Leica has announced a new T-System of cameras, with the first one being called the Leica T. The Leica T is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, milled out of a solid block of aluminum in a way only Leica can.
Inside, the gorgeous body is a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor with 1080p30 video recording ability. On the back is a 3.7-inch touchscreen display. You can also get an optional viewfinder, that also comes with GPS built-in. Read more »
Acer is holding a press event next week on April 29 in New York. As the teaser image suggests, the company will unveiling several new devices.
The snippet in the far right suggests that a refreshed Iconia Tab B1-730 should be part of the new lineup. Read more »
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President at Google and the father of Google+, has left the company. Gundotra announced his departure from the company in a post on Google+.
Gundotra has been working for Google for close to eight years, and has worked on many projects, the biggest ones being Google+ and Google I/O. He was frequently seen at the latter, giving keynotes at the company’s launch events. Read more »
The company behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves announced that it got officially acquired by Facebook. Financial details of the transaction have not been revealed.
Like Instagram and Whatsapp, Moves will continue to operate independently. Read more »
An unannounced Motorola smartphone with the model name XT912A has been put through the popular graphics benchmark GFXBench. Doing so revealed that it’s shaping up to be a Moto X successor as it packs a Snapdragon 800 chipset and 2GB of RAM.
Additionally, the Motorola XT912A features a 5.2″ display of full HD resolution, making up for a pixel density of 424 ppi. Read more »
4K TVs are slowly growing in popularity but to enjoy them to their fullest potential, you’ll need a good 4K video source. Sony’s 2012 and 2013 4K TVs don’t have native HEVC decoding, but the company is correcting this oversight with the new FMP-X5 player.
The Sony FMP-X5 decodes 4K HEVC video and sends it to a 4K Bravia TV over an HDMI cable. Read more »
The latest data from Opera’s Mediaworks ad tracking platform shows that Android has for the first time surpassed iOS in number of mobile ad impressions.
Apple’s iPhones and iPads still generate more ad revenue, however, receiving 52% of ad revenue, despite accounting for just 38.2% of all impressions. Read more »
Qualcomm, maker of chipsets and wireless modems, published its quarterly financial report and the numbers shows an increase in revenue and net income compared to the same quarter last year.
“We delivered another solid quarter, driven by demand for our leading multimode 3G/LTE chipset solutions and record licensing revenues,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. Read more »
Facebook has reported the financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, up by 72% over the same period last year. Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up by 82% from the same period last year.
Facebook also reported the numbers for the active users using the service. Currently, Facebook is clocking in at 1.28 billion monthly active users, a 15% growth compared to last year, along with 1.01 billion monthly active users from mobile devices, a solid 34% increase over last year. Read more »
Japan Display is working to release a 10.1″ IPS LCD with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). This makes up for the impressive pixel density of 438 ppi, which is comparable to the current high-end smartphones.
The 4K 10.1″ display features 1100:1 contrast ratio with a 160-degree viewing angle and a brightness of 400 nits. Read more »
After releasing the first Windows 8.1 update earlier this month, Microsoft is now working on the second update that is expected to arrive in August with some much requested features.
One of the key features is actually an old feature of Windows that will be making a comeback: the Start menu. Read more »
Microsoft released a Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1. If you are among the many early adopters of the new OS, you can head to the Windows Phone Marketplace (where the app enjoys quite a few good reviews already) and try it out.
The application supports multi-touch and Windows OS gestures thanks to Remote Desktop Protocol and Remote FX. Read more »
ARM’s sales have slowed down a bit, and the chipset maker isn’t enjoying the profitability they once did.
This is mostly due to the drop in high-end smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2014. Read more »
It appears that Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 is hotter beyond anyone’s expectations. Only three days after going live, the developer version of the newly-launched OS runs on 3.1% of all WP devices.
The data you see above comes from AdDuplex – the largest cross promotion network for both WP and Windows 8 apps. Read more »
Mobile photo imaging editors rejoice: Sony’s Background defocus application is now available for download through the Google Play Store.
If you’re not rocking a Sony Xperia handset, however, don’t hold your breath, as the app is exclusive to Sony handsets with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or later. Read more »