• This Diwali, a PM2.5 counter could help open your eyes. Here is why

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    This small device can tell you realtime what the PM2.5 rate in your house or office is
    Diwali is that time of the year when at least some of us prefer to stay indoors because of high levels of pollution generated by the mindless bursting of crackers. In fact, the situation has been so bad over the past few years that people, at least those with respiratory issues, have been investing in air purifiers. However, most air purifiers have one major flaw: they are unable to tell you what the pollution’s rates actually are.

    This is where a device like the Crusaders Laser PM2.5 Detectors come in. This small device can tell you real time what the PM2.5 rate in your house or office is. Being very portable — it is small enough to fit in your palms — this device can be carried around wherever you go. So if you are asthmatic it might be a good idea to invest in o…

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  • Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

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    This image provided by Google shows a demonstration of the company’s new product called “Jamboard.” Google has designed the giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. Google is releasing the device to a small group of companies Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, before making it widely available in early 2017. (Google via AP)
    Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments.h
    The product is called “Jamboard,” an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards that companies have been setting up in meeting rooms for decades. It boasts a 55-inch, ultrahigh-definition screen capable of recogniz…

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  • Apple’s quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

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    Apple sales on decline. (file)
    Apple says it sold 45.5 million iPhones in the last quarter, 5 percent fewer than it sold a year earlier. But the giant tech company’s rosy forecast for the holidays was better than what Wall Street had been expecting. Apple reported Tuesday that its revenue declined 9 percent to $46.8 billion for the quarter that ended last month. Profit fell 19 percent to $9 billion.
    The results are a reflection of lukewarm interest in last year’s iPhone models. Apple released two new models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, just two weeks before the quarter ended.
    Apple is forecasting a return to sales growth in the three months ending December, after three quarterly declines. Analysts say that’s a good indicator for 2017. The holiday quarter is traditionally Apple’s biggest.

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  • Ricoh Theta SC 360 degree camera launched in India at Rs 25,995

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    Ricoh Theta SC is a 360 degree spherical camera with support for shooting full HD videos for five minutes (Source: Ricoh India)
    Ricoh India has announced a new spherical camera, Theta SC in India. Ricoh Theta SC is based on Ricoh’s first 360 degree camera – Theta. Ricoh Theta SC is aimed at beginners looking to film 360 degree content with a basic spherical camera.

    Ricoh Theta SC measures 45.2mm x 130.6mm x 22.9mm in dimensions and weighs nearly 102 grams. The 360 degree spherical camera is considerably lighter and less bulky than basic compact camera. The Ricoh Theta SC allows for easy capture and transfer of 360-degree images to smartphones and tablets. The spherical camera also allows users to upload their images to theta360.com, a dedicated website to share 360-degree content to social networking platform.
    Ricoh Theta SC ca…

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  • Smartwatch sales decline 51 per cent in Q3 2016, Apple ships 1.1 million units: IDC

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    Smartwatch sales decline over 51 per cent in Q3 2016 with Apple and Lenovo registering worst decline in growth (Source: IDC)
    Smartwatch sales are going down south and it seems consumers are still not convinced about the need for a smartwatch wearable, suggests a new industry report released by IDC. According to IDC’s Q3 sales number, smartwatch industry registered a decline of 51.6 per cent from the same time last year. The total smartwatch volume reached 2.7 million units in Q3 2016 while the numbers stood at 5.6 million in the same period last year.
    The pain in smartwatch sales isn’t surprising considering the flat sales registered by smartphone and PC industry. Apple saw the biggest decline in terms of sales in Q3 2016. Apple Watch registered a decline of 71.6 per cent over Q3 2016 with shipments of just 1.1 million units. Apple…

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  • Diwali Sale 2016: Smartphones to laptops, the top deals on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal

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    Amazon is offering discount on Moto G4 while Flipkart is trying to woo customers with iPhone 7 offers
    Diwali Sale is back on popular e-commerce platform and its raining deals on smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices. Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal – the top three ecommerce platforms are offering exciting deals with cashback and exchange offers. Amazon is also giving early access to select deals for its Prime customers, who also get one day delivery for free with Prime shipping.
    Amazon and Flipkart are giving away biggest discount on their platform exclusive products. Amazon, which has been offering Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus at an attractive discount since Dussehra, is continuing with the offer along with some new smartphones launched very recently. Flipkart, on the other hand, is offering exchange discount on Ap…

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  • Sony launches MDR-XB50BS and XB80BS wireless extra bass in-ear headphones

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    Sony MDR-XB80BS and MDR-50BS have a battery life of up to 7 hours and 8.5 hours respectively
    Sony India has unveiled its all new MDR-XB50BS and MDR-XB80BS sports wireless (extra bass) in-ear headphones today. Sony says, “This wireless headphones line-up, comes with uncompromising sound quality, distinct finish, portability with aesthetic design and an urban appeal.” The headphones are being targeted for the sports enthusiasts, and Sony claims are tuned for EDM music that has the best matching tempo.

    “These powerful additions to Sony’s wireless in-ear headphones eliminate the hassle of connecting wires. Listening experience becomes much smoother as one can connect their music player, Smartphone or dock via Bluetooth and with one-touch NFC. It also has built in mic for hands free calling,” Sony added in its press stat…

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  • Apple iPod turns 15 today, still making people groove

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    Apple 1st Gen iPod featured a 5GB hard drive, FireWire port for syncing (Image Source: Apple)
    It was back in October 23, 2001, Apple Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod; a portable music player, that changed the way people buy and listen to music even 15 years from its launch. The first generation of iPod featured a 5GB hard drive, FireWire port for syncing, a physically-rotating scroll wheel that could save 1,000 songs, tech website Venture Beat reported on Monday.

    The second generation of the iPod (Classic) came out in July 2002, with touch control and added Windows support. It featured 10 and 20GB storage capacity. The iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch followed the iPod Mini.
    The Cupertino giant added a the iPod Mini to its lineup in January, 2004 featuring 4GB of RAM and connectiion via FireW…

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  • Amazon Fire TV streaming devices won’t be so Amazon-focused

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    Amazon will offer viewers a choice of providers. If a video is available for free through Netflix, for instance, that will be the most prominent option (Source: AP)
    Amazon’s own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company’s Fire TV streaming devices. Software updates coming this year will give movies and TV shows from Netflix, HBO and other competitors equal prominence on the devices’ home screen. The approach is similar to one Apple took when it refreshed its Apple TV device last year. Amazon’s Fire TV has offered solid performance at reasonable prices, but its home screen has been cluttered with Amazon products – whether to rent or buy, or offered at no extra charge through Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime program. That’s made it tough to find video from competing providers without turning to a voice-search fea…

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  • Misfit announces Phase, its first hybrid smartwatch with six months battery life

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    Phase is the first big product from Misfit, since its acquisition by Fossil almost a year ago (Source: Misfit)
    Misfit has announced its first real timepiece named Phase. Misfit Phase is the first product from the company which aims to take on the expansive smartwatch market. Misfit Phase is a classic timepiece paired with activity tracker and smartwatch functions.

    Phase is the first big product from Misfit, since its acquisition by Fossil almost a year ago. Misfit Phase follows the introduction of Shine 2 and bracelet style Ray fitness tracker. Misfit Phase has an aluminium and stainless steel case and comes with option of either silicone or leather bands. Misfit Phase is not just another smartwatch, it is the one that closely matches a standard watch. Misfit Phase features metallic watch hands and a circular ring around the w…

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