Articles
Articles
DC5m United States software in english 3
articles, created at 2017-01-01 16:00
1 /3
0.2
Top 10 tips for hitting your Fitbit
step goals
Activity trackers are great for helping you to get
motivated and stay motivated. Whether you use a
Fitbit , Jawbone Up Move , Apple Watch or
something else, you'll have daily goals, such as a
number of steps, miles or calories. See also: Which
Fitbit is Best.
As an avid Fitbit user, I compete not only with
myself, but also other friends who have Fitbit
trackers.
Fitbit One review | Fitbit Zip review | Fitbit Flex 2
review | Fitbit Alta review | Fitbit Charge 2 review |
Fitbit Blaze Review | Fitbit Surge review
Here are my Top 10 tips for squeezing in those
extra steps each day without any major changes to
your routine. These work for any activity tracker, not
just Fitbits. Also: Fitbit vs Apple watch
1 - If you already walk to work, consider leaving five
or 10 minutes earlier so you can extend your route
and get closer to your daily step goal.
2 - Always take a lunch break and go for a walk or
run. If it's bad weather, maybe you can walk around
your office or a local shopping centre instead. Use
your lunch hour to get to know new areas, or just go
shopping – but not for biscuits...
3 - When taking a toilet break, walk to the one that's
furthest away: preferably a few floors up or down if
you can.
4 - Aim to get up from your desk at least once an
hour - walk to the water cooler. Many activity
trackers have alerts that remind you to complete a
number of steps every hour (between 9am and
5pm); Fitbit suggest 250 steps each hour as a
minimum. Set this alert and move when it tells you
to.
5 - Instead of emailing a colleague go and see
them in person. This is much better business
practice anyway!
6 - Stairs are your friends. Use them instead of the
lift or escalator. Trackers (such as the Charge 2 and
Blaze) measure how many flights of stairs you climb
each day (using a built-in altimeter), and count
these towards your daily step goal.
7 - Pace around when waiting for the kettle to boil
or talking on the phone.
8 - When waiting for a train don't stand still: walk
slowly up and down the platform.
9 - Get competitive. Find friends with activity
trackers (it's easier if they use the same system) or
compete against yourself. Try to beat your previous
best figures, whether that's steps, distance, calories
or stairs climbed. Fitbit also now offers challenges
you can set between friends. The leaderboard is a
real motivator. Fitbit and Withings reward you with
milestone awards and badges.
10 - Set tougher, but realistic, goals. Don't stick with
the same daily goals month in, month out. Try
adding 10 percent more steps each week and see if
you can still hit the targets.
Fitbit has added challenges to its app, and this is by
far and away the best motivator to smash your step
goal over a day, working week or weekend: there's
nothing quite like a bit of friendly competition:
Ok, if you've read this far, you're probably looking
for the tricks part of the article. Well, I'm not going to
explain how to cheat in order to win, although there
are various technically-not-cheating things you can
do to boost those steps.
First, it's well known that wrist-worn trackers record
more 'steps' because you move your arms even
when you're not walking. Fitbits are no exception,
and I've seen first hand that you can get around 15
percent more steps simply by switching to a
wristband from a clip-on such as the One or Zip.
Take up the guitar, and you'll probably see your
step count soar!
Here's another 'trick': start doing workouts, either at
the gym or at home. Not only is this seriously good
for your health, but it will also mean you get more
steps. Training can be addictive, so once you're in
the habit, it's hard to stop.
When ironing switch the tracker band to your
dominant hand's wrist – you can count boring
duties like this as steps if you don't mind cheating.
If you do wear a wrist-worn tracker, bear in mind
you won't be rewarded for lots of steps while
pushing a trolley, pushchair or anything else that
means you arm isn't swinging as usual. And, for any
kind of tracker, it's worth noting that a huge cycle
ride will likely be recorded as virtually no exercise
at all – or at least not count as the all-valuable
steps.
Finally, don't forget that you can add workouts, or
other exercise after the fact in most apps. This
means that if your battery ran flat, or your just plain
forgot to wear your tracker, you should still be able
to get the steps back. In the current Fitbit app, for
example, go to the day on which you did the
activity, tap on Track exercise, then the stopwatch
icon in the top-right corner, then on the LOG tab.
Now you can enter the details of a walk, run,
jog/walk or bike ride. The steps will be estimated
and added to your total for that day.
2017-01-01 07:24 Erica Harris www.pcadvisor.co.uk
2 /3
3.8
: app-connected smart
toothbrush
By
Simon Jary | 2 hours ago
£279.99
Price comparision from , and manufacturers
The Oral-B Genius 9000 (available in three colours:
White, Black and Rose Gold) boasts what it calls a
3D Cleaning Action, which oscillates, rotates and
pulsates. Like the best electric toothbrushes it
includes the pressure sensor, plus modes for
sensitive teeth and for whitening (with 3D White
brush head).
The Oral-B Genius 8000 is available in white only,
and lacks the 9000's Deep Clean Mode and
Tongue-Cleaning modes.
Oral-B claims that its Deep Clean Mode removes
“up to 99.7 percent of hard-to-reach” plaque.
The Genius 9000 features the following brushing
modes: 3D Daily Clean, Gum Care (massaging for
gentle stimulation of gums), lower-speed Sensitive,
Whitening (alternates between speeds for a gentle
polishing to remove surface stains), Tongue
Cleaning and Pro-Clean (faster 3D movement). The
8000 has 3D Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive,
Whitening, and Pro-Clean.
According to independent dental tests both the
Genius 8000 and 9000 performed excellently at
removing plaque, and their simple instructions
make a proper cleaning routine easy to learn.
To help you keep brushing for the recommended
two minutes the brush vibrates every 30 seconds,
which is your cue to move on to the next quarter of
your mouth. Don’t forget to add on a little time for
brushing your tongue at the end – brush from the
back to the front of the tongue.
At the top of the brush is the 360° SmartRing,
visible from every angle while brushing. The
SmartRing illuminates and pulsations slow and
then stop when you brush too hard. Via the Oral-B
app you can even programme it to illuminate with
your choice of 12 colours as you brush.
The smart bit is the compatible Oral-B app (iOS and
Android), which works when you pair your phone
with your brush over Bluetooth.
The Oral-B app gives you real-time feedback while
you clean for improved brushing habits, and you
can share your oral care activity with your dentist to
track your progress.
The built-in two-minute timer helps you brush just
the right amount, with a timer for each zone of your
mouth. You need to allow the app to access your
phone’s microphone as this is used to listen for
your power brush to automatically start and stop the
timer.
Oral-B uses “advanced Position Detection
technology” so you can see where you’re brushing.
This is important so you can adjust your technique
to never miss a zone. It can be used for self-tracking
and personal statistics, has a game mode, and
encourages you to maintain good techniques.
You need to attach a special phone holder
(included) to the surface in front of your bathroom
basin, and manoeuvre the phone’s camera so that
your face is in the right place, then set to the front
camera. At the end you get a score out of 100 on
how you’ve performed.
The app is well designed and simple to set up and
use, but we found the Position Detection tricky to
get right. I had multiple requests from the app to tell
me to get my face in the right place, and moving
back or to the side to get my face in the right place
for the phone’s camera resulted more than once in
dripped toothpaste waste on the floor or my clothes
– which is not ideal.
Even when my face was apparently in view the
app’s dynamic imaging of which areas of my mouth
I was cleaning was at times inaccurate. Supposedly
sophisticated sensors in the toothbrush help detect
the position in the mouth, but if the camera isn’t
aligned perfectly with your face its results are often
off.
If the camera loses sight of you (despite standing
directly in front of it) for more than 30 seconds
during the brushing it won’t record the results.
The company used to also provide a Wireless
SmartGuide countdown – indeed it still does with
the SmartSeries 6000 and 6500. This was a small
wall-mounted timer that synced with your brushing
to count you down and suggest mouth quarter
changes. This isn’t as smart as the app – hence it
being phasing out – but in a way it was a simpler
solution. I ended up un-pairing my 9000 handle
from the app so I could go back to using the
SmartGuide.
The app is great for telling you to reduce the
pressure of your brushing, but the brush’s
SmartRing will do that anyway, as will the old
SmartGuide if you have one.
The 30-second timer isn’t engaged if you’re using
the Position Detection feature. Call me old
fashioned – or just after a simpler life – but I
preferred the 30-second timer and basic mouthquadrant graphic over the app’s Position Detection
feature. I’m happy to spend two minutes brushing
my teeth, but setting up my smartphone in the
holder (which entailed taking it out of its case) and
keeping my face aligned for the detection was just
too much to fit into my morning or evening routine.
I’m also wary about having my phone suspended
above a hard and wet sink, although the holder
appeared strong enough to stop any possible
drops.
If you have more time than me, and/or a more static
head then maybe Oral-B’s Position Detection will
work better for you.
You can use the app for the simpler 30-second,
mouth quadrant system, without the hassle of the
phone holder or head position. After the teeth the
app prompts you to floss, clean your tongue and
rinse.
You can actually use the Oral-B app with any OralB electric toothbrush, as it uses the microphone in
your smartphone to detect the sound – so you don’t
need a Bluetooth-compliant brush for the basic
timer.
We really like the idea of the Oral-B app and the
Position Detection, but the implementation and
everyday use of it isn’t ideal. We stuck with the
SmartGuide. If you don’t have one, you can use the
app for the same simpler use.
The 8000 and 9000 brushes are comfortable, and
easy to use, including changing heads. It’s slightly
annoying that you need to have the brush on to
change the modes as this can cause messy
splashes when altering the mode.
Lithium-ion battery life was excellent – a real
improvement on the SmartSeries 6000/6500 that
run out of juice much quicker.
The brush handle saves the data from your past 20
sessions, so you can keep track of progress when
you’re not connected to the app.
The Genius 9000 comes with a very smart, rigid
travel case that can charge both your toothbrush
and smartphone using just the one outlet. Anyone
who travels and stays in hotels will know the benefit
of using just one power point for more than one
device. The case can stand both vertically and
horizontally. The 8000 has a much simpler plastic
case.
The Genius 9000 has an recommended retail price
(RRP) of £279.99, which is a frightening amount to
pay for a toothbrush – but you’ll find it with
considerable discounts from online retailers such
as Boots. And compare this one-off outlay to a few
visits to the dentist!
The Genius 8000’s RRP is £259.99 or US$274.98.
We've seen both for £100/$100 cheaper online.
Oral-B also sells a Genius 8000, which is similar to
the Genius 9000, but lacks the 9000’s Deep Clean
Mode and Tongue-Cleaning mode.
Do you really need a special, gentler TongueCleaning mode? We suspect not. Tongue cleaning
is definitely worthwhile, but you can use the normal
brushing speed for this without harming the tongue.
The 8000 also doesn’t come with the 9000’s lovely
charging travel case, but if you don’t travel a lot or
just pack a manual toothbrush when going away
this won’t matter too much. The 8000 is available in
White only.
But as the 8000 is only a little cheaper than the
9000 we think the 9000 offers better value for
money. Remember to look for the best online
prices, which should offer a significant discount on
these set retail prices.
Oral-B also sells the SmartSeries 6000 (RRP £230)
and SmartSeries 6500 (RRP £190) electric
toothbrushes. Again look for cheaper prices online.
The SmartSeries was Oral-B’s original smart
toothbrush range, and ship with the handy wireless
SmartGuide mentioned above.
The 6000 features five modes: 5 modes: Daily
Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep
Clean. The 6500 adds a Tongue Clean mode.
While we like the simplicity of the SmartGuide you
can sync either SmartSeries brush to the Oral-B
app, although (as mentioned above) we’re not sure
the app adds a great deal to your brushing system
except for storing data on how you’ve cleaned over
time. Read our Oral-B SmartSeries 6000 review.
What we did prefer about the Genius 9000 is its
slimmer design, SmartRing, and much longer
battery life.
We were impressed with the Oral-B Genius 8000
and 9000 for many reasons: excellent plaque
cleaning, comfortable brush and handle, brushhead options, travel case, and long battery life.
However, we found the app’s functionality didn’t
live up to its promise. The Position Detection is a
great idea, but we found it tricky to get right. When
used just to advise and monitor mouth-quadrant
brushing it was more successful but not as
sophisticated as it thinks it is. But as a premium
electric toothbrush both the Genius 8000 and 9000
certainly live up to the hype. Neither is cheap but
you can find significant discounts online (see those
listed here), and, compared to the cost of a visit to
the dentist, using a quality toothbrush is a wise
financial as well as healthy decision.
Price comparision from , and manufacturers
Best laptop | 17 best laptops 2016/2017: What's the
best laptop you can buy in the UK? Best…
1995-2015: How technology has changed the
world in 20 years
10 great illustration tip features from 2016
Apple Christmas Quiz 2016 - Round 5: The Mac:
The Apple computer that ignited the PC revolution
2017-01-01 06:36 Simon Jary www.pcadvisor.co.uk
3 /3
2.4
Best new tech coming in 2017
Capcom is reinventing its venerable horror
franchise with its latest entry, which is switching to
first-person and stripping back combat to amp up
the terror. The playable demo alone was just about
the scariest game released in 2016, so we can only
imagine the full thing will be a lot tougher going.
Oh, and it's going to be compatible with PlayStation
VR too, to amp it up even further.
Read more about Resident Evil 7 here
You'll also like: Best new phones coming in 2017 |
Best new tablets coming in 2017 | Best new drones
coming in 2017 | Best new games coming in 2017 |
Best new films coming in 2017
Kaby Lake is Intel's newest generation of
processors for destkops and laptops. Intel has
confirmed they support Thunderbolt 3 and the
special cameras used for Windows Hello. Also
expect expanded capabilities for 4K video
playback, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support, as well
as the ability to decode 10-bit HEVC videos.
Kaby Lake will be compatible with the existing 100series chipsets, so it’ll be an easy upgrade from
Skylake, assuming manufacturers provide BIOS
updates for the new chips. However, whether it will
be a worthwhile upgrade is still to be confirmed.
Read more about Intel Kaby Lake here.
LG is rumoured to ditch its modular design for the
G6 and potentially adopt a new glass front and rear.
In common with the Samsung Galaxy S-series with
which it competes it is likely to feature fast wireless
charging and see a processor and graphics bump
to ready the phone for VR.
One of the most interesting rumours about the LG
G6 is that it will feature a new type of iris scanner
that uses the same sensor as the phone's front
camera, a space- and cost-saving measure that is
made possible through use of a special filter.
Read more about the upcoming LG G6 here
Bezel-less, curved-edge displays are about to
become the norm for the upcoming Galaxy S8 and
S8 Plus. With a lot to make up for in the wake of the
discontinued Galaxy Note 7, Samsung will go all
out on its upcoming flagship smartphones.
Expect a Snapdragon 835 processor with up to
8GB of RAM, Harman Kardon stereo speakers, new
USB-C audio (bye-bye headphone jack), a
fingerprint scanner integrated to the screen and
new dual-cameras at the rear. Wow.
Read more about the upcoming Galaxy S8 &
Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung’s premium Tab S line is among the very
best tablets you can buy, and better than anything
else we’ve seen in the Android world. We’re
expecting great things from the next update to the
line-up, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
According to Sammobile that should be in Q1 2017.
We’ll more than likely see two Tab S3 models, with
a compact model measuring around 8in, and a
larger-screened tablet around 9.7in. Rumours
abound that we could see a Samsung Galaxy Tab
S Edge, borrowing from the curved-edge design of
the Galaxy S7 edge. However, while a glass-rear
tablet would be interesting, sketches of the Tab S3
found at the FCC suggest the design will be
remarkably similar to that of the Tab S2.
Whatever the Tab S3 is called, you can bet your last
pound on the fact it will have a high-resolution
display and way more power than anyone really
needs. The Tab S3 is expected to feature a
1536x2048-pixel screen and Qualcomm’s octacore Snapdragon 652 processor with 3GB of RAM
and 32GB of storage. Cameras are likely to be 8Mp
at the back and 2Mp at the front. Following on from
the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we’d expect it to stick
with a Micro-USB port for charging the internal
battery, which is alleged to be 4,000mAh in the Tab
S3 8in and 5870mAh in the Tab S3 9.7in.
Read more about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy
Tab S3 here
Google is tipped to be working on a smartwatch to
be announced alongside its Android Wear 2.0
update in early 2017. Actually, make that two
watches, codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish.
Angelfish, the more premium of the two, bears
some resemblance to the Moto 360 - without the flat
tyre, of course. The smartwatch apparently features
visible lugs with a smooth housing that curves
where the watch strap meets the body of the device,
giving it a smoother (and more premium, we
imagine) look and feel when compared to the
angular lugs and multi-piece design of watches like
the LG Urbane LTE.
Angelfish is said to feature a large crown button on
the right hand side of the body with two circular
buttons accompanying it, one above and one
below. The purpose of these buttons is unclear at
this time, but we speculate that users will be able to
set up custom shortcuts to popular apps and so on.
Read more about the Google Watch here
We're really excited about Horizon Zero Dawn, an
upcoming PlayStation exclusive from Guerrila
Games. It's set 1,000 years into the future, when
robotic creatures have taken over the planet. You'll
play as bow-yielding heroine Aloy as she hunts the
creatures and uses their machine parts to her
advantage.
Read more about Horizon Zero Dawn here
T om Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the first
military shooter set in a massive and responsive
open world, according to Ubisoft. It's set in Bolivia, a
few years from now where the country has become
the largest cocaine producer in the world. It makes
a nice change from previous Tom Clancy games
like Advanced Warfighter or Future Soldier that take
place in the more distant future.
The game is set in a huge and responsive open
world, and is actually the first game to offer an open
world with nine varying types of terrain, including
mountains and deserts, and also includes its own
dynamic weather system and day-night cycle. It will
also feature a range of vehicles, driven by AI for a
GTA-esque snatch-and-drive experience.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will also feature cooperative multiplayer and a number of side
missions.
Read more about Ghost Recon Wildlands here
It’s highly likely the new iMac will feature a
processor upgrade to Intel’s latest Kaby Lake
family, as well as a 27in 5K display, 32GB of
memory and a 2TB Fusion Drive. Apple could well
turn to AMD once again for its graphics solution,
with Polaris 10 a prime candidate. It offers improved
graphics performance (naturally), plus potential
reductions in power consumption and waste heat.
More exciting, though, is that these new graphics
chips would for the first time bring VR potential to
the Mac.
We’ve seen Apple bring the Pro name to its iPad
line-up over the past year, and we’re anticipating
that the iPad mini will also get a Pro makeover in
2017. Could we also see a Pro iMac in 2017? We
can't wait to find out.
Read more about the upcoming iMac here
We're reasonably confident that Apple will unveil a
new iPad at its next event, which should take place
in March 2017. We're getting to the stage now
where it will need to announce a new iPad Air 3
and also overdue iPad mini 5 (last updated in
September 2015), or confirm their death. Based on
its previous iPad releases, though, something tells
us the next iPad mini could be an iPad Pro mini.
The iPad mini’s design has stayed fairly constant
throughout the generations, so we aren’t expecting
any big changes here. We could see a new 7000series aluminium chassis that is thinner but doesn’t
adversely affect battery life - and probably with a
new Rose Gold colour option. We’d be most
impressed to see Apple make its mini iPad
waterproof. The most likely change in the new iPad
mini is a bump up in performance.
Read more iPad Pro mini rumours here.
So you thought the HTC 10 was boring? And the
HTC One M9 before it? Prepare to be blown away
by the upcoming HTC 11 as the company looks to
reverse its fortunes in the smartphone market.
If you believe the rumours, the new HTC will see
the Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM,
256GB of storage and dual-cameras hiding below a
5.5in Quad-HD screen. It will certainly be one to
watch.
Read more about the upcoming HTC 11 here
BioWare's latest sci-fi epic is leaving the Milky Way
and heading to the Andromeda galaxy, which will
bring with it news ships, new alien species, and
vast new planets to explore. There'll be a few
familiar faces of course, and the same blend of
roleplaying and third-person shooter combat, but
there's plenty that's new. The first looks at gameplay
suggest a greater focus on planetary exploration,
with open worlds and an emphasis on crafting and
discovery.
Read more about Mass Effect: Andromeda here.
The Nintendo Switch console is, as per rumours,
both a home console and a handheld device at the
same time. It's a hybrid of sorts, which is an
evolution of the Wii U's Gamepad. The Switch has
two removable ' Joy-Con ' controller sections, which
attach at either end of the Switch tablet. Once in the
dock, you move them to a controller in order to play
games as per usual. The screen on the tablet is
hidden so there won't be dual-screen features like
on the Wii U.
We have it on good authority there will be a 6.2in
720p capacitive touchscreen with 10-point
multitouch, as well as an Nvidia Tegra processor
with an Nvidia GPU based on the same architecture
as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming
graphics cards .
Read more about the upcoming Nintendo Switch
here
We’re not expecting to see a new Surface Pro
Windows tablet until early 2017 following the
launch of Intel's new Kaby Lake Core processors
and the release of the Windows 10 Creators
Update , but when we do it will be one of the best
Windows tablets money can buy (and it will cost a
fair amount of money, most likely starting at around
£749).
One of the changes we’re certain we’ll see is an
upgraded Surface Pen, since Microsoft recently
filed a patent for a stylus with a rechargeable
battery that charges over a magnetic dock. The
Surface Pro 5 is also likely to be fitted with a Kaby
Lake processor for performance and battery life
improvements, a USB-C connection, and a higherresolution 4K display. The design will otherwise
stay mostly the same when compared to the
Surface Pro 4.
Read more about the upcoming Surface Pro 5 here
The next big update to Windows 10 is the Creators
Update, due in Spring 2017. Big new features
coming to Windows 10 include more in the way of
3D content, which will span to Paint and even
PowerPoint, as well as cheaper VR headsets for
Windows 10. There will be built-in broadcasting,
allowing you to set up a live stream using Beam.
And you'll be able to pin people to the taskbar what sounds like a trivial update could actually be
pretty useful!
Read more about the Windows 10 Creators Update
here
This next instalment of The Legend of Zelda series
will be the eighteenth main title that Nintendo has
released for the franchise. It's among the only Zelda
games to have HD graphics, and will feature an
open world, an exciting development that we can't
wait to experience for ourselves.
The Legend of Zelda designer, Eiji Aonuma has
explained that the developers have decided to go
for an open world game to give the players more
freedom rather than defining exactly where the
player must go, and where they must enter and exit
dungeons, for example.
Players will be able to explore the open world on
foot or by riding on Link's horse Epona. Epona is a
pretty cool animal, capable of allowing Link to get a
better aim at enemies thanks to its artificial
intelligence that'll steer while you're otherwise
occupied.
Read more about Legend of Zelda Breath of the
Wild here
The Note 7 may have been discontinued, but the
Galaxy Note family is still very much alive. And it
will make sure you know that in 2017.
The Note family is best known for its large, highresolution screen and S Pen stylus support, and
that isn't about to change. As always, it will be an
even faster, better-specified smartphone than is the
amazing new Galaxy S8 that will be announced in
February.
Read more about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8
We mean the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, right? Nope.
It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, and that
means Apple has something to prove.
The iPhone 8 could be the iPhone with which Jony
Ive finally gets his own way: an iPhone that
resembles a single sheet of glass with an edge-toedge OLED screen. According to an Apple supplier,
at least one of the company's new iPhones for 2017
will have a glass body. The TouchID scanner is
thought to be hidden within the glass, while the
physical Home button will be gone.
Other rumours suggest the iPhone 8 will feature
wireless charging for the first time, and possible
biometric features such as facial recognition or iris
scanning. It'll run the Apple A11 processor and
motion co-processor, and be devilishly fast.
Read more about the iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
here
Red Dead Redemption is a hugely popular game
boasting over 13 million players, all of whom are
still hoping for a Red Dead 2 - and after years of
waiting, a sequel (or is that prequel?) is coming to
PS4 and Xbox One .
There's little news to share so far, but Take-Two
CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has said the game will offer
"incredible emotional depth" with "great story
elements and great gameplay elements. "
Read more about Red Dead 2 here
Consoles are, historically, slightly odd. While
smartphone manufacturers (and just about
everybody else) provide yearly updates to their
products to keep them up-to-date, console
manufacturers do no such thing. However, with the
introduction of the likes of the PS4 Pro , Xbox One S
and now Project Scorpio, console manufacturers
are making an effort to keep consoles in line with
their PC brethren.
What we know so far is that Project Scorpio will be
impressively powerful due to the six teraflops of
graphical performance it provides. While it’s three
teraflops less than the recently announced Nvidia
GeForce GTX 1080, the graphical output could rival
that of the GTX 970 and as such, provide the
console with virtual reality capabilities as well as
much-improved gameplay. This will also mean it
will leave the PS4 Pro in its dust, purely through its
raw performance output.
One of its main selling points will unsurprisingly be
VR.
Read more about the upcoming Xbox One Project
Scorpio here
You might notice something familiar about the star
of this new game from Hideo Kojima. That's right,
The Walking Dead's own Norman Reedus has
been recreated in digital form for Death Stranding,
which so far has left us scratching our heads.
It was announced with a cryptic trailer that really
doesn't tell us much, but the creators have said that
it will be an action game "if you really want to put a
genre on it. "
Find out more in our round-up of all the Death
Stranding rumours.
Google Home is a bit like Google Now on an
Android phone but operated entirely by voice. It can
answer questions and carry out basic tasks such as
setting timers, alarms and sending messages. It will
tie in with Google's services, such as Google Play
Music, Google Cast and the new exciting voice
assistant, Google Assistant.
In other words, it's Google's version of the Amazon
Echo. Amazon Echo is a cylindrical home audio
speaker that integrates a personal voice assistant
called Alexa, which is very much like Siri, Cortana
and Google Now on your phone or tablet. It's
always-on and always-connected, with Wi-Fi
allowing it to sit on your home network and access
cloud services, and Bluetooth letting you stream
music from mobile devices. Google Home will work
in a similar way to the Chromecast, so you can
choose a song from Google Play Music and it will
play on your Google Home device.
Google Home is already out in the US, but we're
expecting it to come to the UK sometime in 2017.
Read more about Google Home here.
You'll also like: Best new phones coming in 2017 |
Best new tablets coming in 2017 | Best new drones
coming in 2017 | Best new games coming in 2017 |
Best new films coming in 2017
Follow Marie Brewis on Twitter
2017-01-01 04:30 Marie Brewis www.pcadvisor.co.uk
Total 3 articles. Generated at 2017-01-01 16:00
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising