Category Archives: product launch

Gorilla Glass wants to make smartwatches more durable

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Usually the most fragile part of any device is its display, and over the past few years, companies like Gorilla Glass have been making strides into making the display tougher, making the devices themselves more durable. Continue reading Gorilla Glass wants to make smartwatches more durable

Playstation Now is coming to PC

Competition is an essential part of every market, because without competition large companies dominating the market can sell inferior products and swindle customers out of their money. Continue reading Playstation Now is coming to PC

The flagships of 2016 are already outdated

Qualcomm has announced a new SoC, the Snapdragon 821, which is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 820, which is the SoC of choice for flagships in 2016. In fact, when you come to the big leagues, Qualcomm is pretty much the market leader when it comes to SoCs for smartphones, and as of late, it is making inroads into the mid-end and low-end markets, competing against companies like Mediatek. Continue reading The flagships of 2016 are already outdated

Nintendo announces a new smaller NES (Yes, really)

That headline may make you think you have somehow traveled back to 1983, when Nintendo launched the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System. This was the console that made Nintendo the undisputable king of the console market, and was the console that brought the industry back from the Great Videogame crash of 1983. Continue reading Nintendo announces a new smaller NES (Yes, really)

The 3 best things about the Samsung Galaxy S7

 

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are in their second month of availability, and it appears that sales are going very well. A recent report by CNBC noted early indications of “stronger-than-expected” sales, and even went so far as to claim that Samsung had “rediscovered its mojo” with its latest flagship smartphones. The truly interesting test will be comparing S7 and S7 Edge sales to those of the iPhone 7 expected out later in 2016. In the meantime, however, it seems safe to say that Samsung has a hit on its hands. Continue reading The 3 best things about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

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Microsoft’s Surface Hub is an extremely niche device. It is meant to be in offices, and even there it would be used occasionally, when presentations are being shown and ideas are being brainstormed. Continue reading Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

LG Urbane 2 is ready for consumers

LG Watch Urbane 2, once delayed, is now back from the dead

The Urbane 2 was poised to be one of the more innovative Android Wear smartwatches, but was recalled within days of hitting shops. LG said that there was some manufacturing defect that was spotted at the last minute, and so the Urbane 2 couldn’t reach consumers.

But now, LG says that it has fixed the defect, which affected the functioning of the device and that it is ready to be shipped, nearly five months after the recall.

The smartwatch would be launching in the US first on AT&T for $199, and would be launched in other regions and with other carriers at a later date.

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Sony announces PS VR price and release date

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The Rift and the Vive ¬†are the VR Headsets that everyone is paying attention to, but the fact is that they are too expensive, and won’t be in the hands of the average Joe anytime soon. Continue reading Sony announces PS VR price and release date

The Echo Dot: Convert any Bluetooth Speaker into an AI Assistant

Amazon Echo's Brain Is Finally in Gadgets I Actually Want to Use

Amazon has a knack for making weird concepts a success. The ideas that would usually be thought to not work are executed in such a way by Amazon that they catch on. For instance, the Kindle. Who would have thought that a single-purpose reading device would become the phenomenon it is now? Continue reading The Echo Dot: Convert any Bluetooth Speaker into an AI Assistant

The consumer edition of the HTC Vive will cost you $799

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This is the year Virtual Reality is supposed to take us by storm, and it starts right here right now. Oculus has already begun pre-orders, and got more than it anticipated, and now, HTC is going to begin pre-orders for the HTC Vive, which is expected to be Oculus’ primary competitor. Continue reading The consumer edition of the HTC Vive will cost you $799