• Sony India launches 256GB SD card supporting 4K


    UX series memory card comes with fast data transfer speeds and 4K compatibility for cameras
    Sony India has announced a new range of memory cards today – UX series. The new SD card has a storage option of up to 256GB, making it the “Highest Capacity Card” ever produced by Sony. The SD card comes with fast data transfer speeds and 4K compatibility for cameras.
    Sony is pitching its new memory card series for professional or semi-professional photographers and videographers. This is through the enhanced speed and transfer time of the SD cards, according to Sony. The available storage capacity on the card is 256GB, and comes with data transfer speeds of 94MB per second (reading) and 70MB per second (writing). The card gives a usable capacity of 230GB.
    It also features an Ultra- High Speed (UHS Speed Class 3) rating. The memory card also s…

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  • Xiaomi Mi Band 2 launched in India: Price, specifications and features


    Mi Band 2 has introduced a digital heart rate monitor which also works like a heart rate sleep assistant
    Xiaomi has launched its new fitness tracker in India today, called the Mi Band 2. The band features an OLED display, with a physical button underneath it. The OLED display will show functions like time, heart rate and steps taken. The band gives alerts for calls, app notifications and can also be used for phone unlocking.
    Mi Band 2 has introduced a digital heart rate monitor. It also works like a heart-rate sleep assistant, and is IP67 splash resistant just like the the original Mi band, allowing it to be used while taking a shower, workout sessions and more. By tapping on the button, it lets a user view information like heart rate and steps taken.
    Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is thickest at 10.5mm, and weighs in at 19gms. Xiaomi claims that t…

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  • Belkin launches range of USB Type-C cables for Android smartphones


    Belkin has introduced three new products – MIXIT metallic USB-C to USB-C charge cable, MIXIT USB-C to USB-C charge cable and 2.0 USB-A to USB-C charge cable.
    Belkin launched its new line-up of USB Type-C cables for Android smartphones. The company has introduced three new products – MIXIT metallic USB-C to USB-C charge cable, MIXIT USB-C to USB-C charge cable and 2.0 USB-A to USB-C charge cable. The accessories can be used with all USB Type-C supported smartphones including Xiaomi Mi 5, HTC M10 OnePlus 3 and more.
    “Belkin is very serious about USB-Type C. As of now, we are one of the leading brands in the world to provide USB-IF certified type C products globally including India, however, we are also fully aware that there is a need for customers to be educated on this subject. Hence, we at Belkin would want to take the lead to provide t…

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  • Chip designer ARM launches processor fit for driverless cars


    ARM, the dominant smartphone chip designer is now trying to expand offering to self driving cars market (Source: Reuters)
    ARM, the British chip designer powering the global mobile phone industry, launched a new processor on Tuesday for driverless cars, seeking to secure its place at the heart of the burgeoning industry.
    Bought by Japan’s SoftBank for $32 billion this month, ARM said the processor was designed to increase safety in increasingly complex systems and could work across a range of industries from autonomous vehicles to industrial and medical robotics.
    The Cortex-R52 processor, which has been under construction for between 3 and 5 years, has been licensed to Franco-Italian chipmaker and partner STMicroelectronics in its first deal.
    ARM said the processor was designed to keep the most critical software code s…

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  • SanDisk unveils world’s first 1TB SDXC card at Photokina 2016


    SanDisk’s prototype 1TB SDXC card would be ideal for shooting 4K or 8K videos (Source: SanDisk/Twitter)
    SanDisk has revealed the biggest SD card ever in terms of memory capacity. SanDisk’s new prototype SDXC card has 1 terabyte of memory, maybe more than storage on your laptop.
    Western Digital, which owns the SanDisk brand, has not announced pricing or availability of the 1TB SDXC card but it shows the way forward for evolving storage needs. Just two years back, SanDisk has unveiled 512GB SDXC card which was the biggest storage option back then. With the new 1TB SDXC card, SanDisk is trying to cater to needs of high resolution content development.

    “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set th…

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  • Xiaomi set to launch Mi Air Purifier in India on September 21


    Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 is all set to launch in India on September 21.
    Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 will launch in India on September 21. Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain tweeted out about a new product launch on the day, with the added message, “Every breath of fresh air is equally important!” Jain had also tweeted this message earlier,”#AirPollution is increasing every day – #Trucks #Autos #Construction #Factories. What are you doing to counter it?” hinting at the launch of its Air Purifier in the country.
    In India Xiaomi has become synonymous with smartphones, and is now among the top three smartphone vendors for the top 30 cities (based on IDC data). But in China, the brand is beyond phones. Xiaomi’s Mi TV, Air Purifiers, Water Purifiers, bicycles, even rice cookers and pens are all products with their Mi branding. Recently the comp…

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  • Xiaomi’s Yi M1 mirrorless camera pairs Sony image sensor with a cheap price tag


    Xiaomi’s M1 mirrorless camera features a design similar to Leica and has guts of a Sony image sensor (Source: Yi)
    Xiaomi is turning Yi from an action camera brand to commercial camera brand. Xiaomi’s sister brand Xiaoyi is introducing new micro four thirds mirrorless camera, M1 with the promise of strong performance for the price.
    Xiaomi’s M1 mirrorless camera pairs a 20-megapixel image sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600. The Yi M1 mirrorless camera also offers premium build quality and seems every bit inspired by Leica. Right from the camera body to branding, there is strong resemblence to Leica’s legacy, which is not a bad thing for a first time attempt.
    Xiaomi’s M1 action camera comes bundled with standard zoom lens of 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 or dual lens option of standard zoom lens and a 42.5mm f1.8 portrait lens. Con…

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  • Nikon brings its KeyMission action camera series to India


    Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera is capable of recording 170 degree 4K UHD videos (Source: Nikon)
    Nikon India has announced the launch of its KeyMission action and wearable cameras in India. The new KeyMission cameras are company’s foray into growing action camera market, which is dominated by GoPro.
    Earlier this year, Nikon had introduced the KeyMission 360 for recording 360 degree videos in 4K UHD resolution. Today, Nikon is adding the KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 to its action camera series. The newly introduced action cameras will continue being available alongside KeyMission 360 action camera.
    The new KeyMission 170 captures 170 degree wide-angle videos in 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The action camera is shockproof and waterproof and supports VR function. The camera is also compatible with Nikon…

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  • Strontium announces Nitro iDrive microSD card reader and iDrive 3.0 OTG for iOS devices


    Strontium has announced new expandable storage option for Apple’s iOS devices which also includes microSD card reader (Source: Strontium)
    Strontium is the latest to join the growing list of storage providers making expandable storage for Apple’s iOS devices. With iPhone 7 and new iPhone 6s, Apple may have made 32GB storage standard but the older iPhones and iPads still start at 16GB.
    With Leef iBridge and SanDisk iExpand Drive, there is a wide choice of expandable storage for iPhone users and Strontium’s offering is different in its own way. First, Strontium is not offering a USB plug and play device rather it is a memory card reader. With Strontium’s newly announced Nitro iDrive microSD card reader, iOS users can simply turn any memory card into an expandable storage. The significant advantage here being that microSD card c…

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  • GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma drone announced


    GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma drone have been announced.
    GoPro has unveiled a slew of new products including the Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black and a new Karma Drone; both cameras support 4K recording at 30 frames per second. The new Hero 5 Black starts at $399.99, while the Hero 5 Session costs $299.99 and both will be available from October 2.
    GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman launched the new line of cameras, a cloud-based software, and the Karma drone at an event in Squaw Valley, California. “With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman in a press statement. “Hero 5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changin…

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