• Google working with govt to bring Project Loon with Internet balloons to India


    Google get government support for its Project Loon to beam internet from floating balloons
    Internet giant Google is working with the government on a pilot project for providing Internet connectivity by using large balloons.
    Google, under its ‘Project Loon’, is using big balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of Internet services. It has already tested this technology in New Zealand, California (the US) and Brazil.
    “Google approached government to set up the Loon project and Drone-based Internet transmission. Government has approved testing of Loon project only as of now. A committee under chairmanship of Secretary, DEITY, has been formed to work on it,” an official source told PTI.
    Google may initially partner with BSNL for testing this technology by using broadband spectr…

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  • iRevo adds Netflix to its multimedia service


    iRevo has updated its smart device with Netflix support for richer entertainment experience
    iRevo Multimedia, the Silicon Valley based company which makes smart devices has added Netflix to its service. The company has announced a new software with integral support for Netflix.
    Netflix is world’s largest video streaming service and was recently made available to Indian audience. The Netflix tile will allow users to launch the service.
    iRevo Smart PC which is available in the market for Rs 6,000 enables consumers to create word documents, excel spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations. With Netflix introduction, the device can easily double up as an all-round media device.
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  • LeEco plans to sell VR headsets in India soon


    LeEco’s VR headset, Le 3D Helmet, will come equipped with a 5.5 inch, 2K resolution screen with a 70 degree field of view. It was launched in China in September.
    Chinese consumer electronics maker LeEco plans to start selling virtual reality headsets and launch smart TVs in India in the June quarter, months after entering the country with its smartphone range, a company executive said.
    LeEco’s VR headset, Le 3D Helmet, will come equipped with a 5.5 inch, 2K resolution screen with a 70 degree field of view. It was launched in China in September.
    Virtual reality (VR) is seen as the next big thing in technology but not many devices are available for sale in India. Oculus, the VR company Facebook Inc bought in 2014, started accepting pre-orders this month for its much-awaited headset, Rift, which is priced at $599.

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  • iBall unveils 4G-enabled Gorgeo 4GL tablet for Rs 6,999


    The iBall Gorgeo 4GL tablet runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and is backed by 3500mAh battery.
    iBall has announced the launch of its 4G-enabled Gorgeo 4GL tablet at Rs 6,999. The company is also offering mSLR lenses (set of 5 detachable lenses) for an extra Rs 1, 499.

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    Gorgeo 4GL features a 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The device is 10.11mm thick and comes with a Y-shaped cable that lets users 2 USB ports simultaneously. It is powered by 1.0 GHz quad-core 64-bit processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM,…

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  • Google says it shipped over 5 mn Cardboard VR devices


    Google says it has shipped 5 million Cardboard Virtual Reality devices.
    Alphabet Inc’s Google said it had shipped 5 million units of the Google Cardboard viewer, a wearable device that allows users to experience virtual reality through mobile apps.
    The company, which launched the Cardboard viewer a year and a half earlier, said on Wednesday that there had been 25 million downloads of Cardboard apps from its Google Play app store.
    Google has been exploring virtual reality for a while but the company dived into the concept this month by setting up a new division for virtual reality computing.
    Oculus, the virtual reality company Facebook Inc bought in 2014, started accepting pre-orders this month for its much-awaited headset, Rift, which will ship in first quarter.

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  • FiiO X7 Android audio player launched in India at Rs 49,990


    FiiO X7 is an audio player with Android built into it (Source: Headphone Zone)
    FiiO has announced the launch of its Android-based audio player X7 in India. The digital audio player is the first of its kind and costs a whopping Rs 49,990.
    FiiO is popular for its audio devices and has a loyal base for its digital audio converters. Its audio players, FiiO X3 and M3 have been highly impressive with the audio quality.
    “In today’s era of music streaming services, high-resolution audio is often overlooked at the price of convenience. The FiiO X7 changes that,” says Raghav Somani, CEO, Headphone Zone.
    FiiO X7 brings premium quality build and Android to a music player. It will be available for purchase at Headphone Zone.
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  • Brainwavz Audio announces S3 IEM earphones in India at Rs 4,999


    The Brainwavz S3 earphones have 8 mm drivers that ensure accurate sound reproduction.
    Brainwavz Audio has announced the availability of S3 IEM earphones in India at Rs 4, 999. The earphones come with Clearwavz remote and microphone and can is available on Amazon and Flipkart.
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    The Brainwavz S3 earphones have 8 mm drivers that ensure accurate sound reproduction. The Clearwavz remote and microphone have been designed to work with iPhone iPad and iPod. It uses MEMS (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical System) silicon microphone, coupled with a three-button control which makes audio calls and playback easier.
    The earphones sport an all metal housing in an in-ear design. It comes with 1.3m copper Y-cord and a 3.5mm gold-plated plug. The device also comes with a 2 yea…

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  • Social media accounts for Google Glass shut down


    Google Glass social media accounts have been shut down by the company.
    Four years after unveiling its wearable glass headset, Alphabet Inc’s Google shut down several social media accounts linked to the Glass gadget, ending its push to popularise the pricey eyeglasses with consumers.
    On Tuesday, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for Google Glass were no longer active, a development first reported on the website 9to5Google.
    A statement on the Google Plus page said: “Hi Explorers, we’ve had a blast hanging out with you on G+ throughout the Explorer Program.” It went on to instruct users to get in touch with questions on the support page for Glass.
    The company declined to comment on the decision.
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  • Xander Audios XA – 599BT multimedia speaker launched at Rs 9,950


    Xander Audios XA – 599BT is a 5.1 channel multimedia speaker that works across various smart devices
    Xander Audios has launched its multimedia speaker, XA – 599BT in India. The New Delhi based company has priced its speakers at Rs 9,950
    The XA – 599BT is a 5.1 channel pro logic multimedia speaker with a 8-inch sub woofer for an impactful bass experience. The speaker is a 10,000 Watt PMPO set that delivers its sound via 6 speakers to create surround sound experience. The speaker is remote controlled and features a LED display.
    “We want to grow as the brand of choice for a vast target audience with music listening solutions that successfully meet all their expectations,” said Ajay Mehta, Managing Director, Xander Audios.
    The Xander Audios XA – 599BT can be connected to any device or music player. It can also be connected to smartphones…

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  • Leica X-U waterproof and shatterproof camera launched at $2,950


    Leica X-U pairs a 16MP APS-C sensor with fixed Summilux lens and a everything resistant body (Source: Leica)
    Leica’s cameras are definitely among the niche ones available in the market, and while they cost a lot of money, the cameras were never meant for rough outings. That’s just about to change with Leica X-U.
    The Leica X-U is both waterproof and shatterproof, and it will cost under $3000. The new rugged camera can be submerged in water up to 49 feet. Like other rugged-cameras in the market, Leica has winterised (snow-sealing), and dust-sealed it, making the Leica X-U versatile for any kind of shooting condition.

    Leica X-U waterproof and shatterproof camera launched at $2,950

    The Leica X-U can be submerged in water up to 49 feet (Source: Leica)
    Leica X-U is basically a Leica T with ruggedised exterior. The X-U sports a 16.5-megapixel APS-C image sensor paired with a fixed Summilux 23mm lens. T…

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