Tag Heuer have updated their Meridiist line with the GMT Exclusive Edition. There are seven versions, each at a different GMT offset marking a big city around the world. Each city gets a distinctive style of Meridiist.
If you have cash to burn (or you’re just curious), here are the seven Meridiist GMT models. Read more »
Samsung phone ROMs ahoy – there’s one for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II and one for the Samsung Omnia 7. These are official ROMs, but since they obviously leaked before the company thought they were finished and ready for mass distribution so proceed at your own risk.
Both bring improvements, here’s what you get: Read more »
You rooted your Android, huh? Well, you can leave the popcorn here, there’s no Movie Rental for you. The Google Movie Rental service launched at Google I/O and lets you rent a movie (for around $2) and watch it on your droid smartphone (or PC or tablet if you want).
However it will not be working on rooted devices due to copyright violation concerns. Read more »
Infinity Blade, the fastest grossing app on iOS, received a big update today, which features two new play modes, new in-game items, achievements and more. The update to v1.3 brings Arena and Survival modes.
Survival mode is no surprise – it pits you against an endless hoard of Titans and you have to survive as long as you can. Arena mode is the more interesting of the two however. Read more »
I guess overclocking dual-core CPUs in mobile phones to 1.5GHz is normal now – a brave soul pushed the Tegra 2 chipset inside their T-Mobile G2x (a.k.a. LG Optimus 2X) to the breakneck speed, 50% up from the stock frequency.
A week ago we saw a Galaxy S II reach 1.5GHz though the G2x manages to beat its score at some benchmarks. Read more »
We have the Motorola XOOM in our hands (finally!) and the first thing we got to test is its display. We’re working on a full-blown review too but the screen is such a central component to the tablet experience that it’s one of the first things we started assessing.
We’ll be using iPad 2 as the yard stick for this comparison – it’s just so popular that most of you have probably seen one at some point and will have grounds for comparison. Plus the iPad family is the trend setter in this developing market niche. Read more »
The rumor of a 10” Android tablet has re-emerged, this time with more details and a couple of screenshots too. The tablet, named as the HTC Puccini, sports a WXGA (1280 x 800) screen and runs Honeycomb according to some specs from a leaked ROM.
Aside from the bigger screen, the Puccini tablet should also pack more processing power thanks to the confirmed dual-core Snapdragon inside. Read more »
Chrome OS R12, which should be the version the first “Chromebooks” ship with, has just entered the beta status of its development. The beta release brings security fixes, new features (including the improvements from Chrome browser v12) and bug fixes, including an Angry Birds related improvement which deserves a category of its own.
Here’s what improvements made their way into Chrome OS v12 beta: Read more »
The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II has a MHL port – the technology that combines USB and HDMI into the same port. This one is indistinguishable from a microUSB port and works like one with no problem (and as a charger port too).
Plug-in an adapter however and you get an HDMI out as well. Read more »
We’re still playing with all the features of the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II (and there are plenty of those to get through). Right now, I’m plugging every thumb drive and card reader we have laying around our office to test the USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality.
I used an adapter from Samsung for the tests. Here’s what worked and what didn’t. Read more »
Panasonic announced the LUMIX G3 interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor, 1080p video recording in AVCHD and a swivel touch screen. It’s their smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds model yet.
There’s a preview of the LUMIX G3 already available, complete with many camera samples. Read more »
A retail version of the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II 1.2GHz just arrived and we immediately started fiddling with it. Here are two interesting things we tried, that to our surprise, worked smoothly: 1080p Flash video played right in the browser and we hot-swapped the SIM card just like that.
Here’s how the tests went… Read more »
Amazon may have beaten them to the punch but Google is still launching their long-rumored cloud-music service – called Music – today at the Google I/O conference. Google Music will serve as a digital locker, where users can store their songs and stream them over the Internet on any device. The Google I/O conference is set to start later on today – 5pm London time, to be exact.
This, much like the Amazon Cloud Player, is happening without a deal with the music studios… Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S II says “Hej” to its Swedish fans – it’s available in stores now. Unlike its siblings that are on sale in other countries, this one has dropped the Samsung logo from the front and I for one think it looks better.
The press release also promises an NFC-enabled version of the Galaxy S II in the summer. Read more »
Uh, okay – I hadn’t seen that form factor in a while. Leaked specs and images show a communicator-like LG Genesis with a clamshell form factor, two screens (one internal and one external), a hardware QWERTY keyboard and Android.
This phone was originally called LG enV Pro and was headed to Verizon… Read more »