• Apple is reportedly working on new Mac and iPad Pro upgrades

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    Apple has sent media invites for its September 7 event where it is likely to announce 2017 iPhone range and updated Apple Watch
    Apple is reportedly developing new software for the iPad along with the new lineup of Mac laptops and desktops, reports Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, Apple is currently working on new software features for iPad that would make it more suitable for professional needs. Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro announced in November with A9X chipset was the most powerful device at that time.
    Apple is also likely working on a new range of Mac devices, including iMac, MacBook Air, a thinner MacBook Pro and a standalone 5K display. Bloomberg reports that the 5K display is being developed in collaboration with LG. Earlier, there were rumours that Apple will announce updated MacBook Pro at company’s annual develop…

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  • Fitbit Charge 2, Flex 2 announced with upgraded features and design

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    The Fitbit Charge 2 now has a larger display and interchangeable bands, while the Fitbit Flex 2 is now swim-proof and will even be compatible with bangles and pendants being released with the version.
    Fitbit, arguably the world’s largest fitness band maker, has refreshed its top selling products and introduced the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 with new designs and features. Presale bookings are open for both products, however the Charge 2 will be available late September and Flex 2 in October.
    The Fitbit Charge 2 now has a larger display and interchangeable bands, while the Fitbit Flex 2 is now swim-proof and will even be compatible with bangles and pendants being released with the version. However, the biggest innovation is with the Charge 2 which will now clock cardio fitness based on estimated VO2 Max. It will also detect e…

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  • HP Sure View 3M privacy technology will protect against hacking

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    HP Sure View, a new option available on HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840, helps protect against visual hacking.
    HP has unveiled its first notebooks with integrated privacy screens. HP Sure View, a new option available on HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840, helps protect against visual hacking. HP Sure View has been developed with 3M privacy technology. Users can press the f2 key to immediately switch to privacy mode in PC. HP cliams, this reduces up to 95 per cent of visible light when viewed at an angle, making it difficult for others to view information on the screen.
    “Today’s workforce wants their device to be stylish, good looking and secure when on the move. The innovative HP Sure View technology is a step towards ensuring data security of our customers. They can now work with confidence without having to fear of visua…

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  • Intex announces 2.1 channel speaker IT Turbo SUF BT at Rs 4,000

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    Intex IT-Turbo SUF BT supports Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, an SD card slot and built-in FM
    Intex has announced the addition of a new speaker to its 2.1 channel speaker series called the IT-Turbo SUF BT. The speaker supports Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, an SD card slot and built-in FM. The speaker also comes with a LED display and an Aux input.
    You can stay connected to the speakers via Bluetooth even at a distance of seven to 10 meters. If you are using a physical port on the speakers to play music, you can use the remote control to play, pause and change your audio.
    The speakers provides (40W + 10W) X 2 output power. The speaker weighs 4.3 Kilograms. The speaker set features one subwoofer and two speaker unit with red accents. The center of the subwoofer features the volume knob and buttons, with a LED display over it.
    “Intex…

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  • Zebronics Video Door Phone with SOS alarm launched in India at Rs 4,800

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    ZEB-VD4 Smart facilitates two-way communication and transfers live video feed to a 4.3-inch LCD Screen
    Zebronics has announced the launch of its new video door phone, the ZEB-VD4 Smart – bundled with surveillance features. The company is pitching it as an ideal solution for those looking to upgrade their Home or Office security to the next level.
    ZEB-VD4 Smart facilitates two-way communication and transfers live video feed to a 4.3-inch LCD Screen inside the house to give a view of the individual standing before your door. The camera unit installed at the door has a wide angle camera, assuring that no one is hidden from view.
    ZEB-VD4 is equipped with an SOS Alarm function. It is also fitted with an infrared night camera, capable of showing a visitor at the door in low light or even at night.
    Commenting on the launch of the product Sa…

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  • DJI Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens launched in India

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    DJI Osmo+, the latest handheld video stabilisation system now integrates a 3.5x optical zoom (Source: DJI)
    DJI has announced the launch of its updated Osmo handheld camera stabilisation system. The new Osmo+ improves on its predecessor’s capabilities of handheld stabilisation with a new integrated zoom camera.
    DJI’s Osmo+ will continue to offer stability and image quality for handheld still photographers and videographers. The Osmo+ comes with an integrated camera that offers a total zoom of 7x, an optical zoom of 3.5x and 2x digital lossless zoom (available when shooting at 1080p). The Osmo+ camera’s focal length ranges from 22mm to 77mm and the company claims the focal range is achieved without sacrificing HD quality.
    “The Osmo+ opens up entirely new capabilities for creators who love the Osmo’s ability to deliver cr…

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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 4K recording launched at Rs 2,54,995

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    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV comes with an updated dual pixel 30.4MP full frame sensor and supports 4K video recording (Source: Swapnil Mathur)
    Canon has officially launched the EOS 5D Mark IV in India. The launch comes a day after its global announcement. The USP of EOS 5D Mark IV is its 4K recording, which makes it the first 5D range viable for a video professional.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV improves on the legacy of EOS 5D Mark III, and aligns itself with the capabilities of EOS 1D-X Mark II. The EOS 5D Mark IV features an all new 30.4 megapixel full-frame image sensor. The camera comes with standard ISO setting of 100-32000, further expandable to ISO 50-102,400. The camera also gets a speed bump in terms of shooting with 7fps continuous shooting speed.
    With EOS 5D Mark IV, photographers get dual pixel image sensor, which captures light individual…

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  • Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

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    Mark Zuckerberg recently shared an image of Barack Obama using an Oculus rift headset in the White House (Source: Mark Zuckerberg)
    In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality – in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park. The 11-minute VR video, narrated by Obama, is one part paean to the wonders of America’s national parks and one part warning of the threat posed by climate change. It’s also a testament to how powerful VR can be when done right.
    National Geographic joined Facebook’s Oculus Studios and VR specialists Felix & Paul Studios to produce the free video, which came out Thursday to mark the centennial of the National Park Service . It’s available on Samsung’s Gear VR headset and through Facebook’s 360-…

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  • Canon 5D Mark IV full-frame DSLR launched at $3,499

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    Canon 5D Mark IV is capable of capturing 4K Motion JPEG video (4096×2160 pixels) at 30 fps or at 24 fps
    Canon has announced its latest variant in the EOS 5D DSLR cameras – the EOS 5D Mark IV. The camera features a 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full-Frame Canon CMOS sensor for stills, a DIGIC 6+ Image Processor that is capable of taking 4K video and up to seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. The camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
    EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:
    The camera features a 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100–32,000, which is expandable up to 50–102,400.
    The 5D Mark IV is capable of capturing 4K Motion JPEG video (4096×2160 pixels) at 30 fps or at 24 fps. The camera can grab 8.8MP still images while recording 4K video. The camera is also capable of taking Full HD video…

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  • Meet Octobot, a tiny octopus robot that’s a real softie, and cheap

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    This image provided by Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders, Harvard University, shows the octobot, an entirely soft, autonomous robot. A pneumatic network, red, is embedded within the octobot’s body and hyperelastic actuator arms, blue. (Source: AP)
    The latest revolutionary robot isn’t the metallic, costly machine you’d expect: It’s squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer.
    Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that slithery creature to get through cracks and tight places, making it ideal as a rescue robot.
    A team at Harvard University has created a robot — actually about 300 of them, since they are so cheap to make — that is opposite of the common view of a robot. Soft, not hard. Flexibl,e not rigid. It’s not mechanical, nor electrical. It’s p…

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