ASUS ZenFone AR brings Tango and Daydream to the smartphone platform

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Two of Google’s more cutting edge technologies find themselves loaded up on a device from an unlikely source. ASUS announced the ZenFone AR today, the first smartphone that comes with both Tango and Daydream technology on-board. We have seen other devices hit the market with one of these platforms from Google, but this is the first device that includes both of them. As a reminder, Tango is the technology that enables a device to “sense” the world around it to help build or play in an augmented reality space. Daydream may be more familiar as it is the technology used for virtual reality in the new Google ecosystem.

Shoot and record longer than ever with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom

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People like to take pictures and record videos with their phones. Batteries, however, aren’t very kind to these two activities. It’s taxing on phone batteries because camera modules are complex and require heavy lifting to put together crisp, rich photos and videos.

Leave it to ASUS to make a phone that doesn’t let your camera ruin battery life. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features multiple cameras and a massive battery to keep your longer sessions going as long as you want.

LG to release an Alexa-powered smart refrigerator

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With the rising interests in building a “smart home” and the popularity for related products, there soon will be very few aspects of the home that aren’t controlled by some kind of “smart,” or even AI-powered, device. At CES 2017, LG has announced an upcoming smart refrigerator with Amazon Alexa built right in for all your food an entertainment needs while in the kitchen.

Join us after the break for more.

Stylus phone fans can look forward to the LG Stylo 3

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Although LG’s entry into the stylus-equipped smartphone market may not set things on fire like some competitor’s devices, the mid-range entry is still rated as a solid contender for buyers who want the added features of a stylus. LG is inviting folks to sign up for news and updates about the LG Stylo 3 and shared the device with some sources to get their impressions.

Samsung targets 10 million units in initial Galaxy S8 sales orders

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Samsung fans will be excited to know that sources are reporting manufacturers are starting to receive their orders to commence production of the new Galaxy S8 devices. We have already seen indications that production orders for the displays may have gone out in December and now other components are joining the pipeline. Samsung appears to be planning for some big sales numbers based on initial orders being good for 10 million units.

Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element team up with Amazon with brand new 4K Fire TVs

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With the likes of Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, as well as Smart Televisions with streaming channels built right in, there is no shortage of options for those who want a one-stop shop for all their media needs. Amazon has been a strong player in the field with the Fire TV OS and streaming box, and now they have teamed up with Seiki, Westinghouse and Element to offer a brand new lineup of Amazon Fire 4K TVs.

Join us after the break for the details.

Here’s the new budget-friendly Honor 6X

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It’s not all that common for impressive phones to debut during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but Honor is leading the way for the second consecutive year. And it’s not even with a flagship. The Honor 6X, which we saw earlier this year in China, is a simple device.

As expected, the price is on the lower side while the specifications are admirable. What you get is what we’ve seen from Honor in the past: an affordable phone not skimping on the necessities.