Despite the love for the Mac in the professional creative community, Apple has left the door open as of late. With updates to beloved products likethe iMacandMac Profew and far between, some are wondering if they should turn elsewhere for their creative needs.
It’s the perfect time for Microsoft to fully embrace the Pro community in a way that keeps their needs in mind.The Surface Studio 2is just what they need — or at least, it desperately wants to be. With a beautiful 28-inch display, an updated processor and graphics card, and the same impressive tilt functionality for comfortable sketching, it has a lot of things going for it.
With a starting price of $3,500, it’s not for the faint of heart. But in return you get a computer unlike any other.
When the original Surface Studio came out in 2016, no one saw it coming. Microsoft making a desktop PC? It felt a little backwards at the time (though we did like the original). In retrospect, it made a lot of sense. The Surface line had always been about touchscreens and stylus integration, so why not bring it to an all-in-one PC that can transform into a digital drafting table? It feels like the kind of concept Apple would have gleefully made in the early 2000s.
As with most all-in-ones, the display is the centerpiece of the experience. As it was with its predecessor, the Surface Studio 2’s screen measures 4,500 × 3,000 pixels and 28 inches diagonally. It’s an odd screen resolution if you’re used to 1440p or 4K, but trust us, you won’t be concerned with the numbers once you see it with your own eyes.
Like to view the world through Snapchat-colored glasses? You’ll soon be able to do that for real. The millennial-friendly messaging service plus social network plus video hub is set to release “Spectacles,” its own smart glasses. The specs shoot first-person video clips, or Snaps, that you can transfer directly to the Snapchat app.”We’ve created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world,” the post says, “capable of taking a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge, and we integrated it seamlessly into a fun pair of sunglasses.” Both sites say the specs will arrive “soon.” In an article published late Friday by The Wall Street Journal, Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel said the glasses would be available in the fall.The move is the latest in the continuous effort by tech companies to see into the future and stake out new territory as they jostle for customers and try to keep each other at bay.
The specs can record up to 10 seconds of video from the wearer’s perspective. Each tap of a button mounted on the frames records another clip, while a ring of tiny lights lets people know you’re recording. The camera-glasses use a 115-degree-angle lens that resembles the human eye’s natural field of view, the Journal said. “Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer your Memories directly into the app in our brand new circular video format [which] plays full screen on any device, in any orientation,” Snap Inc. said on its site. They cost $130 but if you find one it probably won’t be less than $500-$600.
If the Nvidia Shield already sounds like a familiar name, that’s because it is. Nvidia has used the Shield moniker across a couple of its other products – Shield Portable, Shield Tablet – but the Shield, revealed this week at GDC 2015, is the missing piece of the puzzle. An Android TV and high-end gaming console in one, Nvidia Shield is a set-top box box that wants to be the hub of your living room. This is a product that’s been five years in the making, according to Nvidia, and from what I’ve seen so far the company has every right to feel proud of what it’s achieved. This isn’t just taking on the likes of Apple TV, it’s also gunning for your big living room console. For all that it does, the Shield remains pleasingly thin with an interesting angular design and – of course – a green V-shaped light that glows when the device is switched on. It’s quite long, but the box can be stood upright if that TV cabinet is looking crowded enough already. However, we doubt Nvidia’s design will prove too intrusive.
But more importantly, the gaming – so far – works great too, and is where the Shield outdoes rivals like Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV. Nvidia is opening up its Grid streaming platform to Shield come the May launch, letting you beam 1080p 60fps games to your living room for a (as yet unconfirmed) subscription fee. Obviously the quality of streaming is going to depend on if your home connection is up to scratch.
Overall this system could be known as the console killer coming in at just $199.99, as it is an all round option that doesn’t break the bank. This device is a perfect example for the saying “bang for your buck”. If you like this then you might like some others so please check them out. Also don’t forget to subscribe, like and comment on this post.
Every cyclist knows the pain of locking up and unlocking their bike.. Why does security need to be so unpleasant? With the Grasp Lock, bicycle security has never been easier. It reads your fingerprint and unlocks in less than a second. It’s ergonomic design lets it slide on and off your bike easily. The hinged arms allows for maneuverability so you don’t have to reach over your bike to secure it.
Keys can be lost or copied and key mechanisms can be picked. The lock’s biometric fingerprint sensor provides enhanced security. The Grasp Lock leverages the world’s smallest optical fingerprint sensor. The gear and tech they use while riding is meant to improve our experience, but for as long as they’ve existed our bike locks have done the opposite. They’re clumsy, awkward to use and take forever to simply lock up your bike. The Grasp Lock changes all of that. Designed to be faster, easier and smarter, it is the first bike lock that actually improves your cycling experience.
We think that this is a must have for the daily commuter or the hardcore cyclist, basically anyone.The Grasp Lock is water resistant and can take being left in a downpour. Just don’t try locking up your bike underwater. If you like this you might like some others so please check them out. Also like and comment below thelling us what you think about this project. Thank you everyone for supporting this blog.