Monday, October 27, 2014
Oppo will launch their newest flagship Android smartphone known as "N3" on October 29 in Singapore. Then have been teasing the public with their newest smartphone and the company's CEO has even leaked camera images taken from the phone on his Weibo account.
Oppo is expected to have 5.5" 1080p display, powered by Snapdragon 805. It is rumored to have a 16 Megapixel rotary camera with a 1/2.3 inch sensor. The price is expected to be around $700 (CNY4,298)
Oppo N3 is the successor to the Oppo N1, they are also expected to launch another device, probably a smartphone with lower specs. It is also rumored that the Oppo N3 will be the slimmest phone in the market at 4mm thick.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Amazon Kindle Voyage is a great device for reading e-books it has great features like PagePress, that lets you move from one page to another by lightly pressing the side bezel. It's a good upgrade from old function to turn pages. It has a Paperwhite display and the pixel density and clarity are also upgraded at 300 pixels per inch. The device has a new design and it is 7.6 mm thin and weighs less than 6.4 ounces.
Amazon priced the device at $199, which I feel is a little bit too much for just an Ebook reader, it's not a tablet. A lot of reviewers of this device also feels that way.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Toyota announced a recall involving 1.75 million vehicles globally to fix mechanical defects that include faulty brake master cylinder that could affect the vehicle's brake performance. Majority of the recalls affected are those sold in Japan vehicles involved are Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion, Lexus, and Auris models. The company said that brake performance slowly degrade if the problem is not fixed. About 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and 615,000 vehicles are from other countries.
Toyota is involved in a string of massive vehicle recall, they have recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April, then another recalled another 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators in June.
Their latest recall includes 802,000 Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models that were made from June 2007 to June 2012. Toyota will replace a rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid from leaking. If there is already a leak, they will replace the brake booster.
Another recall of 759,000 vehicles globally, which includes 423,000 in the United States, will repair faulty fuel delivery pipes that could cause fire if there is a fuel leak.
The company will also recall 190,000 front-wheel drive Corolla Rumion and Auris models built between October 2006 and October 2014 in Japan. Those vehicles are not equipped with an idling feature to fix a defective fuel evaporative emission control unit.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The new GoPro Hero 4 series has three new models to choose from the GoPro Hero4 Black, GoPro Hero 4 Silver, and GoPro Hero basic.
The GoPro Hero 4 Black (top of the line) shoots 4K video recording at 30 fps, 2.7k video at 60fps, and 1080p video at 120fps. It is 1080p Full HD video. Using the GoPro companion app you can connect wirelessly with your smartphones through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The price of the GoPro Hero4 Black is $499.
The GoPro Hero 4 Silver (midrange) can capture 2.7k at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. It also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It has an all-new intuitive touchscreen interface. Silver is priced at $399.
GoPro basic Hero camera (budget) is the entry level of the Hero 4 series. It captures 720p video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 30 fps. It can also capture 5-megapixel stills at a maximum rate of 5 fps. It is priced at $129.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
NVIDIA Shield is a fancy gaming tablet that is LTE enabled. Since this tablet is for gaming it has a powerful CPU quad-core (Tegra K1) Cortex A15r3 processor which is clocked at 2.2 GHz with a reliable GPU Kepler 1 SMX. The RAM for the Shield is 2GB and your choice of 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage capacity. You can expand the storage by up to 128 GB using a microSD.
The display size of Shield is 8 inchess IPS LCD display which is very good for playing games and watching movie. The screen resolution is 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
The casing is high grain polycarbonate matte finish. However, this tablet is quite heavy at 390 grams and bulky at 9.2 mm thick, which can give you stiff hands. It also has 5 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary camera. It is powered by 5197 mAh battery. It runs on Android KitKat version 4.4.
LTE-enabled 32 GB version: US$399
16 GB version: US$299
This tablet is not for everybody, it's specially designed for gamers.