iPhone 8: Price, release date, news and rumors
This is Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, and it’ll be unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, California – a suitably impressive venue for the announcement of a completely redesigned iPhone.
We’ve listed the latest iPhone 8 rumors, and separated the truth from what’s wishful thinking. You may have heard that the iPhone 8 will launch with a four-figure US dollar price, and that ‘Blush Gold’ is among the iPhone 8 colors, and we expect both those rumors to be borne out.
Computers are known to have evolved from the days of the gigantic mainframes to the sleek and light handheld which could operate at an unbelievable speed and accuracy, having a high throughput than all the mainframe computers that has ever existed put together. We will help you compare options so you can choose right based on performance, durability, functionality and availability of parts, stick around and we will help you make the right choices.
Best Windows laptop: 10 top Windows 10 ready notebooks
1. Dell XPS 13
Possibly the best laptop on the planet, Dell’s latest is a masterpiece
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 3,200 x 1,800 UltraSharp QHD+ touch display | Storage: 230GB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 720p | Weight: 2.8 pounds | Dimensions: 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.6 inches
The new Dell XPS 13 might be a 13.3-inch laptop on paper, but it has the smaller footprint of an 11-inch machine. Packing the full-sized screen in a smaller body isn’t just a feat, it’s a revolution in the design of notebook. Fortunately for us, the XPS 13 short on horsepower to make work and play enjoyable. It also has just enough battery life to not leave you in hanging after a long day.
2. Asus ZenBook UX305
A truly excellent Ultrabook for an outstanding price
CPU: 800MHz Intel Core M 5Y10 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 | Storage: 256GB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 720p | Weight: 2.6 pounds | Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches (W x D x H)
Intel’s new fanless processor technology has paved the way for thinner and lighter laptops and one the best models to come out yet is the Asus ZenBook UX305. Packing a more than adequate Intel Core M chip, Full HD display and 256GB SSD, the UX305 is a full featured Ultrabook in a compact package. Of course, the most striking thing it its $699 or £649 (about AU$902) price point. This would be a steal for any mobile notebook, but in this case you’re getting a premium, full-metal Ultrabook. While it isn’t exactly a shining symbol of innovation in the Ultrabook space, it is the most affordable Ultrabook out today and it won’t disappoint you.
3. Origin EON15-X
A desktop-grade CPU in an unbeatable gaming laptop
CPU: 4GHz Intel Core i7-4790K | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8GB GDDR5 RAM), Intel HD Graphics 4600 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 LED Backlit Matte Display | Storage: 240GB SSD; 1TB HDD (5,400 RPM) | Connectivity: Intel PRO Wireless AC 7265 + Bluetooth Wireless LAN Combo | Camera: 2MP Video Camera | Weight: 7.5 pounds | Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.31 x 1.40 inches (W x D x H)
If power is what you seek, look no farther than the Origin EON15-X. It packs a desktop processor into a fairly compact 15.6-inch laptop that, while smaller, offers even more performance compared to other, bigger hardcore gaming rigs. The extra CPU power does not only come in handy for intensive gaming, it’s also a necessity for processor-intensive applications like video editing and other tasks.
4. HP Spectre x360
Sublime and nearly-perfect in every way
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD Radiance LED-backlit touchscreen | Storage: 256GB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11ac (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.0 combo | Camera: HP TrueVision Full HD WVA Webcam | Weight: 3.26 pounds | Dimensions: 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 inches (W x D x H)
It’s rare to find a 2-in-1 laptop that perfectly tows the line between being a tablet and notebook, but the HP Spectre x360 is one of the machines that comes close to perfectly meeting that balance. It easily comes as one of our most recommended machines, with an excellent 1080p screen, solid performance, good battery life, and sturdy build quality; all for an excellent deal at $999 (£899, AU$1,899).
Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible concept, a new version of the previously unveiled Maybach Vision, just debuted. It is a two-seater cabriolet with so much luxury to offer. Surprisingly, this road fortress is all-electric with a length of 20 feet and a whopping 750-horsepower. It is said to have a range of more than 200 miles on a single full charge.
Toyota announces robotic leg “WelWalk WW-1000” that helps paralyzed people walk
Toyota recently unveiled its Welwalk WW-1000 system designed to assist partially-paralyzed patients in walking. The robotic leg, developed in collaboration with the Fujita Health University Hospital in Japan, featured a motorized mechanical frame that fitted a patient’s leg from the knee down. The patients practiced walking using the robotic leg on a special treadmill that supported their weight. The robotic leg would prove beneficial especially among patients who were severely paralyzed on each side of the body as a result of stroke or other debilitating diseases.
During Toyota’s presentation, the robotic leg was strapped to the thigh, knee, ankle, and foot of a volunteer, who then demonstrated how the robotic leg works. The volunteer’s body weight was supported by a harness above, while the robotic leg’s motor helped bend and straighten the volunteer’s knee. Toyota’s Welwalk WW-1000 system featured sensors that monitored the volunteer’s gait and adjusted quickly if necessary. The system can be controlled by hospital staff using a touch panel screen.
Hydroid Delivers First New Generation REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
A major milestone delivery, the Naval Oceanographic Office accepts first new generation AUV
POCASSET, Mass., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of marine robotics, announced today that it successfully completed the first delivery of the New Generation REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to its Naval Oceanographic Office customer. This delivery is a major milestone for Hydroid and represents the continuous evolution of the REMUS AUV product lines and ongoing growth of marine robotics technology.
The New Generation REMUS 100 AUV features advanced technology and capabilities that are the first of their kind in the industry, enabling customers to have increased autonomy and capability during missions. Designed based on the feedback from the AUV community, it combines the reliability of the original REMUS 100 AUV that customers know and trust with new features and capabilities, such as advanced core electronics, a flexible navigation suite with an exclusive conformal Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and an open architecture platform for advanced autonomy.
This roving robot learned pedestrian manners
Suicidal security robots, pizza delivery droids, and self-driving cars. Humans and robots are starting to interact in the real world, raising important questions about safety and privacy.
But an equally important question is whether robots will have the social grace to cut it in our decidedly social world. Put another way: Can robots be polite?
A group of MIT researchers recently set out to program a mobile robot with awareness of social norms, and the results are encouraging.