Android, News, Samsung

Budget-priced Samsung Galaxy Express quietly launched

Budget phones are looking to be more of whats in store for this year. Even the elite priced Apple iPhone range could be getting a cheaper, smaller younger brother if rumours are anything to go by. So the announcement of a budget orientated Samsung Galaxy Express by AT&T adds more to this idea. And it’s on sale as of today. And let's be honest, as the world is increasingly turning over to mobile, the rush to get there was always going ...

Apple, Applications, Innovation, iOS, iPad, iPhone, News

Superbowl Sunday kicks off the iOS 6.1 jailbreaking party

iOS 6.1 beta image “This is the new shit,” sang Marilyn Manson and it’s what every single (we predict) iPhone 5 user has been waiting for. An actual, honest-to-god jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is being released this Sunday. The jailbreak is for newer iDevices such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G. iOS 6.1 releases today for mostly every iDevice under the sun and MuscleNerd, one of the primary jailbreaking experts has this to say on twitter: @unicornhacker yes, every other ...

Games, Notebooks, Reviews

MSI GX60 review: pixel pumping is its priority

Shot of the MSI GX60 Is there such thing as enough CPU power? MSI seems to think so with the release of the MSI GX60 gaming notebook. That's because, intriguingly, the MSI GX60 pairs one of AMD's A10 fusion CPUs with the AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics chip. So that's a budget-orientated processor combined with the fastest GPU AMD currently offers. Bold move, MSI. For gaming, of course, graphics grunt has always been critical. Indeed, Intel has been winding back on CPU performance in recent years as ...

Cameras, How to guides

Why DSLR is best for shooting video

DSLR Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras have come a long way. The biggest advantage is the addition of video, and not just any video 1080p video. HD Camcorders have always been favoured for shooting video, even when DSLRs suddenly came bundled with video, they couldn’t quite do the job. Now DSLRs offer a "best of both worlds" solution to budding photographers who also need to capture professional-looking video. When did we realise that DSLR’s were a better fit for video? When ...

Android, Mobile Phones, News

Pantech’s Vega No. 6 is a six-inch 1080p LTE monster phablet from Korea

image of the vega no 6 Things are just getting ridiculous now. Is the Pantech Vega No. 6, a six-inch behemoth of a phone the largest phablet to ever hit the market? Probably. And it’s a Korean exclusive. Me loving you long time It’s an LTE phone, powered by Android Jelly Bean and sporting an insane 13-megapixel camera. Other specs include a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. No word yet on the pixels-per-inch but we predict something crazy like 400PPI or more. There’s a wrinkle in the ...

Apple, iPad, News

Steroid induced iPad 4 with 128GB for mid 2013 [rumour]

As it has done before with some of its devices, Apple is set to produce a "non-market release" 128GB version of the iPad 4 on iOS 6.1 Beta for exclusive Apple employees, government agencies and some high-and-mighty customers. According to 9-to-5 Mac, reliable sources have let it slip that Cupertino intends to release this single, additional iPad model later this year. This new iPad from Apple's fourth generation will be exactly the same as the current iPad 4, but with the ...

News, Sony, TV

Japan will start world’s first 4K TV broadcasts by 2014

4K television was this year's big tech news, wowing the crowds at CES 2013 and stomping all over 3D television's promises of better viewing for the future. Yet the general consensus was that 4K broadcasting was still many years in the making. But according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun (translated), the Japanese government plans to start 4K TV broadcasts as soon as July 2014, two years earlier than its previous estimate. Currently there is literally nothing that can be ...

Consoles

China is considering revoking its ban on gaming consoles [report]

China flag My gaming fanatic colleague Charlie just sent me an email at midnight in his timezone (he’s in the US), so either it’s a drunken missive or it’s big news. Turns out it’s the latter: Chinese government sources have told the China Daily that “authorities are reviewing a decade-long ban on game consoles and considering the possibility of opening up the country’s video game hardware market.” Banned since 2000 on the grounds of “the potential harm” to children, gaming consoles like the PS3, PSP, ...

Cameras, Reviews

Pentax Q10 review: The world’s smallest, lightest CSC

image of a pentax q10 The Pentax Q10 is the second in the Q series of compact system cameras (CSCs) that offer the flexibility of interchangeable lenses with a camera that is no bigger or heavier than many high-end compact cameras. Although the Pentax Q10 is largely based on the Pentax Q, the new model boasts several improvements to the performance and operation of the camera. The same reduced size Q-mount has been used, along with the relatively small 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor format that produces a crop factor of ...

Innovation

RIP 3D

3002426059_80015e2902_z Is 3D dead? Should you be happy that new apparent replacement for HD is slowly being buried under four thousand pixel screens? The first time I went to a 3D movie it was, yes you guessed it, Avatar. It was grand. I can't say it was great, but grand it certainly was. It looked like it was heralding the newest, greatest step in movie history since the introduction of colour. And then I walked out the theatre. It was weird, my head ...

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