• Canon EOS M5 with DIGIC 7 Image Processor launched at $980


    Canon EOS M5 features a 24.2MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 Image Processor
    Canon has announced the launch of its latest addition to the EOS M series – the new Canon EOS M5. It features a 24.2MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which the company claims is the fastest AF speed in the M-series. EOS M5 is the first camera in the series to feature a low energy Bluetooth connection that can stay connected to a compatible device using the camera connect app.
    The camera has an ISO setting between 100-25,600. It can take high-speed continuous shooting at up to seven frames per second, and up to nine frames per second with the AF lock. The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor allows for an improved AF tracking performance.
    Canon EOS M5 has an inbuilt EVF (electronic view finder), and the touch LCD panel allows user to touch and dra…

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  • Uber riders in Pittsburgh get a taste of driverless future


    Uber became the first company to make self-driving cars available to the general public in the US through a test program in Pittsburgh. (Source: AP)
    Taylor Pollier got an offer from Uber he couldn’t refuse — to be part of an experiment with a car of the future.
    Uber became the first company to make self-driving cars available to the general public in the US through a test program in Pittsburgh. The ride-hailing service selected a group of customers, including Pollier, to take free rides in autonomous Ford Fusions, with human drivers as backups.
    Pollier, 27, said the Fusion “felt sharp,” and the 15-minute ride to his bartending job went smoothly and felt “like taking an Uber any other day.”
    If other riders have a similar reaction, and the autonomous cars are able to handle all the challenges Pittsburgh offers, including snowstorms…

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  • NVIDIA announces Pascal GPUs for AI and neural network


    NVIDIA’s latest GPUs based on Pascal architecture are aimed at deep neural networks and artificial intelligence (Source: NVIDIA)
    NVIDIA is pushing its Pascal architecture even further with the launch of Tesla P4 and P40 GPUs. The company’s latest GPUs are designed for artificial intelligence and neural network programming.
    The powerful Tesla P40 GPU clocks in at 12 teraflops for single precision calculation and capable of 47 trillion 8-bit INT8 operations per second. The Tesla P40 GPU pairs a 24GB GDDR5 GPU with 3,840 CUDA cores. While P4 is less powerful, it still offers 5.5 teraflops single precision calculation and 22 trillion INT8 operations per second. The GPU uses 8GB DDR5 memory coupled with 2,560 CUDA cores. The Tesla P40 has a memory bandwidth of 346Gbps while the P4 has a memory bandwidth of 192Gbps.
    “With the Tesl…

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  • Indian company introduces innovative smart shoes in US


    Boltt says the new smart shoes will scientifically improve running, track and further fitness levels and show the consumer their health in a whole new way. (File)
    In a bid to revolutionise the fitness wearable space, an Indian company has introduced smart shoes in the US which claims to scientifically improve running and fitness levels by giving real-time feedback to the consumer.
    Arnav Kishore, CEO and founder of Boltt, a Mumbai-based startup, introduced smart shoes, a range of smart bands, shoe pod sensor and wireless headsets at Tech Disrupt event in the Silicon Valley.
    “Till now, all activity trackers and wearables gave data. We are conspiring to change that by inferring this data and giving it a meaning,” said Kishore.
    This, he said will scientifically improve running, track and further fitness levels and show the cons…

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  • Microsoft plans to stop making fitness bands to focus on health software


    Microsoft Band 2 was launched last October with Barometer, onboard GPS and special activity tracking feature (Source: Microsoft)
    Microsoft is reportedly planning to kill its fitness wearable range by the name Microsoft Band. Microsoft Band 2 could become the last device to come from software major in the wearable space.
    Microsoft is reportedly preparing to host a hardware event for next month. Earlier rumours hinted at the launch of Microsoft Band 3 at that event but now it seems, the product may never see light of the day. Microsoft Band is a wearable device that puts fitness and Cortana at the heart of activity tracking.
    According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft plans to stop making its own fitness band and rather innovate in the Health platform. Microsoft’s change of heart could mean that there won’t be a Band 3 this year o…

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  • Vu announces limited edition premium UHD and curved TVs in India


    Vu’s new premium TVs offer 4K UHD resolution, faster processing and competitive pricing (Source: Vu)
    With smartphone market cannibalising in India, more and more companies are looking at TVs as the next big hardware play. After the recent launch of flagship UHD TVs from LeEco, Vu has now joined the bandwagon too.
    Vu, the US-based television manufacturer has now launched two premium TVs and one curved TV in India. Vu’s Premium TV range now comes in 65-inch and 75-inch range. The curved TV on the other hand features a 55-inch panel.
    “Our revolutionary UHD TV series and the advanced Curve TV undoubtedly are category defining products in their own right. There are no competing products in the industry, with similar features or price points. Discerning consumers who are looking for an all-inclusive techno-luxurious experience i…

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  • Zebronics Major tower speaker launched at Rs 8,787


    Zebronics Major has 70 watts RMS sound output, and it comes with wireless mic for karaoke. It is priced at Rs 8,787.
    Zebronics has launched its new tower speakers called Major. Zebronics Major come enclosed in a wooden cabinet and sport a glossy front panel. Each tower houses a subwoofer of 16.51 cms to deliver low range frequencies. There are four 7.6 cms speaker drivers that produce mid and high range sound frequencies. Zebronics Major has 70 watts RMS sound output, and it comes with wireless mic for karaoke.
    Connectivity options on Zebronics Major include Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and AUX for connecting to TV, DVD player, computer and more. It has built-in FM radio. Zebronics Major comes with USB/SD card reader slot. The tower speaker on online as well as offline channels. Zebronics Major comes with 1 year warran…

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  • Electra Meccanica Solo: 3-wheeled electric car for egoists


    The developers of the canadian Meccanica Vehicles of Electra Corporation have decided to surprise. The company introduced an unusual electric car. The model is called Solo.

    “Name” stands for. The novelty is intended only for 1 person. The seat is driver only. The creators justify this by the statistics — 80% of car owners drive alone (from home to work and back). Another feature is the configuration of the wheels. 1 is rear, 2 front. Such vehicles do not meet every day. Solo maximum speed is 130 km/h. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 8 seconds. Said provides the actuator with a capacity of 82 horsepower.

    Electra Meccanica Solo: 3-wheeled electric car for egoists

    The battery pack with a capacity of 16.1 kWh allows you to travel 160 km. Charging takes 3 hours (AC 220V). In addition, the presence of audio si…

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  • Ashley Chloe Inc officially launches Helix Cuff earphones at $199


    Helix Cuff will be available for order now in three colours – Black on Black, Silver/Champagne Gold and Black/White
    Fashion Tech company, Ashley Chloe Inc, announced the official launch of its flagship wearable Bluetooth headphones, Helix Cuff. According to the company, Helix Cuff is for both form and functionality. It responds to voice commands and can activate Siri. It sits like a bracelet on your hand when not in use.
    The Helix Cuff features aptX technology for CD-like stereo audio quality, and cVc technology to increase voice quality and reduce background noise. Its smart multipoint connectivity enables simultaneous connectivity to two devices.
    “The Helix Cuff was designed to combine performance with style and convenience, making it the perfect solution for the iPhone 7 and a fantastic holiday gift for those who val…

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  • Jabra Halo Smart wireless headphones launched at Rs 3,499


    Jabra Assist app will let a user track the exact battery usage of the headset
    Denmark based consumer electronics company, Jabra, has announced the launch of its Halo Smart wireless headphones. It is the latest addition to the Jabra Halo family of wireless headphones. It comes with integrated wind-noise protection, voice capabilities via a dedicated Google Now/Siri button. It gives 17 hours of talk time or 15 hours of music listening on a single charge.
    “When it comes to basics like battery life, Jabra Halo Smart removes the hassle of constantly charging your headphones. Unlike other solutions, it discretely incorporates a 230mAh battery into the back of the neckband using bendable “flex zones” to provide up to 17 hours talk time (or 15 hours of music listening) with just one charge,” said the company.
    Jabra Halo Smart allows y…

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