• News

    The Best of CES 2019

    CES is the biggest tech event of the year and CES 2019 showcased a plethora of new gadgets that are set to launch in the coming year.

    Acer has announced a new version of the Swift 7, the 14-inch light, slim Windows 10 notebook, the company additionally unveiled their AMD-powered Chromebook, the Chromebook 315 that has Radeon graphics as well as a 15.6 inch full HD display, and will be available in touch and non-touch models.

    Samsung TVs will offer access to Apple’s iTunes. Yes and this means you will be able to access all of your iTunes content via your Samsung TV (2018 and 2019 models). Samsung TVs will also support AirPlay 2.

    Arlo announced they will be launching a Security System that has a multi-function sensor, siren and also a remote later in 2019.

    Asus has used CES 2019 to their announce new ZenBook models as well as a new education-focused Chromebook range of two traditional Chromebooks. 

    Garmin announced their Vivoactive 3 Music LTE. This iteration of the company’s hugely popular watch has an added LTE connection. This gives you safety features and additionally connectivity without needing a phone. It will initially launch on Verizon’s network however there was no announcement on other networks or indeed availability in other countries.

    Google was not left out, they also announced Google Assistant Connect, which has been designed to enable manufacturers add Assistant to their products in an easy and convenient way.

    HP seized this opportunity to update their Omen 15 with a fantastic design and also introduced a 240Hz display. This gaming laptop has the Intel Core i7-8750H, with a 128GB SSD running with a 1TB HDD and also has B&O speakers.

  • Mobile

    10 Best Smartphones Of WMC 2018

    There was a lot of phones to be  excited about in 2018. The World Mobile Congress 2018 (WMC 2018) saw some great gadgets, tech, and smartphones announced. 

    Asus Zenfone 5 / 5Z were unveiled and they have  similar design to the iPhone X. Asus focused on having a higher body screen ratio and also AI capabilities. Should camera work as it has been announced, this could be of the best camera phones in 2018. 

    Nokia was in attendance at the WMC 2018 and announced many new phones. The premium Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, The Nokia 6 Android One and the Nokia 1 Android Go.

    Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras have been reimagined and now include the addition of variable aperture camera/dual aperture cameras. Many have stated that this Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be the best camera phone of 2018. 

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with the first 4K HDR shooting camera. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact was also announced. 

    The Vivo Apex Concept smartphone excited amny in attendance with its finger-print sensor. Vivo is the first company to announce a smartphone that has an under-glass fingerprint scanner.

  • Mobile

    48% of Your Battery Will Be Back in Just 5 Minutes of Charging, Again, Huawei Teases Fast Charging Tech

    A new video has been put out by Huawei to tease its next-generation for fast charging. Huawei Watt Lab developed a new technology and claimed to charge the smartphone batteries 10x faster than that of a conventional battery. Huawei has said that smartphones will get charged in just a few minutes according to the setup shown in the video. Back in 2015, Huawei had revealed the technology itself, however the company is teasing all the techies again, maybe hinting an upcoming launch.

    On Wednesday, Huawei posted on YouTube. According to the latest video, the company claims to have an innovative quick charging solution that will refill the battery capacity to 48% in just 5 minutes. The amount of charge will be enough for 10hours of talk time according to Huawei. In the video, Huawei said that the new technology manages to achieve “high charging efficiency” which is ten times faster than the current charging time, without sacrificing the battery life. As believed by Huawei, the new quick charging battery will offer backups in electronic devices such as smartphones, mobile power supplies, computers and electric vehicles.

    Two videos had been posted by Huawei back in 2015 wherein one, within 2 minutes a 600mAh battery has been shown charging to 68% of its capacity in just 2 minutes. However, on another, 3000mAh capacity and having a 620 Wh/L and above of energy density has been charged to 48% capacity in just 5 minutes. The new video released by Huawei is somewhat similar to the 2nd video from the 2015, however the part for the 3000mAh battery capacity has been omitted this time.

    In the new video, another interesting thing to note is that Huawei’s new technology is able to quickly charge smartphone batteries, the only thing is that there is a separate device for that. It means that to be able to charge their batteries, they will have to remove their smartphone batteries. So, the question is, would removable batteries will make a comeback or not? Huawei had recently launched smartphones in India, the Honor View 10, Honor Lite 9, and Honor 7X, and these models all sport non-removable batteries.

  • Mobile

    The All New Limited Edition Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Injustice

    Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition
    Samsung does it again! They recently released a batman themed edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  This release was timed perfectly together with the recent successful launch of the Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice film.  Such a superb marketing move by the Korean company will surely garner more support for avid fans of the Batman franchise.  The said company can be recalled to have released a similar product last year which was an Iron Man themed unit of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which was a limited edition and was only distributed in Hong Kong, China and Korea.

    This product was created in cooperation with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment set to celebrate the third year of the Android game application Injustice: Gods Among Us.  The said game was a worldwide hit which allows players to handle featured characters such as superman, wonder woman, the joker and other famous personalities of the DC Universe. This particular set was designed to completely engage users in the game especially with its add on virtual reality devices and features that we shall discuss shortly.

    Phone Features

    The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Injustice edition comes in a deep black box that is marked with a bat symbol and the logo of Samsung on the top part.  Upon opening and seeing the unit, one can see that the phone itself is set on a black and gold color scheme, just like batman’s suit.  On its back is a bat sign printed in golden hue and the back camera are also line with gold edgings as well.

    The set comes with a phone casing that resembles the bat suit in the movie padded and bulky which gives the uses a feel of the protection it affords Bruce Wayne when he dons the mask of his alter ego.  A golden throwing batarang comes also into boot that somehow encourages the users that they too can fight crime, the batman way by playing with the game, appealing more to those with collector mindsets in the market and will surely give them a run for their cash.

    In view of improving the entertainment experience of the users, the set includes a Game VR that further immerses the user to the game environment of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Together with the Game VR comes game credits as well as Occulus VR credits that are all designed to make users jump in anticipation of this action packed Android application. The unit also comes with the already installed version of the game itself and other batman themes inside.

    Phone Specifications

    This Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Injustice edition is similar to other phones of the same Galaxy S7 class seen in the market only that its gaming performance are maximized to further immerse users into the game.  The phone specifications include a screen size of 5.5 inches, a 12 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera.  The memory can be expanded up to 200 Megabytes, which is awesome by itself if you ask me.  The processor is either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (US) or the Exynos 8890 (International), and has a RAM of 4 Gigabytes.  It is also water resistant for up to 5 feet for a period of 30 minutes max and has a battery capacity of 300 mAh with wireless charging capabilities.


    Regions of Release

    Compared to the Iron Man themed edition, Samsung hinted that this limited edition is not as limited as the company has plans to release them in more markets later on after its initial distribution in regions such as China, Singapore, Korea and Latin America.  According to Samsung, they look to offering the phone set in other geographical regions such as the United States, Australia and Europe but that is still a pending plan following its release on June 13, 2016.  Unit prices are still not fixed but with the gears included in the box, it would probably a little bit higher than your standard issue Samsung Galaxy S7 commonly found in the market.

    Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Global Marketing for IT and Mobile, Younghee Lee stated that this release was a testament to Samsung’s commitment to the Injustice: Gods Among Us users and an effort to provide a superb and highly satisfying mobile gaming experience to their consumers.  With that, this edition will surely cause some people to lose some sleeping hours in the process.