Android, Reviews, Tablets

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ review: does Amazon’s latest light a fire under the Nexus 7?

firehd-both-580-90 Amazon changed the tablet game late last year with the introduction of theKindle Fire, a $199 7-inch tablet that – while limited by a slim offering of apps and lower-end hardware – really upended the lower end of the market and proved a dramatic success. No other manufacturer could compete on both price and features until Google and Asus dropped the similarly priced Nexus 7 this summer. The gorgeous screen, sleek form factor, and pure Android 4.1 UI made Amazon's once-impressive entry seem immediately antiquated, ...

Apple, iPad, Tablets

Fabled 13-inch MacPro with Retina Display to launch with iPad Mini on 23 October

New-Macbook-Pro Keen on seeing the rumoured 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Luck's on your side, as the fabled smaller notebook may make an appearance at the launch of the iPad Mini. Sources, and these are of the reliable kind, say it's sure thing. This is the 15-inch MacPro. Expect the 13-inch to be... smaller There's a tiny bit of info to nibble on. The 13-inch MacPro will have the same "thinner and lighter" chassis as the 15-inch model. There'll also be two ...

Apple, iPad, iPhone

Apple fingerprint sensor patent points to biometric device integration

fingerprint-1 Engadget reports that Apple's latest patent application has been successful. The patent deals with "fingerprint sensor" technology, the purpose of which have not been outlined. Many analysts believe its logical use would be in security and e-commerce applications such as Google Wallet. Details of the patent describes the fingerprint sensor as a concealed window on the face of the device, opening and closing when prompted by users. This patent follows several others that Apple has applied for following the acquisition of ...

Gadget News

Xbox music pre-installed on Windows 8, no love for Windows 7 users

Xbox-Music-Logo Microsoft's soon-to-be-launched media app, Xbox Music, will be available as a 30-day trial alongside Xbox's dashboard update on 16 October. For those of you not of the Xbox persuasion, it will arrive pre-installed on Windows 8, 26 October. Unfortunately Windows 7 users will be left in the lurch, as the new music app is specifically designed with Windows 8 devices in mind. Users still running the "older" program will continue using Microsoft's Zune Music service, but will receive access to ...

Gadget News

iPad Mini: leaked screenshot shows big price tag

ipad-mini-first-photo-300x207 With the rumored iPad mini launch event scheduled for 23 October, a leaked screenshot has surfaced detailing model range, storage capacity and price listings courtesy of Mobile Geeks. The screenshot shows that the iPad mini will be released in eight variants, none of which would feature the rumored coloured back-panels, a feature we were looking forward to seeing. The devices range from an entry-level 8GB version to a top of the range 64GB version. Another significant difference is the inclusion of ...

Reviews

Logitech Wireless Boombox review: get the party started

logitech-wireless-boombox After years of the phone-in-a-bowl trick, I think it’s time to upgrade to something a bit classier. Enter the Logitech Wireless Boombox. On first impressions it doesn’t look too bad. And as I’ve recently been in the market for a wireless speaker dock that hasn’t been mass-produced and marked up by a trillion percent, maybe Logitech is the one for me. With a pleasing design ever so slightly resembling those old school boom boxes straight out of the 80s, the ...

Gadget News

iPad Mini rumored to be unveiled on 23 October.

ipad-mini-mock-up Another iPad rumour, We know, but this one looks legit. Sources at All Things D report the new device will be shown at an invite-only event 23 October. It was initially thought to be making its debut to the public around 17 October, but it is believed that due to delays in production at a plant in China, the event is now scheduled for this new date. Details on the device are limited, what can be said for certain is ...

Acer, Notebooks, Windows

Acer Aspire M5 ultrabook and V5 laptops are touch-friendly, Windows 8 ready

acer-logo It's impossible to quantify the potency of 26 October. For one shining day, Microsoft is back on top again as Windows 8 officially launches. With Windows 8, a slew of devices will find its way into the hearts and homes of consumers globally. Products like the newly-released Aspire M5 and V5 ultrabooks and laptops. The M5 is a touchscreen Windows 8 ultrabook, leaving the V5 to be the supermodel-thin baby of the family. Aspire M5, a touch subject The M5 is US$799, ...

Reviews

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: the latest Kindle gets a new display

IMG_1830-580-90 Amazon's media-friendly Kindle Fire took off like nobody's business when it was introduced in 2011, but the bookseller isn't abandoning the traditional, books-only Kindle by any stretch of the imagination. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage at an event in California to introduce the 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite, the next iteration of the company's iconic brand of e-readers, and TechRadar was on hand to take it for a test drive. The most important factor of any device that you're going to be ...

Cameras, Reviews

Fuji FinePix X10 review: A retro, rangefinder styled compact for enthusiast photographers

FujiFilm_X10_front_angle-580-90 Updated: We've now subjected the Fuji X10 to a long-term test, and have updated our review with the results. Read the 'Second opinion' page to see how we got on. Fuji created quite a stir when it released its FinePix X100 in March 2011. The combination of a retro-styled metal body, APS-C sized sensor, fixed23mm f/2 lens and a unique hybrid viewfinder caused plenty of interest among enthusiast and professional photographers alike. Now Fuji's X10 sits below the X100 in the range, sporting similar retro styling, but ...

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