• This company is offering Apple Watch at $25 to employees who hit fitness goals


    Apple Watch is being given at to employees of one US-based company, who complete their fitness goals. (Source: Reuters)
    You know you need to exercise more, but there’s always next week, or the week after. To entice you to stop procrastinating, your company or insurer might soon reward you for wearing a fitness device to track your steps, heart rate and more.
    For instance, in one program announced Wednesday, some workers can buy a $350 Apple Watch for just $25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. Miss goals, and see your discount shrink. Vitality, a provider of disease-prevention and lifestyle programs, is initially bringing the offer to US employees at three companies, along with John Hancock life-insurance customers. It has been testing the program in South Africa since December.
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  • Jays launches u-JAYS premium headphones at Rs 15,990 in India


    u-JAYS are the most premium set of headphones from the Sweden-based company (Source: Headphone Zone)
    Jays, the Sweden-based company has announced the launch of u-JAYS, its new premium headphones in India. The headphone is aimed at those looking for great comfort and acoustics from their audio device.
    Jays u-Jays follows previous headphone models like q-JAYS, c-JAYS, j-JAYS and S-JAYS. The u-JAYS is an offering that concentrates on deeper bass response and mid-tones.
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    The u-JAYS utilises 40mm dynamic speaker with Japanese silk-coated diaphragm. The vent holes on u-JAYS are covered with acoustic tuning filters that are evenly distributed 360 degrees around the speaker.
    The ear cushion and cable on u-JAYS are exchangeable which allows fo…

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  • Amazon Echo Dot and Echo Tap launched with Alexa inside


    Amazon Echo Dot is a tiny little speaker with Alexa virtual assistant that can be connected to other speakers to extend Alexa’s functions (Source: AP)
    Amazon.com is introducing two devices designed to amplify the role its voice-controlled assistant Alexa plays in people’s homes and lives.
    The products unveiled Thursday are echoes of Amazon’s Echo, a cylinder-shaped speaker with Internet-connected microphones that became Alexa’s first major showcase when it debuted in late 2014. Set these gadgets up and they’ll listen for your voice and respond to commands – for instance, to read the morning’s headlines.

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  • Amazon drops encryption feature in Fire tablet software


    Amazon drops encryption for its Fire tablets at a time when Apple is fighting over iPhone encryption
    Amazon.com Inc has quietly dropped support for disk encryption on its Fire tablets, saying the feature that secures devices by scrambling data was little used by customers.
    Privacy advocates and some users criticized the move, which came to light on Thursday even as Apple Inc was waging an unprecedented legal battle over U.S. government demands that the iPhone maker help unlock an encrypted phone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook.
    On-device encryption scrambles data so that the device can only be accessed if the user enters the correct password. Cryptologist Bruce Schneier said Amazon’s move to remove the feature was “stupid” and called on the company to restore it.

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  • Samsung T3 SSDs introduced for India, start at Rs 10,999 for 250 GB


    Samsung SSD T3 is the latest solid state drive from Korean electronics company that offers capacity of up to 2TB (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
    Samsung Electronics India launched its new SSD T3 for the country starting at a price of Rs 10,999 for the 250GB, going up all the way to Rs 74,999 for the high-end 2TB version. The new all-metal body SSD T3 will be available in India starting March 21, and Samsung will start phasing out the older T1 series.
    Just like the previous T1 series, the new T3 looks like a credit card, except this one is slightly thicker, but still light for its capacity, and weighs around 51 gms.
    The T3 SSD comes with Samsung’s V-NAND technology (cell-to-cell vertical stacking) and SSD TurboWrite technology. The new T3 is geared at professionals, who wish to keep their data safe and secure.
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  • Now take selfies using UltraProlink Hi-Q1 bluetooth speakers


    UltraProlink has launched Hi-Q1 Selfie Bluetooth speaker, that enables users to click selfies while listening to music.
    UltraProlink has launched Hi-Q1 Selfie Bluetooth speaker, that enables users to click selfies while listening to music. Yes you heard it righ! A speaker that can also click selfies. The speaker is priced at Rs 3,499 and is available for sale across both online and offline platforms.
    For the UltraProlink Hi-Q1 to work, users will need to pair the device with their smartphones, which in turn allows to remotely trigger the phone camera through via a switch. The best part about the speaker is that others around do not need to know what Hi-Q1 Selfie Bluetooth speaker is capable of and users can click endless candid pictures just by clicking the’selfie’ button on it.
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  • DJI Phantom 4 with advanced sensing technology, 4K camera announced


    DJI has launched its first consumer drone – Phantom 4 – that uses advanced computer vision and sensing technology.
    DJI has launched its first consumer drone – Phantom 4 – that uses advanced computer vision and sensing technology. The Phantom 4 will be available for pre-orders from March 1 on DJI.com and Apple.com at $ 1,399 in the US. The drone can also be bought from DJI’s flagship stores and Apple stores starting March 15.
    The Phantom 4 adds new on-board intelligence and enabling features like Obstacle Sensing System, ActiveTrack and TapFly functionality.
    “With the Phantom 4, we are entering an era where even beginners can fly with confidence. People have dreamed about one day having a drone collaborate creatively with them. That day has arrived,” said DJI CEO Frank Wang.
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  • Asus launches three new Zenbook with Windows 10 at a starting price of Rs 55,490


    Asus Zenbook UX303UB is the latest flagship notebook running Windows 10 and sixth gen Intel Core i5 processor
    Asus has announced the launch of three new Zenbook series notebooks running Windows 10 in India. The new notebooks include Zenbook UX303UB, UX305UA and Zenbook UX305CA.
    The Asus Zenbook UX305UA comes with latest six-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor while UX305CA is powered by Core M processor. The new laptops measure only 0.7-inch at its thickest point and uses a metal finish like other Zenbook series devices.

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  • Macbook Selfie Stick: The weirdest thing available on the internet


    The day when people walk on streets with unwieldy MacBook selfie stick might just come true
    Selfie sticks are undoubtedly the most popular accessories for smartphones but have you ever heard about one for your Macbook. Now there is one real selfie stick for Apple’s Macbook.

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    The Macbook selfie stick is big and can hold an entire laptop. This selfie stick is a creative project from New York based artists Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle. They have uploaded pictures of Macbook selfie stick on the…

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  • Microsoft HoloLens to start shipping from March 30 at $3,000


    The Microsoft HoloLens operates on Windows 10 and unlike the Rift, requires no tethering to a separate computer.
    Microsoft says it will start shipping a developer version of its augmented reality device, HoloLens, for $3,000 on March 30.
    That’s around the same time Facebook’s Oculus will begin shipping the consumer version of its Rift virtual-reality headset for $600. HoloLens differs from the Oculus Rift in that it makes the viewer see three-dimensional objects in the real world, rather than blocking out the real and replacing it with a 360-degree fictional universe.
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