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Hisense says try before you buy – virtually, well with AR anyway

Hisense Home AR, available now for AR compatible Android and iOS makes it easier to choose and purchase a product from Hisense’s 2019 range of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances. They can virtually try before they buy, ensuring a product stylistically suits and fits a space before purchasing. 
The app is a partnership with Hisense’s Australia’s local R & D team and an Australian app developer. Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing at Hisense Australia, said: “We are always looking for ways to add value for our customers, providing them with the tools they need to find the right product for them. The Hisense Home AR app not only gives customers everything they need to accurately measure how Hisense products will fit in their space, but also allows them to see what the product will look like with ultra-realistic detail, minimising the barrier to purchase.” 

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UMIDIGI (strange name) releases Ubeats (no relation to Beats by Dr Dre, nor priced like them)

Ever since we reviewed the UMIDIGI F1 big battery smartphone (no relation to the Formula 1) UMIDIGI have been keeping us appraised of product information on other UMIDIGI products.

BTW – UMIDIGI is short for You, Me, Digital so now we all get it.

UMIDIGI Ubeats has a 12-hour, 140mAh battery and Qualcomm QCC3003 BT 5.0 chipset that, over BT 4.2 has four times the range, two times the speed, and eight times the broadcasting message capacity. That is impressive for a US$33 product (and there will invariably be promotional pricing as well). UMI Who – not such a strange name after all. 

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UMIDIGI is giving away some Ubeasts – see here.

Google Chromebooks new range

Google first launched Chromebooks in 2010 as essentially a Chrome browser-based laptop. They have made inroads in education and since then added more offline capabilities and the ability to run selected Android apps, Chromecast and Google Assistant.

The prime attraction is that cloud computing is simpler, and more secure while eliminating everyday hassles like waiting for your computer to boot up and having to constantly update and patch it.

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They are not for everyone – they don’t run Microsoft Windows or programs but with the right use case are a great alternative.

Chromebook partners are Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo. You can purchase Chromebooks via Amazon, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi and our new Chromebooks website.