Possibly no exhibition sees the surge of technology releases that the Consumer Electronics Show held n Las Vegas enjoys every year. This time around time, news is already coming in about the interesting launches one will see at CES. We’ll bring you all the updates as and when they happen. Meanwhile, here are some of the interesting things we can expect to see:
Ring for your phone: When it comes to wearable technology, we’re always looking for something interesting. This time round, it’s going to be a ring that allows you to manage you phone! Use the hand to make certain gestures and allow your phone to do its job.
XYZ 3D Food printer: There is going to be a food printer that allows you to enjoy three-dimensional design for icing and to make cookies.
Drone cameras: We are set to see Drone cameras making an impressive appearance at CES 2015. They are going to get smarter and more interesting.
Smartbelt: Perhaps the most intriguing of all launches will be a smart belt. Yes that’s right. Belty (as the gadget is being called) works to monitor your fitness and changes size when you are sitting down or standing upright.… Read the rest
A CES 2015 preview suggests a slate of new launches and announcements as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to commence. Most of them seem like exciting introductions to the technology industry. Let’s take a look at the preliminary displays done at CES 2015, which very well implicate the flavor of the events that we can expect to unfold:
HP’s 4K, 5K curved TVs: Yes, HP is making new inroads in the entertainment sector with the introduction of its first 5K television. Along with that, two new models of the 4K television have also been launched. All of these are priced under $1000.
Nvidia’s Tegra X1 superchip for the mobile: We can expect to see high quality gaming on mobile phones very soon if the Tegra X1 graphics card launched at CES proves to be as powerful as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang suggests.
Don’t expect Samsung to launch any new mobiles just yet. They reserve it for the later part of the year. Instead, we can expect to see some interesting new TVs and home appliances from the Korean manufacturer.
Maker Faire is considered as one of the greatest and most-awaited shows on earth today. This year it took place in New York displaying its biggest products ever. The event showcased a wide range of start-ups along with the usual display of big 3D printers, huge robots and new developments. The event had something for everyone–right from technological solutions, interesting new toys to innovative technologies.
Intel launched two development boards, Galileo and Edison, to grab eyeballs of self-starter developers. Edison is a mini-computer powered by a 500MHz dual-core Atom processor and has the capability to run x86 applications and most Linux distributions. It also has a low-power 100MHz Intel Quark processor for wearable devices. Edison is equipped with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of eMMC storage, built-in Wi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.
The event also saw Raspberry Pi’s Director of Hardware Engineering, James Adams, talked about the credit card-sized PC. The most impressive feature of this new computer board is equipped with more connectors including a 40-pin GPIO header and four USB 2.0 ports.
Raspberry Pi also released its Compute Module Development Kit back in April 2014. These new developments have enabled Raspberry Pi to emerge as a platform for developers to create new inventions.… Read the rest
JBL announced the launch of its Charge 2 at the ongoing IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The device is now equipped with meatier audio and several other additional features when compared to its predecessor. The device has been given a cylindrical design and features two passive bass radiators and dual drives.
The JBL Charge 2 also has the capability to act as a speaker phone for calling when connected via Bluetooth. It also has a call answer key as well as power, Bluetooth and volume controls at the top.
It features a social mode option, enabling up to three people to simultaneously connect their device with the speaker. This will enable them to share the music playing responsibilities.
Additionally, you can connect your phone to the Charge 2 via USB cable for charging purposes. This is in addition to the speaker’s 6000mAh battery. The device is available in the color options of white, black, blue, purple and red. It carries a price tag of £199.99.… Read the rest
We are just a few minutes away from one of the biggest and most awaited launches of 2014. Apple is all set to launch its iPhone and iWatch in sometime from now. The craze among Apple users is so high that they have already started queuing outside the Regent Street story in London to see the launches live.
iPhone 6 launch
The first device in the line up is the flagship smartphone iPhone 6, which is expected to be released in two versions, with one having a 4.7-inch display and the other boasting a 5.5- or 5.7-inch screen. The smartphone is also likely to be equipped with Apple’s next OS version, iOS 8, and it would be more scratch resistant as compared to the screens of the current iPhones. It would also sport several other features, including 64-bit mobile processor, a clock speed of 2.6GHz and improved RAM. Additionally, it would have an advanced version of the camera along with optical image stabilization.
It was also reported earlier that Apple is planning to make iPhone 6 a mobile wallet. This will enable its users to make secure payments via mobile by just pressing a finger.
Apple iWatch Launch
Apple is also scheduled to launch iWatch that would be available in two versions having different sized OLED screens. One version would be having a large 2.5 inch screen, while another version would boast a more pedestrian 1.5 inch screen. It is also reported that the company is also planning to introduce its near field communication technology in the device that will enable users to pair their wrist worn devices with smartphones and tablets easily.
The company believes in perfection when it comes to design, and it is being said that nearly 100 people worked on the upcoming iWatch. The company hired several experts in the recent times as it does not want to comprise on designing and other features. Some of its recruits were Paul Deneve, former CEO of French luxury label Yves Saint Laurent; Nancy Dougherty, formerly at Sano Intelligence; Ravi Narasimhan, formerly worked at biosensor technology firm Vital Connect; Michael O’Reilly, M.D., the former Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Medical Affairs at Masimo Corporation; and Patrick Pruniaux, former sales director of TAG Heuer.… Read the rest
While day 1 of Europe’s biggest electronics show IFA witnessed some of the biggest and most awaited launches and updates, day 2 was not worth a big mention. IFA 2014 day two saw the launch of new hardware from Microsoft and Huawei.
Microsoft Lumia Launches
Microsoft showcased its three new Lumia smartphones as well as an attractive wireless charger. There have been a lot of reports in the media regarding the features and specifications of the phone, but let’s take a look at its design.
The Lumia 830 is a mid range smartphone having a screen size of 5 inches and a pixel density of 720p. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 along with 1GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone also sports a 10 megapixel rear camera along with optical image stablization and an LED flash. The smartphone offers 16GB of internal storage space, while it also has a removable rear cover that has a removable battery and a MicroSD card slot inside it.
The other two launches were Lumia 730 and 735 that are a successor to the Nokia Lumia 720, and the phones are in the mid-range category of the company’s Windows Phone 8 handsets. The Lumia 735 is equipped with 4G LTE, while the 730 features dual-SIM 3G capabilities.
The Lumia 730 has a 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon chip and 1GB of memory. The smartphone also sport a 5MP camera and an 8GB of storage with microSD support. Meanwhile, Lumia 735 sports a 4.7-inch screen and a pixel resolution of 720p. The smartphone has 6.7 megapixels rear camera and a 5 megapixels front camera.
Huawei Ascend Mate7
On the other hand, Huawei launched its Ascend Mate7, which has a screen size of 6 inches with a pixel resolution of 1080p. It features an octa-core processor and a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone has a 13 megapixels rear camera and a 5 megapixels front camera. In terms of connectivity, it offers 4G LTE networks, while its battery power stands at a massive 4100mAh. The company has also confirmed the launch of the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition in the later part of 2014.… Read the rest
Europe’s biggest electronics trade show IFA 2014 has finally set off and several companies including Samsung and others have made big announcements on the opening day. The Berlin show saw several new smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset. We bring to you a brief view of all the gadgets.
Samsung has announced that its two new smartphones as well as a virtual-reality headset will be commercially available in October 2014. The Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a Quad-HD display having a pixel resolution of 2560×1440 along with a Super AMOLED screen. It has a screen size of 5.7 inches, and its pixel density has been increased from 386 ppi to an astounding 515 ppi. Meanwhile, the Note Edge is equipped with a 5.6-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440. It has a Quad HD+ display. The device allows users to quickly access used apps, alerts and device functionality even at the time when the cover is closed or the screen is locked.
The Galaxy Note 4 is available in two versions with one having a 2.7 GHz quad-core one and the second one with a 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note Edge is available in only one version with a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor.
Sony launched three new devices during the show – the Xperia Z3 smartphone, the 4.6-inch Xperia Z3 Compact and the 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The devices are likely to be available in the market this fall; however, not much information has been provided on their pricing. Meanwhile, the Japanese company also showcased its Smartwatch 3 that will run on 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The device will be equipped with 1.6 inch display as well as its trademarked IP68 waterproof standard.
Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer launched three new tablets during the electronics show. It showcased several convertible notebooks that have the capability to flip, swivel or even detach their screens completely. The company also unveiled its Revo One, a PC cum home entertainment hub. Its Liquid Z500 smartphone was also featured in the show that is being claimed as the smallest and lightest 5-inch device around.
ASUS has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited smartwatch ASUS ZenWatch, which is powered by Android. The ZenWatch is among the most attractive devices by the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. It is equipped with a 1.63 inch AMOLED display having a pixel resolution of 320 x 320. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as well as sports 4 GB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM.… Read the rest
Japanese electronics giant Sony has finally introduced Google’s Android Wear software into its latest smartphone. Sony Android Wear SmartWatch 3 was launched during the ongoing IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. However, the company had earlier announced that it is not planning to switch over to Google’s wearable platform. The company has now officially said that the device will indeed feature Android Wear. The upcoming Sony’s Smartwatch 3 will run on 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 512MB of RAM.
The device will be equipped with 1.6 inch display as well as its trademarked IP68 waterproof standard. Sony’s Android Wear SmartWatch 3 will have a square form factor. Some of its notable features include 4GB of storage memory, NFC support and GPS. Additionally, the device will be having quite a good battery of 420mAh, offering enhanced battery life than the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.
The Smartwatch 3 can be charged via microUSB, while it will also have an open port on its side. The company has said that the device is expected to be up for sale sometime this fall and will be available with a price tag of €230 in Eurpoe. However, not much information is available whether the device will be having a similar prices in India. With similar prices, it will be termed as a premium device over LG and Samsung’s square smartwatch offerings.… Read the rest
ASUS has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited smartwatch ASUS ZenWatch, which is powered by Android. The company has also announced its Intel-powered Android tablet dubbed as the MeMO Pad 7 as well as EeeBook X205.
The ZenWatch is among the most attractive devices by the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, and its feartures and specifications are at par with the Samsung’s earlier Gear Live.
The smartwatch is equipped with a 1.63 inch AMOLED display having a pixel resolution of 320 x 320. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as well as sports 4 GB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM, similar to the hardware specifications of the Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone.
Meanwhile, its MeMo Pad 7 will be powered by Android KitKat and will be commercially available in both the WiFi and LTE versions.
The tablet will be having a 7 inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. It will be powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z 3560 processor at the heart clocked at 1.83 GHz. It will also feature 2 GB of RAM, while it will be available with 16 and 32 GB storage options along with a micro SD card slot for external storage option.
The tablet’s body is made up of duralumin and fibreglass with the use of different materials to cover different areas. The ASUS ZenWatch would be available at a price tag of nearly EUR199, while the MeMo Pad will carry a price tag of EUR200.… Read the rest
It has been widely believed that US-based tech company Microsoft is scheduled to launch the Nokia Lumia 730 and the Nokia Lumia 830 at IFA 2014 which is scheduled to take place in Berlin. And according to the latest leaks, we have got some new clues about one of these devices.
Chinese site Baidu Tieba released the photographs with watermarks that claim that they will show both the Lumia 730 and a new Lumia 735. The Lumia 735 is expected to be equipped with 4G LTE, while the 730 features dual-SIM 3G capabilities. The leaked photos show the devices in black and white colour, but they are likely to be available ion more colours upon the launch.
The Lumia 730 and 735 will be a successor to the Nokia Lumia 720, and the phones are most likely to be in the mid-range of the company’s Windows Phone 8 handsets.
The Lumia 730 is likely to be equipped with a 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack display and would be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon chip and 1GB of memory. The smartphone would also sport a 5MP camera and an 8GB of storage with microSD support.
These are not the high-end specifications but can be considered as good for a mid-range smartphone.… Read the rest