• Intel Project Alloy is a new VR solution with its RealSense technology


    Intel’s Project Alloy headset, which was unveiled at Intel Developer Forum 2016 in San Francisco.
    Intel Project Alloy, a new all-in-one virtual reality solution with the company’s RealSense Technology has been unveiled at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled Project Alloy, and the company will offer this as an open platform in 2017.
    In case of Project Alloy, the computing device and sensors are directly integrated into the VR headset. The company claims a user can go totally wireless on Alloy; it does not need to a computer or other sensors for the user to experience ‘merged reality’. In case of Alloy, the computing power is “located in the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD),” says a statement from the company.
    According to Intel, this will ensure “free range of motion with 6 degre…

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  • Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021


    Ford President and CEO Mark Fields said that Ford Motor Company  will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021. (Source: AP)
    Ford Motor Comapany intends to have a fully driverless vehicle on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later.
    “This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company,” said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan on Tuesday, at Ford’s Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California.
    Ford’s approach to the autonomous car breaks from many other companies, like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors, which plan to gradually add self-driving capability to traditional cars. Just last month, BMW AG, Intel…

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  • Smartron tbook to be available in offline stores as well


    Smartron tbook will be available from offline as well as online retail space at Rs 42,999
    Smartron tbook will be available from offline as well as online retail space at Rs 42,999
    Smartron, a new technology startup building ‘designed and engineered in India’ products has announced tie-up with Redington India to distribute tbook in the offline retail space. Smartron’s tbook will be available in all major IT retail stores across South India via this tie-up. The Smartron tbook was launched in April 2016 exclusively on online space via Gadgets 360 and company’s own website.
    With this announcement, Smartron is foraying into the offline retail space while the device will continue to be available in the online space. Smartron had very recently made Smatron tbook available on Amazon as well. Smartron tbook will be available via onl…

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  • This $99 Superbook will turn your Android phone into a proper laptop


    Superbook runs on Andromium, an app that lets an Android device function like a regular OS
    Superbook is a laptop-like shell that is capable of turning an Android device into fully capable laptop. The laptop-like shell has been developed by Andromium Inc, and has set up a KickStarter campaign to raise $50,000 (Rs 33 lakhs approx). But the Superbook has already managed to garner $2.1 million (Rs 14 crore approx), through 13,028 backers and the campaign is still active for another five days.
    According to the designers of Superbook, “Speed and power of our smartphones rarely hold us back, but small screens and limited interface often do,” and this has been the inspiration for the team to come up with this device.
    Superbook is a plug and play device for your android smartphone, that can be connected to via a USB cable (also supports USB T…

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  • Ringing Bells Freedom 9900 TV booking starts tomorrow: Here’s what you must know


    Ringing Bells claims its Freedom 9900 TV is the cheapest LED TV in the market with HD resolution (Source: Hansa Verma)
    Ringing Bells, the company behind now popular Freedom 251 smartphone, has announced that it will open bookings for its Freedom 9900 LED TV from August 15. The company says the deliveries will start from next day.
    Ringing Bells was extremely criticised for foulplay after Freedom 251 announcement. The company was also under the scanner of enforcement directorate for alleged scam. But the company came clean on its promise of delivering an Android smartphone for just Rs 251. Freedom 9900 TV is a budget HD LED TV priced at just Rs 9,900.
    In a press statement, Ringing Bells has confirmed that the booking will be open only for one-day and will be done via company’s website. The company has confirmed that the product will b…

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  • Samsung Gear S3 to launch at IFA 2016


    Samsung launched Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic in India at Rs 24,300 and 25,800 respectively.
    Samsung is set to host IFA 2016 in Berlin on September 1. The Korean smartphone giant has already started sending out press invites for the same. The invite has two clock hands in blue colour, apart from venue and timings, hinting at the fact that Samsung could launch Gear S3 smartwatch at its press conference. Samsung unveiled its Tizen-based Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic wit rotating bezels at IFA last year. The new Gear S3 is expected to retain the same design language as its predecessor. Samsung gear S3 is rumoured to come in three variants – Classic, Frontier and Explorer. The Gear S3 Explorer looks like a more rugged version of the smartwatch aimed at athletes. There’s no word on the software bit yet. Samsung recently rolled out Samsung Pay…

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  • Asus ZenWatch 3 with circular design could launch at IFA 2016


    Asus ZenWatch 3 is expected to support Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and support fast charging (Image of ZenWatch 2 for representation only)
    Asus may be ready to launch a new smartwatch, the ZenWatch 3 at IFA 2016 in Berlin on August 31. If the leaked images of the device are to be considered true, it will be the first Asus smartwatch that will feature a round dial. The previous versions of the smartwatch featured rectangular designs. The watch will however not feature a standalone cellular connection as per reports.
    The original ZenWatch was launched in 2014, and was compatible with all Android phones running v4.3 or higher. The device featured 512MB memory, 4GB storage and a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 369 mAh battery. ZenWatch 2 was launched in 2015, and featured similar hardware to the first ZenWatch, and came i…

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  • New tool recovers phone’s information to aid investigators


    Investigators might be able obtain more timely forensic information toward solving a crime or an attack, using a smartphone’s volatile memory, says lead researcher Dongyan Xu. (File Photo)
    A new tool to recover information stored in smartphone’s volatile memory could give investigators important clues to solve a criminal case, say researchers.
    With the new device, the researchers from Purdue University move the focus from a smart phone’s hard drive, which holds information after the phone is shut down, to the device’s RAM, which is volatile memory.
    “We argue this is the frontier in cyber crime investigation in the sense that the volatile memory has the freshest information from the execution of all the apps,” said lead researcher Dongyan Xu.
    “Investigators are able to obtain more timely forensic information toward sol…

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  • Google aiming for drones with projectors for virtual meetings


    Telepresence systems sold by companies like HP and Cisco may offer a virtual meeting space but the right equipment needs to be at both ends usually at a fixed location, noted Google.
    Heard of “virtual meetings”? With a new drone with a projector, this will soon be possible. US tech giant Google has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an “unmanned aerial vehicle for collaboration” called mobile telepresence system. The objective of a telepresence system is to present interactive video and audio between users in geographically-dispersed locations.
    “Many drones come with cameras but Google thinks a drone with a projector could be the answer to mobile telepresence conferencing,” technology website zdnet.com reported on Friday.
    Google thinks that its unmanned drone could provide signifi…

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  • Micromax announces Alpha series laptop with 6GB RAM and Core i3 processor


    Micromax Canvas Laptop features a 15.6-inch HD display, 6GB RAM and Core i3 processor (Source: Micromax)
    Micromax, which recently entered the world of notebook and 2-in-1 convertibles with the launch of Canvas Lapbook and Laptab, is now announcing more powerful Alpha series Windows laptops.
    For Micromax, Alpha series is the fourth laptop and it is being introduced as ideal machines for multi-taskers. The laptop steps up from low-power processor to Intel Core i3 coupled with 6GB RAM. The laptops come with 15.6-inch HD display and 500GB RAM. The Core i3 processor used here is a 5th generation one but 6GB RAM should really smoothen the overall experience.
    Micromax Alpha series laptops are lightweight weighing just 2.1Kg and feature expandable storage up to 1TB. Micromax Alpha series notebook packs a 4-cell battery which Mic…

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