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For Android tablets, 8 (inches) is the new 7

commentary Today's selection of Android 8-inchers, while rather pricey, are showing more creative differentiation than we're used to seeing in the 7-inch category.

By November 10, 2013


The lows and highs of small Android tablets

commentary Google's new Nexus 7 makes a strong case for itself as the best Android tablet in its size class, but the budget device has become the new populist app platform.

By August 3, 2013


Off-the-beaten-track at CES 2013

Forget the big brands and glitzy devices. There's a lot of interesting stuff on the periphery of the Consumer Electronics Show.

By January 9, 2013


Sakar acquires Vivitar brand and IP

Consumer electronics maker picks up the brand name and intellectual property from Syntax-Brillian in a move to expand into the midrange digital-camera market.

By August 25, 2008


Vivitar ViviCam 3105S: Pick of the pops -- not 'arf!

Market researchers GfK have revealed that the UK's top-selling digital camera in 2007 wasn't a Sony or even a Canon: it was the 3-megapixel Vivitar ViviCam 3105S. We hadn't heard of it either

By April 2, 2008


Vivitar 6200W underwater camera: Crave sails the seven seas

To test out the Vivitar 6200W, we decided to investigate sightings of a mysterious ship with more to it than meets the eye. We took photos of our nautical adventure -- mind the icebergs!

By July 31, 2007


Official new Blu-ray chart puts Max Payne top of the pops

Blu-ray now has an official chart covering all the major retailers, which should see every Blu-ray fan on the edge of their seat to see where their favourite platter has charted

By April 20, 2009


Maker of Olevia LCD TVs files for bankruptcy

Syntax-Brillian ceases its TV manufacturing operations and plans to sell its Vivitar digital camera unit.

By July 8, 2008


A tech buying success story

Simple stuff that you assume people know might actually make their day when they actually do.

By June 23, 2008


Hands-on with the General Electric G2: Compact-come-lately

The GE G2 is a newcomer to the compact camera market. It's an 8-megapixel point-and-shoot with a larger-than-average screen and zoom for a very friendly price

By April 3, 2008