Roku refreshed its product lineup recently, including the addition of the new Roku 3. Like the other models, it connects to your TV and uses an internet connection to stream content from several different providers including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Leo Laporte’s TWiT network, and hundreds more.
Sony recently announced two new cameras in its Alpha series -- the a7 and a7R. What makes these cameras so revolutionary is that they're both full-frame, mirrorless DSLRs. This means they are much smaller than any other full-frame DSLR interchangable lens camera on the market.
The Galaxy Note III is the latest giant screen phone from Samsung that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet. It features a full HD Super AMOLED 1920x1080 display, measuring in at 5.7 inches. That makes it even bigger than the Note II, which was 5.5 inches.
Another unique aspect of the Note III is the design of the casing. Instead of the typical plastic back that the previous Notes had, the Note III has a faux leather padded backing with actual stitching. While it's somewhat strange, it does make the phone less slippery to hold.
The Chromecast from Google is an inexpensive internet streaming device that resembles a USB key and connects to an HDTV's HDMI port. It's $35, and is capable of playing media from YouTube, Netflix and the Google Play store. It also can play anything from a tab in the Google Chrome browser on a computer or mobile device.
Apple announced iPhone 5s on September 10. While it retains the same basic design as iPhone 5, it is offered in a new color - gold. The 5s also comes in Silver and Space Gray.
Google announced the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 tablet earlier this summer on July 24. Made by Asus, the Nexus 7 now has a high resolution 1920x1200 IPS display. Google has added a 5 Megapixel camera to the back of the device, which the original Nexus 7 lacked, in addition to the front-facing 1.2 Megapixel camera. It has wireless charging built-in, and stereo speakers with surround sound powered by Fraunhofer.
The Moto X is the first phone developed by Google since the acquisition of Motorola. The specs, according to many tech pundits, are not extraordinary, but it does have some unique features that set it apart.
First of all, the design of the Moto X is very simple. It has a 4.7” screen, but feels smaller than other Android phones of its size because Motorola was able to fit it into a smaller bezel. It has a 1280x720 resolution at 316 pixels per inch, which is just 10 pixels per inch fewer than the iPhone 5.