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Camera Review

Nikon 1 S1 Review

TechnonolgyGuide Staff

...The 1 S1 is shipped with a different kit lens, an 11-27.5mm zoom lens. The 1 S1 has a lower resolution sensor then the 1 J3, 10.1 megapixels compared to 14.2 megapixels. Unlike the 1 J3, the 1 S1 cannot shoot in RAW and JPG simultaneously. The Nikon 1 S1 has a lower resolution LCD monitor, 460,000 dots compared to 921,000 dots in the 1 J3, and lacks the more expensive camera\'s mode dial mounted at the top of the camera. ...The 1 S1 also lacks the 1 J3\'s filters (such as sepia), which can impart an overall hue to the image. ... Read full article

News

Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Jeff Dunn

...Yahoo today announced that it has acquired popular blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. ... Read full article

Camera Review

Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

TechnonolgyGuide Staff

...The heart of the SD1 Merrill is its sensor, which uses Foveon technology.  ...Sigma claims that, due to its use of Foveon technology, the 15.6 megapixel APS-C X3 sensor of the SD1 Merrill is the equivalent of a 46 megapixel sensor.  To interpret the information produced by its Foveon sensor, the SD1 Merrill uses two TRUE (Three layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II processors, and to move this information to memory the SD1 Merrill requires a fast Compact Flash memory card rather then the SDHC cards used in most DSLRs.  ... Read full article

Feature

How to Do Everything New in Windows 8.1

Jeff Dunn

...Windows 8.1 is here, and for the most part, we dig it.  The first major update to Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, Windows 8.1 isn’t a wholesale refresh so much as a series of smaller tuneups that come together to smoothen out its predecessor’s rough edges. ...The New Start Button The most publicized part of Windows 8.1 is also the least significant. ...‘Smart’ Searching with Bing Windows 8.1’s most impressive new feature is also its easiest to use. ... Read full article

News

Windows 8.1 Launching on October 17

Jeff Dunn

...Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1, the long-anticipated update to its Windows 8 operating system, will officially launch on October 17. ...New devices loaded with Windows 8.1 will arrive at retail on October 18 as well. ... Read full article

Notebook Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

Jerry Jackson

...The size and weight of the X1 Carbon also just fits within the Ultrabook specs and guidelines established by Intel. ...Okay, the ThinkPad Carbon X1 does not have as many available ports as the earlier X1, but is that really a big deal when you are eliminating a little weight throwing in some serious durability? It does have a 4-in-1 media card reader, headset jack mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 port, and USB 2.0 port. ... Read full article

News

Windows 8.1 Rumored to Include \'Boot to Desktop\' Option

Jeff Dunn

...Rumors continue to swirl regarding Windows 8.1, the reportedly major upcoming update to Windows 8 that has also been codenamed \'Windows Blue.\' Now, various reports are suggesting that Windows 8.1 will give Windows users a \"boot to desktop\" option that will allow them to bypass the operating system\'s signature tile-based, \'Metro\'-style start screen upon starting their PCs and head straight to the more traditional desktop mode. As seen at a handful of forum posts over the weekend (via Winbeta and MyDigitalLife), apparent leaked code from an early build of Windows 8.1 features a \"CanSuppressStartScreen\" option. ... Read full article

News

Google Set To Purchase Waze Traffic App For Over $1 Billion

Hannah Becker

...According to reports, Google is set to buy Israeli traffic app Waze for over $1 billion. ...In May, reports indicated the social networking company was poised to pay $1 billion for Waze, but the deal fell apart because Facebook wanted to relocate the company to California, while Waze wanted to remain in Israel. ... Read full article

News

Samsung Goes for Round Two with Galaxy Tab 10.1

Grant Hatchimonji

...For more info on the second generation Tab, read the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hands-On Preview over at TabletPCReview.... Read full article

News

Iconia A1 Budget Android Tablet Announced at Acer NYC Event

Hannah Becker

...Acer announced today the Iconia A1 tablet. The device will feature a 7.9-inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 resolution and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. ...The Iconia A1 will also have built-in 3G. The Iconia A1 is a budget tablet at its core, with a plastic body, basic design and price of $169 for 8GB of storage. ...The size, price and specs revealed at this time place the Iconia A1 in the same market as the aging Nexus 7, making it a direct competitor to one of the top tablets in the market. ... Read full article

News

Acer Liquid S1 Hands-On: A Phablet with (Almost) Stock Android

Jeff Dunn

...But one reveal that may wind up flying under the radar was that of the Liquid S1, Acer’s first foray into the increasingly competitive ‘phablet’ arena. ...Well, TechnologyGuide sister site Brighthand went hands-on with the Liquid S1 to find out. ...As far as the Liquid S1’s specs are concerned, things are decidedly average. ... Read full article

News

Windows 8.1 Preview Available Now, Microsoft Shows Off Features At Build Conference

Hannah Becker

...Microsoft announced this afternoon at its Build conference that a preview of Windows 8.1 is now available from the Windows Store. ...Multitasking Windows 8.1 allows users to open up to four apps side by side on a screen and users can resize each app as they wish. ...Windows Store and New Apps The Windows Store has also received a major facelift in Windows 8.1. ... Read full article

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