Gadgets

Apple has launched new Retina Display MacBook Pros

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Apple has launched new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros. The new laptops have faster versions of Intel’s Haswell processors. The 13-inch models have 8GB of RAM standard and the 15-inch models now have 16GB of RAM.
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Sony is investing $345 million in image sensors

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Sony Corporation is spending $345 million to enhance its image sensors for future iPhones and iPads. Sony also makes cameras for other companies that build smartphones and tablets. The investment will ensure that your “selfies” will be much sharper.

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Xiaomi launches a $13 fitness band

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 11.25.58 PMXiaomi, the Chinese smartphone giant, has launched a wearables fitness band that costs only CNY79 ($13). The $13 band is known as the Mi Band. It has sensors for tracking health metrics and it can be used as an alarm clock. The Mi Band can last 30 days on a full charge. It is also waterproof and is on the IP67 standard. The Mi Band can be used to unlock a Xiaomi smartphone.

 

 

Samsung launches headphones to compete with Beats

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Samsung has announced a new line of headphones called “Level.” The lineup was introduced in April. The Samsung Level Over is a $349.99 pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation and NFC. The headphones can be plugged in using a detachable audio cable. Samsung launched an Android app for EQ customization called “SoundAlive.”
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LG is working on a flexible 18-inch display and 60-inch rollable TVs

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LG Display is working on some ambitious projects! LG is creating an 18-inch OLED panel, which can be rolled into a tube that is 3 centimeters across. The prototype has a resolution of 1200×810 and it has a new polyamide film on the back of the panel which gives the panel even more flexibility.

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VAIO computers are now for sale again

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The VAIO PC brand is back! Sony sold the VAIO brand to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners. At that time, Sony said it was planning to concentrate on smartphones and tablets due to a drop in the PC market. The Sony-Japan Industrial deal was set to close in July. Now the new VAIO Corporation is selling VAIO Fit and VAIO Pro computers in Japan. The PCs are selling without Sony branding, but they are being offered through Sony’s online store. The new VAIO company will have no more than 240 employees. VAIO Corporation was officially founded on today and Sony has a 5% stake. It is unknown whether it was expand outside of Japan as of yet.
[Source: TheVerge]

GE launches a $15 connected LED light bulb

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General Electric has announced a $15 connected LED light bulb that is controlled by the Wink app. The connected Link lightbulb is controlled by the Wink app (iOS and Android) from Quirky.

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Google Fit is a health and fitness tracking service

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Earlier this week, Google announced Google Fit for Android, which is a fitness and health tracking platform. Google Fit is an open platform that is now available for developers. The platform SDK will be available in the next few weeks. It uses sensors on mobile devices and wearables like Google’s smartwatch collection. 
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