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Xiaomi Mi Band 3 ($33.59) Vs Mi Band 2 ($20.99): Should You Buy The New Fitness Tracker?

Days ago, Xiaomi launched lots of products which include Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with translucent back, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, 75-inch …

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Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

6G: Mit 400 GBit/s mobil unterwegs

Der kommende Standard heißt 5G. Für die Forschung ist das bereits abgehakt, weswegen sie bereits ernsthaft über 6G, die sechste Generation, …

Samsung’s giant, 34-foot Onyx screens are 4K monitors for movie theaters

The first US location has opened in Chatsworth, California<p>Samsung today announced that its line of 4K LED theatrical screens are now called Onyx, which is meant to evoke the picture quality of its pure black capabilities. The screens, six of which exist now around the world, stand at 34-feet and …

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NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) im Test: Intels Monster-Mini mit Radeon-Grafikeinheit

NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) im Test: Intels Monster-Mini mit Radeon-Grafikeinheit - Golem.de NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) im Test: Intels Monster-Mini mit …

Planet Computers might just succeed at bringing back the PDA with its $599 Gemini

It’s always nice when something from the 1990s makes a comeback. One thing which most thought dead, but has made an unexpected resurgence, is the personal digital assistant (PDA), which has found new life courtesy of the Planet Computers Gemini.<p>This Android-powered device apes the aesthetic and …

Doogee’s new Mix 4 features a nifty slider that hides the front camera

It’s also bezel-less and notch-free<p>Doogee, known for its “manly” phones, has made a bezel-less and notch-less 5.99-inch phone with a neat sliding mechanism that hides the front-facing camera. Unfortunately, it also hides the light sensor and speaker. The concept device was revealed for the first …

The world’s largest SSD clocks in at 100TB

Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100<p>The world has a new record holder for the largest SSD, and it comes in at 100TB. The Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 is a new, massive drive that is currently being tested with select customers and will be available to purchase this summer.<p>The company says the DC100 will …

Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo earbuds coming in May for $280

Sony will release its Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds in May for $279.99. Preorders for the “open ear” headset, which has been shown in concept form over the last two years, start today at Amazon.<p>The Ear Duo is basically the polar opposite of Sony’s esteemed noise-cancelling headphones; these …

Consumer Tech

Samsung startet Produktion einer 32-TByte-SSD

Die PM1643 kommt im 2,5-Zoll-Gehäuse mit SAS-Anschluss. Sie ist vor allem für den Einsatz in Rechenzentren entwickelt worden.<p>32 TByte – oder genau …

This gadget lets you scratch and DJ on vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p><i>Update Thursday, February 15th 12PM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on February 10th, 2018 and has been updated to include new video.</i><p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ audio files with …

Music Production

Amazon Go: Kassenloser Supermarkt öffnet

Mit einem Jahr Verspätung eröffnet Amazon Go. Das Besondere an dem Supermarkt ist, dass er keine Kassen hat und es keine lästigen Anstehzeiten gibt. …

Matrix shows off its battery-free smartwatch and IoT platform

Matrix is the company behind both the PowerWatch and the PowerWatch X, two timepieces that don't require batteries to work. Both were announced at the same time, but it's taken the X slightly longer to get here, but that's okay because there's a reason for being patient: The PowerWatch X, while …

Fitness Technology

This 65-inch OLED TV rolls up like a giant newspaper

LG Display is stealing the show at CES again<p>We come to CES to see the most outlandish and extravagant developments in tech, and few live up to such a description as well as LG Display’s new rollable OLED TV. It’s the successor to 2016’s rollable 18-inch display panel, only now it’s been scaled up …

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Smart Display: Erste Echo-Show-Konkurrenz mit Google Assistant gezeigt

Google will dieses Jahr den Konkurrenzkampf gegen Amazons Alexa-Plattform intensivieren. So wurden erste smarte Lautsprecher mit eingebautem Display …

The '90s are back! This clamshell PDA is pure Android

Turn off that Smashmouth CD -- we have exciting news!<p>The Psion 5, that glorious PDA that you (or your parents) rushed out to buy in 1997, has just had an update to make it usable in 2018.<p>The Gemini phone from UK outfit Planet Computers has all the clamshell looks you'd expect out of something from …

Samsung’s new wall-mountable soundbar has a built-in subwoofer

CES 2018 is right around the corner and we're starting to get a peek at what we'll be seeing there. Today, Samsung announced that it will be showing off its new wall-mountable soundbar, the NW700 Sound+. Samsung says that the soundbar, which is just over two inches wide, is 41 percent narrower that …

LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K

LG was one of the first out of the gate with high-end consumer HDR monitors, and now it's ready to spread its wings a bit. It's unveiling three new displays, all of which promise more intense DisplayHDR 600-rated visuals -- that is, they can reach 600 nits of brightness while maintaining the wide …

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

Just as 4K and HDR are finally going mainstream, the ambitious folks at LG Display have also been busy pushing their OLED technology to 8K. Come CES, the Korean manufacturer will let attendees get up close with its new 88-inch 8K OLED display (can we just call it the "Triple 8?"), which is both the …

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LG's 2018 TVs get faster and smarter with Google Assistant, Alexa

LG's TVs have taken home our Best of CES Award for three years running and in 2018 the company is ready to take on all comers once again. As with all home electronics of the current era, the company's new televisions are AI-ready with LG's ThinQ technology, but you'll probably be more interested in …

Google Assistant

Samsung's latest curved QLED monitor packs Thunderbolt 3

Samsung isn't going to sit idly by while LG's upcoming range of monitors hog the limelight at CES 2018. The electronics giant just unveiled another curved QLED display, the world's first with Thunderbolt 3, which should pique the interest of MacBook Pro users. It's officially called the CJ791, …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo's new ThinkPads pack 8th-gen Core CPUs and slimmer designs

Lenovo just revamped the lion's share of its ThinkPad lineup, and it's good news if you want a speedy portable that won't weigh down your laptop bag -- or if you're privacy-conscious, for that matter. Its new ThinkPad X, T and L models have all made the switch to faster eighth-generation Intel Core …

Computer Hardware

Dell XPS 13 hands-on: A makeover inside and out

Dell's XPS 13 has long been one of our favorite laptops, and for good reason: Its compact design, brilliant display, comfortable keyboard and long battery life make it a well-rounded device. Dell wasn't content to simply offer an incremental upgrade this year, though. It has given the XPS 13 a …

Batteries

LG's tiny 4K projector puts a 150-inch screen in any room

LG is showcasing its 2018 projector lineup at CES next week, and one of the new models is the brand's first 4K UHD projector. It doesn't look like most of its peers either. The model (HU80KA) is a compact, upright device that can create a 150-inch screen on your wall. Its portable design was made …

Gear & Gadgets

Toshiba's Symbio is both a security camera and Alexa speaker

Toshiba has integrated a dizzying number of devices into one with its new Symbio. It's an Alexa-powered smart speaker, security camera, intercom, smart home hub that's compatible with Z-Wave or Zigbee, and sound detector. Using the iOS or Android-powered Toshiba Smart Home app, you can "control …

Smart Homes

Acer’s latest Chromebook offers 10 hours of battery for $250

With its Chromebook lineup, Acer has been trying toe the line between speed and affordability. The new Chromebook 11 is a good example of that. The laptop, unveiled today at CES, is a fanless, small-form machine with touch and non-touch screen options and up to 10 hours of battery life.<p>While Acer …

HP updates its Chromebook lineup with 11- and 14-inch models

HP is adding two Chromebooks to its lineup, which are essentially refreshed versions of its Chromebook 11 G5 that debuted in June 2016. While both new models feature the same processor, storage and memory options, they differ in size: The Chromebook 14 G5 has a 14-inch screen, while the Chromebook …

Consumer Tech

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is a super-light Galaxy Note/laptop mashup

Samsung announced a handful of laptops before CES even started, but only one of the was really new: the Notebook 9 Pen. It isn't Samsung's first attempt at blending a laptop and a Galaxy Note, but after a little hands-on time, we can say it's shaping up to be one of the most polished.<p>As you might …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung's 8K TV uses AI that 'learns' to upscale low-res video

In 2013 Samsung introduced a $40,000 85-inch 4K TV with an easel-like design, before showing off an 8K demo unit in 2014. Now at CES 2018 Samsung is showing off this 8K-resolution Q9S that continues the same design strategy, just with more pixels and AI inside. Pit that against LG's 88-inch 8K …

Artificial Intelligence