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Magic Lantern software tweak enables 24fps RAW video support on Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Just like its predecessor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is known for its quality video recording performance that rivals professional video cameras. Now, thanks to a little software tweak by Magic Lantern, the Mark III can not just rivals them, but even exceeds them.

Magic Lantern is a custom software for Canon DSLRs that runs alongside Canon’s firmware and adds additional features not present by default. In case of the Canon 5D Mark III, this firmware adds the ability to record RAW video in 24fps at 14-bit quality per frame. Read more »

BLU Life View hands-on impressions

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The BLU Life View is certainly not what passes as a budget-friendly Android smartphone these days. With a 5.7” HD IPS display, quad-core CPU, dual-SIM functionality, and a metal clad body, the handset looks like anything but a device with a sub-$300 price tag.

Roughly a year ago, the BLU Studio 5.3 turned our idea about a budget smartphone upside down. This time around, the Miami based manufacturer launched a trio of Life series smartphones, and the 5.7” View is leading the way as the flagship of the bunch. Read more »

Google brings Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ together into a 15GB shared pool of cloud storage

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In its continuing quest to streamline its online services, Google brought three of its most popular goodies under the same roof. In its official Gmail blog, the search giant announced that, beginning over the next couple of weeks, Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ will merge into the same 15GB pool of shared cloud storage.

The move by Google, allows users to allocate their available storage any way they like between the three services. An updated Google Drive storage page will be updated to show the usage of the storage space. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 928 showcases it’s low-light imaging and audio recording prowess in unofficial tests

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Some lucky fellow apparently had a Nokia Lumia 928 for quite a while, as he took it to a large number of concerts and shot videos with it. Concerts are dark venues with bright flashing lights and loud music – just about as bad as it can get for a video camera. The Lumia 928 however, actually did a pretty good job at it.

The camera has been optimized for low light, but the HAAC microphones are perhaps even more impressive as they captured clean audio despite the thundering music. Read more »

Flipboard for iOS updated to v2.02, check out your friends’ magazines

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A new update to popular news-consuming application Flipboard brings about a handful of new features. Magazine curators can now make fuller standalone profiles and readers can easily find what magazines their friends have created thanks to the new Friends category in the Content Guide. But that’s not all.

Flipboard opened the magazine curation feature to iOS users some 2 months ago with v2.0 of their app, but Android users only got it last week. Read more »

Smartphone users demand even larger screens according to Strategy Analytics

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It seems that screen size may be more than just a numbers game played between smartphone makers, as the most recent poll from Strategy Analytics reveals that most users now prefer a 4.5-inch screen.

This is up from 4.3 inches when the last time the poll was taken, back in 2011. Read more »

Sony prepares a 13.3-inch e-ink stylus-enabled tablet for students

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Sony has just announced its new project – 13.3-inch slate with e-ink touchscreen and stylus input support.

The tablet features a 13.3-inch flexible e-ink display with a resolution of 1200×1600 pixels, stylus-enabled touch panel above the screen, 4 GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. Read more »

Alleged Motorola X shows up in GFXBenchmark scores, runs Android 4.2.2 on Snapdragon 600 chipset

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With Google I/O getting close (it kicks off in just two days) we were bound to see Motorola X rumors heat up. A device claiming to be it surfaced in GFXBenchmark scores as Motorola XT1058 (supposedly AT&T’s version of the Motorola X).

The X phone already showed up in AnTuTu scores, showing an uninspiring result for a 1.5GHz processor. Read more »

Sony Xperia ZR official promo videos surface

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Sony announced the younger sibling of Xperia Z, the Xperia ZR earlier in the day. And as the tradition goes on such occasions, the first promo videos of the waterproof and dust-resistant smartphone are now live.

The first video ad of the Xperia ZR talkes about the experience of underwater filming in Full HD resolution. The commercial also promotes the sleek design of the smartphone along with its single touch sharing feature. Read more »

Skype for BlackBerry Z10 now available in BlackBerry World

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Skype’s BlackBerry Z10 version leaked a few weeks ago and now, the app is officially available in the BlackBerry World.

Skype for BlackBerry Z10 comes with the ability to send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts. The app also allows you to talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype. Read more »

Ubisoft releases new ‘Watch Dogs’ gameplay video

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We have already seen some gameplay videos of Ubisoft’s upcoming open world action-adventure game Watch Dogs. It is easily one of the most interesting games that is currently in development due to the incredibly detailed gameplay environment and the ways in which you can interact with it. The fact that it looks great also helps.

Ubisoft has now released a new gameplay video that shows us a bit more of the gameplay. At its heart Watch Dogs is an open world action-adventure game much like the Grand Theft Auto games but here you can hack into the city’s various electronic devices and control them through the game’s interface to your advantage. Read more »

RHA SA950i on-ear headphones review

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At a quick glance, the RHA SA950i on ear headphones look like they want to accomplish everything a headset can possibly do. Priced at $59.99, the headphones qualify as an entry-level model, yet their maker boasts that they deliver professional grade audio quality and superb ergonomics. To top things off, the RHA SA950i come with a pretty sweet three-year warranty.

Founded in 2008, the British audio company Reid Heath Acoustics’ (RHA) team spent three years in product research and development before releasing a product to the market. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the young company has already established a name for itself by offering affordable, high-quality products and superb customer service – enough to make me plenty curious to put the RHA SA950i headset through its paces. Read more »

HTC HD2 hacked to run on Firefox OS

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HTC HD2 has been one of the most developer friendly devices for a long time now. The smartphone was launched with Windows Mobile on board and later, the device was hacked to run everything from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, through Ubuntu to Windows RT.

Now, the developers have ported the recently launched Firefox OS to run on HTC HD2. Unfortunately, the ported OS has a few issues with SIM not being detected, low volume, camera and mass storage for now. Read more »

‘Circulets’ for iOS and Android game review

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Circulets is the newest two-player game from India-based Hashstash Studios. The game is now available for both iOS and Android.

Circulets involves collecting circles or ‘circulets’ towards your side of the screen. The one with the most points in the end wins the game. The game sounds simple and fun in theory and also looks quite pretty, so we decided to take it for a spin. Read more »

Google Play Games leaked ahead of Google I/O

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Earlier, the APK teardown of the MyGlass application had suggested that a new Android gaming service from Google was on the way. Now, the official APK of the Google Play Games has been leaked ahead of Google I/O.

The teardown of the MyGlass app had showed us that the service would include real time and turn based multiplayer, in-game chat, leader boards, invitations, lobbies and achievements. Read more »