الخميس، 27 نوفمبر، 2014

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

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.

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,

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.

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.
الثلاثاء، 18 نوفمبر، 2014

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.

Bentley Grand Convertible Announced Ahead Of LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show kicks off tomorrow, we have already seen a number of new cars, and now we have another one from luxury car maker Bentley, with the new Bentley Grand Convertible, which is a concept at the moment.
The Bentley Grand Convertible will come with a six and three quarter litre twin turbo engine that will have 530HP and 1,110 Nm of torque.

Bentley have not revealed any performance figures on the new Bentley Grand Convertible, we suspect we will hear more details about the cars performance later this week.

The car has been announced as a concept at the moment, although Bentley are considering putting this new luxury convertible into production if they get enough interest from their customers.

 “This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.         

“We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car – if it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece.”

Nokia N1 Android Tablet Poses For The Camera

Earlier today Nokia announced their first Android tablet, the Nokia N1, and now we have some actual photos of this new tablet from Nokia.
The new Nokia N1 Android tablet comes with a 7.9 inch IPS display that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, the device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

This new Android tablet is powered by a 64-bit mobile processor from Intel, a 2.3GHz Atom Z3580 processor and it also features 2GB of RAM, plus front and rear facing cameras.

On the front of the Nokia N1 is a fixed focus 5 megapixel camera which is capable of Full HD video in 1080p, on the back of the tablet is an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus.
 The Nokia N1 Android tablet comes with a 5300 mAh battery, WiFi and Bluetooth, it also features the Nokia Z Launcher. The device will go on sale in early 2015 and will retail for $249. Nokia have said that it will launch in China in quarter one, and will then be rolled out to other countries.
الجمعة، 14 نوفمبر، 2014

BURG 12 Watchphone Unveiled For $199

Designer Hermen van den Burg has unveiled his new smartwatch creation in the form of the new BURG 12 Watchphone that is now available to purchase for $199 and comes complete with $25 worth of free calls.
The BURG 12 smartwatch is equipped with a 1.5-inch 240 x 240 resolution touchscreen and is both scratch and water resistant and has been designed dot support pairing with iOS and Android smartphones via Bluetooth 3.0 although to make calls this is not necessary.

The BURG 12 watchphone is available in either black and purple with optional interchangeable straps and bezels and is capable making and receive calls and texts without connecting to a smartphone.
“Created by world-renowned Dutch lifestyle designer and trendsetter, Hermen van den Burg, well known for his work with Ikea and retail giant Target, the BURG 12 Smartwatch combines robust functionality with avant-garde design in a convenient, user-friendly device, at an affordable price. 
In keeping with the minimalistic, but powerful elements that define Dutch design, the BURG 12 integrates seamlessly with consumer’s lifestyles, featuring interchangeable straps and bezels — making it both striking to look at and fun to wear. The BURG 12 features touch-screen menus that offer a complete suite of smartphone features:
  Full phone functionality to make and receive calls with the watch’s speakerphone using the included SIM card or paired with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
– Two-way Bluetooth-based communication.
– SMS and MMS capabilities.
– Includes a SIM card with $25 of prepaid talk and text.
– Camera to take and view photos.
– Calendar, calculator, and contact list.
– FM radio, MP3 music, MP4 video player, and voice recorder.  Controls and plays the smartphone’s music through the speaker.
– 3-day standby battery life, 2-3 hour talk time, 3-4 hour media player.
– Connects to iOS or Android™ smartphones via Bluetooth 3.0 technology.
– Colorful 1.5-inch TFT touch screen display with 240 x 240 resolution puts menus and controls at your fingertips.
– Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery charges in 1-3 hours through included USB to Micro USB cable.
– Micro SD port for up to 16GB of storage and Micro USB port for syncing and charging.
– Includes 4GB MicroSD card to save image and music files.
– Scratch and splash resistant.
– Includes black or purple straps (additional straps and bezels are available).

Beats Solo 2 Wireless Headphones Launched

Apple owned Beat Audio has launched their latest headphones, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones, which are a wireless version of the Solo 2 that were announced earlier in the year.

The Solo 2 headphones retail for $199, and if you want the new beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones then they are going to set you back $100 more, as they retail for $299.95.

The Beats Solo 2 Wireless come in a range of colors, just like the wired versions, which include, black, red, white, green, blue and more.

The company is also launching a version of the wired Solo 2 headphones, called the ‘Royal Edition’ these will come with new color options and a satin finish and will retail for $199.

It looks like the new Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones are only available in the U.S.

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