Apart from the new Zenfone Selfie and insane ZenPads, Asus today also unveiled the second generation of its smartwatch, the ZenWatch 2 at its Computex press conference. Even though the ZenWatch never made it to India, despite multiple promises by the company, the ZenWatch 2 looks interesting with its Apple Watch-like crown and multiple size choices.
Along with the ZenFone Selfie, Asus also took the wraps off its new ZenPad. The tablet comes in two sizes and boasts customizable back covers.
US computer chip giant Intel said its gesture-controlled technology could soon become part of everyday life as it showed its vision of a no-touch lifestyle in Taiwan today. Its stand at Computex, Asia's largest technology trade show, recreates a living space centered around a kitchen, illustrating how sticky fingers on screens and recipe books could be a thing of the past.
In addition to unveiling a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet at the ongoing Computex 2014, Microsoft s Nick Parker also hinted that the company was rekindling its partnership with HTC, The Verge reports. In the past year, we have heard about HTC s alleged plans of launching a couple of Windows Phone 8 devices codenamed Tiara and Harmony.
Microsoft unveiled two new Windows devices, a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet at Asia's largest tech show in Taiwan Wednesday. Tapping in to the "2-in-1" trend for laptops with detachable keyboards, which is a dominant theme at this year's Computex, the HP Pro X2 612 has a stylus, cameras front and back and comes with dual batteries in the tablet and keyboard.
As the lines between desktop and notebook and between notebook and tablet continue to disappear, Intel wants to be the company that leads consumers into the next era of personal computing. During Intel's Computex Taipei 2014 keynote address on Wednesday morning, the company's president, Ren e James, outlined Intel's vision for this future and the chips and devices that will shape it.
Intel today introduced its 4th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors codenamed Devil's Canyon at its Computex 2014 press conference. These will be the company s first to deliver four cores at up to 4 GHz base frequency. The Devil Canyon desktop processors have been named as the Intel Core i7 4790K, which will replace Intel Core i7 4770K to be the flagship Haswell chip, and the Intel Core i5 4690K. According to the company, production shipments of these chipsets will begin in this month itself.
Asus has announced Transformer Pad models TF103C and TF303CL, which are the company s 10.1-inch Android hybrids. These tablets are powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. The unveiling took place at its Computex 2014 press event where Asus also launched new variants of its FonePad and MeMO Pad.
Alongside the FonePad 8 and a refreshed variant of the FonePad 7, Asus today also launched the MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 at Computex 2014. Like the new FonePads, the company s MeMO Pads announced today also come with Intel s 64-bit processors.
Asia's largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan Tuesday, from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user's teeth.
At the ongoing Computex event, Asus s CEO Jonney Shih has announced the FonePad 8 and an improved variant of the FonePad 7, both of which can be used for making calls using SIM card. The key attraction of the FonePad 8 as well as the new FonePad 7 is that they flaunt a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 processor. The FonePad 7 is the company s improved variant of the last year s FonePad 7, which comes with a slimmer design and promises to offer improved performance. Rest of the features of the FonePad 7 (2014 edition) remains similar to those of the FonePad 7 (2013 edition).
AMD has launched its latest generation A-series Richland accelerated processing units (APUs) in India. Originally, these APUs were launched globally at Computex last month. In addition to these, the company has also launched its latest family of FX series CPUs that have SKUs that have 8-cores and have class leading clock speeds of 5GHz.
Windows RT tablet users have not been too pleased about the absence of an official Outlook app and now it seems Microsoft has heard their pleas. The Redmond-based company mentioned in a blog post that Outlook 2013 RT will be bundled along with the forthcoming Windows RT 8.1.
It seems Samsung is not done milking its flagship device, the Galaxy S4. From reports we know the South Korean company is about to spew out quite a few Galaxy S4 variants that include the likes of the Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom and now it seems there is a new variant under development that is powered by an Intel processor, Engadget reports.
Intel s next-generation high-speed port which was tentatively known as the Falcon Ridge has been officially dubbed as Thunderbolt 2. The high-speed port which was first unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in April will be built into future chipsets and make its way into devices by the end of this year and early 2014.
Toshiba has expanded its Excite family of Android tablets by launching three new tablets namely the Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure at the Computex. These tablets come with 10.1-inch displays and feature Android 4.2 Jelly bean amongst other features. Toshiba has introduced the Excite Pro and Write as the high end tablets, and the Pro as an affordable offering, for prices starting from $299 (Rs 17,000 approx).
After introducing the Lexington platform at CES, Intel s Tom Kilroy unveiled the first reference design for the company s new 22nm Merrifield smartphone processor at the Computex today. According to Kilroy, it will be 2014 by the time we see this new processor at the heart of smartphones.
Intel is on an announcement spree at its Computex press conference in Taipei. Engadget is reporting that Intel has teased a fanless Haswell powered tablet, which could have major ramifications in a mobile environment, in terms of performance and battery life.