• Facebook Oculus Touch Controllers for Rift shipping on December 6

    Oculus has been showing prototypes of its Touch hand controllers since last year (Source: AP)
    Facebook says it’s working to make virtual reality more social as the industry gets more crowded.
    With a host of leading tech companies now selling VR products, Facebook’s Oculus division is hoping to distinguish its offerings with more interactive and social experiences. At an event Thursday, the company announced a long-awaited shipping date – December 6 – for its Oculus Touch hand controllers, designed to let users make gestures and grasp virtual objects within the simulated worlds projected by Oculus Rift headsets.
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, donned one of those headsets for an onstage demonstration in which he visited Mars, played virtual cards with two other people, then made a…

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  • Microsoft announces October 26 Surface and Windows 10 event

    Microsoft’s October 26 event could see the future of Windows 10 on a Surface branded All-in-One device (Source: Microsoft)
    Microsoft’s next big event is happening on October 26 and in all likelihood, the Redmond-based software maker has few hardware devices to show off. For Microsoft, October has always been about Surface branded hardware. Last year, Microsoft stunned the world by announcing Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

    However, it seems like a quite event this time around. According to ZDNet, Microsoft’s October 26 will be more about Windows 10 and less about Surface hardware. The focus is reportedly around Windows 10 Redstone 2 update and Microsoft is reported to showcase third party OEM products.
    Microsoft is widely rumoured to announce Surface All-in-One type device at this event. There are reports indicating Mic…

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  • Sony announces RX100 V and A6500 mirrorless with incredibly fast 0.05 second AF system

    Sony RX100 V and A6500 have the world’s fastest autofocus system at 0.05 seconds (Source: Sony)
    Sony has announced the launch of two new cameras – the RX100 Mark V and the new mirrorless A6500. The cameras follow the launch of Alpha A99II, which was introduced at Photokina 2016.

    For those who are familiar, Sony’s RX100 series has been the best high-end compact zoom camera for quite sometime and with RX100 IV, Sony made the range exceptionally better with both stills and video. But who wants RX100 IV, when there is RX100 V instead. Sony RX100 V is the latest in company’s high end compact zoom camera range and it has everything we loved about RX100 IV but only better.
    The highlight here with the RX100 V is its speed – the camera can shoot 24 RAW images per second. Sounds impressive, isn’t it? At the heart of RX100 V, there is a new 315-point pha…

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  • Asus ROG GL502VS, G752VS gaming laptops launched in India

    Both gaming laptops are equipped with the latest Nvidia Pascal GeForce GTX10 series graphic card
    Taiwan-based computer hardware company ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) on Thursday launched two new gaming laptops equipped with the latest Nvidia Pascal GeForce GTX10 series graphic card in India. The laptops ASUS ROG GL502VS and G752VS are priced at Rs 1,81,990 and Rs 2,47,990, respectively.
    “The Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards provide exceptional performance and energy efficiency to give gamers incredible VR-gaming experiences,” the company said in a statement. The GTX 10 series graphics cards come with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology – designed to reduce stutter and lag. The also eliminate visual tearing for fast game visuals.
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    ROG GL502 comes with a sixth generation Intel i7 p…

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  • Blueair announces two new air purifiers in India

    Blue uses a new 360-degree air intake approach for purification and boost particle retention (Source: Blueair)
    Blueair has announced the launch of two new air purifiers in India. The company has also announced a major expansion of company’s retail network in Delhi and Mumbai and plans to roll out its products into other major cities.
    Blueair says it has leadership in the Indian indoor air cleaning market and with the latest launch, the company is consolidating its position in the industry. Blueair says its air purifiers are hyper efficient, affordable and support IoT enhancements. The company is strengthening its product portfolio in India’s growing air purifier market.
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    “Our mission at Blueair is to help Indian women, children and men confront the health challenges posed by rising air pollu…

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  • Sony announces new 4K and HDR technology equipment

    Sony has launched a new 4K and HDR technology equipment in partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI).
    Sony has launched a new 4K and HDR technology equipment in partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI). This is an addition to Sony Media Technology Center (SMTC) Facility in Mumbai. SMTC will now teach the 4K live production, filmmaking and methodology. Students as well as media professionals such in the sports industry, cinematographers, and Director of Photography can use Sony’s facilities, attend training workshops and courses in film-making and live 4K broadcasting.
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    Shinya Koshie, National Head, Professional Solution Division, Sony India said, “Sony is delighted to take the technology innovation ahead by enhancing the Sony Media Technology Center. With 4K an…

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  • HP Diwali offers: Get benefits up to Rs 13,000 on notebooks, AIO desktops

    HP customers can get benefits of up to Rs 13,000 on selective HP Pavilion and HP Envy models by paying a nominal amount
    HP has announced special Diwali offers pan India for customers in the market for a new AIO desktop, notebooks, and more. The company is offering benefits of up to Rs 13,000 on selective HP Pavilion and HP Envy models by paying a nominal amount. Those benefits include two year onsite warranty of the device worth Rs 5,999, one-year burglary and theft insurance and a one year McAfee Internet Security subscription worth Rs 999.
    Customers will also get the option to choose a HP Bluetooth speaker (worth Rs 1,999) and wired headset (worth Rs 1,999) or Shoppers Stop gift card vouchers worth Rs 4,000.
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    “Festive Season is a great time to celebrate for our customers and to add excitement for them t…

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  • Apple will discontinue its third-gen Apple TV: Report

    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device.
    Apple has reportedly bid goodbye to its third-gen Apple TV, shifting its focus on the new fourth-gen model, media reported on Thursday.
    According to 9to5mac.com, in an email sent out to employees and education partners, Apple said that it is discontinuing the device.
    “The third-gen model was introduced in 2012 and was quietly updated a year later. Since then, Apple has shifted its focus to the tvOS-powered fourth-gen Apple TV,” the report said.

    The company is currently selling refurbished models of third-gen Apple TV for $59. Once the refurbished models disappear, “Apple will seemingly have stopped sales of the third-gen Apple TV all together,” the report added.
    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device. “The Cupertino company wil…

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  • Google Daydream View first impressions: Mobile VR gets serious

    Google Daydream View comes with its own Daydream controller powered by Bluetooth (Source: AP)
    The Google Pixel event on Tuesday also saw the launch of the company’s Daydream View VR headset. Pixel, Pixel XL are the first Daydream VR ready smartphones, and it was expected that a VR headset would be revealed. After all mobile VR is something everything smartphone manufacturer is taking seriously. Samsung Galaxy S and Note series are now supported by the Gear VR headset which is in partnership with Oculus. We’ve also see some serious VR ambitions from companies like Facebook, Microsoft and HTC Vive.
    With Google so far, it was limited to the cardboard VR headset. The Daydream View changes all of that. Think of it as a more grown up version of the cardboard, which incidentally has been copied and sold by many smartphone manufacturers…

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  • Google Pixel event: Here is everything that happened and more

    Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with a similar specifications sheet except for display and battery size.
    Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have finally been unveiled by the search giant. Google Pixel and Pixel XL are entirely ‘made by Google’ devices and the company has worked on its hardware as well as software bits. Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first Google smartphones to come with Google Assistant, company’s AI-powered voice-assistant, built-in. Google’s Pixel smartphones start at $649 dollars in the US and at Rs 57,000 in India. The pre-orders for Pixel and Pixel XL begin on October 13 on Flipkart in India. The smartphones will be available in ‘Very Silver, ‘Quite Black’ and a limited edition ‘Really Blue’ colour options.
    Google, along with Pixel smartphones, announced a slew of other hardware devices including i…

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