RAVPower’s 26800 Portable Charger lets you charge 3 devices simultaneously, and it’s being offered for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $61.99. It’s perfect for trips, thanks to its auto-adjusting current and voltage with iSmart 2.0 and Panasonic Smart IC frequency technology. Want to know how much power is left? Just press the Power Button to keep track of your battery life with indicators in 25% increments. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
The SD Association has just announced microSD Express, a next-generation memory card storage standard that uses PCI Express and NVMe interfaces for SD cards to deliver incredibly fast data read and write speeds available in three versions: microSDHC Express, microSDXC Express, and microSDUC Express. All of these new cards follow SD 7.1 specification, and contain a second row of pins for the PCIe 3.1 as well as NVMe 1.3 technology. Read more for another video and additional information.
If Tesla made an electric motorcycle, it would probably look like the Zero Motorcycles’ 2020 SR/F, which features an air-cooled motor that generates 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, which is good for a top speed of 120 MPH. Priced from $18,995, the base model is capable of traveling 161 miles on a single charge. You can also opt for an additional power tank that increases the range of each bike by about 25 percent, while an extra-fast charging option comes standard on the premium model, offering a 0 to 95 percent charge in just one hour. Read more for a 360° video and additional information.
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Huawei’s just announced Mate X will definitely be giving the Samsung Galaxy Fold some major competition. This foldable smartphone features a 6.6″ main screen (2,480 x 1,148 resolution) and a 6.38″ (2,480 x 892 resolution) secondary screen. Open up the device, and you get an 8-inch OLED tablet screen with a stunning 2,480 x 2,200 resolution. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Fold only has a 4.6″ outer screen. Plus, it’s definitely no slouch when on the power side either, as it features a Kirin 980 processor, a Balong 5000 5G modem, quad 5G antenna, and a 4,500 mAh battery. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
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Microsoft’s all-new HoloLens 2 is now more immersive than ever, thanks to advancements across the board, including in the visual display system, which makes holograms even more vibrant and realistic. Featuring an improved display system that more than doubles the field of view over its predecessor while maintaining 47 pixels per degree of sight and a new time-of-flight depth sensor, which when combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual gestures you use to interact with physical objects in the real world. Eye-tracking sensors make interacting with holograms even more natural. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Verizon Wireless has just launched a new subscription box, called “Tech Pack,” that lets you try out different gadgets for up to 2-weeks before deciding on whether to keep or return them. How does it work? Users are first required to fill out a survey about what types of products they like most, and then three mystery products are sent out. The service was reportedly announced this past Friday in emails sent to select Verizon customers, but unfortunately, the testing phase has already filled up. Read more for a video showing a similar geek subscription box and the waitlist link.
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We’re just hour away from the official reveal, but a couple of images of Microsoft’s upcoming HoloLens 2 headset have leaked ahead of the company’s Mobile World Congress 2019 press event. This latest model replaces the second head mount that keeps the device in-place on your head and insteand only uses an adjustable band that wraps around the sides of your head, similar to other Windows Mixed Reality headsets available now. HoloLens 2 will also reportedly be Microsoft’s first Windows on ARM device, powered by a Snapdragon 850 processor. Read more for another image and additional information.
China’s Xinhua news agency revealed its newest news anchor, Xin Xiaomeng, the world’s first female anchor powered by advanced artificial intelligence technology. In the video above, she announced that her official debut will happen some time in March. “Henceforth, rather than working behind the desk, I’ll be broadcasting the news in front of the desk,” the digital model said. Instead, I’ll be broadcasting from a standing position. I can make more hand gestures and facial expressions. Now I have my own name, Xin Xiaohao. Thanks to this upgrade, I’ll be able to conduct better broadcasts,” said Xiaomeng. Her appearance and voice were inspired by a real-life Xinhua broadcaster named Qu Meng. Read more for this week’s compilation of fascinating images.
Let’s face it, the slimline airplane seats being installed in airplane cabins now aren’t the most comfortable, or at least for passengers flying in economy, that is unless…you’re talking about the new Move Airbus seat concept. It’s made from pressure-sensitive conductive yarn wrapped around an aluminum frame and connected to a series of sensors as well as a smartphone app. The seat sends electrical currents through the conductive yarn to adjust the firmness, while the sensors monitor temperature, tension, pressure, along with movement to perfectly adapt to your body. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nomodo’s Trio Wireless Qi Battery Charger not only powers up your mobile phone, but keeps your drinks warm /cool as well, all for $79.99 shipped. This eliminate the need for extra charging cables cluttering your space, as you’ll be able to charge Qi enabled devices quickly on the dock while warming / chilling your beverage at the very same time.Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.