Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Apple has updated their MacBook Pro Retina with Force Touch, the design is the same with the 2013 model. It is also 13-inch and has high-resolution Retina Display like before but they equipt it with major upgrades that it will no longer feel the same. It is now equipped with Intel's fifth-generation Core i-series chips, also known by the code name Broadwell. The touch pad has also change it is now Force Touch Pad, it has an awesome feature called Force Click, it is based on Taptic Engine. The new feature detects subtle differences in the amount of downward pressure that the user apply. This gives the user a deeper connection to the content on the screen which brings more functionality.
The new MacBook Pro Retina is a bit faster than before it also has longer battery life and a much clearer screen which is great for movie and games. It has also Flash memory which are similar to the solid-state drives (SSDs) found in other laptops that boost speed.
It has also retain its $1,299 starting price.
Display : 13.3-inch 2,560x1,600 screen
CPU : 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-5257U
memory : 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,866MHz
Graphics : 1,536MB Intel HD Iris Graphics 6100
Storage : 128GB SSD
Networking : 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
OS : Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10.2
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Microsoft has introduced their Low-end Surface 3 tablet, which is the cheap version of the Surface 3 tablet. It has smaller screen size and the price starts at only US$499 compared to the US$799 starting price for the Surface Pro 3.
The new Surface 3 has maintain its silver magnesium casing which is good and the size is 10.8x7.36x0.34 inch and it just weigh 622g which makes it the thinnest and lightest tablet made my Microsoft.
The screen is a 10.8-inch ClearType full HD display at 1920x1280 pixels resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio. The Surface 2 and Surface RT came with 16:9 aspect ratios.
The Surface 3 is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor with 2GB or 4GB RAM which is sufficient enough for people who don't need powerful device just like students.
The tablet will run on Windows 8.1 and will be upgradable to Windows 10 when it becomes commercially available.
The battery life of the Surface 3 is up to 10 hours of video playback. It also comes with one (1) year of Office 365 Personal with OneDrive cloud storage.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Nvidia the Santa Clara, California chip manufacturer has formally announced their latest and greatest graphics card the GeForce GTX Titan X. It is in their absolute top-of-the-line consumer product series.
The new graphic card is the 1st Titan series card that is based on their current-generation Maxwell architecture. This new technology reduces power consumption while boosting performance. The GeForce GTX Titan X replaces the GeForce GTX 980 as Nvidia's highest-performance consumer GPU.
The GeForce GTX Titan X reference card is now the fastest single-GPU graphics card in the world. The card will be outfitted with a whopping 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Codenamed GM200 it has 3,072 shader units and a 384-bit-wide memory bus, the GeForce GTX 980 only has 2,048 processors and 256-bit bus. The peak power consumption is rated at 250W.
Graphics cards based on the latest GPU is priced at $999 and are already available in the US.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling an additional 640,000 more Altima sedans in the U.S. and Canada because of faulty latches that can cause hoods to fly up while driving. The recall includes Altima midsize cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. With this new recall, the total number of vehicles recalled for the same problem is about 1.1 million.
In government documents, Nissan said that if the primary hood latch is not fastened properly, the secondary latch will not be able to hold the hood as designed causing it to fly when the vehicle is moving.
In 2013 the car company recalled 238,000 Altimas, 216,000 Nissan Pathfinders, Infiniti JX35s and QX60s for the same problem. They haven't finalized a fix for the problem.
Nissan has acknowledge of some reports in which drivers' hoods have popped open while driving, there are no injuries or accidents that have been reported.
Nissan will fix the recalled cars by either replacing the latch mechanism or modifying the latch lever. They will also clean the secondary latch joint. Nissan have made a public announcement for the affected cars to ensure that their hood is latched and locked if they cannot yet make it to a dealer to have their cars repaired.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
HTC a Taiwan based manufacturer of smartphones and tablets has not yet released the specs for their upcoming flagship smartphone the new HTC One M9. However, the promotional video was leaked through Twitter by UPLeaks. The Twitter account is no longer active. You can see a screen grab above on which clearly show the new HTC One M9.
One clip shows the HTC One M9 functions, design, features and specs like the UltraPixel (for low-light selfies) camera 4MP front-facing camera, homescreen apps that changes depending where you are, 20MP main camera, photo editor, Htc Boomsound now powered by Dolby Audio, and htc connect (3 finger swipe to stream video or music).
HTC One M9 is expected to be powered by an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Rumored specs of the phone include 3GB DDR4 RAM, 32GB storage, support for VoLTE and LTE Category 6 network, Bluetooth 4.1 and 2840mAh battery.
There are also another videos that were uploaded by Slashgear that shows the phones camera and themes functionality respectively.
Check out the videos below:
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
China based smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that their online store (Mi.com) will soon be hitting the United States market in the coming months. However, they won't be selling smartphones, instead they will offer other products like power chargers, fitness bands, headphones, and other accessories.
The company wants to test the U.S. market first and see how it goes before launching their smartphones. Xiaomi has been rapidly expanding in countries like India, Russia, Philippines and Brazil and they have been very successful selling their products.
Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung and Apple in the Chinese market in just a span of few years by offering feature packed smartphones in range of $100 to 300.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
A Singaporean technology newspaper which is distributed with The Straits Times every Wednesday has chosen the best overall smartphone, android smartphone, phablet and games on the market. Samsung and Sony got seven (7) awards each. Samsung took the awards on mobile devices, while Sony dominates the tablet, camera, and audio categories. Apple got six (6) awards for its smartphone and tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ is a clear winner for the Best Overall Smartphone since it has the best performing Android platform and it also has top notch features available and it is the most desirable device available on the market. It has 5.7-inch quad high-definition display, a 16-megapixel camera and a software that maximize hardware performance to produce some of the best images ever captured on a smartphone.
Here are the winners:
Best Overall Smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Android Smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Phablet - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Phone Camera - Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Best Tablet [Above 9 Inches] - Apple iPad Air 2
Best Tablet [Below 9 Inches] - Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Best Android Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5”) LTE
Best Windows Tablet - Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best Gaming Laptop - Aftershock S-17
Best Hybrid Laptop - Acer Aspire Switch 10
Best Business Laptop - AsusPro Essential PU301LA
Best Mainstream Laptop - HP Envy 15 (2014)
Best Overall Camera - Sony α7 II
Best Prosumer Compact Camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [Micro Four Thirds and below] - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [APS-C] - Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [Full-Frame] - Sony α7 II
Best Headphones - Focal Spirit Classic
Best Earphones - Sony XBA-A2
Best Overall Game - Dragon Age: Inquisition
Best Shooter Game - Destiny
Best Action Adventure Game - Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Best Sports/Racing Game -Forza Horizon 2
Best Role-Playing Game - Dragon Age: Inquisition
Best Made-In-Singapore Game - Autumn Dynasty Warlords (Touch Dimensions)
Most Innovative Product - Casio G-Shock GPW-1000
Best Digital Advertising [Web] - Qantas
Best Digital Advertising [Mobile] - Burberry
Best Digital Advertising [Content Marketing] - National Library Board