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Yesterday at its Unpacked Event in New York City, Samsung announced a couple of new high-end smartphones and a companion virtual reality headset, namely the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge, and the Galaxy Gear VR. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD... Read more...
Samsung announced some exciting products today during its Unpacked event, among them the newest Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 4. Not only is the Galaxy Note 4 faster and more power efficient than its predecessor, it also brings with it an evolved S Pen with several improvements intended to make it feel more like... Read more...
Google is always tweaking its products, and Chrome OS has one substantial change coming regarding the look and features of its windows management. (That’s “windows” not “Windows”, mind you.) Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort posted a screenshot that... Read more...
The LG G3 smartphone is here, and LG is touting the high-end G2 successor as smart and simple, harnessing the best that technology has to offer while keeping the user experience as straightforward as possible. First off, there’s a lot happening under the hood. The G3 rocks a quad core Snapdragon 801 (up to... Read more...
Snapping selfies is a relatively new fad, and it's one of the things you can do on Samsung's retro-looking NX3000 Smart Camera. That's because it has a 3.0-inch flip-up display with Wink Shot -- just open up the display so that it's facing frontward, frame a face in the display, give it a wink, and capture a selfie... Read more...
Samsung's new Galaxy K zoom (with a lowercase "z") gets straight to the point for social media junkies by being equal parts digital point-n-shoot and smartphone. This is a handset for folks who are primarily interested in taking photos, whether it be of their lunch to post on Facebook or little Johnny's baseball game... Read more...
For those of you in the "size matters" camp, you'll be happy to know that LG today launched its G Pro 2 smartphone with a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p IPS display. Though the screen is big and spacious, it sports an extra slim bezel measuring all of just 3.3mm for what LG claims is an industry-leading screen-to-frame ratio... Read more...
The market is hardly devoid of remote desktop apps, but it is rather lacking in good ones. Google has for a couple of years offered a solution for Chrome desktop users which is decent, called Chrome Remote Desktop, and in the future (how far, we're unsure), it'll be bringing the same sort of functionality to... Read more...
If the only thing stopping you from picking up a Chromebook is the lack of support for Microsoft Word and/or Excel, you'll be happy to know that there's an update to the developer channel build of Chrome OS that adds the ability to edit both types of files on an experimental basis. Chromium evangelist... Read more...
It's often discussed how smartphones are starting to negate the need for dedicated point-n-shoots, but Samsung's latest handset takes things a step further and actually looks like a digital camera. It also looks like a smartphone. How so? Dubbed "Galaxy S4 zoom," the handset looks like a regular Galaxy S4, but it... Read more...
Intel's François Piednoël is no fan of the competition making claims about what his company can and can't do, so he's taken to YouTube to post a video to showcase what the company's upcoming Clover Trail+ SoC is capable of. A quote that helps lead into the video comes from ARM, which claims that... Read more...
Samsung is launching the new EX2F digital camera. This camera is the latest addition to Samsung's Wi-Fi enabled Smart Camera family. The EX2F features a f/1.4 lens and sharing features via Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera also features full manual controls and can record in 1080p full HD video with stereo sound. You can capture both still images... Read more...
The days of the conventional point-and-shoot may be winding down. With smartphones offering high-end optics (like in the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S III), there is a lessening need for P&S cameras. But that form factor sure is appealing, so what's a camera company to do? Change things up, of course. Samsung has just introduced the EX2F. It's... Read more...
If you're the type of photographer who likes to get up and close with your subjects, you'll be interested to know Samsung just unveiled its WB100 digital camera. The WB100 is the latest addition to Samsung's WB Series and it boasts a generous 26X Optical High Zoom lens, along with a 22.3mm ultra-wide angle to help squeeze more detail into... Read more...
Another day, another new Panasonic camera. The company has been pumping out a healthy amount of compact cameras here lately, with the LUMIX FX78 featuring an f/2.5 24mm ultra-wide Leica lens, a 3.5" touch screen and a 1080p movie mode. That's not too shabby for simply a point-and-shoot camera, and there's also Touch AF, Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter,... Read more...
Compact cameras just aren't the same as they used to be. And that's a good thing! They're becoming more and more advanced, and while rugged cameras used to be tremendously bulky, that's no longer the case. A slew of hardcore cameras have been announced recently, some of them packing GPS as well. Panasonic has a new... Read more...
The compact camera market is definitely exploding, and more sophisticated sensors and movie modes moving down to even cheaper devices, the race to the bottom is definitely in effect. Panasonic's newest compact lineup has just been announced, and the LUMIX range is specifically seeing two new releases in the FP series. The LUMIX DMC-FP7 (16.1... Read more...
While most camera companies will probably hold their camera releases for next week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung would rather not wait around. And it's probably a smart move. They're able to gain more exposure during a week between holidays, and if you have a little cash in your pocket from someone special at Christmas, you may already... Read more...
It's camera week in Germany with the Photokina trade show ongoing, and Leica is obviously a big player in the scheme of things. The company is best known for their professional models and their rangefinders, but the new D-Lux 5 is a new entrant into the compact market. It's modeled after Panasonic's LX5, but thanks to the Leica heritage, it... Read more...
Another mirrorless option to consider? You got it! Panasonic has used the Photokina trade show in Germany in order to introduce their newest Micro Four Thirds camera, the LUMIX GH2. The body itself does not look too different than the GH1 before it, but the functionality of this new camera is quite impressive. It's... Read more...
Generally there has been one major problem with professional cameras and camcorders: they were huge. If you wanted mega performance, you had to deal with a mega huge body. But thanks to innovations at the smallest levels of technology, that's beginning to change. DSLR-like image quality is slowly coming to smaller Micro Four Thirds cameras,... Read more...
It had to occur sooner or later, and at the rate that the 3D bandwagon is exploding, it was a safe bet to assume "sooner." In Japan today, Panasonic revealed what they are calling the "world's first 3D consumer camcorder." As you've seen based on the amount of 3D movies available in cinemas, this obviously is not the... Read more...
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