This Week In Tech 05/13-05/19/2017

This week in tech Google announced Google One. YouTube retooled Red, Sony is ging to be ending manufacturing of Vita game cards, the Xbox adaptive controller, Paypal aquires iZettle, Intel 10nm chip.

Google announced Google One a new cloud storage service. Google One ism’t Drive and storage is cheaper. There are also a whole bunch of other perks. Here’s a link to a TechCrunch article about Google One: https://tcrn.ch/2kaBzk3

YouTube is ending YouTube Red but not really. YouTube Red is being split into two it will become a Sporify like music service and YouTube Premium wich is the rest of YouTube Red.

Earlier this week Sony told Kotaku that they are going to end production of physical game cards for the PlayStation Vita at then end of their 2018 fiscal year (March 31, 2019).

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Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members: https://reut.rs/2IWoBV4

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Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members https://reut.rs/2IWoBV4
Say hello to Google One https://tcrn.ch/2kaBzk3
YouTube Unveils New Streaming Service http://bit.ly/2ITVqBW
Sony Ends Production Of Physical Vita Games http://bit.ly/2IU91Jy
Xbox Adaptive Controller http://bit.ly/2rViMNW
PayPal Aquires iZettle https://nyti.ms/2Gy6Sy5
Intel finally made a 10nm processor https://engt.co/2wWqsV5
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Samsung Mobile World Congress 2018

Dj Koh is the first to be called up. Samsung will announce the S9 and S9+ today. Both phones will have the new SmartThings app, Bixby, and more.

The S9 and S9+ will have a headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging. The phone has the Infinity (edge to edge) display. They annoucned (security system name) uses face recognition and iris scannert. THe camera has an auto detect mode. AR Emojis. The S9 will be compatible with ARCore

Specs

Catogory S9 S9+
Camera Dual Apirchure, 960 FPS slo-mo Dual Apirchure, 960 FPS slo-mo, dual camera
Menory Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos
Storage expandable storage expandable storage
Price $720 $840
Realese Date Preorder Now, Avalible March 165h Preorder Now, Avalible March 165h

This Week In Tech 01/14-01/20/2018

This week Nintendo announced a new product This week marks the end of support of Windows 8.1. Google Fi and Amazon Prime both getting price changes.

This week Nintendo announced Labo a very interesting product. It is a series cardboard building kits that interact with the Nintendo Switch. Theres a piano kit that works with the Ir sencor in the joycon.

Google is changing the price model of their Fi phone carier. Fi is introducing Bill protection which linits your bill at $60, Fi charges a flat  $20 monthly and $10 per GB, now you’ll get charged to a monthly limit of $60, but after 15GB of usage you’ll be slowed down. Amazon is also raising the price of their prime service by $2.

Nintendo Labo https://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-nintendo-labo-a-wild-new-experiment-1822172429

The End Of Windows 8.1 https://www.pcworld.com/article/3247661/windows/microsoft-is-shutting-down-its-free-upgrade-from-windows-81-to-windows-10-in-24-hours.html

Everyting You Need To Know From CES 2018 (from big brands)

Samsung

TVs

all new Samsung TVs will have Bixby built-in

Appliances

 

Computers

Notebook 7 Spin

The Notebook 7 Spin\ is a 2in1 computer that Samsung showed at CES

Other

Samsung Flip

LG

TVs

Appliances

 

Phones

LG announced the V30 at CES

For inages of LG V30 Click Here*

Other

Cloi

Cloi is LGs personal AI assistant device (like Google Home or Amazon Echo) it uses LGs ThinQ technology and can control LG appliances.

Lenovo

Computers

ThinkPad X1

Its the premium version of the  X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. It has Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa

Arriving in January, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts around $1,700 joined by the X1 Yoga starting at $1,889.

Here are the specs

  • LTE-A
  • Intel 802.1ac dual-band wireless (2×2)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Up to 1TB SSD PCIe
  • Up to 16GB of memory (2133MHz)
  • Processors up to Intel 8th-gen Core i7

For inages of X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga Solo: Click Here*

Miix 630

The Miix 630 is one of the recentally announced Windows-On-ARM architecture. Its a 2in1 with a 12.3-inch tablet screen and has a Snapdragon 835 processor, It also has 4G LTE.

For inages of Miix 630: Click Here*

Other

Mirage Solo

The Mirage Solo is a new Google Daydream VR headset that Lenovo showed at CES the thing that’s new about this is that is functions without a phone.

For inages of Mirage Solo: Click Here*

Smart Display

The Lenovo Smart Display is the first of a series of Echo Look like Google Assistant driven devices.

For inages of Lenovo Smart Display: Click Here*

HP

Computers

Chromebook 14 G5

The 14 G5 is a 2in1 Chromebook with  a 14-inch display, USB-C ports for accessories and external displays  802.11ac (2×2) wireless. compatible with Android apps

Options include:

  • Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 processors
  • Up to 8GB of memory
  • Up to 64GB of eMMC storage

Chromebook 11 G6

The 11 G6 has a 11.6-inch display, USB-C ports for accessories and external displays 802.11ac (2×2) wireless. compatible with Android apps

Options include:

  • Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 processors
  • Up to 8GB of memory
  • Up to 64GB of eMMC storage

For inages of both devices: Click Here*

Dell

Computers

Displays

Other

Performance Portable SSD

The Dell Performance Portable SSD is the smallest Thunderbolt 3

external SSD. It releases February 28 with the 500GB model

going for $439 and the 1TB model for $799. 

Intel

LG Display

This year at CES LG Display showed off a couple of massive innovations in TVs. They showed a 8K 88 inch TV and a rollable TV

For Images of the Rollable TV: Click Here*

Razor

Computers

Project Linda

Project Linda is Razors newest concept compurter. Its a 13inch laptop that uses the Razor Phone as a trackpad. Its nearly identical to the current Razer Blade Stealth. Its powered by the Razor Phon which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU.

For inages of Project Linda: Click Here*

Accessories

Razor HyperFlux

The HyperFlux is a mouse that charges its self from its mousepad

For inages of HyperFlux: Click Here*

NViDIA

Monitors

BFGD monitor

The BFGD monitor is a 65 inches HDR monitor with the NVIDIA Sheild software built-in, 120Hz refresh rate,  HDR10. It supports 4K HDR streaming of Netflix, Amazon and others, NAS access, native Kodi support, Plex server capability, HD HomeRun integration and much more.It also has Google Assistant built-in. 

GeForce Now

Geforce Now is a game streaming service.

Vive

Vive Pro

 

Oculas

 

JBL

Smart Display

 

Reflect Earbuds

 

Sony

TVs

Computers

Phones

Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra

They both have Android O, a 23-megapixel canera back camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630

Xperia XA2

32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, a 3,300mAh battery, 8-megapixel with 120-degree lens front camera, and 5.2-inch display,

Xperia XA2 Ultra

6-inch Display, 16-megapixel (with 8-megapixel 120-degree option) front camera,  32GB and 64GB storage options, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,580mAh battery

Xperia L2

3,300mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel with 120-degree lens front camera, Android N, 13-megapixel  back camera, and a 5.5-inch Display.

All Of Them Have

4K Video, expanable storage to 256 GB, a headphone jack, and a 120-degree sefie photos, chrge with USB-C, and have a bock mounted fingerpring sencor.

Other

Amazon

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Auto will be in Toyota and Lexus Carwhich gives them Alexa Voice Services

Amazon and iHome announced an iHome alarm clock with Alexa built-in

Google

Google Assistant

Gaagle and iHome announced an iHome alarm clock with Google Assistant built-in

 

All image credits to CNET

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/hp-chromebook-14-g5/

Nintendo Direct 01/11/2018

With a great trailer they announced that Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nay 25th it will include the previously realeced DLC.

The next thing that was announced was that The World Ends With You Remix sometine this year

Kirby Star Allies Comes out March 23rd

The Deffinitive Edition of Legend Of Zelda Spinoff Hyrule Wariors is coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring

Msrio Tennis Aces is a new Mario Tennis game coming to Switch this Spring.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is coming to Switch on May 5th.

Payday 2 Coming to Switch Febuary 27th

Not part of the Nintendp Direct but today Nintendo Of America announced that Detective Pikachu is coming out March 23rd on 3DS

Link To The Direct

LG CES 2018

This year at CES LG is focusing on AI with the announcement of their ThinQ AI platform. Thsi paltform can be intgrated with stuff from other brands.

The LG Cloi is  smart home robot like Jibo. It uses AI intigrations to learn your habbits. Theres also the LG styler which is a clothing steamer it uses NFC to detect whzt settings to set the Styler to.

They also showed off the LG smart fridge. This seams to be a lot better than Samsung’s. It can bring up recapies, notes, your calender, and more. This fridge also files customer service erquests when an issuse is detected with AI.

In the livong room they have the AI TV which seams to have features simmilar to the 4th Gen Apple TV. It can automatically turn off at the end of a show. It has Google Assistant fully intigrated

They also showed off a couple of concept robots. A shopping cart robot, a porter robot, and a restraunt server robot. The shopping cart robot is interesting because it has

This Week In Tech 11/26-12/02/17

This week Apple had a bunch of security issues on mac, Google bans lockscreen ads, Tesla batteries are running in Australia, The founder of Vine is working on a new app.

Last Tuesday someone tweeted about a security issue with all Macs running Mac OS High Sierra. The bug is basically the ability to login to the Macs root account without the password. Apple realeced a patch to MacOS but the next update broke the patch. And an IOS update caused a bunch of iPhones to crach.

Vine Co-Founder Dom Hofmann said (on Twitter) that he’s working on a new app. Nothing more is known about this new project. In a follow-up tweet he talked about a project called Innerspace

In other news, Tesla finished building Australia’s electric battery gird . and Google has banned ads from being put on the lockscreen in Android.

In The Week Ahead

Dell Earnings: Thursday

Future Of Money And Tech Summit: Monday

TechChrunch Disrupt Berlin: Monday and Tuesday