Archive for September, 2012

European Lumia 920 prices surface

European Lumia 920 prices surface

Like most major announcements these days, details about pricing and release dates were absent from Nokia's reveal of the incoming Lumia 920. That all changed today, with Nokia posting Lumia 920 prices for some European regions. Reuters reports that these prices weren't actually set by Nokia, but rather by the retailers who purchase the phones in bulk from the company.

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Samsung may be best known for its effort in the high-end market, but it didn’t get the title of largest smartphone manufacturer just by pumping out the biggest and best all the time. In addition to top-of-the-line, Samsung also hits the budget scene hard, with its latest budget-priced offering being the Galaxy Stellar. Now available at Verizon, the Galaxy Stellar brings Android to the masses on the cheap, but is it the worth your time, and more importantly, is it worth signing a two-year contract for?

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Bill Gates assures Windows 8 will be “a big deal”

Bill Gates assures Windows 8 will be “a big deal”

It's always good to hear that the most famous face of the company that's pushing a brand new operating system does think that it'll be successful - thus is the situation with Bill Gates and Microsoft's own Window 8 this week. In an interview given with the Associated Press, Gates spoke primarily on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's role in a new global campaign to eradicate polio, but as the conversation inevitably touched on the newest operating system to be offered up by the company that made him successful, Gates let it be known that Windows 8 will be great. Gates noted that he was already using Windows 8 regularly and that he was "very pleased with it."

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Polaroid announces new line of sports video cameras

Polaroid announces new line of sports video cameras

If you're an adventurous type of person, then Polaroid has a new line of sports video cameras aimed directly at you. Revealed at Photokina, the new Polaroid XS line is for those who need their cameras to stand up to abuse while still being portable enough to record and snap pictures on the go. The average consumer probably won't find much value in these cameras, but if you're a sports enthusiast and spend every weekend taking in nature, these are the cameras for you.

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RIM Fiscal Q2 2013 brings on slightly less terrible results than last quarter

RIM Fiscal Q2 2013 brings on slightly less terrible results than last quarter

Compared to the earnings report in the quarter directly before this one, RIM is looking pretty good considering they've had a nat GAAP loss of $235 million USD on revenues of $2.9 billion. The quarter before this one we saw RIM with a net loss of $518 million on $2.8 billion in revenue - this is also the first time in the last three quarters that they've pushed their quarterly revenue upward instead of downward. This report comes after a particularly positive BlackBerry Jam session earlier this week which saw a boost in stock prices for the Canadian company.

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Curiosity rover discovers ancient streambed on surface of Mars

Curiosity rover discovers ancient streambed on surface of Mars

The Curiosity rover is examining all sorts of things on the surface of Mars, but today, NASA is reporting a major breakthrough. Curiosity has discovered evidence on an old, dried up streambed on the surface of Mars, suggesting that water did once indeed flow on the Red Planet. Of course, we've seen evidence for the presence of water on Mars a few times in the past, but NASA scientists are calling this discovery "the first of its kind."

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Intel Atom Processor Z2760 Clover Trail detailed for Windows 8 tablet glory

Intel Atom Processor Z2760 Clover Trail detailed for Windows 8 tablet glory

The processor formally known as Clover Trail has been re-introduced this week at an event showing off its greatness in a collection of Windows 8 hero machines. This is the Intel Atom Processor Z2760, made to run Windows 8 tablets and tablet convertables. Here you've got optimization for both the new Windows 8 touch-friendly interface and the classic Windows desktop mode along with "fast and responsive performance" in a variety of machines that are, in this showing, lightweight, sleek, and overall rather tiny.

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