Asus shows off new ZenBook 3 at Computex 2016

  • 31/05/2016 at 01:02 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Asus Zenbook 3Computex 2016 marked the latest tech event to give us a glimpse at the latest consumer products. Asus was there with several new showing, including their new thinner, lighter laptop: the ZenBook 3.

Not Just a MacBook Ripoff

Already websites are starting to make the connection between Apple’s Retina Macbook, and this latest Asus offering. Granted, the two do look very similar in design. Asus has opted for a slimmer, lightweight laptop that is made for ultra portability, and the most recent MacBooks have all tried to follow that model in the name of functionality.

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Immerse yourself with OMEN by HP line of Gaming PCs and Laptops

  • 28/05/2016 at 03:42 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

HP Omen LaptopHP have announced a new gaming PC series, the OMEN by HP. PC games can require a system with a lot of power to produce the best graphics and performance without lag. OMEN by HP aims to be a range of PCs that can give gamers the best experience.

The line-up of the OMEN by HP series is made up of laptops, desktops and a 32 inch diagonal Quad HD display. The display is specially designed for gaming and uses AMD FreeSync technology. AMD FreeSync technology makes gameplay smooth by removing tearing and stuttering.

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Google wants again to end Android fragmentation

Android LogoGoogle has announced that they will be pushing their partners to update to the latest version of Android. And this time, they are really leaning on them.

The problem has been a thorn in Google’s side for years. Updating to a new software requires the compatibility in hardware. Smartphone manufacturers generally make it back compatible, creating new devices that still run on an out of date version of the software that still works, and so reduces changes that have to be made.

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Project Ara set to be released to consumers in 2017

Google Project AraGoogle are aiming to disrupt the smartphone game with Project Ara. Being announced some time ago before disappearing, Project Ara is back. This device will be a customizable smartphone. Google have been able to work through some of the issues and release a version for testing later this year. It is hoped that a version for consumers will be available next year.

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Google Home and the amazing power of Google Assistant

Google HomeGoogle announced a new device for your home, the Google Home. In short, the Google Home is a wifi connected speaker that appears to be a first generation personal assistant. Mario Queiroz, the executive behind the project. Queiroz was in charge of the Chromecast.

The Google Home is a competitor to Amazon’s Echo. For starters, it’s a speaker that’s always listening, can play music and can connect you to services like Google Assistant, Gmail, Google calendar, Google Play music and other Google Cast services (Such as Spotify). The device can communicate with a Chromecast to play music or stream video through your television.

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IMAX announces new VR theaters

  • 21/05/2016 at 04:49 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

IMAXIMAX has announced the new wave of high tech cinemas with six planned virtual reality theaters.

The plan is to work with Google to create a cinema quality camera that can record original content. The programs are set to be fully immersive experiences that will be more entertaining than the home devices currently on the market.

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Meet Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Fitness Tracker

  • 21/05/2016 at 01:48 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Garmin Vivosmart HR PlusGarmin has upgraded their Vivosmart HR fitness tracker to the Viviosmart HR+. The difference between the two fitness trackers is a built-in GPS. Runners will be able to track their runs with accuracy. The running metrics that Garmin’s Forerunner watches (Such as the Forerunner 235 and the 630) will be available on the Vivosmart HR+. It’s not that much of an upgrade, but if you’re a runner or a walker looking for more information on your exercise, it’s a welcome addition.

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