• 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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  • 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.
    Fossil’s Q Wander smartwatch features a soft curving, multi-finish case and comes with interchangeable genuine lea…

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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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    The Variety reports Google will unveil its first Da…

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  • Blaupunkt enters mobile accessories segment via India, smartphones next


    Blaupunkt’s range of accessories will include mobile chargers, data cables, earphones, power banks. The company plans to launch smartphone soon
    Blaupunkt, the German consumer lifestyle and technology has announced its foray into the mobile phone accessories segment. With its debut in India, Blaupunkt has announced plans to globally expand its mobile accessories offerings.
    Blaupunkt is starting with Indian market first and slowly plans to expand to other SAARC countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In India, Blaupunkt’s mobile accessories will be available via Vidur and Co, a New Delhi based product distributor. Blaupunkt is currently launching data cables, earphones, phone chargers and power banks in India.
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  • Sony MDR-1000X headphones launched in India at Rs 30,990


    Sony MDR-1000X is the latest addition to company’s line-up of wireless and noise cancelling headphones.
    Sony has launched MDR-1000X headphones in India at Rs 30,990. Sony MDR-1000X is the latest addition to company’s line-up of wireless and noise cancelling headphones. The headphones tailor noise cancellation using ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ function. The 1000X packs ‘Quick Attention’ mode that lets users put their palm on the headphone ear cup to start a conversation.
    Sony MDR-1000X has features like signal processing for better noise cancellation, upgraded filtering process, and optimised dual noise sensor technology. The ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ feature analyses the shape of your head for a tailor made experience. It comes with Hi-Resolution Audio as the chosen file format. The ambient sound mode changes the sou…

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  • Xiaomi 4K Mi Box launched in US with Android TV support at $69


    Xiaomi 4K Mi Box runs Android TV with support live channels, Google Play, YouTube and Google Cast functions (Source: Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi has expanded its product offerings to the US market with the launch of its 4K enabled Mi TV box. Xiaomi Mi Box is the first device from the Chinese company developed in collaboration with Google.
    Xiaomi Mi Box is a 4K ultra HD streaming media player developed in collaboration with Google. Xiaomi Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second and even supports latest HDR10 standard. Since Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV platform, there is also support for Google voice search and Google Cast.
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    “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to co…

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  • Dell launches Latitude 3379 convertible laptop at Rs 64,990


    Dell Latitude 3379 convertible laptop is available in India starting at Rs 64,990
    Dell has added a new device to its Latitude portfolio, the Dell Latitude 3379 convertible laptop. Dell claims that the laptop is built for business on-the-go. Latitude 3379 is powered by Intel Core processors, and come with an integrated Intel HD Graphics Card. The storage on the device is in the form of a 512GB SSD. The laptop also features a Full HD touch display and weighs 1.75 Kgs.
    Dell claims that the laptops compact and sleek design combine the powerful performance of a business device with the portability of the convertible form factor.
    The Latitude 3379 convertible laptop comes with Windows 10 operating system installed along with a Microsoft Office 30-day trial version. The laptop also gets a 30-day trial version of McAfee Livesafe. The l…

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  • Milagrow launches Aquabot 5.0 floor vacuuming robot, with Wi-Fi connectivity


    AguaBot 5.0 comes with 12 functions which can be controlled through a mobile device, and can connect to 3 device simultaneously
    Milagrow has introduced the company’s first healthcare floor vacuuming robot – Aguabot 5.0. The AguaBot is able to do full wet cleaning and has drying capabilities. It comes with W-Fi connectivity, and can support up to three smartphones simultaneously across a distance of 150 metres. The new AguaBot comes with 12 functions which can be controlled through a mobile device.
    AguaBot 5.0 also comes with an Anion generator that produces millions of negative anions aimed at strengthening the immune system. Milagrow claims that this will help reduce stress, prevent respiratory disorders, improve moods, improve oxygen in bloodstream and reduce depression and anger.
    Speaking on the launch, Debashis D…

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