Lenovo outs the Yoga 2 Pro

The Yoga 13 was one of our favorite Windows 8 laptops, and now the Yoga family is growing by two models: the Yoga 2 Pro and the ThinkPad Yoga. Both notebooks support up to the new Intel Core i7 Haswell processors, and feature displays that can flip a full 360 degrees. But there’s plenty more to like about the new models.

The new, $1,099.99 Yoga 2 Pro has been refined in all the right places — it’s thinner, lighter, and more powerful. Whereas the previous Yoga was still a little bigger and heavier than the MacBook Air or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Yoga 2 Pro compares much more favorably to  the lightest and most portable notebooks out there. There’s also subtle improvements, like backlit keys and the power button moving to the side rather than remaining on the front.

The upgrades make the Yoga 2 Pro look and feel really sleek, an even more modern design than last year’s model. The display is still 13.3 inches but now packs an impressive 3200 x 1800 pixels, compared to the 1600 x 900 resolution of the previous model. Viewing angles were fantastic when I tried the device, and given how many different ways you can use the device a high-res screen is a huge advantage.

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Nikon Coolpix P7800 Advanced Compact Camera Announced

Today, Nikon announced the Coolpix P7800, the latest addition to Nikon’s Advanced Performance Coolpixlineup that offers Nikon’s optical excellence and versatile high-performance features in a portable, compact body. Equipped with both automatic and advanced features, the P7800 presents a high-powered and intuitive option for those who want superior image quality and performance, without sacrificing creative control. Packed with innovative features, including a large 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a fast maximum aperture f/2.0 lens and new electronic viewfinder, the P7800 captures images and HD video with elegance and precision, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

Nikon Coolpix P7800 will be released later this month for a suggested retail price of $549.99.

Key Features

  • 12megapixel backlit CMOS sensor 1/1.7inch
  • 7.1x optical zoom lens, f/2.0-4.0, 28-200mm equivalent
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 3inch swivelling screen, RGBW dots
  • 921k dots electronic viewfinder
  • Manual controls, RAW support
  • Full HD video, stereo sound, mic socket
  • Manual video mode
  • ISO80 – 6400
  • 2cm Macro
  • HDR / Panoramic
  • Electronic level, Digital Effects

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ASUS FonePad Note Goes Official with 6-Inch Full HD Screen

Asus had started its press conference at the IFA 2013. It officially unveiled the Asus FonePad Note.

Asus set the original FonePad live at MWC just six months ago but it’s already giving the device an update with a new glossy rear cover and extra speaker on the front – and named it the Fonepad 7.

The Asus fonePad Note comes with a 6 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.Processing on the fonePad note comes in the form of an Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, it also comes with 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB or 32gB of built in storage.Other specifications in the handset include an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and a front facing 12 megapixel camera for video calls, the device feature Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 3,200 mAh battery.

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ASUS X102BA Touchscreen Laptop Unveiled With AMD Temash APU

ASUS is adding another Temash laptop to the mix with their upcoming X102BA ultraportable, a 10.1” touchscreen AMD netbook. What’s more, they’ll be the first (that I’ve heard about) to use the 3.9W A4-1200. This is definitely going to be a device for the budget minded, and while ASUS hasn’t released pricing information yet.

The X102BA comes with an A4-1200 APU, a dual-core Jaguar chip running at 1GHz with Radeon HD 8180 graphics. Neither one of those are going to set the performance world on fire, but the targeted power of the A4-1200 is 3.9W so battery life should be decent. ASUS rates the 33Wh battery at up to 5 hours of battery life with 720p HD video playback, and presumably it would do better under lighter loads like surfing the Internet or just typing.

The X102BA comes with either 2GB or 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB/500GB HDD, 802.11n WiFi (2.4GHz most likely), Bluetooth 4.0, a single USB 3.0 port, and VGA and HDMI video ports. The display is a 1366×768 panel, most likely TN, with 10-point input and a 5mm contact point for enhanced precision. Also included is an SD card slot and a 720p webcam. ASUS provides a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote), making this potentially a handy and inexpensive companion for students.

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is official

At the IFA 2013 conference today Samsung during their Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 event from the Tempodrom in Berlin has unveiled their new highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.While touted as the “true companion for the Note”, the device works seamlessly with the Note 3, with compatibility for other Galaxy devices being offered in the future.

Almost like Google Glass for your wrist, the Galaxy Gear features a simplified UI, 1.63-inch 320×320 SAMOLED display, voice actions via S Voice, a 1.9MP camera with 720p video recording, speaker and 2 microphones (1 for noise cancelling) built right into the wrist strap, 4GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and its own tailored-made applications.

Samsung says the device will squeeze out 24+ hours of battery life and will be available in 6 different colors this October in US and Japan at around $300, with the rest of the world getting access to the device as early as September 25th.

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Sony Xperia Z1 officially unveiled as 20.7MP touting smartphone

Sony has officially unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1, and not only is it waterproof but it has a 20.7MP camera too.

The new phone was revealed at the IFA trade show in Berlin where Sony President and CEO, Kunimasa Suzuki described it as “a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers”.

he device is the natural follow-up to the Xperia Z though packs more impressive specs than its previous flagship.

The Xperia Z1 will come in black, purple and will be waterproof. Additionally it will feature a Sony G-branded lens with a 1/2.3-inch 20.7-megapixel camera sensor and a 3x zoom that it claims will have “zero loss” in image quality. Other features include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, a large 3,000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable using a microSD card slot and a 5-inch “full HD” display.

Sony said that the phone will launch “this month,” but didn’t give any specific dates are region information.

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November 22 release date for Xbox One confirmed

Microsoft has officially announced a November 22 release date for Xbox One. The console will debut in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, before making its way to “many more” markets in 2014.It will also arrive one week later than PS4’s November 15 release date in the United States, but one week earlier than Sony’s new console hits Europe on November 29. Xbox One will be priced at £430 / $499 / €499 and will have 23 launch games. Microsoft’s vice president of Xbox marketing, strategy and business, Yusuf Mehdi, said today: “November 22 is a special day in Xbox history – on this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005. Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available.”

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First Teaser For Space Hulk: Deathwing FPS Released

There’s a Space Hulk first-person shooter in development – and its teaser trailer has just been released.

Space Hulk: Deathwing, not related to Danish indie Full Control’s recently-released Space Hulk turn-based strategy game, is the latest product to fall off the Games Workshop video game licensing line.

Space Hulk Deathwing is based on the Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000, and is being developed on the Unreal Engine 4 by Streum On Studio. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

So far there’s been no announcements regarding release date or platforms.

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Amazon Rolls Out Kindle MatchBook

Amazon will launch Kindle MatchBook, a program offering readers the ability to purchase Kindle e-books for a reduced price if they previously bought the paper book from Amazon.com.For consumers, that may mean re-purchasing a book you bought years ago, but the benefit is that is will be for a less expensive price than for the full e-book charge.Cost for the digital version ranges from free to between $0.99 to $2.99.

More than 10,000 copies become available when the program starts in October.The program is set to launch around the same time as the release of the new Kindle.

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Motorola DVX passes through FCC

Recent Moto X rumors were suggesting that a budget edition was in the works. This topic came to light when Motorola DVX passed through the FCC and appears to be on its way to prepaid carriers in the United States as well as emerging markets.The Motorola DVX  a low-cost variant of the Moto X. As yet we do not have many details on what the exact specifications of the Motoroa DVX will be, although it looks like there will be an 8GB version and a 16GB version of the handset.

It looks like some pricing for the Motorola DVX has also been revealed, the 8GB version will retail for around £138 and the 16GB version for around £150, these are for unlocked devices.

The Motorola DVX is said do come with removable rear casing, that would allow you to change the color of the handset, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.

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