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Sony shows the DSC-RX100 point and shoot with big sensor and WhiteMagic screen [UPDATED]

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Sony’s latest digicam offering, the RX100, will put a 1″ 20.9 MP Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ image processor in your hands sometime in July for the rather high asking price of $649.

The RX100 has a four times larger sensor than the run-of-the-mill point and shoot cameras, a 25 point Contrast Detect focusing system, and does 1080/60p AVCHD videos with stereo sound. The enthusiast camera can shoot in RAW and offers an ISO range between 120 and 6400 (which can be boosted up to 25600 using multi-frame noise-reduction). Read more »

The Nokia Lumia 610 comes our way, we welcome it

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The Nokia Lumia 610 has dropped in for a visit so we decided to fire up our gear and shoot a video with it.

It comes preloaded with Windows Phone Tango and half the usual amount of RAM for a Windows Phone, totaling 256 MB. Read more »

Samsung unveils multimedia laptop Series 5 Boost, gives Series 3, 5 and 9 Ivy Brigde

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Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL stereo speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Read more »

CryENGINE 3 demo surfaces, new soft body physics showcased

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A video demo of the new CryENGINE 3 shows its enhanced physics in action with a wobbly 4-by-4 pick-up truck doing lots of collisions and stress tests.

The CryENGINE by Crytek is what powers the highly popular game Crysis (1 and 2). In the video you’ll see the the new version of the popular engine coupled with the beam physics system. Read more »

Samsung revamps Music Hub, aims to rival iTunes and Google Music

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Samsung has stepped up its game with Music Hub, now offering unlimited streaming of your music and access to a library of over 19 million songs for 10 euro a month.

Currently Music Hub is a Galaxy S III exclusive but will become available across Samsung’s smartphones eventually. Read more »

Facebook could buy Face.com, make tagging easier than ever

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There are unconfirmed reports circling the web saying that Facebook is aimed at buying face recognition company Face.com for between $80 and $100 million.

This might mean that Facebook will implement the face recognition technology of Face.com to automatically tag the people in your photos and spare you the effort. Read more »

The smallest of the bunch is here – meet the Samsung Galaxy Pocket

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The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has come for a visit so we got out the camera and filmed the whole thing. It’s among the smallest Android handsets around and is evidence of Samsung’s determination to conquer Android from the low through the mid and finally the high range.

Everything about the Galaxy Pocket screams compromise, the specs sheet that can fit on a napkin, the retail package that is as modest as they come but all of this promises a price not too many smartphones can compete against. Read more »

First footage of Infinity Blade: Dungeons surfaces

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Infinity Blade, the all-conquering iOS title, has shifted direction, which is evident in the new gameplay video of the Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

The game now looks much more like Dungeon Hunter with the main character battling against all sorts of enemies in a maze-type arena complete with an overhead gaming view. Read more »

The water-proof Panasonic Eluga DL1 drops by, check it out

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The Panasonic Eluga DL1 lays claim to be among the thinnest of Android smartphones out there and it couples it with being IP57 certified meaning it can swim in a meter of water for as long as an hour and it’s also dust-proof as well.

Apart from being ultra durable and slender, it offers a dual-core 1 GHz processor, an 8 MP camera and a 4.3″ 540 x 960 display among other things. Read more »

Sony Xperia sola drops by the office, poses for our camera

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We have another member of the Sony NXT line in our office – the Sony Xperia sola.

The Xperia sola is positioned below the Xperia S and ion flagships and the Xperia P and in front of the Xperia U. Read more »

Glimpses of a Finnish Spring – a spectacular video shot with the 808 PureView

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A lucky YouTube user got his hands on a Nokia 808 PureView and to our delight focused on its camcorder abilities instead of its imaging skills.

He shot a series of video clips at different scene modes with the Nokia 808 PureView and a tripod, and patched them into one clip using the Sony Vegas editing software. Read more »

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III battery life test concludes, results come out promising

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We’re done testing the battery endurance of the new Samsung flagship and we are ready to share the results with you. The I9300 Galaxy S III has a huge 2100 mAh battery, but its 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED still causes concern.

It was also interesting to see how the new-generation Exynos 4212 Quad chipset fared. It has no companion core to handle less demanding tasks, but all of its four Cortex-A9 cores are built on a 32nm process, so they should be pretty efficient. Read more »

Toshiba Excite 10 now available for a penny under $450

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As of now, $449.99 can get you a 16 GB 10.1″ Toshiba Excite Wi-Fi from the ToshibaDirect store. The 32 GB and 64 GB versions will be available later on for $529 and $649 respectively.

The slate is powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with ULP GeForce 2 graphics, offers a 5 MP camera on the back and runs on Android 4.0 ICS. Read more »

RIM internal documents leak – show more of BlackBerry 10′s OS

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CrackBerry got hold of some RIM internal documents, which give us a better idea of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. There’s a new motion-based lockscreen, video editor and shots of the screen-sharing in action.

The new OS looks and operates very much like the Swipe UI found on the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. Read more »

Facebook for Android updated, the two extra icons removed

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The previous update (1.9.0) to the Facebook app for Android brought two extra icons to your app drawer – Camera and Messenger apps.

Most users weren’t particularly happy with that though and it appears that Facebook listened as today we get a new release, which removes those icons. The functionality should still be available right from your homescreen, though, via widgets . Read more »