“Virtual reality is finally here.” We’ve been told that over and over again, and each time, the technology has not lived up to the hype. The closest we’ve come to mass-market virtual reality was Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, which launched in 1995 and, a commercial flop, was discontinued months later. This year’s International CES, however, shows startups and major manufacturers alike pushing... READ MORE
At CES 2015, we expected to see impressive 4K display designs, and hoped that the technology envelope would be pushed even farther. Samsung must've gotten wind of those expectations, because its new SUHD displays have answered the bell. These TVs feature a curved chassis design, which aims to immerse the viewer in its on-screen content, a design concept we've seen trending in the HDTV market,... READ MORE
Building upon the concept of a curved TV screen, Samsung has unveiled a 105" curve-on-command set. At the press of a button on the TV’s remote control, you can control how far it bends. The TV has an aspect ratio of 21:9 with 4K resolution, and as part of Samsung’s new SUHD (Smart Ultra High Definition) line, it also has:
- Quantum-dot technology for improved, accurate color
- A “re...
Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers expect you to have high-speed memory cards to enable certain features. Smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage these days. And, with consumers demanding both... READ MORE
Headlining Samsung’s press event at IFA was the new and much improved Galaxy Note 4. This new phablet (a smartphone possessing the functionality of a tablet) improves upon its predecessor in almost every category and even throws in a few cool new features for good measure. Building on the success of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung opted to hold on to the 5.7" display, which has been given a massive... READ MORE
Not long ago, it seemed that if you wanted to focus your camera lens so everything beyond a certain distance was in focus, you would turn your focus ring to the "infinity" setting. The lens barrel had engraved or painted markings displaying distances in feet and/or meters and just past the highest digits was this symbol: ∞
One of the traditional hallmarks of a high-quality manual-focus... READ MORE
Summer is the time of the year when kids are off from school, the sun is shining and outdoor activities abound. It is the perfect time to stimulate a child’s interest in photography as an aside to their already active schedules. Additionally, it is the perfect time to capture images of your children out and having fun in the warm weather.
Alternative Process Printing
For a physical activity that... READ MORE
Each generation of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S phone is met with high anticipation and excitement. Feature sets, image renderings, and possible specifications usually hit the rumor mill at the turn of the new year, with industry insiders and consumers alike anxiously awaiting an official press release and subsequent spring product launch. Luckily, Samsung is up to the task: with each new model... READ MORE
Samsung is at it again! They have announced a new ultra-compact mirrorless camera, complete with a new NX-M mount to attach the mini lenses that go with it. The NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera is available in two kits and several colors, and its feature set is notable, considering it’s an interchangeable-lens camera that weighs 5.6 ounces and can easily fit in your front pocket, even with a... READ MORE
Tablets come and go, like the tide. And like the tide, some tablets are just flotsam on the ocean of tech, while others are buried treasures that need polishing to bring out their inner beauty. Some are pearls that started out as sand and made their way up the chain to become works of art, while others should probably be tossed back into the briny depths whence they came.
One keeper that you won... READ MORE
Tablets may come and go—and they do—but some brand names stick around. While this past holiday season has shown us that you can buy a tablet from anywhere, and literally from any manufacturer, it’s also shown us that some manufacturers continue to pull out the stops when it comes to making quality tablets.
Samsung is one such manufacturer. They stand poised to release a slew of tablets today... READ MORE
As the big game approaches, you may be looking at your aging TV and thinking to yourself, “It’s time for an upgrade”—and frankly, why not? Just because you’re not at the stadium doesn’t mean you can’t have a larger-than-life experience in the middle of your living room, and have a few friends and family members over while you’re at it. While game tickets may be out of reach, a feature-packed high... READ MORE
In terms of cameras, Samsung’s 2014 CES offering looks like an interesting set of point-and-shoot cameras. They have just announced five new cameras that span the fields of point-and-shoots, from convenient entry-level shooters to a premium long zoom bridge camera that looks like a pro DSLR. Being from Samsung, of course, each of these cameras offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
WB2200F Digital... READ MORE
Samsung announced two new cameras in their lineup today, the NX30 mirrorless compact system camera, and the Android-powered Galaxy Camera 2 point-and-shoot, with both cameras advancing the features of previous models. Additionally, two new lenses were also announced, a premium 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS lens, and a lighter “everyday-usage” version, the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens.
The... READ MORE
Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of)
When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE