Nokia has given Ovi Maps a major boost in the eye-candy department of Ovi Maps. We’ve seen 3D buildings before, but Nokia and C3 Technologies collaborated to scan entire cities – down to the last detail – and produce “photo-realistic” models.
I wouldn’t quite call it photo-realistic, but it’s certainly impressive… Read more »
Samsung released the source code for the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S – you can grab it now from their Open Source Release Center (search for GT-I9000_OpenSource_GB.zip).
Of course, the source code would only be useful for developers but regular users should reap the benefits of this release soon – in the form of new custom ROMs… Read more »
A few weeks ago I told you about some new Windows 8 screenshots illustrating the tablet-oriented Metro UI. Until now it was not clear whether we are going to see this user interface elsewhere or not. You’d better like the Metro UI because it will stick around for a while.
The Outlook screenshot above is taken from the Milestone 2 version of Office 15. Read more »
Easter is just around the corner and this can only mean one thing — Angry Birds Seasons is getting its Easter fix.
The update brings 15 new levels in the spirit of Easter. In addition to the funny looking rabbit hat-wearing green pigs, Rovio has included some Easter eggs for you to find and collect. Read more »
Some gadgets are for Japan only but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them – take this NEC MEDIAS N-06C Gingerbread droid for example. It’s not out yet, but pamphlets promise a really cool phone.
It has both performance (1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM) and rugged character (IPX5 and IPX7 certification). It’s just a bit thicker than its “world’s slimmest” counterpart, the MEDIAS N-04C, making other waterproof phones feel chubby… Read more »
Samsung has just released a rather funny video ad of their flagship superphone, the Galaxy S II. The phone is set to launch in May for the UK and early June for the rest of the major markets, so we should see more and more videos like this from Samsung in the future.
Obviously, the advert is focused on the vivid 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. But what’s more interesting is did the phone survive the encounter with the water? Read more »
Nikon recently published (and then removed) details on their US site of a new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G lens complete with a Silent Wave focusing motor.
This unofficially announced design should allow autofocus on all entry-level Nikon DSLR bodies, including the latest D5100 and D3100 the lens should work with both FX and DX DSLRs. Read more »
“CapyChimp” over at XDA Developers just released a port of the HTC Pyramid ROM to all adventurous HTC Desire HD owners. The speed of the turn around does mean that in its current state, the ROM does have very limited functionality, but this does allow users to have a look around what those picking up an EVO 3D, Sensation or Flyer are in for.
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Flickr is one of the first websites that comes to mind when you have some photos to share with friends or when you just want to upload your cat photo albums for everyone to admire. For several years Flickr has been the place to upload and share photos, no matter your how skilled you are or what gear you have.
Talking about gear, Flickr has pretty interesting statistics regarding the most used cameras that upload to their site. The top spot is taken by the good ol’ Nikon D90 – a nearly three-year-old DSLR camera, which is not such a surprise. The real shocker, is the runner-up. It’s the iPhone 4, and looking at the charts below it comes really, really close to taking the crown as Flickr’s most popular camera. Read more »
Do you remember the rumors about a better flash on the Japanese version of the XPERIA Arc – the Acro? Well, the Acro’s official presentation has just leaked and it shows a single LED flash at the back – just like the international Arc.
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After months of delays and anticipation, the BlackBerry Playbook will officially go on sale on the 19th of April, people. RIM threw a fancy launch party in New York City to celebrate the event, and we were among the lucky few who got a precious invitation.
The Playbook will begin its sales on April 19th with a starting price of $499.99 (it was initially promised by RIM that the price tag will be below $500) for the 16 Gb Wi-Fi only version. For those of you looking for a broadband enabled models – you will have to wait until some time in the summer. Read more »
To all of you PC gamers out there, there might be some motion inspired games coming your way in the near future. Unitycorp announced that it will start shipping its ASUS Kinect like motion sensor for PCs in Japan.
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The gap between the sci-fi future of Minority Report and our future just got a little bit smaller.
3 Live Shop takes the online shopping experience to the next level using the latest technology and techno-wizardry. Developed in partnership by B-REEL, Teenage Engineering and Isotop, the new tech allows a touchscreen wielding ’3′ sales assistant to help you with info about your potential purchase by showing you an interactive visual overlay on your own computer screen. They can drag, drop, resize, scale and rotate images and information beaming it straight to you. Read more »
Do you still remember Nokia’s HD Horizons project? It was about capturing the most beautiful places in Britain with a Nokia N8 from the air. Two weeks ago I told you about the first batch of awesome pictures taken by the popular aerial photographer Jason Hawkes.
Nokia N8 camera sample (click to enlarge)
Yesterday Nokia released 34 new breath-taking photos. You have to admit the phone did splendidly. Read more »
Okay we can’t say we are stunned since the 1GHz Galaxy S II was already blazing fast, but 1.2GHz version benchmark results are still pretty impressive. Obviously Samsung has not only managed to crank the clock speed up a notch, but they have also improved their drivers as the tested unit is 25% faster than the one we had at the office.
Apparently in their current states the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is about twice as good as the HTC Sensation (or Pyramid if you will) on Smartbench, where it got 3732 in productivity and 2431 in gaming and it even manages to beat it at Quadrant with the astounding 3053 points. Read more »