• 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Fossil Group enters wearable segment in India with Q series smartwatches

    Fossil’s Q Wander smartwatch features a soft curving, multi-finish case and comes with interchangeable leather strap
    Global luxury accessories maker Fossil Group on Wednesday entered the wearable segment in India by unveiling a range of connected devices that include smart watches, hybrid watches and fitness trackers. The wearable devices span across six of Fossil Group’s licensed brands — Fossil Q, Michael Kors Connected, Skagen Connected, Chaps, Emporio Armani and Misfit.
    “Indians are very passionate about technology and are quick to adopt the latest. We believe the country will continue to be a key market for us,” Sonny Vu, President and CTO, Connected Devices, Fossil Group, told reporters here.
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  • ‘Smart speakers’ are angling to colonize your living room

    Echo and its Alexa voice recognition software have since become a sleeper hit, with an estimated 3 million gadgets sold as of April.
    Does your home really need a “smart speaker” that can answer questions, call you an Uber, turn off the lights or play music when you ask? You may be about to find out.
    Two years ago, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo, an unassuming, $180 cylinder that sits atop a kitchen counter or bookshelf, acting as a personal assistant that listens to you and does your bidding.
    Initially, the gadget’s main purpose was a little difficult to discern . But Echo and its Alexa voice recognition software have since become a sleeper hit, with an estimated 3 million gadgets sold as of April, according to research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
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  • Google announces 4K Chromecast, WiFi router and Home speaker at its hardware event

    Google has expanded its hardware offerings beyond smartphones with new Daydream headset, wireless router and intelligent home speaker (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
    Google, apart from Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, also introduced 4K enabled Chromecast, Google-branded WiFi router, first Daydream VR headset and Google Home speaker. Google’s new hardware devices are aimed to push company’s other products like YouTube to a whole new level.
    The highlight here is the new Chromecast Ultra, which brings support for a higher-resolution format called 4K. The ability to stream 4K content is not new to streaming devices but Chromecast Ultra is making it really affordable. Google Chromecast Ultra will cost about $70. Google will, however, face competition from other gadgets like Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi Box and Roku when it…

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  • Google likely to launch $79 Daydream based VR headset

    Google is set to unveil its VR headset based on Daydream platform announced at Google I/O 2016
    We are just few hours away from Google’s MadebyGoogle event but the rumours around the event don’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Google is likely to launch two new Pixel smartphones, 4K chromecast, Google Home speaker, WiFi router at this event but it is also likely to introduce Daydream based VR headset.
    At company’s annual developer conference I/O 2016, Google announced Daydream – a VR platform baked right into Android. Google also said the platform will work seamlessly with Daydream based smartphones since it is seamlessly built into the core of Android. According to Variety, Google will showcase what it really meant about Daydream later tonight.
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