Thursday, January 29, 2015

Digital Life Awards 2015: Best overall smartphone, android smartphone, phablet, and games

 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+

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

Google Stopped the Sale of Google Glass

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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

Smartphone Battery That Can Recharge in Less than 2 Minutes

StoreDot, fast charging battery

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

Sony's Very Pricey Walkman $1,200 Unveiled At CES

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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.