On 31st/Oct/2016, Alpha Audiotronics announced the availability of Skybuds truly wireless earbuds, offering an entirely new experience for travel, commuting, exercise and everything in between. With its best-in-class battery life, seamless Near-field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) connectivity and premium audio quality, Skybuds are designed to fit any lifestyle and are available for purchase at skybuds.com and BestBuy.com.
Skybuds feature four hours of on-the-go listening and 24 hours of additional battery life via the sleek and portable Skydock charging case. Skybuds connect to devices via Bluetooth and are the pioneers in using NFMI within the earbuds, resulting in the strongest and most reliable connection on the market. While other earbuds can suffer from disjointed connectivity, the technology used within Skybuds seamlessly connects the two earbuds, creating a flawless and uninterrupted audio experience. Additionally, Skybuds are compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device across all operating systems, resulting in a premier experience regardless of the platform. Skybuds include a digital microphone for phone calls and on-device button controls used for audio listening and calls, giving everyone the control they need.
Canonical has announced today that the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase. The news comes over two months after pre-orders opened for the device.
The PRO 5 promises to be the first flagship phone to be powered by Ubuntu. Like Microsoft's Windows 10, Ubuntu offers a single platform across devices. If you're an Ubuntu user, this could be the phone you've been waiting for.
BlackBerry is still getting the hang of Android, as it is yet to rollout a major update for its first smartphone powered by Google's OS. However, that hasn't stopped the company's CEO from revealing that there are two more mid-range devices in the pipeline this year.
Speaking to The National on his visit to Abu Dhabi, BlackBerry CEO, John Chen said that the company's decision to launch a high-end phone as its first one running on Android wasn't a wise one as people found it too expensive. According to a recent report, the Canadian smartphone maker gave the Priv a permanent price cut in the UK and the US to boost sales, which have so far reached 600,000 units since launch.
Huawei today has announced its latest duo of flagship devices, the 5.2" P9 and the 5.5" P9 Plus. The devices promise an all-metal unibody, the company promising "exceptional craftsmanship".
|Chipset||Kirin 955||Kirin 955|
|Body||145x70.9x6.95 mm, 144 g||152.3x75.3x6.98 mm, 162 g|
|Display||5.2", 1080p, IPS LCD||5.5", 1080p, AMOLED|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||64 GB, 32 GB in Europe||64 GB, 128 GB in China|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,400 mAh|
|Camera||12 MP dual rear, 8 MP front||12 MP dual rear, 8 MP front|
uawei seems very focused on design with the pair of devices, promising an "organic design" and gently curved bodywork. The firm also promises a large display in a small body.
The cameras on the two devices were co-engineered between Huawei and Leica. The devices use two 12 MP sensors, one of which is monochrome.
This technology promises to improve contrast in photos by up to 50%, as well as triple the amount of light information that the phone receives. The monochrome lens doesn't have the same RGB light filtering that the other lens has, so it can take in more light.
Both devices will sport 8 MP front cameras as well, which will include autofocus.
Huawei is promising battery life that's far superior to its competitors as well, with 12 hours of HD video, eight hours of 4G browsing, and 56 hours of music playback. This is on the smaller P9, which also includes the smaller battery.
The devices use Huawei's in-house octa-core Kirin 955 chipset. The processor is four 2.5 GHz cores of ARM Cortex-A72 and four 1.8 GHz cores of ARM Cortex-A53.
The P9 will be come in Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey, starting at £449. There will be a Quartz Grey P9 Plus for £549; however, that will be exclusive to Vodafone. The devices will be available in EMEA markets, as well as China.
In order to facilitate enterprise users, Google has announced a new Chromebase desktop computer from Acer which enables users to make meeting calls effortlessly. With ChromeOS installed, the Acer Chromebase boasts of an 'All-in-one video-conferencing' experience in an effort to increase productivity in the enterprise market.
This device hosts a 24-inch 720p HD IPS touch screen. It also contains three 3.0 and one 2.0 USB ports, an SD card reader, four microphones, a 720p front-facing camera, an HDMI slot and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.