• Xiaomi set to launch Mi Air Purifier in India on September 21


    Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 is all set to launch in India on September 21.
    Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 will launch in India on September 21. Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain tweeted out about a new product launch on the day, with the added message, “Every breath of fresh air is equally important!” Jain had also tweeted this message earlier,”#AirPollution is increasing every day – #Trucks #Autos #Construction #Factories. What are you doing to counter it?” hinting at the launch of its Air Purifier in the country.
    In India Xiaomi has become synonymous with smartphones, and is now among the top three smartphone vendors for the top 30 cities (based on IDC data). But in China, the brand is beyond phones. Xiaomi’s Mi TV, Air Purifiers, Water Purifiers, bicycles, even rice cookers and pens are all products with their Mi branding. Recently the comp…

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  • Xiaomi’s Yi M1 mirrorless camera pairs Sony image sensor with a cheap price tag


    Xiaomi’s M1 mirrorless camera features a design similar to Leica and has guts of a Sony image sensor (Source: Yi)
    Xiaomi is turning Yi from an action camera brand to commercial camera brand. Xiaomi’s sister brand Xiaoyi is introducing new micro four thirds mirrorless camera, M1 with the promise of strong performance for the price.
    Xiaomi’s M1 mirrorless camera pairs a 20-megapixel image sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600. The Yi M1 mirrorless camera also offers premium build quality and seems every bit inspired by Leica. Right from the camera body to branding, there is strong resemblence to Leica’s legacy, which is not a bad thing for a first time attempt.
    Xiaomi’s M1 action camera comes bundled with standard zoom lens of 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 or dual lens option of standard zoom lens and a 42.5mm f1.8 portrait lens. Con…

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  • Nikon brings its KeyMission action camera series to India


    Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera is capable of recording 170 degree 4K UHD videos (Source: Nikon)
    Nikon India has announced the launch of its KeyMission action and wearable cameras in India. The new KeyMission cameras are company’s foray into growing action camera market, which is dominated by GoPro.
    Earlier this year, Nikon had introduced the KeyMission 360 for recording 360 degree videos in 4K UHD resolution. Today, Nikon is adding the KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 to its action camera series. The newly introduced action cameras will continue being available alongside KeyMission 360 action camera.
    The new KeyMission 170 captures 170 degree wide-angle videos in 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The action camera is shockproof and waterproof and supports VR function. The camera is also compatible with Nikon…

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  • Strontium announces Nitro iDrive microSD card reader and iDrive 3.0 OTG for iOS devices


    Strontium has announced new expandable storage option for Apple’s iOS devices which also includes microSD card reader (Source: Strontium)
    Strontium is the latest to join the growing list of storage providers making expandable storage for Apple’s iOS devices. With iPhone 7 and new iPhone 6s, Apple may have made 32GB storage standard but the older iPhones and iPads still start at 16GB.
    With Leef iBridge and SanDisk iExpand Drive, there is a wide choice of expandable storage for iPhone users and Strontium’s offering is different in its own way. First, Strontium is not offering a USB plug and play device rather it is a memory card reader. With Strontium’s newly announced Nitro iDrive microSD card reader, iOS users can simply turn any memory card into an expandable storage. The significant advantage here being that microSD card c…

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  • GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma drone announced


    GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma drone have been announced.
    GoPro has unveiled a slew of new products including the Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black and a new Karma Drone; both cameras support 4K recording at 30 frames per second. The new Hero 5 Black starts at $399.99, while the Hero 5 Session costs $299.99 and both will be available from October 2.
    GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman launched the new line of cameras, a cloud-based software, and the Karma drone at an event in Squaw Valley, California. “With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman in a press statement. “Hero 5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changin…

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  • Bingo C6 with 1.3-inch display launched at Rs 2,499


    Bingo C6 is powered by a Mediatek MTK2502C processor with 128 MB internal memory ( expandable up to 64MB via microSD card).
    Bingo has announced the launch of its smartwatch – Bingo C6 – at Rs 2,499. Bingo C6 features a 1.3-inch capacitive display with a 240×240 screen resolution. There’s NANO toughened glass for protection. The smartwatch has a solid stainless steel casing. It can be connected via Bluetooth v4.0 as well as SIM card. Bingo C6 is compatible with Android and iOS.
    Bingo C6 is powered by a Mediatek MTK2502C processor with 128 MB internal memory ( expandable up to 64MB via microSD card). The smartwatch is claimed to provide 3 hours of talk time and 180 hrs stand by time with its 380 mAh battery.
    “At Bingo Technologies we understand the needs of our customers, i.e superior performance at an affordable price point. Out latest…

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  • Leica’s new Sofort instant camera is adorable and luxurious too


    Leica Sofort brings the luxury part of camera technology to instant camera with its 0 price tag (Source: Leica)
    Leica, the camera brand that is generally sits out of the affordable index, has announced new instant camera. The new Leica Sofort is an instant camera based on Fujifilm’s Instax film to produce instant prints.
    Leica Sofort is an instant camera with the touch and feel of a compact point and shoot device. It supports a variety of automatic modes like standard auto, party, sport, action and macro. Interestingly, the instant camera also comes with a dedicated mode for selfies and offers a mirror on the front for framing those selfie shots.
    With Sofort, Leica will offer both color and black and white film packs. The camera is listed in white, orange and mint green colour variants on the company website. Leica Sofort feature…

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  • FAA contemplating whether millions of drones will fill skies


    NASA is working with industry and the FAA to create a new low-altitude air traffic control system specifically for drones.
    So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials said they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.
    In the nine months since the Federal Aviation Administration created a drone registration system, more than 550,000 unmanned aircraft have been registered with the agency, said Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA’s drone office.
    Speaking at the first meeting of a new government-industry drone advisory committee, Lawrence said new registrations are coming in at a rate of 2,000 a day. By comparison, the FAA says there are 260,165 manned aircraft registered i…

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  • Pokémon GO Plus: Now catch Pokémon even with smartphone in your pocket


    Pokémon GO Plus will flash lights in different colours to denote PokéStop, new Pokémons and Pokémons that you’ve already encountered.
    Pokémon GO Plus has finally been launched. The band allows users to play Pokémon GO without taking their smartphones out of pocket. Pokémon GO Plus uses Bluetooth LE to pair to devices, even without leaving the GO app. You need to be on the latest version of Pokémon GO app to use the band. It is easy to connect – Go to settings, click the ‘Pokémon GO Plus’ menu and select the band to pair.
    Next, Pokémon GO Plus will flash lights in different colours to denote PokéStop, new Pokémons and Pokémons that you’ve already encountered. You can press the button on Pokémon GO Plus in response to catch a Pokémon or collect items. TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington, who tried his hands on Pokémon GO Plus band explai…

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  • Reliance Jio’s new JioFi 4G device with OLED display spotted, priced at Rs 1,999


    The new JioFi’s OLED display will show information like – Wi-Fi connectivity, SIM card status, battery status, On/Off status and more (Image from Twitter: @IamRaghvendraS)
    Reliance Jio SIMs and Wi-Fi hotspots are hard to find at Reliance stores since the official launch of the Jio network on September 5, but Reliance appears to have silently introduced a new JioFi 4G device in the meanwhile. First spotted on Twitter, images of the new JioFi were posted by a user called Raghvendra – which shows the new device with a larger form factor than the previous JioFi 2 and an OLED display.
    The new offering from Reliance simply carries forward the name ‘JioFi’ as written on the box. The new design of the device does away with the previous models computer-mouse style, in favour for a flatter and square design with rounded edges.
    Unlike the Jio…

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