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Brief hands on Sony Vaio Duo 13

Ultra books…………….high end notebooks with reduced bulk without compromising on performance. The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is exactly just this.

With a Core i7 processor (haswell), 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD HD, Windows 8 and a 1920 x 1080 display weighing in at a little under 3lbs makes this an extremely portable yet a powerful device. Sony got it right this time(Last years 11 inch duo was a disaster in my opinion).

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The ability to transform into a slate(measuring at 0.77 inches thick is what I like best about this Ultra Book. I’m not much of a windows fan but after using this for a few days I’ve actually given up my MBP retina and Ipad since this is basically a 2 in 1 device.

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Popcorn Hour A400 hands on.

The future belongs to media players. We have seen some great media players such as the Apple Tv, Roku, WD and so on but none have actually wanted to make me shift from my Bluray players to them till I used the Popcorn Hour A400.

CaaptureThe A400 is the fourth generation media player from Syabas(Now Cloud Media) and is their latest and greatest(my personal opinion). Measuring at  7.2 inches wide, 6.2 inches deep and 2.2 inches high and weighs 2.86 pounds, don’t let the size fool you. This is one powerful device.

I transferred the heaviest movie I had( Life of Pi which was in excess of 45GB) and hit the play button thinking it would take a good few minutes so play but surprisingly in less than 5 seconds it did the trick. The same file when played thru Apple TV………well I just got tired of waiting. 

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Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

Sonos is one of the greatest things to happen to music in some time now. For those of you who dont know what Sonos is, you must check it out here.

Their latest is the Playbar. Personally Ive heard

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Roomba 780

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I have used a few robots in the past such as Robosapien series including the V2, Rovio, iSobot etc which have really never had any practical utility as such so I was hesitant in buying the Roomba 780 fearing that it might be the same. 

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Brief Review Lumia 925

Lumia 925Lumia 925 is the latest Windows based handset from Nokia. With specs almost identical to the Lumia 920, this feels like a slight upgrade from the previous Lumia. The biggest issue I personally had with the 920 was its size/weight and no option of expandable memory.

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IOS 7. Worth the hype?

Apple yesterday released its beta version of its new OS, IOS 7 for developers. That hasnt stopped people from getting their hands on it, including me. Before we get to the download links and review, please make sure you do not install this on your daily driver. Being in a beta stage it is bound to have bugs.

Ive been using it for the past few hours so thought to share my initial findings.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 3.48.09 PMWhile Im not the biggest fan of the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones(due to their plastic feel),I have to admit that whats under the hood is remarkable. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most powerful devices out there today and their new varient has taken it a step further(of Course there have been water and dust resistant phones such as the Xperia Z and Active). Meet the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.

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Dec

DJI Phantom 2 Vision

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Been absent for a while due to work and family but very occasionally something comes up which just HAS to be shared with the world.

Over the past decade Ive had a lot of toys, gadgets, semi professional and professional RC but none have been so much fun as……………..The DJI Phantom 2 Vision. 

The DJI Phantom 2 Vision is a $1,200 consumer drone. Costly yes……worth it? Read more »

11
Sep
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Iphone 5S and very brief review

Iphone 5S

I really didn’t feel like doing a review of the Iphone 5 because there’s not much to review about. Anyway here are my 2 cents.

Just like a lot of people I was really excited for the last few days, eagerly waiting on the announcement of the Iphone 5.

Sadly (and yet once again) Apple disappoints.  The Iphone 5 S is nothing we haven’t seen before…..in fact one can hardly spot the difference between the current model and the new Apple Flagship device.

Lets see what’s changed and why I (along with many users) are left disappointed.

The Processor:

The Apple A7 combines a new 64-bit architecture with improved processing capabilities. Honestly speaking I found the Iphone 5 to be fast enough. If you say Apple’s presentation you saw how Phil Schiller kept on going on about the A7 chip, its 65 bit architecture and so on. Not once did he share how we the consumers would benefit from this. There comes a point in time when you really dont need more speed and power(For the time being) and I feel Apple reached that place with the Iphone 5.

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3
Sep

Brief hands on Sony Vaio Duo 13

Ultra books…………….high end notebooks with reduced bulk without compromising on performance. The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is exactly just this.

With a Core i7 processor (haswell), 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD HD, Windows 8 and a 1920 x 1080 display weighing in at a little under 3lbs makes this an extremely portable yet a powerful device. Sony got it right this time(Last years 11 inch duo was a disaster in my opinion).

Caphgture

The ability to transform into a slate(measuring at 0.77 inches thick is what I like best about this Ultra Book. I’m not much of a windows fan but after using this for a few days I’ve actually given up my MBP retina and Ipad since this is basically a 2 in 1 device. Read more

3
Sep

Popcorn Hour A400 hands on.

The future belongs to media players. We have seen some great media players such as the Apple Tv, Roku, WD and so on but none have actually wanted to make me shift from my Bluray players to them till I used the Popcorn Hour A400.

CaaptureThe A400 is the fourth generation media player from Syabas(Now Cloud Media) and is their latest and greatest(my personal opinion). Measuring at  7.2 inches wide, 6.2 inches deep and 2.2 inches high and weighs 2.86 pounds, don’t let the size fool you. This is one powerful device.

I transferred the heaviest movie I had( Life of Pi which was in excess of 45GB) and hit the play button thinking it would take a good few minutes so play but surprisingly in less than 5 seconds it did the trick. The same file when played thru Apple TV………well I just got tired of waiting.  Read more

15
Aug

Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

Sonos is one of the greatest things to happen to music in some time now. For those of you who dont know what Sonos is, you must check it out here.

Their latest is the Playbar. Personally Ive heard Read more

1
Jul

Roomba 780

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 3.30.47 PMScreen Shot 2013-07-01 at 3.36.55 PM

I have used a few robots in the past such as Robosapien series including the V2, Rovio, iSobot etc which have really never had any practical utility as such so I was hesitant in buying the Roomba 780 fearing that it might be the same.  Read more

20
Jun

Brief Review Lumia 925

Lumia 925Lumia 925 is the latest Windows based handset from Nokia. With specs almost identical to the Lumia 920, this feels like a slight upgrade from the previous Lumia. The biggest issue I personally had with the 920 was its size/weight and no option of expandable memory. Read more

11
Jun

IOS 7. Worth the hype?

Apple yesterday released its beta version of its new OS, IOS 7 for developers. That hasnt stopped people from getting their hands on it, including me. Before we get to the download links and review, please make sure you do not install this on your daily driver. Being in a beta stage it is bound to have bugs.

Ive been using it for the past few hours so thought to share my initial findings. Read more

6
Jun

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 3.48.09 PMWhile Im not the biggest fan of the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones(due to their plastic feel),I have to admit that whats under the hood is remarkable. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most powerful devices out there today and their new varient has taken it a step further(of Course there have been water and dust resistant phones such as the Xperia Z and Active). Meet the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Read more

19
May

Unlock Samsung Galaxy S4

SGS4The SGS4 is the latest and possibly the greatest(If you can get over the build quality) handset out there.

Now before going any further please do the below mentioned at your own risk.

Network locked devices can be a pain because you are stuck with the carrier. On the upside, these devices are usually offered at a subsidized rates. There are a few ways to unlock a network locked device with 3rd party softwares which can be a little complicated. Today Ill share with you the way to unlock this device without the need of any software. A few simple steps and you’re done.  Read more »

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