Misc gadget articles

Samsung has started production of smaller, faster 64GB embedded memory chips

There’s been a worrying trend of smartphones and tablets having very little on-board storage and no memory card slots, so this comes as a bit of good news – Samsung has already started production of new embedded memory chips for mobile devices with 64GB capacity.

The chips are built on a 10nm process and are 20% smaller than current chips, while offering 30% better performance compared to Samsung’s older models (“older” here means from five months...

Lightning TV-out and Camera Connection Kit cables priced, iPad mini Smart Cover too

Apple’s event brought things like a refreshed retina iPad, the long expected iPad mini and new Mac computers. There were new accessories too – several new Lightning cables (HDMI, VGA, SD and USB) and a Smart Cover for the iPad mini.

The iPad mini covers are smaller versions of the ones for the full-size iPad and they have the same functionality – automatically waking the tablet when you open them and then serving as stands (in two different positions)....

Kindle Paperwhite starts shipping today, the first reviews are in

Shopping for an e-book reader this holiday season is certainly an exciting task, from a geek’s point of view at least. There are interesting offers on all price points and manufacturers and bookstores are vying for your attention. Whatever your price range though, you can’t miss on checking out the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, which just launched today. Priced at $119 with Special Offers (which means lockscreen ads), this is probably the most sophisticated e-book reader your money...

Europe finally gets the Kindle Fire (and Fire HD too), pre-orders now live

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and the refreshed Kindle Fire slates announced just yesterday in the USA, are already heading to Europe (for the first time).

All EU Amazon stores are already taking pre-orders for the Kindles and will launch them in the end of October.

The refreshed Kindle Fire costs €159/£129 and will be released on October 25.

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will become available on the same day and will cost you €199/£159 for the...

The new Kindle Fire HD trio is ad-supported on the lockscreen in the US and Europe

If you have wondered how the new Kindle Fire HD prices are possible, the answer is simple – they all have ads on the lockscreen.

Whether you like it or not, you won’t be able to remove the ads, no extra payment options are available for now.

The disturbing thing here is not that the Kindles have ads on their lockscreens, but that Amazon won’t be offering an option to remove them. There won’t be more expensive ad-free Kindles either.

Update (September 8): As it...

Watch the full yesterday’s Amazon Kindle announcement here

In case you’ve missed Amazon’s press event yesterday, the new Kindle lineup presentations is now on YouTube.

Amazon has uploaded the full-length video in 1080p. You can watch it right now!

The presentation is nothing impressive really, but it proves once again a very interesting point – every new feature, no matter how small or unimportant, can appear ground-breaking with the proper advertisement.

This type of events was started by Apple and Amazon are...

Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 920 PureMotion HD+ display tech is all about

Yesterday, we talked in length about the new variation of the PureView technology found on the new Nokia Lumia 920. But that’s not the only new feature that Nokia introduced with the phone.

Nokia also announced a display related feature that they like to call PureMotion technology. We are about to find out what it is and how it will help you in real...

Amazon upgrades Kindle Fire, presents a brand-new Kindle Fire HD lineup with 7.0, 8.9 and 8.9 4G LTE tablets

Amazon didn’t forget the Kindle Fire tablets, either. The old Kindle Fire gets a hardware upgrade – the processor has been updated to run at 1.2GHz, the RAM has been doubled to 1GB and the battery life has been improved. With the new parts the Kindle Fire is now 40% faster. It costs $159 and will hit the shelves on September 14.

Amazon also announced the new Kindle Fire HD. It’s a powerful tablet with a 7.0 or 8.9-inch IPS display options.

The 7.0-inch model runs on a...

Amazon announced Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, refreshes the basic Kindle

Amazon has just unveiled the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s a new thin e-reader with revolutionary Paperwhite screen where whites are whiter and black are blacker. The new (capacitive) display offers 25% more contrast and 62% more pixels, reaching 212ppi for an even crisper text.

Thanks to the new technology, the new Kindle Paperwhite is just 9.1mm thin and weighs 213 grams. Among the most touted feature is the screen lighting system. Along the screen there is a patented light guide...

LG launches world’s first 84-inch, 4K 3D TV in Korea

LG has launched the world’s first 84-inch ‘Ultra Definition’ 4K 3D TV in Korea, with plans to release in international markets soon. This gigantic panel has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, which is basically four times the resolution of a 1080p display.

The TV, which is named 84LM9600, comes with LG’s Cinema 3D and a whole bunch of other features with 3D in the name. You also get a pair of passive 3D glasses for viewing the 3D content.

While on...