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NEW SAMSUNG S9 REVEALED TOMORROW – HOW WILL IT FAIR WITH THESE TOP CAMERA PHONES?

This Sunday Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S9 at its “Unpacked” event on the eve of the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Coincidentally there are no other majour phone brand launches at MWC, reportedly avoiding being overshadowed by the Korean giant’s next top tier phone. Watch the event LIVE

Samsung’s new S9 with promised hot camera features is unveiled tomorrow morning in Barcelona

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MORE FAMILY PIX AND LESS NEWS SAYS FACEBOOK CEO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is showing his softer touchy, feelie, family side with proposed changes to the world’s most popular social site, 2 billion strong. In a media call last month, the T-shirt wearing American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur announced new directions on Facebook’s news site. He yearns for the original Facebook concept of folks like you and me sharing experiences with each other and keeping in touch.

That worked well but politics and money seem to have taken over with graphic poster ads full of misinformation and harassment. Not to mention how Facebook unwillingly became the medium accused of undermining election integrity in the last US elections.

Facebook has already been making changes quietly tightening the screws on clean posts. They even rejected a recent post of mine, an infographic I designed on how the US Olympic Team’s new high-tech coats dissipate heat from special printed lining. See below.

Facebook kept my post on new fabric print technology in US Olympic Team jackets that keep warm. They thought it was spam. They still do.

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PREMIUM PHONES SOAR, TABLETS FALL, SMART HOMES ATTRACT

For us North Americans, most sources for our shopping trends are from…North America!

But here’s your chance to follow technology trend opinions from a respected source in Europe. Feast on the  Berlin-based first IFA Tech Trends report for 2018. It’s based on real-time point-of-sales data from partner GfK, a global leader in market and consumer information. IFA put’s on a world class annual tech show in Berlin from 31 August to 5 September 2018.

Here is their report. What’s in for you? A better understanding what smart buyers from around the world, radiating from Europe, are looking to buy, or not, in technology. In fact, they are smarter buyers than us because they consider pricey items as an investment not the latest fad.

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IFA Tech Trends for 2018: Smartphones rule, tablets falter, TV buyers go large in China

  1. For us North Americans, most sources for our shopping trends are from…North America!

But here’s your chance to follow technology trend opinions from a respected source in Europe. Feast on the  Berlin-based first IFA Tech Trends report for 2018. It’s based on real-time point-of-sales data from partner GfK, a global leader in market and consumer information.

Here is their report. What’s in for you? A better understanding what smart buyers from around the world, radiating from Europe, are looking to buy, or not, in technology. In fact, they are smarter buyers than us because they consider pricey items as an investment not the latest fad.

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“TOILET: FLUSH” AMONG CES 2018 BIG TRENDS TO SMART STUFF AT HOME

The big trend for 2018?

It’s challenging to pick new trends at the recent 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. After all, with 4,000 vendors showing big and small technology spread out over 2.7 million square feet between several spread-out huge halls, it’s impossible to see it all.

This year though, one repetitive new technology won hands-down. Voice assistant technology from Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home Assistant were everywhere and in the most interesting appliances.

Gourmia announced five smart kitchen appliances

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CES ISN’T JUST ABOUT NEW BUT SMART IMPROVEMENTS ON OLD

CES isn’t just about new products we haven’t see before.  It’s also about technologies that were great when they first came out but are even better after well thought out tweaking. Let’s check some of these out.

  • At mobile chip maker Qualcomm’s press conference this week, it was revealed that the firm’s new Bluetooth system-on-chip slashed power usage by 65%. This could make wireless headphones last nearly three times as long on a single charge, nice!

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A COLLECTION OF COOL GADGETS AT CES 2018 IN LAS VEGAS

The Consumer Electronic Show is a playground for wanabe inventors. Not every gadget may see the light of day but check out these gadgets.

  • L’Oreal’s UV Sense is a tiny wearable sensor that attaches to your thumbnail. No batteries required here – it connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone via NFC to give you gathered data on how much sun exposure you’re getting. Designed to be re-used with extra sticky pads, the sensor can store three months of data at a time.

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2018 LAPTOPS IMPRESS AT CES IN LAS VEGAS

Laptops. Love them or hate them. They are the workhorse of mobile computing, despite the popularity of cutting-edge smartphones. Compared to predictable desktops, laptops have been keeping with the times with Bluetooth and cellular connectivity and sizes or form factours to please many.

Some very cool laptop designs and functionality are showing at CES 2018 expanding lifestyle, work and gaming needs.

Dell’s very classy XPS 13 oozes with looks and features

 

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NEW GADGETS, BIG AND SMALL AT CES 2018 IN VEGAS

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week is about big and small dreams. Here is a sampling of new products from tech giants as well as small companies that might strike your fancy.

  • At the CES: Unveiled showed new gadgets for seniors with design and purpose, like $100-$150 custom smart shoes and sneakers from E-Vone for seniors. They have built-in accelerometer, pressure sensor, gyroscope, and GPS all coordinated to notify caregivers and loved ones of a fall. The built-in GSM sends out the location and time of an incident from anywhere with a cellular connection for a $20/month USD service fee. E-Vone

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BIG SCREEN IDEAS FROM KOREAN TECH GIANTS AT CES 2018

The annual 2018 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this week is ready to unveil big and small technologies in more than 4,000 booth exhibits over 250,000 m(2.7 million sq feet) of exhibit space ranging in size from one desk, a chair and sign to 6,000 m2  (60,000 sq feet) four story structures from tech giants like LG and Samsung.

Speaking of big, Korean Tech Giants Samsung and LG started early on Day Zero making noise about their new big screen technology.

Samsung showed The Wall, a preview of the 146-inch modular screen

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