Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones Review

Sennheiser Momentum Review

Sennheiser is famous for their excellent audio equipment, but recently the company decided to take a consumer-centric approach to headphones that offered professional quality. Enter, the Momentums over-ear headphones. Out of the box, they’re the best looking headphones, while skipping the traditional design to ensure that they are lightweight.

They are completely uncompromising: the feel of quality is quite literally ebb and flow. Keep reading to see what I mean exactly.

Eric Schmidt Seen Using A Moto X, Casually In A Phone Call

Schmidt and the Moto XThis is without a doubt, an image with two very familiar subjects: Chairman Eric Schmidt of Google and the unreleased Moto X smartphone, the first device to be produced by Google’s newly-acquired hardware division: Motorola.

Besides being customizable and assembled in the United States, we now know that the particular Moto X Mr. Schmidt was using has a textured back with a white finish, and a black front, much like the limited edition white Nexus 4. Also, the hardware is attractive: a thin design, but with a thicker midsection that gives it a unique look.

Via: Reuters,

Hands-On With The Nokia Lumia 1020 In NYC

Lumia 120 Hands-onWith tons of press hoarding a device, it takes some determination to gnaw away at the people and score a device to get hands-on time with. Enter, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which was the attention-laden smartphone of the day. My initial impressions are pretty great, actually: it isn’t very heavy at all, the polycarbonate unibody feels very polished, is matte, and very grip-active in the hands, and obviously, there’s a slight camera bump, which can quite literally drive me but at 10.4mm thin, it’s not that thick either.

The camera quality is as amazing as previously mentioned. Shots were crisp and clear, and very easy to focus. As tested on David Pierce from The Verge, the Lumia 1020 delivered a fast autofocused shot and a clear image. Now, it’s time to actually get a review unit and try to examine where the Lumia 1020’s breaking point is, if any.

More hands-on shots after the break.

Nokia Announces Lumia 1020 In NYC, With A 41-Megapixel Camera On AT&T For $300

Lumia 1020 AnnouncementClose to the waterline here in New York City, Nokia decided it was time to unveil their new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, to the tech press. It’s filled to the brim with new hardware, from a 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 41-megapixel EOS camera sensor on the back with Xenon flash and f/2.2 lens. For video users, the Lumia 1020 supports 6x zoom in 720p HD. The twist here is that a front-facing, wide-angle camera will also have access to an Xenon flash.

And of course, to support all of this hardware, Nokia threw in a 2,000 mAh battery. Yellow, white, and black are the colors engineered by Nokia into the Lumia 1020, including the usual unibody design.

Despite its impressive feature-set on paper, the Lumia 1020 isn’t the thinnest device: at 10.4mm thickness and weighing some 158 grams, it’s a little heavier than a few flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Sony, and HTC but still manages to be sleek and easy to wield.

Google Brings Offline Mode Back To Maps In Update


Users of the Google Maps app that was updated yesterday were up in arms over the fact that technically, offline functionality had been removed (unless you said or typed “OK, Maps”). Well, in response Google has published an update which offers a dedicated “Make this map area available offline” button and that it’s rolling out globally later today.

Also added is a new clickable item in the sidebar called “Where’s Latitude?”, which informs users that the feature will be deactivated later this month.

‘And to top it off, navigational support has been added to an additional 19 countries, including Taiwan and Thailand.

ViaGoogle Maps (Google+)

The Sony XPERIA Z Comes To T-Mobile’s LTE Network On July 17th


The Sony XPERIA Z, famed for its water and dust-resistant capabilities is coming to T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network, starting today, July 10. Being an exclusive device to the network as it is, the Z will have access to all the typical usage features of Android and LTE data plans starting at $99 followed by monthly payments of $20 over two years.

Online shoppers will only get access to the XPERIA Z starting July 17th, which is next Wednesday.

Nokia Lumia 925 Will Arrive At T-Mobile For $49.99

nokia-lumia-925A device that has garnered lots of design appeal, the Nokia Lumia 925 will arrive on T-Mobile 4G LTE network starting July 17th for $49.99 with 24 month payments of $20. The 925 (as a refresher for those of you who don’t remember it) is a slimmer version of the Lumia 920 with an aluminum build.

And of course, the Lumia 925 joins T-Mobile’s new policy and JUMP plans, which are designed to rake in customers.

T-Mobile Announces New Network Plans At NYC Press Event

T-Mobile NYCStraight from NYC comes T-Mobile’s press event, in the midst of rains and sun, comes a set of new plans from the outspoken mobile carrier. First comes the JUMP program, which allows for T-Mobile customers to upgrade their device, up to twice a year, whenever they want. The plan also allows for device protection against malfunction and theft, for a monthly fee of $10.

T-Mobile has some goals for 4G LTE coverage: nationwide availability by the end of the year, reaching 200 million people. Currently, 157 million individuals will have access to T-Mobile’s LTE service. This bolsters their ability to serve customers with their new devices, which include the Nokia Lumia 925 and Sony Xperia Z, along with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 receiving a 4G LTE activation update.

As for Simple Choice, a T-Mobile family plan? It’s a no credit check, apparently easy way of jumping onto the magenta wireless carrier starting July 14th, with 500MB of data available for $100 per month plus taxes and fees for four different lines. And for those of you wondering how to get in the Simple Choice plans, sans credit check: just put down single month’s worth of payment.

Starting today, 4G LTE has been activated in 116 metropolitan areas in the United States, which is of course only a fraction of the nation, but also large cities like Miami, New York City, and San Francisco — the LTE service will layer itself over the HSPA+ 42MBps network. The LTE spectrum will hit average download speeds of 10 to 20MBps.