Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Rumours of a July Launch Quashed- Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/05/2015 16:42 May 26, 2015
Straight from the horse's mouth
It was the Samsung President in person who took the floor to deny rumours that the Galaxy Note 5 would be launched this summer (to wrong-foot Apple, with its iPhone 6S Plus) rather...
Made in Japan: Inside the Fujifilm Taiwa Lens Factory- Digital Cameras - 26/05/2015 14:49 May 26, 2015
Earlier this month we showed you Nikon's Tochigi lens factory, and this week we're taking a tour of Fuji's facilities. We'll be doing a new article each week over the next few weeks,...
This Week's Reviews: Leica M Monochrom, Apple Watch, Lenovo Yoga 3...- Gaming & More - 26/05/2015 11:27 May 26, 2015
The week ahead on DigitalVersus
We know, we know... We're a day late letting you know what the week has in store, but there was just too much fun to be had, what with the bank-holiday weekend. Don't pretend you weren't...
REVIEW / Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246): Ideal for Black & White Enthusiasts- Digital Cameras - 26/05/2015 10:08 May 26, 2015
The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is derived from the Leica M-P, which is itself based on the Leica M (Typ 246). All three rangefinder cameras require manual focusing and incorporate...
REVIEW / Changhong UHD55B6000IS: a UHD TV for Under £760- TVs - 25/05/2015 16:09 May 25, 2015
Changhong clearly wanted to make a big impact with its first UHD television, bringing out the UHD55B6000IS at half the price of the major brands' equivalent 55" models. The price has...
REVIEW / Samsung UE55H8000: Top-of-the-Range Full HD Television- TVs - 25/05/2015 10:13 May 25, 2015
NB: After carrying out a few of our tests, we discovered that the television we'd been sent was a preproduction model. Samsung has confirmed that the settings are different on the commercially...
REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 640: A Little Re-Working for a Little Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 17:35 May 22, 2015
The reconfiguration of the Lumia range is underway at Microsoft. After taking on the extra-low-end (£80 / $130) market with the Lumia 435 and 532, the firm is now shifting the...
Lenovo's Record PC Sales- Computers - 22/05/2015 14:21 May 22, 2015
Crisis? What crisis?
This week, Lenovo has published results for the fourth quarter and its statement for the last financial year. On the whole, the PC specialist is doing well: their full-year revenue...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid Jade S: Now with 4G and a 64-bit SoC- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 12:18 May 22, 2015
The Acer Liquid Jade S is equipped with a 5-inch screen in HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It packs a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752M SoC,...
HX90V: Picture Quality of Sony's Latest 30x Compact- Cameras - 22/05/2015 11:41 May 22, 2015
Not that different from the HX60V
Sony is the last to unveil its 2015 30x-zoom compact. It'll be no small feat for the brand-new HX90V to outdo its predecessor—the HX60V—on the picture-quality front, let alone to take...
REVIEW / Motorola Moto G 4G, 2nd Gen: Revised and (Somewhat) Improved- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 16:52 May 21, 2015
At Motorola, the powers that be are apparently so satisfied with their product line strategy (Moto E, Moto G and Moto X) that they've decided to replicate it almost identically in this...
LG's New UHD OLED TV Now Available in UK (55EG960V)- TVs - 21/05/2015 16:22 May 21, 2015
Prob worth it, if you've got the cash
It's already been available for a few months now in the US as the 55EG9600, but LG's latest OLED gem is now for sale in the UK as well, under the name 55EG960V. It's...
Panasonic Lumix G7: 4K Video for All- Digital Cameras - 21/05/2015 14:52 May 21, 2015
A mini GH4 and the summer's star product
Panasonic has increased its lead in the race to provide 4K video to the mass market. While the majority of manufacturers offers Full HD 60p at best, Osaka-based Panasonic is now onto...
LG Unveils its Ultra-Slim, 55" OLED Wallpaper Panel- TVs - 21/05/2015 12:40 May 21, 2015
A 55-incher to go, anybody?
Tell me you've never dreamed of being able to cart your 55" TV around the house with you. Simply take it down, carry it to another room and then stick it to another wall. Heaven, right? LG...
REVIEW / Honor 4X: Dual-SIM and 4G for Under £150/$250- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 10:14 May 21, 2015
Characteristics are being beefed up and not just at the top end of the market. Even at under £150/$250, some features are now absolutely essential, like a big, high-res screen, an SoC...
REVIEW / YSP-1400, the Latest Little Yamaha- Home Cinema Speakers - 20/05/2015 16:46 May 20, 2015
Yamaha is making its sound projector technology available to the mass market. Its latest sound bar is the cheapest in its YSP range and at this price the showiness of some models (on...
LG Comes Back to Windows Phone with the Lancet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 20/05/2015 15:29 May 20, 2015
Only in the US of A
LG has presented its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, the Lancet, to the world. It's a Stateside-only launch for what is clearly an entry-level smartphone. Maybe this is LG...
LG Expands Its G4 Range: Enter the G4c and G4 Stylus- Mobile Devices - 20/05/2015 13:28 May 20, 2015
A G4 for every occasion
Although undoubtedly overshadowed by the upcoming launch of the G4 on 5 June, two other versions of LG's latest flagship have just been announced. Each has a fairly distinct role, the...
REVIEW / HP Photosmart e-All-in-One 5520: Budget Wireless Printer- Printers - 20/05/2015 10:53 May 20, 2015
The Photosmart e-All-in-One 5520 is an entry-level multifunction colour inkjet printer that's designed for households wishing to print photographs and standard text documents. It...
REVIEW / Coolpix AW130: the Rugged Compact that Keeps Treading Water- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 17:57 May 19, 2015
You have to admit, when it comes to design, the AW series isn't much of a changer. The AW130 has the same crude, boxy design with only a small,...
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Finally Puts in an Appearance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 19/05/2015 15:45 May 19, 2015
But Europe will have to wait its turn
After months of waiting, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Touch edition is finally hitting the markets. This will be the second flagship smartphone for the OS, following on from the BQ Aquaris E4.5. One...
Fujifilm Unveils the X-T1's Little Bro: the X-T10- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 12:24 May 19, 2015
With a kit lens for just £599/$900
The recently updated X-T1 has been pared down into the X-T10, the latest addition to Fujifilm's X-series interchangeable-lens cameras. This is pretty exciting news, since the X-T10...
REVIEW / Samsung NX500: Great Scores All Round for this Interchangeable-Lens Camera- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 10:16 May 19, 2015
The NX500 comes with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ ED OIS (electronic zoom) kit lens and has set its sights pretty high. On paper, it has several advantages over the Sony Alpha 6000 and Olympus...
HD 630VB, the New Audiophile Headphones from Sennheiser- Headphones - 18/05/2015 17:04 May 18, 2015
Hybrid use and bass control
To coincide with the Munich High End 2015, which took place this weekend, Sennheiser has unveiled a brand new set of headphones that bridge the gap between home use and...
REVIEW / Acer XB270HU: Enter the Age of IPS Gaming Monitors- LCD Monitors - 18/05/2015 15:51 May 18, 2015
The 27" Acer XB270HU (left) and the 24" Samsung FX2490HD (right). The XB270HU's IPS panel is held in place by a shiny, black plastic chassis. The bezel...
HTC J Butterfly 3: A Blend of One M9, M8 and Desire Eye- Mobiles & Smartphones - 18/05/2015 13:43 May 18, 2015
Exclusive to Japan (for now...)
HTC has been racking up smartphone launches like nobody's business since the launch of the One M9, its slightly dubious new flagship. After the M9 Plus, E9, One E9+ and even the One...
This Week's Reviews: Samsung NX500, Huawei Honor 4x, Acer XB270HU...- Gaming & More - 18/05/2015 11:18 May 18, 2015
The week ahead on DigitalVersus
This week is going to be a doozy, as we have four new smartphone reviews coming up, not to mention the outstanding Acer XB270HU IPS gaming monitor, the Samsung NX500 mirrorless interchangeable-lens...
REVIEW / Samsung UE32J5500: Small Diagonal and Just the Essential Features- TVs - 18/05/2015 10:14 May 18, 2015
The J5500 is available in three sizes: 32", 43" and 48". We haven't been able to get hold of the 43" and 48" versions, but it's almost certain that the latter has a PSA panel, since...
REVIEW / Jabra Solemate, the Second Generation- Portable Speakers - 15/05/2015 15:37 May 15, 2015
Jabra's first ever portable speaker was given a revamp last year. The Danish brand took note of current trends by adding NFC pairing and making the Jabra Sound app compatible with the...
iPhone 6s & 6s Plus: Set to Incorporate a 'Force Touch' Screen?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 15/05/2015 13:24 May 15, 2015
Following in the MacBook & Apple Watch's footsteps
A respected analyst has predicted that Apple's next two smartphones, presumably the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, will come with Force Touch displays. This technology was first rolled out...
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