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When BMW launched its next generation 7-Series earlier this year, it packed in an incredible amount of technology including Gesture Control. Gesture control uses a 3D sensor to track your finger movements, allowing you to adjust infotainment functions and even accept or reject incoming calls. Not one to rest on its laurels, BMW is bringing a more advanced version of this “touchless” interface to CES 2016 in Las Vegas next month. The new tech, called AirTouch, allows you to control navigation, infotainment, and communications features using your whole hand. According to BMW, AirTouch “allows the display in a vehicle to be operated like a touchscreen without actually having to make contact with... Read more...
When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the current generation S-Class two years ago, it positively blew the BMW 7-Series away with regards to luxury content overall refinement. But BMW need not worry, it knew that it had a next generation 7-Series waiting in the wings and today, the company lifted the veil on its sixth generation flagship sedan and it’s quite a technical marvel. We’ve already talked about a few of the 7-Series’ technological advances, including its optional Display Key. This wireless key fob includes a color touch screen which allows you to take charge of quite a few in-vehicle functions. There’s also Gesture Control, which allows you to perform a number of commands from the driver’s seat... Read more...
Sometimes it’s the little things that make your life easier, and that’s what Gigabyte has been aiming for with its On/Off Charge technology. Simply put, On/Off Charge is a utility on Gigabyte motherboards that enables fast charging of iOS devices, even when the system is sleeping or even turned off. With the new third-generation iPad already flooding the brains of early buyers with dopamine, Gigabyte wants you to know that On/Off Charge supports the new device and can charge one up to 40% faster than a standard USB port. On/Off Charge also supports all previous iOS devices, and it’s available on most Gigabyte boards released in the last couple of years, including the company’s... Read more...
ASUS, ever the gracious hosts, had us out to Dallas, TX recently to show us the company’s upcoming motherboard series and let us play with some test systems to see if we could break them. (Full disclosure: We did. But we fixed them, we think.) There is much we learned there that we can’t yet discuss (suffice it to say you’ll want to stay tuned for more on Intel's 3rd generation Core series processors and 7-series chipset), but we can tell you all about the new line of ASUS motherboards based on Intel’s Z77 series chipset.... Read more...
ASUS, ever the gracious hosts, had us out to Dallas, TX recently to show us the company’s upcoming motherboard series and let us play with some test systems to see if we could break them. (Full disclosure: We did. But we fixed them, we think.) There is much we learned there that we can’t yet discuss (suffice it to say you’ll want to stay tuned for more on Intel's 3rd generation Core series processors and 7-series chipset), but we can tell you all about the new line of ASUS motherboards based on Intel’s Z77 series chipset. ASUS’ strategy of late has been simple but effective: start with something that is rock stable and just works, then build on it, and allow for... Read more...
If you’re wondering what treats are in store for the next round of Gigabyte motherboards, look no further. The company unveiled a host of new motherboard technologies that will debut on its 7-series motherboards. Gigabyte now boasts of a 3D Power engine that affords users digital control over and monitoring of power to all the main areas of the board, including the CPU socket. Speaking of “3D”, Gigabyte’s 3D BIOS--a long-overdue and impressive-looking overhaul to the company’s old BIOS--is on display, as well. GA-Z77X-UD3H Most of the 7-series boards will also feature onboard mSATA connectors to, along with Gigabyte’s EZ Smart Response technology, better facilitate... Read more...