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Star Wars Battlefront 2 running at 4K on PC: AMAZING
E3 2017 - EA has blown the world away with some beautiful g ameplay footage of its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, where on the PC it looks absolutely fantastic thanks to the small improvements that EA DICE has made to the already gorgeous and very capable Frostbite engine.
The folks at Digital Foundry got their hands-on the PC version of Battlefront 2 at 4K on Ultra settings, and it looks absolutely incredible. The lighting really takes things to the next level, while the materials have received a huge upgrade in detail - right down to small details on the ground, metal, and roads. The environments look great, with DICE delivering on the feel of the Star Wars world, with Digital Foundry adding that the lighting has been upgraded in a big way.
The blasters fire from your laser weapons can penetrate, and light up smoke - which is a huge win for Frostbite and Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the graphics and detail departments. It's looking like Battlefront 2 will be one of the best looking games of the year, when it launches on November 17.
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Huawei to unveil the Honor Band 3 with the Honor 9
Not even a month after Huawei unveiled the Honor Band A2, the company is preparing to launch another smart band - the Honor Band 3.
Huawei sent out press invitations for the event on the June 12th when they will also unveil the Honor 9.
Read also: Huawei unveils Honor Band A2 priced at $29
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MSI scoops 5 awards for Computex Best Choice Award 2017
Computex 2017 kicks off next week, but ahead of the show the organizers unveil awards for some of the best/hottest products of the show, with MSI winning 5 different awards in the Computex Best Awards 2017.
MSI took out the Golden Award for its impressive GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop, that comes in configurations with either GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or GTX 1070 SLI, it is one of the beastiest gaming laptops on the market. MSI's awesome GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop is also the world's first Nahimic VR with 7.1 sound, providing some of the best audio you can get in VR - all on-the-go.
I've only spend a little time with MSI's VR ONE backpack, and I've loved it. It looks like it would be heavier than it really is, weighing in at just 3.6kg. VR ONE is a backpack PC that has removable batteries, allowing for on-the-go VR gaming on your back. Compared to VR gaming right now where you're tethered, the cable can run down into the backpack and out of your way. Business use is perfect for this, as well as engineering and VR app development.
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Huawei unveils Honor Band A2 priced at $29
Huawei has unveiled its latest smart band - the Honor Band A2, the successor to the Band A1, announced last year.
The biggest changes, compared to the last year's model, are an OLED screen and a heart rate sensor.
Fitness tracking functions include a pedometer, exercise tracker, sedentary reminder, and sleep tracker. The Honor Band A2 has an IP67 rating, meaning it's water resistant.
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High-end Pokemon watch costs $258,000
Well, this is something for the uber rich who are true Pokemon fans, with high-end watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome collaborating with Pokemon on a new $258,000 watch.
The watch has "features" on its product page, with the company saying it has "Pikachu," "Lightning bolt," "Oscillating weight," and "Pokemon colors". This isn't the first Pokemon watch by the company, with their previous Pikachu-centric watch costing a cool $20,000.
On the Tourbillon Pokemon product page, the company explains: "The highlight of the timepiece is definitely the colourful dial, standing out from the all-black 48mm case and hands. Completing the ensemble, the black alligator strap is enhanced with yellow and blue stitching as a tribute to the Pokémon logo's symbolic colors. The composition and the placement of the characters-all were created to appreciate the beauty of the dial's numerous Pokémon".
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ASUS may discontinue ZenWatch series due to low sales
Back in 2014, ASUS launched its first smartwatch, followed by ZenWatch 2 in 2015, and ZenWatch 3 in 2016. However, it looks like we might not see the ZenWatch 4 at all.
According to a report said to be coming from "sources of Taiwan's supply chain," the company has a hard time finding the buyers for their smartwatches. The source claims that ASUS is shipping 5,000 to 6,000 units per month. Considering that Apple is shipping around a million smartwatches monthly, this number is extremely low.
This is the reason why, according to the report, ASUS is considering to discontinue the ZenWatch series.
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Fitbit smartwatch photos and specs leak
Fitbit's smartwatch was due to be released in late spring this year, before Apple's next watch. However, new rumors suggest that the company might postpone the launch until this fall, meaning it would be released around the time as Apple's watch.
Yahoo has obtained leaked images of the upcoming smartwatch, which show Fitbit's familiar band paired with a watch that looks like an evolved version of company's fitness watch Blaze.
The same leak reveals what's under the hood of the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch. According to Yahoo, the smartwatch, codenamed Higgs, will come with a color display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness similar to the Apple Watch 2 series.
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Nike announces limited edition Apple Watch - NikeLab
Back in September last year when Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2 and their partnership with Nike which resulted in the Apple Watch Nike+.
The smartwatch is a special edition of the Apple Watch, which the two companies call the "ultimate tool for anyone who runs."
Now, Apple and Nike have introduced a new smartwatch named Apple Watch NikeLab. The limited edition watch maintains the features of its predecessor but comes with a new design (and by "design" they mean "color option"). While the Nike+ comes in a black or white color options, the NikeLab variant combines both, with a Space Gray aluminum body and Light Bone/Black band.
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ZTE launches its first Android Wear smartwatch - Quartz
ZTE has launched their first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch named Quartz.
The ZTE Quartz comes with a circular 1.4-inch AMOLED display along with Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 and comes with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
The watch features a 500 mAh battery, which is larger than the LG Watch Sport's 430 mAh cell. The company claims that the battery will give you up to 36 hours of battery life per charge.
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TAG Heuer introduces Connected Modular 45 smartwatch
TAG Heuer has unveiled their new smartwatch - Connected Modular 45.
The company named it Modular since there are 56 different combinations you can create using their online tools. You can choose between different straps, buckles, and lugs.
The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 comes with a 1.39" AMOLED screen and is powered by an Intel Atom Z34xx chipset. The 410 mAh battery is good for up to 25 hours of regular use.
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