• DJI Osmo 4K handheld camera in India for Rs 69,990

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    In India, Osmo is priced at Rs 69,990 and will be available through retailers in 10 key cities
    The drone camera might soon become passe. For, DJI, the world leader in creative imaging technologies including drones, is bringing in the DJI Osmo hand-held camera.  Hand-held cameras are not new, but DJI’s uses its unique three-axis gimbal stabilisation technology to eliminate all shake and create cinematic shots in an easy-to-use, easy-to-set up form factor.
    In India, Osmo is priced at Rs 69,990 and will be available through retailers in 10 key cities including the five metros and also via direct shipping from authorised distributor, SSTPL.

    The Osmo has a modular format that makes it fully compatible with DJI’s Zenmuse camera series, but comes standard with a 4K, 12-megapixel camera with a 1/2.3” sensor and a 94° field-of-view l…

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  • How virtual reality is making its way into tourism industry

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    Virtual reality offers immersive, 3-D experiences via videos and images with 360-degree perspectives, using a 0 headset from Samsung or a virtually free cardboard contraption designed by Google.
    You can parasail and paddle-board using virtual reality content produced by Florida’s Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Tourism Board. You can land a jet on Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia, then go swimming with tropical fish in the Great Barrier Reef. You can watch the opening song “Circle of Life,” recorded at a live Broadway performance of “The Lion King,” and peer around the theater at everything from the aisles and audience, to the performers and props, to the conductor and backstage. And even if you can’t afford Dubai’s luxury Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, you can take a 3-D online tour of a royal suite, lobby, helipad, bar, s…

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  • Researchers in China showcase a mind-controlled car

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    The driver needs to wear brain signal-reading equipment following which one can control the car. (Source: Reuters)
    Researchers in China have unveiled a car that can be controlled simply by the mind, according to a Reuters report. A research team from Nankai University in Tianjin helped developed the car, which is the first of its kind.
    The car works by capturing EEG (electroencephalogram) signals from the driver’s brain. It comes with 16 sensors to covert these signals into commands to drive the car. According to Reuters, the driver needs to wear brain signal-reading equipment following which one can control the car to go forward, backwards, come to a stop, lock and unlock vehicles without actually moving their hands or feet.
    It took two years for the researchers to develop the driverless car and was built with an initial i…

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  • Teewe Theatre brings torrent streaming to the big screen

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    Teewe Theatre makes it easier to stream torrents directly to the big screen
    Teewe has new update to its Theatre app which allows users to stream torrents directly to the big screen. The new app is completely redesigned with ability to simply drag, drop and play videos.
    The new update brings these new features:
    1. Stream Torrents Directly: With Teewe Theatre, users can stream torrents to the big screen without the need to download entire files.
    2. Organised Media Library: Teewe Theatre also organises media library with cast and rating info
    3. Automatic Subtitle Fetch: This feature allows users to find right subtitle file for any movie or show instantly
    4. Keyboard shortcuts: Teewe has also added an ability to find and play choice content with boosted and keyboard shortcuts.
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  • On Flickr, Apple dominates as top camera brand for 2015

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    Apple is the most dominant brand on Flickr for 2015, beating even Canon. (Source: Reuters)
    On Flickr, Apple’s iPhones dominated as the favourite camera brand for 2015, beating even DSLR brands like Canon and Nikon.
    According to Flickr’s year in review post, Apple beat out rival Samsung in the year 2015 and by the end of the year, the Cupertino-tech giant had a share of nearly one third of the photos uploaded on Flickr.
    The post notes that “Canon’s share fell significantly and Nikon continued its slow decline”, although Sony and Fujifilm managed to stay steady in 2015.
    Watch video of iPhone 6s Plus review 

    Flickr’s data shows that in 2015, “18% of Flickr photographers used Apple and Canon together, followed by Nikon at 15%.” The data from Flickr shows that photography enthusiasts are now going for a mix of a cameraphone and DSLR on th…

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  • Creative Woof 3 bluetooth speaker launched in India at Rs 3,999; will be Snapdeal exclusive

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    Creative Woof 3 are bluetooth speakers that come with 45mm audio drivers (Source: Creative)
    Creative Technology has announced the availability of Creative Woof 3, a micro-size bluetooth portable speaker in India. The bluetooth speaker is priced at Rs 3,999 and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal.
    The Creative Woof 3 looks like an inverted bell and directs clear audio upwards. The speaker is encased in metal alloy housing and has 45mm driver and additional bass radiator for enhanced audio performance.
    The Creative Woof 3 supports microSD card to playback songs stored in MP3 or WMA formats making it a built-in MP3 player. It also supports playback of lossless high quality WAV or FLAC formats.
    The Creative Woof 3 can be connected to PC via USB and its integrated 3.5mm auxiliary input can be used to connect other devices. Th…

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  • Blueair unveils Pro XL air purifier at Rs 1,50,000

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    Blueair Pro XL comes with HEPASilentTM technology, which can purify the air without making any noise.
    Blueair has announced the launch of Blueair Pro XL air purifier at Rs 1,50,000. The Blueair Pro is an addition to company’s Pro series – Pro L and Pro M- priced at Rs 1,10,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively. The models are designed for different room sizes.
    Blueair’s flagship Pro XL can purify a room as large as 1180 square feet of impurities such as PM2.5 dust particles, chemicals and viruses every 12 minutes. The company says that the device cleared smoke at 800 cubic feet per minute (cfm), dust at 950 cfm and pollen at 900 cfm during testing.
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    “As outdoor air pollution hits outrageously high levels in cities across the world, research confirms Blueair’s contribution to…

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  • Portronics’ personal fitness tracker YOGG unveiled at Rs 2,999

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    YOGG comes with features to track users daily activity and exercise levels, monitor sleep patterns, give instant feedback.
    Portronics has announced the launch of YOGG, a smart wristband that can track personal fitness for Rs 2,999. The band comes in black colour with a 0.9-inch OLED display. The device works as a watch as well as called ID for smartphones and can be paired with a mobile app.
    YOGG comes with features to track users daily activity and exercise levels, monitor sleep patterns, give instant feedback. It also provides alerts, giving information about how close a user is to its targets and how can one improve habits for a healthier lifestyle.
    The device can be configured to act as beeper for calls and other social networking messages. It also has an in-built anti-theft/lost feature that raises an alarm beep if the confi…

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  • Govt says BSNL will help Google’s Project Loon take flight in India

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    Google’s Project Loon aims at launching balloons in the airspace, which will act as mobile BTS’s to offer affordable internet access to rural areas.
    The government has in-principle agreed to partner with Google’s Project Loon on a pilot basis and state run BSNL has been assigned to partner it, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday after a meeting with Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai.
    “In-principle we agree for a pilot project for Project Loon. We are quite open on the project and BSNL will partner with Google for it,” Prasad said. The minister said that his ministry will consult the ministry of civil aviation and other security agencies for the project.
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    The telecom minister on December 11 to…

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  • Google for India event: Asus Chromebit to launch at Rs 7,999 in January 2016

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    Asus Chromebit is powered by a quad-core Rockchip processor with Mali-T624 taking care of graphics duty.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the ‘Google For India’ announced that Asus Chromebit will be launched in India in January at Rs 7,999. The Chromebit is a candybar-sized PC-on-stick and lets users upgrade their old PCs get a faster, Chromebook like experience.
    Must Read: Google CEO Sundar Pichai in India: Free Wi-Fi at railway stations, new campus for Hyderabad announced 
    The Asus Chromebit runs on Google’s Chrome OS. It is a plug and play device that connects via HDMI port and users can connect an external keyboard and mouse.
    Chromebit is powered by a quad-core Rockchip processor with Mali-T624 taking care of graphics duty. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and since its Google, users get free 100 gigabytes of free…

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