Samsung’s MacBook Air killer laptop, the Samsung 9 Series, is alerady on sale – the 13.3” version has been out for a while and now the 11.6” version joins in too. Packing a Intel Core i3 380UM dual-core CPU inside a 15mm thin frame made of duralumin, the 11.6” laptop weighs a hair over a kilogram.
That lightness comes at a heavy price for your wallet though, the Samsung 9 Series 11.6” will set you back $1,199… Read more »
Display quality is climbing higher and higher on the priority list of everyone in the search for a new handset, so we thought it would only be fair if we give it more coverage in our reviews. That’s why we have just expanded the display section with another, more scientific test that should help you get a better impression of each unit.
Contrast ratio is the most important aspect of the performance of each display – deep blacks and bright colors is what everyone wants to have on their next handset. However manufacturers usually don’t list the exact specs and even if they do, they post misleading numbers that don’t reflect real-life performance accurately.
That’s why we decided it would be best if we started measuring that ourselves. From now on, you will see a new table in each of our reviews quoting the exact luminance levels (brightness) of white and black colors and the contrast ratio for every handset. Read more »
The world’s fourth largest manufacturer (yeap, that’s ZTE) has just unveiled a couple of new additions to its mobile devices portfolio. The Chinese company is preparing a high-end Android smartphone called Style S and the V11 10” LTE-packing tablet, running on Honeycomb.
The full specs sheets haven’t been confirmed just yet, but we understood that the Style S will be an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a 4.3” screen. Read more »
The Android Market will soon be getting in-app purchasing and billing functionality. The new function has now entered into a testing cycle and is due to become official next week.
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Android has legs, hands and it already got some thumbs. What’s next then? Well, it can always try to dance.
The video you are about to see is shot in Taiwan in front of an XPERIA Arc stand. I doubt that this dancing robot was meant to star in a viral video clip, but it’s exactly what this video has turned into.
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Duke Nukem Forever is delayed again, guys. Not a big surprise there, right? Fortunately, it’s going to launch just a month later than the previously announced date in May – 10 June 2011. Gearbox prepared a funny video to give you the news and apologize for them.
The legendary game has been in development since 1997 and a month’s delay is nothing compared to those 14 years of waiting.
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Today is a big day for the old continent. The Apple iPad 2 and Nintendo 3DS have just hit the shelves. Huge lines, stock shortages and online shipping delays of up to four weeks mark the iPad launch day. The iGadget also premieres in Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
The Nintendo 3DS launch also caused huge lines of impatient fans looking to get the popular console. Read more »
Asus has made an ad for their upcoming Eee Pad Transformer and it looks surprisingly… bad. It’s based on the popular Big Bang Theory TV series and consists of dorky humor, 70s hair styles and a “I know where this is going before it’s happened” plotline. The actors also use the word “product” one too many times.
The Eee Pad Transformer itself is being released today in Taiwan and in the US in April. It will have Android 3.0 Honeycomb preinstalled, 10.1-inch 1280×800 display and a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor inside. By the way, pictured above is the real cast of The Big Bang Theory, not the fake ones from the Asus ad. Read more »
Google’s obviously reluctant to release the source code of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the public. The company has just announced its decision.
This may come as a shock to many developers and users alike. But the logic behind this move is Read more »
The BlackBerry PlayBook just got a whole lot hotter. The tablet was already looking like a pretty sweet deal with its incredibly user-friendly UI and the serious stuff that was going on under its hood, but the lack of apps looked like it might hold it back.
With Android and iOS already in the hundreds of thousands, the PlayBook looked doomed to be relegated to the role of an also-ran. Fortunately, RIM seems to have found a cure to this issue, making its tablet look like a winner from the very beginning. Apparently, the slate will be supporting native BlackBerry and Android apps, giving it an easy access to the goodies offered by developers in both App markets. Read more »
NVIDIA seems to have developed a taste for dual GPUs recently. Today the company launched its latest GTX590, which is basically a couple of GTX580 units soldered together.
And even though some power/heat limitations forced NVIDIA to lower the clocks of 1024 CUDA cores inside the GTX590, compared to the GTX580 this is one beast of a GPU. Early reviews put it within 1% of the AMD Radeon HD 6990, a.k.a. the fastest single card on Earth. And the new NVIDIA baby is way quieter, too. Read more »
Today marks the completion of the 10th year of Mac OS X existence. The OS X has gone a long way through those years – abandoned the PowerPC architecture, adopted the Intel one, dropping the Classic apps support and brought completely new looks, tons of new features, apps, services and utilities.
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
The first Mac OS launched way back in 1984, while the Mac OS X was publicly released on 24 March 2001. Today we are already looking forward to the next major release – Lion, which will finally create a bridge between the Apple mobile platform iOS and the desktop OS X. Read more »
The Samsung Apps application store for Bada has just shot past the 100 million downloads mark. It took it about nine months, which means that four Bada apps have been downloaded every second.
Of course, those numbers aren’t quite as impressive as those of the Apple App Store, which got its first 100 million downloads in about four months, but it’s a good achievement for a platform that is meant to be a replacement for feature phones. Read more »
Uh-oh! Out of all manufacturers, we never though it will be HTC to follow Motorola in locking the bootloaders of their smartphones. That would make it harder to throw in a custom ROM of your choice – it happened to the HTC Thunderbolt and that might be the case with the HTC Incredible S.
The lock on the Thunderbolt was pried open quite fast and if the Incredible S is locked, its lock on the bootloader and recovery might not last much longer… Read more »
At the very beginning, when Amazon opened its App Store for business, AT&T Android users were locked out of the fun. The reason behind this was that the US carrier considers the newly announced app store’s content as third party, thus unusable.
Naturally this action was a bummer for AT&T customers, who wanted to try the new app store, not to mention to download the Angry Birds Rio for free, as it was exclusively launched by Amazon in its app store. Read more »