All the TVs weseen so far in this test have taken advantage of smartphone functionality to have their own control apps alongside the traditional remote. Samsung has gone even further with the 8000 series, adding motion gesture and voice control to the list of ways you can navigate your set. While these new control [...]
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JBL describes the Studio 530 speakers as having a “dynamic, one of a kind look”, and we certainly wouldn t argue. They re not the easiest speakers to imagine simply slotting in to your system, but the slightly retro design, is complemented by a sound that s just accomplished and distinctive. The speakers use [...]
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With these flagship speakers, diamonds are an audiophile s best friend Price 18,500 What makes it special? A diamond dome tweeter, innovative midrange driver, clever cabinet design ?and that s just to start with. Tempted? A flagship speaker with the full might of B&W s engineering expertise behind it sounds tempting enough to us. [...]
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When a superlative term like “fastest” is used, I tend to tread on the cautious side of things and wonder what kind of benchmarks are used, and the relative context of the situation. When we heard on the street that Motorola and Intel might be announcing the “fastest Android phone” at a September 18th in London, it sounds too good to be true. Whispers are going around that this could be Motorola?s first Android smartphone with Intel?s Medfield processor running within.
First of all, here is a quick history lesson for the uninitiated. Intel’s maiden attempt at powering Android smartphones was the Atom Z2460 (Medfield), where it boasted a single-core 1.6GHz CPU and PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Their next mobile chip would be the Atom Z2580 (Clover Trail) which carried a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, and integrated LTE. With the new dual-core Atom Z2580 being able to run up to a quartet of threads simultaneously, it would, on paper, be on par with some of the fastest mobile GPUs in the industry today. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Motorola and Lenovo reportedly confirmed as Intel's Medfield partners, Motorola faces patent lawsuit from Intellectual Ventures,
Christie’s has a technological treasure in its wings that will be auctioned off soon, and technology buffs would definitely be interested in the original Apple 1 on offer. Right now, it seems that around 50 or so Apple 1 computers exist in the world (personally built by Steve Wozniak himself), and it will most probably fetch a maximum of $127,000, which can be considered to be a bargain when you compare it to the last unit sold. The Apple 1 computer will be put up for sale in October, this particular unit with serial number 22 hails from Joe Copson, a former Apple employee.
Why did we say that $127,000 was a bargain? Well, a couple of years ago, an Apple 1 computer was put up for sale sans casing albeit with its original original box, instruction manuals, and a signed letter from Jobs, where it retailed for $210,700 at an auction. Steve Wozniak himself attended the auction, enhancing the winning bid by including an autographed letter. Sometime in the middle of this year, we saw another Apple 1 exchanging hands for £240,000.
By Ubergizmo. Related articles: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display already in production?, ITC rules that Apple did not violate Motorola's patent, remands case back to judge,
If there is one thing that we might have missed out in stressing on earlier this morning at Samsung Unpacked, it would be this – their IFA 2012 keynote in Berlin, Germany, has more or less confirmed that there is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update headed for the direction of the Samsung Galaxy S3 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 “very soon”. I know that there aren’t too many months left in 2012 before the calendar spills its guts over to 2013, but surely “very soon” is a far more optimistic view compared to “later this year”, right? I am looking at no later than October, but that alone is open to speculation until the horse’s mouth spits something out for us to chew on (and definitely not an apple here). After all, there was a leaked copy of an official Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build that was outed earlier in August, but it would be wise as usual to tread on the side of caution here.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean leaked for Samsung Galaxy S3 without any restrictions, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked,
We are finally done with Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and what have we gathered so far? The recent ruling against them failed to take the wind out of Samsung’s sails, judging by what we saw. First of all, there is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which has finally arrived, and while it has a larger display than its predecessor, it loses out in terms of resolution, but overall the Galaxy Note 2 does seem to make a decent stand for itself if you are looking to jump aboard the phablet bandwagon.
As for those who want to try out this new niche of Android-powered cameras, right now you have two choices – the Nikon Coolpix S800c, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera. It does seem that on paper, the latter has a slight advantage due to 3G and 4G connectivity (let us leave the battery life out of the equation at the moment), not to mention shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (the Nikon S800c is far behind with Android 2.3 Gingerbread), while sporting a 21x zoom lens as opposed to the S800c’s 10x optical zoom.
Samsung has not neglected the Windows camp either, with the announcement of the Samsung ATIV S smartphone as well as the ATIV Tab Windows RT-powered tablet. These seem to be experiments by Samsung to test the Windows market at the moment where such mobile devices are concerned, and it remains to be seen whether the uptake will be positive enough to see Samsung venture further in the future.
What do you think of today’s Samsung Unpacked event? What are the hits and misses in your book? Want to know what the event was like? Check (and Like!) the photo album on Facebook.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy Camera debuts at IFA 2012, Samsung ATIV S announced,
After the highs of the Sony Xperia T as well as the rather beefed up smartphone that looks sleek in the form of the Sony Xperia V, here is a little parting gift from Sony Mobile for folks who want a device that is functional at best, and in all probability, will not make a dent in your bank account at the same time. We are referring to the Sony Xperia J which comes in a 9.2mm slim stylish design, sporting a standard 4.0? FWVGA display as well as a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus capability at the back. In front, there is a camera embedded as well for video chats as well as those vanity images you love taking of yourself.
The Sony Xperia J can be said to be the entry level smartphone for folks who want to dive into the world of Android, and if you happen to be a social network junkie, you will be pleased to know that the Sony Xperia J will illuminate all your integrated social media updates whenever there is one, so that you will be kept in the loop at all times. Choose from black, gold, white and pink shades when the Sony Xperia J finally arrives. [Press Release]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony Xperia J (ST26i) preview, Sony Xperia J (ST26i) photos leak ahead of IFA announcement,
So we saw the new flagship Sony Xperia T earlier this morning, but this does not mean that Sony Mobile has forgotten about the rest of the market who want affordable and yet functional and stylish smartphones. Here we are with the Sony Xperia V which should appeal to the mid-range smartphone crowd, where it will be equipped with a 4.3? HD Reality Display that is powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, a 13-megapixel camera which does Full HD video recording as well as fast capture, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, LTE support, as well as NFC compatibility that paves open the way for one-touch environments.
Clear audio+ is touted by Sony Mobile to help deliver the highest level of sound quality, so you will have less excuse for not hearing mom’s constant nagging for you to clear your room over the phone, and since all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, Jack should pick up the Sony Xperia V as it is a PlayStation Certified device. It packs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update being prepared even as we speak. Even more unique is the durability of the Sony Xperia V which sports dust and water resistance according to IP55/57+ standards, allowing it to remain immersed for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. [Press Release]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony Xperia J does the "meh" dance, Sony VAIO Tap 20 Family Touch PC debuted at IFA 2012,
Samsung continues to expand their Windows-powered mobile device universe (smartphones and tablets here, notebooks and Ultrabooks are a different matter entirely) with their latest Windows RT device, the Samsung ATIV Tab, which is more or less a Windows-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This will also maintain a 10.1″ form factor, although it does not seem to be all that powerful nor impressive on the hardware front with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera at the back with a 1.9-megapixel camera in front for those vanity shots. Something tells me that the 1.9-megapixel camera in front is going to avail on newer Samsung devices for some time to come, judging by today’s announcements.
Other hardware specifications include a micro HDMI port and USB support. The Samsung ATIV Tab tips the scales at 570 grams and is a mere 8.9mm thick – or should we say, thin? Storage options are limited to just 32GB and 64GB, which should not shock anyone considering the amount of digital space required to carry Windows, Office 2013 Home and Student 2013. The battery is what impressed us the most, packing a wallop at 8,200mAh compared to the Galaxy Note 10.1′s 7,000maH. No idea on pricing, but the Samsung ATIV Tab seems to be on track for a release as soon as Windows RT/Windows 8 is pushed out of the door officially by Microsoft.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update headed for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 'very soon', Samsung Unpacked, packed,