Thursday, April 28, 2016

Samsung's Gear 360 is HERE!

Cheers, Everyone! The Samsung Gear 360 is all set to go on sale soon! At the developer conference in SF on Wednesday, the company announced that it's going to begin selling the Gear 360 from April 29. However, the rollout will only be in certain countries to begin with. 

The spherical camera features two lenses that are capable of shooting a 360-by-180-degree videos, that's perfect for your regular VR-wear. What's great is that the item is dust-and-water resistant, thereby clearly stating that it's made for the outdoors.

You will be able to capture 30-megapixel photos and almost-4K resolution video. Gear 360's two 360's f/2.0 fisheye lenses cover about 195 degree angle view. The video can be stiched in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and you can easily view the same using the VR headset.

What's Included?
  • Small tripod
  • Standard mount
  • Battery - Removable
  • MicroSD of upto 128GB memory
  • Single lens mode - Perfect for GoPro type shot
  • Just 153g.


I am really excited to see the 360 camera industry taking a BIG jump ahead with this amazing new product. How about you? Share in the comments below!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What's so Kickass about the #Acer #Chromebook 14 for Work? About Everything

Acer recently announced, amongst other things, a whole list of notebooks. By the sound of it all, you might just want to skip ahead. But that's when you think to stay on and look at what's on offer with the Acer Chromebook 14", and it just doesn't disappoint you.

The Chromebook, hands off, looks like a Macbook. You could say it's a Macbook that really works. The black keyboard, the metallic silver body all give you the feeling that it's a Macbook. So, let's just dive in and have a look at this beauty, shall we?

What I love about the Device?

Right off the bat, the anti-glare display really brings home the message - that you don't need to look at your face and consequently worry about the existence of the universe for the brief second before your game loads.

Acer believes that this beauty can also take a beating and can  handle drops upto 48 inches without incident. 

Even though the keyboard is plastic-y, it doesn't give you the impression of being cheap. It also is spill-resistant, handling upto 11 ounces of liquid, something that many laptop owners have been bothered for so many years.

Coming at under $699, this all-white device surely will be light on your luggage, coming at just 2.86 pounds and just 0.57 inches thick.

What I Don't like about this Device?
I can't get my hands on one right away.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Good-Bye XBox 360

Deepest condolences to every gamer I have met over the years. Microsoft announced today that it is going to stop production of Xbox 360 after a decade of awesomeness!

Xbox head Phil Spencer said, "Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft." While there were some kick ass games and it basically(in my opinion), sparked the console wars in a major way. 

The New Macbook is Here and it's...Pink?

The new Macbook, not an Air or a Pro, just plain Macbook has launched. The 12-inch beauty sports a faster processor and a better battery life, and comes in Rose Gold which, let's face it, is Pink. The new Macbook promises a lot of things but is it going to be a significant upgrade from the previous edition of Macbook? Let's find out.

Monday, April 18, 2016

#HP #Stream Laptop Review: Yay or Nay?

Where does HP Stream win at everyone else? The pricing, of course! The $200 price-tag sure gives many $1000 laptops look really terrible. Not much has changed in this year's model from HP, except the operating system being Windows 10 of course. The 11.6-inch sporting laptop comes in cool blue, soemthing that you won't be able to turn your eyes away from. There is a 13-inch version as well. However, the only difference you get is, as you may have guessed it - a better display and a better battery.

When you boot the screen, you instantly fall in love with the keyboard design and built. Despite being awfully affordable, HP has ensured to give importance to this important piece of hardware, something I use to judge many laptops.

What Do You Get?
With this laptop, you get a good battery backup, something above 8 hours. Processor speed has come down, but then you should be expecting it at this price-range. You get 1TB of cloud space, thereby ensuring work being done quickly. You get a screen that privdes 1,366x768 resolution, good enough to help you through the day. You can basically use this laptop for an everyday use - browsing, netflix and occasional editing.

What Do You Miss?
With this laptop, you will obviously be missing the touch-screen experience. The 32-GB SSD is awfully shortsighted, meaning you will have to constantly be on the cloud and make good use of the USB ports. 

Is It Worth It?
If you are going for the Chromebook, consider this laptop instead. While it's definitely heavier than the iPad, you still get to experience tonnes of features that you otherwise will miss using the Chromebook.

Like this review? Don't forget to share and be a part of the awesomeness. Cheers!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

HTC Ready to Up Its Game with the HTC 10 Flagship

For a guy who briefly used the HTC M9+ till the horrible Mediatek Processor got to him, this particular piece of news sure has put a smile on the face. HTC is ready with the flagship phone and by the looks of it, I have fallen in love. HTC has been primarily known for its UI and features. Off late, with less focus on build quality and hardware, they seemed to be going down.

However, they have been able to turn things around quite nicely with the flagship phone due to be released tomorrow at the NYC Event. Check out the leaked video below -

Honestly, the back of the phone looks better than the front. The front looks like Moto X Play and Samsung Galaxy S7 together. The video confirms that the smartphone shall feature a USB-C port and if the rumour mills are to be believed, it will sport a 5.2 inch,  display, a SnapDragon 820 chipset and upto 4gigs of RAM. Many have even stated that it will have upto 3000mAh battery.