A new mercenary joins the fray in Google’s war efforts for domination of your house. It’s the Google Assistant with a screen and the search engine giant’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Show. Lenovo teamed up with Google on this and although it doesn’t have the sexiest of names, it has all the hallmarks of a “Made by Google” device, which is great. Meet the Lenovo Smart Display.
Y’know, because it’s a display and it’s smart.
When you think business, you think ThinkPad. And their X1 series of devices represent some of the best no-frills laptop experiences in the world. This year, Lenovo’s making them even better than before.
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Xiaomi is predominantly focused on Asian markets but they are slowly making their way to the US. Recently they had introduced its a global Mi Box that pushes 4K content via Android TV.
After introducing its bezel-less Mi MIX smartphone, Xiaomi will be revealing an all-new product at CES 2017 that promises on pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Lenovo launched quite a few devices over CES this year, and a bunch of them are now available for purchase locally. This includes the Lenovo Yoga 900s, ThinkPad X1 Tablet and the 3rd gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Our love of robots has best been displayed throughout the films and TV shows that have captured our hearts. Be it scary or adorable, we’ve come to know that they play an integral role despite not actually “being” human.
Across our screens, we’ve seen lovable and iconic characters like WALL-E, Iron Giant, C-3PO, R2-D2 and most recently, BB-8. Though advancements in technology as finally gifted us our own personal droid; hats off to Sphero, they made miniature BB-8s real.
But as of today, the makers have just shown off a prototype wearable at CES 2016 that takes it a step further, allowing you to control your BB-8 with the Force!
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The Chinese manufacturer looks to make 2016 a year that kicks off with a bang with as they’ve released two official teasers so far. As far as we can tell, seems the US market will have their hands on a Huawei tablet and possibly a smartwatch on the 5th of January.
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ASUS wants to take on the MacBook Air with a device that’s thinner and arguably more versatile. Say hello to the Transformer Book T300 Chi, a “thinner than Air” (claimed ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih), all-aluminum 12.5-inch convertible laptop that was just announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
Powered by Intel’s latest Broadwell Core M processor (not our favourite when it comes to performance and stamina), the 12.5 Book Chi has two variants. The top of the line features a WQHD (2560×1440) IPS touch panel display, 128GB iSSD with Intel Core M 5Y71 processor at 1.2Ghz. The entry level variant brings with it a full HD (1920×1080) IPS touch panel, 64GB iSSD with Intel Core M 5Y10 processor at 0.8Mhz.
The Book Chi’s versatility comes in the form of a detachable keyboard dock that allows you to use the computer in either full laptop mode with the keyboard attached or full table mode with the keyboard detached. While it’s not anything new, the form factor is an interesting take on the convertible/hybrid computer genre, but when it comes to convertible computers, we the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still our favourite when it comes to execution.
In terms of dimensions, at 16.5mm (0.65 inch) complete with the keyboard dock attached, the Book Chi is a smidgen thinner than the MacBook Air (17mm or 0.68 inch). If you take the keyboard dock out the Book Chi becomes even thinner at and 7.6mm (0.3 inch).
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This is the future of personal storage, 1TB of capacity in a form factor that’s no larger than a credit card, all made possible thanks to solid state drives. The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is a USB 3.0 portable storage that makes the most out of SSD technology and if you can call portable storage drives sexy, this one would be is.
Powered by Samsung’s 850 EVO chips, the SSD T1 is cable of 450 MB/s read and write speeds. Options include a 250GB version that costs US$180 (about RM640), a 500GB for US$300 (about RM1,066) and a 1TB US$600 (that’s an eye-watering RM2,133). Yes, SSD drives are expensive, portable or otherwise, but if cutting-edge is your thing and speed is something you expect from a portable storage then there’s really no other way to go that with SSDs.
No official word on when the Samsung SSD T1 will be coming to Malaysia but you should be able to get one online sometime before February.
More on the Samsung SSD T1, here.
We’re still unsure of what the device will be called. Popular guesses include, the One M9 — which is obvious — and the HTC Hima, as purported by upleaks but this could just be a code name for all we know.
In terms of specs, the new HTC could have a 5-inch 1080p or a 5.5-inch display running QHD resolution, up from the One M8‘s 5.0-inch Full HD display.
Expect the device to run either a Snapdragon 805 or 810 2x quad-core chipset at around 2.0GHz for the high performance core and 1.5GHz for low-power processing. 3GB RAM is also mentioned (2GB on the current One M8).
In terms of camera, rumours say it’s either a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization or, based on the latest upleak info, 1 20.7MP rear unit with 13MP or a 4MP ultrapixel camera at the front.
Other rumored specs include 3,500 mAh or 2,840 mAh battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop plus HTC Sense 7.0 UI and LTE Cat6 connectivity plus support for VoLTE.
The new HTC is likely to be announced at CES, early next year and we hope HTC is going to bring a whole lot more with the new flagship because anyone can make a device with the latest processor and camera but it’s the innovative features and design that’s going to win customers.
The internal hardware specs are impressive as well. It has a 4.3″ display that’s using Super AMOLED with qHD resolution of 960×540. For extra durability, it is toughen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Powering the device is a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM. It is said to be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but surprisingly there are physical Android buttons at the front.
For imaging it comes with a back-lit 8MP camera and a front facing 1.3MP camera. There’s also another model – the Ascend P1 (without S) which is slightly thicker at 7.69mm but carries roughly the same specification. No pricing has been revealed but it is expected to be available sometime in Q2 2012. Looks like Huawei is taking on the big boys in the Android arena.
One more pic after the break