HP Chromebook x360 14 has been unveiled as premium Chrome OS machine with a convertible form factor. The new Chromebook model comes with a starting price of $599 or around Rs. 44,400. As a successor to the original HP Chromebook x360 that had an 11-inch display, the Chromebook x360 14 features a 14-inch full HD touch-supported display and eighth generation Intel Core processors. In other news, Asus has also expanded its Chromebook lineup by unveiling the Chromebook Flip C423. Price of the Asus model is yet to be revealed, though. Both new Chromebook models have Android app support.
Among other persuasive features, the HP Chromebook x360 14 features a ceramic-like White finish that comes from an Advanced Electrodeposition (AED) application. The Chromebook also has the metal characteristic along with a scratch-resistant build and a 3D stamped metal keyboard deck as well as a diamond-cut trim design on the touchpad. The anodised aluminium keyboard deck also comes in Cloud Blue with colour-matched keycaps and backlit support. There is a 14-inch full-HD WLED-backlit (1920×1080 pixels) display that sports a 7.5mm thin bezel. The system also has an HD Wide Vision webcam. Under the hood, the Chromebook x360 14 has up to eighth generation Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, along with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, Intel Graphics 620, and 64GB of SSD storage. It is also touted to deliver up to 14 hours of battery life on a single charge.
As a premium offering, the HP Chromebook x360 14 has Bang & Olufsen-tuned dual speakers. There is an array of ports for connectivity that includes two USB Type-C ports, a USB Type-A (v3.1) port, microSD card slot, and audio jacks. The presence of Google’s Chrome OS brings a bunch of Google apps, including Google Chrome browser and Google Drive integration. Also, there is two years of complimentary 100GB of Google Cloud storage access. The Chromebook also supports Android apps via Google Play.
The HP Chromebook x360 14 will be available for purchase through the HP website with a starting price of $599. It is already on pre-orders through BestBuy.com and is expected to reach Best Buy stores starting October 21.
Unlike the HP Chromebook x360 14, the Asus Chromebook C423 comes in two different variants that both have up to 8GB of SDRAM and 32GB as well as 64GB eMMC storage options. While one Chromebook C423 variant features a 14-inch 1366×768 pixels non-touch display and is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor, the other has a full-HD touchscreen along with a quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor. The display panels on both Chromebook models have 60Hz anti-glare panel along with a 45 percent NTSC colour gamut.
The Asus Chromebook C423 has two USB Type-C 3.0 ports, two USB Type-A 3.0 ports, and a headphone/ microphone combo jack. In terms of wireless connectivity, Asus has provided 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0. There is a chiclet-style keyboard. The Chromebook also flaunts a 180-degree hinge and dual stereo speakers. Besides, it measures 322.6x228x16.1mm and weighs 1.2kg.
Infinix S4 Smartphone With Triple Rear Cameras, X Band 3 Fitness Band Launched
Infinix S4 has now been launched in India, after the launch of the Smart 3 Plus last month. The phone sports a triple rear camera setup, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a waterdrop-style notch. The Infinix S4 key features include the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, a 6.21-inch large display, Android 9 Pie software, a 32-megapixel selfie sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery. The company also launched the X Band 3 fitness band alongside the smartphone, and it comes with real-time heart rate monitoring and up to 20-day battery life.
Infinix S4, X Band 3 price in India
Infinix S4 is priced in India at Rs. 8,999. The phone will be available on Flipkart from May 28 at 12pm (noon) IST. It will be available in Nebula Blue, Space Grey, and Twilight Purple colour options. The X Band 3, on the other hand, is priced in India at Rs. 1,599 and will be available on Flipkart from June 4.
Infinix S4 specifications
As for specifications, the dual-SIM Infinix S4 runs on Android Pie-based XOS 5.0. The phone features a 6.21-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D curved glass display protection. The phone is powered by the 2GHz MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a dedicated microSD card (up to 256GB).
The triple rear camera setup at the back houses – a primary 13-megapixel snapper with f/1.8 aperture, another 8-megapixel 120 degrees ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a last 2-megapixel camera as well. The rear setup is accompanied by a Quad-LED flash. Up front, the Infinix S4 will have a 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and screen flash. Features include auto scene detection across eight modes including portrait, text, night, backlight HDR, blue sky, sports and others.
The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery, the dimensions measure at 156x75x7.9mm, and it weighs 155 grams. Connectivity options include Bluetooth v5, Micro-USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3.5mm audio jack, and more. The phone supports Face Unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor as well. Sensors on board include a G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, and compass.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Announced With Improved Camera and More
Google is bringing the second edition of its eye-wearable device — Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, with improved camera, USB Type-C port and safety frames.
Google Glass is a small, lightweight wearable computer with a transparent display that brings information into your line of sight.
“Glass Enterprise Edition 2 helps businesses further improve the efficiency of their employees,” Jay Kothari, Project Lead, Glass at Google, wrote in a blog post on Monday.
To enable significant power-saving, support for computer vision and advanced Machine Learning (ML) capabilities, the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform that comes with a multi-core CPU.
The company says, Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is easier to develop for and deploy. In order to support scaled deployments, Google has also added support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management to the wearable.
The price of the second edition of Google Glass remain undisclosed as of now.
“Enterprise businesses interested in using Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can contact our sales team or our network of Glass Enterprise solution partners starting today.
We’re excited to see how our partners and customers will continue to use Glass to shape the future of work,” Kothari added.
In August 2017, Streye, a “Glass for Work” partner started selling the eye-wearable device Google Glass Enterprise Edition starting from $1,829 (roughly Rs. 1.3 lakhs).
Google sells the eye-wearable device with “Glass for Work” partners which are authorised to develop and deliver enterprise solutions for Glass customers.
The device has been known to be helping scientists study brain disease, during emergency and teach Morse code in four hours.
The first Google Glass was introduced with much fanfare in 2014. At $1,500, it promised a new, bold era for information.
People, however, realised the device was not yet ready to be part of their lives. There were safety and health concerns. The built-in camera raised privacy and piracy issues too.
Juhi Chawla supports her kids dreams
Actress Juhi Chawla says her son Arjun is good at mimicking accents and that he is hilarious, so sometimes she feels that he can probably try his hand at acting.
Juhi is currently living out of a suitcase, swinging between Mumbai, Kolkata and the UK where her teenaged children are put up in a boarding school.
In times when star kids have a ready launch-pad for their Bollywood career to take off, Juhi has shared about her children’s interests.
“My small monkey Arjun has clearly told us, ‘Mom don’t even think about it’. With Jahnavi, I’m not so sure. Arjun is quite funny and good with mimicking accents. He’s actually hilarious, so I feel sometimes that he could maybe try,” Juhi said in a statement.
“Jahnavi is an avid reader. If there is anything she likes in this world, and if you ask her what she wants as a gift, it will be a book. She said she wanted to be a writer.
“Then she went through a phase where she said ‘Okay I want to be a model’. Tomorrow she might say ‘I want to be an actress’. Then she might say she wants to drop all this and do sports. I don’t know, but I have learnt one thing that you have to let your children do what they want,” she added.