MyKronoz ZeTime Hybrid Smartwatch
After raising more than $6m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo last year, MyKronoz - a watchmaking brand aimed at the smart generation - just announced that its ZeTime hybrid smartwatches will be available to buy this early this year with a retail price starting at $199 (£180).
The unique thing about MyKronoz's smartwatches is that they are the world's first "hybrid" devices of their kind. That is, thy offer the classic design of a Swiss timepiece with the advanced features of a smartwatch via mechanical hands that tick away over a colour touchscreen.
The ZeTime Petite (39mm) and Regular (44mm) models both feature proprietary ‘Smart Movement' technology which is said to enable ZeTime's always-on hands to function for up to 30 days with a single charge.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone
No year in tech would be complete without the launch of a Samsung flagship phone now, would it? Nope. Like clockwork, Samsung will unveil its latest S device by Springtime, and already we have a pretty good idea what the handset will look like thanks to those good old online leaks and rumours.
Samsung already unveiled the processor that will be powering it, Exynos 9 Series 9810, giving away some of the features we're likely to see, such as iPhone X Face ID-style functionality. There's also a good chance it'll boast a choice between a 5.8in or 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display, Android 8.0 'O' and a display embedded fingerprint scanner
With reports claiming that Samsung will start production of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus this year, it's likely that the handsets will debut earlier in the year than the Galaxy S8, and hints that Samsung could be planning a launch at next year's MWC.
There's no word yet on pricing for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If anything like the S8, expect handsets to fetch around £689 and £779 SIM-free.
Nutale Live GPS tracker
GPS tracking devices aren't anything new. The likes of TrackR, Tile, etc have been on the market for some good time now. But one thing they are missing is a proper live GPS tracking technology. Annoyingly, you have to enable Bluetooth and ensure its in a range to connect to your device and find your belongings. This isn't ideal, especially when you've lost something outside your house and don't have the foggiest where it's got to.
Meet Nutale, a much more intelligent personal GPS tracker. This small and powerful device is different because it gives you actual real-time positioning so you can keep track of your possessions, or even kids and pets - basically anything that moves. You'll know exactly where they got to and where they are going.
Nutale also lets you set a safety region on your app to enable geo-fence alerts as well as access up to four weeks of historical footprints. It features an emergency SOS button and up to 30 days rechargeable battery life, too. The device isn't available just yet but expect it to hit online stores in the coming months. µ
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