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Software vs Hardware stabilization (what about a bit of both?) #Hyperlapse

Software vs Hardware stabilization (what about a bit of both?) #Hyperlapse

| October 14, 2014 | 4 Replies

The first time I saw software stabilisation in action was quite a few years ago. I believe it was a clip by James Burland and it showed a before and after file, frame by frame a jittery image was composed into something significantly more (giving that feeling that the viewfinder was the one moving, whilst […]

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Times Of India: Is Jolla Sailfish a good Alternative to Android?

Times Of India: Is Jolla Sailfish a good Alternative to Android?

| October 13, 2014 | 4 Replies

Jolla’s Sailfish phone is new to Indian shores. How are they receiving it? Times of India question whether it’s a good alternative to Android in their review. Design wise, they see some cues from Nokia’s N9. To TOI, it looks a little thick, especially when viewed from the sides it appears like two slim phones […]

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Finnish Prime Minister: Apple to blame for demise of Finland’s two biggest industries and economic downturn?

Finnish Prime Minister: Apple to blame for demise of Finland’s two biggest industries and economic downturn?

| October 13, 2014 | 21 Replies

On Friday S&P downgraded Finland to AA+ from AAA. According to CNBC, Finland’s Prime Minister suggested that Apple could be to blame for the demise of Finland’s two biggest industries: Nokia through iPhone and the paper industry with iPad. But he says they’ll make a comeback. A little bit paradoxically I guess one could say that the […]

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HERE on the dashboard of the World’s Best New Cars, Mondial de l’Automobile.

HERE on the dashboard of the World’s Best New Cars, Mondial de l’Automobile.

| October 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

Nokia’s HERE is seen on the latest cars in Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. A whopping 50 out of the 62 new car systems are powered by HERE, from Audi TT Roadster, to the Mercedes AMG GT! http://360.here.com/2014/10/10/photostory-graces-worlds-best-new-cars-mondial/ Check out the Volvo XC90′s panel. It’s like the whopping tablet thing in the Tesla Model S. […]

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99 Dollar Virtual Reality Headset (case) from Zeiss

99 Dollar Virtual Reality Headset (case) from Zeiss

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Reply

From NASA, to Nokia, medical equipment and other places precision optics is expected, ZEISS is highly renowned. There’s reports that they’ll also be bringing out a virtual reality headset and for a more affordable 99 USD. However, it’s essentially a fancy Google Cardboard slot for a smartphone. It’s currently only compatible with the 4.7″ iPhone […]

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Win a Jolla Phone, tweet Snapdeal Jolla’s best feature.

Win a Jolla Phone, tweet Snapdeal Jolla’s best feature.

| October 11, 2014 | 3 Replies

  Here’s a chance to win yourself a JOLLA Phone. http://blog.snapdeal.com/tweet-best-feature-jolla-smartphone/ Tweet the best feature of Jolla Phone. I think there are some pre-picked options. It’s basically a ‘follow snapdeal’ thing. 1. Entries open till 14th October 2014.2. Winners will be notified on Twitter3. You have to follow the official Snapdeal handle https://twitter.com/snapdeal4. By participating […]

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Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on Nokia Lumia 630 (512MB)

Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on Nokia Lumia 630 (512MB)

| October 11, 2014 | Reply

This seemed the inevitable but we can never take obviously common sense things for granted at Microsoft. Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on the Nokia Lumia 630. Nice to see that from the get go, 512MB appears to be supported. Tommaso is “Currently working on Minecraft Pocket Edition @MojangTeam“. Additional tweets from Tomaso says that they started working on […]

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3D Printed Lumia 1020 Ultrascope – Nokia powered Robotic Observatory  #MakeItHappen

3D Printed Lumia 1020 Ultrascope – Nokia powered Robotic Observatory #MakeItHappen

| October 9, 2014 | 3 Replies

Standing at 1 metre tall, this 3D printed contraption uses a Nokia Lumia 1020 to gaze up at the sky. If you’ve got a 3D Printer, you could print your own too. The Open Space Agency (OSA) and Microsoft have teamed up to create a prototype of an amazing 3D printed observatory called the ‘Ultrascope’ […]

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Adventures in Tech – Could Android have saved Nokia?

Adventures in Tech – Could Android have saved Nokia?

| October 9, 2014 | 27 Replies

It’s an age old question but obviously still something on people’s minds. What if Nokia had gone Android? CNET’s ‘Adventures in Tech’ says that Nokia’s one of those companies you had g They try to reimagine what Nokia’s first Android would have been like, suggesting high end industrial design akin to the N9. There’s also a powerful […]

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Beta programme invites for Office on WindowsPhone out to testers – please actually be useful on WP #officelove

Beta programme invites for Office on WindowsPhone out to testers – please actually be useful on WP #officelove

| October 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

A couple of months back, Microsoft registered the interest of their consumers regarding the testing of future versions of office. Today, the first round of invites are being sent out for testers of Tablet/PC/Phone version of office. Fingers crossed office actually becomes useful and productive on Windows Phone. I am quite surprised how much of […]

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Video: Nokia’s HERE Maps disses Google’s offline maps “a glorified screenshot”

Video: Nokia’s HERE Maps disses Google’s offline maps “a glorified screenshot”

| October 8, 2014 | 14 Replies

Going by the angle of “true offline maps” Nokia shows off what they can achieve with OFFLINE Here Maps, where HERE maintains functionality whether connected to the internet or not. “Now available for free of Samsung Galaxy Smartphones”

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TheRegister: Nokia Lumia 730/735 – Microsoft gets (almost) everything right in upgrade

TheRegister: Nokia Lumia 730/735 – Microsoft gets (almost) everything right in upgrade

| October 8, 2014 | Reply

It wasn’t always a guarantee that the successive Lumia (at least in the entry level range) would have the same combination of features/build expected to match the price. But with the Nokia Lumia 735, TheRegister reckons almost everything was done right this time. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/06/microsoft_nokia_lumia_735_review They’re pretty pleased with the unibody-looking fabula design that first cropped […]

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Video: 10 minute demo of HERE on Android

Video: 10 minute demo of HERE on Android

| October 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

Not quite sure what this handset is but androidworld.it are demoing Nokia’s HERE maps on it. As we’ve been told in reviews, HERE matches Google Maps in certain aspects apparently and betters it in others (such as completely offline maps). The only thing that bothers me personally is POI. AndroidWorld.it

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Nokia Lumia 830 Unboxing – and removing back cover demo #ConnectsTrial #LumiaDenim

Nokia Lumia 830 Unboxing – and removing back cover demo #ConnectsTrial #LumiaDenim

| October 7, 2014 | 10 Replies

Here’s our unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 830 in pictures and video. The video also demoes how to easily remove and put back the back cover/battery of the 830. Contents pretty standard. Only difference for a flagship Lumia being the removable battery. Battery, SIM, MicroSD accessible from the back. No special tools needed. BV-L4A 2200mAh […]

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Nokia Lumia 830 vs 1020 side by side, (+1520/920/925) #ConnectsTrial

Nokia Lumia 830 vs 1020 side by side, (+1520/920/925) #ConnectsTrial

| October 6, 2014 | 7 Replies

Whilst our unboxing is uploading (processing) and should be published soon (midnight UK time) this is a quick response to flotron who wanted a side by side comparison of the 830 with the 1020. (Other questions will be answered as soon as I can, thanks for sending them in! Time permitting, will take other snaps/videos soon) […]

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