Home / Opinions / Wearables AndRoided Out AC's fitness freaks dish on the favorite tech that keeps them fit and happy. Michael L Hicks 14 Oct 2021 2 Source: Michael Hicks / Android Central When it comes to the best fitness trackers or fitness-themed smartwatches , we'll test each watch for a couple of weeks to get a clear sense of how they work. But then we'll move on to the following review, and that watch will get shoved in a bin with other tech or shipped back to the company. Even if a watch or its fitness app impresses us, that doesn't always mean we'll keep using it. As part of my marathon training , I surveyed my colleagues on the fitness tech they use to stay fit. I've reviewed a couple of cheap fitness bands, but my colleagues have spent years testing the best (and worst) offerings from Garmin, Samsung, Apple, Fitbit, TicWatch, and so many other brands. With a wealth of free review units to choose from, … [Read more...] about What fitness tech and apps do the Android Central staff actually use?
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Alibaba Cloud says it has built its own server chip, touting it to be compatible with the latest Armv9 architecture. The Chinese tech giant also plans to develop its own servers that will be designed for "general purpose" and "specialised AI computing". Custom-built by its chip development unit T-Head, the new 5nm server chip is powered by 128 Arm cores with 3.2GHz top-clock speed, according to Alibaba. Called Yitian 710, each processor has 60 billion integrated transistors and encompasses eight DDR5 channels and 96-lane PCIe 5.0, the Chinese tech vendor said in a statement Tuesday. It added that the new chip was the first server processor to be compatible with Arm's v9 architecture . It also would be deployed within Alibaba's data centres. Alibaba Cloud's president and head of Alibaba DAMO Academy, Jeff Zhang, said: "Customising our own server chips is consistent with our ongoing efforts towards boosting our computing capabilities with better performance and improved energy … [Read more...] about Alibaba Cloud to build own servers with new in-house chip
Buying a piece of new tech for your parents is a great way to treat them to something they might not get themselves. It can be tricky knowing where to start, though, but that’s where we come in. How-To Geek's product recommendations come from the same team of experts that have helped people fix their gadgets over one billion times. We only recommend the best products based on our research and expertise. We never accept payment to endorse or review a product. Read More » Table of Contents Best Tech Gifts for Parents iRobot Roomba 694: A Little Robot Butler Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera: Keep an Eye on the Garden eufy Video Doorbell: Never Peep Through the Shades Again PhotoSpring Digital Picture Frame: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words PlayStation Classic: Old-School is Always Cool Kodak Dock Instant Photo Printer: Print Pretty Pictures Chromecast with Google TV: Watch Anything and Everything Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Reduce Their Eye Strain Garmin … [Read more...] about How-To Geek’s Best Tech Gifts for Parents for Holiday 2021
Are you looking for a smartphone with Google Photos , Chrome, Gmail and Drive integration? If so, a Pixel might be a good choice for you. Google offers a few iterations of its Pixel phones, including the Pixel 3 XL , Pixel 4A , Pixel 5 and Pixel 5A . The latest versions of Google's smartphone, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro , are also on their way soon for the company's next launch event on Oct. 19 (here's how you can watch the new Pixel debut on Tuesday ). Read more: Pixel 6 is coming, but should you buy a Google Pixel 3, 4 or 5 instead? Get the CNET Mobile newsletter Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Pixel can take great photos, too. But it isn't just about having an excellent camera and luxurious hardware: Software and the services a phone ties into are also important. Let's get into a few of these. … [Read more...] about Pixel 6 is coming soon, and you may want to give Google’s phones another chance
Close Oppo K9 Pro Oppo has released a promo video to showcase the design of the OPPO K9 series smartphones before its launch in China. Oppo will be launching the Oppo K9 series smartphones in China very soon. The Oppo K9 and Oppo K9 Pro will be the third K-series phone to arrive in its home market. Gizmochina reports that the promo video gives a good look at the Magic Purple Quicksand and Obsidian Warrior colour editions of the OPPO K9 smartphones. The company revealed earlier that the phone will also have a Neon Silver Sea colour option. The report adds that the top edge of the device has a microphone and its right edge has a SIM slot and volume buttons. The right panel of the phone has a power button, which is integrated with a fingerprint sensor. The bottom edge of the phone has a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-C port, a microphone and a speaker grille. Other expected specifications The OPPO K9 is expected to feature a 6.59-inch … [Read more...] about Oppo K9 series design unveiled ahead of launch: Reports