Lucienne Molnar

Lucienne Molnar is our editor in charge with managing the celebrity and fashion sections of DailyGossip. She currently lives in Seattle and has a lot of experience in the fashion industry, most of it accumulated while working as a part time model for a few popular internet clothing stores.Lucienne is a passionate writer dreaming to create her own fashion line someday.You can get in touch with her at Lucienne.Molnar@dailygossip.org

Sony introduces the new Xperia Z5

Customers have a lot of expectations from the new Sony Xperia Z5. As a flagship device, this smartphone must be filled with interesting specs and high-end hardware.

Well, customers will definitely not be disappointed, because this new device comes with tons of power, a full HD display and an incredible 23-megapixel camera. Moreover, Xperia Z5 also has a waterproof design and other features that will probably nominate it as the phone of the year.

However, on a market where Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge has made a huge earthquake, it will be though for Xperia Z5 to beat the competition.

Furthermore, there are many other contenders on the Android market, like LG, which came up with a curved phone all wrapped in real leather. Putting all these devices side-by-side, it is easy to realize that Sony hasn’t made something unique or something else to refresh its flagship. 

The new Xperia Z5 is more like a revision of Xperia Z3, last year’s model. This means that the new device comes with an identical display, similar design and similar features. Meanwhile, both LG and Samsung have equipped their high-end devices with ultra-high-definition displays. Sony Xperia Z5 doesn’t come with such a display, which is a huge minus.

However, this doesn’t mean that the new Sony Xperia Z5 is not a great phone. Sony’s flagship phone looks great, it comes with a solid lineup of specs and an amazing camera. Therefore, the new Z5 is available at the price of 720 dollars, which is not a good thing, because this is the same price range as Galaxy S6 Edge. Well, this could be a problem, because side-by-side against Samsung’s flagship, Xperia Z5 will probably not have a chance. 

Sony Xperia Z5 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, Google’s most recent version of software. However, the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to be introduced soon. Under the hood, users will find a Qualcomm 810 octa-core chip, accompanied by 3GB of RAM and a 23-megapixel resolution camera. As for battery, this device homes a 2,900mAh battery that will last approximately 10 hours.  

Toshiba has released the new Satellite Radius 12

We know that over the past few years, Toshiba has released cheap, plastic computers, but the new Satellite Radius 12 might different. With this new laptop, users will definitely have everything they want from a device that runs Windows 10. The new Satellite Radius 12 is all encased in a shiny metal frame and it is also light and thin. 

Moreover, this laptop comes with a powerful processor, a lightning-fast solid state drive, tons of memory and a beautiful touchscreen display. To be mentioned that Satellite Radius 12 also comes with elegant hinges that will allow users to bend it over backwards into a tablet configuration. 

Probably, the main attraction on the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 is the ultra-high-definition 4K-resolution. These days, several devices, including TVs, streamers and laptops, are being released with a 4K-resolution. Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 is the newest laptop that has been released with 3,840×2,160-pixels and the colors really pop, because it has been factory calibrated and certified by Technicolor. 

This new laptop is available at the price of 1,299 dollars and the orders are starting on October 18. However, if customers are not willing to pay this amount of money, they can opt for the 999 dollars model, but they won’t receive the 4K version, but they will get the lower-resolution 1080p display. 

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 weighs approximately 2.9 pounds and is 0.6 inches thin, meaning that this device is perfect for travelling. Compared with other devices, the Satellite Radius 12 is nearly as light and thin as Dell’s ace XPS 13 laptop. However, there is a big difference between these laptops, because Dell’s device doesn’t turn into a tablet and doesn’t come with a special face-recognizing camera built into the bezel. This feature will allow users to log in to their laptop without a password and pin. So, the new Satellite Radius 12 has this new feature and it looks like the company is trying to follow all the new trends, including a new USB Type-C port. 

Thus, the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 will definitely be a huge attraction on the laptop market. 

Amazon has released the new Fire HD 10

The new Amazon Fire HD 10 is the cheapest way for users to get Amazon Prime perks on a tablet. Those who are Amazon Prime members will have easy access to a high number of digital contents that come with their subscription at a few swipes away. Moreover, they can download the content onto their internal storage or microSD card. 

To be added that besides streaming Prime movies and TV shows, there are free apps, games and in-app purchases, which can be downloaded from Amazon Underground. The new Amazon Fire HD 10 is available at the price of 230 dollars and it is considered to be the biggest Amazon tablet available.

Amazon Fire HD 10 is the super-size version of the Fire HD 8, but bigger doesn’t always mean better. These two tablets are sharing the same screen resolution, but putting them side-by-side, the 8-inch model looks fine, while at the 10-inch the picture looks a little stretched out. 

To be mentioned that the smaller version of Fire HD is available at the price of 150 dollars, but if customers are not willing to pay this price, they can also opt for the 7-inch Fire tablet that costs 50 dollars. However, the new Amazon Fire HD 10 is probably the best deal that customers could get for a tablet at its size. 

Unfortunately, users will not be able to download apps from the Google Play Store, but they will have access to Amazon’s app store. Even if it cannot be compared to Google’s app store, Amazon’s store is filled with good apps and even games. As for design, the 10-inch model looks the same as the Fire HD 8, but it comes only in black or white. On the right edge, users will find the Micro-USB port, power button, headphone jack and volume rocker. 

This tablet runs Amazon’s latest Android-based operating system, called Fire OS 5 Bellini. The new interface was updated and it features a fresh design, which is easy to navigate and homes some new features. The new Amazon Fire HD 10 packs a MediaTek ARM Cortex A15 quad-core CPU, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. 

The new Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The new Linksys WRT1900ACS is an upgrade to the previous WRT1900AC, which was released more than a year ago. The new router comes with some interesting updates and it is equipped with significantly more powerful hardware compared with the previous model. 

Moreover, Linksys WRT1900ACS doesn’t have an internal fan anymore, allowing it to run more silently. Compared with its predecessor, this router is significantly faster, both as a network storage server and as a Wi-Fi router. 

The new Linksys WRT1900ACS is available at the price of 230 dollars, but the investment will totally be worth it, especially for those with fast internet connections who are trying to reach their provider’s top quoted speeds. However, for those who are having a low internet, or they already have a good router, like Netgear R7000 or Asus RT-AC68U, it’s unlikely that this new router will make a big difference in terms of performance. 

As it was earlier mentioned, the new Asus RT-AC68U homes a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 512 of DDR3 system memory. This means that this router is homing one of the most powerful hardware on the market. It is a big difference, compared with the previous model that runs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 256MB of DDR3 system memory. 

As for design, the new router looks similar with the older WRT1900AC. They share the same dimensions and retro design, featuring the classic blue-and-black look of the earlier WRT series. Although, the new router comes with a big difference in design compared with the previous model, it doesn’t come with an internal fan anymore. Those who are owning the older WRT1900AC know that fans make noise and they are also the parts that tend to break faster. So, the company has decided to remove this piece, thus, users will have one less thing to worry about.

The new Linksys WRT1900ACS remains a three-stream 802.11ac router. This means that this router features a top speed of up to 1,300 megabits per second on the 5GHz frequency band, or up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. To be added that on its back, this router features four gigabit LAN ports and one gigabit WAN port. Moreover, it also homes one USB 3.0 port and another port that can work as either eSATA connection or a USB 2.0. 

Microsoft will launch the new Lumia 950 in November

Microsoft has announced that it will launch the new Lumia 950 earlier in November. With this new release, Microsoft will also launch a new feature that will probably be adopted by many other brands.

This is a new way to unlock the phone, meaning that instead of using their fingerprints, users will just look at the device. 

With the release of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft will also bring their new Windows 10 on this market. Besides the biometric Iris-scanning, the new Microsoft phone will also come with some new interesting features.

For starters, the new phone will come with a big and sharp display, a cutting-edge USB Type-C charging port, faster processor, microSD card slot for extra storage and a removable battery. 

Moreover, the new Microsoft Lumia 950 will home a 20-megapixel camera and the ability to use apps that are originally made for tablets or laptops. This means that users will have the opportunity to continue their work on the smartphone right after they left off the laptop or tablet. 

Even if Microsoft has filled the market with midrange Lumia phones, the company has also decided to launch a high-end flagship phone. It has been more than a year since it did that. Even if iOS and Android phones are dominating the market, the friendly and simple Windows phone has a lot to prove to their customers to gain some respect and attraction. 

To be mentioned that Lumia 950 and 950 XL are mostly sharing the same specs, even if the XL version comes with a larger screen and battery. Despite the fact the most of the flagship phones are made of aluminum materials, Lumia 950 is made of plastic. This means that it doesn’t feel or look like a premium phone, but it feels pretty comfortable in hand. 

This phone comes with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, 2,560×1,440-pixel resolution, six-core Snapdragon 808 processor and 32GB of internal storage, which can go up to 200GB via microSD. Moreover, it has a 20-megapixel PureView camera, 5-megapixel shooter and 4K video capture. In the end, Lumia 950 homes a 3,000mAh removable battery. This phone will be released in November and its starting price will be 549 dollars.

Interesting things about the new Huawei Watch

The new Huawei Watch is probably the best-looking smartwatch on the market. Probably, Huawei is not the first brand that comes to mind when customers are looking for something luxurious to wear, but here it is. The giant Chinese manufacturer is well-known for its line of affordable and goo Android smartphones. 

This new wearable is available at the price of 350 dollars and it is called simply: Huawei Watch. This watch is very simple, but beautiful and also manages to offer some extra features for its users. To be added that Huawei Watch comes with the highest resolution display that any Android watch has on the market.

For starters, Huawei Watch comes with a sapphire crystal display, meaning that it will be more difficult for users to break or scratch. Moreover, the display is always-on by default, which is a great thing to hear, because many smartwatches require a screen tap or push a button to light up the screen. To be added that this wearable also has some faults, especially when it comes to functionality. Compared with other smartwatches, Huawei Watch is messy and confusing due to its underlying Android Wear operating system. Another lack is the continuous heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking.

As for design, Huawei Watch is a good-looking device that will probably attract lots of customers. This wearable looks more like a traditional watch, which is good thing because it can be worn at different occasions.  Without a doubt, the new Huawei Watch looks like a premium product and feels like one. 

To be mentioned that this watch is built with cold-forged stainless steel, it is not heavy and feels very comfortable on the wrist. As it was earlier mentioned, its display is protected by sapphire crystal it is a 1.4-inch AMOLED display complete circle. Probably, its design can be compared with Moto 360, but to be added that Huawei Watch lacks an ambient light sensor.

Under the hood this watch hides a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of space to store apps and music. 

The new Sonos Play:5

Sonos is one of the most remarkable brands when it comes to wireless speakers. Moreover, this company has released a significant number of models in its multiroom audio lineup.

However, its flagship tabletop speaker remains the Play:5, despite the fact that it hasn’t changed in 6 years. 

Well, it seems that the time has come and Sonos has decided to update its flagship tabletop speaker. The new Play:5 is a sleeker, bigger and significantly better-sounding speaker and it is available at the price of 500 dollars.

That means that the new speaker costs approximately 100 dollars more compared with the previous model. However, after testing the new Play:5 users will not be disappointed and they will not want their extra 100 dollars back.

The new Sonos Play:5 is available in two simple colors: black and white. Moreover, this speaker can be placed either vertically or horizontally, but probably standing vertically will look much better.

To be added that Play:5 works like a single speaker and it has a better clarity and wider soundstage compared with its predecessor. 

If customers will have the possibility to buy two of these speakers, they can create an incredible stereo pair. To be added that this speaker is approximately 25 percent bigger compared with the older version and it delivers more bass. Play:5 houses 6 drivers, including 3 tweeters and 3 mid-woofers, meaning that users will not have to add a separate Sonos Sub for more bass. 

To be mentioned that everything is set up and controlled through a free Android or iOS app, which acts as a remote. Users can control everything through a single app and stream music using services such as Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, Groove and Tidal. 

However, users can also play music from their own collection stored on a networked drive or computer. An interesting fact is that this new speaker has new touch controls that will allow users to play, pause, change the track and adjust volume. However, it is great that the smart sensors built in the speaker are very responsive to all orientations. 

HP has released its new Pavilion x2

We must say that HP was probably the first PC maker company that embraced the idea of a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop. The original x2 model has appeared right after Microsoft released Windows 8. However, that model was not a top one, having a clunky plastic switch and the performance delivered by its Intel Atom processor was not very satisfying. 

Moreover, at the moment Windows 8 was not ready for primetime. Now, HP has released another hybrid, called Pavilion x2, which is coming with some improvements and a beautiful design. Moreover, the low-power Intel chips are more powerful and faster and they are also offering a better battery life. 

However, the most important piece on this device is the new Windows 10, which is an incredibly usable mix of desktop and tablet interface. The new HP Pavilion x2 comes with a new design, a new magnetic hinge and also a new audio partnership. 

The new device is available at the starting price of 299 dollars. The new 10-inch Windows 10 hybrid comes with the same low-resolution screen, the same type of low-power processor and the same solid-state storage, just like many other budget hybrids and laptops on the market. However, the new HP Pavilion x2 is probably one step forward, due to its beautiful design, its high-end look and the large side-mounted speaker grilles. 

Moreover, the keyboard found on this hybrid is very usable and it comes with a magnetic hinge that helps users easily pull the screen off. An interesting fact about this device is that it follows Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and comes with USB-C connection. Sadly, HP lost the rights to use Beats audio branding on their devices, after Apple bought the Beats brand. However, HP is now working with a new audio partner, which is called Bang & Olufsen. 

The 10-inch display comes with a resolution of 1,280×800, which is a little bit low compared to other devices, but it is fine for reading or surfing the WEB. As for battery life, HP claims that their hybrid can go to approximately 8 hours of casual use. Moreover, the tablet includes a Micro-HDMI port, a full-size USB 2.0 port, a microSD card slot and an audio jack. Under the hood, there is hiding Intel’s latest Atom chip, accompanied by 2GB or RAM.

Make a delicious espresso with DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso

Who said that you need a big amount of money to make a delicious espresso? The new DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso comes at the price of 100 dollars and has the ability to prepare a satisfying espresso, cappuccino or latte.

All these delicious drinks can be prepared at home. It is true, this machine cannot compete with the high-end espresso makers, but it makes a decent job at an affordable price. 

However, at the price of 100 dollars the new DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso also has some flaws. For example, it has a weak vibrator pump, erratic water temperature control and a single boiler that will make it tricky to have consistent results. In the end, for those who don’t have big expectations for an espresso, this new machine is a very affordable and decent option. 

As for design, DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso can be compared in size with other small pod-style coffee makers, because it measures 10.5 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 8.24 inches deep. As for its weight, it isn’t very heavy, weighting 7 pounds, meaning that it can be carried without any trouble around the house or be moved outside. 

One of the most convenient features is the removable tank. This tank can hold approximately 34 ounces of liquid and can be easily pulled out or dropped into the espresso machine due to its built-in handle. To be added that this tank has flat bottom, meaning that it can be put on tables for quick fills. 

As many other espresso machines, DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso comes with a portafilter device to both load and brew its coffee grounds. This portafilter was built to withstand the high temperatures and pressure of espresso brewing. Moreover, the espresso machine also contains two metal filters, one for creating double shot coffeesand one to handle single shots. 

As for performance, this espresso machine delivers the same quality of espresso as other brands that cost two or even four times as much. This means that the new DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso is a good investment especially for espresso fans.

Sphero BB-8 is for Star Wars Fans

It is September and Star Wars fans received two great news until now. The first one is the trailer that was released last November with the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and now the unveil of the BB-8, one little astromech droid. To be added that during the trailer there was spotted one cute and little spherical robot wondering along the desert landscape.

Well, that little robot was designed by LucasFilm, but a Colorado-based toy Robot Company called Sphero, has designed one in life-size model. Coincidence or not, this was the perfect timing for a release.

To be mentioned that Sphero has launched in 2011 an eponymous robot that could have been remote-controlled via a smartphone app. However, in present they have launched another robot, named BB-8. This spherical robot is accompanied by an app that allows users to drive it around and send it on several tiny adventures.

The new BB-8 is available at the price of 150 dollars and it will be without a doubt a huge success among Star Wars fans, especially because will appear in the next movie. 

As for design, the new BB-8 is actually a plastic toy and it is not like the droid seen in the film, massively scuffed. However, if owners will play enough with it, it probably ends looking like that. Moreover, there is a significant heft while picking it up, due to the components inside. A gyroscope, wheels and weights keep the internal oriented and positioned in the same direction as the users drive the robot around.

Moreover, the internals also include a magnet located at the top of the ball, with matching magnets inside the robot’s head, accompanied by little wheels underneath. This means that when BB-8 rolls around, the magnets manage to hold the head in place and the wheels have the function to allow it to roll over the robot’s body.

As it was mentioned before, BB-8 is accompanied by an app, available on Android and iOS. This app has three functions and a digital joystick for controlling the robot. Moreover, the app also has a built-in voice control, meaning that BB-8 can respond to user’s voice commands. 


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