BlackBerry http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/news en-GB Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983 leaks, sure to be hilariously expensive http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another year, another high-end BlackBerry with a bit of Porsche mystique </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-p9983.png?1408738443" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past two years, BlackBerry has enlisted the considerable talents of Porsche Design to develop a rather pricey special edition handset, and it&rsquo;s happening again with the upcoming P&rsquo;9983.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>N4BB pegs the launch in late Q3 this year, with a price point likely to come in around USD$2000 (&pound;1200). Last year&rsquo;s Porsche Design P&rsquo;9982 (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news">the Z10 riff</a>) was &pound;1400 here, however, so it may well sport a higher tag once it&rsquo;s actually available in the UK.</p> <p>BlackBerry reportedly sees this as a device for &ldquo;the expectations and purchase behaviours of the affluent and wealthy,&rdquo; so if that&rsquo;s you, boy does the company have a smartphone for you this autumn.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://n4bb.com/blackberry-porsche-design-p9983-khan/">N4BB</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/22/6056001/oh-no-theres-another-porsche-design-blackberry">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news">Don&rsquo;t adjust your monitor - this really is BlackBerry&rsquo;s new phone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="936" title="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-p9983-compare.jpg?1408738443" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news#comments BlackBerry Porsche Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:12:39 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445641 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry gets its own personal assistant starting with the Passport http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First glimpse of Siri-like voice-controlled software sure looks a bit like Cortana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Assistant" alt="BlackBerry Assistant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-assistant.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry sure took its sweet time fully embracing touch displays in recent years, and now looks to be the last in the pack in the mobile space to implement a voice-activated assistant feature in its OS.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no video of the Assistant in action yet, but the initial image with the blue concentric circles can&rsquo;t help but recall Microsoft&rsquo;s own design for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review">Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1</a>. Late to the party and derivative of the competition? You&rsquo;ve got to do a little more than that, BlackBerry.</p> <p>It sounds like BlackBerry Assistant will debut on the Passport this autumn, but also likely appear on the company&#39;s other devices before long.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2014/07/blackberry-assistant/">Inside BlackBerry</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news">Don&rsquo;t adjust your monitor &mdash; this really is BlackBerry&rsquo;s new phone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1200" title="BlackBerry Assistant" alt="BlackBerry Assistant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-assistant-2.png?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry&#039;s Siri-a-like revealed </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news#comments BlackBerry Phablets Smartphones Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:46:44 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442298 at http://www.stuff.tv Don't adjust your monitor - this really is BlackBerry's new phone http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry reveals a trio of new phones, hasn&#039;t abandoned the keyboard yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-passport.jpg?1403729523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has revealed a trio of new smartphones, the most peculiar of which is called the Passport.</p> <p>At first glance, it looks like a techno-sadist has sawn the bottom off a regular BlackBerry, but look closer and you&#39;ll notice the illusion is all down to the keyboard.</p> <p>The Passport has ditched the fourth row of the traditional BlackBerry keyboard by shifting the spacebar up, shrinking it, and placing it between the V and B keys. After spending hours glued to BlackBerry&#39;s previous keyboards, we must admit it look positively alien to us.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition to the Passport, BlackBerry also revealed two other devices - the Z3 and Classic. Specs, release dates and prices for all three devices remain a mystery, but we&#39;ll update you with all the latest information as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-q10/review" target="_blank">BlackBerry Q10 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.media-server.com/m/p/frvuf7f6" target="_blank">BlackBerry </a>via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129501-blackberry-passport-is-a-sign-that-the-company-will-try-anything-be-good-for-instagram-though" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hip to be square </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t adjust your monitor – this really is BlackBerry&#039;s new phone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news#comments BlackBerry Smartphones Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:02:07 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1439650 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: See 30 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, plus Blackberry’s phablet and Nokia’s slick Android launcher http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-see-30-minutes-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-plus-blackberry-s-phablet-and-n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finish the week strong by starting the day with our tech roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mgs5-phantom.jpg?1403492413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s a half-hour of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Konami took an odd tact with its E3 showing this year, essentially closing off its show floor space into a private theater for one of the only games that could warrant such a move: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. And for those who weren&rsquo;t lucky enough to attend last week, you can now watch the nearly 30-minute gameplay demo above, thanks to a livestream event held yesterday.</p> <p>The Phantom Pain offers up a huge open world experience, with the environment slated to be 200x larger than that of this past spring&rsquo;s compact prequel, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It&rsquo;s a pretty amazing demo, and one that helps show how Konami is getting around the issues that an open setting provide to a stealth experience.</p> <p>Otherwise, in typical series fashion, there&rsquo;s plenty of action, melodrama, and humor found within the half-hour guided demo&mdash;which is running on a PlayStation 4 and happens to look pretty amazing. No current release date has been announced, but The Phantom Pain is also in the works for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tto6n_AHdBM">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/electronic-arts/e3-2014-biggest-video-game-news-so-far/feature">E3 2014 &mdash; all of the biggest news</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Tto6n_AHdBM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry is releasing a square-screened phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bet you didn&rsquo;t see this one coming. In addition to the upcoming Classic model (the Q20), which hearkens back to when the company had popular devices, BlackBerry is planning to release a huge-looking, square-screened phone called the Passport.</p> <p>It features a 4.5in screen running at 1440x1440, and while a 4.5in display at 16:9 is commonplace, the square dimension here makes for a very wide handset. And there&rsquo;s a physical keyboard scrunched in tightly below the display, giving it an oddly-proportioned look to boot.</p> <p>Just check out CEO John Chen holding that thing (<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_friend/status/479653747350851584">via David Friend</a>)! It&rsquo;s expected out in September, so we&rsquo;ll hopefully hear more about what makes this pocket-unfriendly option a worthwhile entry into the market before then.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5825078/the-passport-is-blackberrys-strangest-phone-ever">The Verge</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_friend/status/479653747350851584">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news">BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="BlackBerry Passport" alt="BlackBerry Passport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-passport.jpeg?1403492413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia releases the slick Z Launcher for Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98567567?color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>Microsoft acquired Nokia&rsquo;s existing mobile efforts earlier this year, but there&rsquo;s still some phone-focused talent left at the Finnish company&mdash;and if yesterday&rsquo;s release of an Android launcher is any indication, they seem interested in trying their hand at something new.</p> <p>The Z Launcher&mdash;available now in a limited pre-beta release&mdash;is a predictive option that learns from the apps you use and people you interact with, using that info to better present you with the choices you want at the right times of day. And if you need to pull up something that&rsquo;s not shown, you can simply draw the first letter of the word or name and a list will appear.</p> <p>In its pre-beta state, the Z Launcher has only been tested on a handful of phones, such as the Galaxy S3/4/5, as well as the Nexus 5 running Android 4.1+, and tablet use isn&rsquo;t recommended as of now. So perhaps it&rsquo;s not quite ready for primetime, but even so, it already looks like a really helpful and attractive choice. Interesting move, Nokia.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.zlauncher.com">Z Launcher</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-phones-changed-world-and-few-crazy-ones-didnt/feature">11 Nokia phones that changed the world (and 9 crazy ones that entertained us along the way)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-see-30-minutes-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-plus-blackberry-s-phablet-and-n#comments Android BlackBerry Console games Gaming Nokia Smartphones Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439610 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Angry Birds Transformers out soon, BlackBerry debuts secure BBM Protected service, and Breaking Bad hits 4K on Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the morning smorgasbord of news from around the tech world, so dig in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Angry Birds Transformers" alt="Angry Birds Transformers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/angrybirds-transformers.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Transformers is a real thing, launching soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not tired of Angry Birds quite yet? You might be after Angry Birds Transformers rears its head on app storefronts in the near future. Nothing has been revealed beyond the teaser image above, which shows familiar series stars as cartoonish renditions of popular Autobots and Decepticons.</p> <p>If Angry Birds Star Wars is the likely model, we&rsquo;ll probably see a lightly tweaked version of the pull-to-fling formula with special abilities based on the various Transformers characters. It doesn&rsquo;t seem to be a direct tie-in with the upcoming fourth Michael Bay live-action adaptation, but the game will no doubt launch in time with its theatrical release.</p> <p>Assuming recent series entries like Angry Birds Go and Angry Birds Star Wars II are any indication, Angry Birds Transformers will probably be loaded with obnoxious advertising tie-ins and prompts to buy things physical and digital alike. After all, there&rsquo;s money to be made.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://transformers.angrybirds.com">Angry Birds</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-pono-takes-money-angry-birds-takes-epic-turn-and-new-contender-takes-youtube/news">Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry launches secure messaging service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soundly trounced by iOS and Android devices on the consumer side, BlackBerry is refocusing its efforts on business/enterprise customers&mdash;and this week&rsquo;s release of BBM Protected is a big step in that direction.</p> <p>BBM Protected is the first entry in its new eBBM Suite, and it offers secure mobile messaging between BlackBerry devices, with three layers of encryption for end-to-end protection. It sounds like it has the same functionality as traditional BBM, but with all the added protection (and no OS update or new IT hardware needed).</p> <p>Engadget says that iOS and Android versions of the app are expected out later this year, offering current BlackBerry device users even more incentive to leave the ecosystem. Wait, what is BlackBerry&rsquo;s business model again?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://ca.blackberry.com/business/products-services/e-bbm.html">BlackBerry</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/16/blackberry-launches-bbm-protected/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news">BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="606" title="BBM Protected" alt="BBM Protected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm-protected.png?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad bumped up to 4K on Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Muddy as its antihero&rsquo;s morality may be, hit television series Breaking Bad is now clearer than ever thanks to its newfound 4K resolution via Netflix. Word came down yesterday via Netflix staffer Joris Evers&rsquo; Twitter account, who says it&rsquo;s available everywhere that the service is found.</p> <p>Granted, there is a big caveat here&mdash;only folks with Ultra HD 4K Smart TVs with the embedded Netflix app and an HEVC H.265 decoder will be able to see Breaking Bad running in such a gloriously high resolution. Sadly, those with 4K computer monitors will have to wait for now, and everyone else will simply see the show in HD (or less).</p> <p>Of course, if you haven&rsquo;t seen Breaking Bad, now&rsquo;s a pretty excellent time to soak in the brutal and brilliant series&mdash;especially if you have one of the compatible 4K sets and a Netflix account handy.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/jorisevers/status/478604722094751745">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news">Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&rsquo;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breakingbad.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See how much better new-gen Grand Theft Auto 5 looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen a handful of prominent games gussied up for re-release on new-gen consoles, but none are as widely anticipated as Grand Theft Auto 5, which was revealed at Sony&rsquo;s E3 press conference last week for launch this autumn on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.</p> <p>Ever with an eye on graphics and performance, Digital Foundry has broken down the first new-gen trailer for the game and compared the PlayStation 4 version against footage running on PlayStation 3. If you didn&rsquo;t see much of a difference at first, surely this clip will convince you otherwise.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkCB1zRIx4">Digital Foundry</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-">Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook&rsquo;s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries&rsquo; eye-tracking gaming device</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pBkCB1zRIx4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se#comments 4K BlackBerry Console games Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS games Netflix Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439336 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Physical keyboard? Check. Trackpad? Check. Function keys? Check. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone" alt="BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-q10-review-hands-on20120812_0002%20%281%29.jpg?1393386278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has revealed plans to launch another BlackBerry 10 handset with a physical keyboard - the Q20 - which will follow on from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-q10/review" target="_blank">Q10</a>.</p> <p>Making the announcement here at Mobile World Congress, the once-mighty smartphone superpower is going back to its roots by reviving the trackpad and function keys of the BlackBerry devices of old.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Specs are scarce for the time being, but we do know that the Q20 will sport a 3.5in touchscreen, which is the biggest yet for a physical keyboard-toting BlackBerry device.</p> <p>A large battery is also promised, along with premium materials. We have no idea what it looks like, but we imagine it&#39;ll be similar to the Q10 pictured above, with an added row for the trackpad and buttons.</p> <p>It&#39;ll hit shelves before the end of this year, for an undisclosed price.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s the appeal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Having been a long-term Q10 user, I can&#39;t personally see the point of bringing back a trackpad or function keys. I mean, am I missing something here, or does a touchscreen not instantly negate the need for a trackpad?</p> <p>While the menu buttons might be a tad more useful, once you&#39;re used to the Q10&#39;s physical keyboard shortcuts (which come in seriously handy) then there&#39;s no need for the function buttons either.</p> <p>BlackBerry might be struggling at the moment, but I can honestly say that I got things done much faster on the Q10 than I have done on any other handset I&#39;ve ever owned, and I&#39;m not sure if this attempt to win back past customers is the right move.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-q10/review" target="_blank">BlackBerry Q10 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BlackBerry also announced the Z3 - a touchscreen-only device and the first handset to come out of its Foxconn partnership. It&#39;ll be available in Indonesia for under US$200</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news#comments BlackBerry MWC 2014 Smartphones Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:23:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432875 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry could join Apple in the 64-bit smartphone club http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-could-join-apple-64-bit-smartphone-club/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iPhone 5s could have distant 64-bit cousin if the latest rumours prove to be true </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="BlackBerry could join Apple in the 64-bit smartphone club" alt="BlackBerry could join Apple in the 64-bit smartphone club" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-q10-review-hands-on20120812_0002_0.jpg?1392437133" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry could release a new 64-bit smartphone in February, according to Pocket-lint&#39;s trusted source.</p> <p>The mystery device will apparently land with a 64-bit octa-core processor, which matches up with previous speculation of an eight-core Snapdragon MSM8994 chip being used.</p> <p>An Adreno 430 GPU and 4GB of RAM are also on the cards, making for quite a powerful device indeed.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-could-join-apple-64-bit-smartphone-club/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-could-join-apple-64-bit-smartphone-club/news#comments BlackBerry Smartphones Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:19:01 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432419 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Get a Moto G for £100, the HUD-equipped motorcycle helmet, and Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars http://www.stuff.tv/aston-martin/fully-charged-hud-equipped-motorcycle-helmet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your Thursday off to a flyer with our round-up of the best gadget and tech stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Skully AR-1 helmet" alt="Skully AR-1 helmet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/skully-ar-1.jpg?1391735420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skully AR-1: the motorbike helmet with a HUD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In this post-Google Glass world, people are squeezing head-up displays into everything &ndash; and in the case of Skully&rsquo;s AR-1 motorcycle helmet, it&rsquo;s a logical choice.</p> <p>This helmet HUD the wearer to view GPS navigation features or a rear-facing 180-degree camera through a one-inch jewel (very similar to Glass&rsquo;s) that sits in the lower right portion of the visor. The helmet also features built-in headphones and Bluetooth, allowing it to integrate with your smartphone for hands-free music playback, calls and texts. Skully says the built-in battery lasts for nine hours.</p> <p>The AR-1 will be available to beta testers later this year (you can apply to join the beta program <a href="http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-motorcycle-helmet-beta/" target="_blank">here</a>) and Skully hopes to have it on sale in the summer.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-helmet/" target="_blank">Skully</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/exclusive-government-outlaw-google-glass-drivers/news" target="_blank">UK Government in discussion to outlaw Google Glass for drivers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b7AYfq9uIY8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto G price drops to £100 on PAYG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At &pound;135, the Motorola Moto G was already an insanely cheap phone for what it delivers &ndash; but believe it or not, it just got even cheaper. At least, it did if you want to buy the pay as you go version through Vodafone. The network has slashed the price of its PAYG Moto G to just &pound;100 (as long as you get &pound;10 of credit at the same time). Thrifty.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto G price drops to £100 on PAYG" alt="Moto G price drops to £100 on PAYG" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-flip-shell_0.jpg?1391735403" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It just got easier to find your friends on BBM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you use BlackBerry Messenger on your Android or iOS device, you&rsquo;re about to find it a whole lot easier to locate your friends on the service. The app is being updated to add a &ldquo;Find Friends&rdquo; feature, which sifts through your phone&rsquo;s contact list to pick out people already using BBM and then allows you to send your PIN to them. Hey presto, you&rsquo;re now connected to your mate &ndash; sext and selfie away.</p> <p>BlackBerry also revealed that the app is getting a larger overhaul soon, with BBM v2.0 edging closer to release.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/get-line-bbm-blackberry-launches-ios-and-android-app-again/news" target="_blank">Get in line for BBM: BlackBerry&#39;s iOS and Android apps go live (again)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It just got easier to find your friends on BBM" alt="It just got easier to find your friends on BBM" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm-find-friends.jpg?1391735420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars over knock-off part </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, you read that right. Luxury car maker Aston Martin has recalled over 17,000 of its vehicles: all the left-hand drive cars it has built since November 2007 and all the right-hand drive cars it has built since May 2012. That&rsquo;s 1,553 Astons in the UK alone.</p> <p>Why? Well, the Warwickshire-based company has discovered that a Chinese sub-supplier has allegedly been using counterfeit plastic material in part of the accelerator pedal &ndash; and this has led to fears over safety. Hence the drastic measures. Aston Martin says there have not been any accidents as a result of the knock-off part to date.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-26058905" target="_blank">BBC News</a>]</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25489182@N04/5898018994/in/photolist-9ZbTyE-eVXGmH-bqtGQe-9Mwgdr-bgU3iF-8prGXV-eXiGRM-dY99M6-aw4Vpu-9DjfdQ-7Zy5PG-bQ22dB-aBSTUj-9Sa9mH-9dQkvY-ak762t-dR8qai-9SNumV-9qrePP-btCByL-bd6JFk-aQnH6Z-bjvaVh-8puT1W-9SpFj4-e2pSvX-9j7Tdw-82Afs1-eiB1PU-9XL4TA-83cQcG-e85PbF-9Tao6R-9cjmYn-8CD84e-eayEa1-aBQe46-9U3b15-8K6sWN-bzPWGH-9buozS-839FrD-e8NFd9-7ZuXsM-efVoFY-dWosJK-83cQo1-dnHbXf-8vSRST" target="_blank">Philipp Lücke</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars over knock-off part" alt="Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars over knock-off part" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aston.jpg?1391735420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Aston Martin BlackBerry Moto G Wearable tech Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:40:50 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432077 at http://www.stuff.tv Get in line for BBM: Blackberry's iOS and Android apps go live (again) http://www.stuff.tv/apple/get-line-bbm-blackberry-launches-ios-and-android-app-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to dig out those old BBM accounts, as Blackberry is having a second crack at launching its iOS and Android BBM apps - but be warned, this time there&#039;s a virtual waiting list. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="4800" height="3264" title="Get in line for BBM: Blackberry&#039;s iOS and Android apps go live (again)" alt="Get in line for BBM: Blackberry&#039;s iOS and Android apps go live (again)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/6th%20Ave%20with%20Empire%20State%20Building.jpg?1382409660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Their first attempt was a little less than perfect, but Blackberry is having another go at rolling out BBM for iOS and Android today - with a virtual queue to keep the hordes at bay.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take two - now with a queue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The firm says huge demand scuppered its first attempt, and admitted over six million people have signed up at BBM ahead of today's launch.</p> <p>'The enthusiasm and demand we’ve already seen for BBM on Android and iPhone devices have been incredible,' said a Blackberry spokesman.&nbsp;</p> <p>'In order to meet this demand, we have developed a lineup system to get everyone on BBM.'</p> <p>However, the firm hasn't forgotten those who originally registered, and they will get priority access to the new app.</p> <p>BBM, in case you've forgotten since its last launch, is Blackberry's terrifyingly popular chat system.&nbsp;</p> <p>How popular? Well, Blackberry says the majority of BBM customers use it an average of 90 minutes per day, and send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day.&nbsp;</p> <p>The new apps will give you full access, with chat, file sharing and voice notes, and you can also set up shared groups with up to 30 friends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="1136" title="BBM on iPhone" alt="BBM on iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone5%28lowRes%29_iOS_BBM_Multimedia_Chat_ENG.jpg?1382409660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1080" height="1920" title="Android app" alt="Android app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GalaxyS4_Android_BBM_Chat_Emoticons_ENG.jpg?1382409660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to get BBM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Blackberry has a queue system in place for BBM, so here's how to get it:</p> <ol> <li>Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit <a href="http://global.blackberry.com/bbm/en_gb.html">BBM.com</a> from your Android or iPhone browser</li> <li>Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line</li> <li>We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM.</li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/get-line-bbm-blackberry-launches-ios-and-android-app-again/news#comments Android apps Apple BlackBerry Google iOS apps Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:58:33 +0000 Mark Prigg 1428154 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: RIP BlackBerry, the world's cheapest 3D printer, and Netflix thwarts Breaking Bad spoilers http://www.stuff.tv/node/1427002 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your one-stop shop for the day’s top tech news tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/breaking-bad_0.jpg?1380006989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix acts to stop Twitter users seeing Breaking Bad spoilers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the final episode of Breaking Bad airing in the US next Sunday and here in the UK the day after, there’s every chance that Twitter-using fans of the show might see things they can’t unsee before getting a chance to watch the finale themselves.</p> <p>Yes, we’re talking spoilers, the bane of TV watchers’ lives thanks to over-eager (or simply plain sadistic) social media users. But worry not: Netflix has launched<a href="http://www.spoilerfoiler.com/"> Spoilerfoiler.com</a>, a site which magically filters out – or rather redacts, government document-style – any terms that fall within a restricted list. You login with your Twitter details and from then on can browse your timeline without fear of finding out how it all ends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spoilerfoiler.com" alt="Spoilerfoiler.com" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spoilerfoiler.jpg?1380006989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry agrees US$4.7 billion sale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rest in peace, BlackBerry. The Canadian firm, after enduring several months of disappointing performance, has agreed a deal that will see it sold to financiers for US$4.7 billion (£2.9 billion), or $9 per share. At one point, BlackBerry shares we worth almost $150 each, which illustrates as starkly as anything how the once-mighty smartphone manufacturer has fallen from grace. Products like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review">Z10</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-q10/review">Q10</a> have not stemmed the company’s loss of market share against the likes of iOS and Android. It now seems set to retreat from the consumer smartphone market altogether. [Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/business/2013/09/blackberry-sold/">Wired</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bb-z10.jpg?1380006989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Range Rover gets app-controlled suspension </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>KW has developed an adaptive suspension kit for the Range Rover Evoque that can be controlled by an iPhone app. The snappily-monikered KW DDC ECU coilover kit which can lower the entire vehicle by as much as 65mm – all controlled in real-time by the app.</p> <p>Three preset driving setups are included (Comfort, Sport and Sport+), and you have the ability to create and store up to five more. It takes just five milliseconds to switch between them, the idea being that you can adapt the suspension performance to the road conditions, or simply to how you feel like driving at a particular time. [Source: <a href="http://www.kw-suspensions.co.uk/uk/">KW Suspensions</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Range Rover gets app-controlled suspension" alt="Range Rover gets app-controlled suspension" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/range-rover-kw.jpg?1380006989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="KW app" alt="KW app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/range-rover-kw-app.jpg?1380006989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World’s smallest, cheapest 3D printer hits Kickstarter target </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.peachyprinter.com/">Peachy Printer</a> is a tiny, $100 3D printer and scanner developed by Canadian Rylan Grayston who, after spending nine months perfecting his design, appealed to Kickstarter users to help fund its production.</p> <p>Grayston was looking for $50,000, and at the time of writing has smashed that target almost six times over. People, it seems, are really excited about small, cheap 3D printers. There’s still 26 days to <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc">pledge</a> the CA$100 (around £60) required to have your own Peachy Printer kit sent to you (it takes around an hour to build) along with 100ml of resin for printing. Note that if you’re outside Canada, you’ll need to add an extra $20 for postage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/80HsW4HmUes" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D printers BlackBerry iOS apps Netflix Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:16:30 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427002 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry's new flagship Z30 takes to the stage http://www.stuff.tv/blackberrys-new-flagship-z30-takes-stage/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new top-end BlackBerry is the company&#039;s biggest yet with the new BB 10.2 onboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z30" alt="BlackBerry Z30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/z30.jpg?1380857862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It certainly is BlackBerry's biggest, with a 5in Super AMOLED touchscreen, and brings with it the latest version 10.2 of BlackBerry 10 OS. </p> <p>However, BlackBerry hasn't released the full, unadulterated spec sheet, so simply tells us that inside is a 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics with no mention of exactly which processor, how much RAM or how storage is available.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Biggest BlackBerry yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That new BB 10.2 adds the new Priority Hub which learns which are the most important messages to you from email, social networks and elsewhere, then presents only the best.&nbsp;BlackBerry Natural Sound is also onboard – it's a feature designed to improve the sound quality of video and voice calls over BBM.</p> <p>Power users – or in fact anyone who actually spends time using their phone for anything more than the occasional call – will be pleased to hear it also has the largest battery the company has ever used. It's a capacious 2880mAh battery (the Samsung Galaxy S4's is 2600mAh) that BlackBerry claims is good for 25 hours of 'mixed use'.&nbsp;There's no official price yet, but the BlackBerry Z30 will be hitting UK shops next week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blackberry Z30 unveiled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry shows off its new flagship </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberrys-new-flagship-z30-takes-stage/news#comments BlackBerry Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:14:42 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1426811 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Sony turns your Android or iPhone into a super-camera, BlackBerry up for sale, and Nokia's '1080' phablet http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-sony-lenses-and-sensors-piggyback-your-phone-blackberry-sale-and-nokia-phab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the day with a refreshing, freshly-squeezed glass of technology juice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Now you can reserve a table on Facebook" alt="Now you can reserve a table on Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-opentable-ios.jpg?1376383886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now you can reserve a table on Facebook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facebook has inked a deal with OpenTable that will allow US social networkers to make restaurant reservations straight from its iOS and Android apps, or the mobile version of the site. Around 20,000 US eateries are participating in the trial, which may be rolled out to the desktop version of Facebook if it proves popular. The service doesn’t require users to register with OpenTable and will use your phone’s GPS to locate nearby restaurants. [Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2013/08/12/facebook-opentable">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony launching high quality lens-sensor attachments for smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a real corker of a prospect: it seems Sony is prepping a pair of high quality camera modules that can be magnetically attached to Android and iOS devices. Comprising a lens, sensor, processor, Wi-Fi and NFC, these modules are controlled using your phone or tablet’s touchscreen and will allow you to take far, far better images than any built-in phone camera can deliver.</p> <p>According to the rumour one model will feature a Zeiss lens and the same 20.2MP sensor as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-unveils-cyber-shot-rx100-ii-nfc-and-wi-fi-smarts/news">Sony RX100 II</a> (probably the best compact camera on the market), while the other will offer a 10x zoom lens and 18MP sensor, similar to the WX150 camera. We’ll bring you more if and when these are confirmed.</p> <p>It’s also worth noting that the smartphone in the second image appears to be Sony’s long-teased <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-honami-phone-crams-20mp-camera/news">Xperia Honami</a>. If it is, this is the first time an actual image of the phone has been seen. [Source: <a href="http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-hot-first-images-of-the-new-dsc-qx10-and-dsc-qx100-lens-cameras/">SonyAlphaRumors</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony launching high quality lens-sensor attachments for smartphones" alt="Sony launching high quality lens-sensor attachments for smartphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-phone-lens-attachment.jpg?1376383639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony launching high quality lens-sensor attachments for smartphones" alt="Sony launching high quality lens-sensor attachments for smartphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-phone-lens-attachment-2.jpg?1376383639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 1080: the first Windows phablet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nokia is rumoured to be working on a 5.5in device called the Lumia 1080. A screen that large would put the 1080 firmly in the “phablet” category, where it could compete with the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3-photos-leak-production-rumours-begin/news">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a>, and the rumour suggests it’ll tote a Snapdragon 800 chip which should make it more powerful that existing phablets. There is also speculation that the Lumia 1080 will be the first device to come with Windows Phone 8.1 and that the screen will be an AMOLED display with a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. An autumn 2013 launch is mooted. [Source: <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/nokia-lumia-1080-may-aim-for-galaxy-note-iiis-lunch-this-fall-12293502/">SlashGear</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it all over for BlackBerry? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Things aren’t looking good for BlackBerry. After several years of losing ground to Android, iOS and even Windows Phone, the Canadian smartphone maker has announced that it has set up a special committee to explore “strategic alternatives” to its current path. These include the possibility of selling the company to another firm. One possibility is that rival manufacturers begin buying up parts of BlackBerry they can use – the BBM service, for instance – which would likely mean the end of the company as we know it. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57598145-94/blackberry-is-officially-for-sale-but-will-it-find-a-buyer/">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Is it all over for BlackBerry?" alt="Is it all over for BlackBerry?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alicia-keys-thorstein-heins-blackberry.jpg?1376383886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> BlackBerry Nokia Sony Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:01:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425474 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: BBM coming to Samsung Galaxies, Amazon CEO buys Washington Post and Earth-killing asteroids mapped http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-bbm-coming-samsung-galaxies-amazon-ceo-buys-washington-post-and-earth-killi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ease yourself into the day with this collection of tech-related tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBM logo" alt="BBM logo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbm-logo.jpg?1375770781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBM coming to Samsung Galaxy phones “soon” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We already know that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-messenger-launch-android-and-ios/news">BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS</a>, but the release date has always been irritatingly vague. Well, now it seems that owners of Android-based Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets can expect the messaging app to arrive “soon”. Samsung has announced that Africa-based owners of Galaxy devices can expect the app before long – and we’d bet our house that that means the rest of the world is coming along for the ride. [Source: <a href="http://n4bb.com/samsung-oem-announce-bbm-galaxy-devices/">N4BB</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon CEO buys The Washington Post for US$250m </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has agreed a deal to purchase venerable – but struggling – US broadsheet The Washington Post for US$250 million (£163,000,000) in cash. Bezos, one of America’s richest men (his net worth is estimated at US$25 billion), will reportedly run the newspaper totally separate from Amazon. [Source: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-jeff-bezos/2013/08/05/ca537c9e-fe0c-11e2-9711-3708310f6f4d_story.html">Washington Post</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jeff Bezos" alt="Jeff Bezos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jeff-bezos.jpg?1375770781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s a picture of all potential Earth-killing asteroids </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are a lot of rocks hurtling through space, and some of them are big enough and close enough to Earth to warrant serious attention from NASA; if it’s larger than 350ft in diameter and within 4.6 million miles of us, they’re keeping tabs on it as a potential threat. The agency is currently aware of 1,397 such asteroids, and has brought them all together in this rather fetching image. One thing to note: potentially hazardous comets are not included in the graphic – this is just asteroids. [Source: <a href="http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/big-pic-all-asteroids-could-potentially-end-world">Popular Science</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Here’s a picture of all potential Earth-killing asteroids" alt="Here’s a picture of all potential Earth-killing asteroids" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asteroids.jpg?1375770781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Woman buys “two iPhones” from Gumtree, receives nasty surprise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Australian woman was left red-faced this week after an online purchase went wrong. The 21-year-old from Brisbane arranged to buy two iPhones from a Gumtree user for AU$1,500 (£870), met the seller in a McDonald’s car park and exchanged the cash for two iPhone boxes. However, when she later checked inside, she found no smartphones, merely a single apple in each box – something of an unnecessarily cruel twist from the scam artist, who had driven off by the time the trick was uncovered. Moral of the story: always check for fruit when you’re buying tech. [Source: <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/brisbane-woman-scammed-out-of-1500-in-gumtree-8216iphone8217-sale/story-fnii5v70-1226689346060">Herald Sun</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> BlackBerry Samsung Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:07:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425284 at http://www.stuff.tv Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 handset in the works? http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A set of leaked images points to a plush, premium version of the BB10 smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" alt="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bb10-porsche-z10.jpg?1375318526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has already teamed up with Porsche Design for the metallic – and very expensive – <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/blackberry-porsche-design-p9981-video-review">P'9981</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-griffin" title="View user profile.">Ben Griffin</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Porsche Design and BlackBerry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The P'9981 was based on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – which was somewhat dated even when it launched. But the prospect of a premium phone sporting the up-to-date <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-10-os/news">BlackBerry 10 OS</a> is rather enticing. Even if it would burn a hole right through our wallets.</p> <p>Until we hear more, cast your eyes over the standard&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review">BlackBerry Z10 in our review</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">[<a href="http://www.tinhte.vn/threads/tren-tay-nap-lung-cua-blackberry-la-bb10-porsche-design.2146554/">Tinhte.vn</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://blackberryvietnam.net/threads/se-co-blackberry-porsche-design-chay-bb10.21781/">BlackBerryVietnam.net</a>&nbsp;via <a href="http://mobilenews.omio.com/mobile-phone-news/blackberry-10-os-porsche-designed-phone-leaks/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=facebook">Omio</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" alt="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bb10-porsche-z10-02.jpg?1375318526" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news#comments BlackBerry Smartphones Z10 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:52:00 +0000 Ben Griffin 1425176 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Is the Q5 the ultimate budget BlackBerry smartphone? http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/video-q5-ultimate-budget-blackberry-smartphone/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s take two for the QWERTY keyboard as BlackBerry outs a cheaper way to enjoy BlackBerry 10&#039;s finger-friendly OS. But is this the budget BB the BlackBerry masses have been waiting for? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Is the Q5 the ultimate budget BlackBerry smartphone?" alt="Video: Is the Q5 the ultimate budget BlackBerry smartphone?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-07-18%20at%2011.27.58.png?1374149900" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2552036616001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2552036616001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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