Monday, 13 May 2013 18:36
Nokia releases the latest addition to its line of smartphones, the Lumia 928, a Windows 8 phone that hopes to take on the competition as the company’s latest flagship model. Emphasizing improved media sharing capabilities, its 8.7MP camera features a wide angle Zeiss lens and boasts Nokia’s proprietary PureView imaging system which includes optical image stabilization and improved performance in low-light conditions. For sound, the phone is built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones and one of the best speakers available to help record and playback in noisy conditions. In terms of hardware, the Lumia 928 also features a 334 PPI 4.5 inch OLED display, 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM, and a 32GB storage capacity. As a Verizon exclusive, the phone will cost $99 with contract. For detailed specs on the phone, have a look at Nokia’s press release for the phone.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:19
Finally, our iPhones are ready to take on the most important task possible: finding the closest pizza place. Pizza Compass ($1 USD) is a new Avenir Next-friendly app that features a spinning slice of pie that will point you towards the nearest pizza purveyor, releasing steam the closer you get. As you might expect, there's also a map view to provide more precise directions, as well as the ability to see ratings, operating hours, and reviews, and an option to share your favorite spots with your friends. Welcome to the (very tasty) future.
Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:14
Just like the unveiling of a short tutorial on Google Glass a few days ago, the increasing complexity and new innovative features in technology have made it a necessity for companies to go above and beyond to communicate these points. On the back of the recent launch of the Samsung GALAXY S4, the Korean juggernaut provides a heads-up of all the great new features that are packed within the latest update. Several new hands-free Air gestures are of particular interest as they now expand the realm of interaction beyond just normal tactile use. Enjoy.
Friday, 12 April 2013 16:59
Facebook, in conjunction with smartphone-maker HTC, wireless service provider AT&T and Android, launched a mobile OS of its own called Facebook Home. I don’t know about this. Facebook has pretty much lost its luster to me. Not only that, but I don’t think I’d want any kind of phone purely based off of a social media site. What do you guys think?
Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:37
Samsung just released its first TV promotion for the Galaxy 4S, which is making no bones about their target consumer. In the ad, a young exchange student has dinner with an Asian family abroad. The meal is fantastic and she wants to say so, but of course there's that language barrier. So out comes the Galaxy 4S, into which the girl mumbles a phrase: "Food is great." She holds up the phone, and the family looks baffled, but when the Galaxy 4S spits out what she said in their language, everyone laughs.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 22:02
The recent Blackberry Messenger update has gotten a little too comfortable sharing things you might want to keep to yourself. Crackberry forum users have been discussing a tiny detail written into BBM that lets it keep track of the music or videos you have watched, and then share it with those on your contacts list--so yes, you’ll be “that guy” to all your friends. [Read More]
Saturday, 16 March 2013 05:20
How do build the followup to the most successful smartphone in your company's history? You start by leaving a lot the same. At a glance, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($TBA) looks much like the S3 — but look closer, and you'll notice changes like a 5-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability, a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa 8-core processor, a larger battery, and a 13 megapixel camera. Of course, software plays a part too, with new features like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause that use eye-tracking and the accelerometer to scroll pages and pause videos automatically. Arriving Q2 2013.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:14
The Lumia 720 bears the distinction of being Nokia‘s most svelte Windows Phone 8 device to date – clocking in at just 9mm in thickness and weighing 128 grams (4.5 ounces) thanks in large part to its is matte polycarbonate body. Featuring a 6.7 megapixel camera with f/1.9 lens, a research-intensive flash has been employed by Carl Zeiss labs which is softer than most – ensuring that photographs keep their original color. It also packs a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU (the same as the Lumia 520), 512MB RAM, 800 x 480 ClearBlack display, 2,000mAh battery, NFC, and an option for wireless charging. At present, the Lumia 720′s only set to launch in Asia (specifically China) and parts of Europe in five colors (cyan, black, yellow, red and glossy white) for €249 EUR (approximately $330 USD).
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:58
After a thorough drubbing at the hands of Apple and Samsung last year, HTC's back with its latest take on a flagship smartphone. The HTC One ($TBA) is the result, blending features of both the iPhone and the Galaxy series into a single, interesting handset. It features an aluminum unibody design with chamfered edges — sound familiar? — a 4.7" 1080p screen, a 4-megapixel rear-facing camera, dubbed Zoe, that promises larger individual pixels and therefore better low-light performance, dual front-facing speakers, LTE networking, a totally re-imagined Sense skin atop Android Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, NFC, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and 32 or 64GB of onboard storage. Coming soon to a carrier near you.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 20:09
Samsung has recently announced a partnership with New York-based designer Alexander Wang. The designer – who has recently joined Balenciaga – will be challenged to create the industry’s first designer print using crowd-sourced sketches and images using the Galaxy Note II. To celebrate the collaboration, Samsung and Wang have created a unique lifestyle video demonstrating how the smartphone can be used in everyday life and for Wang himself serves as the perfect companion to design meetings, location scouting and several other tasks that make up his busy day. Enjoy.