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

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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Windows Phone 7.8 Eyes-on

Windows Phone 7.8 Eyes-on

Microsoft is playing its Windows Phone 8 cards close to its chest, demonstrating some of the headline features at the Windows Phone Summit but not letting press play with the new platform themselves. That didn't stop us spending some eyes-on time up close and personal with an upgraded Nokia Lumia 900, however, for a run through of the new Metro homescreen and more.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Is the Samsung Galaxy S III the most anticipated Android smartphone in the US this year? Given the reaction to the 4.8-inch flagship's announcement - not to mention the pre-launch rumor and hype - and the subsequent furore around the European model, it's hard not to reach that conclusion. Set to launch on five US carriers near-simultaneously, the Galaxy S III has arrived in AT&T and T-Mobile form on the SlashGear testbench, hoping to convince us again with their 4G and potent processors. We've already reviewed - and loved - the European version of the Galaxy S III that went on sale earlier this month; read on to find out if the US phones can live up to expectations.

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Kia Soul Review (2012)

Kia Soul Review (2012)

The segment of Small Cars With Unusual Looks is definitely niche in its numbers, but that hasn't stopped Kia's Soul from becoming one of the company's best-sellers. Eye-catching styling and a price that starts not only under $20,000 but in fact from $13,900 - despite offering five seats and lashings of kit - have added up to a no-brainer purchase for many, and now with the 2012 model year Kia hopes to get even more onboard its Soul train. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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