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

LG Optimus G software gets video showcase

LG Optimus G software gets video showcase

LG is pretty excited about its new Optimus G and, having played with the new Android smartphone, we can see why. Now the company has pushed out an extended video demo - which you can see after the cut - detailing some of what makes the Optimus G special, from the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset through to the software customizations LG has made.

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iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5 Review

Apple's iPhone 5 has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor set sales records; its original ancestor changed the smartphone industry immeasurably. In the five years since the first iPhone, Apple's smartphones have taken the company's value sky-high, and made it a star performer in an otherwise laboring tech segment. In question: could the iPhone 5 shift the game ahead once again, while still retaining the essential DNA that makes iPhone users and developers so loyal to the platform? With competition surging, a bigger, faster, and bolder iPhone steps into the fray. Read on for our full iPhone 5 review to see if it can live up to those expectations.

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LG Optimus G hands-on

LG Optimus G hands-on

A device to be proud of, that's what LG hopes the Optimus G can be, and it has thrown the works at the new Android flagship to achieve it. LG has long stood in the shadow of fellow South Korean firm Samsung, but the Optimus G is a showcase of the company's own abilities in design and component manufacture. Just as Samsung does with its Galaxy flagships, piecing together the best parts of its supply chain, LG has crafted its own tour de force.

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7th-gen iPod nano Hands-on

7th-gen iPod nano Hands-on

Apple's mid-range iPod, the iPod nano, has gone through the most varied evolutionary changes of all the Cupertino media devices. In its 7th-generation, its settled on a combination of the previous model's touch and earlier versions' bigger screens, throwing in some slick anodized aluminum and highly polished usability too. Read on for our first impressions!

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5th-gen iPod touch Hands-on

5th-gen iPod touch Hands-on

In its fifth generation, the iPod touch gets even closer to the iPhone, while still carving out its own multimedia niche. Borrowing the new 4-inch Retina display but slotting it into a mere 88g, 6.1mm thick chassis, it's clear that doing away with the cellular radio has (among other disparities) made for an altogether more comprehensive and capable device. Certainly not one to fall into the iPhone 5's shadow; read on for our first impressions!

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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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