Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series
Samsung Brings The Goods With Note 5 In Gold Platinum
Gold is awesome. Gold Platinum, hell, that’s even better. Samsung decided to refresh the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lineup (probably for the upcoming holidays) with a new exterior finish option available for their smartphones. The Note 5 is an excellent phone. It features nice specifications and a large sized screen, giving the business people plenty to cheer for. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560×1440 resolution, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, 5MP front shooter, 16MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and a capacious 3,000 mAh battery. On the other
Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit
Fossil Group announced that they will enter a definitive agreement to acquire wearable startup Misfit. The acquisition thus enables the watchmaker to venture into different areas of wearable products, adding to their lineup. Misfit brings to Fossil Group a scalable cloud and app platform, a world-class software and hardware engineering team, a native wearable technology brand and a pipeline of innovative products. “We have a significant opportunity to add technology and connectivity across our platform of watches and accessories,” said Kosta Kartsotis, chief executive officer of Fossil Group. “With the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil Group will be uniquely positioned to lead the convergence of style
A Surface Book With Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Listed At $3199
The Microsoft Surface Book is a coveted item, no doubt about it. Preoders are hitting record highs and there’s no one in the hardware world that isn’t impressed with the design, specs and performance of this gadget. Currently all of the Surface Book products can be ordered, but there are probably going to be delays in shipment due to high demand. On the other hand, if you are going to spec out the Surface Book with all the hardware options available, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny after all. The top model in the Surface Book offering is a machine featuring a Core
Report: Microsoft Shot Itself In The Leg With AT&T Only Lumia 950 Release
If you want to impede any chances/progress for your issue ridden mobile division, you should not follow the path Microsoft have taken. They are making their new and promising model, Microsoft Lumia 950, an exclusive item to AT&T and their customer base. This didn’t really go off well in the mobile world, to say the least. Currently the company has a low single-digit global market share, something they’ve been trying to ramp up lately. In regards to this, some may think that the company would be begging carriers to sell their newest addition. Unfortunately that’s not the path that the Redmond based giant took. The
Dell XPS Family Of Products Just Got Better
After months of rumors, Dell finally announced updates to their award-winning XPS device family. Featuring several improvements, their new or better said, refreshed lineup gives us a familiar, albeit improved set of devices. The Dell XPS family mostly follows form and function with the accent on productivity, battery longevity and performance aspects. Considered by many as the family of laptops that’s up there with the best in consumer class, it now features the high performance 6th generation Intel i5 and i7 processors, all built for a further improved Windows 10 experience as well. “Beginning with CES 2015, when we first unveiled the world’s smallest laptop
Microsoft Released Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL
In the wake of recent hardware releases like the Surface Book, it seems Microsoft is back in business in a big way. Their newly introduced and showcased Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones are here and they look good. They are actually the first smartphones that the company released after the whole Nokia situation subsided overall. The two smartphones come with impressive hardware specifications. The Microsoft Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD OLED screen and it has a 1440×2560 resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. Additionally it offers the Windows
Microsoft Surface Book Revealed; All Prices Inside
The cat is out of the bag – with Microsoft Surface Book laptop announcement finally confirms the ‘convertible’ format, for which Intel was ridiculed couple of years ago, mostly with poor executions by Acer and ASUS. Not anymore. Finally, there is a Surface with a keyboard that ‘converts’ into a full fledged laptop. While the software juggernaut designed and manufactured hardware field for ages, this in all its right – might be the best hardware that ever came from Redmond. This is the first ‘laptop’ ever built by Microsoft. Surface Book comes with a detachable keyboard ‘with a kick’, allowing better user experience. There are two processor options will
Google Takes On Surface And iPad Pro With 10.2-inch Android-Powered Pixel C
Since its introduction in 2012, Google’s reference Nexus tablet grew in (screen) size and features. 2012-2013 saw 7″ and 10″ models, Nexus 9 debuted in late 2014 and now, we are seeing Google reserving the ‘Nexus’ brand for smartphones only. The new reference tablet from Google is named Pixel C; a 10.2 inch, high-resolution (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Just like Microsoft and Apple before, Pixel C comes in a tablet + keyboard layout, which is the new industry standard for ‘productivity tablets’. This combination should makes typing and daily work easier, faster and more task oriented, but also enhance the
Report: Apple Car May Arrive in 2019, But No Self Driving
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday – citing individuals closely familiar with the project – that the upcoming Apple Car won’t have a self driving mode available. Even though the autonomous vehicle/model is still in the company’s long term plans, the first version of the automobile will have to have a human behind the wheel. According to the same report, Apple now employs around 600 people on this project. Trusting the same sources, it is believed that the Apple bosses gave the go ahead to triple that amount. This would add to 1,800 workers, dedicated in producing an Apple Car in the next few years. This
Why Does The NFL Keep Fumbling Their $400 Million Microsoft Deal?
The brand new NFL season started a few days ago but the controversies keep on piling on. For the past few months, the heated debate over the Deflategate controversy raged on, resulting in increased viewership of the last NFL game. The game we are talking about was a match between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, with the New England Quarterback Tom Brady at the center of the said controversy. It is no wonder that his first personal seasonal appearance was something haters and fans simply didn’t want to miss. However, there was another controversy brewing, one that non techie audience doesn’t catch that easily. In 2013, NFL bonded
Big Three German Car Makers Buy Nokia Here For $3 billion
When Nokia announced it was reorganizing the company and splitting it in four parts, and then planning to spin off two, it was only a question of time before we see the acquisition of the second spin-off. First one (mobile phone division) went to Microsoft, while the final announcement about the sale just arrived. Nokia just sold its Here business unit to a consortium of German carmakers; Audi, BMW, and Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. This makes the three car makers owners of what some call one of the most impressive solutions in the mobile navigation market overall. “High-precision digital maps are a crucial component of the mobility of
Videos: Apple Releases Four New Apple Watch Advertisements
The four ads, titled Beijing, Berlin, Closer and Goals, all have one thing in common – they showcase how an Apple Watch will help transform your daily lives. From getting directions to making sure where and what to see in different towns and cities, to other potentially interesting social interaction related possibilities. Even the tech savvy individuals will be impressed, specially with some health oriented aspects. While some have spurned these ads, titling them not to Apple’s standards, we find them interesting. They promote the options of the product rather well, putting things you can do with it in perspective. This might be a reaction
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Computex from a Woman’s Perspective, Part I
When I found out that I’m actually going to Computex Taipei 2014, my first thought was – well, nothing. The fact is that through all of my journalist years I’ve heard news bits about an IT conference that is held in Taiwan every year for the last 33 years. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine myself being actually there on that very spot. I’m aware that as for all of you BSN readers, I don’t have to explain what it’s all about. Somehow though, I still like to think that I’m not the only one who’s been IT ignorant so maybe this typically chick-lit text will find