With a swipe of the shoe’s tongue module, a user can adjust the tightness of the fit. Inside the module is a micromotor, which pulls the laces that run through the shoe. Tightness can also be adjusted from the smartphone app or wearable app.
These shoes come as a successor to Puma’s 2016 smartphone-connected self-lacing shows. They can be charged via Qi wireless chargers and last for up to five days. Unfortunately, the opportunity for step-tracking was missed, so the shoes don’t log steps or measure calories.
HP goes large with 15-inch Chromebook
HP announced its biggest Chromebook yet with a 15-inch screen and a Num pad. These laptops, which run Google’s Chrome OS, are most likely for the number cruncher who uses web apps.
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The HP Chromebook 15 has a 15 inch touchscreen display, and joins other Chromebook manufacturers that have also recently released 15 inch notebooks.
HP has confirmed the price of the Chromebook 15 to be $449 for the base model. Intel’s Pentium Gold 4417U processor will power the computer, with 4GB of DDR5 RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has Bang & Olufsen speakers, an HD webcam, and a backlit keyboard.
It doesn’t skimp on ports: it features a microSD card slot, 2 USB 3.1 ports, and one USB 3.1 port. HP claims the laptop can run for up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge.
It weighs a mere 1.8kg, while dimensions on thickness have yet to be published. The laptop is confirmed to launch in the US, but HP has yet to confirm if it’s going to release this device in other markets.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 – 85″ panel for workspaces
Microsoft has unveiled an 85-inch model of its Surface Hub 2 interactive wall display, much larger than the original model. The product is aimed at businesses that want a smarter collaborative board.
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Microsoft’s Chief of Surface, Panos Panay, introduced the new 85-inch model at Microsoft’s Surface Event in New York this week, and briefly showed it between two of the Surface 2S 50-inch panels.
The panel is likely to include features of the 2S, including a removable cartridge that will be upgraded next year. This will allow businesses to upgrade their computers with a new CPU, RAM, and GPU, and won’t have to replace the expensive display panel.
Pricing and regional availability has not yet been announced, but the company says it’ll be available in 2020.