After a long wait, we finally have the first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S8. First impressions: looks amazing and can't wait to try it out.
- Two sizes: a 5.8" Galaxy S8 and a 6.2" Galaxy S8 Plus
- No physical home button, but a pressure sensitive virtual home button
- Comes in 5 colours
- New 10nm processor (Snapdragon 835 or Exynos), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage (expandable using microSD)
- Camera: f/1.7 12 MP rear, f/1.7 8 MP front
- Face recognition, iris scanning and fingerprint sensor
- AKG headphones in the box
- USB-C, Headphone jack (yay!)
- Bixby: new way to interact with Galaxy S8 though voice, camera etc. Contextually aware assistant.
- Samsung Dex: hook up S8 to monitor, keyboard and mouse and use as a full computer
- New Gear VR with Bluetooth motion controller
- New Gear 360 camera
No pricing information available yet, but The Verge reports it to be around $720 for the base model.
...but I wish it had a black front, instead of the white.
In an overnight store make-over, Apple announced many new products. The biggest one that caught everyone’s attention is the Product(RED) iPhone. It is the first time Apple announced a red iPhone, and it seems to be a popular colour choice.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in Product(RED) look really good. It isn’t a “jet” finish but is a matt finish similar to the Matt Black iPhone 7, and has a darker shade of red versus other Apple Product(RED) products. It is only available in 128 GB and 256 GB models and can be purchased starting 24th March. Other than that, it is a standard iPhone 7/7 Plus.
Should you buy it? If you like red, consider it. But know that if you are coming from a black iPhone (or obsess over the darker shades), the white front won’t look as impressive. But if you want to make an impact in funding for an AIDS-free generation, definitely get it.
Apple also announced a new 9.7” 'iPad' which replaces the iPad Air 2. It has the A9 processor but it heavier and thicker. Apple also scrapped the 16 GB iPhone SE, upgraded storage options for the iPad mini 4 and announced a new app called ‘Clips’ that seems to be inspired by Snapchat.
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After their teaser trailer from October last year, Nintendo has finally come on stage to announce all the specifics about the device. First of all, the console will retail for $299.99 in the US, alongside its release in Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and other countries on March 3, 2017.
The Switch is Nintendo’s bet in an area of gaming technology that never really caught along. A console which works great connected to a TV and be used as a personal portable gaming device usually results in significant compromises in design or processing capabilities. With the Switch, however, Nintendo is promising a smooth transition between physical gaming environments (hence the name “Switch”), all while playing fairly graphically intensive games.
There are three modes/styles of using the Switch:
The tech industry is obsessed with slimming its products. A classic feature of every new gadget is that it is thinner than the previous one, and it all began with televisions. Remember the time we fell in love with “thin” LCD panels? That was barely a decade ago. And now, we are talking about feature-filled 4K HDR Smart OLED TVs that are thinner than a few credit cards.
This year, at CES 2017, we’ve already seen notable innovation in TV technology from the likes of LG, Sony, Samsung and even Chinese companies Xiaomi and Hisense. The new lineup is visually stunning - both in terms of picture quality and aesthetics. Let’s take a peek!
This article is a part of Technonerds' CES 2017 TVs coverage. Visit the main story for all details.
LG Signature 4K OLED W series
When you have “W” as in Wallpaper in the name, you can expect it to be super thin. And it is: 2.57 mm thin. That’s half the thickness of the iPhone 7!