nexus and other full-fledge Android devices (The Kindle and the Nook run on modified versions of Android and restrict apps to what’s available through their own online stores).

So what does that mean?

Apps on my Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone automatically appear on the Nexus 10 after signing in with the same Google account. I’ll note that the Nexus 10 is also made by Samsung Electronics, even though it’s branded Google.

Three of my apps, for AccuWeather, Citibank and Dunkin’ Donuts, aren’t compatible for unknown reasons. But those I use most often – Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and a slew of other weather apps – all work on the Nexus. The companion app for the TV show ” Dexter” also works, allowing me to play trivia games and watch video clips.

Not all apps have been specifically adapted for the tablet’s larger screen, but they take advantage of the entire screen, nonetheless, thanks to the way Android lets software programmers build their apps in modules. All the content gets blown up and still looks decent.

Apple’s store has a far wider selection of apps, though, including a half-dozen apps for exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A search on Play comes up with only one.

The Nexus comes with the latest version of the Android operating system, version 4.2. It introduces a new feature for sharing tablets, the way family members can share Windows and Mac computers while keeping personalized settings. You no longer have to fight with a kid who constantly changes the volume or moves apps around. Now, just sign in as separate users.

The Nexus is a tad lighter, while the iPad promises longer battery life and has an option for cellular broadband for $130 more, plus the cost of data plans. Neither has a slot to expand memory with SD cards. Both have two cameras – 5 megapixels on the back for taking photos and video, and a lower-resolution one on the front for videoconferencing.

The iPad remains king among tablets, with its ease of use, variety of apps and dominance in the market. But challengers such as Google offer choice. The Nexus 10 is a good choice if you already have an Android phone and use a lot of Google services. That’s especially true if you also watch a lot of movies and TV shows, but don’t want to be limited to that.












 

Motorola launches new Razr smartphones

Motorola launches new Razr smartphones
 
 
 
 Motorola is broadening the use of its Razr brand to a family of smartphones in its first major product launch under new owner Google.

Verizon Wireless started taking pre-orders Wednesday for the first of the new phones, the Droid Razr M. It’s a cheaper, smaller phone than the Razr that Motorola Mobility launched last year. The Razr is the name of the wildly popular clamshell phone launched in 2004. Motorola hasn’t had a hit since then.
 
The $99 Razr M will be in stores next week.

Motorola is following up with the launch of two high-end models, the Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD, later this year. It’s emphasizing long battery life — up to 21 hours of talk time for the Maxx HD, or 10 hours of video streaming.

The new phones will run on Google’s Android operating system. It will ship with an older version, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be upgraded later to the latest one, Jelly Bean.

Google Inc. bought Motorola for $12.4 billion in May. Though it’s a pioneer in the cellphone industry, Motorola has been struggling in recent years. In buying Motorola, Google was mostly seeking a patent portfolio that might help Android phone makers fend off lawsuits from Apple. Samsung lost one such lawsuit in Silicon Valley last month.

Motorola’s announcement came on the same day Nokia Corp. announced new phones based on the next version of Windows. Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 5 next week, making for a tough season for competitors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nokia Lumia 620 Windows phone 8 announced, Features and specs

Nokia Lumia 620 Windows phone 8 announced, Features and specs
 
 
Nokia has unveiled Lumia 620 which runs Windows Phone 8 similar like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, and is Nokia’s most affordable WP8 device featuring a 3.8-inch touchscreen with Nokia’s ClearBlack Display technology. This device runs on a dual-core 1GHz processor and has 512MB of RAM. It has 8GB of internal storage and support for microSD card of up to 64GB capacity, along with 7GB of free SkyDrive memory.




The device alos have connectivity options like  HSPA, NFC, Wi-Fi, a  5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera. Powered by a 1,300mAh battery, the all-new Lumia 620 is powered by Windows Phone 8 and comes in seven different exchangeable shells, namely lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black. The NFC-capable Lumia 620 will be able to play music by just tapping compatible accessories like JBL PlayUp portable speakers and make wireless payments via the Wallet app.

The Lumia 620 will be available for purchase for only $249 (before taxes and subsidies). It will debut in Asia first, in January 2013, then in Europe and the Middle East.
















Source:  http://www.gadgettweet.com

Samsung updates MultiView camera lineup with MV900F point-and-shoot for $350, we go hands-on

Samsung updates MultiView camera lineup with MV900F point-and-shoot for $350, we go hands-on





When we were first introduced to Samsung's MultiView series with last year's MV800, we were certainly intrigued by the original design -- the LCD flips up to face directly forward, resting just above the main camera module and enabling front-sided operation, for self-portraits and the like. What the camera appeared to offer in ingenuity, however, it lacked in image quality -- shots looked quite mediocre during PC-based reviews, and when viewed on the low-res capacitive touchscreen display. This year's iteration, the MV900F, promises improvements down the 800's list of shortcomings, ranging from an f/2.5-6.3, 25mm 5x optical zoom lens to added WiFi, which brings the model's social feature set in line with other Samsung SMART cameras. There's also a 16.3-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor on board, along with that 180-degree MultiView display, this time equipped with a 3.3-inch WVGA AMOLED panel. Physically, the camera is similar in appearance, but it's noticeably larger, to accommodate that larger touchscreen (the MV800 included a 3-inch display).

We were able to take an early look at the MV900F, and the display improvements were immediately noticeable. We weren't permitted to review sample shots on a computer, but with so much room to grow from its predecessor, it's safe to say that this lens/sensor combo should yield a noticeable image quality boost. The front-facing display is certainly the star of the show, even enabling gesture controls -- you can zoom in and out or capture a shot just by waving your hand (there's a tutorial on-board, but the movements aren't difficult to master). There's also a handful of WiFi options, including Facebook integration, along with instant uploading to sites like Picasa and YouTube, and integration with Samsung's other products, including TVs and Galaxy smartphones. Video capture has also been boosted from 720p to 1080p, letting you take full advantage of HDTV playback, while a variety of photo and movie filters let you get creative in-camera, including a twilight mode that combines three sequential frames in order to snap steady shots in low light. The camera is set to ship in late August for $349.99, and will be available in black and white, so if you were considering the MV800 but opted to hold out while Samsung worked out the kinks, this may be the time to jump. Catch the MV900F in action, including those nifty gesture controls, in our hands-on video after the break.












Source:   www.engadget.com

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2









We fell in love with the E-M5's insane focusing performance, but the camera's $1,100 kit price placed it out of reach for many consumers. Now, that same 16-megapixel CMOS sensor has made its way to a pair of PEN models, the E-PL5 and E-PM2, which both deliver super-fast focus, sensor-shift IS and nearly identical specs. Both of Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds ILCs pack serious punch, with form factor marking the primary difference. The touch-enabled LCDs offer the same 460k-dot resolution, but the E-PL5's articulating screen makes it the better pick for self-portraits. Better yet is the E-PM2's more compact design and lower price, however, making it our top mirrorless pick.
Key specs: 16-MP Live MOS sensor, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, 25,600 top ISO, 8 fps stills, 1080/60i video.
 
Price: $600 on Amazon with 14-42mm lens










 Source:  http://www.engadget.com

Sony Alpha A99

Sony Alpha A99







Sony's new full-frame flagship is top-of-the-line in every way, except when it comes to price. A $2,800 sticker undercuts Canon's $3,500 5D Mark III and Nikon's $3,000 D800, and the camera's compact footprint and lighter weight make it feel more akin to the two less-capable models you'll find below. This more comfortable design is compliments of Sony's Translucent Mirror technology, which also enables faster autofocus. While it's still not cheap, we feel that a full-frame sensor is the key component that should make you consider a full-size DSLR -- for most consumers, the mirrorless models above will absolutely suffice, saving your wallet, and your neck, in the process.
Key specs: Full-frame 24-MP sensor, 25,600 top ISO, 10 fps stills, 1080/60p video with uncompressed output.

Price: $2,798 on Amazon












 Source: http://www.engadget.com

WSJ: Samsung to release first “so-called” flexible gadgets in the first half of 2013

WSJ: Samsung to release first “so-called” flexible gadgets in the first half of 2013





There have been so many different ETAs mentioned in reports based on “sources” and “insiders” for Samsung’s launch of the first gadgets with flexible displays that we’ve started to think the entire thing will never happen.

Although we know that the technology is there and we’ve seen a bunch of prototypes, Sammy is still experiencing some technical difficulties that have pushed back the first releases for the first half of next year, at the earliest.

Fortunately, if we are to trust the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, everything seems to be finally falling in place for Samsung’s flexible displays lately, so this latest “deadline” might actually be met.

According to “a person familiar with the situation”, Samsung Display Co. is in the last phase of development of flexible displays for mobile devices, which should allow us to welcome the first bendable phones by mid-2013.





Now don’t get ahead of yourselves just yet, because, even if everything will go according to plan, it’s hard to believe Samsung will risk debuting the technology on one of its flagships. That means the chances to see an elastic Galaxy S4 are very slim, especially after the S3 managed to shook up Apple’s universe.

Another reason to tone down the excitement is that the “so-called” flexible displays that are expected to enter production soon will most likely not be fully flexible. Instead, they’ll be protected by a very thin layer of inflexible glass, as we reported a while back, just to ensure no reliability issues will pop up unexpectedly.

But if that’ll be the case, should we really be excited about the introduction of the new display technology in the least bit? Of course we should, and not just because a bendable smartphone would look cool or because we’ve seen Flubber. But because flexible gadgets would have their panels made out of plastic and “the key reason for Samsung to use plastic rather than conventional glass is to produce displays that aren’t breakable”, as Lee Seung-Chul, an analyst at Shinyoung Securities, told WSJ.

And that, boys and gals, along with the unbelievably slim profiles of Youm screens and the lower manufacturing costs that could lead to lower selling prices, are the true reasons why Samsung is going to such great lengths to get everything ready ASAP.

Who’s ready to welcome flexible phones even if they won’t be flexible in the true sense of the word?

















New ZombiU trailer and screenshots for Wii U

New ZombiU trailer and screenshots for Wii U
 

 


 
Check out this ZombiU trailer highlighting the specific use of the touchscreen Game Pad controller. So far the title is not confirmed as available on launch day, but it will be available between November 18, 2012 and March 31, 2013. That much we know for sure.
 
It sure looks like a more mature title and should help with the perception that Nintendo’s systems are only for little kids. It also looks like it will show the way for how developers can use the second-screen of the GamePad to create a more immersive gaming experience.
 
 
 
Players will need to hunt for supplies and kill any undead that get in their way. Yep. A pretty typical Zombie game. But it looks like fun. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 New Multi Gadget Idea

Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 New Multi Gadget Idea



Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 New Multi Gadget Idea in These days, convergence between computers and mobile telephones is blurring boundaries. If you have a smartphone, you can use it to browse web sites, send and receive e-mail, listen to music, take pictures, type documents and review them.

Apart from the fact that it has less storage space than a conventional laptop, a tablet has it all. In this context, it would be interesting to see what lies ahead for the laptop or notebook as we know it.
Fujitsu ran a design competition for ideas for future laptops. Prashant Chandra came up with a concept in which the laptop has slots for devices like cameras, mobile phones and tablets. This eliminates the need to carry multiple devices; everything is integrated into the computer.
What Fujitsu found especially appealing was Prashant’s idea of using each individual device’s own processor instead o relying on the laptop’s processor.
They have christened the concept the Lifebook 2013 and the idea is to make it more a shell. There is a slot into which a digital camera is fixed. Detach the camera and use it to take pictures. Fit it back into the slot and it fits in snugly till you are ready to use it next.
The Lifebook does not have a keyboard of its own. All you need to do is to slide in the tablet that comes with it and use its virtual keyboard and display. The tablet fits into a recess inside the laptop and docks using a 16 pin docking area.
A built-in smartphone serves as the central processor and storage for the Lifebook 2013. The concept of the Lifebook 2013 is certainly revolutionary.
However most people favour different brands for each of their gadgets, not sure if I could go totally Fujitsu.You have a smartphone?  So, you can use it to browse web sites, send and receive e-mail, listen to music, take pictures, type documents and review them.
Apart from the fact that it has less storage space than a conventional laptop, a tablet has it all. In this context, it would be interesting to see what lies ahead for the laptop or notebook as we know it.
Fujitsu ran a design competition for ideas for future laptops. Prashant Chandra came up with a concept in which the laptop has slots for devices like cameras, mobile phones and tablets. This eliminates the need to carry multiple devices; everything is integrated into the computer.
What Fujitsu found especially appealing was Prashant’s idea of using each individual device’s own processor instead o relying on the laptop’s processor.
They have christened the concept the Lifebook 2013 and the idea is to make it more a shell. There is a slot into which a digital camera is fixed. Detach the camera and use it to take pictures. Fit it back into the slot and it fits in snugly till you are ready to use it next.
The Lifebook does not have a keyboard of its own. All you need to do is to slide in the tablet that comes with it and use its virtual keyboard and display. The tablet fits into a recess inside the laptop and docks using a 16 pin docking area.
A built-in smartphone serves as the central processor and storage for the Lifebook 2013. The concept of the Lifebook 2013 is certainly revolutionary.












O2 UK iPhone 5 ASA ruling after complaints

O2 UK iPhone 5 ASA ruling after complaints


 



When new flagship smartphones are released we see millions of consumers clambering to get their hands on the mobile phone in question, which can quickly lead to increasing shipping times for the device. This has certainly been the case recently with the Apple iPhone 5 and the LG Nexus 4 devices with lots of customers waiting weeks to see their orders finally fulfilled, and today we have news of an UK O2 iPhone 5 ASA ruling after complaints were made by some customers. 


The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has ruled against carrier O2 and the time it promised customers they would receive their orders of the Apple iPhone 5 according to The Daily Mail. The company had let its customers believe that if they had placed an order for the iPhone 5 before 4pm on the day before the launch, they would see the handset delivered to their address the next day.

O2 stated in the small print on its website that the only exceptions to this would be residents that lived in the Highlands and Islands because of their remoteness. The ASA then received six complaints about the carrier’s claims with five of these customers not receiving their iPhone 5 on the launch day after getting their orders in before the 4pm deadline.

 



The carriers parent company Telefonica UK argued there was three different types of iPhone 5 orders for the launch, which included a pre-order for handsets to arrive on launch day. As soon as O2 had exhausted the initial stock of the handset they ceased to continue taking these orders from customers, and only took orders for future supplies with dispatch once stock was replenished with these simply called standard orders.

O2 continued by saying that its customers would have been made aware what type of iPhone 5 order they had made, and for those making a standard one will have been notified that the order could take up to five weeks to arrive. The company believes that some customers making standard orders may have been confused by a frequently asked question that was online, and thought it concerned their order.

The ASA didn’t agree though and found that not enough distinction was made between these two types of order for the iPhone 5, and it seemed that all orders made before the cut off time would be fulfilled on the launch day. O2 has since accepted the ASA ruling and promised to make their ads clearer in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source:  http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/

Sony Xperia E and dual European pricing revealed

Sony Xperia E and dual European pricing revealed

 


 



A little while ago we reported that there would be a new Android smartphone coming from the Sony camp in the new year called the Sony Xperia E, along with a dual SIM version of the handset as well, but back then it wasn’t known what price tag the Xperia E would command. However we now have a little info on that particular matter when it comes to the European release.

 
According to a report by the Xperia Blog, the pricing of the Sony Xperia E, which has been touted as an affordable smartphone has been revealed by Sony Mobile this week for Europe, and apparently the company has priced the unlocked entry level Xperia E single SIM handset at 159 Euros, which is roughly £128 or about $205.

When it comes to the unlocked Sony Xperia E Dual with its dual SIM support, the handset is said to command a price tag of 169 Euros, which is about £136 or roughly $218, which seems to be quite a reasonable price for an unlocked Android Jelly Bean packing smartphone.






For those that might be considering snapping up the Sony Xperia E or Xperia E Dual, the smartphone offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen along with a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera, VGA video recording, 512MB RAM, A-GPS, Bluetooth, DLNA, WiFi, WiFi hotspot functionality, built-in WALKMAN app including xLOUD tech, 3D surround sound, and a manual equaliser, 4GB internal memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB.

The Android handset measures 113.5 x 61.8 x 11mm with a weight of 115.7 grams and sports a 1530mAh battery that is said to offer up to six hours of talk time and up to 530 hours of standby time.

As for just when you will be able to snap up the Sony Xperia E or E Dual at those prices, Europe is expected to be one of the first markets to see release, which is said to happen sometime in Q1 of 2013.








Source: http://www.phonesreview.co.uk

Is this Windows based mobile phone projection technology at its best?

Is this Windows based mobile phone projection technology at its best?


 



The pictures shown below is a concept Windows based mobile phone from designer Stefano Casanova which allows the mobile phone to project your desktop to a flat surface for example a wall, the way it works is down to the micro light projector which is integrated into the sexy LCD.

 

 



The way to activate the projector mode is simple in where all you need to do is flip the screen down and hey presto images on a flat surface.










Source:  http://www.phonesreview.co.uk

LG New Phones 2012 Due For Release In The Course Of The Year

LG New Phones 2012 Due For Release In The Course Of The Year




Lg new phones 2012 are smartphones that will be released into the competitive mobile phone market by this company in the course of the year. The mobile market has become pretty competitive with many new entrants making some impact. One of the latest of these phones is the LG Spectrum which was recently showcased at the Consumer Electronic Show or CES 2012. This phone will make its debut on Verizon wireless. This smartphone has a 1.5GHz dual core processor and a 4.5 inch LCD display screen. It is a 4G LTE smartphone and will operate android 2.3 OS and will also feature an 8MP digital camera with 1080p video footage.



Lg new phones 2012 include the LG Spectrum which is expected to be a hit with customers. The reason is that this powerful and modern smartphone is well designed and well built with great features. It will also come preloaded with ESPN Score Center which will attract sports fans to this phone. This center will also include HD video with great screen resolution. While it does not feature android ice cream sandwich, this software will be made available very soon. LG is one of the major players in the smartphone industry and has produced a good number of smartphones that have done really well in the market in the recent past. This firm is expected to maintain their momentum in this year, moving forward with even more advanced and attractive phones. One of their renowned devices is the custom made luxury phone Versace Fashion mobile phone. It is a powerful yet luxury phone with a warranty of up to 6 months. Lg new phones 2012 also includes some yet unknown or unannounced smartphones. These are expected to be announced in the coming days. Customers are eagerly awaiting these phones so they may know which phones they will get for this year.