• Can Apple make listening easy without a headphone jack?


    Apple has a history of preemptively doing away with older technologies, often prompting lamentations from users — at least until they got used to it.
    When Apple shows off its latest iPhone on Wednesday, it will answer a question it hasn’t had to address in years: “What’s it putting in the box?” (Besides the iPhone itself, that is.)
    The iPhone has traditionally shipped with a pair of Apple’s iconic earbuds, made famous in early advertising for the iPod music player. But tech analysts and industry bloggers, citing leaks from Apple’s Asian suppliers, say it looks like the tech giant has decided to do away with the analog headphone jack in the next iPhone.
    That means the earbuds themselves are in for a revamp, one that could hint at Apple’s plans for expanded use of wireless technology.
    The headphone jack…

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  • LG launches LH62,LH64 multimedia bluetooth speakers


    LG Boom Blast LH62 is a 2.1 Bluetooth speaker, while the LH64 is a 5.1 Bluetooth speaker
    LG has announced the launch of two new multimedia speaker systems today – LH62 and LH64, under the Boom Blast series. LG LH62 is a 2.1 Bluetooth speaker, while the LH64 is a 5.1 Bluetooth speaker. LG claims that the speakers will amp up the volume of your music to enhance the experience.
    LG Boom Blast LH62 delivers 36 watt sound output, while the LH64 deliver 54 watts of output. The speakers have a Bluetooth Standby features, which enables them to be powered on through an earlier connected device. The speakers support FM, and can store up to 50 FM radio stations.
    Boh the speakers can be operated via a remote control, and can be mounted on the wall. There is an LED screen that will show the station you are tuned into. The speakers come with a USB port, and has…

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  • Alcatel Vision is a standalone VR headset comes with three hours of battery


    Alcatel Vision comes with a wide 12 degree field of view and a latency of 17ms, which claims as industry leading (Source: Alcatel)
    Alcatel has announced its first standalone VR headset that differs from Samsung, Oculus and HTC Vive VR headsets. Alcatel Vision is a full-fledged headset like Oculus and Vive but it doesn’t need a smartphone or computer to be tethered to.
    Samsung currently sells Gear VR which requires company’s very own smartphone, whereas both Oculus and HTC Vive need computers with solid hardware. Alcatel Vision skips on those tethering needs and runs Android out of the box. Alcatel Vision comes with two 3.8-inch AMOLED screens with 1080 x 1020 pixel resolution. It comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and a smartphone-like 3,000mAh battery. Alca…

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  • Bragi’s new wireless earbuds are called ‘The Headphone’ and they are cheap


    Bragi’s new wireless earbuds skip fitness tracking, touch controls in favour of cheaper price tag (Source: Bragi)
    Bragi, the company behind first truly wireless earbuds, Dash has announced its latest truly wireless earbuds. The new earbuds are still truly wireless but they are nearly 50 per cent cheaper.
    Bragi, the company behind first truly wireless earbuds has announced a new set of wireless earbuds that follow on the design principles set by Dash. Bragi raised nearly $3.3 million on its Kickstarter project to develop Dash. Dash was an innovative concept combining earbuds and fitness tracker into a very tiny and independent package. With the Headphone, Bragi is setting a new standard for wireless earbuds.
    Bragi’s ‘The Headphone’ can take on make phone calls and even activate voice assistants like Google Now or Siri. The…

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  • Google working on 7-inch tablet with Huawei for 2016: Report


    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013 (Image of Nexus 7 for representation)
    Google might be ready to launch a new 7-inch Android tablet in collaboration with Huawei this year. The tablet is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, according to noted tipster Evan Blass. Google had achieved some success with its Nexus 7 tablet back when it was launched in 2013. Since, then the market for tablets itself has dried up – so it is interesting to see why Google is planning to come back in it.
    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013. There is no additional information on the tablet as of yet.
    Two of Google’s smartphones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL are rumoured to launch in October. Google has decided to d…

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  • Sony Xperia X and Z5 Premium prices dropped in India


    Sony launched the Xperia X series in India in May 2016 at Rs 48,990, and is now priced at Rs 38,990
    Sony has announced a price-cut for its Xperia X and Z5 Premium model smartphones in India. Xperia X is now price at Rs 38,990, a price-cut of Rs 10,000 from the original. On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will see a price drop of Rs 8,000, with the phone now retailing at Rs 47,990. The revised price of the two devices is effective from September 1.
    Sony launched the Xperia X series in India in May 2016 at Rs 48,990. It features a Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, an Adreno 510 GPU, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution.
    Xperia X runs on 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card slot. It comes with a 23MP rear camera, with a 13M…

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  • Sony’s new action camera will capture time lapse videos in 4K


    FDR-X3000R can capture approx. 8.3MP interval recording shots for 4K time-lapse videos
    Sony has launched a new 4K action camera called FDR-X3000R. It includes Sony’s patented Balance Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) technology, which has been is available across Sony’s premium Handycam range, but has been adapted for use in Action Cam for the first time. The camera features a 1/2.5 type 8.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor that can take video with 16:9 aspect ratio.
    In addition to taking 4K video, FDR-X3000R can capture approx. 8.3MP interval recording shots for 4K time-lapse videos. The addition of B.O.SS technology in the action camera helps capture stabilised video recordings even in a jerky video. The action camera looks like a smaller version of a handy cam, and can be mounted on a car or bicycle, or held in the hand using optional acces…

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  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon VR820, an all-in-one VR headset


    Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 has been developed with Goertek. It will be made available in Q4 2016.
    Qualcomm has announced its first virtual reality (VR) reference platform for its Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 headset. The company revealed the product at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Qualcomm’s platform is built upon the Snapdragon VR Software Development Kit (SDK) that enables OEMs and developers to improve VR performance and power efficiency. Snapdragon VR820 headset runs the latest Snapdragon 820 processor and enables OEMs to develop standalone head mounted displays (HMDs) optimized for VR content and applications.
    “The Snapdragon VR820 integrates key technologies and features for an exceptional VR experience and provides a springboard for OEMs and developers to usher in the  next generation of truly portable and un…

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  • Researchers develop multi-modal wearable device


    (Image of Intex Fitrist for representational purpose only)
    Indian-origin researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behaviour of people with dementia and it could help in army combat training, too.
    The researchers, Debraj De and Sajal K. Das, along with their teammates created a wearable device for the wrist that can track a person’s movements, ambient environment, bio-signals and much more.
    “The smart chair and the wearable device are new, noninvasive strategies for earlier diagnosis and represent a partnership among scientists and physicians,” said Mignon Makos, Neurologist who collaborated with the researchers for the project.
    Looking like an oversized watch, the sensing device has four basic functi…

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  • Alienware launches VR-ready gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX processors


    Alienware 17 will feature NVIDIA GTX 1080 chip, and a Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz
    Dell has introduced a 13-,15- and 17-inch lineup of Alienware laptops that are VR-ready and will run desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics processors. The series features a new hinge-forward design, with notebook ventilation increasing dissipation of thermal air flow out of the rear. The laptops will also feature Tobii eye tracking – letting your eyes work as a controller.
    Alienware 17 will feature NVIDIA GTX 1080 chip, and a Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz. The 13- and 15-inch models however, will features the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively.
    Alienware 15 will feature a 15.6-inch Full HD display with IPS Anti-Glare, and UHD IGZO for 4K resolutions. The lap…

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