CES 2015: Archos To Table 4G Tablets, Smartphones

Get ready for the Archos 4G tablets and Archos 4G smartphones that are likely to prove a wonderful bonanza for technology lovers at CES 2015. It is bringing a new range of 4G-ready smartphone and tablets to the event.

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Called Archos Diamond, this 4G smartphone is priced at $200 and enjoys an octa core processor. Along with that, the smartphone sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS display and comes with 16 GB of storage and a 16 megapixel camera.

Archos 4G Tablet
Archos, which is a France-based company has also claimed that this would be the cheapest 4G smartphone to have been launched ever. Another of its probable launches is a helium line tablet, which is also making waves ahead of its debut. The $150 Archos 80b Helium series tablet will have a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and will have a key focus on multimedia.

More in the Archos Helium Series
Archos will also showcase some other products in its Helium series. These include the 45b, 50b and 50 c phones apart from the 70 and the 101 series tablets. Though technology lovers are awaiting the launch of these products from Archos, it is still not clear as to which version of Android will Archos come up in this price range.

One thing is amply clear though, whatever might be the specifications; considering the tempting price at which this 4G enabled smartphone and tablet is being launched, it is likely to attract ample attention.… Read the rest

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CES 2015 Nvidia: Tegra X1 Superchip Launched for Cars, Mobile Phones

Nvidia has launched the Tegra X1 superchip for mobile phones. This mobile processor is expected to work much like a CPU with its 1 teraflop floating point performance. CES 2015 saw the launch of the superchip for cars and mobile phones with a quality much like a quality gaming console

With nvidia tergra x1Nvidia Tegra X1 were launched two new technologies for cars that would use the chip. While the Drive PX is meant for development of auto pilot capabilities, the Drive CX is meant to provide stunning car infotainment displays in the time to come. The available systems until date only allow assisted parking and that too in a specific place. Nvidia Drive PX would enable cars to find open space in a parking garage and return to pick up the driver when required. The driver can be summoned with help of a smartphone call too!

In contrast, the Nvidia Drive CX cockpit computer has advanced graphic solutions that allows the computer to navigate and monitor driving. Surround vision is enabled in the Nvidia Drive CX cockpit mode and it allows for a 360 degree view of the car in real time. This can solve the problem of blind spots to a large extent.

With this innovation from Nvidia becoming a reality, effortless driving is all set to become a reality. The complete solution package will be available in the market by second quarter of 2015.… Read the rest

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Drone Cameras, Smartbelt And More At CES 2015

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 printer CES 2015XYZ 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.

Read What Happened at CES 2014 here.

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

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CES 2015 Preview: Nvidia, HP to Make Smart Launches

CES 2015 PreviewA 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Read What Happened at CES 2014 here.

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Bringing the Best of Maker Faire NYC 2014

maker faireMaker 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

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Review: JBL Charge 2

JBL Charge 2 reviewJBL 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

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A Few Minutes Remaining For Apple iPhone 6, iWatch Launch

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 128GB version

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

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A Brief Summary of IFA 2014 Day Two: Microsoft Lumia, Huawei Ascend Mate7

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 lumiaMicrosoft 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

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A Brief Update of IFA 2014 Day One

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.

galaxy note 4 teaserSamsung 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

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IFA 2014: Sony Android Wear SmartWatch 3 Launched

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

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