Making the move away from smartphone snaps

| Jul 25, 2012

Making the move away from smartphone snaps

For aspiring photographers looking to step up their game from a point-and-shoot camera or smartphone, there have been a number of exciting new options released in recent weeks. Whether you want to take the leap to your first DSLR, opt for a more evolved ...

Weighing up ultra-thin new laptops from Japan

| Jun 27, 2012

Weighing up ultra-thin new laptops from Japan

Over the past few weeks we have seen a barrage of great new laptop offerings from PC manufacturers, all hoping to deliver thin, light, and powerful mobile-computing solutions driven by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processor. Competition in this space will be fierce, perhaps even ...

DoCoMo shuns iPhone, pushes Android options

| May 23, 2012

DoCoMo shuns iPhone, pushes Android options

DoCoMo last week unveiled its new lineup of mobile phones at a press conference in Tokyo. The most notable was the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S III, the headliner of the DoCoMo NEXT series of high-end smartphones. The handset’s predecessors, the Galaxy and Galaxy II ...

Create your own home-entertainment network

| Apr 25, 2012

Create your own home-entertainment network

Last week, Sony announced an interesting addition to its entertainment lineup with the launch of a device that doubles as network-attached storage and as a handy digital-television recorder. It’s called the nasne, and it is the successor to Sony’s previously released torne DVR add-on ...

Japan gets new Android gadgets

| Mar 28, 2012

Japan gets new Android gadgets

I expect you’ve heard about as much as you can take regarding Apple’s third-generation iPad over the past few weeks. It’s an undeniably improved offering over the iPad 2, which itself is now a tempting buy at its new discounted price. But while the ...

USB beans and yet another 'toy' camera

| Mar 14, 2012

USB beans and yet another 'toy' camera

A common problem with many new laptops is that they don’t come with as many USB ports as we’d like. I have four ports on my computer and I still find myself fiddling with wires around the back, unplugging and replugging depending on what ...

Pick of the pixels from this year's CP+ show

| Feb 22, 2012

Pick of the pixels from this year's CP+ show

One of the highlights of this month’s CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2012 in Yokohama was Nikon’s new D800 digital SLR camera, aimed at multimedia photographers and videographers. The 36-megapixel monster is once again spurring the debate over how many megapixels is too ...

Watch out for latest 'nano'tech time piece

| Feb 8, 2012

Watch out for latest 'nano'tech time piece

When Apple released its diminutive sixth generation iPod Nano back in September 2010, Steve Jobs quipped that one of the board members at Apple was planning to use it as a watch. And since then a number of different companies have put forth various ...