Tag Archives: IFA 2014

Toshiba announces the Encore Mini: At $120, it is the cheapest device running Full Windows

With the onslaught of Tablets and Chromebooks, the sales of Notebooks declined greatly, and this also meant a big decrease in Microsoft’s Revenues. Microsoft had earlier promised that it would partner with certain OEMs to creat ultra-cheap devices that run the full version of Windows 8, not that shitty Windows RT Crap.

Toshiba has announced the Encore Mini, and it seems to be the first of those devices. Sure the specs aren’t great, with a 7 Inch 1024×600 Display, a 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3570G Processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of Storage(Expandable to 128GB via MicroSD), but what matters is its Price: At $120, it offers the cheapest point of entry to Windows 8.

Even if it is a bit on the slow side, at $120 this thing offers extreme value-for-money. So what if it isn’t Android, it runs full Windows Apps!

We are excited about low-cost Windows Devices. We are a bit worried about performance, though.

What do you think of Microsoft’s Push into the low-end Market?

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With the Smartwatch 3, Sony finally joins the Android Wear Army

While Smartwatches have only recently started to catch on, with many pushing out Wearables, Sony has been in the game longer than anyone else. While most Companies are releasing their first Wearables, Sony has been at it for four generations (The latest included) from 2012.

Sony has announced the Smartwatch 3, and it is their first Android Wear Wearable. Continue reading With the Smartwatch 3, Sony finally joins the Android Wear Army

Garmin announces the Vivosmart: An Amalgamation of a Smartwatch and a Fitness Tracker

While Smartwatches still haven’t matured, Fitness Trackers are way ahead, with trendy design and useful Features. Unlike a Smartwatch, the uses of a Fitness Tracker are actually known.

Garmin has decided to give you the best of both worlds, with a Fitness Tracker that also keeps you updated of your Online Lives. Continue reading Garmin announces the Vivosmart: An Amalgamation of a Smartwatch and a Fitness Tracker

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 gets the Full HD Treatment

While in Mobile Devices, Full-HD Resolutions are common, in Laptops it is an entire other matter. Most Laptops offer 1366×768 Pixels Screen Resolution, which is woeful considering that most Smartphones nowadays sport a Full HD Resolution and screen quality deteriorates with an Increase in Size.

The Chromebooks are Laptops made only for Web-Browsing, and have a similarly streamlined OS. This allows them to be Fast Despite having low-end Specs, and this makes them extremely cheap. Continue reading Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 gets the Full HD Treatment

Samsung partners up with Oculus for Gear VR: Turns your Smartphone in to a VR Headset

Oculus is the one that kickstarted the Virtual Reality revolution with the Oculus Rift, which smashed through its Funding Goal on crowdfunding Site Kickstarter. It later got acquired by Facebook, and soon the likes of Sony’s Project Morpheus and Google’s Project Cardboard followed.

Confirming rumors, Samsung has officially announced the Gear VR, which is basically a Device that can transform the Smartphone in your Pocket into a Virtual Reality Headset. Continue reading Samsung partners up with Oculus for Gear VR: Turns your Smartphone in to a VR Headset

Sony has announced the QX1: Brings the Magic of APS-C and Interchangeable Lenses to your Smartphone

Last year, Sony had introduced the QX100 and the QX10. These were external Cameras that strapped on to your Smartphone and used your Smartphone Screen as a Viewfinder. They dramatically improved your Smartphone’s Imaging Prowess, and this year, Sony is revamping everything with the QX1. Continue reading Sony has announced the QX1: Brings the Magic of APS-C and Interchangeable Lenses to your Smartphone

Motorola’s next Flagship is not the Moto X+1

Motorola has announced the successor to last year’s Moto X, and it is called the Moto X. Motorola has chosen to not change the name to Moto X+1 like the rumors Predicted (Thankfully). Continue reading Motorola’s next Flagship is not the Moto X+1

Sony launches the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact and the Z3 Tablet Compact

Just after Samsung had wrapped up with its Unpacked Event, Sony came on, and it announced a barrage of Devices, which include the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact and the Z3 Tablet Compact. Continue reading Sony launches the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact and the Z3 Tablet Compact

Rumor: Sony’s QX1 will bring Pro-Level Interchangeable Lenses to the realm of the Smartphone

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When it comes to Smartphone Optics, Sony leads the pack, with its excellent Smartphone Camera Sensors and Lenses modelled after its equally excellent Camera Line. Sony had earlier unveiled the Sony QX10 and the QX100, which basically were Cameras that attached to and were controlled by your Smartphone.

They aimed to drastically improve the caliber of Pictures that can be taken from your Smartphone, and they succeeded. But the next generation of the QX Series will take it even further, and will bring in interchangeable Lenses to the Pack, according to a report by Sony Alpha Rumors. Continue reading Rumor: Sony’s QX1 will bring Pro-Level Interchangeable Lenses to the realm of the Smartphone