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By January 15, 2017 Read More →

Huawei Mate 9 now available at Carphone Warehouse

Mate_9_1478233564049Carphone Warehouse has today announced it is the first in the UK to now stock Huawei’s new Mate 9.

The Huawei Mate 9 boasts a range of great new upgrades, including a longer battery life, increased internal memory, a faster processor and a discreet fingerprint sensor – allowing users to unlock the device quickly and securely, with one hand.

The device also features a powerful dual lens 20-megapixel camera, co-engineered with Leica, which offers sharply detailed images in low lighting, complimented by a wide range of shooting facilities and a front camera.

These improvements are in addition to improved screen size with higher resolution, 5.9 FHD display combined with 2.5D glass, which results in a compact design and sleek finish.

Huawei’s newest device is now available in Grey SIM-free in store and online at https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/huawei/mate-9.html.

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By January 14, 2017 Read More →

BenQ turn the tables with the Zowie Zone

ZONE_01BenQ today unveils the ZOWIE ZONE — its complete eSports experience.

It has always been the goal of ZOWIE to provide the best competitive gaming experience, enabling players to find their most comfortable settings effortlessly, putting their focus on their own performance instead of setting up.

After providing players with different gaming gear options, ZOWIE ZONE is the next step in the path to deliver the complete package for competitive gamers.

– Stable

The hardware and software that power ZONE are optimized to offer reliable and consistent in-game performance in competitive gaming titles, ensuring the best conditions for serious gamers instead of the highest benchmark scores.

– Comfortable

Serious players practice for many hours, making it important to consider not only the in-game options but also how they sit in front of the computer. ZONE table provides height adjustment and the display is connected to a highly adjustable arm to allow players to pick their most comfortable setting.

– Easy to Use

ZONE maintains the core principle of plug and play from ZOWIE’s previous products as the click of one button turns the whole system on and ready to use.

– Convenient

Preference is important to gamers but so is convenience. ZOWIE ZONE has easily accessible ports for all required gaming gear to ensure the process of connecting and disconnecting them, which happens regularly for serious gamers, is seamless.

ZONE will advance the convenience to a next level as ZOWIE is currently working on an intuitive UI that enables players to fine tune the audio and monitor settings without pushing monitor buttons and, instead, controlling it all using the keyboard and mouse. This feature will be available to the market at a later stage.

ZOWIE ZONE will only be available for gaming centers. You will be able to get the first-hand experience with ZOWIE ZONE in events we support, starting with DreamHack Leipzig and also in gaming centers spread across the world that focus on competitive gaming. Follow ZOWIE social media accounts or stay turned to our website for more information.

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By January 14, 2017 Read More →

GEAR4 puts military grade protection into the iPad case

GEAR4, the UK’s number one trusted impact protection case brand, today launches its new Buckingham iPad TPU flip case range, featuring D3O – the most advanced shock absorbing technology for enhanced impact protection. The Buckingham case, linked to GEAR4’s British roots, combines modern forms and materials to deliver the ultimate combination of sleek protection. The case is available for iPad mini 4, Air2/Pro 9.7 inch and Pro 12.9 inch.

The D3O® impact technology used in the Buckingham case is in fact so trusted worldwide that it is the same material found in the U.S military combat uniforms, American football helmets and protective gear worn by pro athletes (including Usain Bolt) and extreme sportsmen, such as Olympic ski teams. With these kinds of endorsements, iPad owners can rest assured that they have the most technologically advanced casing available on the market.

D3O® has a unique molecular structure; in standard conditions, the molecules flow freely allowing the material to remain soft and flexible, but on impact lock together to absorb and dissipate the impact energy, which means your device stays safe when dropped. GEAR4 are the first to use an injection moulded grade of D3O® technology to deliver more impact protection per cubic millimetre than other leading materials.

GEAR4 designers combined this unique technology with a functional design featuring a standing option to work in landscape at a desk, table or on a lap and four slots for business or payment cards. There are also two larger slots for important documents and its unique clip closure ensures the device, as well as valuable items, are kept safe whilst not in use.

The Buckingham is available in black with orange, blue and grey trim from www.gear4.com and Carphone Warehouse

Buckingham – iPad Air2/ 9.7″ Pro RRP – £59.99

Buckingham – iPad 12.9″ Pro RRP – £59.99

Buckingham – iPad Mini 4 RRP – £49.99

By January 6, 2017 Read More →

Sennheiser launch attractive headphones for everyday listening

hd_4_50_ae_bt_detail_rgb_redAt CES 2017, audio specialist Sennheiser is launching the HD 4.50BTNC, HD 4.40BT and MOMENTUM Wireless In-Ear – three new wireless headsets for brilliant, everyday listening pleasure.

The HD 4.50BTNC and HD 4.40BT closed back, around-ear headphones have been created to be perfect everyday companions for wireless listening on the move.

WIth NoiseGardTM active noise cancellation technology, users can enjoy music without any distractions. With the HD 4.50BTNC ambient noise is intelligently filtered allowing the detailed acoustic response of the proprietary Sennheiser 32mm drivers shine.

Alongside great performance, the new headsets offer ease of use, comfort and convenience.

Both the HD 4.50BTNC and HD 4.40BT use the advanced wireless technology and audio codec of Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX to deliver true wireless Hi-Fi sound. The new HD 4.40BT RRP are£169.99.

Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC

  • NoiseGard™ active noise cancellation
  • Audio codec of Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX
  • NFC for simple pairing with compatible devices
  • Integrated microphone
  • Battery life for wireless sound up to 25 hours
  • ANC enabled allows for up to 19 hours of wireless
  • Fold’s away compactly with a protective case

Sennheiser HD 4.40BT

  • Audio codec of Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX
  • NFC for simple pairing with compatible devices
  • Integrated microphone
  • Battery life for wireless sound up to 25 hours
  • Fold’s away compactly and stored in a soft pouch

 The new MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless combines a leading-edge acoustic design with Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support and Qualcomm® apt-X™.

With the MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless, Sennheiser now adds ear-canal headphones with Bluetooth connectivity to the acclaimed range.

The new neckband headphone has been designed to enhance the experience of listening to music on mobile devices – for the ultimate portable MOMENTUM experience.

The MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless RRP is £169.99 will be available from January 2017, while the HD 4.50BTNC RRP TBC will be available from February.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless

  • Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support and Qualcomm® apt-X™
  • Integrated three-button remote and high-quality microphone are incorporated into the neckband
  • Multi-connection with up to 2 devices at once, with 3-way calling support
  • Around-the-neck design and soft sheepskin nappa leather stitched onto the neckband
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By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 4th January 2017 – Six times the Honor, five times the hosts

podcast-logo-600x600Gareth Myles, Brendan Arndt, Jay Garrett, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and Leila Gregory

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Seasons Greetings from Canada. I have been a faithful listener to the podcast for a long time and would like to pose a question to the team. Who has tried the Tile Bluetooth tracker and what are your thoughts of the practicalities of the network of users helping you find, your keys for example? What daily use scenarios have you come up against? The Galaxy S7 Edge is my daily driver. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks for doing what you do. You run one of my top podcasts.

Albert Wilcox

Jay: I really like it – I actually have two (one on my house keys and another on my car keys). I’ve not had to use them ‘in anger’ but during my review I found everything worked as it should. The GPS is pretty accurate and I do like the ‘community search’ idea. It’s kinda like insurance, it’s always good to know it’s there but hope you don’t have to use it.

http://gadgetynews.com/tile-bluetooth-key-luggage-tracker-review/

The wallet version is available too – http://gadgetynews.com/tile-slim-tracker-slips-wallets/

News:

Honor 6X

LG’s new webOS-powered refrigerator has Amazon Alexa voice control

 

What have you been playing with?

Gavin

Jay

Brendan

Leila  

Gareth

 

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By January 4, 2017 Read More →

THINKWARE has been awarded CES 2017 innovation award

THINKWARE’s CEO, Heung Bok Lee, announces today that global dash cam brand “THINKWARE DASH CAM” has received the “2017 Innovation Award” in the car audio/video category for the “DASH CAM 5800 Air”, from the world-renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This has been the second consecutive year that THINKWARE has received the prestigious CES innovation award; reserved for only the best products in each category.

The THINKWARE DASH CAM F800 Air is the first model to feature a design compatible with IOT (Internet of things) technology for the realisation of a completely ‘Connected Car.’ The F800 Air model’s IOT connection gives drivers complete peace of mind with the ‘Emergency Alert’ feature. It sends location and status information via text message to your pre-selected emergency contacts when the system detects a crash, rollover or the SOS button is activated. It also has the ‘Parking Incident Notifications’ function, which, in real time, sends alerts if your vehicle is hit while parked, even subtle impacts such as door dings or a door closing. Furthermore, with THINKWARE’s patented LBS (Location Base Service) technology, all drivers will soon benefit from ‘Geo Fencing’, an alert system which informs you if your vehicle enters or leaves a designated area along with the ‘Driving Report Service’ a feature that analyses driving patterns of its drivers to support safe driving.

In addition to the innovative technologies, the aesthetics of the F800 Air has been designed with an attractive and modern look with a slim frame design, aluminium materials for the round camera module, and an overall ‘U’ shaped body that integrates the entire design.

The F800 Air’s breakthrough innovations and bold designs certainly helped it achieve the CES 2017 innovation award.  The dash cam is currently in its final stage of development and is scheduled for a global launch next year.

THINKWARE stated, “With the innovative “connected car” technologies, the dash cam will take on an important role in providing both driver convenience and safety and the continued evolution of the capabilities of the dash cam seem boundless with IOT.”

This year will be THINKWARE’s 6th consecutive presence at CES 2017, reinforcing their global position as the world’s top dash cam company in global sales and market influence.  Last September, THINKWARE established their Chinese branch along with a ‘premium offline store’ in the city of Simchun to expand their B2B market in China.  Also, in Singapore, THINKWARE has been offered sales partnership programmes at Toyota dealerships and at branches of car accessory brand, Autobac. Additionally, with the success of their partnership with BEST BUY distribution channels in the United States, THINKWARE plans to continue their sales expansion into Europe, South America, and other Asian countries and is expecting to more than double 2016 sales figures.

The CES 2017 Innovation award is awarded for outstanding design and technology through evaluation by the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) and IDSA at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), one of the world’s top 3 recognised technology exhibitions.

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By December 15, 2016 Read More →

Fast, stylish and safe: the USB-C QuickCharge 3.0 car charger CASA CO³

unspecified g gunspecifiedFor most people, it is rare to leave the house with just one mobile device in today’s times. Changing lifestyles have turned tablets, phones or computers into frequent and indispensable companions during most day-to-day activities, making it all the more inconvenient when these suddenly run out of battery. For car drivers and their passengers, ADAM elements presents a convenient solution to this problem, the all-in-one car charger CASA CO³. Boasting both a USB-C and two USB-A ports, the intelligent and elegant device enables users to charge multiple mobile devices simultaneously while driving.

Four times faster than traditional car chargers.
With the CASA CO³, ADAM elements makes sure that your devices never run low on battery. The intelligently designed car charger features a USB-C and two USB-A ports that enable users to charge mobile devices while driving. For drivers who seldom travel with just one device, this means that neither their iPhone, iPad nor MacBook will be left behind – all can be charged simultaneously. This comes in handy especially with several people in the backseat, who no longer need to argue about who will be first to charge his or her device. Moreover, CASA CO³ is equipped with QuickCharge 3.0 technology, making it faster than traditional car chargers while remaining downward compatible with QuickCharge 2.0. Even shorter trips consequently provide sufficient time to instil users’ mobile devices with new battery life.

Stylish and safe.
Made from a black polycarbonate blend, the sleek design of the CASA CO³ fits perfectly into any car interior. Its light weight further makes it easy to take along during travels, while multiple protective failsafe designs and high quality electronics ensure that nothing can go wrong when multiple mobile devices are being charged. This way, the device is protected from overheating, short-circuits, over-voltage and over-currents.

The CASA CO³ comes with a one-year warranty and is available to purchase online from the Taiwan-based ADAM Store. The MSRP is £24.99.

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By December 15, 2016 Read More →

Premium Christmas Gifts from THINKWARE Dash Cams

f770iconTHINKWARE F770, RRP £199 – With its sleek, unobtrusive design the F770 is THINKWARE’s global flagship dash cam supporting an optional second camera for filming behind the vehicle.

 

With a built-in GPS antenna, the F770 embeds speed, time and location data to the recorded videos to give you all the information you may need and the Dual Save™ technology allows you to save recorded footage in both the micro SD memory card and the last event in the built-in internal memory. This safeguards against the loss of data in the aftermath of a severe collision if the memory card is damaged and the Dual Save Technology guarantees a backup copy of the video in the internal memory.

The built-in Wi-Fi enables you to easily control, manage and configure the settings of your Dash Cam via your iOS or Android smart phone and provides a truly convenient way for you to view recordings, download, access or delete recorded videos, all on your mobile phone.

The THINKWARE DASH CAM F770 also features ‘Super Night Vision’, a night image correction feature and ‘Time Lapse Photography’ that records one frame per second for up to two days. The ‘Super Night Vision’, which is optimised for dark parking environments, delivers up to 10 times higher brightness than existing products, featuring a new image signal processing (ISP) technology and a real-time video processing function.

The ‘Time Lapse Photography,’ embracing improved video storage methods, can record the details of the parked vehicle by maintaining the continuous recording while parked, instead of recording 20 second events triggered by motion detection or the camera’s g-sensor. Parking mode operates for up to 2 days after the ignition is turned off.

The THINKWARE DASH CAM F770’ has also adopted the ‘Advanced Driving Assistance System’ (ADAS), which assures driver’s safety and convenience with numerous driver alerts. The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) alerts drivers when drifting out of lane and the Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) advises drivers of when to brake by calculating the speed of your vehicle and the vehicle in front in real time.

Equipped with 1080p Full HD cameras, Ambarella chipsets, advanced video clear technology and Sony Exmor CMOS Image Sensors, the THINKWARE DASH CAM F770 also features Safety Camera Alerts using the built in GPS. In partnership with award winning camera alert specialist, Cyclops, it provides drivers regularly updated information on verified speed/red–light camera locations and known mobile speed traps.

 

THINKWARE DASH CAM F50, RRP £79.99With prices starting at just £79.99, the F50 is the perfect feature-packed dash cam for those wanting piece of mind whilst on the road and whilst parked. It is equally as popular with commercial vehicles owners offering security, accountability and possible reductions in insurance premiums.

The F50 is equipped with an Ambarella chipset and Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor that records detailed full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second, a 130-degree viewing angle and a built in Active Impact monitoring system. The THINKWARE F50 dash cam certainly fits a lot of features into its small and elegant design.

When hardwired, the F50 features Parking Surveillance Modes with Motion and Impact Detection triggering the recording of 20 second video clips, ensuring car, van or taxi owners are able to record incidents in parking mode for 48 hours. The built-in impact sensor, which detects the level of force when your vehicle sustains an impact, is a 3 axis G-sensor whose settings are different for parking mode and continuous mode. You want it to be as sensitive as possible whilst parked but don’t want it to record incidents every time you go over a pothole. All footage is instantaneously saved to a memory card reducing potential data corruption.

The dash cams are also able to work in extreme conditions thanks to the integrated Thermal Protection. If the temperature rises and exceeds a certain level, the Self Protection Shut Down function will automatically switch off the device to protect the camera optics. In the event of power loss during an accident, the dash cam’s fail-safe recording uses the Super Capacitor to ensure that any recordings in progress are stored securely, so you can be confident your data is safe.

When the THINKWARE F50 dash cam is connected to the optional GPS Antenna it provides drivers regularly updated information on verified speed/red–light camera locations and known mobile speed traps thanks to the partnership THINKWARE has with award winning camera alert specialist, Cyclops.

The THINKWARE F50 allows for discreet installation due to its minimal size and black appearance. It can be placed behind the rear view mirror on the windscreen using the 3M tape so the driver’s vision is not obscured. However, to fully ensure the THINKWARE F50 dash cam is not a target for thieves, there is also a locking box accessory available to make its removal from the vehicle difficult; an attractive option for commercial vehicles.

The THINKWARE F50 Dash Cam is currently available from www.thinkwaredashcam.uk for £79 plug and play or £99 with optional GPS antenna. For more information visit the company’s website at www.thinkware.com

By December 14, 2016 Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 14th December 2016 – Claustrophobia

grid-bubsGareth Myles, Jay Garrett, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and Leila Gregory

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Hi Guys, can you tell me when and where the Asus Zenwatch 3 will be on sale in the U.K. Regards Howard

What have you been playing with?

Gavin

Leila

Gareth

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By December 14, 2016 Read More →

6 tips to keep your phone party proof this festive season

2016-12-13With the Christmas party season in full swing and that festive tipple turning into your tenth Jaeger bomb, certain party events become inevitable; someone trying to corner you for a heart-to-heart, that person crying in the toilets, the David Brent style dancing and the all too predictable smashed phone. Whilst we can’t help you improve your dancing, we can offer some tips to help avoid waking up next to a smashed phone after the infamous work Christmas party…..

Provided by gadget and tech accessories provider, Griffin Technology.

  • Keep it out of sight and zipped away

The more barriers there are to your phone, the less chance it has of falling to its demise. Whether it’s a zipped compartment in a handbag or buttoned pockets, something to stop you reaching for it every 10 seconds can work wonders.

  • Watch out for office geeks in YOLO party mode

If you must grab that group shot on the dance floor, stand well out of the way of wayward dancers. People tend to go overboard at parties and their excitement is just too much – they’ll fling their arms in the air like they just don’t care and that’s the moment your phone’s knocked out of your hands.

  • Resist the urge to take a bathroom selfie

Running water (amongst other things) spells disaster for your phone, so do your phone a favour and take your selfies away from the taps. The last thing you want to be doing is attempting to take your phone apart and pop it into a container of dry rice at 2am…….

  • Invest in a super-sturdy phone case

Suffer from butterfingers on the dance floor when taking that obligatory selfie? It’s worth ensuring your phone is up to the action you put it through and invest in some reliable protection. Even if you’re convinced you won’t hit the floor no matter how many beers you have (and we guarantee you will!) or your table dancing skills are something to be marvelled at, it’s best to guarantee your device will stay safe. Griffin’s Survivor range offers some of the best drop protection going. Now go dance your heart out.

  • Download the Find My Phone app

Just in case the worst happens and your precious phone does go walkies, give yourself the best chance to be reunited with it. Download the Find My Phone app if you have an iPhone or the Where’s My Droid app for Android users. Both will allow you to stalk your phone until you discover where it’s been hiding.

  • Don’t drink too much

Not a popular tip, but it works.

For gadget protection and accessories, Griffin Technology provides a range of cases to suit smartphones, tablets and more. For superior protection of the new iPhone 7, the Survivor Summit is recommended, as it has been tested to meet military standards making it super tough with 10-foot drop protection and a sealed, splash-proof design. Newly launched is the Survivor Clear Wallet – the ultimate in showcasing the new iPhone 7 whilst providing the best defense of it simultaneously. In addition to its premium shock-absorbing bumper, the case contains an integrated folio-type wallet with card slots, where IDs, credit cards, bus passes, cash and more can be stored. To check out the rest of the Griffin range, go to www.griffintechnology.com.

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