• Acer Chromebook R 13: The first convertible Chromebook announced at IFA 2016

    Acer Chromebook R 13 features a 13.3-inch display and 360-degree hinge like company’s Spin series (Source: Acer)
    Acer has announced the world’s first convertible Chromebook with 13-inch display. At IFA 2016, Acer also showcased the world’s thinnest notebook powered by Intel’s 7th generation Core processor.
    With Chromebook R 13, Acer has expanded its Chromebook lineup which already includes critically acclaimed Chromebook R11. Acer Chromebook R 13 features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life. Acer Chromebook R 13 will also get the planned support for Android Apps via the Google Play Store later this year.
    “The 13-inch touch display is large and vibrant, so it’s ideal for anything from homework and spreadsheets to games, video and fun apps. Plus, up to 12 hours of battery life means our customers ca…

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  • IFA 2016: Asus ZenWatch 3 with circular design unveiled

    Asus ZenWatch 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, running on Android Wear OS
    Asus ZenWatch 3 with a 1.39-inch circular display has been announced at IFA 2016. Asus has finally decided to do away with the rectangular design for the smartwatch, in favour of a conventional circular smartwatch.
    ZenWatch 3 features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400×400 resolution and 287 ppi pixel density. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, running on Android Wear OS. The watch also features 512MB RAM, with 4GB internal storage. The display on the device support 2-finger touch.
    The watch also features an ambient light sensor and a 6-Axis Gyro. The battery on the device is 340 mAh with quick-charge capability. ZenWatch 3 will be available in three colour options – Silver, Gunmetal and RoseGo…

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  • IFA 2016: Acer announced much more than the world’s thinnest laptop

    Ac er Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest notebook while Spin 7 is its productive cousin with 360 degree hinge (Source: Acer)
    Acer has already started the IFA 2016 on a strong note with its latest Swift 7 notebook. At 9.98mm, Acer Swift 7 sets a new benchmark for thin and ultralight notebooks. Acer Swift 7 is not just the world’s thinnest notebook but also the first to feature Intel’s 7th gen Core processor. Acer Swift 7 features fanless aluminium unibody design and weighs just 1.1Kg.
    Acer Swift 7 features 13.3-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass protection. It uses black-and-gold dual tone design with aluminium unibody chassis. Acer Swift 7 is powered by Intel Core i5 processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. The Swift 7 comes with two USB-C 3.1 port and a headphone jack. With Swift 7, Acer is promising up to 9 hours of batte…

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  • Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ will be just for smartwatches

    Corning claims that the Gorilla Glass SR+ offers up to 25 per cent better surface reflection and 70 per cent better damage resistance (Source: Corning)
    Corning has announced Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices. The company claims that this new glass design will significantly reduce visible scratches while maintaining optical clarity, toughness, and touch sensitivity.
    Corning claims that Gorilla Glass SR+ has demonstrated superior scratch resistance in lab tests, and also provides up to 25 per cent better surface reflection and 70 per cent better damage resistance. Improvements in optical performance capability of the glass will also enable an increase in battery life and outdoor readability.
    “In early 2015, Corning launched Project Phire with the goal of engineering glass-based solutions with the scratch res…

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  • Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum for home cleaning launched in China

    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum integrates with the Mi Home app and allows users to control Mi Robot Vacuum remotely.
    Xiaomi has announced Mi Robot Vacuum, its latest Mi Ecosystem product. The device has been developed by Mi Ecosystem company Rockrobo. Mi Robot Vacuum is an intelligent robot with Laser Distance Sensor (LDS). The LDS feature allows Mi Robot Vacuum to scan its surroundings 360 degrees, 1,800 times per second. There’s also Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm, which enables the device to map out how the house is laid out and calculate the best cleaning path. Xiaomi’s Mi Robot Vacuum is equipped with 12 sensors.
    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum integrates with the Mi Home app and allows users to control Mi Robot Vacuum remotely. The main brush in Mi Robot Vacuum automatically adjusts height to create tight seal wit…

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  • Acer Swift 7, the first sub-10mm notebook with 7th gen Intel processor launched at IFA 2016

    Acer Swift 7 is just 9.98mm thickm weighs 1.1Kg and comes with latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor (Source: Acer)
    Acer is kicking off IFA 2016 with a new Windows notebook that is probably thinner than your smartphone. Acer Swift 7, the first notebook based on Intel’s seventh generation Core processor is just 9.98mm thick, making it thinner the HP Spectre notebook.
    Acer Swift 7’s scant 9.98mm profile is made possible by the latest Intel 7th gen processor. The new processor with its 14mm fabrication process allows for thinner and 4K ready notebooks. The Acer Swift 7 comes with Intel Core i5 processor, which should be quite powerful for most basic needs and offers tweo USB-C 3.1 ports and a headphone jack. Acer is promising up to 9 hours of battery life with Swift 7.
    Acer Swift 7 comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display and alu…

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  • Xiaomi unveils Amazbit smartwatch with fitness tracking

    Xiaomi Amazfit is equipped with features such as a heart rate monitor for fitness tracking, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS and Wi-Fi
    Xiaomi has announced the launch of its Amazfit smartwatch priced at CNY 799 (approx Rs 8,000). The announcement was made in China, by Xiaomi backed company, Huami. The smartwatch is equipped with features such as a heart rate monitor for fitness tracking, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS and Wi-Fi.
    Huami Amazfit smartwatch comes with a 1.34-inch display with a 300×300 pixel resolution. The smartwatch is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, has 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM. The smartwatch is IP67 dust and water resistant and features a 280mAh battery.
    The smartwatch features a single physical button on the right side of the device to unlock it. The strap on the watch comes in a dual-colour band.
    Huami…

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  • Intel 7th generation core processors takes 4K mainstream

    Intel’s latest 7th gen Core processors bring performance improvements and take 4K mainstream (Source: Intel Corporation)
    Intel has announced its 7th generation Core processors which will usher in an era of even thinner form factors and more processing power. The new series is also expected to make it easier to create and consume 360-degree and 4K, or Ultra HD, content.
    Designed for the “Immersive Internet” and built on Sky Lake microarchitecture, Intel’s latest 14nm Kaby Lake processors promise more responsive performance for entertainment and gaming, robust security as well as natural and intuitive interactions with the PC. Sky Lake was supposed to be replaced by 10 nanometer Canon Lake processors. However, they have been hit by production delays. So this new tweaked Kaby Lake series also ushers in a break in Intel’s ti…

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  • 4K is ready to explode, here’s the reason why

    There is one good way to check if a screen is 4K, or beyond. It will ideally seem sharper and clearer that the real life outside it. (Source: Amazon)
    There is one good way to check if a screen is 4K, or beyond. It will ideally seem sharper and clearer that the real life outside it. They are meant to evoke a sense of awe and they do that every time you look at a 4k screen playing ultra high definition content. However, there have been complaints over the past two years that this technology is beyond us in every sense, because it is not affordable and there is no content available to play on these screens. But I think the time for 4K has finally arrived. Here are four reasons why:
    1. Affordability: The first 4K televisions in India were priced upwards of Rs 15 lakh. Two years on you can own a 4K screen at as low as Rs 45,000. In fact, by the end of this year…

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  • LG’s latest ultra-wide monitors are huge and come with built-in Google Cast

    LG 38-inch 38UC99 curved ultrawide monitor produces ultra wide images at a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels (Source: LG)
    LG is set to unveil the world’s largest ultra-wide monitor at IFA 2016. The new 38-inch curved monitor will be one of the three new ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio offerings the company has announced ahead of IFA 2016. Alongside the 38-inch curved monitor, LG is also introducing two new ultra-wide 34-inch monitors.
    The biggest of the three offering, the 38-inch 38UC99 curved ultra-wide monitor comes with support for 4K quality video. The display produces ultra wide images at a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels and wide colour gamut covering 99 per cent of the sRGB colour space. The monitor is also the first in the world to feature a USB-C port and it packs two Bluetooth speakers inside its body. The 38UC99 is a super mo…

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