12" MacBook Air, Sony Walkman (TechRap)
MANILA, Philippines – This week on TechRap! Is Apple working on a 12-inch Mac Book Air? Sony brings back the Walkman. And, more news and updates from CES 2015.
12" MACBOOK AIR
Insider information reveals Apple’s next Macbook is a 12-inch Air - one thin enough that Apple employees call it “Macbook Stealth”.
A report from 9-to-5 Mac shows artist's renditions of the prototype for the next Macbook Air, based on sources within the company who use prototypes of the unit.
There’s no word on specs, but the aesthetics feature a lot of changes.
While the display is an inch larger than the current 11-inch model, the size is almost the same thanks to adjustments in the bezels around the screen.
The keyboard was revamped, adjusting to the narrower dimensions of the monitor.
The keys now sit edge-to-edge of the body and sit closer together than the standard Mac arrangement.
The trackpad is also slightly modified and larger. The speakers are placed above the keys, and acts as ventilation spaces.
The new Macbook has dual-microphones - for input and noise-cancellation.
The headphone jack is on the right side and, on the left, a single USB Type-C connection.
Sony reveals on CES 2015 the modern version of its vintage devices - the Walkman.
Officially named the Sony Walkman ZX2, the first thing that jumps out is its price - a pocket burning $1200.
But that’s because Sony made sure to make it a premium audio device.
Yes, it’s powered by Android but this device is not meant to be an all-around gadget.
The new Walkman supports DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more
It also supports Bluetooth for wireless streaming and NFC for one-touch connection to speakers and headphones.
MORE FROM CES 2015
Speaking of Sony, the company introduced its answer to Google Glass… the SmartEyeGlass.
At first glance, Sony’s looks more stylish than Google’s.
Tech site the Verge had a hands on - or eye on - experience with the gadget and says it was easy to use and closing one eye did not have a jarring effect... while the visuals had no weird overlaps.
Samsung shows off a new storage device - one with 1 terabyte capacity and is just the size of a card.
HP unveils a pair of new miniature desktop PCs under its Stream and Pavilion lineup.
The Stream Mini runs on an Intel Celeron 2957U processor, has 2GB of RAM, and carries a 32-gigabyte solid-state drive.
The PavilionMini uses an Intel Pentium 3558U processor, comes with 4GB of RAM, and takes has a 500GB hard disk drive instead of an SSD.
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