Monday, December 4, 2023

News and Rumors

Samsung rolling out a stable OneUI 6 update for the Galaxy S22 series in the US

2022’s best Android flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S22 series finally getting a new UI update. After rolling out in Asia and Europe continentals now Samsung has started rolling out its latest One UI 6 stable updates for Galaxy S22 series devices in the US. Samsung’s last year’s flagship Galaxy S22 series still edges out lots of smartphones launched in 2023 in terms of camera department, battery, and overall performance.Samsung’s latest One UI 6 based on Android 14 will give the S22 series devices a new fresh look, interesting features, and lots of customizations. According to reports, T-Mobile has already started rolling out the One UI 6 updates to the Galaxy S22 series while AT&T and Verizon haven’t begun but we can expect both will follow suit soon.One UI 6 brings lots of improvements over the One UI in terms of visual changes, a new notification panel layout, changes quick settings panel, tons of lock screen customizations, and new added features including a new auto blocker setting to secure from malware attacks and improve phone’s security and a new studio video editor app to make your video editing experience easy and quick. Samsung will gradually roll out the update for US users. If you have any of the Galaxy S22 series devices, you can check for the latest One UI 6 updates on your smartphone at Settings > Software Update > Check for software updates. If the update is available it will show you ready to download, after downloading install it and enjoy the new UI on your smartphone. 

Google Announces New Ways to Personalize Your Devices

Android users have something to celebrate with the latest updates and features that are set to make their devices more expressive, helpful, secure, and accessible. From new Emoji Kitchen sticker combinations to enhanced voice messaging and smart home controls, there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new on Android.Express Yourself with Emoji Kitchen Sticker CombinationsGet ready to remix your favorite emojis and share them with friends as stickers via Gboard. With new Emoji Kitchen sticker combinations, you can express yourself in unique and playful ways, whether you’re snapping a photo or cooking dinner for friends.Voice Moods in Google MessagesVoice Moods in Google Messages (beta) adds a fun and interactive element to your voice messages. With unique backgrounds and moving emoji themes, you can better express how you’re feeling in the moment, whether you’re surprised, laughing, or feeling loved.Elevate Your Reactions in Google MessagesWhen a simple thumbs up just won’t do, Reaction Effects in Google Messages (beta) sparks a full-screen animated emoji for all to see. Light up your conversations and show your friends how excited, surprised, or confused you really are.More Choices and Controls for Home EntertainmentAccess the shows you love and discover new favorites with over 10 new free channels now available from Google TV. Explore movies, sports, game shows, and over 100 other free channels without juggling additional subscriptions.Control Smart Home Devices from Your SmartwatchWith more controls for compatible devices, you can now turn on and dock compatible smart appliances like vacuums and mops from your Wear OS smartwatch. You can also set the mood in an instant by controlling light groups for dinner, focus time, and everything in between.Assistant Routines on Wear OSStart Assistant Routines right from your Wear OS smartwatch with a voice command to get more done on the go. Whether you’re commuting to work or getting ready for bed, Assistant Routines can help you navigate your day with ease.Seamless Security and Accessibility FeaturesSet a custom PIN on your FIDO2 security keys for websites or apps that request user verification, allowing you to log in without a cumbersome password. This added layer of security ensures that your information remains protected even if your physical key is lost or stolen.Assistant At a Glance on Your Watch FaceGet important information like weather alerts, travel updates, and event reminders right on your wrist with the new Assistant At a Glance shortcut on your watch face. Stay informed and in control wherever your Wear OS smartwatch takes you.Enhanced Accessibility for Calls and MediaTalkBack now uses AI to create descriptions and read aloud images that don’t have accurate text descriptions, making it easier for people who are blind and low-vision to understand the content of photos, images from apps, and picture messages.Live Captions for Calls and MediaMore languages will soon be available in Live Caption, and users will have the ability to reply during phone calls by texting a response that’s read aloud. This feature makes phone calls and on-device media more accessible for everyone.With these new features and updates, Android users can look forward to a more personalized and expressive experience on their devices. Whether it’s sharing emoji stickers, controlling smart home devices, or enhancing security and accessibility, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Keep an eye out for these exciting updates coming to your Android phones and tablets, Wear OS smartwatches, and Google TV devices.

Google Messages Celebrates One Billion Monthly Active Users with New Features

In a major milestone for the mobile industry, Google Messages has announced that there are now over one billion monthly active users with RCS enabled. This modern texting standard has replaced outdated SMS and MMS protocols, offering users a more modern and secure messaging experience. With features such as typing indicators, read receipts, threaded replies, high-quality media sharing, improved group chats, and better privacy with end-to-end encryption, RCS has proven to be a much better messaging protocol.To celebrate this achievement, Google Messages is introducing seven new ways for users to express themselves when communicating with other Android users. These fun and innovative features are designed to enhance the messaging experience and add a touch of creativity to conversations.Photomoji: Transform Your Photos into ReactionsPhotomoji allows users to transform their favorite photos into reactions with the help of on-device Google AI. Whether it’s a snap of you or your four-legged best friend, simply select the photo, choose the object you’d like to turn into a Photomoji, and hit send. Your creations will be saved in a special tab for reuse, and friends in group chats can also use your sent Photomoji.Profiles let users personalize their profile name and picture (Google)Voice Moods, plus Improved Audio QualityVoice Moods bring life into voice messaging with nine different emotions to choose from. Users can now sprinkle heart-eye emoji, fume with fireballs, or break out the party popper, allowing recipients to hear their words along with a visual effect that expresses how they’re feeling at that moment. Additionally, the overall audio quality of voice messages has been improved based on user feedback.Screen Effects: Bring Your Messages to LifeWith Screen Effects, messages come alive with vibrant animations that transform words into dazzling visual displays. By typing specific messages like “it’s snowing” or “I love you,” users can watch their screens erupt in a symphony of colors and motion.Custom Bubbles: Personalize Your ConversationsNew Custom Bubbles allow users to customize the bubble color and backgrounds of their conversations, making it easier to differentiate between chats and avoid accidental messages to the wrong group.Reaction Effects: Add Life to Your ConversationsReaction Effects inject more life into conversations by adding animated visual effects to emoji reactions, adding a dynamic twist to chats and embracing the power of expression.Animated Emoji: Infuse Your Messages with Visual EffectsAnimated Emoji take expressions a step further by infusing each message with a captivating burst of visual effects, adding a playful touch to conversations.Profiles: Personalize Your Profile Name and PictureWith Profiles, users have the power to personalize their profile name and picture that accompanies their phone number, allowing for self-expression and making it easier to identify participants in group chats.These new features are rolling out to beta starting today, and users can download Google Messages from the Google Play Store to start enjoying them. Availability of features may vary by market and device, and users may be required to sign up for beta testing and have a data plan.

Get Ready to Relive Your Year in Music with Spotify Wrapped 2023

As the year comes to a close, music lovers everywhere are gearing up to relive their favorite tunes and artists of 2023 with the release of Spotify Wrapped 2023. This annual recap offers Spotify users a personalized look back at their music listening habits, top songs, and favorite genres, providing a fun and interactive way to celebrate the year in music.What to Expect from Spotify Wrapped 2023Spotify Wrapped 2023 is more than just a simple list of your top songs and artists. This year, Spotify is going all out with an enhanced Wrapped experience, offering users a comprehensive look at their music listening habits. From the number of songs and genres played to the total hours, minutes, and even days spent listening, Spotify Wrapped 2023 provides a detailed overview of your music journey throughout the year.AI-Powered DJ and Personalized InsightsOne of the most exciting features of Spotify Wrapped 2023 is the introduction of a personalized AI-powered DJ, who will guide you through your Wrapped playlist with commentary. Additionally, Spotify will provide users with personalized insights into their listening habits, creating a character or description based on their music preferences. It’s a fun and playful way to see how your music tastes are reflected in your listening habits.Access to Exclusive Content and PlaylistsIn addition to the personalized Wrapped experience, Spotify is also introducing a “Wrapped feed” that offers access to exclusive content and playlists. Users will have the opportunity to explore merch from their top artists, view concerts near them, and discover new playlists curated specifically for them. The Wrapped feed will serve as a hub for users to revisit as they relive the past year through music.How to Access Spotify Wrapped 2023To access Spotify Wrapped 2023, simply head to on the web or open the Spotify mobile app on Android or iOS. Look for the big, bright orange-red box that says “2023 Wrapped” and tap on it to enjoy the slideshow and explore the Wrapped feed. If you’re not seeing Wrapped 2023 yet, be sure to update your Spotify app to access the latest features and content.Share Your Music JourneyOnce you’ve gone through your Wrapped experience, you’ll have the opportunity to share your end slide or other moments throughout the recap. Whether it’s sharing your top songs and artists or your personalized insights, Spotify makes it easy to share your music journey with friends and followers.Get Ready to Dive into Your Music MemoriesWith Spotify Wrapped 2023, users can look forward to reliving their favorite music moments of the year and discovering new insights into their listening habits. From personalized playlists to exclusive content, Spotify is offering a fun and interactive way to celebrate the year in music. So, get ready to dive into your music memories and create your own soundtrack for 2024.

IKEA Unveils Trio of Smart Sensors for Remote Home Monitoring and Control

IKEA has just announced the launch of three new smart sensors designed to give customers a greater sense of control and comfort in their homes. The VALLHORN, PARASOLL, and BADRING sensors are affordable and easy-to-use, allowing users to stay connected to their homes, even when they are away.A Safer and Smarter HomeThe new smart sensors from IKEA are set to revolutionize the way we monitor and manage our homes. With real-time notifications for water leakage and motion detection, these sensors provide peace of mind and a greater sense of control for homeowners. Whether you’re at home or away, you can stay informed and act when needed, thanks to the innovative technology behind these smart sensors.PARASOLL, VALLHORN, and BADRING (via IKEA)Introducing the TrioThe PARASOLL Door and Window Sensor discreetly notifies users when access points are opened or closed, providing an added layer of security for your home. The VALLHORN Wireless Motion Sensor can be placed both indoors and outdoors, activating lights upon detecting movement and offering personalized lighting options. And the BADRING Water Leakage Sensor alerts users to any water leaks, minimizing the impact of water-related incidents through immediate notification.Connect and Control with EaseBy connecting the sensors to the DIRIGERA hub and using the IKEA Home smart app, users can trigger other smart devices, receive notifications on their mobile devices, and adjust lights to their preferences – all managed remotely from outside the home. The sleek design of the sensors makes them go unnoticed, and they can be used standalone or with other smart products from IKEA.Affordable and AccessibleIKEA’s commitment to making smarter living simpler and more convenient for everyone is evident in the design and affordability of these smart sensors. The sensors are based on the Zigbee software and will be updated over time to offer more features and options. PARASOLL and VALLHORN will be available for purchase from January 2024, followed by BADRING in April 2024.

Google Play Announces Best Apps and Games of 2023

Google Play has just announced the winners of its Best of 2023 awards, recognizing the most outstanding apps, games, and books across various categories. This year’s awards highlight the impact of Play on users and developers around the world, showcasing the best of what the platform has to offer.New Features and ImprovementsIn a statement, the head of Google Play highlighted the platform’s commitment to supporting the entire community, with improvements made to the Play Store throughout the year. These improvements include making it easier to discover content across different device types, such as wearables, foldables, and tablets. Additionally, new features and titles have been introduced on Google Play Games on PC, enhancing the gaming experience for users.Supporting DevelopersThe statement also emphasized the importance of supporting developers, with updates made to help them grow their businesses. This includes launching tools to make apps more discoverable, generate revenue, and protect users’ privacy. The platform has seen developers showcase their creativity and build content that users love, contributing to the success of Google Play.Award Categories and WinnersThis year, Google Play introduced new award categories to reflect the latest trends, recognizing helpful apps using the latest technology and experiences that work well across a wide range of devices. The winners of the Best of 2023 awards in the U.S. were announced, with categories such as Best Overall App and Game, Best Multi-device App and Game, and Users’ Choice App and Game.Best Apps and Games of 2023The winners of the Best Overall App and Game awards were Imprint: Learn Visually and Honkai: Star Rail, respectively. These apps were recognized for their innovative approach and exceptional content. Additionally, Spotify and OUTERPLANE were awarded Best Multi-device App and Game, showcasing their seamless performance across different devices.Users’ Choice App and GameChatGPT and MONOPOLY GO! were recognized as the Users’ Choice App and Game, reflecting the preferences of Google Play users. These apps and games have resonated with users, earning their acclaim and support.Celebrating Creativity and ImpactThe Best of 2023 awards also recognized apps and games across various categories, including Best for Fun, Best for Personal Growth, Best Hidden Gem, Best with AI, and Best for Families. These categories celebrate the creativity and impact of developers in providing diverse and engaging content for users.Looking Ahead to 2024As Google Play celebrates the success of the Best of 2023 award winners, the platform looks forward to continuing to help users discover new and exciting apps, games, and books in the coming year. With a commitment to supporting developers and providing a seamless experience for users, Google Play aims to build on the success of 2023 and continue to innovate in 2024.

Sony’s latest INZONE H5 gaming headset truly made for gamers

Sony has expanded its gaming headset portfolio with the launch of its new INZONE H5 wireless gaming headset. Sony’s new truly made-for-gamers gaming headset, made in collaboration with the popular esports team Fnatic. The INZONE H5 boasts an ergonomic design with soft-fit ear pads ensuring maximum comfort during long gaming sessions. It’s bi-directional powered by AI microphones with noise reduction support captures a crystal clear voice while in-game discussions.  It has support for low-latency and 2.4GHz fastest wireless connection through a USB dongle delivering an uninterrupted gaming experience. The headset offers up to 28 hours of battery life on a single charge and it also has quick charge support with just 10 minutes of charging, it offers 3 hours of playback time. Furthermore, Sony packs 40mm sound drivers that offer an immersive sound experience with detailed highs, lows, and mids and a 360° spatial 3D sound unlocks next-level sound experience while gaming. The closed-type INZONE H5 gaming headset with a soft head strap weighs just 260 grams and feels lightweight and comfortable. Speaking about pricing, the Sony INZONE H5 retails at Rs 15,990 ($191) and comes in Black and White color options. It will be available for purchase through Sony’s online store and Amazon from November 30. 

MeCool launches new Android TV box KM2 Plus Deluxe

MeCool has been a player in the Android streaming market for a few years now. The company has released several boxes that allow users to stream their favorite content on the television. MeCool has come back to market with a new option with the KM2 Plus Deluxe.The name is a bit redundant, but this new streaming device is packed full of specs including the Amlogic S905X 4 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. We have the bullet points of the remaining specs below.ATV 11: Powered by the latest Android TV 11 operating system, the KM2 PLUS Deluxe ensures a smooth and user-friendly interface, allowing you to navigate through your favorite apps and content effortlessly.Seamless Streaming: With built-in support for popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, and Google Play, you’ll have access to a vast library of movies, TV shows, and exclusive content right at your fingertips.Stunning 4K HDR: Enjoy crystal-clear picture quality with 4K HDR resolution. Immerse yourself in lifelike visuals, vibrant colors, and enhanced contrast for a truly cinematic viewing experience.Chromecast Built-in: Seamlessly cast your favorite movies, videos, and music from your mobile devices directly to your TV screen using the built-in Chromecast feature. Share content effortlessly with friends and family.Immersive Audio: Experience rich and immersive sound with Dolby Atmos technology. Get fully immersed in your favorite movies, shows, and games with multidimensional audio that flows around you.Enhanced Visuals: The KM2 PLUS Deluxe supports Dolby Vision, bringing stunning visual quality to your screen. Experience enhanced brightness, contrast, and color reproduction for a more vivid and lifelike viewing experience.Wifi 6: Stay connected with the latest Wifi 6 technology, ensuring faster and more stable internet connectivity. Stream your favorite content without interruptions or buffering, even when multiple devices are connected to your network.1000M-LAN: Benefit from high-speed wired internet connectivity with the 1000M-LAN port. Enjoy seamless streaming and fast data transfer for a smooth and uninterrupted viewing experience.Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Stay connected with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G & 5G) for faster and more stable internet connectivity. Stream your favorite content without interruptions or buffering.Bluetooth 5.0: Connect your wireless devices seamlessly with Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Enjoy wireless audio streaming, connect game controllers, and more with ease.The MeCool KM2 Plus Deluxe will cost customers $140 direct from the company’s website.Purchase the MeCool KM2 Plus Deluxe from MeCool

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Book 4 renders surfaced online

Samsung’s productivity horse machines– the Galaxy Book notebook’s latest iteration will be getting new features and solid specs upgrades compared to the predecessor. According to the Windows report, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Book 4 series will be comprised of Galaxy Book 4, Galaxy Book 4 360, Galaxy Book 4 360 Pro, Galaxy Book 4 Pro, and Galaxy Book 4 Ultra. All these latest Galaxy Book 4 series notebooks will debut in 2024. However, the exact launch time frame is yet unknown.Ahead of the launch, the renders and key specifications of the Galaxy Book 4 series devices surfaced online. Speaking about processors, reports revealed that Samsung’s entire Galaxy Book 4 devices will come with Intel processors including Intel’s Core i5 for the Galaxy Book 4 and Core i9 for the Book 4 Ultra.we can expect small changes in the overall design but there will be no big change with the Galaxy Book 4 devices compared to last year’s devices. The Galaxy Book 4 360 and Book 4 360 Pro will retain the same 360° hinge mechanism for maximum productivity. As for ports, the Galaxy Book 4 devices will feature the standard I/O ports including an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and one USB 3.2 port. Samsung will pack integrated Intel Arc Graphics for Galaxy Book 4 Pro and Book 4 360 Pro while the Book 4 Ultra variant will come with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 4070 graphics card under the hood. 

Insta 360 just introduced Ace Pro AI-powered action cam to take on the GoPro Hero 12

Insta360 has expanded its action camera portfolio with the launch of the latest Ace and Ace Pro rugged action cameras. Now, Insta360 also joined the party of best action cams of 2023 along with some of the recently launched by its rivals including GoPro’s Hero 12 and DJI’s Osmi Action 4. Insta360 brings solid upgrades to its new Ace series rugged action camera from a flippable touch screen, 1/1.3-inch sensor tuned by Leica, FlowState Stabilization to AI neural processor, IPX8 water rating, and much more.The Ace Pro model is co-engineered with the popular camera brand Leica to achieve flagship image quality. Insta360 Ace Pro equipped with a new 1/1.3 inch image sensor paired with a Leica SUMMARIT lens captures stunning, realistic, ultra-clearer, and crisp photos (up to 48MP) and videos (up to 4K/120fps) no matter day or night. The camera can capture recording at up to 4K/60/120fps, and 8K/24fps with extraordinary details. The “Active HDR Video” feature produces highlight and shadow details to the greatest extent and stabilizes the video image while dynamic shooting. The new image sensor supports lossless zoom which means no matter how many times you zoom in, you can still maintain 4k resolution. Insta360 integrated a dedicated 5nm-based AI chip in the Ace Pro action camera but there’s a catch, this chip doesn’t just do the video or photo enhancing-  it can do a lot more than you think. The AI chip based on deep neural network operations enhances complex scene shooting by providing AI noise-reduction computing power and higher-quality image performance. Aside from enhancing images and video, this AI chip can do automatic editing for you which Insta360 introduced as AI highlights assistant. It can automatically identify the best highlights moments in the video in real-time, then you can review the AI edit and you can also delete the clips that you don’t need to save SD card space. When you connect the Ace Pro to the Insta360 app it will automatically transfer all AI-edited highlights to your smartphone. The Insta360 app offers tons of customizations including AI magician special effects, color restoration 2.0, and much more. The Ace Pro has a 2.4-inch flip touch screen which is flipped up to 180 degrees, showing you real-time shooting scenes. It supports FlowState anti-shake technology and offers a stable video image during shooting complex scenes. The camera has a swappable battery that lasts up to 100 minutes on a single charge and supports fast charging tech that charges the camera up to 80 percent in just 22 minutes. The Insta360 Ace Pro starts at $449 with a standard bundle including 1x flexible adhesive mount and 1x standard mount. The base Ace model costs $380 with the same accessories. Insta360 also offers optional accessories which you have to purchase separately including a creator kit ($627), GPS-ready kit ($768), Endurance kit ($686), motorcycle kit ($657), and cycling kit ($638). 

Cricket Wireless and AT&T PREPAID Unveil Exciting Holiday Deals

In a move that’s sure to delight holiday shoppers, Cricket Wireless and AT&T PREPAID have rolled out their 2023 holiday deals, offering incredible discounts on a range of smartphones. These offers provide an excellent opportunity for those looking to upgrade their devices or gift a special someone with the latest tech.Cricket Wireless Steps Up with the Cricket Winter Wonder SaleCricket Wireless is launching its 2023 Cricket Winter Wonder Sale, available from tomorrow until November 27th. In this limited-time offer, customers activating a new line or switching to Cricket on a $60/month unlimited plan can score major discounts on select Samsung devices. The deals include:Samsung Galaxy A03s for $0Samsung Galaxy A14 5G for $0Samsung Galaxy A54 5G for $49.99Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G for $99.99Samsung Galaxy S23 FE 5G for $199.99These offers mark the beginning of a series of holiday season deals from Cricket. For more information, visit Cricket Wireless.AT&T PREPAID’s Exclusive Holiday OffersAT&T PREPAID is not far behind, with its own set of holiday deals on various Android smartphones and iPhones. These offers are valid now through January 11th for customers activating a new line on an Unlimited Plan with AutoPay, either at AT&T Stores or authorized retailers.Android Deals:Moto g Play for $0Moto g Pure for $0Samsung Galaxy A03 for $0Samsung Galaxy A13 for $29.99AT&T Radiant Max 5G for $29.99Moto g 5G for $29.99Moto one 5G ace for $29.99iPhone Deals:iPhone 11 for $99.99iPhone SE 2022 for $199.99Additionally, AT&T PREPAID has teamed up with Walmart to offer exclusive in-store deals on a minimum $40/month phone plan:Motorola moto g play for $9.88Samsung Galaxy A03s for $19.88Samsung Galaxy A13 for $39iPhone 11 for $199For more details on these Walmart exclusive offers, visit AT&T PREPAID at Walmart.These holiday deals from Cricket Wireless and AT&T PREPAID present an outstanding chance for consumers to grab high-quality smartphones at a fraction of the cost. Whether you’re eyeing an Android device or an iPhone, these offers are worth exploring for your holiday shopping needs.

Hisense C1 Mini Projector is Balanced Blend of Performance, Design, and Functionality

Here we take a look at the Hisense C1 Laser Projector, a sleek, innovative solution that aims to transform your home entertainment experience. Suffice it to say, this projector is not just a mere device for viewing so much as it is a compact powerhouse of technology, designed to blend seamlessly into the modern living space. From its strikingly minimalistic design to its exceptional picture and sound quality, the Hisense C1 is tailored for those who appreciate the finer details in technology and design. Whether you’re a movie enthusiast, a casual viewer, or a tech aficionado, this post will delve into the nuances of what makes the Hisense C1 a noteworthy contender in the crowded projector market. Let’s explore its features, performance, and overall user experience to understand why it might just be the next big addition to your home theater setup.DesignThe Hisense C1 Laser Projector showcases a design that blends functionality with modern aesthetics, making it a standout choice for those looking for a projector that complements a contemporary living space.The Hisense C1’s most striking feature is its compact, cube-like form. This design choice not only gives it a modern, minimalist appeal but also contributes to its portability. Despite its small footprint, it doesn’t sacrifice functionality or performance.The projector is built with high-quality materials, ensuring durability. Its robust construction is designed to withstand regular use, making it a reliable choice for both home and office settings.The Hisense C1 is equipped with a user-friendly interface. Its controls are intuitively designed, making it easy to navigate through its various functions. The inclusion of a handy remote control with direct access keys to popular streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ enhances user convenience.On the connectivity front, the projector is well-equipped with two HDMI ports, including one HDMI 2.1 and the other eARC, along with LAN, USB, and audio outputs. This range of ports ensures compatibility with a variety of devices and multimedia formats.The design also takes into account the need for effective cooling. The projector operates with minimal noise, thanks to its well-designed ventilation system, ensuring quiet operation without compromising on cooling efficiency.Its optical block and projection ratio allow for a large and clear display, suitable for different environments, from small rooms to larger spaces. The lack of mechanical zoom means that the position of the projector dictates the screen size, adding to its flexibility in setup.Picture QualityThe Hisense C1 Laser Projector delivers impressive picture quality, making it a strong contender in the home entertainment sector. Here’s a breakdown of its picture quality attributes:One of the standout features of the Hisense C1 is its superb color accuracy. Thanks to its triple laser, TriChroma light source, it produces an extraordinarily vivid and accurate color rendition that is rare in its price range. This extensive color gamut coverage ensures that the images are not only bright but also rich and true-to-life.The projector supports 4K resolution, providing a crisp and detailed picture. Its optics are carefully selected to handle 4K sources without chromatic aberrations, ensuring edge-to-edge sharpness. This high resolution, coupled with the projector’s DLP image precision, makes it ideal for viewers who appreciate meticulous detail in their visual content.The C1 boasts a maximum brightness close to 1600 ANSI lumens, providing bright and clear images even in well-lit rooms. However, it is slightly less luminous compared to some competitors, making it more suitable for use in darker environments. The contrast levels are robust, contributing to deep blacks and a balanced overall image.The Hisense C1 supports HDR10 and HLG, along with dynamic metadata management for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. This compatibility ensures that HDR content is displayed with enhanced brightness, contrast, and a wider color palette, providing a more immersive viewing experience.The projector includes image interpolation options and an effective tool against judder, allowing for adjustment on a scale from 0 to 10. This feature is essential for maintaining fluidity and natural motion, especially in fast-paced scenes or sports broadcasts.The C1 comes with tools necessary for expert calibration, ensuring that the gamma and colorimetry can be finely tuned. This calibration capability is critical for achieving accurate color representation and maintaining the integrity of the filmmaker’s vision.Sound QualityThe Hisense C1 Laser Projector features an integrated sound system that significantly enhances the overall viewing experience. Here are key aspects of its sound quality:The C1 is equipped with JBL speakers, a brand renowned for its sound quality. These speakers deliver a clear, robust sound that is surprising for a projector of this size. The soundstage produced is precise and ample, providing an immersive audio experience.The 20W JBL speakers offer sufficient volume to fill a medium-sized room. They are also capable of providing clear and audible sound for outdoor movie nights, making the C1 versatile for various viewing environments.The sound system of the Hisense C1 is Dolby Atmos compatible, elevating the auditory experience with richer, more nuanced, and immersive audio. This feature is particularly beneficial when watching movies and TV shows that are mixed for Dolby Atmos, as it enhances the sense of space and dimension in the sound.The audio performance of the C1 is balanced and convincing for a projector, especially in spaces less than 20 square meters. The sound quality is maintained without distortion, even at higher volume levels, ensuring that dialogues are clear and background scores are well-defined.For those who prefer a more powerful or surround sound setup, the projector’s connectivity options, including HDMI eARC, allow for easy integration with external sound systems or soundbars. This flexibility is a significant advantage for users looking to customize their audio experience.Software ExperienceThe software experience of the Hisense C1 Laser Projector is an integral aspect of its overall appeal, offering a blend of functionality and convenience. Here are key elements of its software experience:The C1 runs on the VIDAA operating system, which is also used in Hisense’s smart TVs. This operating system is known for its user-friendly interface, making navigation and access to various functions straightforward and intuitive.One of the standout features of the VIDAA OS in the C1 is its direct integration with major streaming service providers. This includes full versions of popular platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more, with support for 4K HDR, Dolby Vision, or HDR10+ streaming, depending on the user’s internet connection. This integration ensures that users have a wide range of content at their fingertips without needing external streaming devices.The projector’s integrated multimedia player can play a variety of content formats directly from USB drives or external hard disks. It supports numerous video, audio, and image file formats, offering flexibility in terms of media playback.The C1 includes features like Apple Airplay 2 and Miracast, allowing for easy sharing of content from smartphones and tablets. This feature enhances the projector’s versatility, making it suitable for both entertainment and professional presentations.The projector supports Alexa connectivity and voice control, allowing users to operate it through voice commands. This integration with smart home ecosystems adds a layer of convenience, especially for users who already use voice-controlled devices.For gaming enthusiasts, the C1’s software includes a mode that reduces input lag, ensuring a more responsive gaming experience. This feature is particularly appealing to users who plan to use the projector for gaming purposes.In summary, the Hisense C1 Laser Projector’s software experience is comprehensive and user-centric. The combination of a straightforward operating system, extensive content integration, versatile media support, and smart home compatibility makes it a versatile and convenient choice for a wide range of users​​.Conclusionthe Hisense C1 Laser Projector emerges as a compelling option in the home entertainment market, blending innovative technology with user-centric features. Its compact, modern design not only adds aesthetic value but also contributes to its practicality in various settings. The picture quality is a standout feature, with exceptional color accuracy, 4K resolution, and HDR support providing an immersive viewing experience. The JBL integrated sound system delivers impressive audio quality, further enhancing the multimedia experience.The software experience, powered by the VIDAA operating system, is seamless and intuitive, offering easy access to a vast array of streaming services and a wide range of media formats. Additionally, features like voice control and smart home integration underscore its modernity and user-friendliness.However, it’s important to note the limitations, such as its lower light output compared to some competitors and a lack of 3D support, which may affect its suitability in certain environments.Overall, the Hisense C1 represents a balanced blend of performance, design, and functionality. It’s a versatile projector that excels in delivering a high-quality home theater experience, making it a worthy consideration for those seeking a premium and innovative multimedia solution.Purchase the Hisense C1 at a variety of outlets for about $1,500, including Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.

This Motorola mid-range smartphone you can buy at the price of an entry-level phone

Early black friday deals are already live, you’ll find tons of deals available right now on the latest smartphones. One of the best deals that catches our eyes is worth mentioning here. Amazon is offering a straight 42% discount on the Moto Edge 2023 smartphone, bringing it to the lowest we have seen so far. Right now, the Edge 2023 is available on Amazon with a whopping $250 discount on the original price ($599), bringing it down to $349.A direct rival to the Pixel 8 was unveiled last month to the market. The Moto Edge 2023 is an all-rounder midrange smartphone with flagship-level features in its price range. Its solid features and beautiful body design make it the best midrange smartphone option in top phones of 2023 and it is now available at the new discounted price.Why you should buy the Moto Edge 2023Motorola Edge 2023 flaunts a stunning 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate support ensuring a smooth and responsive scrolling experience. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7030 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It offers snappy and fast performance while multitasking and gaming. Under the hood, the device houses a massive 4,400mAh battery that easily lasts a day on a single charge. The 68W fast wired charging support charges the smartphone o to 100% within just 30 minutes. As for lenses, Motorola packs some solid camera specs in its mid-range phone including a 50MP primary camera. The main unit is joined by a 13MP ultrawide lens that captures brilliant shots even in low-light conditions.  For instance, the Edge 2023’s direct rival the Pixel 8 costs just $100 more than the Edge 2023 ($599). If you can afford to spend a hundred dollars more then Pixel 8 is an outstanding choice. You get exceptional camera performance, solid UI experience, seven years of long-term support, and much more. At the moment, the Pixel 8 128GB variant retails at $699 but Amazon has slashed $150 off its original price. 

MediaTek Unveils the Dimensity 8300 – Elevating the 5G Smartphone Experience

MediaTek, a global leader in the semiconductor industry, and directly on the heels of debuting a new flagship processor, has announced the launch of its latest chipset, the Dimensity 8300. This new addition to MediaTek’s Dimensity 8000 series is set to redefine the premium 5G smartphone experience, blending high performance with super power efficiency.A New Era of Generative AI and Premium ExperiencesThe Dimensity 8300, crafted using TSMC’s advanced 2nd generation 4nm process, is an octa-core chipset featuring Arm Cortex-A715 and Cortex-A510 cores. This powerful configuration results in a 20% increase in CPU performance and a 30% peak gain in power efficiency over its predecessors. The chipset’s Mali-G615 MC6 GPU upgrade further enhances performance by 60% and improves power efficiency by 55%.Key Highlights:Arm’s Latest v9 CPU Architecture: Ensures dynamic experiences in gaming, lifestyle applications, and more.APU 780 AI Processor: Powers generative AI capabilities, supporting developers in leveraging large language models and stable diffusion.14-bit HDR-ISP Imagiq 980: Elevates smartphone photography and video capturing, with 4K60 HDR capabilities.HyperEngine Adaptive Game Technology: Provides advanced power-saving enhancements for optimized gameplay.Revolutionizing Connectivity and EfficiencyIn addition to its impressive performance features, the Dimensity 8300 supports ultra-fast speeds with a built-in 3GPP Release-16 standard 5G modem, enhancing connectivity even in challenging environments. This modem supports 3CC carrier aggregation, enabling downlink speeds of up to 5.17Gbps.Other notable features include LP5x 8533Mbps memory, uFS4.0 MCQ, MediaTek 5G UltraSave 3.0+, and upgraded Wi-Fi 6E performance, all contributing to an unmatched user experience.Target UsersThe target users for the MediaTek Dimensity 8300 chipset are primarily consumers who seek high-performance 5G smartphones that offer a premium experience without the premium price tag. This chipset caters to several specific user groups:Tech-Savvy Consumers: Those who are always on the lookout for the latest technology in smartphones, particularly those who value high CPU and GPU performance for activities like gaming, streaming high-definition videos, and using demanding apps.Photography Enthusiasts: The chipset’s advanced 14-bit HDR-ISP Imagiq 980 makes it appealing for users who prioritize high-quality photography and videography capabilities in their smartphones.AI and Machine Learning Developers: With its APU 780 AI Processor, the Dimensity 8300 is well-suited for users interested in exploring or developing applications based on generative AI, large language models, and stable diffusion.Connectivity Seekers: Users who need consistent and fast internet connectivity, especially those who live in areas with 5G infrastructure, will find the chipset’s advanced 5G capabilities appealing. It’s particularly suited for users who require high-speed internet for work or entertainment purposes.Efficiency-Focused Users: The chipset’s enhanced power efficiency makes it ideal for users who need long battery life without sacrificing performance, like travelers or professionals who rely on their phone for extended periods.Setting New Benchmarks in the Premium Segment“The Dimensity 8300 unlocks new possibilities for premium smartphones, offering hyper-realistic entertainment and seamless connectivity without compromising efficiency,” said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.MediaTek’s latest chipset is poised to power global 5G devices before the end of 2023. For more information about MediaTek’s Dimensity portfolio, visit MediaTek’s official website.

RYOBI launches new power washer and accessories

The RYOBI 2500 PSI 1.2 GPM Brushless Electric Pressure Washer stands as a powerful solution for efficiently cleaning a myriad of outdoor surfaces, eliminating the inconveniences associated with gas-powered alternatives. Bolstered by a brushless motor, this pressure washer not only maximizes operational efficiency but also boasts an extended lifespan, promising durability that ensures it is built to withstand the test of time. Tailored for diverse outdoor applications, ranging from patio furniture and fences to decks, siding, sidewalks, and compact driveways, this versatile tool emerges as a reliable companion for comprehensive cleaning tasks.RYOBI 2500 PSI 1.2 GPM BRUSHLESS ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER MSRP: $299One of its standout features is the inclusion of a turbo nozzle, enabling users to complete their cleaning tasks 50% faster than with a standard nozzle. The robust metal wand and quick-connect nozzle coupler facilitate a straightforward setup while providing the durability required to tackle tenacious dirt and grime. The pressure washer comes equipped with three distinct nozzles (15°, Turbo, or Soap), allowing users to customize their cleaning approach based on specific needs. Additionally, the on-board soap tank streamlines the application of detergent, enhancing the overall cleaning efficacy.The 25-foot non-marring high-pressure hose ensures an extended reach, while the 12-inch flat-free wheels contribute to convenient transportation. After completing the cleaning chores, users can effortlessly keep all components organized with the on-board storage, eliminating the hassle of searching for individual parts. The thoughtful design of the RYOBI 2500 PSI 1.2 GPM Brushless Electric Pressure Washer aligns with user convenience, efficiency, and durability, making it a reliable choice for outdoor cleaning tasks.RYOBI Pressure Washer Trigger Handle MSRP: $89.97To complement the pressure washer, the RYOBI Pressure Washer Trigger Handle Accessory Kit emerges as an all-encompassing solution for pressure washer accessories. Compatible with a wide range of pressure washer types, including gas, electric, and cordless models up to 3600 PSI, this comprehensive kit caters to various cleaning needs, from light-duty tasks to commercial applications. The kit streamlines the connection process with quick-connect adapters, allowing users to effortlessly link their garden hose to the pressure washer and the nozzles to the wand.Featuring a durable metal wand and a range of nozzles (15°, 25°, 40°, and soap), the kit ensures versatility in cleaning different surfaces. Bid farewell to the hassle of searching for individual components; the RYOBI Pressure Washer Trigger Handle Accessory Kit consolidates all essential accessories into one convenient package, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the pressure washing experience. Whether tackling routine cleaning or more extensive projects, this accessory kit proves to be an invaluable addition to any pressure washer arsenal.RYOBI Pressure Washer Quick Connect Kit MSRP: $39.97For those seeking to streamline the setup process even further, the RYOBI Pressure Washer Quick-Connect Kit presents a hassle-free solution. This 7-piece kit includes all the necessary pressure washer adapters, eliminating the need to purchase each component separately. Designed with simplicity in mind, these adapters save users time and effort during the pressure washer setup. Compatible with most gas, electric, and cordless pressure washers, the kit enables swift and trouble-free assembly, allowing users to focus on their cleaning tasks without being bogged down by a complex setup.The kit covers crucial connection points, including the garden hose to the pressure washer pump inlet, the pressure washer hose to the pump outlet, and the pressure washer hose to the trigger handle. With the addition of an extra garden hose adapter, the RYOBI Pressure Washer Quick-Connect Kit ensures a seamless setup process, enhancing user convenience and expediting the transition from preparation to cleaning. This kit is a valuable accessory for those who prioritize efficiency and a straightforward setup in their pressure washing endeavors.All of these great new RYOBI products can be found at Home Depot exclusively. This includes the new 2500PSI Pressure Washer, Trigger Handle, and Quick Connect Kit.

Mark the date OnePlus 12 is launching on December 4

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has finally confirmed the launch date of its upcoming flagship smartphone OnePlus 12 which is set on December 4 at 7 pm local time in China. The brand will complete its glorious 10-year journey in the smartphone market on the same date. The firm was founded in December 2013 by Pete Lau and Carl Pei. Since Qualcomm announced its latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, major smartphone brands such as iQOO, OPPO, Vivo, and Realme have started teasing their upcoming smartphones powered with Qualcomm’s latest chipset and now OnePlus has also confirmed to launch its upcoming OnePlus 12 flagship smartphone that will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset under the hood. OnePlus’s upcoming OnePlus 12 flagship smartphone was recently spotted on the Geekbench listings website, revealing key features of the smartphone. Aside from the processor, the OnePlus 12 will feature a massive 16GB of RAM and will run Android 14 based on Oxygen OS out of the box. The OnePlus 12 with model number CPH2581 scored 2169 and 6501 points in single and multi-core on Geekbench V6. Also Read: OnePlus Open ReviewAhead of the launch, the OnePlus 12 specifications surfaced online. It will feature a 6.8-inch 2K LTPO BOE OLED display with support for a maximum 120Hz refresh rate and up to 2600 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone is said to feature up to 24GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage. As for software, the Chinese variant will ship with ColorOS 14 while the international variant will be supposed to run on Oxygen OS 14 out of the box.For lenses, the device will feature a triple rear camera setup at the back. The 50MP Sony IMX966 main unit is joined by a 48MP Sony IMX581 ultra-wide lens and a 64MP telephoto lens with a 3x periscope lens. It houses a 5,400mAh battery with support for 100W wired fast charging and 50W wireless charging. However, the global release date of the OnePlus 12 is still under the wrap. For instance, the OnePlus 11 launched in January this year, and the global release followed in February. In comparison, the OnePlus 12 is launching one month earlier than its predecessor, so we can expect the new OnePlus flagship to launch globally as early as January 2024.