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  • NYC As Seen Through 50 Nokia Lumia 1020 Phones [Video]

    Since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s smartphone business, the tech giant has been on a mission to to convince the public that Nokia phones are not just the indestructible bricks hanging off the belt of dad’s khaki shorts. Powered by Windows 8, the Nokia Lumia 1020 features an insane 41-megapixel camera and has been out for about 9 months but lack of apps and other problems have kept its market share down. A new campaign aims to change that. Microsoft teamed with filmmaker Paul Trillo to create a Lumia “Arc of Wonder” out of 50 Lumia 1020 devices. The result is a unique video that showcases the awesome camera on the smartphone. Now Microsoft needs to prove the rest of the hardware and software can keep up. Watch the video and making of below and see for yourself how far Windows phones and Nokia have come along.

  • The Sensory Overload Of Times Square Captured In GIF Form [17 GIFs]

    What do you do when you find yourself wandering around Times Square in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday? In the good old days, you could stumble into an adult movie theater, get a box of Jujubes (they last long!), and sit back and enjoy the show. Alas, those days of wine and roses are long gone. Now Times Square is nothing but 24 hours of nonstop advertising, with gigantic video screens promoting Guy Fieri and flashing signs pointing the way to Guy Fieri’s restaurant. With nary a peep show in sight, I had to make my own fun when I found myself in New York’s sense-shattering wonderland at 5 AM. Luckily I was armed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. I had tried taking animated photos before but the results were usually less than stellar, with parts of my subject stationary while other random bits flailed around like a whirling dervish. However, the usually annoying flashing lights of all the signs and video screens made a much better subject. These GIFs have been optimized for the web, but know that the quality of the original files is even more incredible. But due to the S5′s awesome camera, the file more »

  • Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung is determined to make a cannonball splash this time around with the release of their Galaxy S5. The Korean based company, who’s primary focus is on “The Next Big Thing” may have just found it. Their newest edition to the Galaxy S line is a 5.1-inch, 1080p AMOLED display which is vivid to say the least. However it’s also thin and light, weighing in at 5.1 ounces and 8.1 millimeters deep. The back is made of a easy grip perforated faux leather that makes handling the phone with one hand a little easier for someone without Andre the Giant size hands. The key distinguishing features, however, come in the form of an updated 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a much faster auto focus thanks to a second sensor. The camera options are out of this world. A new great feature offered in the bevy of camera options is the “virtual tour” option that essentially puts a Google Street View type journey at the tip of your fingers. Another never before seen option is the HDR realtime photo option which let’s you see a preview of HDR quality photos before you actually take it, selective photo is another option that will have Instagrammers going more »

  • Google Unveils Project Tango Smartphone To 3D Map Your World [Video]

    Our eventual tech overlords at Google have unveiled the next step in their plan to bring about the singularity. Named Project Tango, Google revealed their new smartphone technology capable of 3D mapping your surroundings in real time. With Tango, directions from Google maps will no longer stop once you reach the building of your destination. You’ll be able to find your way through labyrinthian corridors in even the biggest, most confusing complexes. The tech will also aid the visually impaired when they find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. There are also gaming opportunities, as Tango would add more realism to augmented reality games. Now put on your tinfoil hat and consider that this will also give Google a real time, 3D map of where you are at all times. When they become Skynet and send out Terminators, there will be nowhere safe to hide. Unless you don’t have your phone on you every second of the day. But then how will you see if your friends liked the filters on the picture of your eggplant parm sandwich that you Instagrammed earlier?

  • Celebrate The iPhone’s 7th Birthday With These Early Concept Designs

    The iPhone was unveiled January 7, 2007, but for years before that, the Internet was abuzz with rumors and early design concepts. Some even doubted if Apple would ever actually release a phone. The New York Times’ very own technology columnist David Pope wrote in 2006 that Apple would come out with a cellphone “Probably never.” Looks like he was wrong, as were the folks who came up with these designs. They serve as a harsh reminder of the slide phone obsession of the early 2000s. What were we thinking?

  • Pretend You’re Zack Morris With The Brick Phone

    Live out your childhood fantasies of calling up Kelly Kapowski for a date at the Max with the Brick. Using Bluetooth technology, the Brick can be used as a handset that grants you access to your phone’s contacts, music, and call log. You can also use it as a stand-alone phone with a 2G SIM card. There is also a Micro SD card slot for music and a build in LED flashlight. The Brick is preloaded with apps, such as an FM Radio tuner, calendar, and even snake. The battery offers 14 hours of talk time and 1 month standby time. Order the Brick for $70.

  • Style Watch: Power On Powder, Tech Gear on the Mountain

    Technology has done wonders for mountain sports in the past few years, the introduction to goggle tech in particular. Cameras, GPS and built-in heads up display are a few of the features making your downhill runs that much more compelling as well as interactive, sharing videos, stats and locating friends are all features offered within a piece of protective eyewear. Audio is another branch of tech that’s advancing every year, with the addition of audio synced with Bluetooth riders are able to listen to their favorite tunes on a run, without the danger of complete noise cancellation. Here are this season’s best tech additions to the cold weather mountain gear category. Whether a gift or a treat yo’ self holiday purchase, keep these in mind when doing your shopping. 

  • How Big is Too Big? The LG G2

    LG has made a serious chess move in the competition for the smart phone moon race with the LG G2, but the real question is ‘When do we land on the moon?’ The race for bigger, faster, more powerful, better display, more mega pixels doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to stop. It’s a good thing, I guess, but with LG pushing the boundaries of ‘size matters’ with it’s newly unveiled, 5.2 inch display G2, how big is too big? I guess not big enough and LG knows this, so they decided to put it’s tangible buttons on the back of the phone, not to deter anyone who doesn’t play in the NBA from easily navigating the phone with a single hand. The G2′s display size is right smack in the middle of the Samsung S4′s 5.0″ and 5.3″ Note Smart/tablet/phone thing, which looks comically big in the hands of most people that aren’t Shaq. A bold move from LG, who up until now was less than a threat to the mighty Samsung. The LG isn’t all about it’s pretty 5.2 IPS+ LCD 1080 x 1920 display with 424 pixels per inch face, it boasts a mind boggling powerful 2.26 more »

  • HTC One Mini

    The HTC One is regarded as one of the best looking and performing mobile phones on the market. And now you can have your cake and be able to fit it in your pocket without having to wear cargo shorts. Over the past few years the bigger the phone, the better, but after the tablet sized Samsung Note arrived, it was enough. Mobile phones simply couldn’t get bigger without becoming Kindles. There has been a slight regression in the size division of mobile’s realizing that we live in a world of multi-tasking and people want (need) to be able to use their phone, while eating breakfast, hold a subway rail, even carry a baby (not recommended), but with the expansion in the size of phones, the ‘one hander’ becomes tryingly more difficult, unless you’re Shaq. HTC has shrunk the size of it’s pinnacle phone ‘The HTC One, from a 4.7-inch HTC One into the 4.3-inch HTC One Mini. The specs, as you may have guessed have shrunk along with it. The screen’s resolution from 1080p to 720p. The processor is a dual-core Snapdragon 400, instead of the quad-core inside the full size sedan, One, and the battery is smaller in more »

  • Instagram Releases Web Feed Feature

    As of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device. The mobile app has been dedicated to catering to a mobile world for the past few years, but has seen the light (dollar signs) and profitability of allowing a web based viewer to view all of your friends humble brag photos in real time. The news, while exciting, isn’t shocking with sites like staticgr.am ahead of the curve for viewing Instgram photos for web. The only thing left is to allow users to upload from the web, also. Whether or not that will ever be available is still up in the air, but would optimize their full user radius, being that some mobile carriers still don’t have an Instagram app. Go to instagram.com and log in to your account to give it a try.

  • Windows Phone HTC 8X

    Windows Phone 8 is hot off the presses and with that comes the release of a nice bevy of phones from HTC and Nokia. The HTC 8X is their top line phone that caters to the user that wants power, but doesn’t want to look like hes just happy to see you. The 8X packs a punch with out the battle of the bulge in your front pocket. The Qualcomm S4 dual core processor is quick, very quick, which makes the new live tiles seamless to navigate. Apps open without hesitation and putting up multiples against each other doesn’t have much slowdown at all. The screen is a crystal clear 1280×720 (341ppi) display, and has sharp colors that flow well with the new found dynamic of crisp color scheme of the “new” Windows. No black turtlenecks here.

  • Nokia Play 360 NFC Portable Speaker: Bump to Play

    The Nokia Play 360 is the quintessential speaker for all your summer travels. Whether you’re in a back yard or on a secluded beach, the Play 360 offers a unique feature virtually unheard of for an affordable portable speaker. It’s “bump” to play technology allows you to play your favorite throwback jams on your smartphone’s playlist while syncing it via bluetooth or NFC. The speaker itself can be charged via a microUSB port. A complete charge of 3 hours should last just over 20 hours of play time. In addition to wireless audio, they come with a 3.5mm audio jack as well. $200.00 Available at most Microsoft Stores.

  • Seton Hall University is Giving Students A Windows Phone and Tablet

    Seton Hall has a long history of integrating technology into the classroom. They were one of the first campuses in the country to be completely linked up to a wireless network and for almost 15 years they’ve been a ubiquitous competing campus, but this year they’re taking it up a notch. Students will be issued a Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung Series 7 Slate. The progressive collaboration between Microsoft and SHU is training students to be as tech savvy as possible for the real world. Undergrads not fortunate enough to get a tablet will have to settle for a measly Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook. Word to the wise, keep those gadgets on campus. Newark is literally around the corner.

  • 6 Ways To Turn You iPhone Into A Professional Camera

    The iPhone 4S announcement had you crying tears of joy. The 8 megapixels and a new auto-focus camera! Apple was even saying that that it might be the best camera ever on a mobile phone and it just might be the only camera you’ll ever need.  Spielberg, Lucas, Wes Anderson… They all had to start somewhere, right??! And then you realized The World’s Thinnest Smartphone trembles in the slightest breeze and the lens is permanently zoomed in. If only you had a wide-angle lens, a dolly, a real panorama lens (not an app), some fisheye action. Not that the iPhone camera is bad by any means but there are a few people out there that want to really explore the full capabilities for the 8 mp camera. If you consider yourself a real iPhoneographer check out the products below that really will make the iPhone the only camera you’ll need. The iPhone Lens Dial – $249.00 A complete three-lens optical system for serious iPhoneographers Camera Table Dolly – $90.00 A compact, affordable dolly for pro-style video panning. iPhone Hand-held Video Rig – $159.00 Unibody frame, adjustable VeriCorder mic, and a threaded wide-angle lens The Dot iPhone Panorama Lens – $79.00 A panorama lens more »