Sometimes you stumble upon a product or concept that causes you to rethink an existing perception or opinion. Take bluetooth speakers. They are pretty benign, non invasive products that serve a purpose – to stream music that you own, in close quarters to your person. On the surface, the Amazon Echo is a bluetooth speaker, […]
A Virtual World Of Opportunity – The Business of VR
I’m dangling off the edge of an airborne helicopter, watching wildlife scatter as we pass over them in a flurry of sound and wind. I look back at the running wildebeests as we fly low and fast. I look up and see the helicopter rotor blades and wonder why I can’t feel a blast of […]
What Is Cracked Screen Grief?
So just what is cracked screen grief? It is the stuff of nightmares. Wake up one clear morning, charging your old phone for the last time before heading down to your local phone store to pick up one of the first models of a newly release phone, only to have to slip out of your […]
Samsung Galaxy S3 First Look at a VERY Smart Phone
Bona fide events built around around product launches are few and far between these days, but there was no doubt that the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Sydney yesterday was aimed to make as much of an impact as possible, delivering on the promise of a new mobile device that could set […]
Samsung Series 7 Slate PC: First Look
In October, Samsung will be releasing their latest offering in the tablet/slate space, unaffected by legal wrangling. Samsung provided an evaluation unit of the upcoming Series 7 Slate PC for a few fun hours, and I walked away quite impressed with what they have been able to do with a Windows-based tablet. With Ultrabooks being […]
From iPhone to Android…and Back?
Ever since I migrated from my iPhone 4 to a new Samsung Galaxy S II, I’ve been keen to cover my experiences using the Android platform. With iOS 5 due to be released later this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what the competitor smartphone ecosystem had to offer, and […]
When Is a Tablet Not A Tablet?
During my latest planning meeting with my contacts at Samsung, I had a closer look at a product that has been shown at various exhibitions but not yet released for sale here in Australia. It’s an interesting product, given the upswell in interest in the Tablet category. It’s called the Samsung Slider Series 7 PC. […]