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Gadgets Galore

Several new gadgets, including Apple iPhones, are lined up for launches in the coming months
twitter-logoNidhi Singal | Print Edition: October 11, 2015
Apple iPhone 6S
Apple iPhone 6S. (Photo: Reuters)

September is an important month for the technology world. The wait is not just for the new iPhones, but also about new product launches from the stable of other tech giants. Interestingly, this year smartphones will not dominate this space. Instead, wearables, laptops and tablets are set to grab the eyeballs.

INTEL SKYLAKE: Intel has launched its latest range of processors, the Codenamed Skylake. It claims improved performance, battery life and graphics. The 14 nanometresized transistors used in the chipset are optimised to handle 4k videos. This sixth generation CPU has more security features and introduces two new extensions which are aimed at locking down the PC.

POLAROID SNAP: Polaroid is reviving the past to give shape to a smarter future. The slim rectangular Polaroid Snap prints photoraphs using ZINK paper - a multilayer material comprising coloured eye crystals stacked on the top of the base layer. When you click a photo, the printer heats the crystals and the image is generated. This digital camera comes with a memory slot and captures images at 10 MP resolution. The prints measure 3 inch by 2 inch.

TOSHIBA SATELLITE RADIUS 12: Toshiba has announced the world's fi rst convertible with ultra high defi nition, or UHD, display, running Windows 10. The Satellite Radius 12 features a 12.5-inch display with a native 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. It is powered by Intel sixth gen Core i Series (Skylake) processors. The aluminium frame of the laptop is 0.6 inches thick and allows 360 degree movement. It also has an infra-red camera to unlock the laptop using facial recognition.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM: Sony has announced its fl agship smartphone for the year. The Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's fi rst smartphone with 4k display and built-in 4k upscaling. It is equipped with a 23 MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Sony claims better imaging and the fastest 0.03 second autofocus speed. It is powered by Snapdragon 810 processor and is paired with a 3GB RAM.

DYSON AM10 HUMIDIFIER: Dyson is turning recognition. ordinary home appliances into style statements. The Dyson AM 10 has launched a new humidifi er that can kill bacteria in a water tank. Usually, a humidifi er breeds bacteria in water tanks, but this product from Dyson kills them using built-in UV lights. The company claims to eliminate 99 per cent bacteria in water. It has received an approval from Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

SAMSUNG GEAR S2 SMARTWATCH: Samsung has announced the Gear S2. The smartwatch has a circular dial, touchscreen, and 'home' and 'back' buttons on the side. A rotating bezel allows easy access to lists, apps, watch faces, and more. The ambient mode gives quick access to the clock. It runs on Samsung's own Tizen OS and has dynamic faces that can update information. You can check notifi cations, and can also reply to incoming messages with canned responses, emoji, or text using voice recognition.

ASUS ROG GX700: The Asus's fl agship does not look like a regular laptop, but a beast. This prototype is a 17-inch gaming machine featuring Intel Skylake and has an interesting water cooling system. Asus hasn't revealed the specifi cations of this machine yet, apart from two things - Nvidia GeForce GTX Grapics and a 4k resolution display.

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