CAT S48c Rugged Phone Coming to Verizon

The ultra-rugged CAT S48c will soon be available to Verizon business customers, the two brands announced this morning. The S48c has been available with Sprint since early November. The Verizon version will have 64GB os internal storage and a two-year warranty (including screen breakage), but is otherwise the same as the Sprint version. The phone is well-rated for being waterproof and rugged, as well as extreme temperature ranges and safe for areas with flammable materials. Its screen is protected by extra-thick Gorilla Glass 5 in front, and a special metal plate behind it. The screen works through gloves and with wet hands, and the camera has an underwater mode. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. It also has a 4,000 mAh battery, NFC, USB-C, and a 13-megapixel camera. The CAT S48c will be available through Verizon business channels by the end of January.

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Samsung Announces Next Unpacked Event

Samsung’s next big launch event for a Galaxy-brand product will be February 20th in San Francisco. The company is teasing the event with a “10” and the Galaxy brand. Last year’s flagships were the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9, so the next version is logically the 10, and it will be the ten-year anniversary of the Galaxy S series in March.

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New Pressure-Sensitive Touch Panel Tech Pairs Well with Flexible Displays

There’s a new touch panel technology in town, and it’s coming to next year’s phones with flexible displays. Sensel makes touch panels that have the precision and multi-touch capability of today’s capacitive touch technology, but are better suited to the flexible displays coming to phones this year and next. Sensel touch panels can can measure the amount of pressure applied, and work perfectly underwater. Sensel is working with two different companies to launch phones with this technology in 2020, one with a bending display, and one with a fixed, curved display.

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Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
It’s January. Who’s got money? Certainly not me. So, if you’re in the market for a new phone but don’t fancy spending over £40 per month just for a newer version of what you already have, try the new Honor 10 Lite. It’s just been announced and it comes with a Huawei Kirin 710 octa-core CPU plus 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for more.

That CPU has four 2.2 GHz and four 1.7 GHz cores, so the experience is going to be pretty nippy. Not only that, but it’s going to look good too – they’ve added the dewdrop fullview screen and the….

..wait a minute…

Remember the the 2019 version of the Huawei P Smart we covered just yesterday? Here it is..

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

Huawei P Smart 2019

The Huawei P Smart 2019 is £219. It has a dewdrop notch 6.21″ 2340 x 1080 pixel (19.5:9) display, the Kirin 710 (four 2.2 GHz and four 1.7 GHz) CPU, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of on-board storage and a microSD slot. There’s also WiFi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, a fingerprint reader, a 3400mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio port and a dual camera setup. On the back is a 13 megaxpixel shooter and 2 megapixel depth sensor. Up from is an 8 megapixel f/1.8 wide-aperture lens.

But hey, we’re here to talk about the all-new Honor 10 Lite. Different phone. Right? Right?? Well… no. Here’s the Honor 10 Lite..

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

Honor 10 Lite

The Honor 10 Lite is £199, so £20 cheaper. It has the same dewdrop notch 6.21″ 2340 x 1080 pixel (19.5:9) display, the same Kirin 710 processor, the same 3GB of RAM and the same 64GB of on-board storage plus the microSD slot. Heck, I just said all this. There’s also WiFi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, a fingerprint reader, a 3400mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio port and a dual camera setup. On the back is a 13 megaxpixel shooter and 2 megapixel depth sensor.

WAIT A MINUTE THOUGH!

Because there is a slight difference. Yes, instead of the 8 megapixel f/1.8 wide-aperture selfie camera up front, here Honor have added a 24-megapixel f/2.0 shooter.

The Honor 10 Lite still gets the AI bits, so you get acne removal, teeth whitening, eye enlargement and some funky lighting effects too. You also get “AIS Super Night Shoot” which – if you hold the phone for 6 seconds – creates a professional night photographic.

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

It runs Android 9 and has the Honor / Huawei EMUI 9 interface.

Huawei and Honor have done this before, producing phones which are almost the same, but this is the first time I’ve seen almost identical phones being sold. The only difference is the front camera and a £20 note – literally.

Three will be picking this up later in January, but you can go ahead and buy it direct from Honor now. The very similar / same Huawei P Smart is available on Vodafone.

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

Honor have splashed their 8-layer finish with that vibrant gradient colour. It’s available in three colours – Sky Blue, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black. More shots below..

Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite
Want to spend less than £200 on your next phone? Welcome, the Honor 10 Lite

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Top 10 apps based on TV shows

When I was growing up (which seems a long time ago now), I was a big fan of Knight Rider. I checked the Google Play store recently and it was great to see so many apps dedicated to it. There’s a Knight Rider Watch simulator, a car creator, a soundboard, 3D simulator and a stack of games dedicated to the show.
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Looking at things now, with an older head, I know that app developers tend to release games based on TV shows because it tends to bring in more cash. After all, if a TV show brought big bucks to its producers, you expect a game for that show to do the same. This is why, on TV adverts, you’ll also see TV shows being mentioned in online casinos like Fiz Casino. You’ll see slot machines and games named after shows like Saturday Night Takeaway and Deal Or No Deal. Looking around, there’s other shows which have games available for your phone, so you can dive in and be part of the show.

Here’s some examples..

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Jeopardy
The first Jeopardy game hit our TV screens in 1962. It’s still one of America’s most popular television games. The game takes players into several rounds of exciting quizzes where they can bag huge amounts of money if they provide the correct answer.

The cult following of the game allowed it to expand in many platforms. It has game versions for Nintendo and Playstation. Today, Jeopardy is a common slot game that you will find in both physical and online casinos.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Doctor Who
Although the most recent series has just finished, you can puzzle games dedicated to the show.  There’s one called “Doctor Who: Legacy” which involves you matching gems to get through over 100 hours of Doctor Who adventures. You get to Battle Cybermen, Daleks, Sontarans and more. Over 2 million people have downloaded this.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

American Idol
Perhaps one of the most successful talent shows, American Idol franchised into several countries and served as a model for many talents shows later on. Here in the UK it was known as Pop Idol but many will have become familiar with X Factor, which also has an app you can use. American Idol remains as one of the top-rated TV shows in American history, and no one can deny its cultural impact across the world.

On the app store you’ll find apps which simulate the whole experience. You can go on a journey and see what it’s like to be a contestant on the show.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Deal or No Deal
Mentioned above, you’ll find apps which let you experience the thrill of playing this show, albeit without having to be in front of a camera. Select a box carefully and test your nerve against the banker.  To win, you’ll need to open all the boxes

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Game of Thrones
If you enjoy the show, and you’ve not overdosed on the box sets, you can play the game. This role playing adventure has been downloaded by millions of players. You get to build your house, raise your army and manage your resources. Become a lord, master the strategy and play along with the key characters from the show.

The newest version includes dragons. You now have to raise your own, from an egg. Then, if you’re successful, you need to decide whether to use your dragon on your enemies or to protect your castle.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
When it comes to forensic drama and thriller, no other show has captured the interest of viewers more than CSI. The show is about a team of detectives whose job was to solve complex murders that seemingly are dead-end cases.

In the mobile version, you join more than 20 million investigators to solve gruesome crimes in Las Vegas. All the characters are there, and there’s a friendly interface so that you can get started easily. This game has won a stack of awards, but you’ll need to be clever enough to find the evidence, analyze clues and interrogate your suspects

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Sherlock
This has done immensely well, becoming the top-selling app in over 30 countries with 5-star reviews. You dive into the world of Sherlock Holmes, cracking cases and using your investigative skills to move through the game. A huge amount of effort and work has gone into this one, with brilliant graphics and music to fully immerse you in the action.

Like the show, Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock, Martin Freeman is John and Mark Gatiss is Mycroft.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

Family Guy
The show might not be for everyone, but the games available are proving hugely popular. In “The Quest for Stuff” you’ll find the giant chicken and all your favourite Family Guy characters. It begins with Peter Griffin accidentally destroying Quahog. Now you have to work with the other characters to save the city, building it back, winning prizes on the way and adding your own “Peter-style” decor to the surroundings!

Sadly the “Quest for Stuff” hasn’t been working for all in recent days, but don’t worry too much – there’s also “Quahog Monster Attack”, where you must keep the city safe. Along with Peter is Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Cleveland Brown, Joseph Joe Swanson, and many more.

 

Big Bang Theory
In “FANDOM for: Big Bang Theory” you’ll find an app created for the real lovers of this show. It’s real-time and super-accurate information which is closely monitored and curated. You can browser theories and connect with other fans through the app.

Delve further into this and you’ll find hundreds of pages which have been created by fans. So, if you’re eager to find out more or you just want to brush up on your general knowledge, give this a go. It’s a dream for super-fans.

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

The Walking Dead
The best-selling zombie movie of all time, the show is about survivors trying to make it in a world infested with zombies.

In “No Man’s Land” you go through a huge role playing adventure, making clever and tactical choices to help your team succeed. Collect characters, join other players in weekly challenges, fight enemies and ensure that you’ve got the correct equipment.

 

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Deal – Plusnet drop SIM only plans

Deal   Plusnet drop SIM only plans
Plusnet Mobile have released some new 12 month and 30-day SIM only plans. Now, according to what we’re hearing, these offers will only be available for a very brief time. These have just gone live on their site and, if you take advantage of these offers, you’ll be getting the 4G bandwidth and excellent coverage offered by EE (the parent network).

The deals include 1.5GB of data for £6 – that’s a 30-day contract where you can leave any time and you get unlimited texts and calls on all the below offers. Good that..

Starting today…

£6 per month, 1.5GB data, unlimited texts, unlimited messages. 30 day plan.

Starting tomorrow (11th)…

£6.50 per month, 1.5GB data, unlimited texts, unlimited messages. 12 month plan. £20 voucher.

£8 per month, 3GB data, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes. 30 day plan.

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Pilot Earbuds Translate Languages Right in Your Ear

Pilot earbuds translate among 15 different languages, listening to the person in front of you and speaking the translation right into your ear. They come in a pair, so you can offer one to the other person and have a full two-way conversation in two different languages. Waverly Labs Demonstrated the earbuds at CES in Las Vegas this week. The Pilot earbuds double as standard Bluetooth fully-wireless earbuds. They contain special microphone technology to isolate nearby speech and clean it up for translation. The earbuds work with a companion app, which sends phrases to the cloud for translation. It therefore requires a data connection for translation to work, and there is a delay of a couple seconds for the translation to process. Languages supported include English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hindi, Turkish, Polish, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean. A charging case is included. The Pilot buds are $200, and are available now in red, black, and white.

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Hands On with ToughTested's Wireless Charging Pad for your Car

ToughTested has a new Qi wireless charging pad designed primarily for cars. Its grippy all-rubber construction ensures it stays put, and that your phone stays put while charging. It supports wireless fast charging up to 10W, including Apple’s 7.5W fast charging mode for iPhones. It’s large enough to accommodate the largest phones, but designed so that a phone placed anywhere in the tray will charge; no centering needed. It has foreign object detection and is Qi-certified to ensure it won’t overheat the phone. It includes a Quick Charge power supply that plugs into a car’s 12V power port. It will go on sale in March for about $50. Read on for photos and first impressions.

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Mophie Powerstation PD External Battery Charges Phones Faster

Mophie’s new Powerstation PD and Powerstation PD XL external batteries include USB-C PD technology up to 18W, allowing them to charge phones at the maximum fast-charging speeds supported by most phones, including the iPhone. The USB-C port is two-way, used for charging phones and also for charging the battery itself. It supports fast charging up to 15W for charging the battery. A separate full-size USB port allows two phones to be charged from the battery at once. A battery meter on the side is activated by a button. The smaller Powerstation has 6,700 mAh capacity and sells for $60. The Powerstation XL has a 10,050 mAh capacity and runs $80. Both are available now.

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Another electric scooter incoming

Another electric scooter incoming
Last year we took a look at the Zap i300. It’s an all-electric scooter from a British company and prices start at £5,250. The cheapest version has a 5kg battery which charges fast and should see you go for 35 miles.

Another electric scooter incoming

Now another company, Etergo, has secured a £9m investment to start the large-scale production and UK rollout of this, the AppScooter. They call it a “Tesla on two wheels” and it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, 4G internet plus smartphone connectivity.

Another electric scooter incoming

The cost? Just €3,399. That (at least until Brexit) is around £3,071. The base 2kW model does up to 45km/h (around 28mph), then there’s a 4kW to take you up to 70 km/h (around 44mph) or a 7kW unit which pushes up to 95 km/h (59mph). Oh, and the range of this is far better – an amazing 149 miles, which is 240 kilometers. This depends on how many modules you have though and driving / riding style. It can also accelerate up to 28mph in 3.9 seconds.

Another electric scooter incoming

 

The first production series is due to be delivered in the Netherlands and Germany in the second half of 2019, followed by the UK and other markets. You can head to their website to invest or pre-order.

If you get one, you can control your phone using handlebar controls – so answering calls, navigating and streaming music can all be done in relative safety.

For more information, check their site at etergo.com

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