Tech update: Back to the future

For the most part, we aim to spend less and save more here at Dollar Bits. That said, all of us are tethered to technology. As such, we periodically provide updates on new technology on the market.

Samsung takes a swipe at Apple iPads with a Windows tablet that comes with keyboard and stylus

Samsung has launched a tablet with a keyboard that runs Windows, and an Android flagship tablet on Sunday, as it steps up its challenge against Apple’s iPads, hoping to keep users hooked on its brand following the Note 7 disaster. (CNBC)

Nokia goes back to the future with 49 euro feature phone

Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it’s running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot. (The Verge)

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There are other Nokia phones as well:

The Nokia 3 is a five-inch device priced at €139, which sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a quad-core processor and a front and rear eight-megapixel cameras.

The Nokia 5 meanwhile comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, a 5.2-inch IPS HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13-megapixel front facing camera and an eight-megapixel rear equivalent, and a €189 price tag.

There will be two versions of the 5.5-inch full HD Nokia 6. The standard issue version comes with dual speakers and Dolby Atmos tech, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the Arte Black has a bump in storage and RAM at 64GB and 4GB respectively, and an extra €70 on the cost. (ZDNet)

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Incredible! Here’s How Many Internet Gadgets the Average Home Has

Laptops and PCs, while still prevalent in North American households, now account for less than 25% of total internet traffic. Toss in smart personal home assistants such as Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa and similar solutions and the average home in North American has over seven “active devices in use each day.” A mind-boggling 6% of homes use more than 15 connected devices on a daily basis.

Nest Cam Indoor security camera

  • 24/7 live video: 130° wide-angle view and all-glass lens let you look after home in 1080p HD, day and night.
  • Alerts and snapshots: When Nest Cam detects activity, it can send a phone alert or email with a photo of the event.
  • Quick, easy setup: Plug in Nest Cam and download the Nest app to get started. No hub needed.
  • Talk & Listen: Nest Cam has a built-in speaker and microphone, and lets you talk and listen through the app. Speak up to get someone’s attention, or tell the dog to get off the couch.
  • Night vision done right: See the whole room at night — not just a limited spotlight view.
  • Comes with a free Nest Aware trial: Get intelligent alerts and continuous cloud recording. Create Activity Zones for more precise alerts. Make and share custom clips or timelapses. And more.

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