Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

The new Kinect is central to the Xbox One’s marketing. How does it compare to the original “product vision” video?
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Is a Nexus Phone Running on KitKat Any Sweeter?

Google’s new Nexus 5 has some big advantages over its predecessor, but also a big minus.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Heads to AT&T on November 8

AT&T said on Monday that it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock Samsung’s 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom Android camera phone. The device, which features a 10x optical zoom, will be in stores Nov. 8. Price: $199, with a new two-year contract.

Sneaky Apps and Quiet TV Watching

Walt answers a reader’s question on apps that can access a smartphone’s camera without the user’s permission.

A Camera Lens and a Smartphone Hook Up. Hilarity Ensues.

Sony’s QX10 and QX100 are “lens-style” cameras that attach to smartphones, making a kind of hybrid camera for smartphone-happy photo-takers. But they’re better in concept than in real life.
Lens Camera on Android

Microsoft Denies Report of Ad Data Being Harvested From Xbox One’s Kinect

Redmond says the latest Xbox One controversy is baloney.

Apple Posts Fix for Mountain Lion Update That Caused Webcam Problems

The patch aims to solve an issue with Mac OS X 10.8.6 which caused the camera on the latest Mac Book Air laptops to stop working.

A New Touch for iPhone

Reliable fingerprint technology and a major system overhaul make the iPhone 5s the leader of the smartphone pack.

iPhone 5c: Candy Colors With a Nice Price

The iPhone 5c’s improvements include longer battery life, better cellular-data capabilities, and a better front-facing camera.
The 5C iPhone comes in green, blue, yellow and pink, as well as white.

Apple Launches iPhone 5s/5c, to Go on Sale September 20

The iPhone family is overhauled, as expected, with new entry-level and high-end devices.