Technology

Acer Launch The Spin 7 Convertible Notebook

Technology

The new Spin 7 convertible laptop by Acer sits at the top of the portability game with a sleek, lightweight and flexible design. It provides an ultraportable, flexible computing experience.

Running on Windows 10, with 360-degree hinges, as well as Continuum, the Spin 7 can rock out as a notebook or tablet, in a space-saving display mode, or in tent mode for sharing presentations or watching movies.

Some models provide three times faster downloads through innovative wireless technology.

Acer BluelightShield minimizes eye strain, Acer Colour Intelligence maximizes colour saturation for bright and clear visuals, and Acer TrueHarmony pumps out crisp and clear audio.

Acer Launch The Spin 7 Convertible Notebook | DigitalWarble.com

It’s thinner than a DVD case, and weighs in at a tiny 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds), giving it an extra level of portability than many laptops can’t offer.

The 13-inch all-aluminum uni-body houses a 14-inch Full HD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display with a narrow bezel.

Sleek and contemporary, its matte black chassis is complemented with polished silver hinges and diamond-cut edges around the touchpad.

You can expect up to 8 hours of battery life and the speed of the 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of memory and a speedy 256GB SSD.

Acer Launch The Spin 7 Convertible Notebook | DigitalWarble.com

Dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports are included for quick data transfers, connection to an external display, and to charge the notebook.

A wide glass touchpad helps fingers glide smoothly across the surface with minimal friction.

The Acer Spin 7 is available now, with prices starting at €1,299.

Check out the Acer in action below:

This post is sponsored by Acer, however the opinions are of the author.

Google Timelapse Reveals How The Earth Is Changing

Culture, Technology

Worried about global warming? Not even sure if it’s a real thing? One thing we can be sure of is how much earth has changed over the last 30 or so years, and Google is here to show you just how much.

In a short amount of time this generation has seen a technological growth spurt that’s now at a point where we can literally do everything from a tiny screen.

Google Earth has given us the ability to look at pretty much every area of the world, at the touch of a button. It’s something you can spend hours doing already, but they’ve now enhanced our awareness of how much the earth has changed visually with the launch of Google Timelapse.

You can now see how things have changed in the last 32 years by searching, zooming and panning videos from over five million satellite images that were taken from five satellites between 1984 and 2016. Be careful though, it’ll blow your mind.

ASOME Bluetooth Earphone

Technology

We love music. It’s everything. It helps us wake up in the morning, it motivates, inspires and creates. Music has the ability to change moods, perceptions and bring people together like nothing else in the world. So you need to be able to listen to music in the most convenient way, no matter what you’re doing.

Headphones are one of our favourite, most convenient ways to listen to music here at Digital Warble. There’s an extra connection with the soundscapes when you’re listening through a good set of headphones, and when we’ve got our favourite playlist cracking, there’s no stopping us.

While scraping around the web for new music technology, we found the ASOME Bluetooth Earphone, which allows you to connect your music wirelessly. Now you might be thinking, what’s so special about these?

ASOME Bluetooth Earphone

Well, the ASOME Bluetooth Earphone is simple, stylish and offers well-equipped listening technology. On top of that, you can use any headset, or anything with a jack input. Simply plug your headphones or speakers into the tiny little box, and you’ll be listening to music in no time, wirelessly.

For those of you using expensive, oversized phones as music players, this provides so many benefits during your workouts, skate sessions, walking round the house, or whatever you’re up to. As you can just place your phone in your bag, on the floor, or wherever you need to place it so it’s out the way, and won’t be damaged.

ASOME Bluetooth Earphone

Impressively, the stylish small frame of the ASOME Bluetooth Earphone contains a 210mAh battery which apparently boasts up to 10 hours of music streaming. It also contains something called ‘qualcomm AptX codec’, that basically offers high resolutions audio over Bluetooth, which is good news for those of you paying attention to the production of the tracks.

You can pimp this out with fashion accessories such as straps and clips to complete the simple, sleek look.

Check out more info in their video below:

The ASOME Bluetooth Earphone starts at $59, and you get your hands on one here.

The future of apps and how they are changing the world

Technology

Significant advancements in technology have revolutionised the way in which the everyday person is able to function on a daily basis, with mobile and tablet handsets becoming the most sought-after gadgets on the market. Their ability to provide a multitude of functions continues to push boundaries to new realms, with leading electronic manufacturers looking for new ways in which to not only improve their models, but also provide users with greater means to enhance their quality of life.

Faster processing speeds and upgraded screen resolutions are just some of the ways that the latest smartphones provide quantity and quality for the worldwide consumer, but the availability of an estimated 1.6 million downloadable apps is where the ability to personalise a device to suit the user’s specific needs and preference comes into effect. Apps are designed to provide a vast number of functions through a single source, but more importantly create the opportunity for users to actively hold a device that caters for their day-to-day schedule. From document writing software and planners, to restaurant reviews and games, mobile phones and tablets practically transform into miniaturised computers that can be utilised anywhere and at any time necessary. The download market, which covers a plethora of genres, is accompanied by the ability to access internet whilst on the go in WiFi connection areas; this only adds to the overwhelming number of capabilities that mobile and tablet users have at their disposal. Accessing Coral’s live casino site and shopping online are to name just two things that are now possible through technology that incorporates all the necessary details, such as graphics and banking options, into a downloadable app or compatible website that works across a number of devices to transform many aspects of how we live our lives.

The sizeable level of technological advancements continue to make the impossible possible, with the ability to control home-installed boilers and lighting systems at the touch of a button through an app controlled by WiFi signals whilst out of the house the latest innovative function available on the market. Modern day technology has the power to transform how people are able to enjoy recreational, personal and occupational activities, with finding similar people in the hope of forming a relationship something that has been made easier thanks to apps. The traditional forms of meeting people, such as in a nightclub or at the workplace, still apply today, but dating apps make it easy to search for compatible men or women at the touch of a screen; Tinder and Match.com are prime examples of apps that allow users to look through hundreds of single people without having to meet them in person first with the hope of finding a soul mate. Face-to-face interaction remains a great way for people to develop a connection, but dating apps are perfect for those who have limited social time or may feel uncomfortable to meet people at first, with profiles providing sufficient detail to gain an insight into each member’s personality to discover if there is a mutual match.

Technology has the power to transform an entire industry, with gambling now more accessible than ever before. This is illustrated through the ‘poker boom’ between 2003 and 2006 in which poker became a global phenomenon thanks to its transition from the casino floor to the internet. Its leap onto mobile and tablet handsets through apps became inevitable as the industry continued to grow, with casino games now available through interactive apps that recreate the feeling of playing in Monaco or Las Vegas. Cutting out the effort of travelling to a land-based casino is just one of the many perks that Coral and many other companies provide with their app, with the ability to sit down and enjoy a few hands of cards or roulette spins during long commutes, breaks at work or whilst having spare time at home allowing those who enjoy gaming to do so at their own leisurely convenience.

Many apps are created to provide entertainment and fun for people to enjoy during their own private time, but there are others that are based upon the premise of providing advice and guiding people who download them. Staying fit and enjoying a healthy diet has become all the rage in recent years, with concerns over rising obesity levels and health threats creating a social wave of those willing to help people who want to make changes in their life. Exercise is part and parcel of any healthy lifestyle, but although gyms and sports centres provide the facilities for people to enjoy a cardiovascular workout and lift weights, there are people who prefer to do so outdoors or in their own home. Strava is a prime example of an app that tracks progress via GPS signals during every walk, jog or cycle ride, with the distance and total of calorie burned calculated accurately to allow people to not only see the benefit of their routine, but also track the progress they make towards their own personal goals. There are also other apps such as Fitocracy which essentially acts as a personal trainer, with hundreds of suggested workout regimes which demonstrate how to carry out each exercise and the benefits that come with it being of great help to those who may need motivation or an element of guidance. Having these apps provides people with all the information they need at the touch of a screen and helps people to enhance their quality of life by enjoying an easy-to-access service that would otherwise require a person to walk into the gym and sign up for an induction or workout plan with a qualified trainer.

Home technology for a summer of sport

Sport, Technology

It’s an exciting time of year for us all as summer is rearing its head. Every year we wait for this time to come around and we absolutely love it when it does. The ice cream vans come out to play, the dusty shorts that seem to get lost in the bottom of our drawers finally come out and the sports events really start to kick off.

This year we have some amazing summer sporting events which are as exciting as the prospect of the sun potentially coming to us! There’s some major championships in the football world including the Champions League, some huge Cricket games in the Ashes lined up as well as the fantastic Tour de France. And that’s only a few events worthy of a full mention.

One of the major events we have to look forward to, is the annual F1 Monaco Grand Prix, which kicks off 21st May, until the 24th May. This is an amazing event, that has been going since 1929, but how did people that couldn’t make it over to Monaco to watch this event before? They certainly didn’t have a television that’s for sure!

The beauty of our current digital age is that we can experience events like this, right from the comfort of our own homes. Not only can we experience it, but we can watch, and listen in such high definition that it feels as if we are right there on the track. It’s not for the faint hearted, but it’s essential viewing!

So what do you need to kick-off your summer of sport to fully enjoy and appreciate every moment?

A massive television doesn’t just look great in your living room, it makes you appreciate everything that appears on it even more. Especially when it’s in super-high definition, and maybe even 4K. The extra money spent on a 4K television really is worth it, as you won’t need to upgrade for a long time, as the technology is so new.

Standard HD is fine, but if you really want to make it into the history books with your mates, it’s definitely something to consider.

Alongside the visual aspect of your home technology for the summer of sport, you’ll need a sound system to compliment what your eyes are experiencing – after all, you don’t want them to be left out right? Immerse yourself in the crowd at the cup final, or listen to that crisp cracking of the bat when watching the ashes.

So what do you need? Well if you’re thinking surround sound… then don’t. As over the last few years soundbar technology has gained such popularity – and there’s a reason behind that. These sound bars take away the unwanted cables, and nasty set-up process. It’s simply plug-and-play. Make sure to get one with Bluetooth compatibility, and it’ll provide the house with a full audio setup for all of your gadgets such as smartphones and tablets.

Enjoy this amazing summer of sport ahead, and experience the whole new world of technology available at your fingertips.

The Pepsi Max drone football match

Sports, Technology

There’s one company that absolutely hits the nail on the head with their football advertising campaigns time and time again. They come up with imaginative adverts that stand out from everyone else, and really draw you in.

That company is Pepsi Max, and in their latest video, they showcase some genius feats and experiences right within a Friday night five-a-side football match. This is a completely new level of ball-play, and it looks absolutely stunning.

Set in Barcelona – which is probably the most prestigious city in Europe for their football – this group of lads get a surprise addition to their match as Pepsi Max transform their local pitch into an incredible, interactive football arena.

Pepsi Max know how to put on a show by using drones, advanced projection technology and over 30,000 programmable LED lights to create a football game like no other. During the game the pitch becomes a dynamic hands-on visual platform for the players to really show their skills, and have fun at the same time.

There’s super-projected score boards on buildings, moving goals (that can be frustrating – or amazing depending on which way it’s moving!), drone referees (there’s no arguing with a robot right?) and so much more. This is the next-generation of football arenas, and boy would we love to have a few games on this pitch!

Pepsi Max deliver maximum taste within their refreshments, with zero sugar. Join the social side of their campaigns by using the hashtag #LiveForNow and follow what they are up to by subscribing to the Pepsi Max YouTube channel. You can watch the video in the player below.


All You Need To Know: The 4K Television

Technology

We’ve all heard of them, we’ve all seen them in the shops gleaming like a gold bullion, but what is the 4K TV all about, and why would you need one? In this edition of ‘All You Need To Know’, we present you with the essential information on the latest visual technology that is taking the world by storm.

So it’s just a HD television right?

The short answer is yes. It’s definitely a high definition television, but it goes the extra mile, and gives you a visual experience that’s viagra for your retinas. When you compare the two, the basic HD image resolution is 1920 x 1080 – now that’s pretty sharp. However when it comes to a 4K TV, it bumps the image resolution up to a whopping 3840 X 2160 – which is truly an epic amount of pixels to get your eyes around. 4K delivers 4 times as much picture quality as HD does and is the definition of, ultra-high definition. Believe or not, but your cinema displays the same resolution, just on a massive screen.

But what can I actually watch on this thing?

The technology is there for 4K, but unfortunately, the basic broadcast standard is not quite there at the moment. The good news is, that there are so many options available to take advantage of the best moving images you’ll ever see in your living room. Plus, if you invest now, you’ll be all ready for the move. There are special broadcasts available in 4K, YouTube footage in 4K, photographs from your DSLR or Mirrorless camera in higher resolution, with more detail and even more space to play with on such a larger screen.

What sizes do they come in?

The smallest 4K television you can currently buy is 55 inches, the most common is 65 inches. Now that’s pretty big, and more than enough for most households. However, if you feel like johnny big balls and want to impress your mates for the football, then you can buy anything up to 110 inches off the shelf.

OK, I’m going to get one, is my room too small?

This should be something you must consider before taking the plunge and investing in one of these bad boys. To take full advantage of the screen, and get the most out of your experience you want to sit anywhere between 3 to 5 screen heights away from the projection. So for a 65 inch television, the optimal viewing distance is 150cm. If your room is tiny, you’ll still enjoy an immersive experience, it’s only a minor fragment of the whole 4K experience, and won’t affect you too much.

How bigger dent will this leave on my balance?

As with all technology, there is always a wide range of prices, from a variety of companies. As an essential rule, the more money you chuck at something like this, the higher quality the product. When you put it into perspective on what you’ll get back in viewing experience, and the longevity of the product, then it’s well worth investing.

At the moment, Panasonic offers a range of 4K Ultra HD TVs from 40-inches starting at £999 up to 85-inches (no price revealed just yet), which include their brand-new AX902B and AX630B ranges. If you want to grab the recommended size of 65 inch, then you’re looking at a hefty £3,799. But as mentioned, it’s worth the investment.

Ministry Of Sound MOS005 Headphones

Technology

It’s Ministry Of Sound’s 20th Anniversary, and to celebrate they have decided to create a new headphone range to “deliver their signature sound directly to your ears.” You can’t not agree that the company have become pretty much THE biggest dance/electronica company known to man, and have a complete package when it comes to creating the world’s best club sound system.

In this new range of headphones Ministry Of Sound have created a diverse range of designs, including in-ear headphones, ‘on trend’ colours and the classic over-ear headphones.

So, what are these headphones actually like? We were lucky enough to grab a pair of MOS005’s from their product range to give our ears a big ass thumping.

In The Box

First impressions always count, and with the Ministry Of Sound MOS005 headphones, the product designers have spared no expense making the packaging as sexy as the product itself. The box comes tightly intertwined with a mixture of cardboard and plastic, with the headphones snuggled up tightly inside. The rubber anti-tangle cable is neatly placed along the bottom of the cardboard to give you a pleasant and stress free unpackaging session (you all know how frustrating some of these packaging boxes can be, it’s like making origami ninjas).

Out Of The Box

Pulling the Ministry Of Sound MOS005 Headphones from the packaging reveals the slightly unnerving side towards the design. It’s hard to divorce yourself with images of the old-school aeroplane in-flight headphones you used to receive (until they started charging you for pretty much everything, maybe they will charge you to take a piss soon – Ryanair will most likely be the first) with the flimsy, bendy metal across the top. Having said that, you can kind of forgive the designers as the two wonderful speaker muffins look so darn sexy with the silver and Black Ministry Of Sound logo we all know and love.

Storage for the headphones is so easy with both the fold-away design and the rubber anti-tangle pigtail cable, making these a brilliant out-of-house accessory. That’s if you can get past the fear of snapping them in your bag.

On Your Head

The adjustment on the cans are a little restrictive; if you have a big head, then this is definitely not the product for you. The cans sit snug on your ears and place mild discomfort after a lengthy period of use. This tight fit is all down to the metal headband that just feels a little too regimented. Again this causes a problem when resting the headphones around your neck.

Sadly, the sound doesn’t hang its head up high against the comfort. This too, is very restrictive. Bass kicks sound like your grandad farting around the dinner table at Christmas and the high end frequencies are a little too tinny. Yet, if you’re looking for a standard set of headphones that have a higher impedance (i.e by this I mean actually being able to hear music) than those shitty white iPod in-ear headphones, then the Ministry Of Sound MOS005 Headphones does deliver.

Geek Stuff

Aluminium housing
Lightweight adjustable headband
50mm driver diameter for complete audio quality
Fold-away design for easy storage
Rubberised anti-tangle cable
3.5mm aluminium jack
Driver diameter: 50mm
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Impedence: 32 Ohms
Sensitivity: 103 dB
Max input power: 100 mW
Cable length: 1.5m
The Lowdown

Ministry Of Sound have delivered a great new range of headphones for their mass market that will be sure to be flying off the shelves this Christmas. These products do their job, and in the case of the MOS005’s – they definitely work well. For a very reasonable price of £29.99 you can’t really go wrong when picking up a pair of these from your local HMV store for general musical usage.