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Some more Samsung Cameras for you

That’s right Samsung is offering another line of compact cameras to suit your needs. This time rather than the simplistic style of the ST30 and ST6500, these new ST65, ST90 and ST95 models come with a bit more design flair as well as all the goodies you’ll ever need from a compact camera.   All 3 models come with 5x optical zoom and 720p HD video capture as standard but there are some obvious differences between each model number. The ST95 is the top of the list with a 16MP sensor to the 14MP sensors of the ST90 and ST65. The ST65 has a 26mm lens while the 90 and 95 come with a 27mm lens. Again the ST95 comes out better with H.264 support on its video capturing allowing for up to 4x more video capture than the standard MPEG support of the other two. The ST95 also has Samsung’s Smart Touch user interface which can be used through it’s 3 inch LCD touchscreen.   Available this month in a variety of colours including silver, indigo blue, pink, purple and orange, (emerald blue and red for the ST65) they will start at a reasonable low retail price of...

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Samsung Compacts : ST30 “party camera” & ST6500

Samsung has unveiled two brand new compact snappers the ST30 “party camera” a simple every day pull out and shoot compact and a slightly more upmarket snapper in the ST6500. Everyone loves cameras let’s face it and social networking has made the digital photo all that more while. Obviously mobile phones these days pack decent enough cameras but they’re still not quite as good as the real thing. The ST30 is quite a basic affair. It’s not super special by any means, but that’s not what it’s going for. This is an everyday use compact, designed to fit into a pocket or bag (it’s only a measly 16.9mm in size), to be pulled out whenever the need takes you to take simple photographs whether at parties, out on the tiles or on holiday. It has a 10megapixel sensor and a decent 3x optical zoom. There’s also image stabilization to stop you getting blurred shots from an unsteady hand. Also whats great about this camera is it retails for around £89 so it wont break the bank. The ST6500 however is a more upmarket model. The major draw to this model is the design which Samsung has said it’s a better fit in the users hand down to its 7 degree angled body, making it easy to just pull out and shoot…… Specs wise it has a massive 16MP sensor,...

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One OS not enough? Try 3 : Evolve III Maestro Tablet

With all the abilities of the Apple machines (App Store, iTunes, FaceTime etc) and the sheer amount of peripherals available to them it’s hard for other tablet, phone and media player producers to get an edge on the “brand”. Apple’s products are just as much a fashion accessory as they are a gadget. I was sucked in with the iPhone. Power and ability wise it’s not the best out there, but I and many others believe it is just by what it does, how it does it and what it stands for. So how can other manufacturers get an “edge”. Well Evolve are trying to here with a very simple idea. Why be stuck with one OS?  Why choose between whether to use Windows, Android or MeeGo, when you can have all three.   Evolve already make tablet PCs but they’re getting a slight revamp. Currently running with Intel Atom processors they’re about to get more power from the Dual-Core Oak Trail processor. There will also be 2GB of RAM a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen capable of 1024×600. Storage wise you’ll get up to 32GB of SSD and connectivity will be both WiFi and 3G. So what puts this apart? Well basically it comes with 3 operating systems that the user can choose to boot on startup. Android, Windows 7 and the Nokia/Intel newcomer MeeGo. This opens up a whole...

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Swiss Army Knife just got better

Just when you thought the Swiss Army Knife couldn’t get any more useful, Victorinox, makers of the original branded Swiss Army Knife has now added to it’s flagship product the one thing we all need . A fully functional Secure Solid State Drive. Yes that’s right they’re going high tech.   With the usual combination of a small blade, file, screwdriver and scissors it also comes with USB 2.0 connectivity as well as eSATA II connectivity too. Couple that with a 32-bit processor,hardware error correction, secure data encryption, and dynamic power management the SSD offers 2x read speeds and 3x write speeds over your standard USB Flash Drive. There’s also an LCD display on board too telling you how much space is left on your drive.   It comes with bundled software providing a whole array of tools(no pun intended) for full file management like backup management of bookmarks, favourites and documents. It also offers full syncronization between your folders and Outlook plus you can also add password protection too.   There’s several sizes on offer from Victorinox. A 64GB slim and then a 128GB Slim Duo. These are both waterproof and shock-proof and are available in an assortment of colours. There’s also a version dubbed “flight friendly” which sports just the blade and the SSD. How this is flight friendly I don’t know. Sadly there’s no prices or...

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Blackberry News : Going Dual-Core and new Dakota

As we’ve said in previous posts the future of mobile phones is now to go with Dual-Core processors to make our mobile telephones even faster when it comes to all those apps and texts and social networking we do every day on them. Blackberry phones to me haven’t made any massive differences to their phones for quite a while, and why should they? They’re more popular than ever and seem to do a great job for what they do. However they’re co-CEO Mike Laziridis has gone to say that RIM will be updating their phones with dual-core processors in the near future and also will be laden with the new QNX OS that will be shown on their tablet PC the BlackBerry PlayBook.   Other mobile companies are already on the dual-core bandwagon, LG for example with the Optimus 2X and Motorola with its Atrix phone, but RIM will be taking their time to get out its dual-core flavoured mobile into the market as Lazaridis has said that to put them in now and get them out quickly might affect the quality of the phone, "Battery life, size, weight, thickness, cost" will be affected. He also went on to say "What we’re setting up is for the next 10 years of BlackBerry. We just finished the first 10 years, actually closer to 12 – the first decade of BlackBerry....

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