• Sony Xperia X and Z5 Premium prices dropped in India

    Sony launched the Xperia X series in India in May 2016 at Rs 48,990, and is now priced at Rs 38,990
    Sony has announced a price-cut for its Xperia X and Z5 Premium model smartphones in India. Xperia X is now price at Rs 38,990, a price-cut of Rs 10,000 from the original. On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will see a price drop of Rs 8,000, with the phone now retailing at Rs 47,990. The revised price of the two devices is effective from September 1.
    Sony launched the Xperia X series in India in May 2016 at Rs 48,990. It features a Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, an Adreno 510 GPU, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution.
    Xperia X runs on 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card slot. It comes with a 23MP rear camera, with a 13M…

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  • Sony’s new action camera will capture time lapse videos in 4K

    FDR-X3000R can capture approx. 8.3MP interval recording shots for 4K time-lapse videos
    Sony has launched a new 4K action camera called FDR-X3000R. It includes Sony’s patented Balance Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) technology, which has been is available across Sony’s premium Handycam range, but has been adapted for use in Action Cam for the first time. The camera features a 1/2.5 type 8.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor that can take video with 16:9 aspect ratio.
    In addition to taking 4K video, FDR-X3000R can capture approx. 8.3MP interval recording shots for 4K time-lapse videos. The addition of B.O.SS technology in the action camera helps capture stabilised video recordings even in a jerky video. The action camera looks like a smaller version of a handy cam, and can be mounted on a car or bicycle, or held in the hand using optional acces…

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  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon VR820, an all-in-one VR headset

    Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 has been developed with Goertek. It will be made available in Q4 2016.
    Qualcomm has announced its first virtual reality (VR) reference platform for its Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 headset. The company revealed the product at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Qualcomm’s platform is built upon the Snapdragon VR Software Development Kit (SDK) that enables OEMs and developers to improve VR performance and power efficiency. Snapdragon VR820 headset runs the latest Snapdragon 820 processor and enables OEMs to develop standalone head mounted displays (HMDs) optimized for VR content and applications.
    “The Snapdragon VR820 integrates key technologies and features for an exceptional VR experience and provides a springboard for OEMs and developers to usher in the  next generation of truly portable and un…

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  • Researchers develop multi-modal wearable device

    (Image of Intex Fitrist for representational purpose only)
    Indian-origin researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behaviour of people with dementia and it could help in army combat training, too.
    The researchers, Debraj De and Sajal K. Das, along with their teammates created a wearable device for the wrist that can track a person’s movements, ambient environment, bio-signals and much more.
    “The smart chair and the wearable device are new, noninvasive strategies for earlier diagnosis and represent a partnership among scientists and physicians,” said Mignon Makos, Neurologist who collaborated with the researchers for the project.
    Looking like an oversized watch, the sensing device has four basic functi…

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  • Alienware launches VR-ready gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX processors

    Alienware 17 will feature NVIDIA GTX 1080 chip, and a Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz
    Dell has introduced a 13-,15- and 17-inch lineup of Alienware laptops that are VR-ready and will run desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics processors. The series features a new hinge-forward design, with notebook ventilation increasing dissipation of thermal air flow out of the rear. The laptops will also feature Tobii eye tracking – letting your eyes work as a controller.
    Alienware 17 will feature NVIDIA GTX 1080 chip, and a Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz. The 13- and 15-inch models however, will features the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively.
    Alienware 15 will feature a 15.6-inch Full HD display with IPS Anti-Glare, and UHD IGZO for 4K resolutions. The lap…

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  • IFA 2016: Samsung Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Frontier launched

    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic have been released by the company at IFA 2016.
    Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S3 Classic are now officially out. Samsung announced the new smartwatches at Berlin ahead of IFA 2016, and the Gear S3 sticks with the round design we saw in the earlier Gear S2. It comes with IP68 water resistance, mobile payments, LTE connectivity, and built-in speaker and GPS.
    Samsung has launched the Gear S3 in two versions: The Gear S3 Classic has a more minimalist design, while the Gear S3 frontier has a more rugged outdoor look with brighter bands, and a bigger watch face.
    “Samsung Gear S2 achieved meaningful progress in the smartwatch category with a personalized watch face and a versatile rotating bezel that provided an intuitive smartwatch experience. Now with the new Gear S3, we expand our Gear collection a…

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  • Samsung Gear S3 first impressions: Impressive capabilities and UI

    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier will get LTE/3G connectivity and four days of battery life
    Samsung Gear S3 is now official, and the latest version of the South-Korean firm’s smartwatch was announced at IFA 2016. The Gear S2 as a watch was well-received and helped boost Samsung’s sales in the smartwatch segment, although Apple remains the segment leader in the market by a significant number.
    With the Gear S3, Samsung is introducing two versions. The Gear S3 Frontier, which is meant for more rugged and daily use, the smartwatch pitched for those who are likely to wear it on a run or hike, rather than a business meeting. The Gear S3 Classic is more like a classic version of the Gear S2 with its steel case. Both watches have the same rotatable bezel from the Gear S2, which can be used to control the smartwatch and go from app to app.
    The big addition…

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  • Micromax Neo laptop launched exclusively on Amazon India at Rs 17,990

    Micromax Neo features a 14.1-inch HD display, Intel Pentium processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB storage (Source: Micromax)
    Micromax has announced its latest Windows 10 laptop in the Neo series. Micromax Neo joins company’s existing portfolio of Alpha and Canvas range of notebooks.
    With Neo, Micromax is strengthening company’s presence in the consumer laptop segment. The device is aimed at students and working professionals looking for a cheap laptop with decent specifications. Micromax Neo features a 14.1-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The laptop is powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk drive.
    Micromax Neo runs Windows 10 with support for features like Cortana, snap assist and superior multitasking. The laptop weighs just 1.5 kilograms which makes it no…

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  • Garmin Virb Ultra 30 ‘action camera’ with 3-axis OIS launched at $499

    Garmin Virb Ultra 30 brings some extremely useful features like 3-axis optical image stabilisation and voice control
    Garmin has announced the launch of its Virb Ultra 30 waterproof action camera capable of recording Ultra HD footage at 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. Virb Ultra 30 is designed to be small and lightweight and be rugged enough for most adventure videography. The camera is capable of recording slow motion video at 720p and 240 frames per second. It can also take still images at 12MP.
    Virb Ultra 30 brings some extremely useful features like 3-axis optical image stabilisation and voice control. The action camera features a touchscreen LCD display that will also work when the camera is encapsulated in the waterproof case that ships with it. The onboard GPS will automatically gather G-Metrix data. The high-s…

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  • Reliance JioFi now costs Rs 900 less: Here’s all you need to know about the cheapest Jio device

    Reliance JioFi device now costs Rs 900 less. Reliance JioFi device now becomes more affordable and is one of the cheapest way to access free data at the moment.
    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced Reliance Jio’s 4G data plans which start as low as Rs 50 for 1GB. One of the better takeaways from his speech is that the Reliance JioFi device now costs Rs 900 less. The portable WiFi hotspot that comes with Jio 4G preview offer free was initially priced at Rs 2,899. It is already listed at Rs 1,999 on the company’s website now. “Experience high-speed data with JioFi device and Jio SIM. Unlimited for 90 days,” says the site.
    The Reliance JioFi device now becomes more affordable and is one of the cheapest ways to access free data at the moment. The JioFi device is backed by a 2,300 mAh battery and comes with Reli…

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