Ever since Pokémon Go was released, the popularity of external batteries has risen. Joby's answer to this is the PowerBand portable charger for smartphone batteries. This is a slim, and lightweight external battery that attaches to your phone using a stretchable silicone band. It includes a built-in charging cable -- either MFi Certified Lightning for Apple devices or micro USB for Android. The Joby PowerBand has 3500 mAh of power, which is enough to charge most phones once or twice.
Pokémon Go is the latest craze to take over the mobile gaming world. It uses Augmented Reality to discover over a hundred species of Pokémon in the real world. Once you've encountered a Pokémon, you'll need to take aim with your smartphone and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. When you catch Pokémon, you'll earn more points and level up. As you raise your level, you'll gain the ability to catch more powerful Pokémon and have access to more powerful items.
OnePlus 3 is an Android phone with a metal unibody that was carved from a single slab of aluminum, which allows for an ultra-thin, 7.3mm design and it has a 5.5" Optic AMOLED display. It has more options to control alerts too, with a slider to toggle between three settings: all notifications, priority notifications, or silent.
The System 76 Oryx Pro is a thin, aluminum alloy laptop that ships with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 14.04.4 LTS Linux preinstalled. It has a durable and lightweight construction with a matte-black brushed finish, and a soft-texture finish keyboard with slightly concave keys for comfortable typing.
Oryx Pro is available in either 15" or 17" screen sizes, and has a 1080p matte display. There's also an option for an IPS display with bright colors, exceptional contrast, and an extra-wide viewing angle.
The new HP Spectre is a very thin laptop made of durable alumnium and carbon fiber. It has a 13 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass, weighs 2.45 pounds, and is just 10.4mm thick. It utilizes a piston hinge design that takes cues from high-end furniture, and the hinge folds flush. It also has a backlit keyboard and glass trackpad.
The HTC 10 is the latest flagship smartphone from HTC. It has a metal unibody with a new chamfered contour and a dual-textured finish. It has a 5.2 inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 564 pixels per inch.
Microsoft Flow lets you create automated workflows between apps and services to get notifications, sync files, collect data, and perform tasks. You could create a to-do item in Wunderlist for important emails, get text notifications for certain emails, get Slack notifications when a new file is uploaded to a Dropbox folder, and more. There are plenty of templates to choose from, and you can find them filtered by category.
Ubuntu is a Linux operating system that's made for personal computers. It comes with essential applications like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps, and there are thousands more apps available in the Ubuntu Software Centre. This is open source, which means it is free to download. It's also very secure with built-in firewall and virus protection software.
The latest release, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support), now provides five years of gauranteed free security and maintenance updates.
On The New Screensavers, Leo Laporte built an Ultimate Virtual Reality Gaming Machine with the help of PC experts Ryan Shrout, Allyn Malventano, and Fr. Robert Ballecer. This PC is equipped to run the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and the current selection of virtual reality games. Here's the component list for the UVRGM:
The Intel Compute Stick is a small device that can turn any HDMI capable TV or display into a PC. It comes with either an Intel Atom or Core M processor, and has up to 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of on-board storage.
The Intel Compute Stick is ready to be used out of the box, with either Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Linux preinstalled.