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Panasonic announces DMC-GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera, two new lenses and a battery grip

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Photokina is now underway and we’ve already seen new cameras by virtually every major manufacturer out there. It’s now Panasonic’s turn to join the fun as the company just unveiled its latest Micro Four Thirds camera.

The Panasonic DMC-GH3 comes to replace the GH2 Micro 4/3 camera. Along with the GH3 Panasonic also ousted two new LUMIX G X series lenses – 12-35mm and 35-100mm and a new battery grip. Read more »

The Gentlemen’s response to the Apple iPhone 5

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The iPhone 5 is coming out on Friday and the Gentlemen’s video has arrived just in time for the smartphone’s launch.

The parody promo video is shot in the familiar spirit of Apple’s promos and adds tons of humor at the expense of the iOS flagship. If you are not familiar, those are the same guys who did the viral promo of the iPhone 4 two years ago. Read more »

The queuing for the iPhone 5 has already started, 8 days before the phone launches

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This year the annual “iPhone camping” started eight full days before the new iPhone 5 actually becomes available in stores. The line at the Fifth Avenue store in New York is already pretty long and has some colorful characters.

The first two people in line Hazem Sayed, 54, and Sage, 31, are working together and are using the opportunity to promote their location-based social app, Vibe. Read more »

Canon announces EOS 6D full-frame DSLR along with PowerShot G15, S110 and SX50 HS point and shoot cameras

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Few days ago we saw Nikon announce their smallest and lightest entry level full-frame camera, the D600, at the $2100 price point. Now, Canon has announced a rival in the form of the EOS 6D, their own smallest and lightest entry-level full-frame DSLR selling for the exact same price.

The Canon 6D uses a 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels. It’s lower than the 24.3 megapixels on the D600 sensor but since the sensors are of the same size, it should theoretically give the Canon an advantage in low light situations, as the individual pixels are larger and thus will collect more light. Read more »

Fujifilm announces XF1 point and shoot camera

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Fujifilm has announced the new XF1 point and shoot camera with a stunning retro design built to fit in your pocket. The XF1 is built from aluminum and synthetic leather that Fujifilm says reproduces the feel of genuine leather.

On the front you have a 25-100mm, f/1.8 FUJINON lens with a zoom ring. The camera is activated by turning the zoom ring and when not in use you can push the ring inside the camera to make it even smaller. Read more »

‘Wild Blood’ for iOS and Android game review

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If there’s one thing Gameloft’s good at, it’s consistently bringing console quality games to the small screen. Some of these are perhaps too close to some of the console titles out there, close enough to be labelled as clones, but for those who want to experience some of the audio visual glory that they are used to seeing on the big screen in the palm of their hands, these games have rarely disappointed.

The newest title to fit this description is Wild Blood. The first Gameloft game to feature the exceptional Unreal Engine, Wild Blood promises gory hack and slash action with stunning visuals that the engine is known for. Let’s see how well it manages to do that. Read more »

Samsung guns at the iPhone 5 in its latest Galaxy S III ad

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Well, that one surely didn’t take long, guys! With the world still gushing with emotions over the Apple iPhone 5 launch, Samsung released an ad for its Galaxy S III smartphone, which aims right at Apple’s latest and greatest offering.

Under the slogan you see above, which gently (or not?) refers to the employees in the Apple stores, Samsung have listed a spec for spec comparison between the US Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5. Read more »

Shedding some light on the Google and Acer Aliyun phone fiasco

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A situation arose yesterday where Acer’s plans to announce a smartphone in China based on Alibaba’s Aliyun operating systems were brought to a screeching halt when Google threatened to basically kick Acer out of the Open Handset Alliance if it chose to go ahead with the Aliyun phone. There seems to be a lot misinformation about this situation so let’s go through it and see what really happened.

First of all, the Open Handset Alliance is a consortium of 84 companies and was started by Google. Together these companies build and develop what we know as Android. Members get to have access to the full Android experience and use it to their liking as long as the final product is still compatible with the Android ecosystem. You don’t need to be a part of this alliance to use Android, it’s open source after all, but if you’re part of the alliance you have to play by its rules. Read more »

13MP mobile camera sensor from Samsung in the works

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Samsung is in the process of developing a 13 MP camera sensor for use in mobile phones and tablets.

The S5K3L2 CIS is set to be able to capture stills with a maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels, 30 fps video. Read more »

JAYS of Sweden adds Scandinavian flavor to your headphones, we go ears-on

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JAYS of Sweden brings a rare, but welcome Scandinavian approach to personal audio products. The Stockholm-based company offers headphones which along with being well-made, sport an affordable price.

Quite frankly, my only experience with Scandianavian-flavored headphones has been trying out Bang & Olufsen headphones in a store. The goodies from the Danish company are well known for their quality and design, but also come with hefty price tag. In the case of JAYS of Sweden, I got a chance to try out the a-JAYS One+ and the a-JAYS Four. Both headsets are priced slightly above the $50 range, which was enough to get me curious. Read more »

FaceTime over cellular confirmed by Verizon for iPhone 5

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As you may or may not recall from the recent iPhone 5 announcement from Apple, the new iPhone was claimed to support FaceTime video calling over cellular networks, although it wasn’t clear for which networks.

Verizon has since confirmed that FaceTime on the iPhone 5 will be available to customers on any of their data plans. Read more »

Essential call-enabling update for Viber gets stuck in the Windows Phone Marketplace

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Ever since the popular messaging and voice calling app Viber hit Windows Phone devices, it only supports messaging. Happily, the Viber team has worked closely with Nokia to iron the issues out and add voice calls as well.

However, there’s a problem. Today, Viber posted a Facebook status explaining why the app update hasn’t been pushed – it’s been delayed by the Microsoft publishing process for the Windows Marketplace. Read more »

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and the updated Fire are available now, basic Kindle e-reader too

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The new 7″ Kindle Fires that were unveiled earlier this month are available right now on Amazon.com. That includes the revamped Kindle Fire and also the new 7″ Kindle Fire HD.

The basic Kindle e-reader is also out now. Read more »

Apple will soon release compatible VGA and HDMI to Lightning cables

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Since the new Apple iPhone 5 comes with a brand new connectivity port called Lightning, many users were disappointed their old accessories won’t work.

After the announcement Apple unveiled two adapters – Lightning to 30-pin and Lightning to microUSB. As it turned out, though, the Lighting to 30-pin ridiculously overpriced gadget won’t support TV-out. Read more »

Microsoft gives away Surface RT tablets, Windows Phone 8 devices and Windows PCs to employees

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Microsoft just decided to go Santa Claus on all its full-time employees. At the annual Microsoft employee event, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that each of the 90,000 or so full-time employees will be getting a host of freebies, including a Surface RT tablet, Windows Phone 8 device and a Windows PC.

This is not the first time Microsoft decided to lavishly appraise its employees. The last time they did this was when Windows Phone 7 was announced and each employee received a free device. Read more »