HTC 10

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HTC 10

12 April 2016


HTC 10
The HTC 10 is the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship phone and it comes full loaded to market with Android 6 and a quad-core, 64-bit, 2.2GHz Qualcom Snapdragon 820 processor.
HTC 10It measures 145.9×71.9×3.0 and is 9.0mm thick and weighs 161g. The 5.2″ Super LCD Quad HD display delivers 2560×1440 images at 564 pixels per inch and is protected by curved-edge Gorilla Glass.
Memory-wise the HTC 10 has 4Gb RAM and comes in 32Gb or 64Gb models with storage expandable to a massive 2Tb.
HTC’s ultrapixel technology makes a return in a 12MP main camera capable of 4K video capture. A 5MP front-facing camera can shoot in 1080p and has two selfie modes – including one that can be activated by voice.
On top of the impressive visuals, the HTC 10 adds HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition and comes with a set of high-definition earphones with noise cancellation.
Connectivity comes in the form of USB 3.1, Type-C; 3.5mm stereo audio jack; Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; display port; and NFC.
The package is rounded out by HTC Connect – a streaming media app compatible with Miracast, Google Cast and Airplay for streaming content from your phone to any wireless receiver in your house.

Acer Chromebook 14
Acer Chromebook 14This latest Acer system is part of an emerging trend in the Chromebook world to build systems for business users, or people who just want something that feels substantial. From the specs alone, there’s a lot to like.
The Chromebook 14 includes 4Gb memory; 32Gb of eMMC storage, a lower cost memory typically used in tablets and smartphones; and 12 hours of battery life at full HD via the 1920×1080 display. Let’s not forget the all-aluminium chassis.
This system has an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz with other models apparently on the way.
We couldn’t find an Irish price in our brief searches but it’s on pre-order in the US for $299 – which bodes relatively well for here.

Another gem of a product from Kickstarter. Olo brings 3D printing not just into the home but into the palm of your hand thanks to its mobile app (available for iOS and Android). To print, the Olo is placed on top of your mobile phone and uses the light from its screen as a guide for its print. Should it get to market the price point could be as low as $99, putting it in reach of most consumers.

TechCentral Reporterrs with IDG News Service

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