Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday: Best Apple Watch, Galaxy Gear and iPad Deals

If you are looking for great deals on tech and gadgets, Black Friday is the best time to get them. There are some genuinely good deals out there.

A lot of great deals have already started this week like Amazon.

Here are some of them:


@Best Buy

Apple Watch now at $249, $100 off
Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 now at $249, $100 off
Fitbit Surge now at $199.99 from $229.99 

Pebble Time Smartwatch now at $129 from $199

Jawbone UP3 now at $99, $89 discount

Fitbit Charge HR now at $119 from  $139.99   

Tablets -


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128GB Type Cover and Surface Pen Bundle: now $899, $250 off


iPad Air 2: get a free $150 Target gift card when you buy any iPad Air 2 from the store – prices start at $499

iPad Mini 4: get a free $100 Target gift card when you buy any iPad Mini 4- the tablet is not discounted and starts at $399

@Best Buy

Microsoft Surface 3 64GB: priced at $399, $100 off
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12” -Intel Core i5- 256GB (Silver) and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12” -Intel Core i7- 256GB (Silver): both Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 at up to $300 discount
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 now at $399 from $499


Apple iPad air 2 64GB now at $449, $150 discount.
Apple iPad air 2 16GB now at $378, $125 off.

Laptops -

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 13.3” Touchscreen Laptop 8GB (platinum silver): now at $749.99,  $250 off
Dell Inspiron 15.6” Touch-Screen Laptop 8GB (black gloss): now just $299.99, $130 off
Macbook Pro 13.3” 8GB ( 2015 model): down to $1349, $100 off
HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6” Touch-Screen Laptop 8GB (natural silver): now at $549.99, $250 discount

TVs -


Samsung 75” 1080p Smart LED TV: will be on sale for less than $2,000

Amazon Fire TV - $74.99, which is $25 discount


Westinghouse 55” 1080p LED TV: now at $249.99, $350 off
Samsung 60” 1080p LED TV: now just $679.99, $320 off
Element 43” LED TV: on sale for $169.99
Element 55” 4K TV: on sale for $399.99


Samsung 65” 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV: now just $1,199 from Costco, $700 off
Samsung 75” 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV: $2,579.99 from Costco, which is $1,200 off regular price
Vizio 43” 4K TV: $489.99 from Costco, which is $90 off regular price

@Best Buy

Sony 75” 4K UHD 3D Smart TV: now at $2,999.98, with $2,000 discount
LG 49” 4K UHD Smart LED TV:  now at $499.99, $400 off
Toshiba 49” 1080p LED HDTV:  now at $149.99, $280 off
Vizio 65” 4K UHD Smart LED TV: now at $999.99, $500 discount
Amazon Fire TV (2015 Model): now at $74.99,  $25 off
Amazon Fire TV Stick- now at $24.99,  $15 off


Samsung 40” 1080p 60Hz Smart HDTV: now at $298, $80 off
Vizio 70” 1080p 240Hz LED Smart HDTV: now at $898, $300 off


Monday, November 16, 2015

Huawei Fast-Charging Batteries Under 2 Minutes

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Huawei develops super fast charging method to charge a cellphone in under 2 minutes flat! How many times you have been desperate to recharge your dying smartphone when you are in the office or coffee shop and it takes you forever to breach 10%. This will be a thing of the past soon with Huawei's new quick-charging batteries, unveiled last week during an event (56th Battery Symposium Nagoya) in Japan.

According to the China based smartphone company, the lithium-ion batteries can charge up to 10x faster than normal batteries and can reach 50% capacity in 5 minutes.

On the video that Huawei showed in the event, they presented videos of 2 fast-charging power packs. The first is a 600mAh capacity battery, which can be charged to 68% in 2 minutes. The other one is a 3,000mAh battery that can be charge to 48% in 5 minutes. This will get you up to 10 hours of calls on Huawei phones.

The batteries were built by Watt Lab—part of the Central Research Institute at China's Huawei Technology Corporation. The batteries allow for an increased charging rate without decreasing energy density or long-term battery life.

This will be a game changer according to Huawei. The breakthrough with the quick-charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices from mobile smartphones, electric vehicles, wearable devices, and mobile power supplies.

However, Huawei did not give any date on when will they offer the new batteries for commercial use.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Huawei unveils Latest Flagship Smart Phone: Mate S

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China based tech company Huawei unveiled their new flagship device Huawei Mate S. This will be the latest addition to their premium Huawei Mate line.

The new smartphone has an ergonomic design and innovative technology. It also offers a personalized experience. They added innovative touch features that enhance ease of use, functionality and creativity.

The device is equipped with Fingerprint Sense 2.0 which is an upgraded version of the Huawei Mate 7’s advanced chip level security and single-tap unlock technology. Fingerprint Sense 2.0 is faster, more sensitive and has more accurate self-learning functions to improve recognition speeds by 100%. The sensor also let the user control notifications, scroll through photos, take selfies, answer phone calls and even dismiss an alarm clock.

I has Knuckle Sense 2.0 advances the Knuckle Sense technology first introduced in the Huawei P8.
The professional camera mode allows manual adjustment for ISO, exposure compensation, exposure time, white balance and focusing and functions such as the grid, and flash-assisted focusing.


Display: 5.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 1080 x 1920 pixels
         Corning Gorilla Glass 4
CPU: Quad-core 2.2 GHz & quad-core 1.5 GHz, Mali-T628 MP4 GPU
Operating System: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Storage: Choice of 32/64/128 GB equipped with microSD slot, up to 128 GB
CAMERA: Primary - 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
        Secondary - 8 MP, LED flash
Battery: Non-removable 2700 mAh battery

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

I wish you have a happy Halloween filled with loads of great adventures! May the spirits and witches grant you all your wishes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HTC One A9 Aero Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Price and Specs

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Taiwan electronics company HTC Corporation, unveiled Tuesday the unlocked version of their new phone HTC One A9. The design of the HTC One A9 Aero is similar to Apple’s iPhone 6S, it has slim metallic casing with the antenna stripes that wrapped the edges of the phone.
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The One A9 Aero is HTC's high-end smartphone. It weighs 143 grams (5.04 oz) and measures at 145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm. The display of the smartphone is 5-inch full HD 441 ppi pixel density with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 scratch-proof glass. It is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset processor and Adreno 405 GPU. It has plenty of storage at 32GB upgradeable using micro SD to 2 terabytes (Internal storage for the 2GB version is 16GB). It is equipped with a fingerprint sensor. HTC offers two different RAM variants 2 or 3 GB.

The primary camera at the back is 13-megapixel (4128 x 3096) that features advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which captures more image details for professioanal editing and creative control with RAW capture in Pro mode. It has autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and HDR. The front camera shoots at 4MP. Both cameras have full HD 1080p video capabilities.

The smartphone's Built-in DAC converts 16-bit audio to 24-bit high-resolution sound that gives clear and crisps audio that you have never heard from a smartphone before. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Some users asked why HTC did not go with 4K video recording. It lies with the Snapdragon 617 chipset, since it does not support that video resolution.

Connection-wies it has 4G LTE antennas, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and microUSB v2.0.

As for the battery it is equipped with 2,150 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you will have to purchase a proper 15W HTC charger to use that feature.

The new HTC One A9 will be available  first week of November with a promotional price of $399.99 unlocked. The HTC One A9 will initially be compatible with the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks.

Color variants are Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HP Spectre x360

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The new HP Spectre x360 is a clamshell laptop that can be folded 360 degrees and transform it into a thick tablet. It has a similar design with Lenovo Yoga. It has all-aluminium chassis and high-end 13-inch screen (2,560x1,440-pixel resolution) diagonal IPS touchscreen display. It is run by a new Intel 6th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

HP boast that it can go up to 12.5 hours of battery life.

The HP Spectre x360 will start at $899.99. .

Product specifications:

Operating system:  Windows 10 Home 64
Processor and graphics:
 6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 4GB memory)
 6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 8GB memory)
 6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 8GB memeory)
 13.3-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920x1080) Touchscreen
 13.3-inch diagonal QHD WLED-backlit IPS Display (2560x1440) Touchscreen
 Onboard 4GB Memory
 Onboard 8GB Memory
Hard drive:
 128GB Flash Solid State Drive
 256GB Flash Solid State Drive
 512GB Flash Solid State Drive
Battery:  3-cell 56WHr Lithium-ion Battery (Up to 12 hours and 30 minutes)
Expansion slots:  1 multi-format SD media card reader

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HP Spectre x2

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HP Spectre x2, tablet, laptop, computer, tech

The all new HP Spectre x2 is like a Surface Pro but cheaper. It also has a built-in kickstand like Microsoft's tablet. The kickstand is adjustable and stable. The keyboard also acts as a cover. The keyboard cover is made of aluminum and the kickstand is U-shaped unlike the flat kickstand panel on the Surface.

The HP Spectre x2 has a 12-inch display 1,920x1,080 resolution, weigh 1.85 pounds (the Surface Pro 4 is at 1.7 pounds). It has USB-C ports. The U-shaped kickstand allows for more battery to fit for longer battery life. The x2 can be use with a pressure-sensitive Wacom-made active pen, which is sold separately.

Under the hood, it is equipped with sixth-gen Core M (Core m3, m5 and m7) processors. You can choose between  4GB or 8GB of RAM, and a solid-state drive with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage.

Price is at $799, and will be available at Best Buy stores starting November 8, 2015.