• Microsoft Hololens available for all developers, can be yours for $3000


    Microsoft Hololens has received its second major upgrade with the ‘Windows 10 Anniversary Update’
    Microsoft Hololens is now available for shipping if you are a developer or a commercial partner of Microsoft. In a blog post, Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow of Windows and Devices Group, said that the company had fulfilled the first wave of orders from the company’s commercial partners and developers, and is expanding to all developers and business customers with its Hololens Development Edition (in US and Canada).
    Each developer can purchase the up to five devices from the Hololens website, priced at $3000 (approx Rs 2,00,000). The company claims the Hololens will help train flight crews and aircraft mechanics, golf pros and fans to get more out of their game, among other things. Microsoft has announced the second major updat…

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  • Xiaomi releases VR headset trailer, could launch on Thursday


    Xiaomi’s VR headset based on Google’s Daydream platform teased, reveals August 4 launch date (Source: Weibo)
    Xiaomi is likely to launch its first VR headset tomorrow. Last week reports emerged that the product will launch on August 1 and now it seems to launch tomorrow. Xiaomi has also put out a trailer which hints at August 4 launch date.
    Xiaomi’s VR headset is reportedly based on Google’s Daydream platform, which was announced by the search giant at company’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2016. Google’sd Daydream is a VR platform that needs Daydream-ready phones’ to power the VR headset. So expect Xiaomi to also announce device compatible with the purported VR headset.
    Google’s Daydream platform is natively built into Android N so expect the Xiaomi device to be more like a Gear VR from Samsung. According to GizmoC…

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  • Sony launches GT4D and V44D party audio systems


    Sony’s GT4D audio system is priced at Rs 50,990 and the V44D at Rs 29,990
    Sony’s has launched its new portable home audio systems- GT4D and V44D featuring Dolby digital sound. The speaker systems feature Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity to enhance ease-of-use for mobile devices, PC and Mac users. Consumers get an option for AUX input, DVD, and USB. The devices also have built-in FM and LDAC capabilities. They can be controlled remotely through Sony’s in-house SongPal app.
    The V44D is a one-box speaker with an inbuilt handle to help carry it around. The GT4D, which is much bigger in size is equipped with wheels and a pull-out handle like a towable suitcase. The sound output for the GT4D is 1600W, and for the V44D is 660W. Both speakers are equipped with LDAC and DSEE features. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancemen…

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  • Apple iPhone 7 lightning earpods leak in a new video


    Apple iPhone 7 earpods video leak hints at what the lightning connected earpod might look like (Source: Weibo)
    It’s almost confirm that Apple will drop the 3.5 mm headphone jack in favour of dual stereo speakers and one single lightning port as the only medium of interface when it launches the next iPhone sometime in September. The reports and rumours have indicated at Apple introducing a lightning earpods with the new iPhone in order to mitigate the lack of headphone jack. While we have seen press renders of what it might look like, it is being shown in a video for the first time.
    Apple won’t be the first smartphone manufacturer to drop 3.5 mm headphone jack, if at all it does with the next iPhones. Chinese internet technology company, LeEco and Motorola have already dropped headphone jack from their recent smartphines in favour of…

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  • Xiaomi’s Daydream VR headset might launch on August 1: Report


    Xiaomi’s Daydream-based VR headset is expected to launch in August
    Xiaomi’s next big product announcement could be a VR headset. Xiaomi, which is steering away from smartphones with alternate smart devices like smart rice cooker and air purifiers, could announce a new VR headset based on Google’s Daydream on August 1.
    Xiaomi’s reason to enter Virtual Reality seems to be its own MIUI based on Android. Xiaomi ships its smartphones with MIUI which is a forked version of Android that relies heavily on customisation and smart features. Xiaomi’s VR headset plans have been revealed by company’s General Manager, Tang Mu. Tang Mu says, Xiaomi is building its own VR headset to provide best VR experience to its MIUI users.
    Xiaomi was a surprise entrant at Google’s I/O 2016 this year. While Xiaomi only announced a 4K enabled Mi Box based on…

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  • Wow! Samsung Gear VR upgrade could have expanded viewing angles


    Samsung Gear VR 2016 will support the Note 7’s USB-C port and offer expanded 110 degree view (Source: Onleaks/Twitter)
    Samsung is set to launch its next Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on August 2 in New York but it seems the company also has a new Gear VR in the offing. Samsung which was likely to launch a new Gear VR at its pre-MWC event decided to continue with the existing version.
    Now, Twitter user @Onleaks has confirmed that Korean company will introduce new Gear VR along with Galaxy Note 7 on August 2. It seems the new Gear VR is bring introduced in order to make it compatible with the USB-C port on Galaxy Note 7. Samsung’s previous Galaxy lineup including Galaxy S7 and S7 edge used regular USB ports for interface.
    According to French website Nowhere Else, the new Gear VR will possess expanded vision of 110 degrees and will be wider than the c…

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  • Creative Aurvana ANC active-noise cancellation headphones announced at Rs 10,999


    Creative Aurvana ANC headphones come with a braided audio cable and inline microphone for music controls
    Creative has announced the launch of its Creative Aurvana ANC noise cancellation headphonse. Creative has designed the headset for urban travelers to enjoy long hours of music, movies or games while cancelling the surrounding noise. The Aurvana ANC has a steel headband wrapped in leatherette for greater comfort. The ear cups come with a polished chrome finish lined with a tinge of blue.
    The headphones sport a lightweight design and leatherette memory foam ear padding, making for long hours of comfortable use to listen to music in a noisy environment such as aircraft cabins, trains or buses. The headphone comes with a braided audio cable and inline microphone for music controls and phone calls. The control will let a user…

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  • TCL 562 smartphone launched along with new TV ranges


    TCL P1 series features 48-inch Curved Full HD Smart TV has an overall thickness of 69.6mm
    World’s third-largest TV manufacturer, TCL has announced its new range of Curve, Ultra HD and Full HD TV series, which are available in the Indian market exclusively on Amazon.in. The new TV series will be available on pre-booking, and registration commences from July 28. The company is also set to introduce its TCL 562 smartphone with a diamond cut design and a 5.5-inch full HD IPS screen. TCL will offer its range of five Televisions and two Smartphones portfolio of products in India starting first week of August.
    Commenting on the launch, Mr. Praveen Valecha, Regional Director – TCL India, said, “Our entry into the smartphones and television category in India is a strategic move that reinforces our commitment to lead technology and innov…

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  • Asus ROG G20CB gaming PC with Pascal GPU launched at a starting price of Rs 1,85,990


    Asus ROG G20CB is a gaming PC with world’s most powerful NVIDIA Pascal GPU (Source: NVIDIA)
    Asus has announced another new gaming device under its ROG series in India. The newest desktop PC is the first PC in India to feature NVIDIA’s Pascal GeForce GTX1080 GPU. The laptop will be available in limited quantities at a starting price of Rs 1,85,990.
    Asus ROG G20CB is a gaming desktop that is extremely compact and console-sized with clean aesthetics. The ROG G20CB is powered by a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor based on Skylake architecture. Asus says its ROG G20CB is primarily meant for mainstream gaming. The desktop gaming PC’s main feature is the use of NVIDIA Pascal GPU which is the most advanced graphics card ever created for a gaming. The NVIDIA Pascal GPU promises unprecedented performance, power efficiency and gami…

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  • Lenovo Air 13 Pro is a Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air competitor


    Lenovo Air 13 Pro is direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air and comes with similar specifications and price (Source: Lenovo China)
    Lenovo, the world’s No.1 PC manufacturer has pulled out its Mi Notebook Air competitor. The laptop not only has same price tag but also shares the word Air in its name. Lenovo Air 13 Pro shares its hardware specifications with Mi Notebook Air and is immediately available on sale.
    Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is the first Windows notebook from Chinese smartphone maker. The notebook available in two variants were launched yesterday and it already has its first big competition. Lenovo Air 13 Pro comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display and is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 256GB storage. The laptop weighs just 1.29kg and has a thickness of just 14.8mm.
    Lenovo Air 13…

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