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“Is that a tiny printer in your pocket or are you pleased to see me… oh good god, he’s printed a small picture of his penis out!” That could be the cry you hear if you’re interested in buying LG’s latest gizmo, the Pocket Printer 2. Think of it like a Polaroid for 2014.
You plug it into your mobile or tablet and you can print images off when you feel like it. Excellent for very small invoices and the like.
This new gadget will be showcased at CES 2014 in January and is the follow-up to the first Pocket Printer which was launched earlier in the year.
The new one will be thinner and with a better battery. LG reckon it’ll be able to print 30 pictures on a single charge.
It comes with two connectivity options – NFC and Bluetooth – and supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8, with Android users getting extra options.
A new version of Google Glass will be rolling out, even though no-one has really got their hands on the old version. Apparently, the new Glass will be designed to work with prescription glasses and sunglasses.
In addition to that, Google Glass 2 is going to have a mono earbud for those creeped out by the bone-vibration functionality. For those who already have a pair, Google have graciously said that people can “swap out” their existing hardware for the updated specs if they get on it quick enough.
“We’ll be offering a one-time optional swap out for Explorers who purchased their device before October 28, 2013,” said Google on the official Google Glass Google+ account (yes, that’s still a thing). ”This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also include a mono earbud.”
If you were one of the few to have a pair of Google goggles, then you are now able to nominate three friends to get the chance to buy into the pilot scheme, if they’ve got the dough.
Google added, quite annoyingly: “They’ll be able to buy Glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, treehouse or igloo. We’re counting on you to get Glass to the people you think will make great Explorers. More Explorers means more feedback, and more feedback means better Glass.”
Everyone else is just going to have to wait.
So, Apple finally unveiled the newest iPhones and, just like everyone assumed, there’s going to be the cheaper 5C and the finger-print scanner-having 5S). With the choice of two, which one should you get?
Well, with the iPhone 5S, you’ll have a phone with new processors. Apple said that the new A7 chip will be twice as fast as the iPhone 5 and that it’ll run 64-bit architecture, which they say makes it “desktop class”.
The new fingerprint scanner is a neat gimmick that a lot of people will buy into (we’ve seen it before on other phones, obviously) but this time, Apple will no doubt combine it with the kind of technology that enables you to make contactless payments and such, which could be useful. The 5S will also have a new camera, with bigger pixels rather than more as well as ‘True Tone’ which will give a better balance of colour.
The new iPhone 5C meanwhile will come in five different colours - white, yellow, red, blue and green – with the design being described as “beautifully, unapologetically plastic”. With that, Apple have made a more durable handset. However, the 5C is expensive and not at all cheap like many assumed.
Buying the 5C out of contract will cost you £469 for the 16GB version and £549 for the 32GB model. If you’re looking for a budget handset, it won’t be Apple you’re going to. The innards and such are essentially the same as the iPhone 5 too, so basically, if you want the 5C, you’ll be buying it for the case alone.
So there you have it. Two new iPhones to choose from – which will you Apple fans be going for?
It’s been mooted for a while now, and sing Hosannas, because it’s finally happening. Yes, it’s the 128GB iPad!
Presumably it’s aimed at people who have been addicted to tablets for a few years now and are looking for more storage for their mighty app collection. Either that or Apple have just looked at the fact that there isn’t a 128GB iPad yet, figured that there might be some money to make out of such a notion, and bunged one out in the hope it’ll be a hit.
But at £639 for a wi-fi version and £739 for a cellular data one, you’ll probably either have more money than sense or be ripe for sectioning if you buy one.
Want some slightly whelming Amazon news? Well you’ve come to the right place folks! First up comes the announcement that the Amazon Appstore has arrived in Europe, filled with loads of Android goodies. Well, it’s in some of Europe – namely the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
As it contains mainly the same sort of stuff that is in the Google Play store, it isn’t available there – to download it you’ll need to enable the installation of apps from ‘unknown sources’ on your phone or tablet, and then download it from the Amazon Appstore website. Prepare to be whelmed.
There’s rumours that its arrival could herald the coming of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which STILL hasn’t shown up here in the UK. There’s an Amazon media event scheduled for September and word is that we could be getting the all-new Kindle Fire 2.
There’s also word of a new Kindle e-reader in the offing, with a picture here and everything, courtesy of The Verge.
Is THIS the new Kindle Touch? Behold the front-lit display, the new Paperwhite e-ink and fancy talk of “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life”. Oooh, beautiful.
Due to the current economic situation, very few of us are ever likely to see one, but we feel obliged to tell you that a brand new £50 note has hit the streets. The boffins at the Bank Of England have come up with this…
…and it’s a novelty £50 note – the kind of type you can buy on the promenade at Blackpool. Top security feature is a broken green line with moving images of the pound symbol and the number 50 – when you tilt the note, the images move from side to side.
At the moment, there are just four cash machines in the UK that are carrying the wacky new note, all of them in the City of London. Fucking typical – the rich get all the perks yet again. AND it’s got steam trains on it! Bastards!
Old Spice Guy is dead! Long live New Old Spice Guy! Don’t panic – it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the Old Spice Guy that we’ve come to know and love, but rather the emergence of another one, in this ad, to be shown outside of the United States Of A.
Rather than being a smooth, romantic ladies’ man, this bloke is addicted to danger, but whether he’s being hit by a jeep or scoffed by a croc, he’s determined to smell great and still get the girl.
Extra points scored for the tiny on-screen graphic of ‘Dramatisation only. Do not attempt’ during the ad’s most graphic part. Because we’d definitely have been tempted to otherwise…
Free internet sounds nice doesn’t it? Unless you live next door to a pub and know their password, chances are, you won’t get a connection for nothing.
However, free web and free calls on your mobile is being promised by one network and they’re under the impression that other networks will follow the free model trend too.
“In a few years Internet access as a paid service won’t exist any more’, says the possibly mental Rodion Shishkov, of the VP Services of 4G telecoms company Yota.
“Rather than collect subscriptions from customers providers will make their money by charging third parties to use their networks to offer services to consumers like banking, music and video.”
Shishkov adds that Yota, which has 4G networks in Russia and South America (launching in loads more places next year) will pioneer the free web in the next couple of years.
4G offers consumers data download speeds of up to 100 Mbps which pisses on 3G networks and should predictions that people will replace home broadband systems with 4G accessing tablets, laptops and phones come true, then networks could well offer consumer web access for free.
Initially, the free web will be rolled out in developing markets like Russia, Brazil, India and Africa, but it could easily stretch beyond that once the big guns get a sniff of what is going on.
Tech Digest note that Samsung and LG will offer LTE 4G phones in 2011 and that there are also rumours that the next generation of iPhone will be compatible with 4G networks.