After using it for a couple days, one has to wonder why more phones aren’t built this way…
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The HTC One is a premium device, and the metal uni-body construction feels really good in the hand. Unfortunately, aluminum can be dinged and scratched–so if you use your phone in rough conditions, you really want to throw a case on it.
On the CTIA show floor, BeyondCell hooked my HTC One up with a little more protection, and the case sells for a VERY nice price…
These two companies have managed to produce phones, which as premier Android devices, couldn’t be more different from each other. Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than in their radically different approaches to the camera tech.
Now while there are still raging debates as to which camera produces better still photos, we can at least compare the video from these two directly! So let’s get cracking and see how the Galaxy S 4 compares to the HTC One in low light, night photography, and with movement.
These two phones offer the most premier video recording experience on the market today. The Lumia 920 has been out for a little while. The HTC One is the new kid on the block, but both feature an array of bleeding-edge optics.
Can HTC’s UltraPixels unseat Nokia’s PureView technology to crown the One as the smartphone video champion?
Watch on, my friends. Watch on.
If only there was some kind of device which could help improve the stability and movement of your videos. You know, so that people watching them wouldn’t get seasick…
Here’s my review of JUST such a product.
I’ve been using Flixster since it first started on Facebook as a way to rate movies you liked. As a social plugin to a social network, I didn’t think it was particularly useful. At its core, one might say that the exact same functionality could be found in services like Netflix or Amazon, and without the benefit of actually being able to rent or buy films.
So why revisit it now?
I have to confess. This is going to be a difficult review for me to write, as the Personal Media Player market is in an interesting state of flux: Smartphones are attacking the PMP market from the smaller screen size side, and tablets are becoming more competitive at larger screen sizes.
The ability for dedicated PMP’s to differentiate themselves is quickly evaporating; however, the one advantage a company will always be able to leverage is price.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at Archos’ latest entry-level offering.
I’m a Sony Software fan.
I’ve been using Sound Forge, Acid, and Vegas since before they were acquired by Sony, and were still Sonic Foundry products.
These products were largely responsible for putting a more pleasing look on top of normally austere, “functional” software, and introducing tools to make editing a little easier.
The release of Vegas Movie Studio HD 11, brings some very pleasnt UI tweaks, but underneath is a suprisingly capable consumer video editor.
Road warriors rejoice! How many times have you been stuck in a hotel without anything to watch? Well, here’s your salvation: the Scosche sneakPEEK II switchable component and composite audio/video cable. Simply put, it hooks your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch directly into a television, letting you watch all of your digital media on a much larger screen, in either standard, or high definition. Most hotels have WiFi these days, but let’s face it–the movie and TV selection can be pretty weak. Why not just go on Nextflix and watch what you want? The sneakPEEK II let’s you do exactly that; anything you can watch on your iPhone or iPad you can now watch on the big screen.
Remember when we first told you about the TRYX during CES? Back in January, the folks at Casio were kind enough to show us an early prototype-not a fully functional prototype, but more than enough to whet our appetites and show us the potential this hybrid camera had. The trouble with most hybrid cameras (cameras that shoot both stills and video) is that they usually perform one task much better than the other, making them more suited to a specific task, while the second task gets the “well yeah…it can do that too if you really need it to” treatment. So when Casio sent us the final production version of the TRYX, the natural question became: “Was this truly a camera that would satisfy as both a still shooter and HD camcorder, or just another Jack of all trades, and master of none?” Read on, and discover why the Casio TRYX may finally be the only camera you need to carry…