Comparing the Xbox Scorpio to the PS4 Neo

Written on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 05:51
A report by Trusted Reviews compares the Xbox Scorpio (to be released in 2017) to the rumored PlayStation 4 Neo. The report says the PS4 and Xbox One will be getting “half-generation” upgrades in the coming 18 months, with both the PS4 Neo (PS4.5) and Xbox Project Scorpio confirmed. With the rise of both VR (virtual reality) and 4K TV, both Microsoft (Xbox) and Sony (PlayStation) are racing to take the lead. As the two companies gear up to release…
Rolls-Royce, known for luxurious, top of the range vehicles, has ventured into the realm of smart technology, unveiling its very first driverless vehicle: The Vision Next 100. Designed by Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce’s director of design, The Vision Next 100 was showcased at the Roundhouse arts venue in north London on June 16. It’s an autonomous vehicle aimed at “the most discerning and powerful patrons in the world.” The car has no steering wheel and even features a silk “throne”. “It’s…
At CommunicAsia2016, Panasonic announced the launch of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-20, the world’s first fully rugged detachable tablet. Designed to deliver unrivaled versatility and flexibility for mobile workers, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 is suited for staff in the emergency sector. It will sell for a start price of US$3,699. The successor to the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 also offers the richest set of business interfaces and customizable options to meet varied business needs. As the first fully rugged Toughbook to ship…
The idea of a flexible smartphone able to wraparound your wrist is a little startling. I mean, you’re probably just getting used to the idea of a smartwatch. But, as technology goes, a new, more exciting device has come along to replace the smartwatch, as reported by CNET. Once a crowd-funding campaign, the Arubixs flexible smartphone is finally coming to life. Arubixs is a San Francisco-based company and has designed a flexible screen “phablet” dubbed “Portal” that slides into a…
Ming-Chi Kuo, a commonly reliable Apple analyst and KGI Securities employee, recently revealed that the Californian tech giant Apple is planning to unveil substantial upgrades to the MacBook Pro later this year, according to a report by HypeBeast. The new and improved MacBook Pro is said to feature notable improvements such a “thinner and lighter” construction and design cues taken from the 12-inch MacBook. Kuo also reports that new features such as Touch ID and a new OLED display bar…
Thanks to the efficient means of modern travel, more and more people are exploring the world, visiting foreign countries with foreign languages. Common phrases in foreign languages are easy to pick up, such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’. But it takes a lot of time and practice in order to hold a full conversation with a person in a foreign language. To address this issue, American entrepreneur Andrew Ochoa has come up with a real-time solution. Ochoa was inspired…

Is the Apple Watch a luxury or a necessity?

Written on Monday, 16 May 2016 11:55
Apple’s fiscal year results ending September 26, 2015, provided an insight into the success of the Apple Watch, the latest trending tech-wearable to hit the market. Apple CEO Tim Cook did not share exactly how many Apple Watches were sold during that time, but buried in the company’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it’s noted that the Apple Watch accounted for over 100 percent of the annual growth of Apple’s net sales according to its “Other…
Samsung continues to progress with foremost technology breakthroughs, recently announcing a new planned venture into smart contact lenses. According to the Samsung-centric blog SamMobile, South Korea officially granted the leading smartphone maker a patent for contact lenses with a display that can project images directly into the user’s eye. Reports suggest that the contact lenses will be equipped with a built-in camera and sensors that could be controlled by blinking. Content gathered by the miniature camera would then send the…
During Acer’s next@acer Global Press Conference in New York, the company announced the latest addition to its ultra-slim S series notebooks: the Acer Aspire S 13, a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. The angular, sleek chassis houses the best-valued laptops on the market today, packed with features for work and play. “Demonstrating the equilibrium between form and function, the Aspire S 13’s powerful components come together to strike a perfect balance in size, weight…

RoBoHoN: This smartphone-robot hybrid has it all

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 11:53
Forget scary domineering robots of the sci-fi world, and embrace something pint-sized and innovative. Meet RoBoHoN, a small smartphone-robot hybrid companion manufactured by Japan-based Sharp Corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products. RoBoHoN specializes in communicating through conversation, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It stays connected via 3G and LTE. The miniature robot was designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, the CEO of robot development company, RoboGarage. RoBoHoN fulfills Sharp consumer electronics’ vision to alter the way we…

Comparison: Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:17
HTC Vive Specs: Approx price: $800 Display: OLED Resolution: 2160 x 2100 Platform: StreamVR Field of view: 110 degrees Tracking area: 15 x 15 feet Built-in mic/audio: Yes Controller: StreamVR controller, compatible with any PC Sensors: Accelerator, gyroscope, laser position sensor, front-facing camera Oculus Rift Specs: Approx price: $600 Display: OLED Resolution: 2160 x 1200 Platform: Oculus Home Field of view: 110 degrees Tracking area: 5 x 11 feet Built-in mic/audio: Yes Controller: Oculus Touch, Xbox One Controller Sensors: Accelerometer,…

Google Introduces Fiber Phone

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 07:03
Google has introduced Fiber Phone as a new option to help you stay connected wherever you are geographically. For $10/month, you get unlimited local and nationwide calling, and the same affordable rates as Google Voice for international calls. You can keep your old phone number, or pick a new one. You can use call waiting, caller ID, and 911 services just as easily as you could before. Fiber Phone can also make it easier to access your voicemail—the service will…
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