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Friday
Apr282017

Acer introduces new fitness-centric smartwatch

As part of Acer’s big global press launch in New York City, the Taiwanese company introduced a slew of new products. One of them is a new fitness-centric wearable called the Acer Leap Ware. With looks similar to the old Pebble Time Round, it has a stainless steel round frame surrounding its 1.6-inch Gorilla Glass SR+-protected display. It houses extra sensors with two of them at the side of the watch. These sensors can supposedly monitor more things like stress and exposure to ultraviolet rays—aside from being able to measure things like your heart rate and stamina.

The watch doesn’t run on Android Wear, though. According to CNET, it’s running a “more bare-bones custom software” that is compatible with both iOS and Android. It connects to your device via Acer’s Liquid Life app, which brings smartwatch capabilities like getting call and text notifications. It’ll also show you fitness data it has collected and let you set your fitness goals in the app.

It’s powered by a MediaTek MT2523 processor with MT2511 bio-sensing chip. The Leap Ware also comes with IPX7 water resistance. It comes with either a Navy Blue or Light Brown band but any 20mm watch band will also work with the watch. It is coming to the US in July for US$139.

Source: Android Authority

Friday
Apr282017

Nintendo outs New 2DS XL

Nintendo launches a new version of its 2DS portable player. Called the New 2DS XL, it takes cues from the New 3DS with features like Amiibo-compatible NFC reader, C-stick, Z-buttons, extra processing power, and compatibility with games exclusive to the New 3DS XL. Its screen size is around the same size as the 3DS XL but seems to be sleeker and smaller. But as the name suggests, it doesn’t have the 3D capability of the 3DS XL. The New 2DS XL is coming out in the US on July 28th for US$149.99 and it costs $50 less than the New 3DS XL and $70 more than the 2DS. On the same day, Nintendo is also releasing Hey Pikmin! and Miitopia. Japan is getting first dibs with the New 2DS XL launching on July 13th for 14,980 yen.

Source: The Verge

Thursday
Apr272017

Doritos partners with Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 promotion, puts a cassette tape player in its packaging

Building on Peter Quill’s love for music, there will be special edition Doritos nacho cheese bags coming out. The bag of chips will have a cassette player (or at least a music player that looks like one) and will play songs from the Awesome Mix Vol. 2, which is the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It contains songs from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, David Hasselhoff, and George Harrison.

Why do such a thing? A Frito-Lay executive told Billboard, “Can you imagine a better way to listen to this soundtrack than with a bag of Doritos? We couldn’t either.” While we’re not so sure about that, it might be a gimmick some of you can get behind. No word yet on how much it’ll cost but it’ll show up on Doritos’ Amazon page on April 28th.

Wednesday
Apr262017

Google Trips gets an update to make planning a bit more easier

Google Trips finally has a big update that will make trip planning that much easier. A new button in the Reservations tab will let you add and edit things like notes, flights, hotel bookings, restaurants, and flight details. It’ll also automatically organize all your past and upcoming train and bus reservations in one place. For planning group trips, the app will now also let you share all your reservations to someone through a single, organized email or see the details through Trip if they have the app as well. Going up against the likes of TripIt, adding these features will make using Google Trips that much more enticing.

Source: TechCrunch