The Selpic S1 is a bit of a niche gadget. It’s a handheld quick-drying smart printer that works a lot like a label maker. Instead of creating stickers that you can adhere to objects, the S1 prints directly on most surfaces. It’s surprisingly fun and easy to use, but there’s a few pain points to consider before purchasing. First off, the S1 is a bit of an uproven commodity. As far as we can tell its Selpic’s first product – the company has another, the slightly larger S1+ on Kickstarter right now – but so far, there’s a lot to like.
South Korea and its capital Seoul are best known for cutting-edge tech giants like Samsung and LG, but now there’s a big push to put its startups in the spotlight. One way the country is doing this is through events, specifically Start-Up Seoul: Tech-Rise 2019 — Seoul city government’s flagship event. TNW flew to Seoul to attend the buzzing conference where over 40,000 attendees, 300 startups, and a 100 investors from all over the world got together to share ideas and experiences. Watch the video at the top of the page to get feeling for the vibe of the conference, and check out the rest of our video series below to dive deeper into Seoul’s tech scene.
When Motorola announced the G8 Play and Plus last month, we were a bit surprised to hear there were no plans to bring the devices to the US. Now we may know why: ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass showed off photos of a triple-camera, plain G8 today, indicating Motorola still has another budget option on the way. Motorola’s G series has long been champion of the budget phone market, and produced some of Motorola’s best selling phones. The G8 will presumably slot in between the Play and Plus models in terms of specs, and though the leak makes no mention of price, we imagine it will be somewhere along the $300-$350 mark.
One of the hottest new topics in tech is 5G, the next generation of cellular network technology. When 4G came along, it was a massive breakthrough and gave birth to services like Instagram and Snapchat, which had been completely unthinkable only a couple of years earlier. Now it’s time for the next generation of innovations. 5G is much faster, more responsive, and more customizable than 4G and is expected to be fundamental to the advancement of new technologies such as IoT, AI, VR, and self-driving cars. To match human-like reflexes, autonomous vehicles need to be able to read their environment and sift through enormous amount of sensor data in real-time — which 5G makes possible with its reduced latency and ultra-fast network speed.
I’d never heard of Ghost Vapes when I agreed to review the MV1. Now, after using a unit for a few weeks, I’m sure I won’t forget it. Hands down, this is my favorite dry-herb vaporizer. There’s a certain level of convenience that comes with using a high-end herb vaporizer. Rather than dealing with ashes and smoke, or sticky concentrates and leaky cartridges, you simply vaporize fresh, ground herb and discard the desiccated plant bits. It’s the tastiest way to enjoy your cannabis, especially if you prefer potent, flavorful strains. Unfortunately dry-herb vapes usually fall short when it comes to the act of actually consuming cannabis.
It’s kind of poetically funny to post an iPhone camera review during the week of the new Pixel launch. Google’s phones have been fierce, and often overpowering rivals to iPhones, especially in the camera department. Last month, when Apple announced its new set of iPhones, it talked about cameras and their new features a lot. So, it was time to test out whether the company’s tall claims were true. Just so you know, we’ve used the iPhone 11 for this review. Camera specsRear camera: 12-megapixel wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture + 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 120° field of viewFront camera: 12-megapixel true depth sensor with f/2.2 apertureDaylight photos
Remember the last presentation that covered you in goosebumps? For me, it was James Beacham’s talk about the mysteries of time and space at TNW2019. His perfect blend of vivid descriptions, powerful visuals, and spine-tingling foresight about the universe left me completely captivated. Every year, we handpick the best minds in tech, like Beacham, to leave our attendees radiating with inspiration. As we gear up for TNW2020, we think it’s about time to reveal some big names you won’t want to miss. But before we get ahead of ourselves, here’s some essential info about our next flagship event:
Cloudious9 is set to launch its innovative, inexpensive Atomic9 dry-herb vaporizer. I’ve had my mellow hands on a review unit for the last month and I’ve been nothing but impressed. I almost exclusively consume cannabis using a loose-leaf vaporizer. I prefer flower over concentrates or cartridges, but combustion ruins the flavor and (literally) burns through your herb much faster. Unfortunately dry-herb vapes are typically expensive and most of them just copycat each other. The Atomic9 is different. First off, it doesn’t cost as much as most dry-herb vapes. At $59.99 it’s the least expensive loose-leaf vape I’ve used, but it is not cheap.
Google is making its Android Go — a lightweight alternative of its mobile platform design to run smoothly on low-end phones — even faster. In a new blog post, the company says apps on Android 10 Go will now launch about 10 percent faster than they did on the older version. This improvement in speed has also made it possible for Google to include a new form of encryption for Go users without compromising overall performance. How will blockchain impact finance and business?