• Skin4Gadgets partners with Tukzer to provide skins for power banks

    Skin4Gadgets deals in providing a variety of skins for gadgets of different brands.
    Skin4Gadgets has announced its partnership with Tukzer to provide skins for power banks. The power banks with personalised skin covers will be available on Amazon.
    Apart from smartphone, laptops tablets, users will now be able to give their power banks a personalised look with this new venture.
    Skin4Gadgets deals in providing a variety of skins for gadgets of different brands. It features almost every popular smartphone and laptop brand on the website. One can also upload pictures to get a customised skin of their own choice. This is company’s latest attempt to make gadgets, including power banks more personalised items of use.

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  • Panasonic announces HX-A1, a wearable waterproof camera at Rs 19,990

    Panasonic HX-A1 is a WiFi enabled camera and can be mounted to a multi-purpose mount onto goggles, shoulder bags, helmets and tripods.
    Panasonic has announced a light-weight wearable camera, HX-A1 at Rs 19,990. It is compact, weighs 45gms and can capture videos in full-HD mode.
    HX-A1 comes with 1/3 MOS sensor and can shoot videos at 2.87 MP. It can also capture still images at 2.66MP. The total pixel size of the camera sensor is 3.54 megapixels. It has 0 Lux night-mode and IR filter for clicking pictures effectively in low-light or at night.
    HX-A1 also features a slow motion mode, which can shoot 60fps at 720p and 120fps at 480p. The camera supports MPEG-4 AVC format and a memory of upto 128GB via microSDXC card.
    “The introduction of HX-A1 wearable camera defines Panasonic’s unrelenting pursuit of providing unmatched experience…

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  • Majority of Apple Watch owners in US plan to give it as gift: poll

    Apple Inc appears to be benefiting from its loyal fan base as it rolls out its first new device since the iPad. (Source: Reuters)
    As the Apple Watch enters the critical holiday sales season, its biggest boosters may be people already sporting it.
    Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc appears to be benefiting from its loyal fan base as it rolls out its first new device since the iPad. Sixty-two percent of US adults who already have an Apple Watch plan to give the gadget as a gift, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
    Holiday sales of the product will be scrutinized as a barometer of how much promise it holds for the company. Apple has not provided any sales figures of the watch, whose price starts at $349.
    Watch our video review of the Apple Watch 

    The Reuters/Ipsos poll also found that watch owners were sticking with the device, with most…

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  • Apple promises 25 hrs talktime with Smart Battery case for iPhone 6, 6s

    Apple has introduced a special Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 which costs .
    Apple has introduced a battery case designed specially for its new iPhone 6s and the older iPhone 6.
    For Apple iPhone users, poor battery back-up has been a constant complaint and with the new iPhone 6s we saw, Apple reduce the battery size to 1715 mAh from the earlier 1810 mAh.
    With the new battery case, which has been listed on the Apple website, the company is offering longer battery life of over 25 hours of talk-time and 18 hours of Internet use on 4G LTE. Video playback with the battery case stands at 20 hours.
    Watch video review of Apple iPhone 6s Plus 

    Apple’s new battery case, which has a soft microfiber lining on the inside will also protect the device, and on the outside, the company had given gone for a silicone cover.
    Apple says that “with th…

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  • Google patent hints at device that could draw blood without needles

    Google’s new patent is for a device that will help draw blood without needles. (Source: Reuters)
    Google has filed a patent that could allow for blood to be drawn without needles, according to reports. Google’s patent is available here.
    The patent explains how the device would draw blood. It reads, “A system for needle-free drawing of blood is disclosed.A device can include an evacuated negative-pressure barrel with a membrane sealing an aperture at a distal end, and a housing affixed to a proximal end. An accelerator barrel can be positioned within the negative-pressure barrel and fixed to the housing, with an open proximal end in a chamber in the housing, and an open distal end aligned with the aperture.”
    The chamber of the device would be filled with “pressurized gas” and a micro-particle positioned within the accelerator b…

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  • Motorola Moto 360 (2015) launched in India starting at Rs 19,999

    Motorola Moto 360 (2015 edition) is now out in India and will come in 5 variants, starting at a price of Rs 19,999.
    Motorola Moto 360 (2015 edition) smartwatch has finally arrived in India at a starting price of Rs 19,999. The smartwatch will be available on Flipkart and the Myntra app.
    Motorola has launched 5 variants of the new Moto 360, which are priced between Rs 19,999 and Rs 23,999.
    Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes: two for at men and one at women. The men’s Moto 360 will come in a 42mm and a 46mm watch case with two different band sizes. The band sizes launched are 20mm and 22mm.  There’s also a women’s Moto 360 which comes in a 42mm case with a 16mm band.
    Moto 360’s (2015) screen has a resolution of 263ppi (360 X 325) for the 42 mm version and comes with Gorilla Glass. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CP…

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  • Google Cardboard Camera app lets you take ‘Virtual Reality’ pictures

    Google Cardboard Camera app will let us take virtual-reality (VR) pictures.
    Google Cardboard Camera app will let users take Virtual-reality (VR) ready pictures  on their smartphones and then experience these on a cardboard viewer.  Google’s official blogpost offers an explanation of how you can use this ‘VR’ feature on your smartphones.
    Android users will need to take a photo and move the phone around them in a circle, while doing so. You need to take this photo via the Cardboard Camera app and later when you place your phone inside the Google Cardboard viewer, you’ll be able to see the VR picture.

    Google Cardboard Camera app lets you take ‘Virtual Reality’ pictures

    Google’s blogpost says that the “ VR photos are three-dimensional panoramas, with slightly different views for each eye, so near things look near and far things look far. You can look around to explore the image in all directions, and e…

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  • Advent unveils MFI lightning cable for Apple devices at Rs 900

    MFI cable supports high-speed data transfers at up to 480mbps and can be used for charging as well as syncing devices.
    Advent, the mobile accessories company has launched MFI lightning cable for Apple devices at Rs 900. The cable is Apple certified and compatible with all its devices.
    MFI cable supports high-speed data transfers at up to 480mbps and can be used for charging as well as syncing devices. It can be used with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 all models, iPad Air, iPad Mini etc. It can also be used with a wall mounted USB charger.
    “The user base of Apple products has been rising fast in the last few years. Lightning or USB cables are one such segment, where we clearly felt there was a gap in the market with respect to both quality and price,” said Vikram Kalia, Director Sales & Marketing, Adit Infratel.
    He also said that the cable…

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  • NEC’s supercomputer SX-ACE to help with climate change research

    SX-ACE is powered by multi-core vector CPU, which provides it with single-core performance of 64 GFLOPS and the largest memory bandwidth per core of 64 GB/s.
    NEC Corporation’s SX-ACE vector computers, which were delivered to the University of Keil, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, are now functioning and helping with research at these institutes.
    The supercomputer is specifically designed for scientific computing that requires super-high-speed parallel processing and advanced simulations using large-scale data.
    SX-ACE is powered by multi-core vector CPU, which provides it with single-core performance of 64 GFLOPS and the largest memory bandwidth per core of 64 GB/s. The company said that it comes with a rack computing performance of 16 Teraflops and has improved 10 t…

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  • Motorola India GM on new Moto 360: ‘I would buy this purely as a watch’

    “If you forget about the smart bit of the Moto 360, consumers can still opt for it.”
    Motorola India on Tuesday unveiled the second generation of its Moto 360 smartwatch. The company has launched five variants of the new Moto 360, priced between Rs 19,999 and Rs 23,999, in size options -42mm and 46mm. In an exclusive interaction with IndianExpress.com, Motorola India GM Amit Boni provides more insights on the new Moto smartwatch. Excerpts.
    PHOTOS | Moto 360 (2015): What’s new
    Moto 360 (2015) is finally here in India. What kind of response did you receive from the earlier version in the Indian market?
    Phenomenal. We cannot share numbers but let me put it this way: when the first gen was launched, I said we would be the category creators in India. Now, I think in Android Wear space, we are the leaders.
    The first gen Moto 360 was launched at…

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