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    Compact and connected

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 25/11/2012

    » It's been a tough time for compact cameras of late, with smartphones beginning to fill the photography needs for the bulk of consumers.

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    Style Wars

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 20/11/2011

    » Not to be left behind by the wave of Android popularity and the force of the iPhone, Nokia has stood up again with an enticing new smartphone release _ the N9. Following in the footsteps of the N8 of late last year, the Finnish manufacturer is once again proving its worth at the top end of the market.

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    iPhone, Therefore I am

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 30/10/2011

    » The two biggest items of tech news this month both came from the Apple camp in the US. Firstly, we lost visionary Steve Jobs, who was in worse health than anybody realised. Secondly, we gained a new iPhone model, the 4S, which seems to pre-empt the much-anticipated iPhone 5 that has been running on the rumour mill for months.

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    Photo finish

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/08/2011

    » The old rivalry between Nikon and Canon is alive and well thanks to recent releases by both camps that pin the manufacturers against each other once again. Into what is known as the amateur or consumer end of the DSLR market, from Nikon has come the D5100, up against the Canon 600D in this duel for dominance. But the technology is far from amateur, and the competition is hot. Who will win this round? Let's check the battle stats.

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    Pocket projections

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 28/08/2011

    » Most smartphones these days capture decent quality videos and pictures, but our ability to present that media is still limited. One solution to this problem are pico projectors, and since 2009, many manufacturers have tried their hands in the pico projector market _ Samsung, LG, Acer, Apicer, BenQ, among others. And why not, as the gadget is appealing with its pocketable dimensions, instant usability, and gimmick factor. But nobody seems to have been able to recreate in a pico the slick performance that new full-sized projectors now provide.

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    Fresh face or last legs?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 17/07/2011

    » You have to hand it to Nokia for its determination when it comes to the operating system for its new X7 smartphone. The company has continued its Symbian drive with the Anna update, which may be the last incarnation of the OS before the company fully switches over to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. So can this update to the archaic system keep Nokia in the smartphone race? The Finns are hopeful, but the gallery is sceptical. Let's take a look to see if it just might endure in its new X7 home.

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    Trash or Treasure?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 03/04/2011

    » As manufacturers stretch gadget genres to claim new profit frontiers, it seems a good time to take an inventory and see if there is any superfluous gadgetry lying around the house.

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    Copycat or killer?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 10/04/2011

    » As the iPhone 4 phenomenon takes hold, manufacturers are starting to show signs of strain. LG, the South Korean manufacturer known for its TVs and mobile phones, has dished up a new smartphone in the LG Optimus 2X that can only be described as a thinly-disguised Asian version of the coveted new Apple phone, albeit in an Android flavour.

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    The 3D Revolution

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 13/02/2011

    » Off the back of the success of 3D movies last year, TV manufacturers started to ship home entertainment systems that reproduced the visual effect in the comfort of your living room. In TV land, 3D was the new black for 2010. With initial viewing results being somewhat mixed, and questions about the availability of content looming, manufacturers have pressed on with the new technology, in an attempt to turn the supposed fad into a richer vein of potential profit.

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    The forgotten Art of photo printing

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 02/01/2011

    » With so much digital media building up on everyone's storage devices, a question has arisen as to what to do with it all, other than just jam it on Facebook or forget about it in countless folders and sub-folders. Bill Gates presented one solution by hanging digital photo frames on the walls of his house in the US, but this was done at no small cost.

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