• Vest for virtual reality

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    Helmet VR — usually — requires a computing node with a wired connection. The user literally “tied” to it. Not too convenient.

    How to avoid embarrassment movements? To get wearable PC in a special backpack. These are already sold. However, there is an alternative. At forum IDF 2016 was presented… the vest. A rather unusual decision. Inside the product is powerful computer. Here are the technical specs. The invention is equipped with a 4-core processor Intel Core i7-6785R. Chip belongs to a generation Skylake. The CPU is able to boast a clock speed of 3.9 GHz.

    Vest for virtual reality

    Integrated graphics — Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580. RAM on Board is 8 GB (LPDDR3-2166). A vibrator motor, solid state drive, and battery 1.5 hours battery life. Sounds int…

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  • Portronics Tring smart key-finder launched at Rs 999

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    You can find a device by pressing a button on “Tring Track” app of your paired smartphone
    Portronics has launched a two-way anti-lost cum key-finder called Tring. Tring will help a user keep track of valuables that have a tendency of being misplaced like phone, wallets, car keys, etc. This device will also allow you to keep a check on the whereabouts of your young children or pets, in case they wander off at a park or a shopping mall.
    Tring is a multi-purpose device with a key-finder function and a remote-camera shutter function. You can connect to Tring using an Apple or an Android phone using the “Tring Track” app. It pairs with the phone via Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy).
    After pairing with smartphone, you just need to attach Tring to any of your valuables like wallet, key-chain, or handbags using the Key Finder function. Now, if you mis…

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  • Samsung Tab A Nook tablet by Barnes and Noble launched at $140

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook e-reader by Barnes & Noble has been launched at a price of 9.99 in the US. (Source: Samsung)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook e-reader by Barnes & Noble has been launched at a price of $139.99 in the US. The new budget e-reader is available on the Barnes & Noble website for purchase. The first generation of the tab was launched in 2014, and was called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook – also featuring a 7-inch display. The company launched two new Nook tabs in 2015 – the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook (8-inch display) and the Galaxy Tab E Nook (9.6-inch display).
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook will run on Android 4.4 Kitkat, has a 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixels, and features 8GB of internal memory (expandable to 200GB). In addition to this extra storage space, all Nook purchases are stored for free in the Nook Cloud.
    The tab provides connect…

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  • Asus Zenbook 3 vs Apple Macbook vs Dell XPS 13: Battle of the slim notebooks

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    Asus Zenbook 3 is the latest slim and lightweight notebook to launch in Indian market priced at Rs 1,47,990 (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
    Asus has officially launched its MacBook competitor, Zenbook 3 in India. The laptop is the latest in the series of Windows 10-powered notebooks that are trying to be as light as MacBook and as powerful as the MacBook Air.
    For long, Windows OEMs have been trying to better the MacBook Air’s design, and now they are going after Cupertino’s lightest notebook: the MacBook. However, Asus Zenbook 3’s competition is not just the Apple MacBook, but also the world’s thinnest notebook from HP. HP’s latest offering Spectre 13 is an engineering marvel in itself, featuring an extremely slim profile of just 10.4mm. Asus Zenbook 3 will also compete against the likes of Dell XPS 13 and Apple’s most reliable noteb…

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  • Apple Watch with cellular connectivity won’t come this year: Report

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    Apple Watch will cellular connectivity will be delayed till 2017, says a new report.
    Apple Watch with cellular connectivity is likely to be delayed till the next generation, although new versions of the Watch will come with GPS-tracking, says a report on Bloomberg.
    The Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says Apple has been in talks with major cellular networks in US and Europe, but there are concerns chips with LTE will consume too much battery. The report adds this will reduce “the product’s effectiveness,” and thus affect user appeal, and there’s a good chance this particular feature will be pushed back to the next generation.
    However, Apple will introduce GPS-tracking in the new watch, says the report quoting people who are familiar with the plan. The reason Apple is looking at cellular connectivity is to free the Watch from it…

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  • Apple Watch 2 will have GPS and barometer, say reports

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    Apple Watch 2 is rumoured to have a faster TSMC built processor and features like GPS and a barometer (Image for representation)
    Apple Watch 2 will launch in two versions in 2016, and both of them will feature some improvements over the first generation device. The report comes from KGI Securities’ well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who issued a new note to investors with a detailed timeline for Apple watches in the coming six months. According to Kuo, Apple is planning to launch two new smartwatches in 2016.
    According to reports on MacRumors and AppleInsider, the Apple Watch 2 will have a faster TSMC built processor, features like GPS, greater waterproofing, higher capacity battery and a barometer. The size of the device is not expected to be slimmer though, claims the note. He also believes the second generation Apple Wat…

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  • Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will take the fight to GoPro

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    Nikon KeyMission 360 4K action camera will take on GoPro.
    Nikon’s next big innovation with be the KeyMission 360 degree camera, which it is certain will change the action camera industry now dominated by GoPro. Expected to launch this year, this 4K camera will be dust, water and shockproof.
    Nikon India managing director Kazuo Ninomiya says this “premium camera” will offer an “awesome experience” to users, and will be superior than existing action cameras. “This 360-degree format will be really new for everyone. It will be aimed at consumers, but professionals will use it too,” says Ninomiya, adding that platforms where 360-degree video will be used are still evolving.
    While there has been a lot of talk about how smartphones are eating into the camera segment, Ninomiya is optimistic. He says the smartphone segment is good for…

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  • Intel announces Aero Ready To Fly Drone with onboard RealSense cameras

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    Intel’s drone platform combines compute, storage, communications and flexible I/O in a form factor the size of a standard playing card
    At IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new platform for unmanned aerial vehicles powered by Atom quad-core processor. The platform combines compute, storage, communications and flexible I/O in a form factor the size of a standard playing card.
    Intel says matching the platform with an optional vision accessory kit, developers can launch sophisticated drone applications. Intel also showcased a new Aero Ready to Fly drone, a fully-assembled quadcopter with compute board and an integrated depth and vision sensing thanks to onboard Intel RealSense cameras. The Aero Ready To Fly Drone also supports several plug and play options, including a flight controller with Dronecode PX4 software. Intel…

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  • Raksha bandhan 2016: Apple MacBook to OnePlus 3, the top tech gifts for your sister

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    Wondering what gadget to gift your brother or sister on Raksha Bandhan? We have you covered.
    Raksha Bandhan is here, and if you haven’t come up with something to gift, we’re here to help. There are selfie smartphone for sisters who love their selfies, fitness trackers for those like to hit the gym, headphones for music buffs, and of course laptops. Here’s our list of gifts this Raksha Bandhan that you can consider this, and we’ve based them around product categories. So if you’re a generous brother or a sister, who wants to give their sibling something special this year, you can choose from the options below.
    Fitness trackers
    • Fitbit Alta
    Fitbit Alta makes up for a great choice, especially for women, thanks to its sleek design. The fitness tracker is exclusive to Amazon in India. Fitbit Alta has a stainless steel body, and interch…

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  • Nikon D3400 announced along with two new telephoto lenses

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    Nikon D3400 is an entry level DSLR with support for ISO upto 25600 and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity (Source: Nikon)
    Nikon has announced D3400, its newest entry level DSLR in the D3000 series. Nikon D3400 features a 24.2MP image sensor capable of shooting both in RAW and JPEG formats.
    Nikon D3400’s large format image has a resolution of 6000 x 4000 while the smaller format image comes with 2992 x 2000 pixels resolution. The D3400 supports DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3 and PictBridge file system and is compatible with SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
    Nikon D3400 comes with an eye-level pentamirror SLR viewfinder with an approximately 0.85x magnification. Nikon D3400 comes with electronically controlled focal plane shutter with vertical-travel. The shutter speed available for users range from 1/4000 of a second to 30 secon…

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