Archive for January, 2013

Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo saw notebook sales rise but desktop PC struggled in Q4 2012, the company has revealed today, with the shipments of portables up 9.5-percent year-on-year while sales of their desk-bound brethren managed a mere 1-percent rise. The Chinese PC company saw sales of $9.4bn over the three month period, shipping 14.1m PCs for pre-tax revenue of $246m. It also saw a profit from its Chinese smartphone division, the first time that's been recorded.

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FinePix S6800 and S4800 lines announced, offer 1080i recording and long zoom

FinePix S6800 and S4800 lines announced, offer 1080i recording and long zoom

Fujifilm has announced six cameras in its S-series range, the S4600, S4700, S4800, and the S6600, S6700, and S6800. The first three are entry-level super zooms offering 720p HD video recording, while the latter three bring 1080i recording and high ISO to the table in addition to high optical zoom rates. Check out the specs and gallery of pictures after the jump.

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Google patent filing shows off multi-flash smartphone camera

Google patent filing shows off multi-flash smartphone camera

Smartphone cameras have come a long way in a relatively short period of time, progressing from sub-1-megapixel sensors incapable of taking images in anything but the brightest locations to modern sensors that are challenging the point-and-shoot camera market. Earlier today, a patent filing from Google cropped up showing a multi-flash camera model for smartphones, an intriguing idea that may never see the light of day.

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Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

The Apple - Samsung patent legal case has been a long one, and its far from over. Today, however, marked a rather significant moment, with Judge Lucy Koh ruling that Samsung did not willfully infringe on Apple's patents. This is in regards to the patents for which the Korean company was slapped with an over $1 billion fine. At the heart of the ruling is an argument on Samsung's part that it had believed Apple's patents to be invalid.

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

This week the folks at Olympus have shown off their newest iteration of an ultra-powerful machine: the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II Super Telephone Zoom Lens. Beyond the addition of the "II" to the end of the name, this lens has attained ZERO-Coating for an improved experience with ghosts and flares, the whole unit will be printed in black only (with the exception of the thin blue ring near the focus, and the entire zoom range will be printed now instead of patched. This release will be popping up soon and will be effectively replacing the original model in all stores where fine cameras are sold.

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Apple TV shows up at the FCC as the smaller model A1469

Apple TV shows up at the FCC as the smaller model A1469

An FCC filing has popped up showing a new Apple TV model smaller than the current version, dubbed model A1469. As far as design goes, not much appears changed besides the smaller dimensions, although there isn't much to go on at this point. Not surprisingly, Apple hasn't said anything about the device. You can check out its diagram after the jump.

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Pentax unveils the WG-10 waterproof digital camera

Pentax unveils the WG-10 waterproof digital camera

The outside world is a dangerous place for cameras, fraught with drops and jostles and inconvenient wet environments, whether it be pouring rain or an underwater subject. As such, there's no such thing as too many cameras aimed for the outdoorsy market, such as the recently unveiled Pentax WG-10. This model offers a water and shock-proof body complete with a unique, rugged design that hints at both the camera's durability and intended market.

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