ASUS Announces Android Wear-Powered ZenWatch at IFA 2014

ASUS Announces Android Wear-Powered ZenWatch at IFA 2014

Sep 3, 2014

IFA 2014 is definitely the place to be for gadget lovers. For folks dialed in to Android Wear, smart wearables and ASUS offerins, it doesn’t get better.

ASUS has announced its new Android Wear-powered smartwatch dubbed the ZenWatch.

The ZenWatch is a rectangular-faced affair, with classic strap and stainless steel frame. It features ASUS’ ZenUI overlay, scores of watch face options, and a Gorilla Glass/AMOLED display. it also expectedly serves as a smartphone companion and a health wearable.

More from the ASUS informational:

Fine Watch Craftsmanship
Exquisitely-crafted using premium materials
Sophisticated design enhanced by rose gold color layering
Genuine stitched-leather watchband and quick-release clasp design
100+ combination watch face choices to fit your mood and personality
Vivid AMOLED display and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Smart Companion
Seamless ASUS ZenUI integration and enhanced functionality
Automatically unlock your phone with ASUS ZenWatch
Tap Tap and Find My Phone helps you locate your phone instantly if misplaced
Simply cover ASUS ZenWatch with your hand to mute an incoming call
ASUS Remote Camera frees users to take photos from creative angles where the viewfinder would be difficult to see.
Presentation Control enables ZenWatch to be used as a remote control and time manager when giving a business presentation or lecture

Wellness manager
Monitor and track a range of health-related statistics with the ASUS Wellness app
Measures steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level
View an easy-to-understand relaxation score based on relaxation-level measurements

According to MobileBurn, the device will be available in select markets in Q3, and will cost about $260.

[Source: MobileBurn and ASUS]

Lenovo Announces New Tablet at IFA 2014

Lenovo Announces New Tablet at IFA 2014

Sep 3, 2014

Lenovo is in a revealing mood at IFA 2014, and has just announced its latest entry into the Android-powered slate arena in the Tab S8.

According to Digital Trends, this new offerings will debut with an 8-inch screen, Android OS 4.4, 2GB of RAM and, notably, Intel Atom Z3745 processor. The new device will also have two cameras and dual Dolby speakers.

And how much? It is priced at $200, which will most likely hit the sweet spot for many potential buyers.

More information from the official press release from Lenovo:

Lenovo created the TAB S8 for consumers who are looking for a stylish, slim and affordable Android tablet starting at just $199. At 8-inches, the TAB S8’s 1920×1200 infinity screen is sharper than FHD, while the One Glass Solution touch-panel technology provides a crystal clear viewing experience. The tablet’s ultra-slim bezel seamlessly merges the screen with the dark front panel, giving the TAB S8 a sleek, clean look. The front panel also features a 1.6-megapixel HD camera for easy video chatting. Turn the TAB S8 around to reveal an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The wide aperture f2.2 lens snaps sharp photos, even in low light. Pre-installed apps, like SHAREit, allow for easy and safe photo and file sharing.

The Tab S8 is due out soon.

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[Source: Lenovo via Digital Trends]

Smashmouth Football Bashes Its Way Onto the Play Store

Smashmouth Football Bashes Its Way Onto the Play Store

Jan 27, 2014

Austin, Texas indie studio Fat Dog Mobile, has launched what they hope to be “football to be in season all year long”. Smashmouth Football, their first title out for the Google Play store, focuses on strategy and play calling, rather than users taking over individual players.

Similar in style to football strategy titles such as Tom Landy Football or NFL Head Coach, Smashmouth Football is all about playing the calls, and reading the tendencies of your opponent, in order to lead your squad to victory. One’s games are playable across any device, allowing players to pick up a game from say, their phone to their tablet.

Smashmouth Football, the latest Football coaching sim, is available on the Google Play store for free today. Download your copy here, and coach your side to victory.