[Revue high tech] the news of the week

by bold-lichterman

Discovery of Netatmo, your personal weather station, and return to the three high-tech news items that marked the week: Sony, Apple and Microsoft

[Gadget de la semaine] Netatmo, your personal weather station on iPhone

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Netatmo, designed by a young French start-up of the same name, is a new type of personal weather station for iPhone, which includes air quality measurements and allows you to monitor and quantify your environment. The Netatmo station consists of two devices:

  • The first is placed inside the house and measures the temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, sound volume and the amount of CO2 in the room. It transmits everything over the Internet as well as to the 2nd device.
  • The second is placed outside the house and measures the temperature and the humidity rate.

The device is completed by a application dedicated which gathers all the data recorded by your two cylinders. There is also a weather forecast and information on air pollution in the city. Finally, all the information is automatically represented in the form of curves (when tilting the tablet in landscape mode), revealing the evolution of the data over several days.

Finally, the user can choose to make the measurements captured by his Netatmo accessible to researchers or public meteorological organizations. The company aims to become the world’s largest network of meteorological data sensors, through its community program Urban Weather.

Netatmo is now available on sale at a price of 170 €.

High tech news of the week

[Rumeur n°1] Sony expected to present C6603 Yuga at CES in Las Vegas

1605975088 242 Revue high tech the news of the weekSony is expected to announce the arrival of its new C6603 smartphone at CES in Las Vegas in January 2013.

This one, a series of photos of which have already been leaked on the web, should be equipped with a 5-inch WhiteMagic screen and should run Android Jely Bean.

[Rumeur n°2] Apple would prepare an iPad mini 2

1605975089 268 Revue high tech the news of the weekAccording to the Chinese news site DoNews, Apple would prepare a V2 of its iPad Mini.

This one would be equipped with a more powerful retina screen, manufactured by AU Optronics (AUO), and should be ready, still according to the rumor, by mid-2013.

[Rumeur n°3] Microsoft could launch an Xbox Surface tablet

1605975089 453 Revue high tech the news of the weekThe site The verge mentioned, in an article dated November 6, the preparation of an Xbox Surface tablet by Microsoft. This one, focused on games, would have a 7-inch screen and would fulfill the basic characteristics of a tablet: internet browsing, emails, address book, etc.

Contacted by The Verge, Microsoft declined to comment on the rumor.