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Microsoft HoloLens - Behold, the new era of computing

Apart from announcing the good news that Windows 10 will be free for everyone using Windows 7 or 8.1 if upgraded within the first year, Microsoft also unveiled their holographic computing headset dubbed 'HoloLens'. To see how amazing Microsoft HoloLens is, or we should say "could be in future" - just watch the videos shared below.

Microsoft HoloLens

Intel® Compute Stick - Quad Core Atom CPU With Windows 8.1

HDMI Android and Linux TV sticks are nothing new, but now we have Intel Quad Core powered Windows mini-pcs's as GULEEK i8 which is already on sale and we blogged about it earlier. Intel has also announced their own version of the Mini-PC Stick at CES 2015 as shared below.

The Intel Compute Stick is a new generation device which is a full-featured plug-n-play Desktop computer with a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage. The four inches long, ultra-small, power-efficient device will come pre-installed in two flavors one with Windows 8.1 priced at $150 and other one with Linux priced at $89.

The Intel Compute Stick is planned to be released in March, 2015 but as of now the GULEEK i8 seems a better deal considering the fact that it is powered by same Intel branded CPU, is cheaper (for Windows version), has 3000mAh built-in battery, more connectors, comes with a remote control app for mobile phone and is available to order right now for just $103.

Intel Compute Stick

StoreDot Flash Battery Charges Phone In Seconds, Gets Demoed At CES 2015

We have written about the world's fastest charging battery StoreDot a few months ago, earlier the Israeli startup demoed their product charging a Samsung smartphone to it's full-capacity in under a minute. Back then the size of the battery and charger were bottleneck for daily use, the company has now came over that limitation and have presented a much slimmer version of the technology at CES 2015.

StoreDot Flash Battery

Hyundai BlueLink App Will Let You Start/Stop Your Car Remotely

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai will be debuting their next-generation "BLUE LINK" technology and app at CES 2015, The Blue Link smartwatch app once paired via Bluetooth to the owner’s smartphone allows execution of Remote functions from almost anywhere in the U.S. without any range limits as long as the smartphone has a Bluetooth and data connection. Blue Link Smartwatch features voice activated controls for Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Door Lock / Unlock, Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn, Car Finder, Call Roadside and Call Blue Link.

GULEEK i8 : $104 Intel Quad-Core Mini-PC With Windows 8.1 And Built-in Battery

There are tons of TV sticks and mini-pc's with Android and Linux support, but a new breed of Intel Quad-core HDMI mini-pc's have now started to appear supporting a fully-functional Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS.

GULEEK i8 comes powered with an 1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 2 full-sized USB ports, a micro USB port (for charging), a micro HDMI port, a headset jack, microphone, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3000mAh battery (allowing usage as a portable media player without need of a power adapter), all this in a ultra-slim, light-weight and noise-free fanless design. The Intel powered quad-core CPU coupled with Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS makes this one of the best setup for a home entertainment system supporting hardware video decoding (Intel HD Graphic(Gen7)) with full codec support unlike it's Android and Linux counterparts, just plug this on any screen via HDMI and you have a fully-functional desktop computer with Windows 8.1 OS.

You can also use this as an headless system, the mini-pc comes with an Android app supporting remote login and interaction with the GULEEK i8 without requiring a keyboard and mouse.


Intel Quad-Core Mini-PC With Windows 8.1
Intel Quad-Core Mini-PC With Windows 8.1

[Video] LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0

There are not many videos available of LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0 Smartphone as of today, the uniquely designed smartphone with transparent body is however now launched in Japan for ~ US$415. The Firefox OS powered phone features a 4.7-inch IPS display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage with upto 64GB capacity expansion via microSDXC card, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. Here is a hands-on video of LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0 Smartphone in Russian.

PERI Duo : iPhone Charging Case With Hi-def WiFi/Bluetooth Speakers

We have seen portable power-banks and portable wireless speakers, but this first-of-its-kind charging case combines both to offer a 2500mAh battery and an hi-definition WiFi/Bluetooth speakers with multi-cast functionality neatly combined as an iPhone case.

Crowdfunded PERI Duo aims to solve two needs of mobile-phone users with a single product, more battery power and hi-quality wireless amplified sound. With an integrated hi-def DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and fully programmable single-chip DSP, the PERI Duo offers true EQ (equalization) settings through the embedded DSP firmware using the PERI Audio App. The versatile case not only provides 2500mAh additional power to your phone but also detaches to become an independent wireless speaker which can be used with Apple AirPlay or from any Bluetooth enabled Android phone. Another exciting feature is the Multicast feature, which allows you to stream your music to dozens of Duo cases more than 100 feet away simultaneously through peer-to-peer Wi-Fi without the need for a local network - imagine a multi-floor dorm or Beach party where you can be the DJ and stream your music to anyone who has a PERI Duo.

The PERI Duo iPhone Case
The PERI Duo iPhone Case
The PERI Duo iPhone Case

Andromium : Turn Your Phone Into Work Computer and Family Game Console

Ubuntu Edge was an awesome concept but sadly it failed to reach it's crowd-funding goal, however Mobile and desktop computing convergence is still a sought after concept and new solutions have started to appear now. Instead of creating new hardware from the scratch Andromium seamlessly turns your existing Android device's with powerful hardware into a full-featured desktop computer. A user simply needs to attach their devices to "The Andromium Dock" which comes with three full-sized USB ports and they can use the computing power of phones on the TV screen with an easy-to-use desktop user-interface combining the Mac OSX simplicity and Windows 7 familiarity. Do watch the video demo shared below.

Andromium User Interface combines Mac OSX simplicity and Windows 7 familiarity


Andromium

[Video] Jaguar "Transparent Pillar"And "Follow Me" Ghost Car Navigation Concepts

Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) R&D division has been demoing some excellent automotive technology concepts and after "Transparent Windscreen", it's time for Transparent Pillar and Follow Me Ghost Car Navigation concept video demonstrations as shared below.

Linshof i8 Smartphone : A Cut Above Other's ?

A German company has sent out an press-release revealing their upcoming smartphone which is described as "high-end hardware for a mid-ranged price". Linshof i8 Smartphone is not only unconventionally designed as evident from the pictures posted below, but also packs a punch with awesome hardware and software combination coupled with affordable price.

Based on Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) at core and a topping of hardware accelerated Linshof user-interface, the phone will have no added trialware, or in-phone advertisements for the fastest possible tweaked performance. The smartphone will be featuring a 5inch Full-HD (1920x1080) Super AMOLED touch display, Octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 80GB of built-in flash storage, a 13 MP HD rear camera (28mm Wide-angle, fast low-light F1.8, Sony CMOS sensor) and 8 MP front camera, 3100mAh battery and the standard GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, electronic compass, gyroscope, HDMI 1.4 with 3D support, USB port, NFC and WiFi/ LTE (4G) wireless. The phone is scheduled for Q2 2015 release and will retail for US$380.

Linshof i8 Smartphone

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