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Sony A5100 packs ultra fast AF without weighing you down

Sony A5100 packs ultra fast AF without weighing you down

Thanks in no small part to smartphones, digital cameras today need to compete not just in raw power but also in portability. To fill its shelves with such products, Sony is launching the new A5100 which boasts of features that would sing to more serious photographers but still comes in a lightweight, ultra-compact package that won't make you feel like you're lugging around half your studio around with you.

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Humin lands on iOS to make your phone app more human

Humin lands on iOS to make your phone app more human

As much as our smartphones have evolved to become smarter, sometimes even more than us, the "phone" part of our devices have changed very little since they day they went digital. Humin wants to change all that. Now available for iPhones, Humin replaces the default iOS phone and contacts app to make collecting people's names and numbers a richer and more memorable experience.

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eBay tipped to be considering Bitcoin adoption

eBay tipped to be considering Bitcoin adoption

It seems that cryptocurrency will really be here to stay, especially if retail giants start taking it seriously. According to insider sources, eBay is in talks with various Bitcoin exchanges, seeking to integrate this new kind of currency into its existing Braintree payment system, opening the doors to paying for popular services like Uber using intangible money.

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BlackBerry Passport leaked hands-on reveal a talented keypad

BlackBerry Passport leaked hands-on reveal a talented keypad

If you still think that BlackBerry's next high profile smartphone is some elaborate marketing stunt, better wake up, smell the coffee, and watch this video. Courtesy of Carphone Warehouse, we're getting a second-hand look at how the BlackBerry Passport would look and feel like in the real world. Aside from looking huge and awkward, it seems that the Passport is quite equipped to accomplish what BlackBerry is setting it out to do, to be a no-nonsense business-minded mobile device.

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Lenovo Fiscal Q1 figures show strong mobile and PC sales

Lenovo Fiscal Q1 figures show strong mobile and PC sales

It is all good news for Lenovo based on its financial reports for the first fiscal quarter of the year which ended June 30. Not only has it beat all odds and ended up with a net profit significantly higher than what analysts estimated, its PC business also managed to stay on top, not to mention profitable, during a period of lull in the entire industry. It is quite telling, however, that Lenovo declares that for the first time, it has sold more smartphones ever than PCs, bulk of which went to its chief market of China.

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Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung may have just unveiled its "fashion-sensible" Galaxy Alpha smartphone, but working behind the scenes is a new Eynos processor to deliver unmatched power to the next generation of Samsung devices. But even if the new Exynos 5430 manages to outperform most of the leading mobile processors in the market, it still manages to draw less power than its own predecessors, thanks to the use of a new manufacturing process.

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Sony BRAVIA S90 UHD TVs: company’s first curved line

Sony BRAVIA S90 UHD TVs: company’s first curved line

You may be already familiar with the curved TV rat race between LG and Samsung, but that other key player in the TV industry won't be content to take that status quo sitting down. Sony will soon be launching its own curved TV line, starting with this new S90 series. Boasting of 4K resolution, a subtler curve, and better sound quality, these 65 and 75 inch UHD TV sets are poised to become Sony's champions in the hectic contest for the world's best curved living room screen.

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