Today is Friday, which marks the end of a working work for the vast majority of individuals across the UK. No doubt, right about this time people about my age will be out enjoying a few drinks with their friends and catching up on a weeks’ worth of good old gossip and venting over bosses which they may not like all that much. I am, however, reading up on all of the stories which I have bookmarked over the past week for later reading, and some of the stories I’ve read about have been pretty decent developments within the technology world.
This post marks the first of a series I will be writing where I introduce to you folk’ technology related stories from around the web. Some I will choose to be listed due to being extremely well-written, whilst others I will include for the interesting nature of the topic. The latest news, of course, will also be evident.
Without any further ado then I have listed below my top picks of news over the past working week, all for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
iPhone 5 Review, Joshua Topolsky
Ever since the iPhone was introduced in 2007 Apple have been improving their smartphone and the product is now in its fifth iteration. The iPhone 4 was a massive leap from the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4S was a small jump from the iPhone 4. So what is the iPhone 5 like? Well The Verge have a great review on said smartphone, and perhaps the best I have read online so far. They keep it real in their writing time and time again, and draw comparisons between the display on the iPhone 5 compared to such smartphones like the HTC One X. I will not dabble on as to spoil the review for you guys, however there are a number of key downsides to this handset pointed out in the review.
Read this story at: TheVerge.com
Nintendo Wii U Review, Matt Hill
We originally were talking about the Wii U ages ago (more than a year ago, at least) on Technology Blogged, however it is only really now that the product is making real headlines again with thanks to new possible launch dates coming to light. Yesterday I read a decent review from T3.com on said gaming console, detailing a brief (however consistent) synopsis of the build quality, controls, games and gameplay. More than just a review of the machine, Matt Hill at T3 delves deeper in to the games which will be available at launch for the console, offering a glimpse of what buyers can expect.
Read this story at: T3.com
Sharp in talks with Intel to manufacture Ultrabook displays, Tim Burtle
As a UK’er myself, I remember when sharp electronic products were playing it big with the likes of Sony and Samsung 4 or 5 years ago. Now however there has been a significant change in their brand awareness, with the company almost never being mentioned across hardware stores like PC World, Currys or Comet. Despite the company having great AQUOS branded televisions (I’m a fan of the great colour production and design of these units) the company is having a hard time competing with its competition, losing out in the larger display market quite badly. The good news for the company however is that they are apparently in talks with Intel to supply 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch panels for future Ultrabooks. This of course could provide a decent boost.
Read this story at: Ultrabook-News.co.uk
HTC 8X and 8S pricing revealed by Clove
I like Pocket Lint as a website, as their writing has always been to me completely non biased with a personal touch. I got wind of this news only around an hour or so ago, however it is pretty important; essentially Clove have revealed their prices for the HTC 8X and HTC 8S smartphones, both of which will run Windows Phone out of the box. I won’t delve in to the prices of those very products here, however if you would like to find out more, just check out the link below.
Read this story at: Pocket-Lint.comPS: Digging this story, news or review? Let us know! Comments open.
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