Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Sony Xperia E5 claims 2-day battery life

Sony Xperia E5 claims 2-day battery life

Sony has unveiled a new smartphone today called the Xperia E5. Sony says that the device is built around a large battery good for two days of use per charge and an "it just works" experience for users. The smartphone has 1.5GB of RAM paired with a quad-core MTK6735 chipset. Internal storage is 16GB and is expandable with microSD cards up to 200GB.

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Sony PlayStation E3 Experience 2016 to Cover North America

Sony PlayStation E3 Experience 2016 to Cover North America

Summer has officially kicked off and gamers always look forward to E3 each year to see what sort of video games and hardware can be expected. Sony has announced that the PlayStation E3 Experience 2016 will again be traveling the country bringing the E3 fun to gamers who want to see what's coming in person. The PlayStation E3 Experience will start Monday June 13 and will come to 85 different movie theaters around the US, Canada, and this year Latin America locations are included.

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Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell has unveiled several new laptops at Computex including the first big screen convertible 2-in-1 notebook computers with the Inspiron 17 7000 family. If a 17-inch 2-in-1 isn't exactly what you are looking for, the 7000 series also has 13 and 15-inch versions. Dell also has the mainstream 5000 series and an entry-level 3000 series of notebooks on display. The Inspiron 17 7000 line has an optional USB Type-C adapter with ports for HDMI and VGA displays.

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Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Another cool device that Asus is highlighting at its Computex 2016 booth is the Zenbo robot. Zenbo is a home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families with the ability to be different things to different family members. Zenbo can move independently and understand spoken commands. The robot is particularly focused on helping the elderly.

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Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Many people buy MacBook computers not because they really love MacBooks, but because there are seen as prestigious to own. Asus has a new version of the ZenBook called the ZenBook 3 that it is showing off at Computex 2016 and it wants you to believe that this is the most prestigious notebook anywhere. While you can't measure prestige, the ZenBook 3 is very slick with an 11.9mm thick chassis and a weight of 910g.

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Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus has rolled out some new Transformer notebook computers at Computex starting with the Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 notebook computer. This little PC looks a lot like a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro, but has more storage space and RAM packed inside. Despite being 9.35mm thick, the machine has a Core i7 processor, 1TB PCIe SSD, and 16 GB of RAM.

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Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys has announced a new wireless router that it claims is the first fully functional MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router. The company has also launched an accompanying AC1900 Range Extender and USB adapter. These are said to be the first network solutions in the category to support MU-MIMO, which is Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output, and next-gen 802.11ac Wave 2 technology.

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Paperlike 13.3-inch E Ink monitor is perfect for working outdoors

Paperlike 13.3-inch E Ink monitor is perfect for working outdoors

If you spend all day working on a computer you know that if you get into a location where you can see outside, often that means such bad glare on your computer screen that it can be hard to function. A new computer display has landed on Indiegogo that is designed to be portable and specifically made to function in bright outdoor spaces called Paperlike. The monitor is the first E Ink monitor and has a screen that measures 13.3-inches.

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Acer BM320 32-inch 4K monitor aims at graphics pros

Acer BM320 32-inch 4K monitor aims at graphics pros

Photographer and graphic designers need monitors that will show them colors as accurately as possible on screen. Acer has a new 32-inch display called the BM320 that is specifically made for those types of users. The monitor has a 32-inch screen size and supports 4K resolution up to 3840 x 2160. In addition to the high-resolution support, the display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.

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Evidence of Martian ice age discovered

Evidence of Martian ice age discovered

A team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute have been pouring over data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and report that they have found evidence of an ice ago in the polar deposits of Mars. The team says that the same forces that drive ice ages here on Earth drive ice ages on Mars. Those forces are long-term cyclical changes in the orbit and tilt of the planet that directly affect how much solar radiation the planet receives at each latitude.

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Twitter audio cards gain Spotify support

Twitter audio cards gain Spotify support

Back in 2014, Twitter launched something called audio cards with iTunes being the first participant in that service. Audio cards allow Twitter users to get 30-second song previews right in the timeline and in Moments. Later the audio card platform also supported SoundCloud and now Twitter has announced support for one of the most popular music services around- Spotify.

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Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

A new WiFi router is on Kickstarter seeking funding called Portal. This WiFi router claims to use spectrum turbocharger technology inside to bring access to 300% more airwaves than any other router out there. The maker claims that extra airwave coverage brings as much as 300x more range and coverage. If you live in a location that has lots of WiFi signals flying around, portal still claims to improve your performance by 2x.

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