The Samsung Gear S3 Apple watch has just become even more uninteresting IFA 2016

Samsung at the press conference held just before the IFA showed two new watches: Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. In addition to the appealing look of classic analog watches, they stand out for their rich functionality, which can envy most competitive solutions – including those from Apple.

Both of Samsung’s new watches are round and have a rotating dial that has popularized the very successful Gear S2. They are made mostly of stainless steel and after looking at them close up, we caught a glimpse of the great attention to detail. They have been prepared for men, because they are really large and massive, which makes them look less attractive on a fine, feminine wrist. But it does not take away their style and charm – Gear S3 Classic is more subdued and elegant, while Gear S3 Frontier should come to the taste of active people – and it was his character more to our liking.

What’s important is that both watches have standard 22 mm grips, so everyone can adjust their look to their liking. Generally, both of Samsung’s novelties have made a very good impression on us, and we like the direction in which gadgets are developing. After a few minutes spent with them we can stick only to their considerable thickness, noticeably exceeding the norms set by analog watches and very difficult for people wearing shirts with cuffs.

Both versions of Gear S3 bring with it a handful of new functionality, very missing in their predecessor. The standard in them – apart from the heart rate monitor – is GPS and barometer. With the addition of the ability to record your route without connecting to the phone, you can very easily check your speed, which will probably be appreciated by bicycle and ski enthusiasts. By contrast, the barometer not only measures the pressure, but also allows you to check the current altitude above sea level. In addition, both Gear S3 variants are equipped with a microphone and speaker, so having one on your wrist, you can pick up an incoming phone call without pulling the phone out of your pocket.

AdBlock standard equipment Asus devices

The fight against ads on web sites begins to gain momentum. The group of their opponents has just joined Asus, whose boss has announced that the standard equipment of the web browser installed on their own devices will be AdBlock plug.

It sometimes happens that ads placed on web pages are very intrusive, opening up to the whole page, or attacking screaming animators. No wonder many people defend themselves from advertising in different ways, and the most popular of them is the AdBlock plugin, available for web browsers.

Soon you will not even have to worry about installing it, or at least using Asus hardware. A well-known corporation has confirmed that soon, the web browser installed on its devices will have AdBlock as standard equipment. Asus has worked with its creator, AdBlock Plus.

Smartphone with 32 Mpix camera

Increasingly better devices installed on smartphones have made these devices are slowly replacing the compact digital cameras, perhaps soon to be able to match professional cameras. The first step in this direction is the Vivo X5Pro featuring up to a 32 megapixel camera.

On May 6, the official presentation of X5Pro, the latest Brazilian smartphone from Vivo, will take place. The device will be equipped with a 6-inch touch screen and an eight-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor. It will also get 3 GB of RAM and a retina scanner, while the power supply will provide a 3500 mAh battery. The operating system will be Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company’s Funtouch IU overlay.

These are the parameters that show us that we are dealing with mid-range hardware, but the most interesting component of the new product is the front camera. The manufacturer installed a camera module of up to 32 megapixels there. I point out that this is not a rear camera, but a front camera, which is usually used for video calls and selfie.

This does not mean, however, that the Vivo X5Pro will take picture quality comparable to high end cameras. Such resolution will be obtained not by means of hardware but by special algorithms, which will appropriately extend the photographed image.

Excessive power consumption in Surface is a Windows Hello problem

Surface Book 4 and Surface Pro 4 tablets have recently begun to complain about battery depletion, which has greatly reduced the working time of these devices. Although the official reason is not known, but there is a high probability that it is responsible for Windows Hello.

Windows Hello is a completely new biometric user identification system, which is part of Windows 10. Microsoft has introduced it to make it easier to log on to the computer and replace the previously used passwords. The software supports biometric technologies, that is face recognition, iris and fingerprints, and protects the equipment by preventing unauthorized access to the data collected.

It is this system that can cause excessive use of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. Users of these products, on the official -us / surface / forum / surfpro4-surfperf / i5256gb-surface-pro-4-overheats-and-drains-while / 8cad1487-d29b-4c97-856a-3983f4fd70cd?In the & 1 = 1 Microsoft forum they complain that something makes the device work much shorter than they should, even if they are asleep or in standby mode. Wines can lie just on Windows Hello.

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