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Best Smartphones 2016

September 6, 2016 Paul 0

 

Introduction

 

As one of the best-selling electronic contrivances in the consumer market today, Smartphones have over the years evolved to become an essential device for technically savvy individuals. This is because these things come with exceptional functionalities that not only let you access the internet, but also lets you capture photos and listen to your favorite entertainment media with style. For that reason, an excellent place for you to begin your search process would be the Best Smartphones 2016.

 

Best Smartphones 2016

 

OnePlus 3 (Graphite, 64GB)OnePlus-3

Experience the superior quality of the Oneplus 3 Smartphone that comes with a metal unibody and premium space-grade aluminum alloy. This gives the phone a premium feel and its lightweight as well as durable at the same time.

  • Thanks to the 16 MP camera sensors, users can capture videos and pictures on the Oneplus with excellent detail and clarity as well. It also comes with smart capture technology that makes taking photos a breeze and without any hassles.
  • The one plus Smartphone also comes with an 8MP front facing camera that takes the best of selfies each time.
  • It also comes with an improved fingerprint sensor that can unlock the Oneplus in just 0.2 seconds even from the sleeping screen.
  • More so, the phone is also carrier unlocked and comes with features that support wideband for service providers all across the world.

 

LG G5 Unlocked Phone, 32 GB TitanLG-G5-coming-to-Verizon-AT-ampT-and-Sprint-800x800

Experience the transformative design of the LG G5 smartphone that comes with a slide out a removable and replaceable battery for excellent functionality.

  • Tech lovers will also appreciate the inclusion of the 32 GB internal storage that can accept SD cards of up to 2 TB.
  • According to trustedreviews.com, the dual and rear camera comprise of the 16MP camera with laser autofocus and 8MP front camera as well.
  • More so, it comes with an always-on display that lets you access the time, date and other important notification without having to wake the phone.

The Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 and USB Type C allows the LG G5 to recharge from 0-50% in as little as 20minutes. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner for enhanced security and functionality especially when accessing financial details online

 

Sony Xperia Z5 E6653 32GB 4G/LTE6284b-1_1

Make the best moments in life last forever with the fastest autofocus of the Xperia Z5 that lets you capture the best of photo opportunities.

  • With its Hybrid autofocus, the best camera phone provides the ideal speed and accuracy for your unique needs.
  • It combines 23 megapixels and five times powerful zoom, to capture even the most fleeting moments in excellent quality.
  • The water and dust proof ip68 compact design means that you can use the phone even in rainy outdoor conditions.
  • Besides that, it also comes with an integrated sensor that can be used as a phone locking mechanism.

The power button is well-positioned on the side of the phone such that you can pick up and securely unlock the phone with a single motion.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Amazing Laptops 2016

September 6, 2016 Paul 0

 

 

Purchasing a laptop is a big investment in this era where computers are required for numerous tasks. Here are five amazing laptops that you should consider when shopping for high-performance laptops that can handle intense tasks.

 

 

Microsoft Surface Promicrosoft_surface_pro_4_review_18

The high-performance release by Microsoft comes with a full sized, backlit keyboard and a dedicated graphics card that can handle intensive tasks of video editing and gaming.

  • Surface book has all the power to handle the most demanding creative tasks in the office, home or on the move.
  • With the versatility of a tablet, the screen can actually be detached to serve a powerful, lightweight tablet.
  • The laptop comes with the latest version of Intel core i5 0r i7 processor and up to 16 GB RAM.

The multi-touch Pixel Sense screen comes with surface touch pen that can be used to create with all your regular desktop software.

 

 

HP EliteBook Folio G1

The EliteBook Folio is a light and thin 12.5” device with a 12.5” display.

  • The design is attractive with a silver chassis made of aluminum that is durable standing serious drops.
  • The laptop comes is equipped with a fanless cooling system, strong speaker and an infrared camera for quicker and accurate face logins and works even in the dark.
  • The laptop’s battery life could, however, be better.
  • The laptop has fewer connectivity ports that support up to date connectivity standards.

The processor is an Intel Core m7, with RAM of 8GB and 256 SSD making it very powerful and productive.

 

 

HP Spectre 360IMG_0937-980x653

The HP spectre is a stunning, slim convertible laptop with a 3600 hinge.

  • The light weight and ultra-slim feature make it easy to stay connected on the move.
  • The Hinge is designed to rotate fluidly and hold firmly allowing the laptop to be used at any angle and lie at flat tablet mode.
  • The chassis is made of stainless steel that protects it from damage and dirt.
  • The spectre comes with a 13.3 inch touch screen and natural silver color.

It runs on an Intel core i7 processor with 8GB RAM and 256 Solid State Drive.

 

 

Razer Blade Stealth

 

  • razer-blade-stealth-lid-1500x1000The Razer Blade Stealth is a ultra-slim light weight laptop with an aircraft grade aluminum chassis that houses an Intel core i7 6th generation processor.
  • The laptop has a 12.5 inch touch screen with high viewing angles and high color saturation, providing very high color and image quality.
  • The storage is up to 515 GB PCle Solid state Drive and memory of 8GB dual-channel and has a backlit keyboard.

 

 

Asus ZenBook UX305

The Asus ZenBook design features with a purple-tinged aluminum casing and looks like mac-book from all angles but superior in all ways.

  • It has an Intel i5 processor, an Intel HD graphics 520 and 8Gb memory and 256GB SSD storage making it a high-performance machine.
  • With a 13.3 inch screen size, the laptop has high resolution and sharp display.

It has a long battery life with a fanless cooling system

 

 

The Best Multi-Platform Games of 2016

September 5, 2016 Paul 0

 

There was a time when a “multi-platform” release meant that a game would come out for all available platforms; Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo (including handheld) and PC. In recent years, because the Wii and Nintendo DS launched with non traditional control schemes (the latter also comparatively underpowered) true-multiformat development became impractical, so a multi-platform release has come to mean the two “serious” consoles and PC. Despite this shrinking of the term, 2016 continues to deliver some outstanding multi-platform releases, available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.

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Overwatch is an insanely addictive team shooter that gives players the choice between over 20 unique and memorable characters. From a peace-loving combat droid to a Korea pro-gamer and an armour-clad geriatric knight, each character plays differently, meaning you’re sure to find a play-style that suits you, and must team up with friends and strangers to account for each character’s strengths and weaknesses. Blizzard Entertainment have even stated that all future downloadable content, including new characters and maps, will be entirely free. It’s easy to be dubious about a game with as much hype behind it as Overwatch, but it has lived up to expectations so far.

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Having been in development for over ten years, fans are ravenous for the release of the fifteenth numbered entry in the venerated Final Fantasy series. Featuring a Kingdom Heartsstyle fight system, battles are played out in real time and seamlessly integrated into the game, allowing for hectic and exciting battles to take place. Story is a vital part of any RPG and FFXV doesn’t look like it’s going to disappoint; players take the role of Prince Noctis, who, along with his friends (the game features a series first – an all male party) must travel across the land using a customizable car, and, in a nod to survival games, must eat and sleep in order to maintain optimum battle performance. With fan anticipation sky high, only time will tell if FFXV manages to meet expectations.

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This stunning 2D action game is a love letter to 8 and 16-bit titles of the past and really has to be seen to be believed. The pixel art, somehow simultaneously simplistic and ultra detailed, is absolutely beautiful, and incredible music direction compliments it perfectly. The story has been compared to some of Studio Ghibli’s iconic titles, and those looking for old-school style challenges need look no further than the games tight learning curve. In an era where games are becoming increasingly similar, Hyper Light Drifter isn’t afraid to stand on its own two feet.

 

 

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This sequel to 2012’s stealth action title sees players return to the dark world of The Outsider, this time letting players choose between returning protagonist Corvo Attano or the now grown up Princess Emily Kaldwin. Each character will have individual powers, and given the choice between high and low chaos, the separate characters further provide immense replay value. If this sequel can be as confident and fully realized as its predecessor then there can be no doubt that Dishonored 2 will be a stand out title of 2016.

 

 

Super Performing Tablets

September 5, 2016 Paul 0

 

Introduction

 

Tablets have evolved in functionality over the years to become one of the most prevalent items available on the consumer market. In fact, according to a recent study by Gartner, the average tablet and Laptop sales in 2015 were almost similar with laptops garnering 321 million in sales and tablets 319 million units in sales. This is in part because super performing tablets are built to provide ultra-fast performance all in a compact-sized device. As a result, users can effortlessly access their photos, documents, and movies with the clear Super AMOLED display, while the inclusion of ample sized memory lets you enjoy more of your favorite content without running out of space.

 

Super Performing Tablets

 

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  • Discover the excellence of the iPad Pro 9.7 that comes with an ample sized 9.7 inch Retina that can deliver excellent resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • Besides that, it also comes with an A9X chip that is fitted with 64-bit architecture along with an excellent M9 processor.
  • It also comes with a 12 MP iSight camera that has true tone flash and the panorama version of up to 63mp.
  • Tech lovers will also appreciate the inclusion of the four speakers audio that provides the best of audio tunes along with the robust battery that can provide well over 10 Hours of Battery Life. According to techradar.com, The iPad Pro seven also supports Apple smart keyboards and Apple pencils as well.

Google Pixel C 10.2-in HD Touchscreen Tablet


Offering solid performance and impressive performance is the Google Pixel C 10.2-in HD Touchscreen Tablet. This powerful tablet consolidates premium design and flexibility such that you can work or play on the go. The Google Pixel C 10.2-in delivers

  • 2560 x 1800 resolutions and 1500:
  • 1 contrast ratio for crisp images and gaming as well.
  • Additionally, it also comes with a NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU,
  • Bluetooth 4.1, stereo speakers and 3 GB LP DDR4 FOR vivid images as well as sound.

On top of that, this tablet also comes with 32 GB solid-state drive that comprises of no moving parts that reduce the chances of overheating or damage. The inclusion of the dual band processor does well to power through tasks, and it also features an 8MP rear camera and 2mp front camera.

 

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Experience the best of technology with the Samsung Galaxy S2 9.7 that lets you view images and videos in lifelike and vivid quality.

  • Also, it comes with a super AMOLED display screen that brings your pictures and movies to life with vibrant colors, crisp detail, and deep contrasts as well.
  • The powerful processor is ideal for handling your multitasking needs.
  • With the Samsung Galaxy S2, you can store more for entertainment media including photos, videos, and movies.

Besides that, you can also expand the memory from 32Gb up to a maximum of 128 GB with the inclusion of the internal memory slot. Users will also appreciate the inclusion of the cost core processor that provides sufficient power and speed required for powering through tasks. The S2 is a super performing tablet also weighs less that 1 pound as compared to the conventional tab design.

 

 

 

 

The Best Wearable Technologies Best of 2016

September 5, 2016 Paul 0

 

The best Wearable Technologies Best of 2016

 

Just a few years ago, technological advancement was associated with computers, mobile phones, and their operating systems. However, things are changing. Currently, we have wearable technology with us. The wearable technologies come in the form of smartphones, fitness trackers, headsets and many other gadgets.

 

Below we have provided a list of the highest rated fitness trackers and smartwatches that forms part of the most recent and best wearable technologies best of 2016.

 

1. The Apple Watch


 

 

It is the most capable smartwatch. It is over a year old and remains the most affordable smartwatch in the market. It is the best designed and most efficient smartwatch one can buy.

 

The positives

 

Beautifully constructed

 

    • It can handle messages well

 

    • It has several apps

 

    • It sends and receives voice calls with an iPhone

 

    • There are various designs to choose from

 

    • It stores music that can be played back via Bluetooth

 

 

The negatives

 

    • The battery does not last for long

 

    • Requires an iPhone to operate

 

    • It does not have an inbuilt GPS

 

    • The apps load slowly

 

 

 

2. Garmin Forerunner 235 Running WatchTvK7uYplYnNS5PzS0gTY

 

 

It is an ideal watch for anyone shopping for the best GPS running watch. It is a great accessory for serious and casual runners.

 

    • It has a fitness tracker.

 

    • It has a GPS that measures distance and pace while running

 

    • It has an optical heart-rate sensor

 

    • Tracks daily activities such as calories and steps

 

    • It displays notifications from Android and iPhone devices

 

    • It is sleek and comfortable to wear

 

    • It is water resistant

 

 

Cons

 

    • The heart rate sensor is not very accurate

 

 

3. Huawei Android WatchHuawei Watch

 

 

Android users should not feel left out. The Huawei smartwatch is stylish and features a full round sapphire crystal and a high-resolution display.

 

Features

 

    • Beautifully designed

 

    • Extra features that make the phone stand out

 

    • High-resolution display

 

    • The downside is that its functionality is messy and confusing

 

    • It lacks some high –end features such as monitor heart rate and GPS

 

 

 

4. Samsung Gear Fit 2samsung-gear-fit-2

 

 

It is a good looking and feature packed smartwatch. However, it is not ideal for hardcore workout warriors.

 

Features

 

    • Slim design with beautiful curved AMOLED display

 

    • It has features such as heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, and music storage

 

    • It has automatic exercise detection

 

    • It displays smartphone notifications

 

 

Cons

 

    • Short battery life

 

    • The heart rate sensor fluctuates

 

    • It is not water-resistant

 

    • Does not support iPhone

 

    • The Health App is a bit confusing

 

 

I believe the above list has given you an overview about wearable technologies and will inspire you to find more about the same.

 

 

 

 

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