[Revue high tech] the news of the week

by bold-lichterman

Discovery of Node, and return to the three high tech news that marked the week: MPMan, Yota and HTC.

[Gadget de la semaine] Node, the swiss army knife of sensors

node headband

You will soon be able to take your temperature two meters away from your body, analyze the permeability of your home or even determine the humidity in your basement, all with one and the same gadget: the Node.

Invented by Georges Yu and working with an iPhone, this little “Swiss army knife of sensors” records the world around it and transmits all the data to the phone via Bluetooth: temperature, light, humidity, speed, altitude,

Last February, Georges Yu deposited a prototype of the Node on Kickstarter, raising nearly € 76,500 in just one month. He then raised $ 300,000 from private investor funds and began to create the real Node product in September 2012. He is first thinking of marketing his product in the health and technology sector.

High tech news of the week

Korean MPMan unveils 11 new tablets

mpmanKorean society MPMan this week unveiled 11 new tablets, the price of which varies between 90 and 200 €.

These all measure between 7, 8, 10.1 and 9.7 inches, run on Android 4.1, are equipped with 1 GB of RAM, with a storage space of 4 to 8 GB. The least expensive; at 90 €, measures 7 inches (800 x 480 points) and is equipped with 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of Flash.

The 11 tablets are expected to be released in January 2013.

YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone officially presented at MWC 2013

yotaphoneThe Russian smartphone operator YotaPhone ( Yota), which will be officially presented at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona in February, was unveiled this week on video.

The latter has the particularity of having an LCD screen that turns into e-paper at the push of a button. It runs on Android 4.2, has a capacity of 32GB, and a 12-megapixel photo sensor. It should be marketed at the end of 2013.

HTC prepares the release of its HTC One SV

htc one sv

HTC announced this week the release of its 4G LTE terminal: the One SV. This mid-range smartphone will run on Android 4.1, will have a capacity of 8GB and will be equipped with a 1.6 megapixel front camera, a microSD port, and NFC.

The HTC One SV will be marketed in France before the end of December, at a price of 449 €.