• Apple Watch 2 might have native support for mobile networks: Report

    Apple Watch currently needs to be tethered to an iOS device and shows notifications on the wrist (Source: Apple)
    Researchers at Canalys estimate that 7.5 million connected smartwatches will ship this year. The analysts at Canalys believe Apple Watch will spearhead the smartwatch industry growth, which is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 63 per cent from 2016 to 2020.
    Smartwatches, in their current state are nothing more than a device to see mobile notifications on their wrist and Canalys predicts that could change with Apple Watch 2. According to a report on ZDNet, the next generation Apple Watch could launch with built-in connectivity feature.
    The next-generation Apple Watch could arrive later this year. Most smartwatches (including Apple Watch) are tethered to a mobile device via Bluetooth or WiFi, and adding cel…

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  • Apple Watch will drive the smartwatch industry, shipments set to reach 7.5 million in 2016: Canalys

    Smartwatches are set to grow at a compound annual rate of 63 per cent from 2016 to 2020 (Source: Canalys)
    Smartwatch shipments are set to grow significantly in 2016. According to research firm Canalys, the connected smartwatches are set to grow exponentially at a rate of 63 per cent annually from 2016 to 2020.
    Canalys belives Apple Watch will drive the smartwatch industry thanks to its cellular connectivity. The latest smartwatches from Samsung and LG, namely Gear S2 classic and Watch Urbane LTE (2nd Edition) have also been impressive, notes Canalys.

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  • Logitech GROUP: A new video conference solution for mid to large size conference rooms

    Logitech GROUP comes with a combination of four omnidirectional microphones encased in a metal case.
    Logitech has announced GROUP for video conferencing. The solution is the successor of Logitech’s ConferenceCam CC3000e and suports up to 14- 20 people video conferencing, with the optional expansion microphones.
    Logitech GROUP comes with a combination of four omnidirectional microphones encased in a metal case. Users can converse within a 20-foot diameter around the base, or extend the range to 28-feet with optional expansion microphones. It can also be used with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for audio calls.
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  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 821 processor

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is designed to deliver a 10 per cent performance increase over Snapdragon 820.
    Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 821 processor. It is, however, unclear which smartphones will be powered by the new chipset. Mark Shedd, Director, Marketing claims the 821 is designed to deliver a 10 per cent performance increase over Snapdragon 820.
    If rumours are anything to be believed, the new Nexus smartphones – Sailfish and Marlin – could come with Snapdragon 821. According to Android Police, we could also see the new processor in the US variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The information, however, needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as none of these companies have confirmed the same. Shedd said users can expect commercial devices powered by the 821 in the second half of 2016.
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  • Samsung’s blazingly fast UFS cards will replace your Micro SD

    Samsung’s UFS cards will fit in existing microSD card slots
    Samsung has introduced industry’s first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory cards that are claimed to be up to 5 times faster than microSD cards. These cards are based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage.
    The UFS cards are the same size as the microSD cards and will will fit in the microSD card slots. Samsung has announced the cards to be available in 32, 64, 128 and 256GB versions. These cards will especially be marketed for use in DSLRs, action cams, drones and 3D VR cameras.
    Samsung Electronics “By launching our new high-capacity, high-performance UFS card line-up, we are changing the growth paradigm of the memory card market to prioritize performance and user convenience above all,” said Samsung.

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  • Biostar launches it Racing ​​series Z170/B150 motherboards in India​

    Biostar motherboards are based on the Super 5 design concept
    For the gamers on the go, Biostar, one of the leading manufacturer for motherboards and graphic cards has launched its new gaming portfolio for the millennial gamers in India. Racing Z170 series and Racing B150 series motherboards are designed focusing on PC gaming and eSports. Biostar has also launched the Biostar keyboard and mouse.
    Designed on the Super 5 design concept, the newest Racing series shall boast 5 key features -I/O Armor protects read IO panel and electric components from static electricity and dusts with fancy F1 Formula design , LED DJ features options for designing RGB LED visual effect on your own, 5050 LED for DIY lovers, GT Touch features exclusive touch panel on board instead bottom and lastly dual BIOS with dual protection with different desig…

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    Livpure has launched a Smart RO – The Smartouch Water Purifier with Bluetooth Connectivity. Smartouch can be controlled completely through your smart phone via the Livepure Android App.
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  • SPERO: India’s first crowdfunded eco-friendly electric bike is here

    Spero’s top end model can do 100 kms in a single charge
    India’s first crowdfunded eco-friendly electric bike – Spero has been launched. The bike is the design of Coimbatore based 38-year old Manikandan. He has been working on this project for 3 yrs and is now all set to launch 3 models of his electric bike in India. Manikandan is trying to raise funds for his innovation on Fueladream.com – a Bengaluru- based crowdfunding platform. Besides just funding this project, the people who have funded the project have the option of buying the e-bike through Fueladream.
    Spero will be able to travel 30 kms on a single charge, with the battery charging as the rider pedals. Models that can go 60 kms and 100 kms are also available. The bike can go from 0-25 kmph in 10 seconds and is equipped with 5 gears in electric mode.
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  • Alibaba Group announces first Internet enabled car – OS’car

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    Alibaba Group announced the launch of OS’Car, the first YunOS enabled internet car, in collaboration with SAIC Motor Corp. Alibaba YunOS for cars is a smart operating system, a part of Alibaba’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.
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  • Acer TravelMate X349 with Windows 10 launched: Key specifications and features

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