A new video has popped up on the Web showing what appears to be a new BlackBerry handset.
Vietnam-based site S Forum posted a video and images last Thursday of what the site says is the BlackBerry Z30. The device comes with a large, 5-inch AMOLED display, according to the site, as well as a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB of storage.
The handset appears to be the same A10 that has been pictured a few times in the last couple of months. In earlier videos, the A10 boasted the same design and features, which means the devices … Read more
You don't have to be a hard-core rock climber or surfer to reap the benefits of water- and dust-resistant smartphones. In fact, our most precious handheld computers could all benefit from designs that protect their delicate electronic innards from the wet and grime.
These recent smartphones all have waterproofing characteristics in common -- to a limit. You shouldn't have to worry about them falling into a puddle, but neither should you plan on taking them into the hot tub for a nice, long soak.
I love the simplicity of a good roadster. There is a purity to the direct connection between driver and vehicle, with no extra seats, no gadgetry, and so few distractions from the singular purpose of driving quickly. The lack of a roof means that you're in the environment, not just driving through it, enhancing the connection with the road. Lots of people like cars, but what roadster fans are really in love with is driving.
The 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is is not so simple. It's packed to the gills with tech. It's not quite at a Mercedes-Benz … Read more
PC maker Acer has already brought a couple of new products to the U.S., including the Predator AG3 gaming desktop and a new version of the budget Aspire M5 touch-screen laptop. Now an inexpensive-but-stylish all-in-one desktop is joining the lineup.
Previously announced at Computex, but only for international shoppers, the Aspire Z3-605 all-in-one is now officially coming to the U.S. This 23-inch system is reasonably sharp-looking for a budget AIO, and one welcome feature is the built-in hooks that can bundle cables out of the way, so it doesn't look like you have a tangle of wires … Read more
An Intel chip showed slower performance when tested against the processor in Samsung's Galaxy S4 after a popular benchmark was revised.
EE Times posted a story titled "Has Intel really beaten ARM?" on Wednesday that called into question the widely-used AnTuTu Benchmark. In June, a market research firm published results of an exercise using the benchmark that found an Intel chip greatly outperforming ARM.
The EE Times article disputed the results that pitted the Lenovo K900, with an Intel Atom Z2580 smartphone chip, against the Samsung Galaxy S4, with that company's Exynos 5 Octa processor.
In … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Oh you like money? Win our Comic-con 2013 SuperWeakness Contest and win $404!
- Samsung and Jay-Z gave a master's class on how not to publish an app.
- Contrary to their lyrics, most rappers lie about their financial earnings.
- China develops an app that lets you see how you'd look with plastic surgery.… Read more
Sony hopes to tempt potential phone shoppers with the Xperia Z's unique mix of durability, sexy design, and a powerful camera. Now available for preorder at T-Mobile for $99.99 down (and 24 payments of $20 per month) and hitting stores on July 17, it's billed as the company's top mobile device and has a lot to prove. Sadly, the Xperia Z's pokey imaging system and short battery life can't stand up to the likes of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, both sold by T-Mobile for the same up-front price. Those competing gadgets … Read more