Posted by dnovak on February 22, 2012 ·
Samsung on Tuesday announced two new additions to the company’s Galaxy smartphone line; the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2. The Ace 2 features an 800MHz dual-core processor with a 3.8-inch WVGA display. The handset is also equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing one, Android 2.3, 4GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
The mini 2 comes with [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 21, 2012 ·
AT&T has launched the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note on its network. The device runs $299.99 with a two-year contract. It sports a huge 5.3-inch screen that displays 1280 x 800 pixels. One of the key features of the Galaxy Note is the included stylus. The stylus is Wacom-based and allows users to interact with the device and scribble notes on the screen on any part of [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 20, 2012 ·
LG recently introduced the new Optimus Vu 5-inch tablet, a week before the handset’s Mobile World Congress debut. The Vu features a 5-inch IPS display and is a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. The device is thinner than the competing Samsung Galaxy Note, coming in a 8.5 millimeters.
“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smart-phone,” [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 17, 2012 ·
Even though Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has launched and making its way to premium handsets, new rumors suggest that Google is preparing to launch the next major build of its mobile platform as early as next quarter. DigiTimes is saying that Google is likely to launch Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) in the second quarter. While details are still limited, the report claims Android 5.0 [...]
Posted by David on February 16, 2012 ·
Microsoft is in the works to hopefully be bringing 3D features to future generations of Xbox. Its future predecessor, perhaps named “Xbox 720″, is rumored to be significantly more powerful; will support more impressive graphics and it may focus as much on other forms of home entertainment as it does on gaming. Microsoft has also hinted at a 3D component, [...]
Posted by David on February 15, 2012 ·
As well as launching an iPad 3 and a next generation Apple TV, Apple is also believed to be launching a new range of MacBooks. The new models are believed to fall in to the 15 and 17-inch category of the MacBook Pro, but will each be a lot slimmer, just like the smaller MacBook Airs.
Apple’s notebook lineup has received a significant revamp over the past two years, and the introduction [...]
Posted by David on February 14, 2012 ·
Samsung has added a new tablet to its lineup, right before the 2012 Mobile World Congress. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a new 7-inch tablet similar in size to the original Galaxy Tab. It runs Google’s latest version of Android, however, and features a lot of improvements compared to Samsung’s first tablet.
Highlights include a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel [...]
Posted by David on February 13, 2012 ·
Acer has had the CloudMobile smartphone in the works for sometime, and until now, we didn’t know much about it. The previously unknown CloudMobile smartphone has received the 2012 iF design award, which recognizes an outstanding achievement in design, according to Pocket-lint. The device is the latest flagship handset to come from Taiwanese manufacturer Acer, and it is expected [...]
Posted by David on February 12, 2012 ·
Flossing your teeth has always been paramount to good dental care, but seriously, how important is it? Dental professionals these days tell us that cleaning between the teeth is essential to good tooth and gum health. Yes, I know. It’s a pain. So Philips has introduced a new member to its Sonicare range of dental care products that dislodges interdental plaque and bacteria [...]
Posted by David on February 11, 2012 ·
The Motorola DROID 4 has been unleashed in stores, and it sports a slightly thinner design, reminiscent of the new DROID RAZR, and a killer keyboard.
The DROID series is an Android fan favorite and the new DROID 4 will definitely impress with some much improved specs. This Android 4G phone features a lot of power with its dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and Verizon’s [...]
Posted by David on February 10, 2012 ·
Microsoft just outted new details about Windows on ARM (WOA) on the company’s development blog. Both Windows 8 for x86 PCs and WOA are still under development, however both will be available at the same time while delivering the same experience. Windows on ARM will come preloaded with Office 15 — which has been enhanced to support touch controls — and users will have access [...]
Posted by David on February 8, 2012 ·
If Andre Agassi can play with it, so can you. The Radical Oversize continues their impressive Radical line with the new YOUTEK IG Radical Oversize. This puppy provides power, finesse and an enormous 107-square inch racquet head-size that offering plenty of sweetspot . If you have a fast swing and a lot of spin, the IG Radical is your new best friend.
While power is its main selling [...]
Posted by David on February 7, 2012 ·
If internet and computer costs are keeping you and your family from accessing what is now the only information resource used these days, the internet, a new program from Comcast called Internet Essentials offers high speed internet for $10/month, a laptop computer for $150, and free internet training, for families with children who receive free school lunches through the National School Lunch [...]
Posted by David on February 6, 2012 ·
Maingear, manufacturer of some pretty blazing PCs, recently announced their upgrade to the Vybe family of desktops. The new Vybe gaming PC sports the latest Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Overclocked processors with Turbo Boost. Maingear’s exterior design is always a head-turner, and the updated Vybe is no different. It’s matte-black exterior and case markings are gorgeous, [...]
Posted by David on February 3, 2012 ·
Sprint just announced the Sunday, Feb. 5, availability of ZTE Optik. It will be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and online (www.sprint.com) for just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. It will also be available without a service agreement for $349.99, [...]
Posted by David on February 2, 2012 ·
The latest in gadget news has to do with JVC’s new tabletop home theater sound system, the NX-BX3 for iPods and iPhones. It’s JVC’s first 2x30W sound system for iPod and iPhone, and is designed to replace your actual nightstand!
Available in both black and white, the N-BX3 weight 20kg for a size of 500x300x110mm and offers all the features that can be found in other iPhone/iPod [...]
Posted by David on February 1, 2012 ·
We all know that coffee warms us up. It has to do with the phenomenon of drinking something hot somehow warms up our internals. But what about wearing it?
Virus, a California based clothing company, uses the left overs from coffee production, otherwise known as Coffee Char, or coffee charcoal to manufacture their clothing. That’s right, they repurpose the coffee remnants to [...]
Posted by David on January 31, 2012 ·
Sony Cybershot TX-200V
Sony’s newest point and shoot camera, the TX-200V, is not only as durable as they come, but also sports a stunning design. It was announced along with two new W series shooters, the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50, this week.
This mini beauty, the TX-200V, kicks it in high gear with a massive 18 megapixel sensor, the biggest to date in the point and shoot marketplace. [...]
Posted by David on January 30, 2012 ·
When you position your camera vertically, getting the perfect shot can mean a stretch of the fingers to the shutter button when not holding the camera horizontally. Pentax has the solution with its new Optio VS20 digital compact camera. The 16-megapixel camera packs an accelerometer, which will flip your image to the correct orientation and a second shutter release and zoom lever on the topmost [...]
Posted by David on January 27, 2012 ·
The Casio G-Shock Android Phone is the company’s latest “G’Zone” ruggedized smartphone being released. This thing could take a bullet. It’s reported that it can withstand 2000 lbs of weight on its body. That’s like a small car running over it. Additionally, the G-Shock phone will run a version of Android, can survive a 10-foot drop and be submerged [...]
Posted by David on January 26, 2012 ·
As home theater systems evolve, including the addition of the soundbar and the super tweeters, for the most part, a wide array of companies produce them and offer packages that range from just a soundbar (2-channel), to a soundbar with a subwoofeer (2.1-channel), to a soundbar with a subwoofer that supports a set of wireless rear speakers (5.1-channel). Add in a PS3, which has a Blu-ray player [...]
Posted by David on January 26, 2012 ·
While we’ve seen car stereos designed to hold iPhones in the dash, they’re usually limited to fit only the current generation iPhone only. If you have an Android device or are waiting for the next generation iPhone, you are usually out of luck fitting your current smartphone into products like these. Until now. Introducing the DASH from Devium.
Unlike other smartphone [...]
Posted by David on January 25, 2012 ·
A rumor has surfaced that Samsung could be announcing the Galaxy SIII, with a release date of April this year. The announcement is said to occur at the Mobile World Congress this February.
As with previous Galaxy S models, you can expect some high-end specs and a very sleek device, possibly even a thinner model than the current Galaxy SII…..if that’s physically possible.
Posted by David on January 24, 2012 ·
We take the open highway for granted, especially when we’re operating a 4000-lb automobile. I don’t think I need to tell anyone that accidents happen every day, many of which are avoidable if today’s drivers paid a bit more attention to the road and not their smartphone or radio. How nice would it be to have a copilot monitoring your driving behavior, and provide you [...]
Posted by David on January 23, 2012 ·
After CES, Sony is still coming out with new announcements. The latest up is a spring refresh for its line of VAIO laptops. The Z series now sports a Carbon Fiber Silver option, and have LTE 4G radios as customizable options. The laptops also now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and RAID solid state drives. Prices start at $1949.99 for the new Z series.
The S series [...]
Posted by David on January 22, 2012 ·
A lot of new notebooks coming out of CES 2012, and Asus seems to be leading the pack with their new Ultrabook line. But it’s also got a high-end ultraportable ready to go for business users as well. This device is known as the B23E and will be available with Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors under the hood, complete with a 12.5-inch 1366 x 768 pixel LED backlit anti-glare [...]
Posted by David on January 20, 2012 ·
Wireless mice are great, but when that battery poops out on you, and your without spare power, suddenly your entire business shuts down. You simply can’t navigate your PC.
Genius’ DX-ECO Mouse ditches the friendly batteries in favor of a gold capicitor. What does that mean to you? In just 3-minutes time this mouse can be charged to full and last for what the company says [...]
Posted by David on January 19, 2012 ·
Looking for a gaming console for your home, but don’t want to buy an Xbox 36o or PS3 since everyone is into PC gaming? Well…..Dell has introduced a new Alienware Gaming PC that takes on the form factor of an Xbox 360, yet boasts the guts of a well endowed computer rig.
It’s called the Alienware X51. It starts at $699, and for that you’ll receive an Intel Core [...]
Posted by David on January 18, 2012 ·
The iMainGo XP is a portable speaker system designed for the iPad family. It delivers big sound on the go, and sports a clever design. It’s a breeze to setup making this accessory a must-have if you want to enjoy multimedia while you’re on the road. It’s also not bad for a portable business presentation system.
Using Portable Sound Laboratory’s sx149 digital [...]
Posted by David on January 17, 2012 ·
Vizio has officially entered the computer market and will be releasing their all-in-one PCs and laptops this spring. Their all-in-one PCs will come in two sizes—24-and 27-inch versions—and feature a very sleek design (that’s sharp and elegant at the same time) with an ultra-thin keyboard, touchpad and a base unit. The screen is said to be thinner than the iMac, only because [...]