Sony Ericsson is a pretty big name in tennis – the Sony Ericsson Open just finished and it is a title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association. So, it came as a big surprise when it was announced that Maria Sharapova will promote Samsung products from now on (she was a Sony Ericsson ambassador for 4 years).
Currently, her deal covers only Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and is for three years. A new deal that covers the rest of the world might be signed next year. Read more »
The phone industry has made numerous attempts to create a ladies’ phone, but most of them proved unsuccessful. The reason is probably that those phones tended to offer dated hardware at high prices, falsely presuming that women wouldn’t care about smooth performance, apps etc.
What if we told you that you can convert a regular iPhone 4 or 4S into something the ladies will like? All it takes is some screwdriver skills, a $10 tool kit and a $50 replacement back. Read more »
After seven years since the EOS 20Da came out, Canon has released a successor to its special class of DSLR cameras geared towards capturing the wonders of the night sky in the form of the EOS 60Da.
The new EOS 60Da packs a 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is greatly improved over the 8.2 megapixel sensor on the 20Da. It features in improved infrared-blocking filter for better hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity, which is three times greater than its predecessor. The EOS 60Da can capture images in sensitivities as high as ISO 12,800 and has a nine-point auto-focus system. Read more »
Now that’s a bit of a surprise. After berating the new iPad for its heating and charging issues, the Consumer Reports now thinks that the iPad is the best tablet on the market.
In case you haven’t followed the entire saga, Consumer Reports first reviewed the new iPad when it came out and showered it with praise. A few days later, they followed the review with a sensational article as to how the new iPad was running uncomfortably hotter than its predecessor and how it refuses to charge while you are using it. And now, a few days later, Consumer Reports is going back on its initial claims and praising the new iPad again for its excellent all-round performance. Read more »
When we reviewed the Sony Xperia S, we loved its 4.3″ LCD screen with HD resolution. It turns out however, that the display is far from perfect. Apparently, the unit develops a rather uncool yellow tint when the device warms up.
Thankfully, Sony Mobile Communications has admitted about the existence of the issue in a limited number of devices shipped. Read more »
We might not be your average digital camera review site, but we know a thing or two about DSLR’s – we’ve been using the Canon 5D Mark II since it was first released to take pictures and videos of the phones visiting our office; the ones you see on our site every day. Naturally, we were intrigued by the announcement of the new 5D Mark III and we jumped at the opportunity to test it in our day to day tasks.
Long story short – we liked it so much, it has replaced our Mark II as our in-house camera. The Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly revolutionary and in no way is it “resolutionary”, but there are numerous small improvements and fixes which made the upgrade a no-brainer. Join us as we take a look at whats new. Read more »
After the success the Angry Birds game series has achieved, it’s only logical to see Rovio try out and push the franchise onto other mediums.
According to Rovio’s chief of animation, Nick Dorra, the Angry Birds characters will star in 52 episodes, each being two-and-a-half to three minutes long. Read more »
The HTC One X and the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip aim to start a new chapter in the smartphone performance books. Being the first quad-core chipset in a handset, Tegra 3 faces extremely high expectations and we were as curious as you are to find out if it will live up to them.
So we ran a bunch of benchmark apps on the One X and we are rushing to give you the results, garnished with our findings. To put its results into perspective we compared them to some of the best dual-core droids, the Exynos inside Samsung Galaxy S II, the TI OMAP making the Samsung Galaxy Nexus tick and the Snapdragon powering the HTC Sensation XE. Read more »
The new Total Recall movie just got its full-length trailer, and it looks quite tasty.
The remake stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston. Read more »
Rumors are starting to surface about a future indie movie covering the early days of Steve Jobs. And if they are to be true, we might see Ashton Kutcher playing the former Apple CEO.
It might seem strange that an actor known primarily for his comedy roles is going to fill in the shoes of Jobs in a biography flick, but you have to admit there’s strong resemblance between young the Steve Jobs and the star from Two and a half men Kutcher. Read more »
Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset has been making waves in the Android world and with an ever increasing number of tablets adopting the quad-core SoC, it was only a matter of time before smartphones joined the fray too.
The HTC One X is taking center stage as the Taiwanese company’s new flagship for 2012 and we go hands-on to see what it has to offer besides being the first quad-core smartphone to market. Read more »
The developers from Bungie have ended their relationship with the “Halo” video game franchise in a truly memorable fashion. The studio released an infographic, showing the data it collected from “Halo” online multiplayer over the years.
Now get ready for some serious numbers. Read more »
Northern-based and ice-clad Nokia has prepared an interesting new phone for the world – the cold, awaiting an eventual next Ice Age world.
The phone’s exterior is made from, wait for it, ice, while the innards are superhydrophobic or otherwise water-proof. It also seems to run Windows Phone, judging by the provided picture. Read more »
Google has found a way to speed sending emails with its new feature – Gmail Tap. It brings a Morse code keyboard with just two keys instead of the regular 26 or more.
The new keyboard has a space bar too, does the Morse-specific audio tones and even supports predictive text. Read more »
The iFixit team’s dedication to disassembling the latest iPad goes to enormous lengths year after year. Not anymore it doesn’t, as the company says “No!” to tedious and lengthy procedures and “Yes!” to easy and smart dismantling tools.
Meet the iPad Fubar—by Stanley, the new tool that is on sale right now from iFixit, which is aimed not only at professionals, but also at the average Joe, who doesn’t have a whole day to fix a simple hardware problem with his new iPad. Read more »