Q Venture and Q Explorist, a couple of smart watches announced by Fossil

The company Fossil announced a couple of smart watches called Q Venture and Q Explorist, for which there are several options for external performance. Both models are equipped with a touch screen and hardware platform Qualcomm 2100, and as a firmware they use the mobile OS Android Wear 2.0 from Google.

Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist

Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist watch support WI-FI 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and they have 4 GB of built-in and 512 MB of RAM, and it works on the built-in battery, which is enough for 24 hours. In the presence of wireless charging, but the speed of replenishment of energy is not specified. Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist can work as a fitness tracker, and the brightness of their screens is adjusted both on smartphones using an ambient light sensor.

The Q Venture is made in a case 42 mm wide with a thickness of 12 millimeters, and 18 mm wide straps are used. As for the Q Explorist, the thickness is the same, 12 millimeters, but the case is already 44 millimeters, and the straps are 22 millimeters. Both new products from Fossil have water protection according to the IP67 standard, That is, you can take a shower with them and even dive and briefly dive. Q Explorist and Q Venture are, respectively, $ 275 and $ 255, and the start of their sales is scheduled for September 24 this year.

Apple extends warranty of its Watch to three years

Late last year, a small number of owners of smart watches Apple Watch the first generation faced with the problem of swollen batteries. USE informed about this on the official Apple forum  and website  To Reddit . The problem manifested itself in different versions of the holders of hours and, in some cases accompanied by the separation of the screen even from the body. Apple acknowledged the existence of the problem and offered affected users to repair or replace the watch. The company announced this week that extends the warranty Apple Watch first-generation service on this issue for another year.

At Apple’s service program is provided on the swollen batteries in all devices produced. The manufacturer will repair or replacement within two years from the time of purchase devaysa: official year warranty and one more additional year for battery service. In the case of the Apple Watch the first generation of the company went to the unusual step for themselves and extended warranty service in the event of a swollen battery problems for another year.

Recall that the original Apple Watch were presented April 24, 2015.


The new models in the series notebooks 2-in-1 Acer Switch

Acer has announced the completion of its line of laptops Switch 2-in-1 with two new compact models: Switch 5 and Switch 3 running under Windows 10 operating system and designed, according to the manufacturer, for work, study, and entertainment.

Both new products support the use of Acer Active Pen stylus for sketching, notes, notes to documents or photo captions using Windows Ink technology.

Acer Switch 5 – the first device 2-in-1 company, equipped with a processor Intel Core i7 and i5 7th generation, differing performance. Acer Switch 5 is equipped with a patented design stand, which can be adjusted with one hand directly into the process of choosing the most convenient angle. The design of the Switch 5 is used Acer designed fanless cooling system Liquid Loop, and power button integrated fingerprint reader.

This device is equipped with a 12-inch touch IPS display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, the graphics adapter Intel HD Graphics 620, SSD 256 or 512 and GB module LPDDR3 SDRAM 8 GB, and audio technologies and Acer True Harmony Smart Amplifier.

The manufacturer promises that the battery Switch 5 is enough for ten and a half hours of continuous operation.

Acer Switch 3 is equipped with a 12.2-inch touch screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, memory eMMC capacity of 32, 64 or 128 and GB module LPDDR3 SDRAM4 4GB.

In addition, both models feature a slot microSDXC, a full-size port USB 3.1 Type-A port and USB 3.1 Type-C, as well as two web-cameras.

In addition to this, Acer Switch 5 supports docking station Acer USB Type-C Dock, which turns the laptop into a workstation. It is equipped with all the necessary ports: DisplayPort, HDMI, two ports USB 3.1 Type-C ports and three USB Type-A, as well as audio input for microphone and audio output for headphones / speakers.

Acer Switch 5 post upbt on sale in Russia in the third quarter for an estimated price of 59,990 rubles. Switch 3 will go on sale in the third quarter for an estimated price of 39,990 rubles.


Acer Leap Ware – a new model of smart watches for fitness

Acer has announced the release of a new model of smart watches for fitness – Leap Ware, which Acer has expanded its line of smart devices for everyday use, designed to help its owners to maintain a healthy lifestyle and always stay connected with friends and family.

Smart clock Acer Leap Ware enclosed in a round stainless steel with a polished surface and are equipped with a processor MediaTek MT2523, biosensor chip MT2511, and a full set of sensors with the improved algorithms of which detect all significant performance during sports, in particular heart rate , endurance, stress / fatigue, as well as the intensity of UV radiation, which is exposed to the user at the moment.

42-mm dial new items protected by glass Corning Gorilla Glass SR +, and water resistance due to the level of the clock mechanism IPX7 Acer Leap Ware not affected even in the rain. In addition, the device has a bright LED that lights up when the button is pressed, which can be used as flashlight. The watch Leap Ware attached removable straps – dark blue and light brown, which in turn can be changed to any belt width of 20 mm.

Liquid Life app allows you to connect Acer Leap Ware smart watch to your phone running Android or iOS device. With it, the user will see on the watch, who to call him or send a message, and on the big screen of your smartphone – to view and evaluate the data collected by the sensors Leap Ware. The Liquid Life application, you can make a daily exercise program, set up a recurring reminder. In addition, all sessions are recorded in the application. Soon users will be able to earn points Power Coins for each completed task – for example, if they go on the run for a specified number of days, or will travel a certain distance on a bike. They can be exchanged in the shop Liquid Life Market for various goods, prizes and discounts.

About Acer Leap Ware sales in Russia and the recommended price will be announced later.


In Russia will create a “quantum telephone” with protection against wiretapping

Resource “Digital Moscow”, referring to the newspaper “Izvestia” reports that the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (MSU) and the company “Infotecs” plan to create a domestic complex protect smartphones from listening. This will be achieved through the use of a device of quantum encryption methods. It is assumed that no special smartphone will be created as a result of the project, and the device looks completely identical to the regular gadget. Technology will be implemented in one of the vehicles sold in the market, which will remain a significant part of the elements, but some will be replaced by cryptographic device. It is assumed that the prototype of the “quantum telephone” will be shown in the summer.

Also, there will be some restrictions on the choice of means of communication – communication to be carried out with the help of Russian VipNet Connect program, which is similar to Skype. The resulting device will become “quantum telephone”. To work it will require connection to a computer via an optical cable, and connect to a network device in the center, to ensure sinhronzatsii quantum keys. High level of protection will be achieved by the physical properties of photons – any connection attempt will be detected by the system, and information transmitted at the same time will be changed.

Smart insole Arion help run faster and spend less energy

On the sports show Virgin Money London Marathon Expo, being held these days in London, among the large number of accessories for athletes caught the attention of smart insole Arion, able to provide the user with more information than a professional coach. The device consists of eight sensors for pressure control and is suitable for almost any type of footwear under. From the side of the insole departs small cable with a special unit at the end of which is attached to the clamp shoe. This block comprises an accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS.

The outdoor unit has an adjustable bright illumination. This feature can come away not to everyone’s taste, but with it you can run around in the dark, while car drivers will see you.

This insole is to determine which part of the foot have to load at each step during the run. This allows you to make changes in their gait, to increase the speed and reduce power loss. During the demonstration, CEO of Arion Endryu Statham showed the example of a professional runner as he did not use all of your fingers on one side and thus suffer from excessive energy loss. Coach athlete saw this data and found that the problem was in his hip – a torn muscle imbalance caused. Knowledge of these data makes it possible to increase the rate of a few percent, what really matters in a professional manner.

Use this device can also ordinary people who want to keep in shape. When you first start the system will need to pass a test race, the results of which must be recorded in a log all the sensations. Arion platform to compare these data with the imbalance in the user indications and suggest ways to improve results.

The cost of smart pair of insoles Arion together with the computing unit is about $ 270.

Android Wear 2.0 We do appear on most wearable in late May

Google’s representatives have final clarity on when and what will get smartwatch Android Wear OS 2.0 We do. The FAQ on this operating system introduced the list of devices that have received or will receive in front never get a second version of Android for wearable. Once again confirmed that all of the models that will appear from now on will be out of the box is Android Wear 2.0. We have already received this OS the following gadgets:

  • LG Watch Sport
  • LG Watch Style
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Polar M600
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Michael Kors ACCESS smartwatches
  • nixon Mission
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • New Balance RunIQ

In late April and May running Android Wear 2.0 We do get:

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto Sport 360
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3

Incompatible with OS Android Wear 2.0 We do remain:

  • LG G Watch
  • Samsung Gear Live
  • Moto 360 v1 (2014)
  • Sony Smartwatch 3
  • Asus ZenWatch v1.


LENOVO will release the VR-Helmet in the second half of 2017

Lenovo is preparing for the relatively rapid release of its new head-mounted display for Windows Holographic. He has no name, and he was presented earlier this year at CES 2017, but hurry Lenovo yet nowhere, so the start of sales is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

More specifically, the new VR-gadget from Lenovo will be released in late August or early September, at which he hinted Mayk Eberi, vice president of the US division of consumer devices. BP-helmet Lenovo looks like all such gadgets outside and inside vapor hidden OLED-screens, one for each eye, and the resolution of each pixel is increased to 1400h1400.

The exterior of the helmet is supplemented by two front-facing camera for orientation in space, as well as various sensors and sensors that not only the user, but also the accessory see what is happening around. This approach eliminates the need for external cameras and sensors. On the value of VR-new items from Lenovo to say it is too early. Experts agree that it would be in the region of $ 300 to $ 400, but in the end can be very different, so that for almost half a year before the release guess it makes no sense.

Chocolate look a like New ultra-compact computer Mouse MS-CH01FV2 that fits in the palm

Announced a new ultra-compact computer Mouse MS-CH01FV2 – system unit that fits in the palm of a female. The gadget is quite powerful for its form-factor, and superficially it looks like a chocolate bar, but inside it is quite different toppings.

Mouse MS-CH01FV2 not be postponed in your sides and stomach, but can replace a full-size entry-level system unit thanks to the Intel Atom Z8350 processor with a frequency of 1.92 GHz on four cores, made at rates 14-nanometer process technology. This CPU is almost not heated, but here to it yet tightened cooler, so completely silent that the computer is not.

Mouse MS-CH01FV2 carries a 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, modules, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, as well as the operating system Windows 10 Home from Microsoft, but it costs only 180 US dollars when ordering from China. The price includes a microSD card slot, HDMI connector and USB ports 2.0 and 3.0, and at this very new Mouse MS-CH01FV2 weighs less than 60 grams. Of course, there are even more compact micro-PC, so even with passive cooling, but the advantage of Mouse MS-CH01FV2 precisely in low cost, plus a full OS is, although it is not known, as there are things going with the license. The dimensions of the computer made just 113h 39h 13 millimeters.

For Samsung Gear S3 came three multifunction dial

One of the features of smart watches is the ability to configure their dial not only the style of clothing, but also a lifestyle that they appear really useful information for you. Samsung has released a flagship for smart watches Gear S3 three new multifunction dial: Travel for travelers, Outdoor Hiking and Sports for athletes. Each of them is designed for specific situations and in accordance with the information display will change.

Dial Sport displays the altimeter, the heart rate, route information, speedometer and stopwatch. It is available in six colors. With a tap on the screen opens the desired function, and dual – setting.

Dial Travel shows just two time zones, the temperature information, the local currency and the access to the map, which shows the distance traveled. This dial is available in four colors.

Outdoor displays hours altimeter, battery level, the barometer, the level of illumination, weather, time of sunrise and sunset. It is also available in four colors.