Wink and take selfies [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAMSUNG recently launched the NX3000 Smart Camera, the latest edition to its award-winning NX series. Despite its rather retro looking design, the NX3000 is no pushover. It has state-of-the-art technical specifications, making it the ideal device to snap crisp, high quality images in stunning detail without weighing you down.
It features a powerful 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, fast 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting, accompanied by a convenient 3.0-inch Flip-up Display with Wink Shot.
Just open the screen, frame a face within the display and wink, and the camera will capture the perfect selfie. Connectivity options include advanced WiFi and NFC integration, allowing you to share images in double quick time. In fact, with Group Share, you can also send images to up to four devices, helping you save time in the process. Expect the NX3000 to arrive in black, white or brown and inclusive of Samsung's new compact 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens.
Energy and cost-efficient storage
SHUTTLE Computer has launched the KS10 storage solution for NAS (network attached storage) entry-level users. The Shuttle KS10 is suitable for documents, music, videos and photos on the local network, paving the way for location-independent data backup, as well as letting you set up your own private cloud.
Consumption is less than 6W in standby mode and 12W during normal operation, making it a particularly frugal machine in terms of power consumption. The KS10 is a fanless device, so it is suitable for 3.5 inch hard disks up to at least 4TB in capacity, with the ability to hook up to other external storage devices and a printer, thanks to the inclusion of USB ports. Devices are connected via USB cable, while you can also plug in memory cards into the built-in SD card reader so that content can be shared over the network.
The Gigabit Ethernet network connection also comes in handy if you want to transfer large amounts of data, with data transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s when reading and up to 60MB/s when writing. An integrated, access-protected WiFi hotspot can be enabled whenever you need to "talk" to wireless devices. It takes but a few simple steps to set up. It also offers simple server services for FTP, DLNA and iTunes. Other functions include Wake-On LAN, energy-efficient Ethernet and a scheduler for NAS operating time. Just in case you were wondering, the LEDs can also be switched off for unobtrusive use when at home. The Shuttle Omninas KS10 has a recommended retail price of 81 euros (RM359.72).
SEAGATE aims to up the ante in mobile device storage with the Seagate Wireless Plus in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. That means different versions to suit just about every need, alongside integration with cloud services including Dropbox and Google Drive. The Seagate Wireless Plus storage is specially designed to expand beyond the limitations of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
It's an ideal solution for streaming High Definition video, all the while making sure that your tablet or smartphone would have enough free space for the necessary. The Seagate Wireless Plus now comes with a new option that allows one to save content and files to the drive sans wires via the updated Seagate Media app. Thanks to its new capability to synchronise your files on the Seagate Wireless Plus storage with an existing cloud storage provider, your files will always remain accessible even if there is no network access. Work with those files, and when you are back on network, your files will automatically re-synchronise and saved. The Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage has a supported battery life of up to 10 hours and it delivers its own WiFi signal to enable access to the drive. The 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models retail for US$149.99 (RM485.74), US$179.99 and US$199.99, respectively.
Smartphone on a budget
CHINA'S Huawei is starting to come into its own, with other players in the market such as Xiaomi and Oppo that usher in a new era of flagship smartphones that do not cost a bomb.
Its latest flagship smartphone, Ascend P7, is a new 4G LTE- enabled smartphone that sports a 5-inch Full HD display at 445ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and rear covers, an industry-leading 8MP front-facing camera as well as a 13MP camera at the back, the latest intuitive Emotion UI 2.3 running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. What makes the front camera different is the non-spherical lens. It features a panorama function for selfie shooting, which Huawei has dubbed a "groufie".
This means you not only capture a group shot with all of the relevant people but also the background. The robust 2,500 mAh lithium polymer battery ought to be able to help the Huawei Ascend P7 last throughout the day even if you are the most dedicated of road warriors. The Huawei Ascend P7 is priced at 449 euros.
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