After launching the mid-range Moto Z2 Play and the budget Moto G5 and G5 Plus earlier in the year, Lenovo has finally unveiled its flagship smartphone for 2017: the Moto Z2 Force. Here’s what the new handset is packing, and why you might buy it instead of rivals from Apple, Samsung, or Google.
The GPD Pocket is truly a pocketable PC, but is it any good? Surprisingly, it’s better than expected, but at a cost.
Back in 2006, the concept of Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPC) became a reality with low-cost tiny laptops meant for the masses. UMPC was a collaboration between Intel and Microsoft to create a new market of devices. With touchscreens and support for a stylus, the UMPC was a precursor to modern smartphones but without the cellular connectivity.
While the concept died by 2010 could 2017 be the right time for such devices to return? GPD is testing the waters with its crowd-funded GPD Pocket – a true pocket computer that runs full Windows 10.
I’ve been using the GPD Pocket for a few weeks now, and I’m more impressed than I anticipated. While not everything is great with the GPD Pocket due to its size, it’s also an amazing accomplishment with exceptional build quality.
Apple has sourced Quanta Computer as the primary manufacturer of the Apple Watch since the original wearable device began a production ramp-up in late 2014/early 2015 for its official launch in the spring of 2015.
The supplier was again the sole source of Apple Watch manufacturing for the Series 2 models in 2016, and a new article out today by Chinese-language site Economic Daily News has echoed previous reports that stated Apple will yet again keep Quanta as its main Apple Watch supplier for the so-called “Apple Watch Series 3.” The move is expected to lead Quanta into a “strong” second half of 2017, further cementing the next-generation Apple Watch’s debut this upcoming fall (via DigiTimes).
Additionally, Quanta’s income towards the end of the year is poised to rise thanks to the manufacturer’s supply of notebooks and servers, but the Apple Watch Series 3 is described as one of the company’s biggest assets. Secondary to Quanta, EDN‘s report today cited market watchers who believe Compal will also be sourced as an Apple Watch supplier this year, but with a focus on older-generation models and not including Series 3.
Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Apple is reportedly planning to launch its third-generation Apple Watch in 2017 and the wearable is likely to help Quanta’s Apple Watch product line turn profitable. Although Compal Electronics reportedly has joined the supply chain of the Apple Watch, the market watchers believe Apple is likely to let Compal mainly handle older-generation models, the paper added.
While rumors leading into the fall of 2017 have largely focused on the iPhone 8, it is believed that Apple will launch an all-new Apple Watch device this year, perhaps at the same iPhone debut event expected in September. The company used that strategy last fall when it announced and launched the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 within the same September timeframe.
Besides the expected new-generation bumps to processing speeds and a longer battery life, Apple Watch Series 3 has been rumored to include cellular connectivity so users could make phone calls, send iMessages, and stream Apple Music without needing to be tethered to their iPhone, with the caveat of an added data plan likely. The Series 3 device is also said to not include any major visual overhauls to the Apple Watch design, keeping the same case and band form factor that Apple has used since 2015.
We’re no strangers to Lego recreations of famous buildings here at New Atlas, but this model of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie has to rate among the better examples. Lego aficionado Florian Müller used the versatile little plastic bricks to get impressively close to Herzog & De Meuron’s original design.
Launching on Kickstarter today, Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using “snap in” inserts. These inserts offer smart home functionality, including Wi-Fi connectivity, security camera, carbon monoxide sensors, Bluetooth speaker, motion and temperature sensors, Amazon Echo extension, USB port, and so on, which connect to your existing network (Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, etc.) or function independently. And a developer kit means partners can create their own smart inserts.
The new E-Pace is an important car for Jaguar, which meant a normal launch program simply wasn’t going to cut it. Instead of hiring some #influencers or using a motor show press conference, the British marque decided its smallest SUV would arrive on the scene with a world-record-breaking barrel roll. Here’s a look at how they did it.
Mitsubishi has been teasing a new high-riding family car for quite some time, and it’s finally arrived in the form of the oddball Expander. The world is going crazy for four-wheel drives at the moment but Mitsubishi has taken a different path with its latest car, instead running with the strange MPV/SUV hybrid shape you see here.
They may be modeled on the human brain, but neural networks are far better than we are at sorting through huge amounts of data and identifying patterns. Now, to make these powerful AI systems more accessible to smaller-scale developers and businesses, Intel acquisition Movidius is launching the Neural Compute Stick, which packs deep learning algorithms into a standard USB thumb drive.