• WristWhirl: This new input operates smartwatch with wrist movements

    WristWhirl uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures
    Scientists have developed a new smartwatch that can be operated with wrist movements and gestures, allowing users to control the device even when their hands are not free – such as while carrying groceries or holding a bus handle. WristWhirl, the smartwatch prototype, uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform
    common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.

    “While other studies have explored the use of one-handed continuous gestures using smartwatches, WristWhirl is the first to explore gestural input,” said Xing-Dong Yang, assistant professor at Dartmouth College in the US.
    “Technology like ours shows what smartwatches may be able to do in the future…

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  • Intex launches two new Bluetooth 2.1 speakers at Rs 2,999 in India

    Intex IT 212 SUFB comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a SD card slot, a USB port, an Aux port and a built-in FM tuner
    Intex Technologies has added two entry-level 2.1 speakers to its home speaker range with the launch of the IT 212 SUFB and IT 213 SUFB models. With the addition of these two speakers, Intex now has 27 models of 2.1 speakers, 15 models in its 4.1 series and 10 models in its 5.1 series speakers.

    Director and Business Head – Consumer Durables & IT Peripherals, Intex Technologies, Nidhi Markanday said, “Brand Intex has been a household name for years and synonymous to sound & music. Intex has always provided consumers with best of the technology at competitive prices. We as a brand understand the pulse of consumers and hence been able to provide the innovative and stylish products catering to different age groups. We are sure…

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  • Intel announces Falcon 8+ drone with autopilot for aerial-sensing

    Intel has announced the launch of the Falcon 8+ drone for North America, and will be the first drone to carry Intel’s name on it
    Intel has announced the company’s first consumer drone, the Yuneec Typhoon H that features Intel’s RealSense technology that allows for obstacle navigation. The drone also comes with Intel’s Aero Platform to allow developers to build their own drones from the ground up.  For commercial usage, the company has introduced the Falcon 8+ UAV for North American commercial markets. Intel has been working hard to create innovative technologies for the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) market in the commercial space.

    Intel’s AscTec Falcon 8 is already available for commercial users in the European market. “The Falcon 8 offers the best performance and weight-to-payload ratio in the entire market; the highest…

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  • MediaTek announces MT2511 and MT2523 SoCs targeted at wearable device makers

    MediaTek’s new SoCs with onboard GPS and Bluetooth LE are aimed at wearables and fitness device makers
    MediaTek has announced two new SoCs targeted at healthcare and fitness device makers. The two new SoCs – MT2511 and MT2523 – are targeted towards emerging health, fitness and wearables market. MediaTek says end products powered by MT2511 and MT2523 will be available in Indian market by early 2017. MediaTek’s new SoCs deliver on needs of a top range fitness tracking device.

    The new MediaTek MT2511 is the first chip from the semiconductor manufacturer to feature bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chip. MediaTek MT2523 is designed for active and fitness smartwatches. The new chip is the first with system-in-package (SiP) to offer GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy and a MIPI-supported high resolution mobile screen.

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  • LeEco’s LeMall for All-Diwali Edition sale starts October 18

    LeEco’s online platform – LeMall – is hosting LeMall for All Diwali Edition sale from October 18 to October 20.
    LeEco’s online platform – LeMall – is hosting LeMall for All Diwali Edition sale from October 18 to October 20. During the sale, LeEco will offer discounts on its range of products including CDLA earphones, Bluetooth speaker, Bluetooth headphones, All Metal earphones, Reverse in-ear headphones and cases. Users can put in their e-mail id in the given space on the LeMall website and they will be notified when the sale starts on October 18. “Users can look forward to some never before offers on LeEco SuperProducts including the second generation Superphones and Super3 TV series during this sale,” a press statement by the company reads.

    The last edition of “LeMall for All” sale was held in August. During the sale, the compa…

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  • Sony launches new 65-inch Bravia Z9D series at Rs 5,04,900

    Z9D series will be available at select Sony Centers and electronic stores in India and will be priced at Rs 504,900
    Sony has announced the launch of its new BRAVIA Z9D series in India today. Sony claims that the Z9D comes with the best of 4K HDR technology and delivers an advanced viewing experience by reproducing deeper blacks and brighter whites to showcase life-like colours details.
    “The new “Z” signature designates a significant step forward and embodies a perfect accuracy in display technology. The Z9D series features a newly developed 4K image processor – the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme and a unique backlight technology- Backlight Master Drive, to attain extraordinary contrast and extremely accurate wide colour expression. It offers an even more impressive visual experience with more depth, texture and realism on th…

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  • Dell announces new Inspiron 5567 notebook at a starting price of Rs 39,590

    Dell Inspiron 15 5567 can be configured with up to seventh gen Core i7 processor and up to 2TB storage (Source: Dell)
    Dell has announced the launch of new Inspiron 5567 notebook in India. The new Windows 10 notebook is the latest addition to Dell’s flagship Inspiron 5000 series. Dell Inspiron 5567 is aimed at students and individual users. Dell Inspiron 5567 is ideal for entertainment, computing and content creation needs. The laptop is 23.3mm thick and has a light,easy-open design.

    Like most Inspiron series notebooks, Dell Inspiron 5567 comes in vibrant colour options including white, midnight blue, fog gray, black, bali blue and tango red. In a press release, Dell says “The Inspiron 15 5567 is a perfect for individuals and families who share a PC.” Dell Inspiron 15 5567 features a 15.6-inch display with an optional full HD p…

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  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL, 4K Chromecast Ultra and more: Here is everything that was announced last night

    Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset along with Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones.
    Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones have officially been announced by the search giant at an event in San Francisco. These are first smartphones made entirely by Google, which means the company has worked on its hardware as well as software. Also, the smartphones are company’s first devices to come with Google Assistant built-in, which can can be launched simply by tapping the home button. Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset at the event. Google Home, which is Google’s answer to Amazon Alexa, will come with Google Assistant as well.
    According to Google, its new smartphones are built on five pillars – Google Assistant,…

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  • Microsoft HoloLens now available for preorder in the UK and five other countries

    Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10 operating system (Source: Microsoft)
    Microsoft HoloLens, the mixed reality headset is now available for preorder in the UK, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany and New Zealand. Microsoft is pitching HoloLens as a tool to communicate, create and colloborate more easily than ever before. The HoloLens is available for pre-order in each of these countries starting today.

    HoloLens is the most craziest thing from Microsoft in the recent times. While most consumers are yet to get acquinted with virtual reality, the HoloLens projects objects on a real world instead of projecting objects on a virtual world. As Microsoft’s Alex Klipman calls it, “HoloLens is a more personal way of interacting with technology.” Microsoft is now allowing de…

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  • Intex launches new 32-inch LED 3222 model at Rs 16,490

    Intex’s new LED TV comes equipped with an Eye Safe T-Matrix technology that the company claims to help remove undue lag
    Intex Technologies has announced the launch of its 32-inch LED 3222 model today. In a special Diwali offer the company is giving an 8000 mAh power bank to customers (with five years special warranty) who purchase the new LED TV. The offer is active right now and will be valid till October 31, 2016.

    “We significantly value the demands of our customer and believe in innovating constantly. With so many options available in the market, today’s consumers are spoilt for choice. In a television per se, they expect perfect picture quality with latest features at the press of a button. We are excited to add this new range to our existing portfolio of LED TVs which are already a big hit among our customer circles,” stated Ms. Ni…

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