Acer unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 five novel devices, four smartphones and a smart band. Liquid Jade Z, Z220 and Z520 are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the Liquid M220 is the first Taiwanese manufacturer on Windows Phone 8.1. Liquid Leap + is instead a wearable well matched with Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
The Liquid Jade Z is a mid-range model with 5-inch display and full HD resolution. The IPS panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and treated with technology Zero Gap AIr that reduces glare the Read Mode eliminates emissions instead of blue to protect your eyes. The hardware includes a quad-core MediaTek 64-bit, 13-megapixel rear camera (f / 1.8), front and 5 megapixel (f / 2.2), and LTE module Cat. 4. The thickness is just 7 , 9 mm, while the weight is 110 grams. Continue reading
In a not too distant upcoming will be able to surf the websites as “google.app”, “gmail.app” or “android.app”. The group of Mountain View has indeed completed the purchase of the top-level domain .app with an asset of $ 25 million (25,001,000 to be exact, the most expensive of all time). The transaction was authorized by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), US agency that deals precisely assign Internet domains.
Google asked in 2012 to be able to see the organization attributed the TLD app (top level domain) in question, along with others like .docs, .android, .free, and .fyi .foo still waiting for confirmation. Already belong instead to the search engine domains .dad, .here, .eat and .new. Taking a look at the competition, Amazon got the paternity of .buy for $ 5 million and .spot 2.2 million, while Dot Tech has paid 6.7 million for .tech. Although there is no confirmation yet on what will you do with bigg .app, it is not hard to imagine. Continue reading
Measure body temperature to children can be a real company. Convince them to stay still for several minutes with the thermometer under the arm are not easy, especially when they are sick. Fortunately, the technology runs to help the parents, with solution such as the one proposed today on the stage Kick starter from startups Chinese Joy wing Tech. Wishbone, the name of the device proposed in crowd funding.
Smaller of the traditional digital thermometers, connects to the audio jack of the smartphone and is able to detect the temperature in only two seconds. Just launch the appropriate application, available for Android and iOS, then brings the device to the baby’s face, keeping it at a distance of between 3 and 5 cm, as visible in the opening. Instantaneously appear on the phone display the temperature detected, with a maximum error of 0.2 ° C. The particular shape Y is designed to keep the compact dimensions, integrating one side the sensor for the measurement and the other batteries (replaceable) necessary for the proper functioning. Continue reading
The supercomputer voice of watson of IBM is used in several sectors, mostly in science and medicine. His cognitive computing power will now be used in the educational field. Elemental Path launched a fundraising on Kickstarter for the development of a new generation of talking toys, called Conga Toys. The first smart toy is a small dinosaur green (Green Dino) who can reply questions from children.
Behind the appearance of a common toy lies a very sophisticated product. The company did not provide details on the internal components, but certainly, there are a microphone a speaker, and a WiFi module. When the child presses the button on the belly of the dinosaur and starts a chat, the smart toy search online for answers to questions using the API released in 2013 by IBM to access the Cognitive Computing Engine of Watson. The interaction with Green Dino is personalized, since the algorithms of speech recognition language processing, and machine learning allow the toy to learn and “grow” with the child. Continue reading
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatch and wearable devices are not enough to Samsung. The South Korean company according to a representative confirmed today in an official capacity, is at work on drones, 3D printers autonomous guided vehicles, robots and technologies related to effective reality that will go far beyond those provided currently by viewers as the model Gear VR. 3D printers and drones is a smart technology.
The team will experiment with anything that allows the technology to help people in everyday life, for a better future. Given the importance of the project, its members will have greater authority and independence, since the main goal is not to make a single device to get immediate results, but developing solution to be adopted later in the manufacture processes of Samsung. Continue reading
Midrange with panache
The Pnasonic Lumix TZ57 is the latest in the line of super-zoom compact cameras. The Japanese manufacturer goes to occupy the mid-market to contain the price probably renunciation fact some features high end such as GPS or the touch screen present on the TZ60 but at the same time offers a feature that can give a special touch one LCD screen swivels 180 ° to facilitate the release of the increasingly popular Selfie.
The Panasonic TZ57 employs a sensor 1 / 2:33 “diagonal with 16 megapixel effective and joined him in an interesting objective 20x zoom , which (in 35mm format equivalent) range from a wide-angle 24 mm to a super-telephoto 480mm. The zoom range is very pleasant for a machine after all pockets, even if the maximum aperture is not as good respectively f / 3.3 and f / 6.4. On the back of the machine is the large LCD screen (not touch) 3 “diagonal and 1.040k points, which is well detailed and visible. Continue reading
Mobile devices have now reached the same power of the PC a few years ago, but despite the progress in the production of processors, autonomy is still the Achilles heel. Solid Energy startup born within MIT, has proposed a new solution that could be used in future smartphones and smartwatch. The “trick” is to use batteries with anode metal and solid electrolyte.
Solid Energy has built a prototype in which the anode graphite was replaced with a lithium metal anode. In the past, several manufacturers have tried to follow the same path but with little success. The litho metal tends to react with the electrolyte present in the battery cells forming compounds that trap the lithium ions. This entails a reduction of the electrical present generated and then the amount of energy that can be stored. The reaction also causes the appearance of dendrites that cause small circuits and the battery to explode. Continue reading
Install a WiFi router in the position that provides the best coverage within the home may get a long time. In addition, set the number of parameters is a rather tedious task a startup based in San Francisco, has found the solution: a device that combines the functions of routers, range extender and repeater to offer full coverage through the formation of a wireless mesh network.
Eero is a small square box (12 × 12 cm) of white color characterized by a very sophisticated design the shape of the router is designed by Fred Bold, the industrial designer who designed the products Nest. Inside the device are placed a dual core processor at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM and 1 GB of flash storage. Eero supports standard WiFi 802.11ac dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and integrates a LAN port, a WAN port and a USB 2.0 port. Continue reading
Wearables are fast setting the trend for contemporary digital era. Also known as fashion electronics or tech togs or wearable devices, these can be defined as accessories or clothing infused with advanced computing technologies. The designs here usually present a smart cocktail of practical functions & edgy aesthetic appeal. The essence of wearable technology bears connection with ubiquitous computing & development of the wearable computers. The main purpose of wearable devices is to interweave technology into everyday regular life to ensure an easy & convenient lifestyle.
Below is a brief on some of the most popular wearables:
One of the pioneers in the field of wearable technology, smartwatches has taken up usual time-keeping functionality to a completely new edge. A basic wearable smartwatch is equipped to perform tedious calculations, extend notifications enabling the user to respond to them sans utilizing cell phones. The more advanced ones work akin to miniature computers with own OS & capacity to run on applications. The state of the art smartwatches come armed with sensors that enable them to function as customized digital assistants and activity trackers. Moreover, the smart watches echo a chic outlook and hence a must-have for every fashion conscious tech enthusiast. Continue reading
The ski GT Advanced, the partners of Cupertino went bankrupt last October, will be converted into a huge datacenter green. This is what would have confirmed the Californian Company, referring to the extensive facilities established last year in Mesa, Arizona. Closed the production of sapphire, the apple is thus found to have a large unused space. In addition, with the promise passed to stay as many jobs as possible flanked by now former employees of GT Advanced, here is the new project.
The strategy will be long term since Apple seems to want to invest two billion dollars to reabsorb in 30 years. The arrangement, which until a few months ago was home furnaces and other equipment for the production of sapphire crystal it will become a huge datacenter, perhaps the main property of the company. Not surprisingly, Apple has called a true command center. These are the words of Kristin Hogue, a representative for Cupertino. Continue reading