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Leica announces the M Edition 60, goes for nostalgia over logic

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Leica has announced a limited edition M Edition 60, a digital camera that wants you to reminisce about the good old days of film photography by throwing away everything great about digital photography.

In case you didn’t notice, there is no display on the back. This means there is no interface to adjust things, which is fine because there are dials and knobs which can do that. What they can’t do is let you review your photo once you’ve taken on it, to ensure everything from the composition to the focus, white balance, and exposure are accurate. Read more »

Google Play Newsstand now available in India, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain

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Following the announcement of Android One in India yesterday, Google also opened the Newsstand section in the Play Store in the country, with free one year subscription to paid content.

But India is not the only country to get the Newsstand section; it is now also available in Netherlands, Russia, and Spain. Previously, these countries could only access the free content through the Play Newsstand app but now they can purchase premium content through the dedicated section in the Play Store. Read more »

Canon announces PowerShot G7 X, SX60 HS, and N2

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Photokina is here and Canon has announced three new point and shoot cameras. The best of the lot by far is the new PowerShot G7 X, which features a new one-inch sensor.

The new 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor has an ISO range of 125-12800 and is paired with Canon’s new Digic 6 processor. The camera has a new 31 point AF system and a continuous shooting mode of 6.5fps. The lens is a 24-100mm equivalent with an aperture range of f/1.8 to f/2.8. The lens features a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and a built-in ND filter. The G7 X can record videos in 1080p at 60 frames per second. Read more »

Samsung makes another infographic detailing Galaxy Note 4 specs

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Samsung is really fond of making infographics, and there is usually one for every new product they release. The latest one is for their newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4.

The infographics runs through the various specs, such as the phone’s dimensions, display resolution, camera, software features, hardware, connectivity, and all the sensors. Read more »

‘BioShock’ for iOS game review

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BioShock needs very little introduction. If you have been playing video games for the past decade or so, you would have heard about it far too many times by now and most probably played it back when it released on the PC and consoles in 2007.

The full game has now been ported over to iOS and is available on both, the iPhone and the iPad. There has been a reasonable amount of hype surrounding the iOS version, considering how popular the PC and console versions were, so let’s see how good the port is. Read more »

Nikon announces COOLPIX S6900

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Nikon has announced a new point and shoot camera, the COOLPIX S6900. This one in particular has been designed to facilitate self portraits, and features a swiveling display and a stand to place the camera on.

The S6900 also has a shutter button up front to make it easier to click while holding the camera. You can also do gestures with your hands, which the camera recognizes and takes a picture. Read more »

SanDisk announces 512GB Extreme PRO card

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With cameras coming out these days with ability to record 4K internally, it is imperative to have a high capacity memory card that can hold all that information. It’s not uncommon for photographers to carry multiple high capacity cards with them. SanDisk has now announced a new card that should make the life of videographers a bit easier.

The company has announced the world’s first 512GB SD card; that’s half a terabyte in a postage stamp size chip. Slap two of these in a camera that support two cards and you have a full terabyte of storage space available at your disposal. Read more »

Nikon announces D750, FX-format DSLR

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Nikon has announced the new D750 ahead of Photokina, their latest FX-format DSLR. For those who don’t know, FX is Nikon’s nomenclature for full frame sensor cameras. The D750 sits between the D610 and the D810 and is the successor to the old D700.

The D750 has a full-frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor powered by the EXPEED 4 processor. There is also a stunning 51 point AF system from the D810, and the camera has a burst rate of 6.5fps. Read more »

Canon 7D Mark II leaks ahead of launch

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After five years since the original came out, Canon is all set to launch the successor to the EOS 7D – the new EOS 7D Mark II. But although the camera is not yet official, someone managed to leak the details ahead of the official announcement at Photokina this year.

So this is what the new Canon 7D Mark II will look like. At least from the front, it looks pretty much the same (and like most other Canon bodies). But inside where you’ll find most of the changes. The new 7D Mark II uses the new 20.2 megapixel sensor from the 70D with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but augments it with a stunning 65-point AF system and a new DIGIC 6 processor. Read more »

‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ for iOS game review

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a 2D action/puzzle game that originally debuted on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the PC, and has now made its way to iOS.

Valiant Hearts takes place during World War I, and you play as four characters and try to get a soldier back to his wife and child. The game is known for its art style and storytelling. The simple gameplay style always made it conducive to touchscreen devices and now it’s finally here, so let’s take a look at it. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Stella’ for iOS and Android game review

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Rovio recently released a new Angry Birds game. The 48712721317th game in the series, Angry Birds Stella features brand new characters and story. Let’s take a look.

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Moto Hint Bluetooth headset brings hands-free voice operation for your phone

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Along with the Moto X, Moto G, and the Moto 360, Motorola also announced the new Moto Hint. It is a tiny Bluetooth headset that plugs into your ear and is barely noticeable.

The main feature of the Moto Hint is being able to control your phone with your voice. Want to call someone, send a message, locate an address, update your Facebook status, or just check the weather? Just say “Ok Google” followed by your query the way you would in Google Now. Read more »

Watch the new Moto G in the official promo video

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Motorola has announced the successor to its most popular phone to date, the Moto G. Once again, called just the Moto G, the new phone improves mostly upon the display, camera, and speakers over its predecessor while retaining the same great price.

The new Moto G has a 5.0-inch 720p display, compared to the 4.5-inch 720p display on the original Moto G. The phone, just like the new Moto X, is bigger than its predecessor. Read more »

Check out the new Moto X official video

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Motorola has finally taken the wraps off the second iteration of its popular Moto X smartphone, called, well, the Moto X. The new Moto X looks similar to the previous one but is bigger and more powerful now.

The new Moto X has a 5.2-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display, an upgrade over the 4.7-inch 720p display on the original Moto X. This has made the phone go from measuring 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm to 140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97mm. To clarify, that’s bigger than the Nexus 5. The compact size was arguably one of the best features of the original Moto X but that’s not the case anymore. Read more »

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab Active

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Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Tab Active, a ruggedized version of their Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. The tablet features an anti-shock covering that protects it from drops as high as 1.2m. It is also dust and water resistant with IP67 certificate.

The Galaxy Tab Active has a 8.0-inch, 1280×800 resolution LCD, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 3.1 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, C-Pen stylus, 4,450mAh replaceable battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. Read more »