ZTE Nubia NeoAir VR is positioned as the most compact panoramic camera on the market

Today was the official announcement of a mini-version of the ZTE Nubia Z17, which was double the camera and 6 GB of RAM. But in addition to the new 5.2-inch smartphone also saw a tiny light panoramic camera. The manufacturer calls Nubia NeoAir VR most compact 360-degree camera on the market. But despite its small size (38.5 mm diameter) and weight (26.5 grams), the new product can shoot high-quality photos and video. Nubia NeoAir VR is equipped with a pair of 210-degree lenses, which allow users to take pictures with a resolution of 3008h1504 2K pixels and record video. In this case, the camera itself is connected to the smartphone via USB Type-C.

The manufacturer claims that Nubia NeoAir VR compatible with smartphones that are based on Qualcomm processors 600 th and 800 th series, MediaTek Helio X, Exynos 7410/8890 or Huawei Kirin 9xx, and have at least 2 GB of RAM.

Cost Nubia NeoAir VR will be 699 yuan (about $ 101). Date of commencement of sales is still unknown.

Oukitel K6000 Plus Massive Battery Phone Launched worldwide – with built in Power bank

Just last month, Oukitel first teased that it will be launching the new K6000 Plus – an addition to the K family of devices, known for sporting huge, huge batteries and pretty adequate midranger specs for a modest cost. Evolving the design a step further than the previous model — the K6000 Pro — Oukitel has managed to make the Plus slightly slimmer and lighter, though, it still weighs 7.3 Oz (207 gr).
Oukitel K6000 Plus

Why the hefty weight, you ask? Well, the K6000 Plus has a 6,080 mAh juice box in its trunk to keep the lights on for quite a while. Said battery powers an octa-core MediaTek 6750 SoC, paired with 4 GB of RAM, under the hood and a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. Not only is the cell massive, it charges up quickly, too — utilizing a 12 V / 2 A charger, the battery goes from 0% to 100% in just 100 minutes, which is pretty impressive for its overall capacity.

Massive battery for everybody: the Oukitel K6000 Plus goes global!

Other highlights include the PDAF-assisted 16 MP OmniVision 16880 sensor on the main camera — it’s 1/3.06 inches in size and its individual pixels have a diameter of 1 μm. On the front, we have an 8 MP snapper for detailed mugshots that has a wide angle of 80 degrees, allowing you to fit more stuff in a photo. The phone comes with 64 GB of native storage, expandable via microSD card of up to 256 GB, and has Android 7 Nougat on board right out of the box.

Oukitel K6000 Plus

So, when we first heard about this phone a few weeks ago, we still had no word on its price or availability. The news today is that Oukitel is launching the K6000 Plus globally, and it’s kicking it off with a promotional $179.99 pre-sale price. Orders can be made on the company’s own website, or any of the authorized stores found there. Shipping should begin around the 15th of April.

Apple Watch 3 debuts in the second half of 2017

The release of the next generation of smart watches Apple Watch is scheduled for the second half of 2017. This was reported by the Taiwan resource DigiTimes with reference to sources in the production supply chain.

This is consistent with earlier leaks that hinted at a release in the third quarter of 2017. The most likely month of the debut is September, along with the next generation iPhone. The clock can get cellular support, improved battery life and performance.

 

Aukey 30,000mAh Massive battery pack- The bigger the better

The battery features four ports: USB-A for input and output, microUSB for recharging, Lightning input also for recharging and a Quick Charge 3 USB-A port. Apart from charging the Nintendo Switch, I’ve found the Quick Charge 3 port to be the battery pack’s most useful port, allowing me to charge supported devices — like the HTC 10 and LG G5 — at a rapid rate. I can also charge basically any USB powered device via the battery, including almost any phone I own. The battery pack itself is charged via microUSB or Lightning.

While the power pack doesn’t feature a USB-C port, which is admittedly disappointing, it does include a USB-A-to-C cable, allowing for easy charging of USB-C devices like the Nintendo Switch or any recently released smartphone that features the newer charging technology.

The charger does, however, have downsides beyond its hefty weight. For example. Aukey’s multi-coloured power lights are difficult to follow, with the battery opting to display zero to 30 percent battery with a red light, 30 to 70 percent with green and 70 to 100 percent with white. This makes it hard to tell exactly how much battery life is left in the pack.

 

It’s also worth mentioning that while I rarely used the battery pack to charge my MacBook, in one instance while trying to hit a tight deadline and traveling on a plane, putting my computer to sleep first and then charging it, allowed me to jump back into working on the story roughly 20 minutes later with about 30 percent battery life.

All in you can expect the battery to last at least 12 hours of charging with some devices, though it depends on what port you’re using and how often you charge your device as well as what its voltage is.

The Aukey 30,000mAH Quick Charge 3.0 battery pack is priced at $69.99 CAD on Amazon.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Engineered to refuel devices up to 4x faster than conventional charging. Powered by INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage) Technology for fine-tuned power output and more optimized charging cycles. Up to 45% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 & compatible with a full range of USB connector types, from A to C.

AUKEY EntireProtect
Advanced circuitry and built in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and over charging.

Universal Compatibility
Designed to work with all popular USB powered devices from iPhones to Android phones, tablets, photography gear, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and more.

24 Month Warranty
Whether it’s your first AUKEY purchase or you’re back for more, rest assured that we’re in this together: All AUKEY products are backed by our 24 Month Product Warranty.

Battery Indicator Light
Press the power button once to check the remaining battery level. Battery level is indicated by the color of the LED indicator light. green battery indicator light means your Power Bank is charging, when it reaches 100% the light will turn white.
Red 0 – 30%
Green 30% – 70%
White 70% – 100%

Specifications:
Capacity: 30000mAh
Micro-USB Input: 5V 2.4A
Lightning Input: 5V 2.4A
Output 1 (Quick Charge 3.0): 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
Output 2 (AiPower): 5V 2.4A
Dimensions: 5.9” × 3.3” × 1.1”
Weight: 20.46 oz

The Japanese manufacturer Casio watches licenses Microsoft patents

Microsoft has announced a licensing agreement on its patents with famous Japanese watch manufacturer. As a result, the “smart” watches Casio will use the technology and the development of the American manufacturer.

Chapter divisions Microsoft licensing technologies Mickey Minhas said that the “smart” Casio watches in conjunction with the US company’s technology will help users across the world to achieve more. ” This is an outstanding partnership that is based on Microsoft’s heritage in innovation for high-end portable devices, it allows an excellent product Casio to become even better ,” – he stressed.

The latest models of Casio WSD-F10 and WSD-F20 equipped with a host of sensors that allow for active monitoring. So, they have a barometer, compass, altimeter and more. What is it you plan to use Microsoft’s operating time is unknown.

NEW Apple Watch Digital Crown wheel will move in three directions

Presented in 2015, the smart watch from Apple, as well as the second version of 2016, equipped with a special scroll wheel Digital Crown, with which you can quickly move through lists and manage applications (such mechanism is used , and in flagship smart watches from LG). According to a new Apple patent, the company intends to expand the possibilities of Digital Crown. Now the wheel can rotate and push on it, but Apple Watch future models, it can turn into a kind of joystick that can move in three directions.

The patent describes examples where the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to the rotation of the wheel. scrolling or zooming direction and their intensity can depend on the direction and magnitude of the rotation wheel. All this is available now. But in other instances, they say that the scroll speed or scale proportional to the change in the rotation angle wheel. For example, the speed of scrolling or zooming may depend on the angular speed of rotation of the crown. Movable wheel up and down or from side to side gives the user more opportunity to interact with the electronic device interface.

The patent states that this technology can be applied not only to the smart watch, but also in tablets, smartphones, and other devices.

 

Virtual reality and now can sniff

Manufacturers of machinery and igrodely active storm VR-market. In recent years, a virtual arena in addition to a variety of glasses, lit a lot of other devices with the prefix VR: various audio devices, gloves and vests with tactile communication. Now developers and smelling sights. Probably inspired by the comic movie about Nosulus the Rift , of the company’s engineers created CamSoda addition to VR-headset capable of transmitting odors. The device is called OhRoma.

 

OhRoma includes two containers, each of which comprises three slots for cartridge flavors. The developers really did their best, because the total “palette” consists of 30 different odors. For greater convenience and deeper into the world of virtual reality company CamSoda introduced mobile app through which you can configure a specific scent during a walk on the VR.

Order OhRoma mask can now. The cost of the device is about $ 70, meanwhile cartridges can be purchased for $ 6. The manufacturer also offers a kit consisting of OhRoma and 30 flavors available, priced at $ 99. Deliveries of new items from CamSoda start in the first half of this year.

 

Garmin introduced a multifunction sports watch Forerunner 935

Garmin presented a multi-functional sports watch with GPS / GLONASS navigation Forerunner 935, which significantly expanded the range of support for activities such as running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, cross-country running, paddle boarding, rowing, power / cardio training And even golf.

The presented novelty, with the functions of “multisport” and weighing only 49 grams, the manufacturer positions for athletes who in the period of training and at the time of the competition need detailed biochemical data along with the long battery life of the gadget.

The device allows to obtain the dynamics data for running, cycling and swimming, including balance of time of contact with the earth, step length, coefficient of vertical oscillations. To collect additional information, you will need additional accessories – HRM-RUN or HRM-Tri chest pulse monitor or Running Dynamics Pod sensor, which goes to the market simultaneously with Forerunner 935. The device is compatible with other wireless accessories that expand the device’s capabilities: heart rate monitors, a sensor Frequency of rotation of pedals, sensor-pedometer.

The clock also calculates the VO2 max and lactate threshold, compiles a time forecast for the competition and provides recommendations for recovery, and measures the heart rate directly on the wrist.

The watch is compatible with the Varia system: the device implies the installation of a mating with bicycle headlights or radar, which indicates the transport approaching from the back. The clock also automatically downloads data to Garmin Connect, live and group tracking, daily activity tracking, sound prompts, music playback controls, intelligent alerts and data publishing on social networks. Using the Connect IQ platform, watches can be personalized by widgets and dials of third-party developers.

 

Chris – digital assistant during car trips

Many car owners use at the wheel of a smartphone as a navigator or an embedded system that supports Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto. German Autolabs company has developed a universal solution, suitable for any existing car – a digital co-driver Chris. This small device that is attached to the driver on the windshield or dashboard. Chris is also the voice assistant like Siri or Google Assistant.

 

Chris user constantly listens and at any moment can create a route to your destination, send a message through the instant messenger, call or play music to Google Play Music, Apple Music, Spotify and other services. Also assistant informs you of incoming messages and, if necessary, can voice them. In addition to voice commands from Chris can interact via hand gestures. Simple strokes can switch tracks, or select a contact from the list, and the distancing and approach of the palm is governed by the equation volume.

 

“Chris offers a unique voice hands-free system, so make and receive calls in your car has never been easier High-quality microphones provide the best sound quality with Chris your address book is now convenient to scroll If the number of your contacts is unlimited -… Just say the name, or scroll wave of the hand “- say the developers.

Chris can be ordered on  Kickstarter for € 179.

Samsung Gear VR new generation will go on sale in April

Along with the new flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus  Samsung has once again demonstrated the updated headset Gear VR virtual reality, which was originally presented in February at the MWC 2017. In terms of performance it is no different from the previous generation. The only noticeable change is the dark color of the headset body. In addition, Samsung Gear VR new generation comes with a special controller

With the new controller owner headset no longer have to use the touch pad on the case. Everything else, this opens up new possibilities for the management of virtual reality. It can help you navigate through a library of games and applications that use a web browser and even play first-person shooters.

Samsung and Oculus promise that in the coming months will be released about 70 games with controller support for the Gear VR.

The updated version of the Gear VR will go on sale April 21 for $ 129. The owners of the previous generation can purchase the controller separately for $ 39.