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Cool tech products spotted at press conferences and product showcases by noted tech journalist Robert S. Anthony, editor, Stadium Circle Features. Instagram: @paperpcpicks. Follow Robert S. Anthony on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube: @newyorkbob. Shop the Paper PC Picks collection: http://sni.ps/wM4 All except stock photos © Copyright 2020 Robert S. Anthony

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The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go fits in with the era of Zoom and social distancing. Its Intel Core i5 processor is enough for work/school tasks like web browsing, word processing and e-mail and its 12.4-inch, 1,536-by-1,024-pixel touchscreen, 720p video camera, dual microphones and Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 support can handle videoconferencing—but not gaming. The slim, 2.45-lb. unit comes with Windows 10 S (switchable to Windows 10 Pro) and USB-A and USB-C ports. Starts at $550. CLICK THE… New Surface, Surface Laptop, Go Fit, Cool Tech, Microsoft Surface, Video Camera, Windows 10, Gaming, Usb

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go: Ready for Era of Zoom

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go fits in with the era of Zoom and social distancing. Its Intel Core i5 processor is enough for work/school tasks like web browsing, word processing and e-mail and its 12.4-inch, 1,536-by-1,024-pixel touchscreen, 720p video camera, dual microphones and Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 support can handle videoconferencing—but not gaming. The slim, 2.45-lb. unit comes with Windows 10 S (switchable to Windows 10 Pro) and USB-A and USB-C ports. Starts at $550. CLICK THE…

The Apple iPhone 12 mini packs a lot of cyber muscle into a tight package at a rather moderate price—for an iPhone. It has the same powerful A14 Bionic processor, 12MP wide and ultrawide rear cameras and selfie camera, 4K video capability, 5G data compatibility and other key features as the larger iPhone 12. You’ll just have to preview your nifty photos and snazzy videos on a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display instead the 6.1-inch screen on the iPhone 12. Starts at $699; preorders Nov… Iphone Upgrade, Latest Iphone, Nov 6, Buy Iphone, Cool Tech, Low Lights, Facetime, Apple Iphone, Smartphone

Apple iPhone 12 mini: Maxi Power, Moderate Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini packs a lot of cyber muscle into a tight package at a rather moderate price—for an iPhone. It has the same powerful A14 Bionic processor, 12MP wide and ultrawide rear cameras and selfie camera, 4K video capability, 5G data compatibility and other key features as the larger iPhone 12. You’ll just have to preview your nifty photos and snazzy videos on a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display instead the 6.1-inch screen on the iPhone 12. Starts at $699; preorders Nov…

The credit-card-size Lume Cube Panel Mini looks like a generic LED light panel, but is actually a sophisticated, moderately powerful lighting unit for photos and Zoom videos. Brightness of the rechargeable, 60-LED unit adjusts from 1% to 100% and color temperature can be set from 3200K (tungsten lightbulb) to 5600K (daylight). The $60 Panel Mini has two tripod sockets and an LCD readout and comes with a camera shoe adapter and a diffuser. CLICK THE PIC for more. #LumeCube #LitByLume…

Lume Cube Panel Mini

The credit-card-size Lume Cube Panel Mini looks like a generic LED light panel, but is actually a sophisticated, moderately powerful lighting unit for photos and Zoom videos. Brightness of the rechargeable, 60-LED unit adjusts from 1% to 100% and color temperature can be set from 3200K (tungsten lightbulb) to 5600K (daylight). The $60 Panel Mini has two tripod sockets and an LCD readout and comes with a camera shoe adapter and a diffuser. CLICK THE PIC for more. #LumeCube #LitByLume…

The double-jointed Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel laptop lets artists and other creatives adjust its display to a wide range of positions. The 14- or 15.6-inch, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel touchscreen supports the full range of Pantone colors and works with the optional Acer Active Stylus, which supports 4,096 levels of pressure. The ConceptD 3 Ezel starts at $1,500 and comes with a white metal chassis, an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU and up to 16GB of memory. CLICK THE PIC. @Intel @AcerAmerica Double Jointed, Cool Tech, Pantone Color, Acer, The Creator, Laptop, Display, Artists, Electronics

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Laptop

The double-jointed Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel laptop lets artists and other creatives adjust its display to a wide range of positions. The 14- or 15.6-inch, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel touchscreen supports the full range of Pantone colors and works with the optional Acer Active Stylus, which supports 4,096 levels of pressure. The ConceptD 3 Ezel starts at $1,500 and comes with a white metal chassis, an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU and up to 16GB of memory. CLICK THE PIC. @Intel @AcerAmerica

All-new Fire HD 8 Plus, our best tablet, GB, battery + wireless charging, and 3 GB RAM Fire Tablet, Back Camera, Cool Tech, Portable, Quad, The Unit, Technology, Amazon, Tech

Amazon Fire HD 8 & Fire HD 8 Plus

Amazon Fire HD 8 & Fire HD 8 Plus: Amazon’s new Fire tablets have more processor muscle and storage than older units but have the same size and screen resolution. Both have 8-inch, 1,280-by-800 dpi displays, 2GHz quad-core processors, 2MP front/back cameras capable of 720p video, 12-hour batteries and USB-C charging/data ports. The Fire HD 8 (32GB storage $89.99; 64GB $119.99) has 2GB of RAM; the Fire HD 8 Plus (32GB $109.99; 64GB $139.99) adds wireless charging and has 3GB of RAM. CLICK THE…

Introducing Galaxy Z Flip. A whole new kind of foldable phone with the first folding glass screen and advanced hinge that lets you freestop fold. Purple Mirror, Black Mirror, Flexible Display, Low Angle Shot, Galaxy Phone, Samsung Galaxy, Smartphone Features, Display Technologies, Thing 1

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Smartphone Features Seamless Folding Screen

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the company’s second smartphone with a folding screen, promises a shirt-pocket size (and expensive!) leap in mobile display technology. The #Galaxy Z #Flip’s footprint is 2.9 by 3.4 inches folded but opens up to show a seamless 6.7-inch screen that can be used alone or as two stacked, independent displays. The $1,380 unit has the Android 10 OS, a 1.1-inch notification screen on the outside, 10/12 MP front/rear cameras and takes 4K video. On sale 2/14/20. CLICK THE…

Smart Video Calling with Alexa Built-in New York Townhouse, Work Music, Facebook Messenger, Cool Tech, Web Browser, Tv Videos, Cooking Classes, Screens

Facebook’s New Portal, Portal Mini & Portal TV Video Calling Devices

Facebook took over a New York townhouse to show off how the new generation of Facebook Portal video calling devices can connect users to their families, work, music, remote cooking classes and other online services. The 8-inch Portal Mini ($129) and 10-inch Portal ($179) desktop screens and $149 Portal TV camera can call Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp users and offer a web browser and handful of apps. CLICK THE PIC for more info.

We created Anker® to make the smart life simpler; tackling first-world problems like low battery and slow data access to make life better. First World Problems, New Mobile, Cool Tech, Green Rose, Indigo, January, Coral, Colorful, Technology

Anker Adds Color to PowerCore & PowerWave Chargers

Anker Technology’s colorful new mobile device chargers don’t just look good; some also have the tactile feel of fabric. PowerCore power banks and PowerWave wireless chargers now come in colors like indigo, white, green, rose and coral; a selection which lets users select “gear that matches their personal aesthetic,” said Anker CEO Steven Yang at a New York press event. You’ll have to wait until January for some colors, but all can be preordered now. CLICK THE PIC. #AnkerOnBoard…

Surface reveals new holiday lineup and introduces a new category of dual-screen devices built for mobile productivity New Surface, Surface Laptop, Cool Tech, Microsoft Surface, Up And Running, Nifty, Screens, Keyboard, Twin

Microsoft Surface Neo and Surface Duo: Are Dual Screens Worth Waiting For?

Microsoft’s new twin-screened Surface Neo laptop/tablet and pocket-sized Surface Duo have lots in common—including one-year waits before you can buy them. The Surface Neo’s 9-inch displays and Surface Duo’s 5.6-inch screens can be used alone or combined into divided 13- and 8.3-inch touchscreens respectively. The Windows 10X-based Surface Neo works with Surface Pen styli and a nifty flip-over keyboard while the Surface Duo can make calls and runs Android (no, not Windows Mobile)…

Puro Sound Labs PuroGamer Gaming Headset - Safer, Volume Limiting Wired Headphones for Kids and Adults with Dynamic Sound and Noise-Canceling Gaming Mic for PC, Mac, Xbox iPad, Mobile Phone Gaming Headset, Cool Tech, Noise Cancelling, Labs, Clarity, Headphones, Ipad, Audio, Cushions

Ear You Go: PuroGamer Headphones by Puro Sound Labs

The new PuroGamer volume-limited headphones by Puro Sound Labs lets archrivals trash talk with full clarity while protecting their eardrums. The $80 unit limits volume to the 85dB maximum suggested by federal standards, but Puro’s audio technology and the unit’s boom mic, 50mm graphene drivers and noise-isolating ear cushions maintain studio-grade music and voice fidelity at all volumes, said a @purosound representative at the #Pepcom Holiday Spectacular press-only product preview. CLICK the…

Explore the next wave of vacation travel. Princess MedallionClass™ keeps you connected, right from your wrist, for an experience you won't find anywhere else. Princess Cruises, Order Food, Kiosk, Vacation Trips, Geeks, Mobile App, Caribbean, Innovation, Carnival

Carnival Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship Goes High Tech

To unplug or not to unplug? The Caribbean Princess cruise ship gives geeks and Luddites the choice thanks to its new high-tech, but optional MedallionClass services, said John Padgett, Carnival Corp. chief experience and innovation officer. Travelers receive tiny, wearable electronic ID medallions which serve as cabin keys and personal locators. When guests order food or drinks with a mobile app or at a kiosk, the OceanMedallion allows servers to find them if they walk around…

The handsome Marquetry Edition wireless chargers from Native Union do a good job of standing out from their competition by blending in with home and office decor. The upright Dock ($120) has two charging coils, allowing users to charge phones in portrait or landscape orientation, while the single-coil Drop ($70) lies flat. Both are clad in three pieces of black or rose leather and both offer up to 10 watts of Qi-standard charging. CLICK THE PIC for more information. @nativeunion Marquetry, Cool Tech, Or Rose, Office Decor, Competition, Phones, Handsome, Drop

Native Union Marquetry Edition Dock and Drop Wireless Chargers

The handsome Marquetry Edition wireless chargers from Native Union do a good job of standing out from their competition by blending in with home and office decor. The upright Dock ($120) has two charging coils, allowing users to charge phones in portrait or landscape orientation, while the single-coil Drop ($70) lies flat. Both are clad in three pieces of black or rose leather and both offer up to 10 watts of Qi-standard charging. CLICK THE PIC for more information. @nativeunion

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ push the muscle-phone envelope closer to the breaking point with impressive new pro-grade video, photo, 3D capture and augmented reality capabilities. The 6.3-inch Note 10 (from $949 w/LTE or $1,049 w/5G) and 6.8-inch Note10+ ($1,099/$1,299 ) have an updated S-Pen smart stylus which can take photos, control camera settings and float through games with hand gestures. Even Harry Potter’s wand is supported. On sale Aug. 23. #GalaxyNote10 #SamsungEvent… Cool Tech, Camera Settings, Galaxy Note 10, Augmented Reality, Stylus, Wands, Harry Potter, Samsung Galaxy, Notes

Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note 10+

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ push the muscle-phone envelope closer to the breaking point with impressive new pro-grade video, photo, 3D capture and augmented reality capabilities. The 6.3-inch Note 10 (from $949 w/LTE or $1,049 w/5G) and 6.8-inch Note10+ ($1,099/$1,299 ) have an updated S-Pen smart stylus which can take photos, control camera settings and float through games with hand gestures. Even Harry Potter’s wand is supported. On sale Aug. 23. #GalaxyNote10 #SamsungEvent…

SpeakEasy Stereo System by Como Audio Internet Radio, Speaker System, Cool Tech, Turntable, Speakers, Bluetooth, Channel, Audio, Wire

Como Audio SpeakEasy Stereo System with Google Assistant

The Como Audio SpeakEasy Stereo System combines Google Assistant voice tech and Bluetooth with vintage tech: audio wire. The “world's first voice-activated smart speaker system in real two-channel stereo" combines the SpeakEasy voice-controllable Internet radio with the wired SpeakEasy Speaker. Wiring the speakers results in truer stereo and one less wireless device on a network, said CEO Tom DeVesto. The $399 system is now $249 (or $499 with @comoaudio Turntable) on Indiegogo. CLICK THE…

ROKiT Telecommunications pairs life services with high-quality, affordable phones. Cool Tech, Dual Sim, Pretty Good, Documentaries, 3 D, Phones, Smartphone, Android, Product Launch

ROKiT Launches Smartphones with Glasses-Free 3D: IO PRO 3D & IO 3D

Wait... Reasonably priced smartphones with built-in glasses-free 3D? Yes, real 3D. The ROKiT IO PRO 3D ($300) and IO 3D ($200), launched at a Los Angeles press event, come with the growing ROKFLiX 3D movie library plus something unique in affordable smartphones: Low-cost health, legal, roadside assistance and other life services. Oh, and they’re pretty good dual-SIM, unlocked #Android 8.1 phones, too. Sold at Walmart and rokit.com. CLICK THE PIC for more info. #NowYourPhoneCan #3D @walmart

Defy categorization with the foldable Infinity Flex Display, seamless app experience, plus six powerful cameras. All available on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold. New Samsung Galaxy, Cool Tech, Letters And Numbers, Empty, Cameras, Infinity, Competition, Fill, Wallets

Samsung Galaxy Fold: An Expensive Gamble?

Samsung Galaxy Fold: High-priced gamble? Samsung’s folding smartphone/tablet combines two displays, six cameras and two batteries in a unit that will fill pockets and empty wallets. Will prospective buyers know when to hold ‘em (tablet with 7.3-inch “Infinity Flex” display), know when to fold ‘em (4.6-inch skinny cover screen), know when to walk away and (wait for it…) know when to run ($1,980 price)? Time and competition from other smartphone makers will tell. #GalaxyFold @samsungUS…