Camcorders

Samsung HMX-U10 point-and-shoot 10MP camcorder

Samsung HMX-U10 point-and-shoot 10MP camcorder

Samsung have unveiled their latest camcorder, and unlike some of the company's more serious models the HMX-U10 has casual point-and-shoot in mind.   A compact 56 x 103 x 15.5mm with a kick in the design to better fit your hand, the upright camera boasts both 10-megapixel stills capture and 1920 x 1080 Full HD video.

Intended to take on the Flip UltraHD, which we reviewed back in May, the HMX-U10 records to SDHC card and uses the H.264 video codec.  Around the back there's a 2-inch LCD for framing and reviewing, together with basic controls; the 1/2.3-inch CMOS lens is fixed focus and seemingly lacks any sort of zoom.

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Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

If you've considered Verizon's FiOS internet service but dismissed it for being too slow for your tastes, the news that they're speeding up the fiber-optic system will come as a pleasant surprise.  The company is boosting downlink/uplink speeds of its entry-level package from 10/2 Mbps to 15/5 Mbps, while the mid-tier 20/5 Mbps climbs to 25/15 Mbps.  New York City and Long Island will see even greater increases.

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