• Samsung Tab A Nook tablet by Barnes and Noble launched at $140


    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook e-reader by Barnes & Noble has been launched at a price of 9.99 in the US. (Source: Samsung)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook e-reader by Barnes & Noble has been launched at a price of $139.99 in the US. The new budget e-reader is available on the Barnes & Noble website for purchase. The first generation of the tab was launched in 2014, and was called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook – also featuring a 7-inch display. The company launched two new Nook tabs in 2015 – the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook (8-inch display) and the Galaxy Tab E Nook (9.6-inch display).
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook will run on Android 4.4 Kitkat, has a 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixels, and features 8GB of internal memory (expandable to 200GB). In addition to this extra storage space, all Nook purchases are stored for free in the Nook Cloud.
    The tab provides connect…

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  • Asus Zenbook 3 vs Apple Macbook vs Dell XPS 13: Battle of the slim notebooks


    Asus Zenbook 3 is the latest slim and lightweight notebook to launch in Indian market priced at Rs 1,47,990 (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
    Asus has officially launched its MacBook competitor, Zenbook 3 in India. The laptop is the latest in the series of Windows 10-powered notebooks that are trying to be as light as MacBook and as powerful as the MacBook Air.
    For long, Windows OEMs have been trying to better the MacBook Air’s design, and now they are going after Cupertino’s lightest notebook: the MacBook. However, Asus Zenbook 3’s competition is not just the Apple MacBook, but also the world’s thinnest notebook from HP. HP’s latest offering Spectre 13 is an engineering marvel in itself, featuring an extremely slim profile of just 10.4mm. Asus Zenbook 3 will also compete against the likes of Dell XPS 13 and Apple’s most reliable noteb…

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  • Apple Watch with cellular connectivity won’t come this year: Report


    Apple Watch will cellular connectivity will be delayed till 2017, says a new report.
    Apple Watch with cellular connectivity is likely to be delayed till the next generation, although new versions of the Watch will come with GPS-tracking, says a report on Bloomberg.
    The Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says Apple has been in talks with major cellular networks in US and Europe, but there are concerns chips with LTE will consume too much battery. The report adds this will reduce “the product’s effectiveness,” and thus affect user appeal, and there’s a good chance this particular feature will be pushed back to the next generation.
    However, Apple will introduce GPS-tracking in the new watch, says the report quoting people who are familiar with the plan. The reason Apple is looking at cellular connectivity is to free the Watch from it…

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  • Apple Watch 2 will have GPS and barometer, say reports


    Apple Watch 2 is rumoured to have a faster TSMC built processor and features like GPS and a barometer (Image for representation)
    Apple Watch 2 will launch in two versions in 2016, and both of them will feature some improvements over the first generation device. The report comes from KGI Securities’ well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who issued a new note to investors with a detailed timeline for Apple watches in the coming six months. According to Kuo, Apple is planning to launch two new smartwatches in 2016.
    According to reports on MacRumors and AppleInsider, the Apple Watch 2 will have a faster TSMC built processor, features like GPS, greater waterproofing, higher capacity battery and a barometer. The size of the device is not expected to be slimmer though, claims the note. He also believes the second generation Apple Wat…

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  • Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will take the fight to GoPro


    Nikon KeyMission 360 4K action camera will take on GoPro.
    Nikon’s next big innovation with be the KeyMission 360 degree camera, which it is certain will change the action camera industry now dominated by GoPro. Expected to launch this year, this 4K camera will be dust, water and shockproof.
    Nikon India managing director Kazuo Ninomiya says this “premium camera” will offer an “awesome experience” to users, and will be superior than existing action cameras. “This 360-degree format will be really new for everyone. It will be aimed at consumers, but professionals will use it too,” says Ninomiya, adding that platforms where 360-degree video will be used are still evolving.
    While there has been a lot of talk about how smartphones are eating into the camera segment, Ninomiya is optimistic. He says the smartphone segment is good for…

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  • Intel announces Aero Ready To Fly Drone with onboard RealSense cameras


    Intel’s drone platform combines compute, storage, communications and flexible I/O in a form factor the size of a standard playing card
    At IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new platform for unmanned aerial vehicles powered by Atom quad-core processor. The platform combines compute, storage, communications and flexible I/O in a form factor the size of a standard playing card.
    Intel says matching the platform with an optional vision accessory kit, developers can launch sophisticated drone applications. Intel also showcased a new Aero Ready to Fly drone, a fully-assembled quadcopter with compute board and an integrated depth and vision sensing thanks to onboard Intel RealSense cameras. The Aero Ready To Fly Drone also supports several plug and play options, including a flight controller with Dronecode PX4 software. Intel…

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  • Raksha bandhan 2016: Apple MacBook to OnePlus 3, the top tech gifts for your sister


    Wondering what gadget to gift your brother or sister on Raksha Bandhan? We have you covered.
    Raksha Bandhan is here, and if you haven’t come up with something to gift, we’re here to help. There are selfie smartphone for sisters who love their selfies, fitness trackers for those like to hit the gym, headphones for music buffs, and of course laptops. Here’s our list of gifts this Raksha Bandhan that you can consider this, and we’ve based them around product categories. So if you’re a generous brother or a sister, who wants to give their sibling something special this year, you can choose from the options below.
    Fitness trackers
    • Fitbit Alta
    Fitbit Alta makes up for a great choice, especially for women, thanks to its sleek design. The fitness tracker is exclusive to Amazon in India. Fitbit Alta has a stainless steel body, and interch…

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  • Nikon D3400 announced along with two new telephoto lenses


    Nikon D3400 is an entry level DSLR with support for ISO upto 25600 and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity (Source: Nikon)
    Nikon has announced D3400, its newest entry level DSLR in the D3000 series. Nikon D3400 features a 24.2MP image sensor capable of shooting both in RAW and JPEG formats.
    Nikon D3400’s large format image has a resolution of 6000 x 4000 while the smaller format image comes with 2992 x 2000 pixels resolution. The D3400 supports DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3 and PictBridge file system and is compatible with SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
    Nikon D3400 comes with an eye-level pentamirror SLR viewfinder with an approximately 0.85x magnification. Nikon D3400 comes with electronically controlled focal plane shutter with vertical-travel. The shutter speed available for users range from 1/4000 of a second to 30 secon…

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  • Intel Project Alloy is a new VR solution with its RealSense technology


    Intel’s Project Alloy headset, which was unveiled at Intel Developer Forum 2016 in San Francisco.
    Intel Project Alloy, a new all-in-one virtual reality solution with the company’s RealSense Technology has been unveiled at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled Project Alloy, and the company will offer this as an open platform in 2017.
    In case of Project Alloy, the computing device and sensors are directly integrated into the VR headset. The company claims a user can go totally wireless on Alloy; it does not need to a computer or other sensors for the user to experience ‘merged reality’. In case of Alloy, the computing power is “located in the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD),” says a statement from the company.
    According to Intel, this will ensure “free range of motion with 6 degre…

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  • Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021


    Ford President and CEO Mark Fields said that Ford Motor Company  will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021. (Source: AP)
    Ford Motor Comapany intends to have a fully driverless vehicle on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later.
    “This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company,” said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan on Tuesday, at Ford’s Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California.
    Ford’s approach to the autonomous car breaks from many other companies, like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors, which plan to gradually add self-driving capability to traditional cars. Just last month, BMW AG, Intel…

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