[Revue high tech] the news of the week
Discovery of Like-a-hug, a damn puffy jacket and return to three news high tech that marked the week: Samsung, Txtr and Google …
[Gadget de la semaine] Like-a-Hug, a damn puffy jacket
Like-a-Hug is a sleeveless puffer jacket that brings your friends’ Facebook likes to life, bringing you closer despite the physical distance.
Connected to your Facebook profile, the vest inflates when a friend “likes” one of your updates: photo, status, etc. This reaction allows you, depending on one of its creators, to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or even the love that you can feel when you receive a hug. The hug can also be returned to the original sender by pressing down on the jacket and deflating it.
Created by Melissa chow, Andy Payne and Phil Seaton, this project, if ever realized, is a good start in the connected clothing market. The sleeveless down jacket, which can be used in both autumn and winter, is rather practical and well cut. You still need to have enough friends on the social network not to freeze to death this winter.
High tech news of the week
Samsung presents its Galaxy S III mini
Samsung last night unveiled its Galaxy S III mini, an (almost) exact copy of its big brother, unlike its size.
The new kid therefore has a 4-inch screen (total measurements: 121.5 x 62.8 x 9.85 millimeters), works under Ice Cream sandwich and will be available in France from November at a price of € 429 for the 8GB version (without subscription).
Txtr unveils its e-book for less than 10 euros
The German company Txtr presented its new e-book reader, the Beagle. This one has a 5-inch screen, is less than 5mm thick, and weighs 128 grams. All for just € 9.90. Revolutionary when you know the prices on the market.
However, the Beagle works with batteries, does not offer a touch screen, integrated lighting, wifi or 3G, but is practical for reading. And at this price, that’s all we ask.
Soon a 10 inch tablet by Google and Samsung?
According to information from Digitimes, Google would have chosen Samsung to build a new 10-inch tablet.
This, which we could call Nexus 10, would have a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels, or a density of 299 PPI (against 264 for the iPad). We have no more information at the moment.