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  • Galaxy S4 Zoom review: great camera, average phone

    It's amazing the type of gadgets they come up with. Samsung in particular is well-known for dropping devices on us that we don't really need. Like this one, the very cumbersome Galaxy S4 Zoom, the world's most obvious camera phone. So the S4 Zoom, what's it all about? It's like an S4 Mini strapped to a 16MP auto-focus camera. It almost seems a trifle rude of Samsung to add the word "S4" to the Zoom, as the performance of this curiosity is well below-par. Whereas the S4 is a speed demon, the S4 Zoom is sluggish. While the S4 is...

  • Acer Liquid S2 has 6″ display, records in 4K

    Acer isn't that well-known for its phones. But it will be if the Liquid S2 becomes an overnight success. What Acer wants to provide is an LTE phone running Android 4.2.2 with a 13MP camera, a 6-inch IPS screen with 368PPI and a recording resolution of 4K. Yup, it's the "world's first" Android smartphone with a 4K video-recorder, says Acer. The 4K recording is the feature Acer's keen on highlighting, but this is a top-end phone with very beefy specs. The Acer press release (as seen on Engadget) places 4K first yet the display is astounding enough to warrant a...

  • Galaxy Gear prototype images and specs leaked

    Pebble, the e-Ink smartwatch is now on sale so it makes sense that Samsung would sneak out some shots and specs of the Galaxy Gear, the upcoming Android smartwatch. Care of Venturebeat, we've got some prototype shots of the Galaxy Gear that are said to be pretty close to the final design. The following information comes from VB's anonymous sources. All shots were taken from an internal promotional video shown only to Samsung employees. Firstly, the Galaxy Gear is a 3-inch smartwatch with an OLED screen. The watch is fitness orientated and has preloaded Android apps. It's not the most attractive...

  • Acer’s new 10″ tablet, the Iconia A3 is another bland Android slab

    Acer plans to lift the lid on a brand-spanking new 10-inch tablet, the Iconia A3. Laptopmag spills the beans on a very ordinary tablet that's thankfully priced rather well. The US$330 (R3 300) tablet will launch in Europe, Africa and the UAE first come October. The 3G version is said to cost US$299 and will land November. The specs are decent for an Android tablet, so let's see what the Iconia A3 offers us. The Iconia A3, which will only be legitimately revealed when IFA 2013 begins, is a 10-inch Android 4.2 tablet with a 1280x800 resolution, a quad-core 1.2Ghz CPU and...

  • LG confirms G Pad: 8.3″ Full HD,1.7Ghz quad-core CPU

    LG announced an 8.3-inch Full HD tablet before the 10times (formerly known as IFA) trade show in Berlin this week. Given its size, power and impressive display, the G Pad will most likely play in a space somewhere between the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7. The display is where it's at. LG hails the G Pad to be the first 8-inch tablet to support Full HD. The 1920x1200 is backed up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7Ghz quad-core processor that you'll find in the HTC One and a 4600mAh battery. On the memory side of the specs there's 2GB...

  • PS4 will have Kinect-like voice recognition capabilities, confirms Sony

    A new day, a new next-gen console feature. It's now been confirmed that PlayStation 4 will feature "Kinect-like voice capabilities" through its Eye camera peripheral. In conversation with Polygon today, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that the PlayStation Camera "allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of PlayStation 4 on November 29". What other "details" Sony's referring to we don't know. Playroom is a mode that lets you play around with quirky experimental features using the DualShock 4 and Eye camera. In the video presentation there's also...

  • Fleet of One review: retro fun with tight controls

    When I play good mobile games like Fleet of One (FOO), available for now on iTunes for US$1.99, something happens to me. It's like, this black pit I call a heart starts to beat again. Gaming is personal and everything we play either hits an emotional chord in us, or makes us back off in disgust. There's no middle-ground, there's no "sure, I'll just play this to waste some time". No, you'd just be fooling yourself. We play games to expand our vast library of mental fun that's been built up over the years and decades. We play looking...

  • Details for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear emerge: 1GB RAM, 2.5-inch display

    Samsung's Galaxy Gear, an upcoming Android smartwatch, comes as no surprise to anyone because firstly, tech companies have limited imaginations these days and secondly, everyone wants to copy Apple, whose creative juices dried up years ago, ironically. Apple said it was working on an "iWatch" that should emerge sometime in 2014 if this report from The Guardian has anything to say about it. Today though, new information for the Galaxy Gear has leaked, namely storage options and battery life. If you care about smartwatches, even a little bit, then keep reading. Gigaom reports that the Galaxy Gear will have a...

  • New free-to-play MMO War Thunder trailer shows human side of WWII

    World War 2 simulator War Thunder, just got a new CGI trailer. With the WWII backdrop, you'll take on the role of a leather-clad pilot. Developed by Russian Gaijin Entertainment, this free-to-play MMO was given the Greenlight on Steam earlier this year. Although the video's not in-game footage, it's a piece of art and definitely worth a watch. This beautifully put-together video gives you an inside look of your Supermarine Spitfire's cockpit. The sky being riddled with flying bullets, black smoke and bombs being dropped, is balanced by the sad yet soothing melody. The video puts you in touch and...

  • From smartphone to smart car: Nokia launches HERE Auto

    Nokia's latest ambition? That would be to be the companion on your dashboard. The Finnish mobile giant announced today that its HERE navigation system is moving beyond your smart device and into your car with an embedded system called HERE Auto. Targeted at car makers and the manufacturers of in-vehicle systems, HERE Auto is aiming to be the bridge between your devices by allowing you to sync information from your computer or phone to your car, via the cloud. Say for example you're looking up an address on the HERE website or on your phone before climbing in your...