Japanese tech giant has recently announced the SF-G UHS-II SD card claiming it will be the world’s fastest one. The maximum write speed for the SF-G series will reach 299 MB/s, while the read speed will hit 300 MB/s. For comparison, Amazon’s current bestselling SD card can only handle 80 MB/s read and write speeds. The SF-G cards are waterproof, temperature resistant, shock proof and X-ray proof. The cards optimized for professional photographers, DSLR and mirrorless camera users will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variations.
YouTube has announced that it now supports HDR videos. HDR (or High Dynamic Range) has been getting a lot of attention lately since both the Xbox One S and the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro support it. Now that YouTube videos support HDR content, it means that those with HDR-capable consoles will be able to show the world what these new systems are capable of.
Let’s face it, the state of virtual reality gaming isn’t looking so great these days. Though the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive managed to sell out rather quickly upon each of their respective releases, sales of the two devices have pretty much flatlined. The initial hype got early adopters to jump on board and buy units in droves, but the current sales numbers tell us that consumers just aren’t interested in VR gaming. Some believed this technology would usher in a new era of innovation for games, but it appears that VR is turning out to be the fad most (myself included) said it would be.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is an important business phenomenon, especially in business spheres connected with IT and innovations. August 2016 was rich in companies’ acquisitions. Let us introduce you a list of fifteen companies which have acquired businesses last August. The list is drawn up in date order.
We live under the eighth generation of video game consoles. With the exception of portable models, today at the world’s open market, as well as at the UAE market are exposed the Japanese Nintendo Wii U, Steam Machines released in 2016 and of course the most popular PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One. There are other ones, for instance OUYA based on Nvidia Tegra 3 with Android using open-source software but we will consider only the major.
Christmas is coming and everybody in the UAE is looking forward to buying the perfect gift. If you’re one of those persons who simply can’t decide upon something, we have a suggestion that you can’t go wrong with: a mobile phone.
In the end, no matter if you’re an advanced user or you need just a basic model, a new mobile phone is more than welcome. Considering this, we’ve made a short list with 8 of them, available in the UAE, which you can buy this Christmas.
Motorola Moto E (2015) – The second gen Moto E is one of the best deals of the year, being a great combination between a great build quality, decent, entry-level specs and a pocket-friendly price.
The handset comes with a 4.5” display and it’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop, while on the back it has a 5 MP camera, with autofocus. The battery has a capacity of 2390 mAh and it should last for a full day with ease. The Motorola Moto E (2015) can make a really nice and cheap Christmas gift. In the UAE, it’s available for ~530 AED and you can find more details here.
Huawei Ascend P7 – Huawei’s flagship from 2014 is one of the best looking smartphones made by the Chinese manufacturer, with glass panels on the front and back. It features a 5.0” full HD display, an excellent 13 MP camera and a non-removable 2500 mAh battery. In the UAE, it has a price between 845 and 969 AED.
Xiaomi Mi 4 – Another Chinese smartphone makes it to our list with the best mobile phones to buy in UAE for Christmas, but this time it’s the Mi 4 model from Xiaomi. The handset has a 5.0-inch display and a great 13 MP camera, an 8.0 MP front snapper, while the operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, is customized with the MIUI interface. Finally, the phone is powered by a 3080 mAh battery, able to run for 280 hours in stand-by. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is available at 929 AED.
OnePlus 2 – Launched after a big teasing campaign, the OnePlus 2 wasn’t exactly what the fans were expecting, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not an excellent phone. If you’re looking forward to offering it to somebody who like stock Android, this 5.5” handset, with a 13 MP camera and a 3300 mAh battery is the best choice. OnePlus 2 is available for 1645 AED.
Sony Xperia Z3 – The Japanese manufacturer’s flagship, released last year, is still a very good mobile phone. With a 5.2” full HD display and a 20.7 MP camera, one of the best on the market, this phone can run Android 5.0 Lollipop and other apps with ease. You can get it for 1502 AED.
Apple iPhone 5S – If you’re after a compact phone, the iPhone 5S, with its 4.0” display is a great choice, being one of the most popular phones in the UAE. The 8 MP camera can take some very good and sharp photos, while the 1560 mAh battery can last up to one day, depending on how you use it. The 64 GB has a price of 2799 AED.
Apple iPhone 6 – Of course, if you want a bigger and better alternative to the 5S, there’s also the iPhone 6., With a 4.7” display, the handset is powered by Apple’s A8 chip and it has an 8 MP camera on the back and a 1810 mAh batter. The Space Grey version, with 128 GB of storage, is available for 2652 AED.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – The Edge version of the S6 was highly appreciated worldwide, including by fans in the UAE. The phone has a dual-edged 5.1” display and on the back, a 16 MP camera, arguably the best one on the market. Finally, the phone has a non-removable 2600 mAh battery, which can also be charged wirelessly. Tha Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can be bought in the UAE for 3799 AED.
Starting from the very first Apple model appeared in 2007, iPhones just like other modern smartphones featured 3.5 mm headphone jack. However Apple’s next iPhone 7 might have no traditional jack. Instead, iPhone owners will have to use an all-in-one Lightning connector designed for charging, data and audio. Those who would like to use any headset other than the one that shipped with the device will have to use a special adapter. However the headphone market will be packed with Lightning models as soon as the new iPhone model appears though the leading companies such as Sony, Philips and Harman already have them. However in the beginning the prices are likely to be high and the choice will be quite narrow.
By the way, the idea of slimmer iPhone 7 is not new – Apple has been planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector since last year.