Computex 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/features en-SG Asus unveils an array of tech devices, and all the other news you missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/computex-2014/asus-unveils-array-tech-devices-and-all-other-news-you-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We look at all the new tech that was launched at Computex 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus unveils an array of tech devices, and all the other news you missed" alt="Asus unveils an array of tech devices, and all the other news you missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/S19_0.jpg?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the month of all things tech. we&rsquo;re currently in the midst of everything <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/e3-2014">E3</a>, while last week was all about <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>. Plenty of products and announcements were made at the event in Taipei, and what better way to review them than to consolidate some into our weekly round-up.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus had many devices in its pipeline </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Asus went all out in launching its tech gear at Computex 2014. It nosedived into the gaming space with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/computex-2014/asus-impels-gaming-space-its-gx500-and-rog-gr8-pcs/news">release of its GX500 and ROG GR8 units</a>, ripped off the wrappers to a whole <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-shows-haul-fresh-android-tablets/news">new line of tablets</a> &ndash; which includes the Fonepad 7 and 8 &ndash; as well as the tablet/laptop/smartphone hybrid (Transformer Book V) along with the insanely sleek and slim <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/asus-has-hand-its-new-transformer-book-v-and-zenbook-nx500-computex-2014/news">Zenbook NX500</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-multi-faceted-asus-transformer-book-v/feature">Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus had many devices in its pipeline " alt="Asus had many devices in its pipeline " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asustransformerbookv_0.jpg?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer moves into the wearables space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acer wants to prove that it&rsquo;s not just all about laptops and desktops. It wants to be on par with other tech giants and to prove so, it&rsquo;s forayed into the smart wearables tech space with the unveiling of its Liquid Leap smartwatch. It might be a step in the right direction for Acer, but has it got what it takes to stand out amongst the wearable crowd?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-liquid-leap-smartband/feature">Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Acer moves into the wearables space" alt="Acer moves into the wearables space" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ll_2.jpg?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP introduces a new crop of laptops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though HP&rsquo;s been facing a dwindling PC business, its fighting spirit is evidently strong, especially with the launch of a number of new laptops (including the SlateBook PC, a pimped up 13.3in Pavilion x360, and a revamped Chromebook 11) that seem to be fit for the Olympics &ndash; they literally bend over backwards or split in half.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news">HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HP introduces a new crop of laptops" alt="HP introduces a new crop of laptops" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hpcomputex.jpg?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The possibilities are endless for Intel’s Edison </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intel gave us a sneak peek into the world of technologies that can possibly be derived from Intel&rsquo;s Edison (a micro-computer) that it launched at CES 2014. Smart clothing, real-time wearable respiratory sensors, smart bracelets, or even any other type of smart wearable accessories could be something we see in the near future.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature">Intel&rsquo;s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The possibilities are endless for Intel’s Edison " alt="The possibilities are endless for Intel’s Edison " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/edison_0.png?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dell powers up its Venue 7 and 8 with Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Android lovers, shriek with joy &ndash; there are two more Android powered tablets to choose from. Dell&rsquo;s made available its Venue 7 and 8 tablets with Android. It will specifically run on KitKat, and will feature a range of other functionalities. The only drawback - the new tablets pack dual core processors as compared to the quad cored power of the Windows-powered tablets.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-freshens-tablet-line-android-powered-venue-7-and-8/news">Dell freshens up tablet line with Android-powered Venue 7 and 8</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dell powers up its Venue 7 and 8 with Android " alt="Dell powers up its Venue 7 and 8 with Android " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dellvenue.png?1402457682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/computex-2014/asus-unveils-array-tech-devices-and-all-other-news-you-missed/news#comments Acer Asus Computex 2014 Dell HP Intel Round-up Wednesday Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:37:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438865 at http://www.stuff.tv The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/good-promising-and-plain-ugly-computex-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We blazed through (most of) what was on offer this year to bring you the standouts - both good and bad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/computex.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The likes of smartwatches, virtual reality systems and transparent displays have invaded <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>, a space traditionally saved for PC makers to shine with the laptops, tablets and PC accessories.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intel showed off a reference design PC booting the new efficient Core M processor at Computex. Super slim thanks to the lack of a fan system, it sets the stage for equally slim tablets and convertibles to come. And the first to pick was a contender from Asus - the 7.3mm slim Transformer Book T300 Chi hybrid packing the power of Intel&rsquo;s latest micro-architecture.</p> <p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;Good, maybe even great. As people who had to work the expansive floor space four days in a row with equipment in tow, thinner and lighter is always better. Trust us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature">Intel&#39;s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/t300chi.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Liquid Leap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company&rsquo;s first wearable was hyped up before Computex, but we were mostly sorely underwhelmed when we met it in the flesh. And that Liquid Jade smartphone it comes bundled with doesn&rsquo;t look too bad either.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Just barely on the cusp of promising. In terms of tech, it&rsquo;s really quite disappointing. But the way it looks gives us hope that wearables will be better looking in the future.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-liquid-leap-smartband/feature">Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Acer Liquid Leap" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ll_1.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oaxis Star21 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Singapore company Oaxis jumps onto the wearables bandwagon with the Star 21, a rather good looking wearable that&rsquo;s geared towards the ladies with its studded display. Working very much like the Misfit Shine, LEDs light up to show the time and how far you&rsquo;re along in achieving your activity goal. The accompanying app also gamifies the experience although details were scant.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Verdict</strong>: Promising. Waterproof, great-looking and affordable at US$69, the Star21 could potentially shine.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-gives-us-inside-look-computing-comeback-plot/feature">Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oaxis Star21" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star%2021.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Oaxis Star21" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_1.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oaxis InkCase2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company also makes e-ink displays that you can use in place of your smartphone&rsquo;s. Why would you want to do that? You&rsquo;ll appreciate it when your battery is flatlining and you still want to finish up that downloaded book of yours. E-ink is easy on both battery life and your eyes. The InkCase2 works with three apps - a photo viewer, a reading app and a sports app to give you battery-saving displays in these three scenarios.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Promising. If they work proper with case makers and expand their repertoire of apps, we might be able to leave the battery pack at home.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oaxis InkCase2" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eink.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Oaxis InkCase2" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/einkphoto.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martian Watches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The smartwatches from Martian combine analogue and digital in its display. These watches give you the ability to customise the vibration alert according to the app, so you know when it&rsquo;s an email and when it&rsquo;s a text. You can also choose to read the message that scrolls horizontally across or limit the number of characters as a preview. Capabilities vary according to the models of course.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Verdict</strong>: Surprisingly good. We&rsquo;re glad someone is rethinking what smartwatches should look like and including features that make sense. Best of all, the two displays work on two different batteries so if the digital side should run out of juice, you can still read time.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/what-s-wrong-wearables-today/feature">What&#39;s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Martian Watches" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Martian Watches" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martianw.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Martian Watches" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/appss.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SiME smart glass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The bizarrely taped-together smart eyewear caught our attention at first for all the wrong reasons. And when we tried it, it was the most uncomfortable wearable we&rsquo;ve ever worn. However, it is great to see Glass get some competition so that we can reap the benefits from all that friendly competition.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Again, barely promising. A sharper resolution of 720p than Glass&rsquo; 320p and it being priced at a third of the Glass&rsquo; cost were what saved it from being plain ugly. Although it certainly deserves that title with its awkward form and off-balance.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/sellotaped-sime-smart-glass-anywhere-near-google-glass/feature">Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SiME smart glass" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sime_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus Transformer Book V </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first of its kind, the multi-mode, triple-deviced, dual operating system machine presents brand new ways to work the convertible category. If you can&rsquo;t decide between Windows or Android, this device lets you have the best of both worlds. The best bit is you can pretend you&rsquo;re hard at work in laptop mode while really texting your buds.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Good. We like innovation here at Stuff, but we also like affordability. Whether this device sinks or swims is pretty dependent on whether it&rsquo;s priced competitively.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-multi-faceted-asus-transformer-book-v/feature">Hands on with the multi faceted Asus Transformer Book V</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title=" Asus Transformer Book V" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asustransformerbookv.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title=" Asus Transformer Book V" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/switch_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title=" Asus Transformer Book V" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android%20in%20windows_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lapara smartgloves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not all wearable tech are created equal. And smart technology can make you look pretty dumb. Case in point - the smartgloves from Lapara. Operating by Bluetooth, there&rsquo;s a mic built into the little finger of the glove and a loudspeaker into the thumb. How do you use it? Work your hand into a hang loose sign and then put it portrait-mode to your face. Yes, that&rsquo;s how you answer calls.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Verdict</strong>: Plain butt ugly. Plus you will look completely ridiculous using it. At US$60, looking stupid doesn&rsquo;t come cheap either.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lapara smartgloves" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartgloves.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mykronoz ZeFit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Swiss company positions itself as the Swatch of the smartwatches, an affordable first foray into the wonderful world of intelligent timepieces. This activity tracker is priced at US$69 (just a little more than those smartgloves) and looks a lot like the Liquid Leap, but does a little more. You can set notifications, like a reminder to take meds and you know, to go to work.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Promising. It&rsquo;s affordable enough to tempt people into the world of wearables. Other smart devices on offer are also not too smart for their own good nor do they deliver focused features.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mykronoz ZeFit" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mykronoz.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> XYZPrinting 3D printers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s the da Vinci 1.0 ringing in at a very affordable US$500 for hobbyists with a 3-step EZ Mode for first-timers, or if you&rsquo;re better-versed in the art of 3D printing, there&rsquo;s the da Vinci 2.0 Duo. Featuring dual extruders, the machine allows you to print 3D figures with two colours like, erm, a panda.</p> <p><strong>Verdict</strong>: Promising. Go ahead, take a seat at the 3D printing crafts table and have fun with it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/good-promising-and-plain-ugly-computex-2014/feature/bonus-more-sightings-computex-2014">Click here, you know you want to read about the bonus highlights from Computex 2014.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="XYZPrinting 3D printers" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/print.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="XYZPrinting 3D printers" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twotone.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonus: more sightings from Computex 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we&#39;ve passed our verdict on the previous products, we&#39;re still undecided with these, mainly because they are either conceptual or we just can&#39;t put a finger on how useful it&#39;ll be for consumers. In no order of merit, here are the bonus highlights from Computex 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Transparent display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen it when we visited LG&rsquo;s display factory, and it seems to be hitting the mainstream now. It&rsquo;s not being integrated into consumer products right now, but it&rsquo;s only a matter of time. We hear clothing giant Zara used transparent displays from Nextech for the stores in Taipei .</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/inside-lgs-inner-sanctum-past-present-and-future-displays/feature">Inside LG&#39;s Inner Sanctum: the past, present and future of its displays</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Transparent display" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/transparent_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartshirt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AiQ showed off a smartshirt that could change the face of healthcare by allowing you to catch problems early. Only catch is - you&rsquo;ll have to unplug the electronics before you wash the shirt of course.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smartshirt" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartshirt_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth floating speaker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because bathtime needs some added ambience. Oh look, the lights even change according to the music you play.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bluetooth floating speaker" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/floater_0.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wellness 4D Simulator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We have to admit we spent a little too much time riding virtual trails on this. It will clock your calories burned and make you forget you&rsquo;re very much static as you experience every bump in the terrain.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014: the biggest tech exhibition in Asia</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wellness 4D Simulator" alt="The good, the promising and the plain ugly at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4d%20wellness.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hits and misses of Computex 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are the good, the promising and the plain ugly gadgets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/computex.jpg?1402480179" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/good-promising-and-plain-ugly-computex-2014/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/good-promising-and-plain-ugly-computex-2014/feature#comments Acer Asus Computex 2014 Intel Wearable tech Sat, 07 Jun 2014 01:52:24 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438722 at http://www.stuff.tv Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere in Google Glass' league? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/sellotaped-sime-smart-glass-anywhere-near-google-glass/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We go eyes-on for verification </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sime.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The SiME (pronounced see-mee) smart glass has been getting its time in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons - the sellotape.</p> <p class="p1">And as we at Stuff like to sleuth out the truth, we paid the ChipSip booth a visit to see if it&#39;s in the league of Google Glass and the reality behind the sellotape.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/an-hour-with-google-glass-singapore/feature">An hour with Google Glass in Singapore</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will this give Google Glass a run for the money? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The SiME smart glass is a standalone device running standard Android 4.2 instead of the simplified version that Google Glass packs, which means you get the full-fledged abilities of the Android OS. But that also means you get the usual apps that might not have been designed specifically for smart eyewear.</p> <p>That all depends on the app ecosystem that ChipSip might be able to build up with the help of developers until its eventual mainstream release (slated for sometime next year).</p> <p dir="ltr">Another thing that the SiME has got going for it is its higher resolution. It does 720p as compared to Google Glass&rsquo; 360p. When we tried it on, it still wasn&rsquo;t as sharp on the brightly lit show floors or in your natural line of sight, and we found ourselves constantly looking to the top right, which will make people give you a strange look on the street, as if wearing the glasses wasn&#39;t bad enough. That display is still a few pixels short of perfect, but if the specs are right, it definitely outdoes Google Glass.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/google-glass-gets-its-first-real-designer-frames/news">Google Glass gets its first real designer frames</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Chunky little bugger" alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sime.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For now, we get the use of the touchpad on the right side and also gesture controls in the form of your finger hovering to the side of the glasses. Yes, it&#39;ll look weird. Like you&#39;re wagging your finger at someone very naughty and invisible. But every new form of tech goes through that awkward growing up stage.</p> <p>Problem is there&#39;s a certain invisible boundary that if your finger drifts out of, the camera won&rsquo;t be able to pick up and it&rsquo;s a little difficult to coordinate at first. But once you do, use your finger as the cursor and keep it on an icon to open the app. We hear that ChipSip is potentially working with museums to bring visual elements to a largely audio-led tour system.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you want to listen to music, it doesn&rsquo;t have that bone conduction tech that Google Glass uses for audio. That means you&rsquo;ll have to plug your headphones in to watch a video.</p> <p>The biggest challenge that SiME can issue to Glass though is the price. We hear they&rsquo;d like to price it around US$500 (S$625) when it eventually gets to the consumer, as compared to Google Glass&rsquo; current US$1500 (S$1877). It&rsquo;s a steal. And would motivate more competitive pricing for consumers&#39; benefit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/you-don-t-need-invite-to-buy-google-glass-anymore/news">You don&#39;t need an invite to buy Google Glass anymore</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="My, which thick frames it has" alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touch.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="What? No, we&#039;re not wagging our fingers" alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hover.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="A fashion disaster in the making" alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/photo%205_0.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That silly sellotape </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every unit of the SiME smart glass was sellotaped. So obviously we had to ask why. The exhibitor explained that it&rsquo;s because of the countless hands manhandling it that they&rsquo;re resorting to reinforcements. But having tried it on, we have to say that the glass tilts to the right quite significantly, because of the battery located in the end of its right arm and the computing module on the same side.</p> <p>The whole thing was an awkward, flimsy affair but as with most things at Computex, these are ideas in the making though we hear the final product will be revealed at IFA later this year.</p> <p>But still there&rsquo;s nothing like some competition to keep things interesting in the area of smart eyewear.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014: what you might have missed</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Maybe a cable tie would be a more elegant solution. Nah." alt="Is the sellotaped SiME smart glass anywhere near Google Glass?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tape.jpg?1402277865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SiMe is a smart glass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But is it anywhere as good as Google&#039;s? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sime_1.jpg?1402277863" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/sellotaped-sime-smart-glass-anywhere-near-google-glass/feature#comments Computex 2014 Glass Google Wearable tech Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:25:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438702 at http://www.stuff.tv HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 06/06/14: The Chromebook 11 is now available in Singapore in Snow White, priced at S$399 and exclusively at Courts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops " alt="HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hpcomputex.jpg?1402028941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HP will introduce a new crop of laptops that will either literally bend over backwards, split itself in half, or offer an Android experience&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>, in Taipei.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Black paint, yellow stripe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first is a SlateBook PC that runs on Android &ndash; this one targets a burgeoning&nbsp;market of users that want Android on a PC.&nbsp;Although HP isn&rsquo;t the first in the market to offer this (Asus and Acer have both made hybrid notebooks that run Windows and Android simultaneously), this 14in touchscreen combines an Android interface of a tablet with the productivity of a notebook.</p> <p>It comes in a clamshell design, with a black exterior trimmed with &ldquo;sweet yellow&rdquo; accents (it got us singing to Wiz Khalifa&rsquo;s Black and Yellow), and it will be driven by an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, boast up to 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.</p> <p>HP expects the SlateBook to ship in the US on 6 August from US$399 (S$501), although no local pricing or availability information has been divulged.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SlateBook PC that runs on Android" alt="SlateBook PC that runs on Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hpbee.jpg?1402028941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Pavilion and Envy are cousins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It will also debut its pimped up 13.3in Pavilion x360, with a better battery life and graphics card as compared to the one it unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Bacrelona. The Pavilion x360 will have a memory of up to 8GB, and hard drive storage of between 500GB to 1TB.</p> <p>You can get your hands on a red or silver model from 20 July in the US, costing from US$600 (S$753).</p> <p>There will also be an Envy x360 (a larger version of its Pavilion cousin), that sports a 15.6in display, 8GB RAM and up to 1TB of storage. It&rsquo;s only going to be available in silver, costing US$680 (S$854) &ndash; although, HP&rsquo;s being tight-lipped on its shipping date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Pavilion and Envy are cousins " alt="The Pavilion and Envy are cousins " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hpenvy.jpg?1402028941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What else can we look forward to? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can also expect a revamped Chromebook 11, which will shop in Ocean Turquoise or Snow White colours instead of the classic black and shiny white versions. Specs include up to 2GB RAM, 16GB of local storage, and a Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU.</p> <p><strong>Update 06/06/14</strong>: The Chromebook 11 will only be available in Snow White in Singapore, priced at S$399 and exclusively at Courts. It&rsquo;s a cheaper option to what looks like the Macbook Air.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also revamped its Split x2 model, to include a fan less version, in addition to moving the main storage containment from the keyboard side to the tablet end, so users wont lose their data if they separate it from the keyboard. The Split x2 will be available in white, silver, or red, from 16 July, for a starting price of US$600 (S$753).</p> <p>HP is definitely crafting up many options with its consumer range but the fact remains unknown (for now) if this move is enough for it to win back market share.</p> <p>[Source and images:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2304857/hp-lets-loose-with-laptops-that-rotate-or-split-and-run-windows-chrome-or-android.html" target="_blank">PCWorld</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-releasing-padfone-computex/news">Is Asus releasing a Padfone at Computex?</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="a revamped Chromebook 11" alt="a revamped Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12.jpg?1402028941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news#comments Android Computex 2014 HP Laptops Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:28:32 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438334 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft’s mobile devices will soon cost as little as US$100 (S$125) http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/computex-2014/microsoft-s-mobile-devices-will-soon-cost-little-us100/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to this Microsoft executive, the vendor is going to axe the prices of its tablets and smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Microsoft’s mobile devices will soon cost as little as US$100 " alt="Microsoft’s mobile devices will soon cost as little as US$100 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/micro.jpg?1402030696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has promised that its mobile devices will soon get cheaper, with its tablets and smartphone offerings to cost as little as US$100 (S$125). And it won&#39;t be too long before these changes take effect, since its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/even-nokia-does-xl-version-its-smartphone/news">recently launched Nokia XL</a> sits at the S$200 range.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it a smart move? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But we&rsquo;re dubious if this move will actually aid Microsoft reap major marketshare of what is an Android and Apple dominated world &ndash; here&rsquo;s why.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-unveils-thinner-lighter-faster-bigger-surface-pro-3/news">Microsoft&rsquo;s Surface Pro 3</a>&nbsp;starts from S$1108, as compared to its rivals such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Google Nexus 7 </a>that rings in at S$379 and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kindle-fire-hdx/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7-vs-google-nexus-7-2013-weigh/feature">Amazon Kindle Fire 7</a>, at US$139 (S$174). Although, you can argue that the Surface Pro 3 offers more memory space and more than a handful of features for that price than your average Windows 8 tablet.</p> <p>And if we look at the smartphone world, lowering its prices would set it up against the likes of popular handsets such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/xiaomi-mi3/review">Xiaomi Mi3</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news">Motorola Moto E</a>. As such, Microsoft still might have its hands full trying to convince users to buy its products, even if it does drop its prices.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-promises-lower-prices-on-windows-tablets-phones/" target="_blank">Cnet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Microsoft’s mobile devices will soon cost as little as US$100 " alt="Microsoft’s mobile devices will soon cost as little as US$100 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WindowsPhone.jpeg?1402030696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/computex-2014/microsoft-s-mobile-devices-will-soon-cost-little-us100/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/computex-2014/microsoft-s-mobile-devices-will-soon-cost-little-us100/news#comments Computex 2014 Microsoft Smartphones Tablets Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:10:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438677 at http://www.stuff.tv Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-liquid-leap-smartband/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Acer&#039;s first wearable one giant leap for mankind or a half-hearted lift-off? We reveal the results of our brief acquaintance with it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ll.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>, Acer&#39;s first foray into the wearable arena looked promisingly petite, but what else is known about it?</p> <p class="p3">During our time at the Acer booth, the biggest crowd congregated around the Liquid Leap booth, proving that the Leap was a step in that right direction of wearables. But more importantly, does it bring anything new to the fast-filling up wardrobe of wearable tech? Does this activity tracker deserve a spot on our wrists?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First things first </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Liquid Leap comes bundled with the Liquid Jade - Acer&#39;s brand new 5in smartphone. Acer claims that it&#39;s the smallest smartphone in terms of volume. We&#39;re not sure how true that is but during the brief time in our hands, it sure was crazy light and slim at just 7.5mm in thickness.</p> <p>While Acer emphasised that the curves of the design give great ergonomics, it&#39;s more of an oversell as the Liquid Jade is hardly a wrist-breaker in the first place.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-plans-disruptive-tablet-and-android-smartwatch/news">HTC plans a &quot;disruptive&quot; tablet and an Android smartwatch</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Probably not as expensive as real jade" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/liquidjade.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Slim pickings" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slim.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 13MP camera&#39;s also worth a mention, boasting an aperture of F1.8 to let in more light and take better pictures in low light. Unfortunately, the show floor was lit up like a police raid so we couldn&#39;t put that theory to the test.</p> <p class="p2">The phone&#39;s largely plastic but Acer executives were quick to point out that material options could pop up in the form of a number of different backs although nothing&#39;s been finalised yet. Colour options match the Liquid Leap, with these three to choose from, and the usual black and white.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="It&#039;s a light show" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camera_1.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Slight resemblance to a much older HTC device" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pastels.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about the smartband already! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, it most resembles the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jawbone/jawbone-up24/review">Jawbone Up</a> with its brighter colour options and build, but it pops on a rectangular display which then makes it look like the fun cooler cousin of the Galaxy Gear Fit. Tap and hold the screen to jolt it from its time-telling mode and swipe left to bring up the apps menu, or right for a quick glance at your activity rates including steps taken, distance travelled, time spent on the move, and calories burned.</p> <p>In the app menu mode, it displays up to three icons on each of its two pages, with the three most significant taking up its first page - activity tracking, sleep tracking and notifications.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jawbone/jawbone-up24/review">Jawbone Up 24 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pretty in pink" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/liquidleap.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keeping track </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Linked to the uncreatively-named Leap Manager app, users are able to set goals for themselves in the activity areas mentioned above. There is a catch to activity tracking on the Leap - you&#39;ll have to reset the smartband manually everyday if you want to keep an eye on your daily rates via the Leap, otherwise all that data will just accumulate.</p> <p>However, we were told via the app, the data captured is managed and sorted accordingly. Unfortunately, we weren&#39;t able to see if it could actually deliver due to connection issues within the show floors.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="A manual affair" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leap%20manager.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Goaaaaal!" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/goals_0.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Settings" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/settings_0.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for sleep tracking (the moon icon), it just measures how long you&#39;ve slept for. And the worst thing about it is that you have to manually activate the sleep monitoring. Which means before you doze off, you&#39;ll need to hit the start button and tap it again when you&#39;re awake. Not much different from keeping an eye on the clock and doing your own calculations.</p> <p>Notifications are largely a passive feature, informing you when you receive messages and phone calls, and letting you reject the latter. You can also control your music - play, pause, and next track. But that&rsquo;s it. No, seriously, that&rsquo;s it. You can&#39;t control the volume.</p> <p>Also, the display goes to sleep really quickly if you don&rsquo;t keep your finger actively swiping, six seconds give or take (yes, we counted). It was a pain trying to take photos with the display switching off so quickly, but it&rsquo;s more than enough time for a quick time check. It&rsquo;s not adjustable too, so you&rsquo;ll just have to live with it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2450" height="1817" title="Gone in six seconds" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sleep.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1947" height="1112" title="Let us sleep just for a few more minutes" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zzz.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is there no redemption for the Liquid Leap? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are a few things we appreciated about the Liquid Leap. For instance, its battery life is rated significantly longer than the other wearables with displays. The Samsung Gear Fit does about five days, while the Nike + SE FuelBand does about four. The Liquid Leap can survive without a charge for seven days according to the execs. But until we&#39;ve actually abused the Leap through such conditions, we&#39;ll have to take Acer&#39;s claims at face value.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear Fit review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Need more battery life" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batt.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The way it attaches takes more than a few cues from the FitBit Force. And it&rsquo;s secure enough as the entire device is seriously light. There&rsquo;s no official weight but having tried it on, we can say it barely weighs anything. You won&rsquo;t even notice that you have it on. It&rsquo;s slim enough for women to pull off, unlike other chunkier devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Easy on, easy off" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sit_0.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If there&rsquo;s one thing going for it, it would be design. It could easily pass for a cool bracelet that you can take swimming because it&rsquo;s IP7 certified. That means you can take it to a depth of 1m underwater for 30 minutes, if you can hold your breath that long. You also get the option of flipping the display 180 degrees, although reading it in landscape mode is already a little awkward, so we would have appreciated the option of taking it portrait.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Flipping out" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/design_0.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Final thoughts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the Liquid Leap&rsquo;s case, less is definitely not more in terms of features. But we like the build and it&rsquo;s a beautiful step in the wearables&rsquo; direction. But it&rsquo;s a first step and nothing more than that. It would be perfect for people who care more about fashion than functionality (women).</p> <p>We&rsquo;d take it if the bundle is priced affordably but as usual, no official pricing, just that it&rsquo;s mid-range. Stay tuned for news as and when we get them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="At least it looks snazzy as a tech bracelet" alt="Wrist on with the Acer Liquid Leap smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/final_1.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wrist on with Acer Liquid Leap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not exactly a leap for mankind, but it has its merits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ll.jpg?1402019099" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-liquid-leap-smartband/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-liquid-leap-smartband/feature#comments Acer Android Computex 2014 Smartphones Wearable tech Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:15:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438619 at http://www.stuff.tv Dell freshens up tablet line with Android-powered Venue 7 and 8 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-freshens-tablet-line-android-powered-venue-7-and-8/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google snobs, you can now get your dose of Dell tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dell freshens up tablet line with Android-powered Venue 7 and 8" alt="Dell freshens up tablet line with Android-powered Venue 7 and 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dellvenue.png?1401933229" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loved the Dell <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-venue-pro-8-beats-microsoft-surface-mini-punch/news">Venue Pro tablets</a>, but not so much their Windows platform? Venue tablet appreciators can now go &lsquo;droid.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-freshens-tablet-line-android-powered-venue-7-and-8/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-freshens-tablet-line-android-powered-venue-7-and-8/news#comments Computex 2014 Dell Tablets Thu, 05 Jun 2014 01:53:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438406 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-gives-us-inside-look-computing-comeback-plot/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That safe old computing experience you&#039;re used to is about change in three different ways </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intelll.jpg?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think everything innovative is happening outside of the computing arena? Not if Intel has a say in it. At Computex 2014,&nbsp;Intel was out in full force, revealing its computing domination plans by enhancing user experience in these three ways.</p> <p>And they&#39;re not exactly new technology. It&#39;s how Intel envisions the applications behind these existing solutions that will change the way you use your smartphones, tablets and laptops.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look ma, no wires </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wires are the bane of every tech lover&rsquo;s life. Imagine a life without the tangled web that wires weave. Now quell that ache in your heart for it&rsquo;s a possible future. Intel&rsquo;s Kirk Skaugen of the PC Client Group showed off plans for wireless everything, from displays to the transfer of data. Intel&#39;s WiDi is the wireless display is what Miracast is to most mobile devices. But the added advantage for Intel is the dominance it has over laptops, and in the future, Intel-powered smartphones.</p> <p>Add a dose of ScreenBeam technology to instantly cast your small screened viewing experience onto the biggest display, and the transition between mobile and desktop is even more seamless than ever.</p> <p class="p1">But what&rsquo;s most interesting is the possibility of turning ordinary furniture into wireless charging stations with the help of charge pads that users can mount under the table to wirelessly juice (through up to two inches of wood) gadgets with the corresponding technology. We even saw a wireless charging bowl that you can chuck your smartphone into. No more blind stabs in the dark.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature">Intel&#39;s tiny computer Edison gives us a glimpse into the future of wearable tech</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Look ma, no wires" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bowl.jpg?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Casting an eye from mobile to big screen" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cast.jpg?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hello there </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Voice recognition has been around for a while but the one that was demonstrated on stage by Intel showed incredible accuracy. Teaming up with speech recognition companies like Nuance Communications and iFlytek, the system was able to accurately transcribe the demonstrator&rsquo;s delivery of a Chinese tongue-twister in real-time. That would even be challenging for a real person, let alone voice recognition.</p> <p class="p1">If this sort of accuracy holds, we could communicate with our machines in a whole new way, instead of having to repeatedly trying to get Siri to understand us. There&rsquo;s also the element of fun, with talk of a karaoke game being developed to put your singing chops to the test. Now you&#39;ll really find out what your pitch is worth.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news">HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three direction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The RealSense camera is all of 3.28mm thin, so it can fit into tablets even. But how can RealSense change up the experience when 3D technology has been around for so long?</p> <p class="p1">We&#39;re seeing the RealSense 3D technology doing exciting stuff here at Computex. From real-time 50 point face-tracking to background extraction (so that you can still conduct conference calls without having to reveal the unprofessional chaos of your pad), it presents new ways to interact with your devices.</p> <p class="p1">We&#39;ve also seen gesture controls that give you the force demonstrated in the form of a claw crane and the ability to browse when your hands are too grubby to touch your expensive display.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/ces-2014/intels-realsense-camera-tiny-kinect-module-thatll-be-built-your-next-computer/news">Intel&#39;s RealSense camera: gesture control and 3D scanning built into your next PC</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5472" height="3648" title="The camera is watching" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0565.JPG?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Odd, that looks just like me" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facetracking.jpg?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Now this is what we call hands-off" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gesture.jpg?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="5472" height="3648" title="Feel the force of our mighty claw" alt="Intel gives us an inside look into its computing comeback plot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0489.JPG?1401925177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-gives-us-inside-look-computing-comeback-plot/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-gives-us-inside-look-computing-comeback-plot/feature#comments Computex 2014 Intel Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:29:29 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438552 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-multi-faceted-asus-transformer-book-v/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picky? You get five different ways to work this triple threat device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asustransformerbookv.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Asus Transformer Book V is all about options, being a three-in- one machine offering five modes of use and two operating systems at the same time.</p> <p class="p1">However, would forking over a sum of money be justified? Is it a jack-of-all-trades, or does it fall flat as a master of none? We find out in our brief time with the machine at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>&nbsp;by working out how this machine&#39;s unconventional form could unlock a world of convenience.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many-in-one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t let the numbers confuse you. The Transformer Book V runs two operating systems in five different modes - an Android laptop, tablet, phone, and also as a Windows 8.1 tablet and laptop.</p> <p class="p1">We see the arched eyebrow - how can a device run two operating systems? The Android-powered smartphone (unnamed as yet) slips neatly into the back of the Transformer Book V and brings up the Android home screen on your Windows-powered tablet screen. Take it full size and switch between operating systems as you fancy with a touch of the dedicated icon on the displays, or the button on your keyboard. Simple. There was no lag at all, but that might change if you load the devices up with content.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-shows-haul-fresh-android-tablets/news">Asus shows off haul of fresh Android tablets</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Android in Windows" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android%20in%20windows.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Hey, where&#039;d Android go?" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/switch.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="One button to switch them all" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/littleandroid.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Conveniences include discrete checking of your phone. When tablet and phone are joined and docked onto the keyboard, you only need to focus on one screen, instead of having to face up to the fact that you&#39;re obviously working as you constantly sneak peeks at your phone.</p> <p>Even when the phone&#39;s screen is minimised and you&#39;re checking your emails in laptop mode, if you receive a message, a notification will pop up and you can reply directly from the mode you&#39;re in. Same goes for calls - slip the phone out and take your call somewhere a little more private or use the speakers on the tablet to answer your call directly in laptop mode.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another massive advantage as far as we can tell is the copious amounts of storage you get with this device. The smartphone contains up to 64GB storage, with a microSD slot to boost storage up another 64GB. As for the tablet, it packs 128GB of storage, with the option of another 64GB via microSD, while the keyboard holds up to 1TB of memory, with a USB 3.0 and 2.0 slot to plug in your external hard drives. You don&#39;t even have to do the math to know that you could store a decade&#39;s worth of movies in this massive-brained device.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for charging, it&#39;s also a 3-in-1 experience. Just plug the charging cable into the tablet and all the devices drink their fill at the same time. Also, there&#39;s the added bonus of the entire device leveraging on the phone&#39;s speedy LTE abilities.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/asus-has-hand-its-new-transformer-book-v-and-zenbook-nx500-computex-2014/news">Asus new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 unveiled</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Android and Windows identity crisis" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brains.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Looks awfully similar to the PadFone" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brainss.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid plastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 12.5in Transformer Book V may be plastic, but it&#39;s solidly built and feels good in the hand.&nbsp;At 1.75kg, it&#39;s portable and somehow keeps its form factor slim. &nbsp;</p> <p>The tablet attaches magnetically to the keyboard without nary a wobble sideways and gives great viewing angles on its HD IPS display even on the spotlit show floor. We&#39;d love to give it a good shake to see if it holds but there were too many ASUS executives hovering around for us to attempt the Great Shakedown unfortunately.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature">Intel&#39;s tiny computer Edison gives an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="So thin, you can slice a cake with it" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/svelte.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Magnetised action" alt="Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hinge.jpg?1401983331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Final thoughts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ASUS executives were coy to give us the price point , but they did say it&rsquo;s supposed to be a mass market product, which means it should be affordably priced. The only detail they revealed was that it&rsquo;s going to cost less than if you were to buy a ZenFone 5 and a 2-in-1 separately.</p> <p class="p1">It sure is interesting, giving users new ways to use the device, but whether it&#39;s worth it all boils down to whether its price is way greater than the sum of its parts. The Asus Transformer Book V is due out in Q4 in black or white.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014 - all the biggest news so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-multi-faceted-asus-transformer-book-v/feature#comments Android Asus Computex 2014 Laptops Smartphones Tablets Windows Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:40:15 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438536 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus impels into the gaming space with its GX500 and ROG GR8 units http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/computex-2014/asus-impels-gaming-space-its-gx500-and-rog-gr8-pcs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Taiwanese company&#039;s latest addition to its Republic of Gamers line-up was unveiled at Computex 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus impels into the gaming space with its GX500 and ROG GR8 PCs" alt="Asus impels into the gaming space with its GX500 and ROG GR8 PCs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rog.jpg?1401861660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus wants to be a strong contender in the gaming space, and it&rsquo;s doing all within its might to mark its spot. This time, it wants to break the boundaries that confines hard-core gaming into any designated space.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a gaming fan, rejoice; the vendor took to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014 in Taipei</a> to unveil its latest gaming PC line-up, which includes the Asus GX500 notebook, as well as the ROG GR8 console PC.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about the GX500 gaming notebook? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for the ultra-thin, GX500 gaming notebook, it&rsquo;s all about gaming power on the go. At just 19mm thick, it&#39;s the thinnest in the 15.6in gaming notebook class. And at 2.2kg in weight, it packs heavyweight specs including the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics into its chasis.</p> <p>What entices you gamers more than some decent visuals? The GX500 is all about that &ndash; it boasts a 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) 3840 x 2160-pixel display with exclusive VisualMaster technology. What does that do you ask? It apparently provides an incredibly wide colour gamut of 100 per cent NTSC. In short, better colours on a 4K display.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gaming-pc-your-pocket/news">Go on, stuff the iBuyPower Hexa gaming PC into your pocket</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="What about the GX500 gaming notebook? " alt="What about the GX500 gaming notebook? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/notebook.jpg?1401861660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/computex-2014/asus-impels-gaming-space-its-gx500-and-rog-gr8-pcs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/computex-2014/asus-impels-gaming-space-its-gx500-and-rog-gr8-pcs/news#comments Asus Computex 2014 Desktops Gaming Laptops Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:56:19 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438501 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And they do more than tell you how (in)active you are, thank goodness for that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/edison.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Intel unveiled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-no-meet-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news">little Edison at CES 2014</a>, the tech world was beside themselves with excitement as the slight form factor of the micro-computer presented all new possibilities for those who&rsquo;d want to change up the shape of tech.</p> <p class="p1">But has the tiny yet powerful Edison fulfilled the big dreams its maker has for it? We take a look at the plans Intel and its partners have for it, and the other possibilities they hint at.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smarty pants shirt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, we lied. You can&rsquo;t get away from the health-tracking, but you can escape the passive bit of it. The smart shirt showed off at the Code/Conference tracks your heart rate without the requisite bulky heart rate sensor attached.</p> <p class="p1">Developed with smart textile company AiQ, the shirt is loaded with sensors and will stream the information via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to your devices. The only niggling fact is that you will have to unplug the electronics before you wash it. The smart fabric is expected in summer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smarty pants, we mean, shirt" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartshirt.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Potentially </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smart clothing also present new opportunities for coaches to keep a close eye on their athletes&rsquo; performance from heart to perspiration rates to improve training, while non-exercisers like us could explore the emotional side of wearable tech and don a sweater with sensors that light up to show our mood, so people know when to stay away. Or how about a hiking jacket that feeds maps and weather data back to you, and contacts emergency services if need be.</p> <p>An entire wardrobe of smart clothing anyone? We hope it comes with a wireless changing cupboard though.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news">This health-monitoring t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes look simple-minded</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Coming soon, the smart wardrobe for smart clothing" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mood%20sweater.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rockabye Baby </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Made by Rest Devices, the <a href="http://mimobaby.com/" target="_blank">Mimo Baby</a> is a connected onesie for your little one. The two green stripes you see on the front senses respiratory rates, while the turtle clip keeps an eye on activity level, skin temperature and body position. The data is then fed back to your smart devices or thanks to Edison, a smart mug that reflects the baby&rsquo;s breathing patterns. You&rsquo;ll never have to rely on that untrustworthy baby monitor that really doesn&rsquo;t tell you anything via sight or sound, because this essentially tells you if your youngling is still breathing (very crucial) and also lets you track its sleeping patterns over time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Edison watches over your baby like a hawk" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mimo%20baby.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fashion Forward </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Opening Ceremony smart bracelet has been teased for a while now, but we still haven&rsquo;t much of a clue with regard to its abilities. But one thing&rsquo;s for sure, it promises to look good, or at least better than what we&rsquo;re used to in wearable fashion.</p> <p class="p1">As to exactly how good it will look? That still remains to be seen. But seeing as Opening Ceremony recently designed a capsule collection for Spike Jonze&rsquo;s film Her (image above), we should be in safe hands. At least we&#39;re seeing wearable tech from a fashion designer&#39;s point of view instead of what a nerd thinks looks good.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wearable tech need not be a fashion disaster" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/openingceremony_spikejonze3.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Potentially </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wearable tech that won&rsquo;t put us to shame as we walk down the streets, or attract too much attention in the fashion of Glassholes. Edison&rsquo;s will make wearable tech smaller, so perhaps smartwatches that actually fit women&rsquo;s wrists, or even a smart tie pin that&rsquo;s actually the appropriate size. How about intelligent gloves for the winter, that warms up or cools down according to the surrounding temperature?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/got-google-glass-dont-be-glasshole-says-google/news">Got Google Glass? Don&#39;t be a Glasshole, says Google</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Begone, Glassholes" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass_1_1.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel&#039;s Edison future </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A tiny computer that can do so much for smart technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/edison%20%281%29.png?1402797958" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature#comments Computex 2014 Intel Wearable tech Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:17:42 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438494 at http://www.stuff.tv What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits http://www.stuff.tv/sg/what-s-wrong-wearables-today/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solve these problems and wearables will be on every face, wrist, and torso you see on the street </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wearable.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When a wearable is announced, it becomes the talk of the town and then, nothing. People lose interest (except the hardcore geeks) and they move on. Repeat ad infinitum. But why is that the case?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bummer #1: Is that all this does? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s more to wearables - one might hope - than making a miniature version of a computer that is linked to your bigger computer to hang around your neck. It needs to add value to an existing experience, and transform it all together, rather than passively collecting information and spitting it back at the wearer. Not all of us are interested in the 24/7 workings of our bodies.</p> <p>Image:&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2013/12/09/health-tech-trends-2014/" target="_blank">Mashable</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #1: Is that all this does?" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/data.png?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cure:</strong>&nbsp;Intel is providing the support, both financial and mentorship, should your idea for a wearable hit all the right notes in their ongoing&nbsp;<a href="https://makeit.intel.com/" target="_blank">Make it Wearable</a>&nbsp;competition. Instead of the usual health-tracking devices, we&#39;re also seeing potential experience-reinventing ideas make the cut. Check out&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4c_IZL5Kmc#t=18" target="_blank">Lovey</a>, a social environment monitor designed for parents and their children, and a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUhj68Mbqk" target="_blank">UV ink tattoo</a>&nbsp;that contains all your medical history.</p> <p>While Intel&#39;s support for wearables might not be the be-all-end-all solution, it&#39;s a strong start.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/wearables-week-intel-s-new-devices-group-gadgets-future-are-being-designed/feature">Wearable Week: at Intel&#39;s New Devices Group, Steven Holmes is inventing your future</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #1: Is that all this does?" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/make-it-wearable_0.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bummer #2: Why doesn’t anyone play nice anymore? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone wants to further their own agenda. What consumers face is a spread of separate great devices like Google Glass, Pebble, Apple iWatch (if it ever shows up) which are limited to their own ecosystems, but could unlock the door to tech paradise if they would all just harness a common power and unite the experience.</p> <p>Image:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.devicemag.com/2014/01/03/wearable-devices-to-see-good-leap-in-2014-if-they-offer-the-best-services/">DeviceMag</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #2: Why doesn’t anyone play nice anymore?" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Wearables.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cure:</strong>&nbsp;The Internet of Things will save us all. However, it&rsquo;s a fabled creature for now and we&rsquo;ve yet to meet its leader. Until we do, leveraging the cloud is our answer to the common sync-not-sink. With all that data up in the air, it&rsquo;s up to manufacturers to make the most of it, be it a piece of clothing that feeds weather and location data back to its wearer, or a geotagging school bag that allows paranoid parents to keep track of their child. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>As for IOT, will somebody step up to the task already? We might not have to wait long, for we hear that Intel has a division dedicated to the Internet of Things, albeit it being on an industrial scale for now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-internet-things-will-change-world/feature">How the Internet of Things will change the world</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #2: Why doesn’t anyone play nice anymore?" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iot.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bummer #3: I’m not going to wear that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More often than not, wearables aren&rsquo;t the most attractive looking of devices, contrary to what their name insinuates. People who take the time to pick out what they wear in the morning will hardly spend a small heap of money to adorn themselves with chunky conspicuous devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #3: I’m not going to wear that" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wearable_computer_620x412.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cure:&nbsp;</strong>Think integrated instead of in-your-face. Intel&rsquo;s micro-computing systems Edison and Galileo are tiny enough to power any thing&rsquo;s intelligence. Moreover, the company is teaming up with Council of Fashion Designers of America, hip clothing label Opening Ceremony and luxury retailer Barneys to put the &lsquo;wear&rsquo; back in wearables. Watch out for the mysterious Opening Ceremony-branded smart bracelet headed your way soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-no-meet-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news">Is that an SD card in your pocket? No, it&#39;s Intel&#39;s tiny Edison PC</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bummer #3: I’m not going to wear that" alt="What’s wrong with wearables today? Intel highlights the three culprits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intelwe.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The problems and solutions for wearable tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel wants to make everything smart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wearable.jpg?1402480604" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/what-s-wrong-wearables-today/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/what-s-wrong-wearables-today/feature#comments Computex 2014 Intel Smartwatch Wearable tech Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438453 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus shows off haul of fresh Android tablets http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-shows-haul-fresh-android-tablets/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All models, including a brace of new Fonepads, are 64-bit and equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asus shows off haul of fresh Android tablets" alt="Asus shows off haul of fresh Android tablets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-fonepad-7.jpg?1401754896" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, Asus has been busy. The Taiwanese company has just ripped the wrappers off its 2014 range of tablets&hellip; and there are a heck of a lot of them.</p> <p>All Asus&rsquo; new models run Android 4.4 KitKat and, quite unusually for Android devices, run on 64-bit processors (quad-core Intel Atoms, to be precise). While the potential of 64-bit is yet to be realised, it&rsquo;s still an interesting move and one which may pay off, should app developers start making software that takes advantage of the architecture.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are also new MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 models, 7in and 8in respectively with 1280 x 800 resolutions. The 8in model seems particularly powerful, sporting a 2.3GHz processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE 4G. Asus claims it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s lightest 8in LTE tablet at 299g. Pricing and availability for both models will be updated closer to the launch date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Moving on, there are also a couple of new Transformer Pad models, both of which come with a new hidden hinge design of keyboard dock. Both models have 10.1in screens, the TF303 with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and the TF103 with a 1280 x 800 resolution, and the TF303 has a faster processor and LTE on top of its sharper screen. Pricing and availability for both the TF103 and TF303 will be revealed at a later date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The new Asus Transformer Pad TF103" alt="The new Asus Transformer Pad TF103" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-transformer-103.jpg?1401754896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-shows-haul-fresh-android-tablets/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-shows-haul-fresh-android-tablets/news#comments Asus Computex 2014 Tablets Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:56:02 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438403 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus' new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 unveiled http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/asus-has-hand-its-new-transformer-book-v-and-zenbook-nx500-computex-2014/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As expected, more tablet/laptop hybrids and a sleeker ultrabook make their debut at Computex 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus has on hand its new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 at Computex 2014" alt="Asus has on hand its new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/S19.jpg?1401788063" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, looks like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-releasing-padfone-computex/news">Padfone</a>&nbsp;wasn&#39;t the only thing up Asus&#39; sleeves at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014" target="_blank">Computex 2014</a>.&nbsp;Okay, we&rsquo;re not sure about you but we sort of expected more Asus laptops and tablets, since that&rsquo;s what Computex is all about.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about the Transformer Book V </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And that Transformer Book V? The Transformer moniker is quite obvious, given how Asus has been tossing smartphone/tablet/laptop hybrids into the market. It&#39;s the V, which is actually the Roman numeral five, that impresses. The hybrid device transforms into five modes, though technically it has three form factors.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re sure you&rsquo;re pretty confused &ndash; let us break it down for you.&nbsp;So it&rsquo;s a hybrid tablet/laptop; the laptop and tablet run on Windows and Android KitKat 4.4, so that makes four modes.</p> <p>The fifth mode is its smartphone module, which runs on Android. The laptop has a detachable 12.5in screen that becomes a separate tablet and a 5in smartphone that docks into the tablet.&nbsp;Asus claims that as a phone, it makes it the world&#39;s first 5in LTE smartphone powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no word yet on local availability and pricing, but we&rsquo;ll update the page as soon as we get our hands and more details on it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hp-goes-computex-all-guns-blazing-new-and-improved-laptops/news">HP goes into Computex all guns blazing with new and improved laptops</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus has on hand its new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 at Computex 2014" alt="Asus has on hand its new Transformer Book V and Zenbook NX500 at Computex 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/transformer.jpg?1401788063" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/asus-has-hand-its-new-transformer-book-v-and-zenbook-nx500-computex-2014/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/asus-has-hand-its-new-transformer-book-v-and-zenbook-nx500-computex-2014/news#comments Asus Computex 2014 Laptops Smartphones Tablets Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:10:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438353 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Liquid Leap smartwatch due for an appearance at Computex 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/acer-will-soon-join-big-boys-tech-launch-smartwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It says a lot when a traditional laptop and tablet maker is also unveiling a smartwatch at the biggest tech exhibition in Asia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Acer will soon join the big boys of tech with the launch of a smartwatch " alt="Acer will soon join the big boys of tech with the launch of a smartwatch " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smart.jpg?1401683113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those of you who have been looking forward to new Acer laptops or desktops from Computex 2014 in Taipei, the vendor&#39;s going to dash your dreams. The good news is,&nbsp;Acer will soon put itself in the same ring as the big boys of tech (i.e. Google, Microsoft, Samsung, or Apple) with the launch of its first smartwatch at the event.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expect five smartphones too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition, Acer will introduce five new smartphones that range from low-budget models to high end ones that support 4G networks, marking its deeper penetration into the smartphone sphere. These include the Acer Liquid X1, E700, E600, Liquid Jade and Liquid Z200 mobile phone models.</p> <p>Last year, Acer&rsquo;s main highlight was its range of tablets. Acer will also be unveiling a new 8in Android tablet this year, but we expect its smartphones and smartwatch to generate the most interest from attendees, alluding to the fact that the vendor is eyeing technologies beyond the traditional PC for growth.</p> <p>But will Acer stand on par or supersede the tech giants of wearables? That&#39;s a question we&#39;ll try to answer when we get our hands on it during <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-releasing-padfone-computex/news">Is Asus releasing a Padfone at Computex?</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Acer will introduce five new smartphones" alt="Acer will introduce five new smartphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acerliq.jpg?1401683113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/acer-will-soon-join-big-boys-tech-launch-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/acer-will-soon-join-big-boys-tech-launch-smartwatch/news#comments Acer Computex 2014 Smartphones Smartwatch Tablets Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:21:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438322 at http://www.stuff.tv