Is the LG G3 getting a stylus?

Look who's getting into the stylus game
Look who's getting into the stylus game
Look who’s getting into the stylus game

We all know that a smartphone stylus can be pretty useful, especially for the those of us who are artistically inclined. Samsung saw that opportunity and went the whole way with it. Well it looks like LG is finally playing catch as it seems that they will be introducing a variant of the LG G3 that’ll come with a stylus.

Now there’s not really much detail to go on as this supposed stylus enabled G3 as it was only seen at the end of LG’s latest G3 Beat commercial. LG does have a name for it though and its, not surprisingly, called the G3 Stylus. And though details about it are scant, there’s a few things that we managed to gleam off the video about it. Based on the short time we’ve managed to see its back, it looks like the G3 Stylus does not have a laser autofocus and comes with only a single LED flash. This might likely suggest that its camera capabilities might be up to par with its flagship sibling. As for the stylus itself, it looks more capacitative rather than the Wacom based one that the Samsung Galaxy Notes are using. 

Obviously due to the lack of details, we’re not even sure when LG will be announcing this stylus toting G3, but with Samsung making their Galaxy Note 4 announcement this September 3, we’re pretty sure LG, won’t be too far behind

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Source: Android Central

 

Apple might be launching the iPhone 6 on September 9

A purported iPhone 6 dummy set from Sonny Dickinson
A purported iPhone 6 dummy set from Sonny Dickinson
A purported iPhone 6 dummy set pic from Sonny Dickinson

The Apple rumour wheel continues to turn and turn. This time round, it’s the supposed launch date of their iPhone 6. Yep, looks like Apple is likely to launch their new iPhone on September 9.

Now it’s pretty easy to pull any Tom, Dick and Harry date out of a hat, but considering the source of it, we’re likely to take this with a little more seriousness. If the date is accurate, this would put the iPhone 6’s launch date just days after Samsung announces its phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3 in Berlin. It would also fall in line with its track record of launching its phone during a mid-September period, so yeah, it does seem that the rumour is more likely truth.

The iPhone 6 is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2014 and though the iPhone has maintained a strong fan base, there’s been rumblings that it needs to be more than what it is now. A larger screen especially has been one of the major wants of many iPhone enthusiast and based on what we’ve managed to compile so far, it’s very likely we’ll be seeing a bump in screen size on the iPhone 6 to not only 4.7-inches but also 5.5-inches. That would put the larger iPhone 6 into the phablet zone.

Despite all these near confirmation of rumours though, without official word from Apple, it’s still that, a rumour. So until we get official word and see the phones ourselves, well it’s better to keep an open mind.

Source: Bloomberg and WSJ

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Western Digital bumps their Red drives up to a whopping 6TB

Up to 6TB of NAS storage goodness
Up to 6TB of NAS storage goodness
Up to 6TB of NAS storage goodness

With the amount of videos and pictures we’ve got these days, a Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a must. Even more crucial, is a hard drive with a whopping huge capacity. Obviously Western Digital (WD) thinks so too as they’ve recently unveiled their new Red drives complete with bigger and better capacities here in Malaysia.

How big you ask? How about up to a whopping 6TB. Yep you read that right, 6TB of storage goodness, that’s more than enough space for MOST general consumers to store their pictures and collection of (cough…porn) videos. The two new drive capacities (5TB and 6TB) aren’t the only improvements the Red drives are getting. As some of you might know, WD’s line of Red drives are specifically designed for NAS usage. So WD has also bumped up their NASware tech to version 3.0. This not only improves the drives reliability and system performance, but it also allows you to chuck in up to eight of these drives into a compatible NAS and still have no negative impact in performance.

Eight bays still not enough? Then there’s also WD’s Red Pro line that’ll allow you to chuck up to 16 drives into a compatible NAS. The thing is, the WD Red Pro drive only go up to a maximum of 4TB capacities. Honestly though, we’re still trying to wrap our head around 48TB of storage what more 64TBs.

So how much of a dent are these new drives going to do to your wallet? The WD Red 5TB and 6TB drives will be going for RM819 and RM989 respectively. And if you’re nuts enough to need up to 16 of the WD Red Pros, the 2TB version will cost you RM529, RM659 for the 3TB version and RM859 for the 4TB version. All drives are already available at select retailers so you can go ahead and bump up your NAS capacities now.

This alarm clock brews your coffee while it wakes you

Coffee as soon as you wake
Coffee as soon as you wake
Coffee as soon as you wake

For most people, a good cup o’ joe is damn crucial for a relatively productive morning but what if you can get as soon as you get out of bed. In comes the Barisieur alarm clock. Not only will it jolt you out of bed but it’ll also provide you with your daily jolt of caffeine even before you can drag your body out of bed.

There's space for milk, sugar and extra grounds as well
There’s space for milk, sugar and extra grounds as well

The brainchild of designer Josef Renouf,  the Barisieur alarm clock works by using induction heat and stainless ball bearings to boil the water and brew the coffee all by itself. All you have to do is prep it with your favourite ground beans and a pot of water the night before and voila, fresh coffee the next morning when you wake up. That’s not the only feature that has been included in this multitasker either. Aside from the alarm clock features, there’s also a cooled slot for some milk and storage for your sugar and extra ground coffee.

Ah... so that's how it works
Ah… so that’s how it works

It’s also, not surprisingly considering the creator, very nice to look at. With its woodtop and slightly retro design, this is definitely one alarm clock you wouldn’t mind having by the side of your bed. Unfortunately, for the moment, the Barisieur is one of a kind. No worries though as there are plans to get this gadget of morning joy (and irritation) out for production. Estimated price? Between £150-£250 (RM810 – RM1350). Well it’s a good thing that it hasn’t been put to production yet. That’ll give you enough time to save up for when it finally hits the market.

Source: Josh Renouf Design via Engadget

HP joins the smartwatch fray

HP's fashion driven smartwatch
HP's fashion driven smartwatch
HP’s fashion driven smartwatch

So HP has finally decided to throw your hat into the smartwatch ring eh? It’s not surprising though considering the amount of attention being showered the device. So what are they doing to stand out from the rest of the entrants?

Well HP is teaming up with designer Michale Bastian, a name that more known in the fashion circles for his own brand and his work on the GANT brand. Considering that a watch needs to look good, this sounds like it’s shaping up to a good start for HP. The collaboration is actually between not only HP and Michael Bastian, but also online fashion e-tailing site Gilt.com. In fact the collaboration between the designer and HP was a result of Gilt reaching out to Bastian, after the former was approached by the tech company to discuss the design of a smartwatch by a fashion designer. As a result, the HP smartwatch will be a collaborative effort between the three parties with HP obviously handling the tech part, Michael Bastian the design, and Gilt the marketing.

This gives us a pretty good idea what it'll look like
This gives us a pretty good idea what it’ll look like

So far, there’s scant details on the watch itself. However there are already renders and sketches on what it’ll look like once it comes out. From what we’ve seen, the watch  has a 44 mm stainless steel case, a design that appears to be circular, and 3 bands with different finishes that are swappable. It’ll be compatible with both iOS and Android definitely but what platform is it going to run on? That particular detail hasn’t been confirmed, though it might likely be Android Wear.

The launch of the watch is targeted sometime this third quarter and will be exclusively sold on Gilt.com. There’s no mention if HP has plans for it to go beyond the e-tail site at later stages and neither has the price been revealed. So we’ll just have to sit tight and wait for more details to come.

Source: Fashionista and Tech Times

Optimus Prime goes camo with Transformer X BAPE collaboration

Why so green Optimus?
Big Bot goes camo
Big Bot goes camo

Most of you would definitely know about Transformer, or else you wouldn’t be on our site. The more fashion conscious bunch of you might have even heard of Bathing Ape or BAPE. Well what happens when you have a fashion brand collaborate with a well known toy line? You get a fashion collection and a special edition toy of course.

The toy in question is our ever beloved Optimus Prime or more specifically, the Takara Transformers MP-10 Convoy. The collection will see a repaint of the Big Bot in BAPE camo colours and is part of BAPE’s Fall 2014 capsule collection. Of course, since it is a fashion brand you can expect some clothing to come along with it so there’ll also be hoodies, snapbacks and T-shirts, all decked out in Transformers and BAPE branding once the collection is launched.

Did we mention there's also other stuff like hoodies as well?
Did we mention there’s also other stuff like hoodies as well?

This collaboration is coming out in conjunction with the Transformers: Age of Extinction release in Japan (yes they’re that late over there) and the collection is expected to be released in the BAPE Shibuya store in Tokyo come August 9. As for the price of the Big Bot? It’s supposed to be going for about 18,144 yen (RM565) but that’s just the off the shelf price. Considering how special editions like these get snapped up real fast, don’t expect to be paying that kind of price once (or IF) this particular version finally gets brought down to our shores via specialty toy stores.

Source: Highsnobiety

White XBox One confirmed, bundled with Madden NFL 15 and Sunset Overdrive

White XBox One

White XBox One

The rumoured white XBox One is pretty much confirmed. And Microsoft is offering at least two game bundles – with EA Tiburon’s Madden NFL 15 and Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. A French retailer Micromania  listed (then pulled) the non-Kinect white XBox One at 399 Euros (US$399), the same price as a standard XBox One.

Geek Movie Review: Guardians of The Galaxy

Time for some space comic fun

If you’re a genre movie geek, you’re gonna love that James Gunn’s fingerprints are all over this thing. There’s snappy writing, ridiculous action set-pieces and  numerous cameos peppered throughout and that’s even before the Marvel logo comes up!

HTC Dot View Case gets smarter

HTC Dot View

HTC Dot View

With debut of the outstanding HTC One M8 flagship smartphone, HTC introduced the crazy cool retro-looking Dot View Case. The case displays time, weather and notifications without having to reveal the M8’s display.

Perfect timing: The Star Wars R2-D2 kitchen timer

R2-D2 Kitchen Timer

R2-D2 Kitchen Timer

A Jedi always makes a perfect cookie. Wanna know why? Because, he has R2-D2 to help him keep time. With the Star Wars R2-D2 Kitchen Timer, cookies will always been as perfect as Princess Leia’s buns (ok, that came out wrong). The Rebel soldiers need to be fed anyways.