Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Periscope which offers live video streaming was awarded the best iPhone app of the year 2015 by Apple. The best game of the year was given to Lara Croft GO, a spin-off of the Lara Croft video game series.
Children's education app The Robot Factory was named best iPad app, while the title of most innovative app of the year went to Workflow.
Periscope is an app that let's the user broadcast live video through their iPhones using the internet. It was acquired by Twitter last January.
Apple's top 10 iPhone apps of 2015:
6. HBO NOW
10. The Everything Machine
Apple's top 10 iPhone games of 2015:
1. Lara Croft GO
2. Fallout Shelter
3. Mr Jump
4. Dark Echo
5. Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
6. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
8. Dungeon Boss
9. Puzzle Craft 2
10. PAC-MAN 256
Top 5 iPad Apps:
App of the Year: The Robot Factory
Runners-Up: HBO Now, Patterning
Most Innovative: LiquidText
Best App on iPad Pro: uMake
Top 5 iPad Games:
Game of the Year: Prune
Runners-Up: Rayman Adventures, Implosion
Most Innovative: Her Story
Best Game on iPad Pro: Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey
Top Apple TV Apps:
Zova – Personal Trainer
Top Apple TV Games:
Guitar Hero Live
Apple Watch App of the Year:
Apple Watch Game of the Year:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
If you are looking for smartphone that will not break your wallet and that offer basic smartphone functions then these smartphones may give you bang for your buck: One Plus $250, Nexus 5X $380
The One Plus X, is powered by a fast Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 processor with 2.3 GHz Quad-core CPUs with 3GB RAM. The main camera is 13-megapixel. The 5.0 inch screen resolution is 1080p Full HD, 441 PPI that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. All of these amazing specs for just $250.
You can choose between fire baked ceramic or Onyx black glass casing.
Display: 1080p Full HD, 441 PPI 5.0 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad-core CPUs Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 processor
Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1
RAM: 3GB LPDDR3
Storage: 16GB eMMC v5.0 (Expandable storage using SD up to 128GB)
CAMERA: Main 13 MP f/2.2 Secondary 8 MP f/2.4
Battery: Embedded rechargeable typical 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Another smartphone that offers the best value for your money is Google’s $380 Nexus 5X wich is manufactured by LG. To make things even greater, Google is making this phone more cheap by offering a $80 off for Cyber Monday on the Google Store. Though plasticky, it is a powerful phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 808 processor, 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit, while the graphics runs seamlessly with Adreno 418 GPU.
Display: 5.2" Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor, 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit Adreno 418 GPU
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3
Storage: Internal storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
Battery: 2700 mAh Battery
Camera: Rear: 12.3 MP2; 1.55 μm; f/2.0 Front: 5 MP
USB: Type-C for fast charging
Monday, November 23, 2015
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:
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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)
RAM: 3 GB RAM
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
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.
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
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. .
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
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
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.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Microsoft is looking at an October event to launch for the newest Windows 10 hardware and two new premium Windows 10 Lumia devices. The leaked picture shows Cityman in Cyan and Talkman in Black. At the back of the phone you can see a small Microsoft logo below the camera.
Microsoft Cityman is expected to sport a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) display and will likely be successor to Lumia 1020 with a 20MP pureview camera. Microsoft Talkman will have a smaller display at 5.2-inch with same WQHD resolution. Both the handsets will feature USB Type-C port and support Qi Wireless Charging.
Friday, August 14, 2015
If you are on a budget and needed a cloud-enabled laptop that prefer Windows 10 than Google's Chrome OS then you may want to check out Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks.
Acer a Taiwanese based tech company has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and Aspire One Cloudbook 14 which are cloud capable laptops for user that don't need large storage and can work with mid-range hardware specs.
Bundled to this Cloudbooks you will also get a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, access to Microsoft's OneDrive to store and sync your files online, and use of Acer's own cloud-enabled apps.
These Cloudbooks are aimed to rival Google Chromebooks.
The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11-inch and 14-inch variants both display are 1366 x 768. They are powered by Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM. The 11-inch model is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the 14-inch model are available in 32GB or 64GB. Both versions are 17.9mm thick. Acer includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal and 100GB to 1TB of OneDrive storage depending on the model. The 11-inch weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Both come with Windows 10 Home edition.
Both are equipped with dual digital microphones with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that gives clear and crisp online phone calls and chats with Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant. They also feature the new wireless standard, 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Further, the laptops are also equipped with full-sized ports for HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and SD cards. The chiclet keyboard have large touchpad which are designed to ease the experience of typing and tapping your way around Windows 10. Both come with a 640x480-pixel webcam.
The 11-inch model which is expected to be released this month has a starting price of $169, and the 14-inch model which will be available in September will have a starting price of $199.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LG is going old-school with their newest smartphone, they are bringing back the flip-phone (clamshell) with the LG Wine Smart. LG WIne Smart is expected to be released in South Korea, Italy, UK, France, Japan and Poland.
The LG Wine runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It sports a 3.2-inch 480x320 display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has 4GB internal memory which is expandable through microSD slot.
The primary camera is 3MP, it also has a front VGA camera. The 1,700mAh battery is enough for a normal moderate usage. The phone has LTE support, though LTE bands haven't been confirmed yet.
LG Wine Smartphone will be offered at below US$200.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Battle of the Full HD Phablet Which one you would choose? Lenovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), or Meizu Note M1
|ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML|
|Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen|
|Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch|
Are you shopping for a Full HD Phablet? If you are choosing between enovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), and Meizu Note M1 check out their advantages and specification. All three phablets features full HD (1,920x1,080p) screen having pixel density of 401 ppi (pixels per inch).
The Lenovo K3 Note advise their customers to purchase a screen-guard since it does not have one. Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) and Meizu M1 Note are both equipped with Corning's scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 shield.
Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu Note M1 are powered by 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU with 2GB RAM. Both have 16GB internal storage space that are expandable using microSD card. While Asus Zenfone 2 -ZE551ML is powered by 64-bit class based 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor Z3560 with 2GB RAM. It is equipped with PowerVR G6430 graphics engine and 16GB internal memory that is expandable to 64GB using microSD card.
In terms of camera, the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is clearly the superior among the choices. It is equipped with 13mp camera main camera that is supported by proprietary PixelMaster technology, Backlight (HDR) mode, and f/2.0 aperture. The front secondary camera is 5mp with 88-degree field of view that comes with ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode, which can capture panoramic selfies with a 140-degree field of view.
The Meizu Note M1 is second with 13mp Samsung camera, 4X digital zoom, 300-degree panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter, 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture. The secondary front camera is 5mp OV5670 camera with 4-element lens, f/2.0, 69-degree wide-angle lens, Face AE light boost technology and FotoNation smart selfie enhancement.
The Lenovo K3 Note has a 13mp rear main camera with dual-tone LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording and a 5mp snapper on the front.
All three run on Android mobile operating system, Asus Zenfone 2 run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI, Lenovo K3 Note also run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe 2.5 UI. The Meizu Note M1 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Flyme UI.
As for the price Lenovo K3 Note is the cheapest with $164.00 on Amazon, Meizu Note M1 is priced at $205.00, while the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is $310.00.
Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen $164.00
Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch 4G Flyme $205.00
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML SILVER (32GB, 4GB RAM) $310.00
|Models||Lenovo K3 Note||Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)||Meizu M1 Note|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI)||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI||Android with Flyme OS UI|
|Processor||64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU||2GB RAM/16GB/1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560||64-bit class1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) processor|
|GPU||Mali-T760MP2||PowerVR G6430 GPU||700MHz Mali T760 MP2|
|Storage Capacity||16GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB/32GB/64GB/ 128GB (+ 64GB via microSD card)||16GB/32GB|
|Network||4G-LTE||4G-LTE (Cat 4: 150/50 mbps||4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature||Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, DSDA (Dual SIM Dual Active) SIM slots (type: micro)||Dual-SIM slots (4G+2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), A-GPS, GLONASS,|
|Dimensions||152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm||152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm||150.7 x 75.2 x 150.7 mm|
|Weight||150 g||170 g||145 g|
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
|Microsoft Surface Pro 4|
Microsoft will be releasing the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 940 XL With Windows 10 in July. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features 12-inch screen display with 2K pixel resolution, Intel Skylake processor, stylus, and USB Type-C port. Similar to its predecessor the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 4 can be transformed into an ultra-portable laptop.
|Microsoft Lumia 940 XL|
The specs for Lumia 940 XL was posted on a benchmark site with the model name RM-1100.
The phone will include a 17-megapixel main camera, which can also record 4K resolution videos, and a 4.8-megapixel front-facing camera which can record full-HD resolution videos. Sensors including accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, and proximity are also listed, apart from NFC connectivity.
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Sony Super Thin TV called "Sony Bravia X900C" was first seen last January 2015 at the CES convention. It is a really thin just 4.9mm thick and it is slimmer than its own Xperia flagship smartphone. The TV is huge at 65 inches.
These new models are powered by the new 4K Processor X1 which handles various 4K compression formats and up-scales lower resolution content to 4K resolution. This comprehensive image enhancement processor will take the viewers to a whole new level in terms of the three important elements "clarity, colour, and contrast."
The Japanese company has announced the price for their new TV models, here are the prices:
Sony Bravia X900C 55"inch - $2,499
Sony Bravia X900C 65"inch - $3,999
Sony Bravia X910C 75"inch - $5,499
The three TVs will be launched in July.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sony admitted that Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 suffers from overheating due to Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip. The company admitted the issue after it was detected in tests run by GSMinfo in the Netherlands. The test found that the camera app crashed after they recorded a video and they felt the heat at the back of the device.
Sony said that for the meantime the temporary fix is turning the phone off several times a day, and when you are charging the device and a software fix is coming this summer. They also advice owners of Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 to contact the Sony service center. Sony's recently launched Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4 in Japan).
Users also complain that the phone turns hot when you use the video for long periods or while playing graphics-heavy games and movies.
The Xperia is not the first smartphone to report about problems with the Snapdragon 810 chip. There were rumors earlier this year that Samsung ditched Qualcomm and used its own microprocessors in the Galaxy S6 due to overheating problems.
LG in April decided to go with Qualcomm's hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip instead of the 810 for the LG G4, leading many to speculate that this was down to overheating.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Huawei flagship smartphone the P8 boast the thinnest smartphone on the market today at 6.4 mm it also has the largest screen-to-body ratio at 78.3%, and the best battery with 2680 mAh battery and a power consumption firewall that prolongs the battery life by 20%.
The horse power of the P8 is Kirin 930 Octa-Core 64-bit chipset. The screen's resolution is VHD 1080 x 1920 pixels 5.2 inches. It runs on Lollipop OS. This smartphone targets people who loves to be connected wit their connectivity features like Signal+, Roaming+ and WiFi+.
Huawei also said that the P8's dual antenna gives strong network signal. They also said that they have increased the volume by 50% and reduce wind-noise by 90% for a better voice call experience for the user.
Another great feature of the Huawei P8 is its camera that lets you capture great pictures with amazing quality. It has an Optical Image Stabilizer technology that reduce shake and gives you clear and consistently sharp images. It is also equipped with 4 color RGBW sensor that enhances brightness by 32%.
The camera has Light Painting mode that let users to capture light in motion. For the video, the phone has Director's Cut function, that let you connect up to 4 P8 smartphones to shoot a video from multiple angles.
As for the storage space you can choose between 16Gb and 64Gb variants. They also have a low-end edition the P8 Lite ($250 contract-free).
P8 Lite specs:
5-inch, 720p Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display
1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
Android OS 4.4 'KitKat'
2GB of RAM
13-megapixel rear camera
5-megapixel front camera
non-removable 2,200 mAh battery
16GB inbuilt storage capacity
up to 32GB microSD support
4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
|Lenovo IdeaPad 100|
|Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z5|
Lenovo, China-based tech company has introduces 3 new notebooks: IdeaPad 100 (entry-level), Z41 (14 inches mid-level) and Z51 (15 inches high end). They were launched Wednesday, ahead of Lenovo Tech World, their first global technology event which is being held in Beijing, China.
The company market the laptops as "simple and functional designed". The multimedia workstations is designed to people who loves to listen to music and watch videos, the Z41 and Z51 are both available with an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera. While the ideapad 100 has a user-friendly experience without the additional features.
The Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 laptops starting price is $499 while the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 laptop start at $249. The notebooks are expected to be available in June.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Check out this cool smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man edition. Samsung and Marvel has corroborated to produce the Iron Man themed smartphone. The company revealed about the phone last Friday but give no details about it. On their Twitter account they said that it is "Coming Soon (*Detailed availability in markets may differ by region)"
According to a Samsung official, they plan to launch the Galaxy S 6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition in selective markets. Detailed availability in markets, release date and retail partners will be disclosed in coming weeks.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
LG's latest flagship smartphone is here with an elegant leather back casing, powerful camera, and amazing screen. It boast a 16-megapixel main camera at the back and 8 MP secondary camera in front. The camera also has laser autofocus and an infrared color spectrum analyzer that gives more accurate color reproduction. You can also have it on manual shooting mode.
The device operating system is Android 5.1 Lollipop. The work horse for the smartphone is Qualcomm's 6-core, 64-bit 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC, it is backed by an Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It weighs 155 gram and has an arc design which is slim. It as enough power with 3,00mAh unit to play movies in games. The memory is also expandable using microSD.
With the Samsung Galaxy S6 doing away with well-loved Android features the microSD slot and removable battery, expect people who love this feature to go with LG G4.
DISPLAY: 5.5" IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1440 x 2560 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU: Qualcomm's 6-core, 64-bit 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC
Memory: 32 GB expandable with microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB
Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels
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
Monday, January 19, 2015
Surprisingly Google stopped the sale of their Google Glass smart eye-wear, they promise that they are planning a new version that is consumer-friendly in the future. The experimental Google Glass went on sale last year at $1500.
The Google Glass provides information to its user like directions, weather and other contextual data. The user can also use the camera integrated in the device to take photos and video clips. Google said that the Glass project will still continue with development continuing towards the creation of a viable consumer product.
Google didn't give any information on when the next version will be available.
“January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We all hate it when our smartphone ran out of battery since most of us are heavy smartphone users specially when we use it playing games and watching movie. Here's some good news, a start up company based in Israel invented a battery that can be fully charged in less than 2 minutes. However, the battery only lasts about 5 hours.
StoreDot, the nanotech startup behind the charger showcase their prototype using a Samsung Galaxy S5 by invitation only on the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, California. During the demo, the Samsung Galaxy S5 battery was almost empty and it recharges to 100% in less than 2 minutes.
The company said that they are already meeting with leading Smartphone companies and they are aiming to release the product in 2017.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada – At the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled their latest version of the Walkman (NW-ZX2) which is priced at $1,200. The improved model will definitely have a better sound and technology compared to the Sony Walkman of the 1980s. The device run on Android with a touchscreen display. It supports high resolution audio playback and is wired for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
The company said that if you connect the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 to a top-of-the-line headphones or speakers, the S-Master HX processor will give the highest of high-definition sound. It said that the device has 60 hours of music playback with its lithium-ion battery, 128GB of memory, and expandable storage using a microSD slot.
It is expected to be released sometime this spring.