Author Archives: Vincent Nguyen

Co-founder of R3 Media, Vincent Nguyen is currently Editor-in-Chief of SlashGear and Android Community. You can follow him on Google+, twitter @Nguyen and Facebook

iPhone 5 Hands-on

iPhone 5 Hands-on

The new iPhone 5 may be instantly recognizable, but in the hand it's a very new - and very polished - device indeed. Apple has mixed together evolutionary and revolutionary where each were required, and so we get the bigger, 4-inch display, the sleek new chassis and the internal magic, such as LTE and an A6 chipset, that we were hoping for. The new iPhone 5 won't be in stores for a couple of weeks yet, so read on for our first impressions!

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iPhone keeps smartphone satisfaction crown; Builds lead over Android

iPhone keeps smartphone satisfaction crown; Builds lead over Android

Apple has taken the top spot for customer satisfaction in the latest J.D. Power survey, the company's eighth successive win, and extending its lead over Android device manufacturers like HTC and Samsung. The iPhone maker scored 849 overall, up ten points over the last survey, and putting 59 points between it and second place holder HTC. The survey, which questions owners on their happiness with different aspects of the device ownership experience, found iPhone users were particularly pleased with the handset's physical design.

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Dell XPS One 27 Hands-on

Dell XPS One 27 Hands-on

The Dell XPS One 27 isn't a new all-in-one PC, but with Windows 8 and full multitouch it really comes into its own. Fronted by a huge 27-inch Quad HD LCD - that's 2560 x 1440 - and mounted on an adjustable stand, it's an interesting alternative approach to all-in-ones to what we've seen from the other big name in the marketplace, Apple's iMac.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport first drive

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport first drive

Hyundai is showing its commitment to recycling, using the same name for two pretty different attempts at the crossover SUV market. 2013 sees not one but two Hyundai Santa Fe models: one - the "Santa Fe" - with seven seats and intended to replace the Veracruz, and the other - the "Santa Fe Sport" - trimming the wheelbase, dropping two of the seats and taking on the Ford Escape and other midrange crossovers. We caught up with the Santa Fe Sport, the first to hit the forecourt, to see whether the brand can handle two personalities.

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2013 Cadillac ATS Review [Video]

2013 Cadillac ATS Review [Video]

The 2013 Cadillac ATS has some serious challenges ahead of it. Mid-life crisis convertible aside, there's no car segment so fraught with identity issues as the compact sport sedan. So far, the BMW 3-Series has been the "I've made it" model to beat, a heady Teutonic mixture of performance, prestige and affordability, but Cadillac is hoping the smallest model in its range can light an American torch to rival it. The specter of the baby Beemer looms large over each aspect of the ATS, but that's not to say the German icon has things all its own way. We caught up with Cadillac at a 2013 ATS preview to see whether the all-new car was truly as "world-class" as promised.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is here, but can it maul Windows 8? The much-anticipated update promises more iOS-style streamlined simplicity for your MacBook or iMac, further strengthening the ties between mobile and desktop with a healthy serving of iCloud and a fair few features borrowed from the iPad and iPhone. We've been using the final version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 to see whether it's really the cat's meow. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Panasonic LUMIX G5, FZ200 and LX7 Hands-on

Panasonic LUMIX G5, FZ200 and LX7 Hands-on

Not everybody wants a full DSLR and not everybody is content with the camera on their smartphone. That's a difficult segment to fill, but Panasonic believes it has the line-up necessary with its latest range of cameras. The LUMIX G5, FZ200 and LX7 each target different users with different needs, but they also all share a commonality of feel and function that we've come to expect from Panasonic. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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QNAP TS-669 Pro TurboNAS Review

QNAP TS-669 Pro TurboNAS Review

Cloud storage may be the big buzzword of the moment, but what if you'd rather have your storage where you can see it? QNAP has one solution, in the shape of the TS-669 Pro TurboNAS: six-drives-worth of network-attached storage with streaming, remote access and data-redundancy on tap. Everything, in fact, the company thinks a home or small office might require. Is it worth the $1,199.99 sticker price, however? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung's D8000 was our TV of choice back in 2011, and the company is hoping to repeat its success with the new 2012 flagship, the Samsung UN55ES8000. A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design, the ES8000 ticks just about every box you'd expect for a modern Smart TV, and then some more after that. It also has a hefty $3,749.99 RRP, so can the quality live up to the cost? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Happy anniversary iPhone; here’s to the next five years!

Happy anniversary iPhone; here’s to the next five years!

It's the iPhone's five-year anniversary, and I'm proud to say I was there from the start. In fact, I was number eight in the line outside the New York Cube Apple Store, camping out for nearly five days to be one of the first to get my hands on the new smartphone. Spending that time wasn't just about recording history from the front line, but also taking part in an historical event. The iPhone has long been treated as a watershed moment in smartphones, and it's fair to say that in its shadow just about all of the devices that came before it fell well short in more than a few ways. I knew, after handling a whole lot of smartphones prior to the iPhone, that this one device would change the entire mobile industry for the better.

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