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Razer Seiren Digital Microphone Launched

Razer has announced the launch of a new digital microphone which is designed to produce studio quality sound, the Razer Seiren, and it connects to your computer via USB.

The new Razer Seiren is designed for platforms like Twitch and YouTube and it comes with a number of different modes and features.

The Razer Seirēn also allows content creators to quickly switch between 4 different polar recording patterns (Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional and Omnidirectional) by rotating the main control knob. Allowing for greater versatility of use depending on recording applications. The microphones built-in headphone amplifier allows for zero latency, real time accurate monitoring of recordings to ensure users sound exactly as they intend to.

“Platforms like YouTube and Twitch are a big part of how people experience their media today, and they shape how we interact with each other,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Tuned for a professional-style setup and able to be assembled and transported quickly and easily, the Razer Seirēn is a microphone designed specifically for streamers and YouTubers.”

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New Audi Q7

The next generation Audi Q7 is now official, the new model is designed to be more efficient, and according to Audi, it consumes 26 percent less fuel on average than its predecessor.
Audi will offer a range of engine options in their new Audi Q7, which will include a 3.0 litre petrol TFSI version and a 3.0 litre TDI model, the new SUV is 325KG lighter than the previous version.

The Audi Q7 also sets standards with respect to the operating concept, infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. The second-generation modular infotainment platform is on board, as is the Audi virtual cockpit. The new MMI all‑in‑touch control unit with large touchpad makes operation child’s play. Other attractive innovations include the expanded services from Audi connect, the Audi tablet for the rear seat passengers and the two sound systems with 3D audio. Smartphone integration with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is also new. The new Audi Q7 is one of the first cars worldwide to offer these functions.

The new Audi Q7 will launch next Spring, as yet Audi have not revealed the full pricing for their new SUV, you can find out more details at the link below.
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LG 4K Ultra HD TVs With Quantum Dot Technology Launching At CES

LG has announced that it will launch a new range of 4K Ultra HD TVs at CES in January, and these new TV’s will come with LG’s quantum dot technology.

According to LG, their quantum dot technology offers improved colors and a wider color palette than traditional LCD TVs, it also offers improved brightness.

“Quantum dot’s vibrant and vivid color reproduction capabilities brings LG’s LCD TVs to the next level when it comes to picture quality,” said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “The addition of ULTRA HD TV with quantum dot technology to our TV lineup positioned under our award-winning OLED TVs further establishes LG as a leading provider of the most diverse and innovative TV display technologies in the industry.”

We will have more details about LG’s new range of 4K Ultra HD TVs when they are made official at CES 2015 in January, which takes places between the 6th and 9th of January.
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Sony Unveils Google Glass Style Single-Lens Display Module With OLED Ahead of CES

Sony has this week unveiled a new Google Glass style lightweight single lens display module that they have equipped with an LED display and designed to provide users with visual information directly in front of their eye.

The new Sony display module consists of an optical unit together with an LED micro-display which is powered by a control board consists of a processor, sensor hub with Bluetooth and wireless connectivity.

Sony Display Module

Sony has announced that they will be unveiling the new display module for the first time in public during next years 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas starting January 6th to 2015.

The Sony display module exhibited will take the form of a concept model called “SmartEyeglass Attach!,” which proposes one potential use for the module and is meant to be attached to sports eyewear pieces. Sony explains :

“This display module possesses the potential to enrich users’ lives in a variety of ways. By simply attaching it to a pair of fashionable glasses, goggles, sunglasses, or other type of eyewear, you can instantly gain access to visual information that adds a level of convenience to your everyday life.

The module also has potential applications in sports or for work, among other areas, displaying helpful information that supports you in the activity you are engaged in. And this is all done in a small sub-window that does not obstruct your field of vision. Because the module is easily attachable/detachable, you can use it only when you want to, and you have the option to store it away if it does not suit the occasion.

Sony’s new module presents the opportunity to begin incorporating glasses-style smart devices into your life in a comfortable, easy way.”

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Panasonic DMC-CM1 cameraphone set to launch in the UK on December 1st

Earlier this year, Panasonic launched its premium camera phone which features a 1-inch sensor that’s used in Panasonic’s DMC-FZ1000 flagship bridge camera, offering excellent photographic capabilities.
Recently, the company announced that Panasonic DMC-CM1 smartphone will be available in “limited numbers” in the UK from December 1st, citing high demand as the reason for launch. Initially, it was only planned to launch in Germany and France only, but add UK to the list of countries as well.

The handset features a 4.7-inch display rocking a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage as well as a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB.
The handset features an impressive 1-inch 20MP camera with f/2.8 LEICA DC Lens, and is capable of recording 4K videos. Other features include 4G connectivity, a 2,600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat as its operating system out of the box.
The official press release didn’t reveal the exact pricing details, but it should be around €899 ($1,115 / £710), the price of the handset in Germany and France.
Panasonic announced customers will be able to buy the handset online through Panasonic Direct or through a number of retailers in the region, including,
  • Jessops, Oxford St, London.
  • Dixons, Harrods, London
  • Wilkinson Cameras, Liverpool
  • Park Cameras, Burgess Hill,
  • Panasonic Store, Plymouth
  • John Lewis, Edinburgh*
  • Dixons Travel, Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5

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Samsung Galaxy A5 Now Available in China

Not too long ago, Samsung introduced the metal-clad Galaxy A5 and A3 smartphones which comes with a premium finish similar to Galaxy Alpha, and offers a decent set of specifications.
The Korean OEM announced that Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 will hit select markets in November, and it seems the roll out has started. Samsung Galaxy A5 is now available in China for CNY 2,599 (almost $420).

Samsung Galaxy A5 features a beautiful metal unibody design and measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm. There’s a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage coupled with a microSD card support of up to 64GB.
The handset also features a 13MP camera for photos and videos, 5MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2,300 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed out of the box.

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Sony Alpha 7 II Mirrorless Camera Launches In The US Next Month For $1,700

Photographers interested in purchasing a new Sony Alpha 7 II camera, that was unveiled officially last week will be pleased to know Sony will soon be making it available to purchase in the US from $1,700 as of next month.
The Sony Alpha 7 II camera is equipped with the latest 5-axis in-body stabilisation that can be used whilst capturing both still photos and video and has been created by Sony to help reduce camera shake regardless of the lens that may be attached to the cameras body.

The Sony A7 II camera is also now equipped with a new enhanced autofocus system that combines 117 phase and 25 contact points providing a 30 percent increase in speed says Sony who explains a little more about the cameras features.
“Full-frame, palm-sized α. Perfection for all. Stability for all. Breathtaking image quality meets unrivaled shooting freedom in the ɑ7 II, the world’s first 1 full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization. Now you can fully express your vision with full-frame quality and cutting-edge camera shake compensation compatible with wide-ranging lenses.

Operation is incredibly intuitive and enhanced Fast Hybrid AF delivers lightning-fast focusing, super-wide coverage and tracking performance that captures fast-moving subjects and doesn’t let go. The liberating ɑ7 II. Packed with innovation yet compact beyond compare,
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MeegoPad T01 Windows Mini PC Stick Now Available For $100

If you have been waiting for the MeegoPad T01 Windows mini PC stick to be made available worldwide after first being launched in China during October of this year. You will be pleased to learn that the mini PC capable of running Windows 8.1 is now available in the US priced at $100.
The MeegoPad T01 is a small HDMI stick sized mini PC that is equipped with 16GB of storage for $99 or 32GB or for $110, and is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor supported by 2GB of RAM.

Other features of the MeegoPad T01 include a microSD card slot allowing storage to be expanded to 64GB if desired together with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. On one end of the Windows mini PC stick is a HDMI connection and on the other a USB 2.0 port.
The MeegoPad T01 measures 11 x 3.9 x 1 cm in size and weighs 50g and is also equipped with two micro USB ports. Unfortunately the manufacture of the device has not made it clear if the hardware comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1, but it unlikely to be sporting a Windows 8.1 license for the $99 price tag.

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Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Case Available At Google Play Store for $129

Last month, Google released the bigger and better Nexus 9 tablet, which is not as big as a laptop, but thanks to the Keyboard Folio case, users can boost their productivity while performing a variety of tasks.
Google Nexus 9 went on sale earlier this month, but the keyboard folio case was  no where to be found. If you want to get the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio case, you be glad to know it’s available at the Google Play Store for $129.

It may not be as cheap as you would have imagined, but the case offers users to work on the tablet in a number of angles, and incorporates a keyboard to help users take care of all the typing tasks. The case magnetically attaches itself to the tablet, and also provides protection to the screen when you’re travelling. The case is shipping in one to two business days from the Google Play Store.
 As for the Nexus 9, it features a 8.9-inch display sporting a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, a Tegra K1 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. Other features includes an 8MP camera for photos and video, 6,700 mAh battery and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop as its operating system.
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New Honda FCV Concept Announced In Japan

The photo above gives us our first look at the new Honda FCV Concept, and the company plans to launch their next generation fuel cell vehicle on 2016.

The Honda FCV Concept, Honda’s fuel-cell vehicle concept, made its world debut today in Japan. The Honda FCV Concept showcases the styling evolution of Honda’s fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in Japan by March of 2016, followed by U.S. and Europe.

As the next progression in Honda’s dynamic FCV styling, the Honda FCV Concept features a low and wide aerodynamic body with clean character lines. The interior strives to achieve harmony between man and machine by taking advantage of new powertrain packaging efficiencies delivering even greater passenger space than its predecessor, the FCX Clarity, including seating for up to five people.

Honda launched their current FCX Clarity back in 2008, and the new Honda FCV Concept is expected to be the vehicles replacement, and it will come with a longer range than the previous model.
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