Its thursday september 8 2016, im having Pax withdrawals but enough about me, time for tech news!
Amazon announced a new version of their tablet, the Fire HD 8. This will be Amazon’s first ever tablet with Alexa built in. For those of you who forget, Alexa is Amazon’s personal digital assistant who can play music, launch apps, make your grocery list and more, all with voice commands. This newer tablet will have 1.5gb of ram, 16gb or 32gb of storage, a 12 hour battery life, a 1280 x 800 screen resolution all powered by a 1.3ghz quad-core processor. If you have a previous version of the HD 8, dont worry becuase the Alexa upgrade will be coming to it, the basic Fire tablet and the HD10 as well in the coming months. Preorders start today with the Fire HD 8 launching on the 21st of September at $90 USD. At that price, you might say that the fire hd 8 is… LIT fam…
It looks like Jack might want to delay his plans to go to Australia with his Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Australian airlines Qantas, Jet Star and Virgin Australia have told passengers not to power up or charge their Note 7s on their planes. The ban of the use of the Note 7 did not come from aviation authorities, but rather from the airlines themselves in light of Samsung Australia’s recall. However the FAA is reportedly considering expanding the ban for items that contain recalled batteries. Its totally understandable that these airlines would opt to go with this cuz at the end of the day, no one wants things exploding. Hey Jack, maybe get an iphone 7.
The whole pokemon Go craze seems to have finally died down. Or will it make a comeback? The pokemon go plus wearable is launching on september 16th. The go plus is an bluetooth enabled wearable that vibrates when in game pokemon and poke stops are nearby. Plus John Hanke, the ceo of Niantic announced that Pokemon GO will be making its way to the apple watch. So will Pokemon Go come back in popularity? Or will it die off? I guess we’ll find out when the Pokemon Go plus wearable launches next friday for $35 US.
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The ever popular basic mini computer the Raspberry Pi has reached 10 million sales. 2 of those were bought by Jack.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the OG Star Trek series, Thinkgeek is now taking preorders for a working bluetooth combadge. Now you can answer calls like Jean Luc Picard for just $80 US.
The Oculus Story Studio has won an Emmy for its animated short called Henry, which makes it the first time an original VR production has won.
Antec is back with a new full tower gaming case called the GX1200 for roughly $94 US.
And the Oculus Touch controllers were briefly listed on a German store for about 199 euros or $224 US. Thats pretty expensive but maybe we’ll find out more at the Oculus Connect 3 event in October.
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the NCIX forum post linked in the description.
Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu
Even google translate had no idea what this means
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