With the Nokia Lumia 928 now official and soon to be released, Nokia is stepping up its game in marketing the updated variant for the Lumia 920 – which, unfortunately will be a US-only Verizon exclusive device. Nevertheless, that isn’t stopping the Finnish company from posting two videos that focus on the seemingly superior hardware on Nokia’s latest darling.
The first, posted on Nokia’s Lumia 928 microsite, shows off the Lumia 928′s low-light video-recording capabilities. Enhanced by the PureView Optical Image Stabilisation technology, the video recorded on a roller-coaster by the Lumia 928 fared significantly better than the other two smartphones put to the test: the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. The video above also highlights the greater image focus achieved by the Lumia while recording, as well as better colour saturation compared to the other two.
Today, Nokia also added a new video to the microsite, this time highlighting the superior audio capturing hardware found on the new Lumia 928 – specifically comparing it with that on the last-generation Galaxy S III. This time, the video is shot in a busy New York subway, featuring a group of street musicians. Inevitably, the audio quality found on the Lumia 928′s video is markedly better than that on the Galaxy S III. Also, Nokia highlights the Lumia’s capability to capture high volume with no distortion – presumably using its High Amplitude Audio Capture (HAAC) dual-microphone array which somehow also made its way to the new HTC One smartphone.
Naturally, the debate here would be Nokia’s bizarre choice of pitting the Lumia 928 against a previous-generation Samsung Galaxy S III, when the Galaxy S4 is already available. In addition, the videos also seem to bring up some deja vu, with the Lumia 920 gaffe immediately springing to mind. Regardless, we’ll leave that to your eyes (and) ears to judge.
(Source: Nokia US)
Hands up if you rely on Google Translate, I do. With support for all our local languages in Malaysia – Malay, and various Chinese and Indian dialects, the very useful Google Translate tool has just gotten better. Google recently announced the support for another 5 new languages, bringing a total number of languages supported on the product to a whopping 70.
But that’s not all, Google also updated its Translate app for Android devices that brings Phrasebook into the app. Frequent travellers can now rejoice because Phrasebook allows you to save the most frequently used phrases, i.e. “Do you know where the bathroom is?” into the Android app, so you can use them wherever you go. All you need to do is log in with your Google account and save your favorite phrases into Phrasebook.
Finally, last but not least, the updated Google Translate app for Android can now translate by camera in 16 more languages. Using optical character recognition, Google Translate allows you to capture an image of a text and it can automatically translate them. The new languages added includes Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Swedish.
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At the rate that Samsung is introducing and rumored to be producing new devices, I’m beginning to think that the team behind Samsung never sleeps. Not too long ago, Samsung announced two new Galaxy Mega phablets followed by the Galaxy Tab 3 announcement and now, Samsung has been rumored to have three more Galaxy S4 variants to announce by the end of this month – Galaxy S4 mini, Zoom and Activ.
None of these devices are new of course, the Galaxy S4 mini rumors started even before the S4 was officially announced. It not only packs a smaller frame, like the Galaxy S3 mini, the hardware might get bummed down a little as well to allow for a more competitive price. Galaxy S4 Activ is the rumored rugged version of Galaxy S4 that should pack some mid-range specs that comes in a tougher exterior that is dust- and water-proof. Finally, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is the recently rumored device that is supposed to pack a great camera on a mid range body.
These devices were rumored to be in the works and will be announced later this year but according to the latest updates from SamMobile, it looks like the release date may be as soon as this month, but of course, the availability date may differ depending on region. More Samsung phones anyone?
If you have been following the Iron Man movie series since the first movie back in 2008, then you might have realized that Tony Stark (you know who he is, don’t you?) is very fond of Audi R8. As the third instalment of the hugely successful movie franchise has just been released in cinemas throughout the world, it is not a surprise that Audi has decided to take advantage of the occasion.
One of method that the company have used is by draping an Audi RS 5 DTM in Iron Man 3 livery at the recent DTM’s (German Touring Car Championship) season opener at Hockenheim. But Audi didn’t stop there though as they even had Alpinestars, Bell and Uvex came out with matching Iron Man themed gears for the driver (Adrien Tambay) and crew members.
We wonder if Alpinestars, Bell and Uvex have plans to offer those Iron Man gears for budding motorsports and Iron Man fans out there…well, ring us first then!
There are indeed tons of notebook in our market with some of them are made specific type of users but not many of them are specifically designed for ladies. Well, there’s one now: the new Fujitsu Lifebook Floral Kiss CH702, which was just launched in Malaysia yesterday by the Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific after it was first announced to the public more than six months ago.
Available in pearl white and girly pink, the feminine touch on the new Ultrabook goes beyond its color schemes as one can spot such element throughout the device. Among them are the cubic zirconia on the flip latch at the edge of the top casing, pearl-like power button and air vents with floral patterns.
Additionally, the Fujitsu Lifebook Floral Kiss CH702 is also bundled together with matching bejeweled wireless mouse in the shape of compact power case together with a slim bejeweled power adaptor as well as a set of carrying bag and pouch complete with attached pearl charms. Not enough with that, Fujitsu has also included a social network software called Diary as well as Scrapbook collage creator (both were developed in-house by the company) into the Lifebook Floral Kiss CH702 Ultrabook.
There are still more of Fujitsu Lifebook Floral Kiss CH702 to see after the jump. Click on the Read More link below to continue.
It looks like the team behind is Google is hard at work, preparing for the Google I/O event that will be happening next week, 15 May 2013. Google has now been reported to be working on a new interface for Google Maps, which brings a cleaner and bigger map.
According to screenshots revealed by the unofficial Google System Blog, the side bar on current Google Maps have been removed to allow for a full-screen map. The new design also brings better integration with Google’s very own social networking service – Google+, with the ability to restrict local search results to places recommended by top reviews or your Google+ circles.
This is just a rumour of course, there is no confirmation of when Google will, if ever, launch a new design to Google Maps, but with Google I/O around the corner, it makes perfect sense that the internet search giant is preparing all major announcements for that date.
The latest 1.08 patch for Diablo III went live yesterday, which left a terrible glitch on the controversial Real Money Auction House that doubles any amount of gold in a transaction that is cancelled. The exploit allowed users to duplicate gold at a ridiculous pace, with many reported to have duplicated billions in in-game gold in a matter of minutes.
Naturally, it caused quite an uproar among honest players, with many calling for a rollback in the game servers as the game economy is now suffering from a serious case of inflation, with some items now going for double the standard prices.
In response, Blizzard has taken the gold and Real Money Auction House offline as they investigate the bug. Also, they will be taking appropriate actions against users found to have used the exploit, including “temporary locks, suspensions, and/or bans.” Finally, Blizzard has assured users that the Auction Houses will be restored once a fix has been applied.
Samsung is reportedly planning two Tizen devices ahead of the alternative mobile operating system‘s debut later this year. The first device will be a flagship device, codenamed Redwood, and the other is set to be a mid-range entrant codenamed Melius.
The news come after a document was leaked via a PDF file posted to developers at the Tizen store, where the Redwood codename appears several times under the “Devices” column. Redwood, as was revealed during Tizen’s public appearance at this year’s MWC, is set to be “the best product equipped with the best specifications”.
Further rumours speculate that Redwood will sport 4G LTE connectivity, while the mid-range Melius will only feature 3G radios on board. Both devices will also run on the latest Tizen 2.1 revision, codenamed Magnolia. Redwood is also rumoured to be launched first in August, while Melius will be unveiled in September. In addition, the devices will also be launched in the US first, with Europe and other markets to follow.
(Source: Phone Arena)
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