Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts

New design of Android TV should arrive in the coming weeks

A new update for Android TV should be available soon, with a major design change. The change was first noted by a Reddit user who photographed the new interface. The site 9to5Google asked the company and received information that "the vast majority will receive the updated application." Only a few older Android TV services will remain as they are.

The new version of the Play Store on Android TV puts a great focus on app research and discovery. Android TV currently has more than 5,000 apps, and Google hopes to make this choice easier and more intuitive, as well as suggest new apps you might like. To this end, categories such as Entertainment, Sports, Games, and Productivity have been expanded, keeping less popular apps hidden.

Suggestions will be allocated into different categories and will include personalized recommendations to improve the Android TV user experience. In addition, the app has also undergone many visual modifications. The background now uses a full-screen image and selecting an app will launch an app trailer. If nothing is selected, the background will be black. The goal is to get in on the competition with Chromecast, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

The Apps, Games, and My Apps section has also been relocated and now occupies the top right corner of the homepage. Previously, these options were within a menu accessed at the left of the screen. Like the main menu, the settings menu has also received some visual changes, now featuring a list menu instead of icons.

Overall, the new Play Store update will make better use of available TV screen space, which should help users have a better experience with the app. Expected in the coming weeks, Google said Android TV will not yet have Play Pass because these services are not yet technologically compatible.

Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Researchers at Télécom Paris, an engineering school in France, led by Marc Teyssier, have developed a protective cover for cell phones made from artificial skin. This case, called Skin-On, acts as a tactile membrane, with which the device is able to "feel" its owner. The skin is able to respond to stimuli such as touches, rotations, pinches and even tickling.

Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Teyssier's idea for creating the cover was simple, he said, in an interview with New Science magazine. It all came from an uncontrollable urge to "pinch" your mobile device. The consequence was a skin that responds to different gestures that mimic human communication and emotion. The smartphone will be able to know if its owner is angry, sad or wants attention. A video posted on YouTube demonstrates the uses of "Skin-On". See below.

"Artificial skin has been extensively studied in many research areas, such as security, detection and the cosmetics industry," says Teyssier. "However, our study is the first to really consider exploring artificial skin as a new method for improving and evolving the use of connected devices," he concludes.

The team produced two different prototypes: one more realistic, with textures resembling human different another with a more uniform surface. The artificial skin consists of three layers, two of which are silicone, one wrapped with elastic copper wires.

Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Sensor development was a challenge. As Teyssier reveals, "The restriction was to create something that was elastic and at the same time capable of detecting touches." He had previously created a robotic finger for smartphones, allowing the device to drag across a surface. The next step is to create more realistic skin, including hair and a proper temperature.

Prototypes were developed for the phone case, computer touchpad and smartwatch . The group presents , ork at the ACM Symposium on software and user interface technology in New Orleans, United States. The entire software development process took three months to complete. 

Drones start making commercial deliveries in the USA

Drones start making commercial deliveries in the USA

US company Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, began making its first commercial deliveries using drones in the US. As a result, it became the first in the country to deliver directly to consumers with this type of aircraft.

Its first partners are the Walgreens drugstore chain and Fedex , with coverage initially restricted to Christiansburg, a 22,000-strong city in Virginia. The first delivery to Walgreens was made to the Collver family, who ordered a medicine kit. Fedex's first delivery was for Paul Sensmeier, who bought his wife a birthday present.

In either case the customer chooses the drone delivery option at the time of ordering. It is made by appointment and must indicate on an on-screen map where the package should be left. The drone does not land: it hovers over the indicated location and lowers the package with the help of a cable. Now the company is considering extending service to other states by the end of 2020.

AirPods Pro coming soon with a price tag of $ 250

Earlier this month, information emerged about the arrival of Apple's new AirPods Pro headphones . Evidence was found in iOS 13.2 beta, the firmware revealed a render of the new AirPods.

Judging by the picture, we can see a device that looks like the combination of the original design of the AirPod and the old traditional in-ear headphones of the iPod. New details of China are now emerging with additional information about the arrival of this new gadget so interesting.

Apple will launch new AirPods Pro soon

According to China Economic Daily , Apple will launch the new AirPods Pro soon, but will still offer the regular AirPods. So putting this new Pro variant in a premium category, as well as the iPhone 11 Pro. Information points out that the new pair of True Wireless headphones should arrive in time for the Christmas season at an estimated $ 250.

Importantly, these alleged AirPods Pro were recently unveiled in a new form with a larger stem and opening. In addition, the loading box also appears to be larger than previous AirPods.

Apple has not yet officially commented on the release of the new AirPods Pro. However, they should be announced through a press release such as the second generation AirPods.

We hope that, along with changes in design and price, the company will bring premium quality features to the sound experience. After all, they must be worthy of the name "Pro".

Mijia 1C is Xiaomi's new wireless vacuum cleaner

Mijia 1C is Xiaomi's new wireless vacuum cleaner
Xiaomi continues to launch several products to make the daily life of its customers easier. The company recently announced an amazing cordless handheld vacuum cleaner called Mijia 1C. Interestingly enough, this vacuum cleaner has a power of 120 AW.

Promising to leave your home spotless, the Mijia 1C vacuum cleaner has a speed of 10W. According to Xiaomi, he is able to remove any kind of dirt from his home. What's more, this mini vacuum cleaner features an incredible multiple cone filter system.

Versatile, this mini vacuum cleaner can clean even the corners of sofas and the toughest areas of your home. In addition, allergy sufferers will be happy to know that the product can kill up to 99% of mites.

With pre-sale starting on October 16th, the Mijia 1C will be available in just 1000 units. Starting price is 999 Yuan (about R $ 580)

Microsoft's new ultra-thin Surface Slim Pen now has a rechargeable battery

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Microsoft today unveiled a new Surface Slim Pen at its annual hardware event that plugs into the top of the Surface Pro X Type Cover keyboard. When the stylus is docked with the device, it will be wirelessly charged. When the pen is taken out, the Surface will automatically pop up a context menu, allowing the user to start drawing immediately on applications such as Whiteboard.

  The Slim Pen will be sold separately for $144.99, which is $99.99 higher than the previous Surface Pen model.

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 Microsoft also previewed some of the new features in the Office suite in Windows 10, adding the ability to collaboratively edit in Word. The Surface Pen can be used to remove and add text by crossing the lines in the document. You can also use ink to add annotations to Office documents and use ink to enter data in Excel cells to overwrite them to update numbers.

  Data entry inks for Excel for the Web and desktop will be available to Office 365 subscribers in the spring of 2020. Other updates for Office include Ink Replay in Powerpoint, which is now available.

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Adobe also previewed its Fresco painting and illustrations application on Surface Pro X and revealed that other parts of Creative Cloud are coming soon.

  In addition to the Surface Neo and Surface Hub 2S, the Surface Slim Pen will also be compatible with Surface devices above Surface Pro 3. It has its own charging dock and can also be connected via USB-C.

Intel: 9th Generation Processors Bring Amazing Performance for Desktops and Notebooks

Intel's 9th generation processor is already a reality and promises high performance for both desktop, desktop and notebook PCs with gamers and image editors.

9th Generation Intel Processors

In a statement sent to the press, the company claims that the new line of processors has technologies that accelerate the exchange of information over the internet as well as reading and writing data to solid-state memory (SSD stands for Solid State Drive with translation free for “Solid Storage Disk”).

Six models of 9th generation notebook processors called the H - line, are detailed, ranging from the widely known i5 to i9. They all have, in the model code, the number “9” at the beginning and the letter “H” at the end, the i9-9980HK being the most powerful model - something for consumers to keep an eye on when choosing the latest technology. to buy.

Intel 9th ​​Generation Notebook Specifications

The new processors are designed to offer portability to those who want gaming machines as well as those who use the notebook for video editing and streaming content, all with high performance, according to Fredrik Hamberger, Managing Director of Premium Segment and Gaming Intel laptop.

“The 9th generation platform is designed to appeal to high-performance gamers, creators and users by offering exactly what they want. We bring the same performance from desktops up to 5 GHz and 8 cores across a range of thinner systems, not to mention a new level of connectivity provided by Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +). That way users can play and create wherever they want. ”Fredrik Hamberger, Managing Director of Intel's Premium Segment and Laptop Gaming

Wi-Fi 6 technology , cited by Fredrik , enables high-speed wireless connectivity, which is great for online gaming and simultaneous internet streaming. The same goes for Thunderbolt 3 technology , which gives an upgrade to the speed of the wired connection.

Another technology present in processors is Intel Optane , which, when used in conjunction with compatible memories (SSD), allows for an even greater increase in application openness.
The new parts feature up to eight cores and up to 16 MB cache, and are comparable to desktops with up to 5.0 GHz processors. This performance enables up to 33% higher performance compared to desktops from three years ago - which is considerable, when we consider that these are notebooks.
Desktop line

There are also 9th generation processors designed for desktop computers in a total of 27 products. The new chips have four to eight cores, depending on the model, which can be i3 , i5 , i7 or i9 .

Also of note is the support for DDR4 RAM. Processors support up to 64 GB of memory, which can run at a transfer speed of up to 2666 MT / s.

The wide range of products allows Intel to locate itself in the market to appeal to customers who need computers from daily productivity to those who prefer high performance tough machines.

The same performance-enhancing technologies found in notebook models - Wi-Fi 6 , Thunderbolt 3, and Intel Optane - are featured in desktop versions. In addition, processors enable significant frame rate per second gains in video games and faster video editing in 4K.

Imaging Performance

In addition to attention to performance, Intel was also concerned with making its 9th generation processors capable of displaying high quality images.

As such, the company claims that the new chips support streaming 4K quality still images and video, as well as High Dynamic Range ( HDR ), a technology that is already widely used. by televisions and video game consoles to represent brighter, sharper colors in both lighter and darker areas, with black prevailing.

The "unlocked" processor line model can reach speeds above 5.0GHz

In addition, the line has the ability to process modern codecs with total fluidity, such as the HEVC 10-bit encode / decode and VP9 10-bit decode , used for streaming video over the internet.
For demanding people

By way of comparison, Intel warrants that the new i9-9980HK model has a 56% frame rate gain per second compared to the i7-6700HQ model released three years ago in tests conducted with the Total War: Warhammer II game. . Such performance is sufficient for good performance in AAA games - as blockbusters are called , ie the biggest releases in the gaming industry.

Intel's 9th-generation processors have already been released - on April 23rd - and some companies, such as Asus , Dell and Lenovo, have already confirmed that they will use them in notebooks made by them, and should appear on the market soon.

As for desktop models, it is already possible to buy them separately, with prices that go from R $ 2,600 , for the model i9-9900k . Other models can be found for more affordable prices, such as the i5-9600K , which costs around $ 1,330 .

HP announces Pavilion Gaming 15 gaming laptops powered by AMD Ryzen processors

HP introduced new models in the Pavilion Gaming 15 family of gaming laptops. A key feature of the new products is that they are based on AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors. According to HP, this is her first AMD gaming laptops. Previously, only Intel chips were used in such devices.

AMD Ryzen processors

Notebook Pavilion Gaming 15 is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS-display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) and a frequency of 60 Hz. An improved version will also be available with a display with the same resolution, but with a frequency of 144 Hz. It is noted that the displays are surrounded by rather thin frames, due to which the overall dimensions of the computer are reduced.

AMD Ryzen processors
The new Pavilion Gaming 15 laptops are based on the AMD Ryzen Picasso family of processors. Depending on the configuration, it can be either Ryzen 5 3550H or Ryzen 7 3750H. Both chips have four cores, as well as integrated graphics Vega. Discrete graphics cards are responsible for processing graphics in games, up to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. According to HP, Pavilion Gaming 15 laptops are great solutions for mainstream gaming.

AMD Ryzen processors

New items are made in plastic cases 23.5 mm thick. Responsible for heat dissipation here is an updated cooling system compared to previous generation models with larger heat pipes, a pair of fans and significantly increased ventilation openings on the lower and rear parts of the case. According to the manufacturer, at maximum load, the noise level of the new Pavilion Gaming 15 does not exceed 42 dBA.

AMD Ryzen processors

Gaming laptops Pavilion Gaming 15 based on AMD Ryzen processors will go on sale in September at a price of $ 800 (53 500 rubles).

The new version of the Honor MagicBook Pro is equipped with a Ryzen processor

Company Huawei announced the laptop MagicBook Pro 2019 with the prefix Ryzen Edition. As you can see from this, the novelty is based on the “red” processor, namely, the Ryzen 5 3550H (2.1-3.7 GHz) with graphics Radeon RX Vega 8 or Ryzen 7 3750H (2.3-4.0 GHz) with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics.

 Ryzen processor

There are 8 or 16 GB of RAM installed inside, and a PCIe SSD with a capacity of 512 GB is responsible for data storage. The laptop received a 16.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels with thin frames (only 4.9 mm). The display covers 90% of the surface area of ​​the lid and supports 100% coverage of the sRGB color space.

From communications, there is a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz) 2 × 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0. Of the ports, there is USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A (× 3) and HDMI. There is also a fingerprint scanner. The operating system uses the Windows 10 Home.

The cost is from 660 to 730 dollars (from 43.5 to 48 thousand rubles). A version with Linux costs $ 615 (40.6 thousand rubles), regardless of version.

Is Apple Watch Series 5 ceramic and titanium?

Apple is that it includes the assets of the "44MM Ceramic" and "44MM Titanium" in the distribution "watchOS 6 beta 7 (17R5566a)" to for developers iHelp BR and was discovered, 9To5Mac is reported .

Apple Watch Series 5

 From the name given to the asset, the ceramic case has been revived and there is a high possibility that a new titanium case will be added.

Apple Watch Series 5
The resurgence of the ceramic case is also anticipated by TF International Securities analyst Min Qi Kuo.

 Also, Apple Watch Series 5 is rumored to support Wireless PowerShare on iPhone 11.

Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Apple Watch monopoly might have a hole in it

Fitbit ’s smartwatch “Versa” has evolved steadily. Apparently, the latest Versa 2 may open up a bunch of exclusivity for Apple Watch. First Look by Alex Cranz from Gizmodo.

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The new Fitbit Versa 2 seems to be quite aware of previous Fitbit smartwatch issues. This latest work, which was announced the other day, solves many of the problems of the previous Versa series and also has the features that have been favored before.

Like the past, this is just like an Apple Watch, but a smartwatch sold is much cheaper. In addition, this time with Alexa, it has become a solid alternative to Apple and Google watches.

The first Versa was Fitbit's first cheap and good looking smartwatch. Much cheaper than Apple Watch, better battery life, and better fitness tracking. However, Apple Watch's ecosystem and some excellent features were lacking.

The Versa Lite Edition cuts down the price and features, but didn't go " smartphone for people who don't like Apple devices ." However, Versa 2 seems to be serious about such a problem.
The display has evolved significantly

Versa 2, which will be available from September 15 for $ 200 (approximately 21,000 yen), is surprisingly similar to the predecessor Versa (and Apple Watch). This time, it has been upgraded to an always-on display. In other words, no button is required to turn on the display, and it is displayed when the screen is faced. This means that the battery may not be as good as its predecessor, but Fitbit says it will last for a few days on a single charge. By the way, my Apple Watch Series 4 has only one day.

Until now, Fitbit had a poor display compared to its competitors. The big bezel has a small screen and battery performance has been prioritized over a beautiful screen. That's fine as a fitness tracker, but smartwatches are aimed at the more demanding class, so it looks cheaper than necessary. But it was always cheaper than a smartwatch because it was available for $ 200 or less.

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However, this display is a major advance. The new AMOLED display is bright and easy to read, with rich colors and sharp fonts. However, like Versa in the past, the big and unsightly bezel is still alive. At first glance, it may seem difficult to take the throne from an Apple Watch with just a very noticeable bezel even though it is an Apple device. But in fact, it is quite a tough challenger.
Full function without any hesitation

Versa 2 has strengths that Apple Watch does not have. The Fitbit app is great because it makes it easy to see all the information you ’ve tracked. Apple Watch may have gathered the same amount of information, but Apple's health app is notorious for displaying collected data usefully.

This year, Fitbit has improved sleep tracking and introduced a Sleep Score that evaluates sleep from 0 to 100. If it ’s 100, it ’s good quality sleep. There is also a smart wake-up function that will wake you up when you are asleep. It's a natural feature for apps that can be downloaded on Android and iOS, but many people want it from the beginning without having to download it. We are delighted to add more powerful features to the already powerful fitness app.

Fitbit plans to add a graph to show changes in oxygen after the release of Versa 2. This is a function that tracks the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and detects changes that need to go to the hospital. If it works as designed, it may be a great feature for people who suffer from sleep apnea syndrome.

An additional feature that may be most controversial is Amazon's Alexa. Instead of calling Siri or Google Assistant, Versa can use Alexa. Hold the only button on Versa and the Alexa prompt will appear. You might think it's a little joke. “I don't rely on Apple or Google, but rely on Amazon .” But for smartwatches that don't have a keyboard for typing, voice assistants are useful. The lack of attention to Amazon's business and privacy is a concern, but the convenience of Alexa cannot be denied. Especially compared to the stupid Siri.

Versa 2 has also stopped functioning for the special edition. The $ 200 Versa 2 is available in three colors: carbon (black), copper rose (rose gold), and mist gray (gray). The special edition comes in two colors: Copper Rose and Mist Gray, and 90 days of Fitbit Premium (more on this later) will be added to the other wristband.

But that is the only difference. Important features such as NFC are included in all models (GPS is also available, but only when tethering with your phone).

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Let's go back to FitBit Premium. This is a new fitness service announced by Fitbit the other day. The pilot program will be launched later this year, and registrants will get detailed data on workouts and sleep and will receive guidance. With Fitbit Premium, $ 10 a month (about 1,060 yen) and $ 80 a year (about 8,500 yen), you can get detailed advice on sleep and workouts. For example, if your workout is too hard, you may be encouraged to adjust the number of exercises, or you may be reminded that you are getting a better sleep when jogging at certain times of the day. Fitbit also promises features such as challenges, health coaching, and health reports that you can print and show to your doctor as part of your guidance.

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The pilot program will start in English only in October this year in the United States, with the gradual addition of languages ​​and regions and full-service launch is scheduled for 2020.

In addition to new watches and services, Fitbit also announced a new smart scale. Fitbit Aria Air is $ 50 (about 5,300 yen), the cheapest of the company's smart scales. This is less than half of Fitbit Aria 2's $ 130 (about 13,800 yen). Of course, cheap information means less information. You can measure your body weight and BMI and synchronize your data with Bluetooth, but without WiFi, you can't measure your body fat percentage or LBM (lean body weight).

Aria Air will be released later in September, and Versa 2 will be September 15. Fitbit Premium is October as I wrote earlier, so we will give you more detailed information as each is available.

Redmi Note 8 Pro: Officially with 6.53 '' FHD + display and 64MP camera

Redmi Note 8 Pro

As expected, Redmi has today unveiled the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro, following this new trend of installing a 64MP camera sensor in the second model, after Realme.
Redmi Note 8

Starting with the Redmi Note 8, the simple model comes with a 6.3 '' LCD FHD + notch drop screen, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 4GB / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage (microSD expansion), quad-core camera with 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM2 + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor, 13MP front camera, rear fingerprint sensor, dualSIM, Android 9 Pie MIUI 10 operating system, 4000mAh battery with 18W charger, USB Type-C socket and 3.5mm headphone jack.

How Much Does the Redmi Note 8 Cost?

It will be available in China in Black, White and Dream Blue colors at 999 yuan (about € 125) for 4GB + 64GB, 1199 yuan (about € 150) for 6GB + 64GB and 1399 yuan (about € 175). ) for the 6GB + 128GB version.
Redmi Note 8 Pro

As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, it features a 6.53 '' LCD FHD + LCD screen with notch drop, octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor, 6GB / 8GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage (microSD expansion), quad camera with 64MP main sensor Samsung ISOCELL GW1 + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth, 20MP front camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, dualSIM, Android 9 Pie operating system with MIUI 10, 4500mAh battery with 18W charger, USB Type-C connector and 3.5mm headphone jack. Note also that it is the first Redmi smartphone with a separate water-cooled system to reduce temperature.

How much does the Redmi Note 8 Pro cost?

It will be released in September in Black, Green and White colors, priced from 1399 yuan (about € 175) for the 6GB + 64GB version to 1799 yuan (about € 225) for the 8GB + 128GB version.

New APSC mirroless from Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

Sony has just announced two new cameras in the Alpha series, namely the a6100 and a6600. Both of these machines come mounted below (the 6100) and above (the 6600) from the a6400 we introduced a while ago.
Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

 Essentially, they complement the company's mirrorless ASPC range, where the old and muscular a6000 and a5100 remain, with the a6300 and a6500 abolished. The a6600 is Sony's new high-end offer in the category. It is expected to release in October at € 1600, body only. It has quite a few new and interesting features, most notably the battery pack from Sony's full-frame cameras.

Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

It offers twice as much autonomy, and due to the larger volume of the battery, the grip has become larger and easier to hold. It has all the features of the a6400, such as the new fast focusing system, unlimited video recording capability, continuous eye autofocus which also works in video, microphone input, maintains the a6500's 5axis IBIS and also incorporates headphone output. The electronic viewfinder and screen are the same as the a6400, so we have a touch selfie screen. Compared to the a6400 however, it has no built-in flash.

The second machine announced by Sony, the a6100, is reaching even more people and is expected to have the success of the a6000, which our company representatives have said has sold over 500,000 within 4 years.

Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

The small α6100 is also based on the a6400 and virtually all it loses is magnesium body (it's plastic), capable of HLG video and has lower EVF resolution. But it retains the microphone input, the tilting touch screen, 4K video, 11fps continuous autofocus, real-time eye autofocus on human and animal photos and generally the same, fast focusing system. Also expected this October at the price of € 900 per body. At the same time, two lenses belonging to the G series were announced. The 16-55 with f2.8 is a much-sought-after lens, while the 70-350 with a variable f4.5-6.3 is a telephoto.

Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

They are high-quality lenses with fast focusing mechanisms to work seamlessly with all cameras. Both lenses are APSC and come in October at € 1300 and € 900 respectively. 

Officially, Fitbit Versa 2 Holds Alexa

Fitbit Versa 2 Holds Alexa

Successfully releasing the Versa smartwatch device last year, Fitbit finally announced its successor, named Versa 2. The latest device brings several improvements including OLED display, Amazon Alexa and Spotify integration as well as faster processors and long-lasting batteries.

In addition to Versa 2, Fitbit announced a new training service called Fitbit Premium. At a cost of $ 10 per month or $ 80 per year, the service will give you specific plans for exercise, calorie intake and weight control.

Fitbit Versa 2 Holds Alexa

All Versa 2 variants have an aluminum case and come with NFC which, along with Fitbit Pay, allows you to use your watch for contactless payment. There's also 24/7 heart rate tracking and 50M water resistance which means you can use Versa 2 to track your swimming exercises.

In addition, it displays all the standard fitness tracking modes for running, biking, yoga, as well as new sleep tracking modes. The new Sleep Score function adds value to the details of the sleep pattern based on your heart rate.

This device is also equipped with an Always-On Display that allows you to see an instant time, training progress and battery life. Regarding battery life, Fitbit promises 5 days with a single charge, which means an additional full day compared to its predecessor.

Versa 2 only has one button on the left side that can be programmed. Because there is no built-in GPS, you must first pair your cell phone to track your running.

Fitbit Versa 2 is ready for pre-order starting today and will be available in stores starting September 15. The retail price for the regular version is $ 199 (equivalent to Rp. 2.8 million) while the special edition featuring additional woven straps will sell for $ 229 (~ Rp. 3.2 million).

Apple will release new AirPods and HomePod in 2020

Apple will release new AirPods and HomePod in 2020

Apple may release a new cheaper version of the HomePod speaker and a more expensive version of the AirPods headphone next year.

The current $ 300 HomePod smart column has not become a successful product, and Apple is still lagging behind Google and Amazon in the smart speaker race. Among other things, high cost has become one of the main reasons for the failure of the HomePod. Google and Amazon have smart speakers starting at $ 50, and during discounts, they can be bought half as much.

By the new cheap version of HomePod, there will be only two twitter speakers, which will reduce its cost. The current column has seven such speakers. Yes, the sound quality of HomePod is better than that of its counterparts, but this can not be said about smart functions.

We do not know anything about the cost of the new column, but earlier there were rumors that Apple will release the Beats column with Siri support for 199 dollars.

As for the new AirPods, they will cost more than the current ones. But the headphones will have active noise reduction and water protection, which everyone has been waiting for so long. Most likely, the current model will also be left on sale, because not everyone can afford the new one.

Android P smartphones will support Android Auto Wireless

Android P smartphones will support Android Auto Wireless

Smart panel maker JVC Kenwood has announced that more smartphones will be compatible with Android Auto Wireless with the arrival of Android P in the market.

Currently, only Pixel smartphones and Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones can use the feature, but all manufacturers will have support for the technology with the arrival of the new Android, according to Kenwood.

"For other device manufacturers, Android Auto Wireless will be implemented with the adoption of Android OS 9.0 or higher," says the company. So far, Google has not officially commented on the matter.

 Android Auto Wireless allows the user to connect their smartphone to their vehicle wirelessly. The feature began to hit the market last month on JVC Kenwood dashboard vehicles.

SanDisk starts selling 1TB microSD card for a fortune

The device hits the market for $ 450

SanDisk starts selling 1TB microSD

Announced during MWC 2019, SanDisk's 1 TB microSD card finally hit the market. The component goes on sale this week in the United States for the "modest" price of $ 450, which is more expensive than some premium intermediate phones, such as the Google Pixel 3a.

SanDisk promises read speeds of 160 MB / s and 90 MB / s for write to the Extreme line, and the new device follows these features, making it ideal for those who really need space, such as photographers and videographers deal with very high definition images.

File transfers and load times should be a little faster as well. Other features include water, impact and X-ray resistance, and are capable of surviving high temperatures. It is worth noting, however, that not all devices with microSD slots support 1TB cards, so it is important to check before you buy it.

All other SanDisk Extreme microSD cards are still on sale, so you can get the 128 GB and 256 GB versions cheaper. For those who don't need 1TB, and few people really need it all, it might be a good time to get a slightly more modest card.

The memory card market is undergoing a transformation right now. The SD Association announced at MWC a new microSD standard that will increase speeds up to 985MB / s, but we will have to wait a while for these storage solutions to hit stores.

Six products including GIGABYTE, high-spec 17.3 notebook with 9th generation Core i7

Taiwan GIGABYTE Technology announced on August 26, 3 products of 17.3 type notebook PC "AERO 17" series and 1 product of AERO 15S series using 15.6 type AMOLED 4K panel, and will start selling from today. Prices start at 209,800 yen for the AERO 17 series and 226,800 yen for the AERO 15S series (both tax excluded).

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AERO 17 series

The AERO 17 series is a 17.3-inch notebook PC that uses Core i7-9750H as the CPU. The AERO 17 XA-7JP1130SO, AERO 17 SA-7JP1130SO, and 17.3-inch 4K LCDs are equipped with 144-Hz drive-compatible 17.3-inch full HD. Line-up of 3 configurations of model "AERO 17 HDR SA-7JP4020SO". As for the graphic score, two models of XA-7JP1130SO / SA-7JP1130SO are equipped with GeForce RTX 2070 (MAX-Q), and SA-7JP4020SO is equipped with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Both have achieved high color reproducibility with X-Rite PANTONE certification.

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AERO 15S series

The AERO 15S series is a 15.6-inch notebook "AERO 15" silver-colored housing model that uses an OLED panel. All models use a 15.6-inch AMOLED (active matrix organic EL) 4K panel made by Samsung. Product lineup includes "AERO 15S OLED YA-9JP5750SP" with Core i9-9900HK and GeForce RTX 2080 (MAX-Q), "AERO 15S OLED XA-7JP5130SP with Core i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2070 (MAX-Q)" "" AERO 15S OLED SA-7JP5130SP "equipped with Core i7-9750H and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

AMD Radeon 5700 & 5700XT Review: Buy here. The cheapest and fastest graphics card in the medium price range

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A new GPU from AMD! Radeon 5700 and 5700XT announced at E3 in June . Nvidia's RTX 2060 ($ 350 / approx. 38,000 yen), faster than 2070 ($ 400 / approx. Was a selling phrase at the time of announcement . ... but.

Nvidia, a rival declaration from AMD, is a new product release. Just the other day, RTX 2060 Super ($ 400) RTX 2070 Super ($ 500), a very fast and relatively cheap GPU, and AMD's ugly complaints have been drowned out. However, AMD has not lost. Following the release of Nvidia , the price change was announced immediately before . Radeon 5700 was released from $ 380 to $ 350, and 5700XT was priced down from $ 450 to $ 400 . It ’s a great fight between rivals.

AMD Radeon 5700 & 5700XT

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What is this? : AMD's first RDNA GPU
Price : $ 350 for 5700 (domestic price 45,900 yen), $ 400 for 5700XT (domestic price: 51,300 yen)
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What is RDNA microarchitecture?

In addition to the drama with Nvidia, what I want to pay attention to with Radeon 5700 / 5700XT is AMD's first adoption of RDNA Mykki architecture , which is expected to become a game changer . This is known by the Navi name. Navi is used not only by many AMD GPUs but also as the heart of Sony and Microsoft's next-generation game consoles, and by the end of next year, many people will play games on Navi-based terminals. and that will. Nonetheless, the 5700 / 5700XT is different from what is installed in the game terminal, and this is the core that wants to improve the performance of the game even if you put only one part = GPU only at the same price as the game machine fee It is made for serious PC gamers.

The mid-priced 5700 and 5700XT are very compatible with AMD Radeon Software, a graphics-gaming optimization software, so that you can finally compete with rival Nvidia's GeForce Experience. In other words, GPU settings (including color profiles) can be made easily, and the best performance of various games can be brought out. Both 5700 and 5700XT can be said to be the best performance in terms of good performance and price in almost all games.

AMD's Radeon 5700 and 5700XT were benchmarked against the biggest competitors Nvidia's RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Supe and RTX 2070 Super. We also included AMD's previous model Vega 56 GPU ($ 400) to see how much RDNA was upgraded. The test environment is Intel i9-9900K (RAM: 16GB, SSD: 256GB) and AMD / Nvidia is the latest driver for Windows 10.

First of all, the 5700 is a great victory over the 2060, as it was first announced as the Nvidia 2060 killer . So, if you have a budget of 350 dollars, there is no doubt that the Radeon 5700. The 5700XT was originally 450 dollars, so if you interact with the 2060 Super, you lose. However, it was revised to 400 dollars just before and it is the same price as 2060 Super, so it can be said that it is a good rival. If you are a 3D craftsman using professional software such as Blender, the 5700XT has the fastest image rendering speed and you want to pay attention to. We also benchmarked using Luxmark to test ray tracing, but this is not worth mentioning. Nvidia's products have enhanced ray tracing in the hardware, but Luxmark tests only with the power of the GPU itself, so it's not fair.

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Usually, the relationship between AMD and Nvidia is hard to perform in terms of performance, and the impression is that Nvidia leads a little in terms of games and has a great deal of price. This time, AMD Radeon 5700 / 5700XT announced as Nvidia 2060 opposition horse changed to a stronger item through price revision just before the release. This time, no doubt, if you have a $ 350 budget, it's probably AMD's 5700 choice.


  • Radeon 5700 is a good GPU. The $ 30 savings and $ 350 just before the release made it much better than the $ 250 Nvidia RTX 2060.
  • The $ 400 5700XT performs better than the $ 400 2060 Super. Also, if you don't need Nvidia GPU raytracing, don't hesitate to AMD.

Belkin, smartphone USB-C to “USB-C + headphone jack” adapter

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On August 9, Belkin announced the USB Type-C compatible bifurcated adapter "RockStar USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter". Released on August 23rd. The estimated store price is around 3,580 yen (excluding tax). On August 23rd, will distribute 30% OFF coupons for the first 30 people, and 10% OFF coupons from August 24th to August 29th.

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A headphone adapter that connects to USB Type-C. With a USB Type-C port for charging and a 3.5mm audio jack, you can use headphones while charging your smartphone or tablet. A built-in DAC removes noise from the generated analog signal and outputs a higher quality sound.

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When using a USB PD (Power Delivery) or Quick Charge 2.0 compatible device, high-speed charging of up to 18W is possible. The body size is W8 x D28 x H40mm, and the weight is 14.3g.

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Audio output and charging, audio output and data communication can be used.
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