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While Facebook unveiled its latest plans to enter the ever-competitive smartphone sector, one of the sector’s existing giants, Samsung, has been spending a lot of time lately on digital cameras. On Thursday, the company launched a Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Camera.
The $449.99 device, set to hit stores later this month, functions on the same Android operating system deployed by Galaxy smartphones,...Read more »
After myriad delays pushed its maker to near irrelevance, the new BlackBerry Z10 finally went on sale midnight Friday. Just a few hours later, when the dust settled from the launch event at the Best Buy in Manhattan’s Union Square, the retailer gave Newsday.com a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Z10.
And, for the most part, we were blown away.
With the help of sales associate Julie Asencio,...Read more »
We take our high-speed Internet for granted here on Long Island. We have come to expect consistent service not only from the cable companies to whom we fork over more than $40 per month for the right to broadband access, but also from the businesses, public institutions and even the parks and public gathering places we frequent.
So it may seem quaint to Long Islanders that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...Read more »
The coolest feature of Samsung’s forthcoming attempt at another “iPhone killer” may be a laser projection of a keyboard that owners can use to input text.
Russian technology site Roketzed got its hands on a rendering of the new phone, which, as Business Insider explains, is simply the shell of the phone without most of the planned features.
The video shows a super-thin phone, tentatively...Read more »
Review Score: 7.5/10
"...Sony's expanding roster of video game all stars deserve the title of brawlers." - Warp Pipe
It wasn't too long ago that Sony's most recognizable video game characters were having a drink together in a bar raising their glasses to the gamers that play them. Maybe someone forgot to tip the bartender, because now they are...Read more »
That exclamation still has a warm place in my heart carrying with it many holiday memories from when I'd first received my Nintendo Entertainment System and "Ice Climber", my very first NES game. Although the years have past, the excitement is still there this winter. Nintendo's Wii U is on the top of many holiday wish lists and they've sent us one to detail...Read more »
Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant Siri is spreading its disruptive powers beyond just the smartphone market. The technology was released to much fanfare in October 2011 and spawned a lengthy marketing campaign that helped the iPhone stay ahead of the growing competition in the mobile device sector.
Now, it’s behind a major upgrade to some of Chevrolet’s forthcoming lineup of small...Read more »
If you’re looking for a casual gamer’s headset this isn’t the product for you. You can save yourself a bunch of dough by opting for one of Logitech’s many amazing headsets. I’ve used several of them and they all work efficiently for the novice gamer.
But for hard-core gamers who eat, sleep and breathe headshots, and are willing to pay for that added experience, the Black Ops II Ear Force Tango...Read more »
Review Score: 7/10
"'Spy Hunter' on the PlayStation Vita is fun to play and worth a purchase for racing game fans and retro junkies alike." - Warp Pipe
'Spy Hunter' pulled audiences into the arcades in the 1980s and now the same high speed, road-racing action is back with a new paint job on both PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS. Don't...Read more »
I still look back fondly on my time playing 'Rainbow Six: Black Arrow' with my friends on the original Xbox. It was during a time when a wall of text was torn down and voice chatting was enabled between gamers from different households. On November 15th, 2001, Microsoft's debut home console set to revolutionize the industry with the first Halo video game (Halo: Combat Evolved) and other titles like...Read more »