ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router
While camera manufacturers duke out over sensor sizes and megapixels counts, router manufacturers are trying to outdo each other with more external antennas. And the router that is currently sitting on the throne of antennas is the new RT-AC5300 tri-band router from ASUS. It has eight antennas! Now let that fact soak that in for a while. Eight antennas aside, it also has a body that looks more like a spaceship. Taken as a whole, the new RT-AC5300 router does look like some piece of weird alien technology.
However, what the RT-AC5300 router really is a tri-band router that supports a maximum combined data transfer rate of 5,300Mbps. How is this number derived? Thanks to Broadcom’ss new NitroQAM technology, total throughput on the single 2.4GHz band is now 1,000Mbps, whereas each 5GHz band can support up to 2,167Mbps. Add it al all up and you get 5,334Mbps.bps. Star Wars fans, here’s something to tide you over till the December release of The Force Awakens. First spotted in Disney’s first trailer for Episode VII, BB-8 is a rotund, rolling droid that resembles that other fan-favorite droid with a domeshaped head – R2-D2. The Sphero BB-8 is a miniaturized version of the adorable ball-shaped droid, and it’s more than just a prop. At its core is the Sphero robot ball, a self-balancing ball driven by an internal gyroscope. Without going into the details, the head interfaces with the body with the help of magnets, and it’s designed such that the droid always knows which way is forward. The droid can even recognize and respond to your voice, and you can control it remotely via a smartphone app or even program a route for it! It’s also capable of autonomous behavior, so you can explore the universe together with a ball-shaped buddy.