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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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    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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    Massive & Mobile?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 16/01/2011

    » As the tablets begin to rain down from the tech heavens, it seems that even smartphones are heading the way of their larger-screened brethren. HTC is spearheading this drive with its new HD7, a slate of a phone that sports a 4.3-inch screen and the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.

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    Damage-proof ... but is it wallet-proof?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 04/07/2010

    » There is certainly no lack of choice for compact camera shoppers, with shelves bowing under the weight of shiny new models vying for attention. But going against this grain is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5, which sits inconspicuously among the T series cameras, but boasts a durability that far exceeds that of its siblings, being resistant to dust, water and being dropped.

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    The iPhone has landed

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 27/06/2010

    » In what looks to be the most hyped phone release of the year, Apple rolled out its highly anticipated iPhone 4 on Thursday in the US, UK, Japan, France and Germany. The world snuck an early glimpse of the phone when a drunk patron at a bar in San Francisco stumbled across a prototype in March after it was left by the now-infamous apple software engineer Gray Powell. But it has finally hit the shelves, and it's now up to critics and consumers alike to see if Apple can regain the smartphone throne.

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    My Desire

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 20/06/2010

    » Following the trend of naming its phones after what sound like '80s rock bands (Hero, Tattoo, Snap), HTC has released its best smartphone yet in the Desire, giving the Apple camp something new to chew on. The launch had the benefit of avoiding the media hoop-la that the Nexus One fell victim to, and has been getting nothing but praise on the internet. Employing the latest Android platform, the Desire emerges as the brother of the HTC Legend, released to acclaim earlier this month, and the similar but superior twin of the Nexus One that materialised in January.

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    Digitally yours

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/03/2010

    » As the digital age grips, electronic manufacturers are scrambling to digitise anything within reach. Sony is no exception, and has been delivering relatively well-received digital photo albums over the past few years, alongside other manufacturers. Its most recent model, the DPF-X1000/BI, now heads the company's drive.

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