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    You can preorder for 360 euros.


    BLLOC IS THE MOST MINIMALIST FULL-FEATURE SMARTPHONE EVER MADE



    With a stunning slick body, a great 5.5 inch LCD display, a fingerprint sensor, dual cameras on the back, a headphone jack, and all the makings of a great phone, the Blloc is exactly that. A great phone, but itís a different great phone. Designed purely around simplicity and sustainability, the Blloc is a phone made to embrace minimalism and longevity in every way possibleÖ without compromising on the smartphone experience.


    First to come to oneís notice is Bllocís OS, redesigned completely to last hours longer than any conventional phone, and to be simple, smart, and intuitive. Designed to work completely in monochrome, the Bllocís OS saves incredible amounts of power by running everything in greyscale (something the Instagram app does too with its black white and red UI). However, were you to choose to view images, videos, webpages, etc. in color, simply place your finger on the fingerprint sensor and Bllocís LCD display lights up with vivid colors, seamlessly transitioning from greyscale to full-spectrum color, blurring the lines between a great experience and great (read: longer) performance.

    Simple and sublime, Bllocís OS doesnít distract with flashing dots, numbers, banners, and notifications helter skelter. Made to let you focus on the task at hand, the OS has everything youíd need, from Maps to Messenger, Uber, Spotify, Instagram, Gmail, Skype, Whatsapp, News, etcÖ all designed to work beautifully, seamlessly, and incredibly quick, thanks to the power saving operating system. Designed to perform, and to last, without compromise, the Blloc also lets you click incredible pictures with its dual-camera setup thatís capable of capturing RAW output and 4K video at 30fps, all boosted by the fact that your screen actually ends up draining less of your battery and memory. Simple, smart, and conceptually spectacular, I canít wait to see the phone in action once it launches. This MAY just be the best phone to curb your smartphone screen addiction while also boosting its performance multiple-fold! Besides, would you look at how wonderful its simplistic packaging is too?!

    Blloc is the most minimalist full-feature smartphone ever made | Yanko Design
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    That is weird but I kinda like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You can preorder for 360 euros.
    a cringe inducing marketing blurb does not engender confidence in the product

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    Or this weird looking thing...
    reflection central - good luck trying to read anything on it outside a blacked out room


    soon smartphone cameras will eable people to look micro and then there will be a wave of snowflakes with phobias about all the little organisims that inhabit their bodies and personal items
    imagine when they can look at their toothbrushes under a microscope - probably be a market for heremetically sealed blockchain tracked one use toothe brushes soon

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    For a very interersting gizmo, with possible military applications go to 1.50 here :

    Not to mention 1.20 here, which I have never seen..
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    More than twice the price of the Fire TV 2 and not really worth it as far as I can see.



    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBTFNVA...KJ6MAP74R5MTKE
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    Be interesting to see the pricing:



    Might your trusty but slightly tired older laptop or desktop PC be needing a shot in the arm to encourage it to run faster and get jobs completed in less time? As our bodies get older, we humans can personally identify with PCs needing new energy to maintain a high-quality existence.


    Thinking along these same lines, Seagate came out July 3 with a new internal BarraCuda solid-state disk designed to take data movement inside PCs to a higher-than-normal speed level with flash media and a SATA 6GB/s interface.


    This things run rings around just about every hard drive out there, and they are noted for fast start-up and close down.


    Key features provided by BarraCuda SSD include:


    Speed: This is designed to maximize drive performance and is equipped with flash-speed function up to 560MB/s and 90K IOPs that accelerates boost-time, file transfers and application loading, the company claims.


    Five-Year Warranty: The BarraCuda SSD comes with a 5-year warranty, 1.8M hrs. MTBF and up to 1092 TBW with 24-hr Global Technical Support.


    Versatility, Low-Power Support: The BarraCuda SSD offers versatility with multiple capacity options (250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB) and a standard 2.5” form factor with SATA 6Gb/s interface to enable users to easily integrate into most laptops and desktop PCs. It is optimized for maximum capacity and equipped with ultra-low power mode support for reduced power consumption, Seagate said.


    The new internal solid-state disk will be available on Amazon exclusively starting on Prime Day 2018 (July 16 and 17), prior to general availability in September.


    For more information about the BarraCuda SSD, check out the BarraCuda product page.

    Seagate Unveils Fast 2TB SSD for Laptops, Desktops
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    ^^Whoa! Just in case you need to back up the Interweb.?

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    I'm looking to buy the newest Kindle Paperwhite here in LOL. Can any expert online shopper provide my with the best price online?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff View Post
    I'm looking to buy the newest Kindle Paperwhite here in LOL. Can any expert online shopper provide my with the best price online?
    Thanks in advance!

    https://www.lazada.co.th/catalog/?q=...1125719clR54Sr

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Thanks...I've gotten that far on me own but can't decide which to buy. They have some for 7.000ish and others for 5,800. Even one for 4,500. Some are 3rd gen others are 8th. So...which is the newest bestest?
    https://www.lazada.co.th/products/am...08028__3974__1



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    Read the reviews, they should help you make a choice.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n...nid=2941120011

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    Amazon is expected to announce a range of new Echo smart speaker devices on Thursday, as the technology giant doubles down on the idea of a smart home powered by its virtual assistant, Alexa.

    The company is holding an event in the US where a wide range of new Alexa-powered devices and appliances is expected to be unveiled.
    There have been reports that a range of voice-activated appliances beyond smart speakers could be introduced by the tech giant, some of which appeared to leak on the Amazon website on Wednesday.
    Technology website Pocket-lint spotted listings for an Echo Sub subwoofer to boost audio playing from an Echo, as well as a smart plug that will bring Alexa voice control to any power socket.
    Both products were quickly removed.


    Last month, Amazon’s vice president for its smart home business Daniel Rausch said he could see a future where virtual assistants move beyond smart speakers and are more widely integrated around the home.
    “I think it’ll be as simple as walking into the home and starting to have Alexa inter-operate with the world around you, whether that’s frankly through voice and saying ‘Alexa, I’m home’, or whether its through just her sensing that you’re home and ready to go,” he said.
    Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular in the UK – YouGov research from earlier this year revealed that nearly a quarter of UK homes (23%) now contain a smart device.
    Amazon’s Echo devices, which launched in the UK in 2016, have prompted several of the industry’s biggest names to follow them into the smart speaker market with devices such as the Google Home, Apple’s HomePod and Samsung’s yet-to-be launched Galaxy Home.
    Industry analysts are predicting continued growth for smart home devices as competition increases, but many potential customers still cite security as a concern around such gadgets.
    YouGov’s research found that 39% of those who did not yet own a smart home device feared the devices could be hacked.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-37337509.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    YouGov’s research found that 39% of those who did not yet own a smart home device feared the devices could be hacked.
    I wouldn't trust those things. Gotta be listening into your conversations all the time to find out what they can sell you.

    My phone probably dies it already though

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    I was reading the reviews of this unit and thinking it will be a purchase

    https://techreport.com/review/34014/...b-ssd-reviewed

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    I wouldnt buy it off Lazada.

    Its only 225 usd on Amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I was reading the reviews of this unit and thinking it will be a purchase

    https://techreport.com/review/34014/...b-ssd-reviewed

    Seriously, haven't you got enough storage already? **



    ** If the answer is no....

    https://uk.pcmag.com/toshiba-tr200-4...tb-hard-drives

    (Bt1,340 per TB).

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    The foldable phoneblettab or whatever they call it ....

    https://youtu.be/XupJrKiAHc4?t=589

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    ^ Royole beat them to it.

    Available now...


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    Never heard of them.

    Is this foldable smartphone ready for consumers? And can a small, unknown company like Royole really take on the likes of Samsung? We had an opportunity to spend some time with the FlexPai, and the answer is a resounding “no,” and “no.”
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...t-impressions/

    Not cheap for first generation chinky knock off.

    Royole said the foldable phone would go on sale as a consumer device in China in December but in the US would be available only as a developer model, costing $1,318 for 128 GB of storage and $1,469 for 256 GB, according to Mashable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Not cheap for first generation chinky knock off.
    Out of interest, how much do you think the 1st gen Samsung, Huawei and other named players are gonna cost when they release at the start of 2019?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Out of interest, how much do you think the 1st gen Samsung, Huawei and other named players are gonna cost when they release at the start of 2019?
    Comparable I would imagine.

    That is the going price for a premium smartphone from a reputable company.

    Perhaps you ought to read the reviews of this chinese phone before you compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Comparable I would imagine.

    That is the going price for a premium smartphone from a reputable company.

    Perhaps you ought to read the reviews of this chinese phone before you compare the two.
    Or as one pundit put it:

    [QUOTE]"Given this totally innovative design and significant R&D behind it we believe $1,200-$1,350 price points are what we would expect when they eventually hit the market"[/QUOTE]

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    Anyone got hands on knowledge of VR for kids, say 7-10 year olds?

    I expect you buy the headset that connects to computer/phone and then dl/buy apps. If so, compatible platform so not to be enslaved to one OS, easy to work, and to keep them not just occupied but interested rather than a two-day/week toy with a half dozen applications to quickly bore them and end up gathering city dust before going to the village.

    From what I've seen online there are pretty decent looking headsets for 10-20k, and don't mind a bit extra for something that teaches them life can be more diverse and exciting than ipads.

    Definitely don't want something that comes as a 'starter' kit with impressive features that can only be used with expensive addons; ie, a one-off pack with one-off price tag.

    Tbh as so often happens there is such a selection that it leads to confusion, so not sure what I want though our resident geeks probably know.
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