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Snapdragon Seamless will integrate all your devices in one platform

Android is already on board



For years, tech companies have focused on creating seamless ecosystems to incorporate all of their devices into a single platform. Today, Qualcomm is making it easier for brands to build their own multi-device platforms through a single chipset. Announced at today’s Snapdragon Summit, the new Snapdragon Seamless will power the next multi-device ecosystems of the future.

Not exactly a new device, Snapdragon Seamless will use all of the new chipsets revealed at today’s Summit. These include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Snapdragon X Elite.

Through the platform, users can control all of their compatible devices on a single device. They can enable and disable devices seamlessly, check their device’s batteries, and lock them from future use.

The platform can also automatically detect devices in proximity to the user. On the flipside, users can switch the connectivity of accessories (mice and keyboards, for example) from one device to another. In one click, you can use your PC’s keyboard on your smartphone, for example.

Users can also easily transfer files from one device to another. Similarly, they can share screens across devices to ease use across platforms. Finally, with the new Qualcomm S7 pro sound platform, users can switch their audio input and output more intelligently.

Microsoft, Android, Xiaomi, HONOR, Lenovo, and OPPO are all working with Qualcomm to build the future of multi-device experiences. It’s unknown how this will materialize in specific brands yet. However, Qualcomm says that device platforms should appear as early as this year.

SEE ALSO: The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is here!


TCL launches new QD-Mini LED 4K TV for gaming

The ‘Ultra Game Master’



TCL C755

TCL has officially launched the TCL C755, a QD-Mini LED 4K TV that is set to break barriers as an “Ultra Game Master.”

Coming in a three-sided frameless design, the TCL C755 will be available in four variants up to 98 inches large.

Here’s a quick overview of its specs:

  • Color gamut: 96% DCI-P3
  • Resolution: 4K UHD 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz VRR
  • Operating system: Google TV with built-in Google Assistant
  • Support for HDR 10+
  • Support for Dolby Atmos
  • Support for DTS-HD+DTS Virtual: X
  • IMAX Enhanced display
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi6, HDMI 2.1, HDMI CEC

The TV presents vivid visuals with lifelike colors and an ultra-high contrast ratio, thanks to its screen that is divided into over 500 dimming zones.

These zones allow the TV to precisely correct and balance the backlight and image by calculating the brightness intensity for each zone based on signals, leading to images shown with more light and shadow details.

The display also leverages Quantum Dot technology and the AiPQ Processor 3.0 to deliver vibrant and lifelike images that come with excellent contrast.

Exceptional gaming

For gaming, the TCL C755 models use Game Master 2.0 for a smoother and more immersive display and audio experience.

The TVs support advanced features such as IMAX Enhanced display, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Virtual:X to help in achieving that.

They also utilize AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and HDMI 2.1*4 for higher resolutions and greater bandwidth.

Price, availability

The TCL C755 is now available at authorized dealers. Pricing  are as follows: 

  • 55″ — Php 53,995
  • 65″ — Php 67,995
  • 75″ Php 99,995
  • 98″ — Php 249,995
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SHARP’s new air fryer has advanced heat tech, features

Better home cooking



Sharp Air Fryer

SHARP has added the 7L capacity KF-AF70M-ST air fryer to its lineup of home cooking devices. The latest easy-to-use air fryer comes with an advanced heating technology and a suite of useful features for one’s convenience.

The air fryer features a user-friendly one-click menu displayed on an LED screen. This allows users to cook meals with just one touch.

The maximum cooking time is set at 60 minutes while the temperature control range covers 80 to 200 degrees Celsius.

There are eight cooking presets (Fries, Steak, Veggie, Chicken, Bake, Fish, Frozen Food, and Pizza) and four security features (Thermal Guard, Child Lock, Over-Temperature Protection, and Power-off Protection) as well for more efficiency and peace of mind.

Intelligent cooking

KF-AF70M-ST uses Hyperboloid Technology, a 360-degree all-around high-speed hot air heating technology to ensure quick and even cooking.

This technology helps to evaporate excess water for crispier surfaces for food. This achieves the same effect of frying minus the excess calories from oil.

Moreover, the air fryer runs on an intelligent microcomputer that can regulate the cooking temperature accuracy.

Price and availability

The SHARP KF-AF70M-ST air fryer is priced at SG$ 179 and is available at SHARP’s authorized retailers and official Cocoro Life, Lazada, and Shopee stores.

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These latest LG Smart Monitors do not require a PC connection

With webOS 23, support for Microsoft and Google for work



LG Smart Monitors

Remote work and home entertainment have become more convenient as LG Electronics has unveiled its latest LG Smart Monitors which do not require a PC connection.

Powered by LG’s latest webOS 23 platform, the 31.5-inch 32SR50F and 27-inch 27SR50F monitors are ideal for either work or streaming as they come with advanced IPS displays for true-to-life colors and strong contrast.

Here’s a quick look at their specs:

  • Resolution: FHD 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • Response time: Up to 8ms
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Ports: 2x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0
  • Speakers: 2x 5W speakers
  • Voice assistant: LG ThinQ, Alexa
  • Mobile casting: AirPlay 2, ScreenShare

With HDR 10 support, the monitors display vibrant and accurate images and enhance the user’s experience when in conference calls or even just simply working on documents or streaming movies and sports.

webOS 23 allows users to stream easily from the Home Board screen. The devices also have built-in LG Home Office software that support Microsoft 365 and Google Calendar.

Users may even manage their LG home appliances through the ThinQ app and connect compatible refrigerators, washing machines, and more.

The two displays have a three-sided virtually borderless design for a sleek and minimalist look.

Price and availability

The new LG SMART Monitors are available at LG Online Brand Store, Amazon, Shopee, Lazada, KrisShop, and authorized retailers such as Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City and Harvey Norman.

The 27-inch model is priced at SG$ 429 while the 31.5-inch variant costs SG$ 499.

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