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Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products. With handset screens getting larger and applications such as streaming primetime shows and video chat becoming more prevalent, it's not surprising that some handsets such as the HTC Evo 4G include a built-in kickstand. Most phones, though,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Just when we thought ancient wooden boxes were all the rage among camera collectors, a compact beauty has shattered our theories -- this 1923 Leica 0-series just sold at auction for €1,320,000, or about 1.89 million in US money. Curiously enough, the exact same auction house reportedly sold the exact... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Well, Sony Ericsson might just deserve a gold star for effort. A week ago we reported that a possible rollout of the long-rumored Facebook integration update would come to select Xperia series phones this week, and we're seeing the process begin today. The recipients of this particular push are the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Worried that Panasonic would kill off Sanyo's signature pistol-grip camcorders after it bought its rival last year? Fear not -- Panny just went and resurrected Sanyo's ergonomic design with three new models - slapping its own brand on 'em, of course. And, in a move that would do Sanyo proud,... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
It may look like a space heater (in the best way possible, of course), but what you're looking at is actually Digital Storm's very first pre-built gaming system, the ODE. Available in your choice of "Good," "Better," "Best," or "Ultimate" configurations, the rig packs a Core i7-2600K processor that can... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Kingston has announced a new microSDHC memory card for use in the likes of smartphones, tablet PCs and digital cameras. The card comes with a standard SD adapter, so you won't have to invest in a new card reader after purchasing one.As a number of Samsung compacts accept microSDHC, and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Look closely at that blue blob up above and you'll realize it's made up of 500 butterflies, each one meticulously cut from photovoltaic cells. The hundreds of insects collect the sun's rays as they flutter around a giant glass bulb that turns into a churning mass of light after dusk.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Hey, look at that: it's a keyboard dock for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The folks at mforum.ru caught this guy on camera at the Russian launch of Samsung's latest slates. We don't have a lot of details here, but it looks a heck of a lot like the dock for... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Watch out Oregon, Garmin's getting ready to throw you to the grizzlies. Montana, the GPS-maker's new handheld series, offers three models, including two with a built-in 5 megapixel camera. We wouldn't expect image quality to best that of a good cellphone, but we assume you'll at least be able to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
We don't often jailbreak our iPhones to test apps, but a facial recognition unlock tool seemed a worthy excuse, so we gave it a shot. RecognizeMe uses the front-facing camera in your iPhone 4 (and iPad 2, eventually) to unlock the phone for its owner. Unfortunately, it also unlocked the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
The Samsung Infuse 4G is a beautiful 4.5-inch tabletphone, but it's not for the spec junkies of the world -- a single-core processor and Android 2.2 just don't impress such folk these days, regardless of actual performance. However, This is my next reports Samsung's cooking up a $350 handset that... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
The Panasonic Lumix G3 is the latest in the successful line of G-series Micro Four Thirds products, updating the Lumix G2 model. Far from a simple upgrade, the Lumix G3 is some 25% smaller than its predecessor - certainly taking the ‘compact' element of the Compact System Camera category and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Full Review Read more ... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
You know what's cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets to your most loyal developers at Google I/O. You know what's not cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets that can't have files loaded onto them. Believe or not, that's exactly what happened at this week's I/O conference, where hordes of developers... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Sure, the Xperia Play may have that slick gamepad slider, shoulder buttons, and Sony Playstation's official blessing, but can it hold its own against the Shadow's analog pad? Probably, because despite the new contender's self described status of a "mobile Playstation," its lack of shoulder buttons won't help it play... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
We're big fans of charming, ungainly Solar Impulse, and of Captain Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg's quest to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane. In case you missed the live stream: the Swiss flier just got a little closer to that goal by completing its first international flight, taking... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Nobody likes being bothered while they're really getting into a movie, and as we all know you can't really get into a movie unless it's in 3D. Right? Sir Ian McKellen took things a step further, not only watching a screening of The Hobbit in the third dimension but doing... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
KEEP THE CAMERA STEADYHolding the camera at arm's length when shooting is not conducive to achieving the sharpest possible images, but there are ways you can minimise the risk of camera shake reducing the sharpness of your shots. To provide greater stability bend your arms so that your elbows are... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Alongside the release of the Panasonic Lumix G3 Micro Four Thirds camera another compact has been launched in the form of the Lumix FS22. This new model offers an impressive 16MP sensor, 4x optical zoom (from a 28mm wide angle lens) and 3inch touch screen.There's also a HD movie mode,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
Letting Apple control most facets of your computing experience is just a fact of life for the Mac faithful, but the company may have gone too far for some with the most recent iMac refresh. Want to swap out that hard drive for a bigger one or replace a dead... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera
We're just getting into the swing of spring, flowers blooming and skeeters biting, but already it's been a great year for Samsung -- if we ignore the whole lawsuit thing. Just a few weeks ago the company delivered to us our highest scoring Android phone yet, the Galaxy S II... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Compare SLR Camera