Panasonic Lumix CM10 – the camera that lets you send SMS messages

Are you a fan of everything Android? Then this next product may be just the thing you need! Panasonic Lumix CM10 is the newest camera/phone working on an Android operating system version. But it does not make calls. So it’s more of a smart camera maybe? No one coined that term yet, right?       This device has a 28mm F/2.8 Leica DC lens with 1-inch CMOS image sensor and a manual focus ring. It takes photos at 20MP and it can capture videos at up to 4K resolution. The rest of the spec list is not very bright, but you don’t exactly look at the processor and RAM when you buy a camera-like device do you?   Panasonic Lumix CM10 specs:   Snapdragon 801 processor 2GB of RAM 16 GB storage plus microSD slot 2,600 mAh battery 4.7-inch 1080p display Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE (data and SMS only) Android 5.0.   The camera itself weighs around 203g and it is 15.2mm thick. The device will be available for purchase starting February 25th in Japan and there is no international launch date set for it at the moment. Another piece of not-so-good news is the price. Panasonic Lumix CM10 will cost around $850. Pretty pricey, indeed!   Source: Liliputing via AndroidPolice  

sProjector – portable mini-projectors for better presentations!

  Time passes and technology changes. Every huge apparatus that may have been useful in the past has shrunk over time and this is exactly what has happened with projectors. Long past are the days when you had to carry around a large projector whenever you had to present something important to the world. Pico projectors have started to emerge on the market and sProjector is one of these new devices that you can try, if its IndieGoGo campaign succeeds. This device promises to be the most powerful mini TV projector to reach the market soon. It is ultra thin, weighing 150g at 70mm x 130mm x15mm. The projector offers 1000 lumens projections (much brighter than the usual 50-100 lumens for other similarly sized projectors). The device has built-in batteries that last up to 5 hours without needing an external battery supply. It has no fan design and it uses an SSD as storage, which means it will not make any noise. The sProjector can be used as a TV dongle where you can enjoy videos without needing an Internet connection. Users will be able to transfer videos and shows onto the SSD. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 and runs on 2 GB of RAM with 32GB of storage via SD card. It connects via Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSY42SCB59w The sProjector already reached 4,120% of its $10,000 goal, and there are still 17 days left in the campaign. In order to reserve your own mini-projector, you have to pledge $190, which is a […]

Pixel C preview: Google’s best $499 tablet to date!

  Pixel C, Google’s most recent mobile hybrid, was officially unveiled today and now it is officially available for the public to purchase. The device is running on Marshmallow 6.0 and it has a 10.2-inch display which makes it one of the brightest tablets you can find in thew price range. What makes Pixel C unique? The tablet has a full-size keyboard that fits very well with it and it attaches to it magnetically too. The tablet and keyboard can be closed together and the keyboard chargers wirelessly and automatically so that you never have to worry about running empty. The battery itself is said to last for 10+ hours of usage. You can buy it on the Google Store for $499 and, in our opinion, it is one of the best in this price range. Official Pixel C specs: Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display 10.2 inches 2560 x 1800 (308 PPI) 500 nits √2 aspect ratio sRGB color gamut 1500:1 contrast ratio LTPS LCD In-cell touchscreen Dimensions 242 x 179 x 7 mm Weight 0.517 kg Material Anodized Aluminum Color Silver Processor NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU Memory RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4 Internal storage: 32 GB or 64 GB Cameras Rear: 8 MP Front: 2 MP Audio Stereo speakers Quad microphones 3.5 mm audio out Battery 34.2 Wh Power 15W USB Type-C adapter Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac², 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) Bluetooth 4.1 + HS Ports USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio Sensors Gyroscope Accelerometer Ambient Light Sensor Proximity Sensor Compass […]

Fairphone 2 – the first ethical modular phone to launch ahead of Google’s Ara

Modular phones are a thing for the future, and since Google showed their first attempt at a modular phone, everyone has been hyped for an Ara. But what if you could have one of these futuristic gadgets sooner than Google had in mind? Fairphone 2 could be a great alternative as the device is already very close to being complete, especially since it does not use any “conflict” minerals that could make the building process longer and more complicated.       Fairphone was the idea of some thoughtful devs who considered that the world could embrace a greener more ethical tech product. They crowd-funded the phone that sold more than 60,000 units, which was more than enough to put in motion a second iteration of the device. Fairphone 2 is even more greener and more environmentally friendly than its predecessor. It is modular, but not as modular as Project Ara wants to be. The smartphone is built much like a regular phone, but its parts are easily replaceable. This way, you can prolong your device’s life without having to spend lots of monies on more and more devices every few months (unless you really like those mainstream smartphones).     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DW733G76BY     Fairphone 2 has easily replaceable or repairable parts and the manufacturers promise to help their customers at every step if need be. If you need a better camera, a faster processor, more RAM or better GPU, all you have to do is contact Fairphone and you will get them (at a […]

Light L16 – unique Android camera with 16 different lenses!

How do you feel about Android-powered cameras? They are not totally new on the market, since Samsung has already released one or two of these devices on the noche market, to limited success however. The new camera from Light has hopes of being different. Light L16 is a powerful little camera that packs 16 different lenses that will work together to give you the perfect shot!       This point and click camera uses five of the lenses with a focal length of 70mm, five are at 35mm and the remaining six run at 150mm. This puts the device at a changeable optical zoom between 32mm – 150mm.   Why is Light L16 special?   The camera uses more lenses to capture a photo at different focal lengths and then the Android software will fuse the pictures together to form an image of up to 52MP. The multiple focal lengths also let users alter image depth of field. It can also capture video at 4K.   Light L16 has a 5-inch touchscreen that can be used as a control device when you edit photos. The only physical button you have to deal with is the shutter. The device also supports WiFi, meaning you will be able to use your photos and share them immediately after taking them. The physical body of the device is similar in shape and form to that of a Nexus 6 (159.3mm long, 83mm wide, 20mm thick).       The Android-powered Light L16 camera costs $1,699 regularly, but you […]

Samsung Gear S2 review – possibly the best-looking smartwatch for 2015

Samsung Gear S2 – What’s Next? Gear S2 peeked at us on Samsung’s Unlocked event earlier in August, but now it is finally here and we will soon be able to actually use it! The smartwatch proves to be a peculiar accessory as it does not present the elegant and refined Moto 360 or Apple Watch design but it still looks hot as hell ( I blame it on the stainless steel and tiny frame). If this device has a flaw, it is its OS, as this Samsung product runs on the same Linux-based Tizen OS which, no matter how good it may be, it will not be able to compete with the likes of Android Wear or Apple Watch, at least in terms of app development.     Why is Gear S2 different?   The new Samsung wearable will be compatible with other Android devices, not just the proprietary Galaxy line.   What changes customers’ perception over the Gear line is the design change. The new S2 smartwatch has a circular screen as opposed to previous rectilinear screens. It also sports a nice sci-fi look with its rubber watch straps all clad in stainless steel, or you can choose the traditional Classic look with standard watch strap logs and a knurled bezel. The Classic Gear S2 is aimed towards the high-end niche market with a leather band and matching black finish, being possible competition for LG Watch Urbane or even Apple Watch.   The regular model will be available in silver case with a […]