Smartphones have come a long way from being a luxury to a need, all within the decade. Manufacturers have been producing smartphones left and right and consumers are having a hard time deciding which one to get. For this comparison, we're going to take a look at Motorola's Moto X (2014) and the Google Nexus 5.
The Motorola X-2 or just simply the Motorola X 2014 is the second generation Motorola X smartphone which is more of an upgrade of the first one instead of being a new phone in itself. The Nexus 5 on the other hand is the fifth generation Nexus offering of Google and was created by LG and was codenamed "Hammerhead."
First, screen size. The Motorola X has a 5.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The Nexus 5 on the other hand has a 4.95-inch true HD IPS+ touchscreen with the same screen resolution as the Motorola X (1920 x 1080 Full HD). While sporting similar screen resolutions, the Nexus 5's smaller display screen enables it have a slightly sharper display. more >>
The GoPro company is expected to release its next highly-anticipated sturdy action camera, the GoPro Hero 4, sometime in mid-October. The new camera is to succeed the GoPro Hero 3 and is rumored to have double the processing power, higher 4K resolution capabilities, and a built-in touchscreen display.
While the features have many GoPro fans excited, it unfortunately won't be found on the same camera and instead will be on two separate GoPro Hero 4 variants. The GoPro Hero 4 Black will get the 4K resolution capability while the GoPro Hero 4 Silver will be getting the touchscreen display.
The Hero 4 Black will be able to capture videos in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, a nice increase from the Hero 3 Black's 15 frames per second. With the substantial increase in the video capture frame rate, other resolutions will also be getting an increase in FPS. 2.7K resolution at 50fps, 1440p at 80fps, 1080p/960p/720p at 120 fps. 240fps for 720p resolution was previously rumored but it appears the cameras are incapable of doing that kind of frame rate. more >>
Apple and Samsung have always been considered as rivals even though Apple has more than one enemy in the tech market with constant competition to its mobile and tablet offerings. For tablet offerings, we're going to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Apple iPad Air.
While Samsung has a number of tablet offerings like the Galaxy Tab or the Galaxy Tab PRO, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is considered to be a serious competitor for the iPad Air. The iPad Air on the other hand is Apple's fifth iPad but the first in the iPad Air line.
The Galaxy Tab S has two size variants, the 8.5-inch and the 10.5-inch. For comparisons, the 10.5-inch variant will be used. As the product's name suggests, the Galaxy Tab S has a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600. The iPad Air on the other hand has a 9.7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536. more >>
NBA 2K15 is an upcoming basketball simulation game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. The title will be the 16th installment of the NBA 2K games franchise and is scheduled for a release on Oct. 7 in North America for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Windows PC while the rest of the world will get an Oct. 10 release date.
The game is already up for pre-order for $59.99 and those that get a copy for pre-order will be getting the following bonuses: 5,000 in Virtual Currency, a Kevin Durant Throwback MyTeam Card, two MyTeam Card Packs of the buyer's choice, and MyPlayer Leg Sleeves inspired by Kevin Durant. Durant will be appearing on the cover of the game.
The soundtrack of the game is curated by Pharrell Williams, as revealed last month, and will feature a diverse and upbeat track listing featuring artists from Afrika Bambaataa to The Strokes, and will even feature three tracks from Pharrell himself - "Hunter," "Can I Have it Like That" featuring Gwen Stefani, and "How Does it Feel?" more >>
The Sony Xperia Z3 is the next flagship phone of the Xperia series and will succeed the Xperia Z2. Its release is mostly varied across different countries, with some getting the phone earlier than others. However, a general release date for the phone was scheduled for fall of 2014 and is now most likely rolling out to different countries and with different wireless carriers.
Sony has already released the Xperia Z3 in India for Rs. 51.990 ($845) as well as the Xperia Z3 Compact for Rs. 44,990 ($730).
So far, India has been the only country to receive the smart phone but the Western countries should be getting both phones soon. The Xperia Z3 was first unveiled during a pre-IFA 2014 event and was set to be released on the fall of 2014. more >>
Apple's year isn't over yet as they are still set to release a new Macbook Air that's rumored to have a Retina display this time. It is still unclear on whether or not the Cupertino company could actually make the 2014 release. More than likely, the Macbook Air with Retina display could be getting a mid-2015 release date.
Intel has been causing the delay of the laptops as the processors that Apple needs for the new Macbook Air has experienced a delay in production. The Macbook Air needs the Broadwell Core-M chips and the 14nm chips is expected to come out on October.
While it seems to be a relief for Apple that the chips are finally coming out before Christmas, there is little to celebrate as Intel now has to face demand constraints as Apple isn't the only company that will be using the new Broadwell Core-M chips. A number of other laptop manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba are also going to be using the Core-M chips. more >>