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Apple iPhone Xs design: What does it look like?

Picture, if you will, last year’s iPhone X. Got it? Well, the iPhone Xs looks practically identical.

On the exterior, the new iPhone looks identical to last year’s iPhone X. This means that all-metal body has made a return, complete with notched 5.8in and 6.5in edge-to-edge screens, chamfered edges and softly rounded corners. Both the Xs and Xs Max also feature a similar protruding dual-camera arrangement as last year’s top-end phone.

Apple iPhone Xs specifications: What’s inside?

The two phones have the same internals, though, as mentioned above they come in different sizes (5.8in and 6.5in) and at different resolutions, too.

Now onto the specs – we’ve broken it down in the table below:

  • Processor: 6-core 64-bit A12 Bionic, with an 8-core Neural Engine
  • Display: 2,436 x 1,125 Super Retina display
  • Waterproofing: IP68. Waterproof at a depth of 2m for 30mins
  • Audio: Lightning jack. No 3.5mm jack, and external stereo speakers
  • Rear camera: Dual-lens f/1.8, 12-megapixel wide angle and f/2.4, 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Smart HDR. Adjustable post-processing aperture
  • Selfie camera: f/2.2, 7-megapixel RGB sensor. Bokeh mode.
  • Storage options: 64GB/256GB/512GB
  • Connectivity: Dual eSIM with DSDS, Gigabit LTE
  • Biometric security: Face ID

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The all-new 7nm A12 Bionic has a six-core processor: two are high-performance cores that deliver 15% more power, while the rest of the four cores are ‘high-efficiency’ cores. The latter result in better battery life in non-intensive tasks.

But, that’s not it, the A12 Bionic has a quad-core GPU, which Apple claims to be 50% faster than last year’s A11 Bionic. Finally, the chip has an octa-core Neural Engine chip that brings everything together.

Of course, 3D Touch is back – so you can long-press on apps or pictures to interact with them. Unlike a few phones on the market, there’s still no sign of a fingerprint reader – instead, Apple has stuck to its guns with Face ID, only. This year, the company has improved the speed and accuracy, claiming it’s now faster to unlock your iPhone than ever before.

In the same light, Apple hasn’t brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack, which was to be expected. You’ll need to plug into the Lightning port. However, the external speakers have been improved – there are now two speakers, one at the top and one at the bottom, creating a stereo sound.

Apple iPhone Xs price: How much will it cost?

The original iPhone X didn’t sell in the numbers Apple hoped it would – but the higher price of £999 meant overall revenues were higher. As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the latest Xs start at £999 and £1,099, respectively. That’s for the 64GB model, prices for the 256GB are £1,149, and the 512GB is £1,349.

The Xs Max is more expensive: 64GB for £1,099, 256GB for £1,249, and the 512GB costs a massive £1,449.

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PROOF

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Proof is a wristband that can be very useful for many people in the world that may have had too much alcohol to drink and is probably thinking about driving and putting their life at risk.

Proof is a bit like a Fitbit, except it doesn’t measure your movements – it reads alcohol molecules through your skin instead.Developed by California-based tech firm Milo Sensors, the gadget aims to convert alcohol into an electrical current via enzyme-based electrochemical sensors, which are then able to display your blood alcohol content on your phone. And that’s useful in a variety of scenarios including working out whether you’re too drunk to drive after a couple of beers, whether you need a glass of water to sober up on a date.(Picture: Proof)

It’s also got an invite-only friends feature which allows you to track your mates/partners who are out on the tiles to make sure they’re drinking responsibly (or not). While undoubtedly this would be huge hit in student unions around the country, the CEO and founder Evan Strenk stressed that the app is supposed to encourage responsible drinking.

Apparently, the band’s rechargeable battery can last for up to four days, while automatically tracking alcohol content for over 12 hours at a time.

Last year the company secured $100,000 in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Heath and this year, they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to bring Proof to a wrist near you.(Picture: Proof)

 

 

 

 

Intel’s Vaunt Smart Glasses

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Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses (actually named The Vaunt) aren’t Augmented Reality, they’re not entertainment-changing Virtual Reality, and they’re definitely not Google Glass. What they are, we’ve discovered today, is a set of spectacles that look pretty much like regular eyeglasses. That’s entirely by design, and Intel’s Vaunt team has apparently worked hard to pare back the tech glitz in order to hit some essentials.

As The Verge discovered when they played with a prototype Vaunt set, Intel has gone back to extreme basics. That involves dropping the whole AR thing, too: the Vaunt smart glasses projects a single-color, super-low-power red laser onto your retina in one eye. It’s designed to tether via Bluetooth Low Energy to your smartphone, which does all the heavy processing, leaving the glasses to beam simple notifications into your eye-line.
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The result, Intel says, is a headset that can last up to eighteen hours on a single charge. The electronics are squeezed into a package small enough to fit into half of each arm of the glasses, importantly the part closest to the hinge so that the remaining plastic can be flexible around your head, just like regular eyeglasses would be. No camera, or speaker, or even a microphone – though the latter might apparently change, if the decision to support a voice-controlled assistant in the vein of Alexa is made – and no vibrations or bone-conduction “new message” pings.
Using the accelerometer and digital compass the Vaunt team managed to find room for – despite the sub-50g weight – the smart glasses know in which direction you’re looking. Combine that with GPS from your phone, and you could have apps that spot potential coffee shops of interest, or bus stops, and beam vouchers or schedules into your line of sight. If that sounds easy, though, it’s absolutely not.
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Later in 2018 it plans to launch an early access program, so that developers can get their hands on the glasses and start cooking up apps. It’s unclear at this point how much they’ll cost. Down the line, the hope is that smart glasses like Vaunt will share shelf-space with traditional prescription glasses in stores. When – and if – that might happen remains to be seen.

The V-TEX

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Microwaves were a revolution in convenience for people looking to heat up their food in a hurry, but what about when you need something frozen quickly? There hasn’t really been an answer to that question until now. In comes Frigondas, the most amazing home kitchen technology to be released in decades. It can cool and freeze food and drinks in mere minutes, and it even doubles as a traditional microwave. While there is no set release date, it is believed that the device will be available in the US in the near future.

Known as V-Tex, the product is being billed as a “reverse-microwave”, able to cool wine bottles and fizzy drinks from room temperature to just under 40 degrees in 45 seconds.

The V-Tex uses a cooling vortex to chill the drinks, spinning the beverage around without disturbing the carbonation of fizzy drinks.

According to its makers, Enviro-Cool, who developed the product with the help of funding from the European Union, the gadget needs 80 per cent less energy than standard drink chillers.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 could have self-healing screen that fixes scratches and never smudges with fingerprints

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Resultado de imagen para Samsung galaxy s10ALWAYS scratching your smartphone? Samsung has designed a revolutionary display that fixes itself.The so-called “self-healing” screen will repair scratches all by itself, keeping your device looking as good as new.The tech is revealed in a Samsung patent granted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

In the patent Samsung describes how customers regularly suffer from tiny screen scratches – and fingerprint smudges, too.The solution is to create a protective layer on top of a smartphone screen that can fix itself, and repel those nasty finger oils as well.

Typically, smartphone screens are covered with tempered glass.Samsung’s own phones come kitted out with hardy Gorilla Glass, built by a company called Corning.It’s designed to be seriously tough, but it’s not a catch-all solution.

Even Samsung admits that this type of glass is “easily broken or scratched”.“There is a need for a protective material having improved properties, and which can be applied to an electronic device,” Samsung explains in its patent filing.Samsung describes how its concept solution – a thin film that lives on top of your smartphone screen, that could even be applied to foldable phones.

“The film may be self-healed after being scratched and has excellent flexibility, and thus may be applied to a flexible device and the like,” Samsung writes.The “flexible device” bit is important, because Samsung is planning to release its own foldable smartphone in early 2019.Resultado de imagen para Samsung galaxy s10

The patent explains that the film would be made from “polyrotaxane, polyhedral silsesquioxane, and fluorinated (meth) acryl”.But sadly, it doesn’t detail exactly how these compounds would heal the screen.That said, self-healing surfaces aren’t exactly new – and we’ve even seen them on smartphones.

The LG G Flex and G Flex 2 smartphones, which launched in 2013 and 2015, both shipped with self-healing rears.LG kept quiet about the exact specifics behind the technology, but suggested it was due to the hydrogen atoms built into the phone’s back.Speaking to TechnoBuffalo back in 2015, it said that hydrogen atoms tend to arrange themselves equally.

So when scratches are made, these atoms push each other back to their original spot, effectively healing minor scratches.Sadly, the tech didn’t work for major cuts. And it’s very likely Samsung’s self-healing screen wouldn’t be able to repair major scratches.And as for rejecting fingerprint smudges, Samsung wants to fit its protective film with an oleophobic layer.

This is a special type of material that rejects oil – in the same way that hydrophobic materials repel water.It means that finger oils would be unable to stick onto the smartphone glasses, making the screen appear much cleaner.

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So when will we see this tech on a phone?

For now, it’s just a patent, which means there’s no guarantee it will ever make it onto an available Samsung handset.

But the fact that Samsung mentioned foldable phones in its patent could mean we’ll see it land on next year’s folding Galaxy X smartphone.Alternatively, we could see the tech on next year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone, also expected in the early part of 2019.

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FITT360

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FITT360 is the world’s first and only neckband 360 camera. Designed to capture your vivid 360° world effortlessly, this hands-free device provides a whole new way to tell your story in 360°. Designed to be unobtrusive, FITT360 is wearable throughout your daily lives without any sense of displacement or awkwardness.

BENEFITS:

Hands/Mount Free Simply press record and focus on your never-again moments and the experience itself.

First Person View The footages FITT360 provide will take you back to those moments in the most immersive way possible. Rewinding your world and discovering what you might have missed is now possible.

Live Streaming Share your vision in real-time or preview what you have captured and share it with the world via social networks

Life Logging Embedded GPS within the FITT360 enables tracking and mapping of videos taken by FITT360. With this feature, you can even create your personal street views.

Doubles as a bluetooth headset When you are not recording videos, you can still use FITT360 as a bluetooth headset to listen to your favorite tunes or to answer the calls.

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HOW IT WORKS:

Simply wear FITT360 around your neck and start capturing your world. Via live streaming via SNS, you can share your world with other to view it on their mobile devices or with Virtual Reality Headsets. 3 Full HD Cameras surrounding the FITT360 captures environments of each user in the True First Person View (FPV) with up to 90 minutes of recording time.

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Mycroft Mark II

The open answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home.  Mycroft brings you the power of voice while maintaining privacy and data independence.

Today we will bring you The Mycroft Mark II. The Mycroft Mark II is the next generation open smart speaker. It sounds better, hears better, and incorporates all of the lessons learned from the Mark I.

The Mark I was very much a device for makers and open source developers. The Mark II is a consumer-ready speaker designed for you and your family, whatever your level of technical expertise. But at the same time, it is open hardware and software for you developers, makers and hackers.

It has state of the art features like array microphones, beamforming, active noise cancellation, and a bright screen to display important information. It also sounds great, filling your room with vivid highs and deep lows.

New Design

Mark II features a sleek, friendly design that can be placed anywhere in your home. Showcase it or let it blend into its environment, it’s your choice. Mark II was built from all the feedback and community contributions since the launch of Mark I. With an increasingly smart stack behind it, the hardware got a massive overhaul.

Skills

The Mycroft community has built more than 140 skills with no end in sight. Skills include everything from creating shopping lists, to playing music, to telling jokes. Mark II users can discover skills by asking “what’s new today”, or through our weekly updates to the community, or website.

A key differentiator for Mycroft is that the skill list is infinitely growing, thanks to our robust developer community. They’re building skills that serve everyone’s needs; not just for the corporation behind them.

Apple MacBook Pro

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The MacBook Pro takes the performance and portability of the notebook to another level. With high performance processors and memory, advanced graphics, ultra-fast storage and much more, you can bring your ideas to life faster than ever.

Memory up to 32 GB
Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
SSD read speed of up to 3.2 GB / s
Battery life of up to 10 hours
Thanks to the eighth-generation Intel Core processors, the MacBook Pro reaches a new level of performance. The 15-inch model now comes with an Intel Core i9 6-core processor that runs up to 70% faster than the previous generation and allows Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.8 GHz. And the MacBook Pro’s 4-core processor of 13 inches with Touch Bar is up to twice as fast, compared to the previous generation. Now, when you do complex jobs like compiling code, rendering 3D models, adding special effects, combining multiple tracks or encoding videos, everything will be much faster.

Memory

Do more. Wait less.

If you want more speed when working with large files or with several professional apps or virtual machines at the same time, you can now configure the 15-inch MacBook Pro with up to 32 GB of high-performance 2400 MHz DDR4 memory.

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A graphic performance so as not to blink.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro features an independent Radeon Pro GPU that delivers incredible power and extraordinary power efficiency. And now we have combined each stand-alone GPU with 4 GB of standard GDDR5 memory to give you smooth performance in the most complex tasks, such as rendering 3D titles in Final Cut Pro X. The 13-inch model with Touch Bar has a powerful graphics processor with 128 MB of integrated DRAM memory – twice as much as the previous generation – so you can do quicker tasks with lots of graphic resources. This means that you will have more time for the most important thing: to do an incredible job.

The MacBook Pro is now safer thanks to Apple’s T2 chip, the second-generation chip designed by Apple exclusively for the Mac. This chip has a Secure Enclave coprocessor that handles secure boot functionality and encrypted storage, and comes in 13-inch and 15-inch models with Touch Bar. The Apple T2 chip also integrates several independent controllers, such as the system management controller, the audio driver and the SSD driver.

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Working faster is no longer difficult.

The MacBook Pro has an amazingly fast solid-state drive that offers sequential read rates of up to 3.2 GB / s. The 15-inch model has up to 4TB of SSD storage, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar comes with up to 2TB of SSD storage, enough space to carry large files with you, such as your photo collections or video projects. big size. You can start your Mac, open several apps or import heavy files in an instant. And with the Apple T2 chip, everything is automatically encrypted at once.

Be more productive 
just by moving a finger.

The powerful and versatile Touch Bar replaces the function keys that were always located at the top of the keyboard. 16 And it changes automatically according to what you’re doing to show you the most important tools in an intuitive way: system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or search for content, intelligent writing features like emojis and predictive text, and much more. It is very easy to use the Touch Bar with the gestures you already know. Tap to expand the control strip, slide to adjust the volume or brightness, or drag to rewind a movie.Resultado de imagen para about apple macbook pro notebook with touch bar

Play Station 5

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With no official word from Sony, it’s tricky to pin down exactly when we might get to see a PS5. Analysts are predicting we could see the PlayStation 5 around 2020 or 2021. Speaking to GamingBolt, Michael Pachter said that though he thinks the PS5 will be a half step and will be backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro he doesn’t think we’ll see it until “2019 or 2020 but probably 2019”.This slightly later release, he says, would make more sense as it would fall in line with predictions for when the 4K TV market in the US will reach 50%. “I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle lined up already,” he says, “I think they already know what they’ve got to do.”

More recently Pachter reiterated this claim, saying that Sony would most likely release the new console in 2020. He added that at this time he thinks the PS4 Pro will become the base model PlayStation and will see a reduction in price. A recent report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier backs up this thinking. He spoke to a number of developers about likely release dates with most of the conversations pointing to a 2020 release. He writes: “There is information about the PlayStation 5 floating around at both first- and third-party companies, but it’s far more limited than it would be if the console’s release was imminent.”

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A recent Wall Street Journal report points to a release around three years away, with Sony’s John Kodera  stating “We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future.” Not long after this, Sony’s new CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, released a three-year business plan for the company which predicted the company’s profits would dip in the run up to 2021. This is the kind of dip that may come as the PlayStation 4 reaches market saturation, before the launch of the PS5.

Although we’re hideously impatient for news of a PlayStation 5 release date we can’t fault Sony for taking another few years to really milk the last of the PS4 given it’s massive and committed player base. After all, the PS4 Pro is still relatively new to the market and its direct competitor, the Microsoft’s Xbox One X, is an even more recent release. However, industry insider Jez Corden and a recent Microsoft job listing have hinted that Microsoft is already thinking about the next Xbox. That means it’s highly unlikely that Sony isn’t currently doing the same and is, perhaps, even further along in the process.

Though there’s been no official word from Sony on the development of a PlayStation 5 just yet, a recent announcement in relation to the PlayStation Plus service has ignited some speculation. It’s been announced that from March 2019, PS Plus will no longer offer free PS3 or PSVita games and will instead focus on PS4 titles. This has led to some wondering over whether or not Sony is attempting to phase out these older generation titles in preparation for a new generation. This is, of course, pure speculation but it’s interesting that Sony would be willing to reduce its game offering to only two games (as it informed Polygon) without any other excuse than wishing to focus on titles for an already highly successful console. Whether Sony is truly making way for the PS5 or whether it’s going to offer a higher quality of PS4 game is unclear and it seems we’ll have to wait a while to find out what the final plan for PS Plus is.

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LEVITATING BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

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Today you will be reading about a Bluetooth Speaker, sure, it doesn’t sound at all interesting because the world has many bluetooth speakers out there, but in case you didn’t read the title it’s actually a Levitating bluetooth speaker in the shape of a well known star but the Death Star from the Star Wars movie so this may be quite exciting for those Star Wars fans…

Setting up is generally a fuss free and simple affair. Press the power button located at the rear to power up the speaker and promptly pair it to any Bluetooth-enabled devices. No passwords are required either, and all we did was tap on a Bluetooth device listed as DS-809 (presumably, DS stands for Death Star) and it’s done.

Right beside the power button is the light switch that lets you toggle between a quiet, stealthy Death Star or a glowing battle station. While the concave laser dish that obliterated Alderaan in a heartbeat does light up, we figure there could be a bit more thought to this, and top on that wish list would be detachable plastic pieces to emulate the laser, complete with green lights.

With the lights on and the speaker paired, it’s now simply a matter of placing the orb above the base and levitating it. This is actually pretty tricky and it’ll take all your Force abilities to get it right. Setting the orb might be a little tricky but the trick is to set up the speaker, and light it up before you levitate it. Because once you get it floating, you don’t ever want to mess with the speaker, other than to nudge it slightly to rotate it.Resultado de imagen para Star Wars Levitating Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

That said, practice makes perfect since it’s about finding the right holding technique and sweet spot. With the former, cupping the speaker with both hands and slowly lowering it to the base worked for us. To locate the sweet spot, however, requires a bit of patience and steady hands. But once you do, you’ll feel a slight lock rather than notice the orb be repelled away or attracted towards the base. If all else fails, power down the base and repeat again after five minutes, to reset the magnetic field.

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