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Technobyte for 21 March 2016

On Technobyte we review the new Zperia Z5 Premium, we get fit the Fitbit Blaze and we talk about Safe Smart Cities with Huawei

The Sony Xperia Z5 is Sony’s premier smart phone and the same phone used in the latest Bond movie. Sony have built on the previous success of the Z4 by redesigning the Z5 with an even slicker finish and equipping it with the latest super-fast processor. It is one of the most advanced android smartphones in the market at the moment. The 5.2 inch screen features a 4 K screen giving users an amazing display. It also has an embedded fingerprint scanner and a very impressive 23 MP camera and a new sensor that allows to autofocus really quickly. If you are a Sony fan you will fall in love with the Z5, it is one of the best Android phones in the market right now and probably the phone with best camera.

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z5/

The first thing you notice about the Fitbit Blaze is the new design. It stands out and looks almost like an Apple Watch or a smartwatch. It kind of sits in-between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker as you do get your SMS notifications and you can see who is calling you on your watch. What is does really well is track your fitness and your heartrate. It also has a feature called Fitstar that can give your short workouts displayed on the screen. If you are a Fitbit fan the Blaze will impress you as will the 5 day battery life.

https://www.fitbit.com/blaze

If Apple’s most recent hardware events were about going bigger (larger iPhones, a jumbo iPad, and a new Apple TV), Apple’s March 21st event is about going smaller. Apple yesterday officially sent invites to its much-anticipated event to be held at its Cupertino campus with the tagline “Let us loop you in.” The event, which was originally internally scheduled for a week earlier, will focus on Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE, a smaller, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands. The company will likely also reveal the final versions of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, OS X 10.11.4, and an iTunes update.

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/11/apple-march-31st-event-new-hardware/

Smart cities are, as a concept, safer cities. Huawei is utilising this same network of connected devices, or Internet of Things (IOT), to afford governments new tools to improve public services such as crime-fighting, and to keep an eye on what is going on generally. Its safe city solution uses ‘enterprise’ LTE (eLTE) technology, a private version of the 4G (LTE) networks available to consumers, to knit together this IOT with secure wireless broadband connectivity, in tandem with sundry fixed line, fibre and microwave technologies. In Nairobi, Kenya, Huawei has put in place a new communications network that links 1,800 surveillance cameras with 195 police bureaus and 7,600 police officers. The new infrastructure, commissioned by president Uhuru Kenyatta, is of strategic importance in terms of both national and economic security

http://eblog.huawei.com/safe-cities-using-smart-tech-for-public-security


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