Topic: Tech & Gadgets
85” Series 9 Ultra High Definition LED TV
Be the very first to own Samsung's 85" S9 Ultra High Definition LED TV, it breaks new boundaries in the world of HD TV. With breath-taking picture quality and concert quality audio, the stunning 85" screen and inspired design deliver an unreal, excitingly immersive experience. As for performance, Smart Evolution – technology unique to Samsung – gives you the world's first Future Ready UHD TV.
Here’s a new musical first to enjoy this year, the Roli Seaboard Grand. The new touch-sensitive keyboard allows musicians to manipulate digital sound like never before.
Designed by a Dalston-based technology start up, the keyboard uses SEA Technology, a disruptive platform sensor technology that is highly precise, information-rich and pressure sensitive. It captures 3D gestures while simultaneously providing the user with tactile feedback.
Keys can be stroked to bend pitch and wobbled to create vibrato, essentially allowing user control of fundamental sound characteristics, such as sound, pitch, volume and timbre. With these new sonic possibilities, the keyboard provides an exciting new bridge between acoustic and electronic musical approaches. Now that’s music to our ears.
Launching autumn 2013
Watchmaker Tag Heuer Racer is to launch its new Racer Prestige Gold, an Android phone that can only be described as a powerful luxury communication tool. Like their timepieces, the android phone is made in Switzerland with the same attention to detail and materials used to create the manufacture’s watches...
Launching: TBC 2013
TAKE NOTE OF SAMSUNG GALAXY!
Samsung continues to step up its commitment to lead the mobile tech market, announcing its latest device, the Galaxy Note 8. The follow-up to its successful Note and Note II tablets is said to be designed to bridge the gap between Samsung’s Note II and the larger Note 10.1. The new device’s expansive 8-inch display also puts it in direct competition with the iPad Mini as well as other 7 or 8-inch tablets on the market...
TABLET FROM MICROSOFT
It doesn’t seem possible there is anything more to be excited about when it comes to tablet devices. However, the new 64 GB Microsoft Surface RT 10.6” Convertible Tablet with black touch cover is made with VaporMG casing. Making for a tough yet lightweight elegant tablet design, it’s an excellent option for someone after a tablet that’s both good looking and practical.
APPLE DEVELOPS NEXT GENERATION IWATCH
20130044215 may look like a meaningless sequence of numbers, however, in context, patent application no. 20130044215 could mark the emergence of a next generation watch. The patent number, which belongs to Apple, signifies the brand’s desire to protect its conception of a 'wearable accessory device’, which mounts a touchscreen on the user's wrist using the same technology as a slap wrap.
Rumours have been circulating for several months, suggesting the tech giant has been developing a form of smart-watch; however, Apple has made no comment on the claims. The disclosure of the patent application has further fuelled speculation. It also suggests that Apple has been working on its latest innovation for many years.
It is widely speculated that the iWatch will include music browsing and phone call information. The device will also be compatible with an iPhone or iPad through Bluetooth technology. Other anticipated features include a touch screen LED and a rechargeable battery using kinetic technology generated by the wearer’s wrist...
Smart luxury by Vertu
Luxury smartphone maker Vertu is rumoured to be launching a flashy new Android phone – the first in its range.
Vertu, the high-end partner brand of Nokia is known for making premium phones dripping with precious metals and luxury sparkle. Unlike most smartphones, Vertu phones are handcrafted and incredibly expensive.
The new Vertu smartphone - rumoured to be called the Constellation Ti - is suggested to be modelled on an old Nokia slide phone, the 8800. The Ti is expected to run on the Android version 4 operating system, rather than the Symbian platform. Experts predict its typical features will include an 800x400 resolution display and a standard 1.5 Ghz processor. If early rumours are correct it will also include NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Some experts believe that certain tweaks to the model need to be made to set it ahead of its competitors, but one thing is certain; you’ll struggle to find bling like this anywhere else...
U-BOAT VINTAGE WATCH
Luxury watch manufacturer U-Boat continues its tradition of producing handcrafted timepieces of the highest quality. Be one of the first to own this limited edition vintage style watch and showcase the finest in Italian design.
Music On The Go
Munich based studio, Design Affairs has demonstrated that small and thin are the design way forward for 2013, with its vibrant coloured FYLM designer speakers that fold and flatten into a pocket sized portable device...
It seems like only yesterday when motion sensor technology took the world by storm. So imagine a world where controlling your apps and games with touch and gestures is considered archaic. That day has arrived.
Muse is a four sensor headband that measures brainwaves in real-time. It sends those brainwaves to your smart phone or tablet while showing you how well your brain is performing; and also translates your brainwaves into instructions to interact with content on your iOS or Android device...
Launching: June 2013
iTV on Apple’s Agenda
Apple has become quite a phenomenon. Always going above and beyond the imaginable, Apple particularly likes to update its technology and refresh its hardware regularly. This is what makes the brand cutting edge. Now Apple is looking to move on from phones and tablets and invest time in smart TVs...
Launching: November 2013
Get Smart With Smart Phones And Cameras
This month Samsung unveiled its new NX300 compact camera system at the 2013 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) trade show. The technology giant created quite a stir when it showcased what’s set to come for smart cameras later this year, and unveiled its integration of smart camera and smartphone features.
Using the smart camera android app, users can transfer images from the latest Samsung camera directly to a phone using Wi-Fi. The app enables two modes of transfer. The AutoShare mode sends images instantly to a smartphone as photos are taken; while the Mobile Link lets the user decide when to transfer images as well as photo albums...
Launching: March 2013
Bendy Me, Shape Me, Anyway You Want Me
The launch of a flex messaging bendy phone later this year is possibly the most exciting news for phone technology in 2013. Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology is expected to be the most anticipated phone feature of the near future. For those technophobes, OLED are organic light emitting diodes that are super thin and can be attached to flexible materials such as the phones’ plastic screens...
Launch: Mid 2013
iPhone Updates Already
With only a few months since the launch of the iPhone 5, there are already whispers of what is to come out of the phone’s next version. It may be true that the iPhone 5 is fresh out the oven, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping the world dominating company putting its successor, the iPhone 5S, into production as early as next month. This means a release date for the product could be as early as the first or second quarter of thsi year...
From Automobile To Timepiece
Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome is known for producing extraordinary timepieces. His recent RJ Capsules collection exhibits his most impressive pieces to date, the DNA range. The most distinctive item in the collection honours a collaboration like none seen before...
Rumours of a new Xbox console have been in circulation for what seems like forever. Gaming lovers will be pleased to know that finally some cold, hard facts of what is to be expected from Microsoft’s next Xbox model are progressively emerging. Microsoft however never comments on rumours or speculation so its up to industry experts to judge what features the console might have and when it is to be revealed...
HP Announces Next Generation Tablet
HP has announced its next generation convertible tablet and the new edition to its EliteBook range. The tablet phenomenon has taken the world by storm so it’s no surprise that HP is adding to repertoire of tablet models that are already dominating the market. Technology lovers will be interested in the business focused features of the EliteBook Revolve, which sets it apart from other tablets such as the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab that are reading devices.
The Revolve laptop does exactly that. Its 11.6-inch touchscreen display pivots on a hinge, twisting around to be laid flat against the keyboard, transforming the device from an Ultrabook-style laptop to a new generation tablet...
Launching: March 2013
Game for PS4
Speculation is growing as to when Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be released, and what it will look like. One possibility is that the electronics company will be planning a complete overhaul of the Dual Shock controller, in order to compete with its rival Nintendo. Patent drawings show a hybrid separable motion controller which goes one step further than those created by Sony’s counterparts. It allows the controller to be completely split into two halves, and recombined at any time, without losing any function capacity. Rumoured to feature a development kit called Orbis, the game console, which has yet to be given a release date, has sparked a lot of interest. This will be music to Sony’s ears as the competition to dominate the gaming world intensifies. More information on the console will be released after Christmas...
Launching: Late 2013
Will.i.am’s iPhone Accessories
Musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am is launching himself into the technology industry with a new range of iPhone accessories. The first product to be released from the forthcoming range, transforms the eight-megapixel smartphone camera into a 14-megapixel camera, which will improve the clarity and definition of photographs. There is also a companion iTunes app that turns the hardware into a ‘social photo experience’, allowing the user to share photos across social networks more easily...
Launching: 21st December
Price: From £199
Environmentally Friendly Headphones
Ekocycle is an eco-conscious initiative born out of the shared goals of Coca-Cola and Will.i.am, who have teamed up to produce a range of environmentally friendly products all made, in part, using recycled resources. The first of the range to be released is a pair of luxury headphones from music technology brand Beats by Dr Dre, which have been made using 31% reclaimed material...
Launching: December 2012
Hublot makes a Bang with the ‘Zebra Bang’
Luxury watch brand Hublot has been known for its classic style since the 1980s. However when Jean Claude Biver joined the company in 2004, and created the definitive Big Bang Series, he took the company to new realms of success. Now these Hublot creations are amongst the most sought after fashionable accessories for men and women.
Their 2013 collection has added another inspirational design to the stylish collection; The Big Bang Zebra Bang...
Clear future with Project Glass
For the past few years Google has slowly been dominating the technical world. The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, whilst also maintaining numerous desktop products and online productivity software. However all this has not stopped Google from continuing to push technological boundaries in the pursuit of more efficient and innovative software. Nothing demonstrates this better than their latest research and development program; Project Glass.
The basis of the project is to develop an augmented reality head mounted display, which exhibits information in a hands-free smartphone format, and interacts with the Internet via voice commands. In the current prototype the device records, streams and displays information through a small transparent screen above the user’s right eye, although the company has said it will add more functions over time. Though this technology may seem somewhat futuristic, it is not in itself a new idea...
Samsung Galaxy S4 real or rumour?
Hot off the press are rumours that suggest the launch of a Samsung Galaxy S4. Following the huge success of the S3, it is said the new model will launch with a powerful quad-core A15 processor. Rumours also speculate the addition of a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD 1080p resolution. However the general consensus seems to advise taking this with a pinch of salt, as many question the product information...
Tradition with a modern twist Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless camera
Hasselblad Hansen seems to be undergoing a change from the HD-series medium format cameras that are expected of the brand. Larry Hansen, CEO of the company announced at the Photokina press conference the promise of not only a full-frame DSLR and high-end compact camera but a mirrorless compact system camera...
Launch: Early 2013
Karl Lagerfeld times it right
The latest from fashion royalty Karl Lagerfeld - the man behind luxury brand Chanel - is a new collection of luxury watches, which leaves us wondering what sector of the fashion world hasn’t this man conquered...
Launch: February 2013
SLR, Make Room for Leica M-Camera
Leica, known for its beautifully retro hand built cameras, recently announced a soon to be released new edition to its cutting edge Leica M-System.
As the most groundbreaking and versatile M-Camera to date, it unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology. With pioneering digital advances, its newly developed high resolution and full-format features are powered by a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor which enables 1080p video capture at 24 and 25 frames per second. These elements of the product are a first for a Leica design but the M-Camera continues to wow when you consider that some of its additions, such as Live-view and HD video shooting features, have never been offered before! This only proves that Leica demonstrates an innovative camera design that will be a highlight of 2013...
Launch: Early 2013
BlackBerry gets an overhaul
Whether you're an iPhone, Android or a loyal BlackBerry consumer, you can’t help but notice BlackBerry’s decline in the smartphone market. So the news that BlackBerry will soon release a completely overhauled new device may be music to many ears...
HP set to launch its First Windows 8 Tablet
Launching: January 2013
The Beats go on
Best selling headphone brand, Beats by Dre, has added to its ever-rising empire with ‘The Executive’ noise-cancelling headphones. With a promise to eradicate even the loudest of background noises, these luxury aluminum headphones have been pitched to frequent flyers and business users for the ultimate personal music experience.
Honda Launches Green Fingered Robot
Honda has introduced its latest must have home-gadget, the ‘Miimo’ your trusty robotic lawnmower. The Japanese car giants must really despise mowing their own lawns, as they have now launched a product that means you will never have to walk behind a lawnmower again...
Launching: Early 2013