• Apple’s new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air to come with USB-C ports only: Report

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    Apple could reportedly bring the flatter keyboard on the 12-inch MacBook to larger MacBook Pro lineup
    Apple has long been rumoured to refresh its Macbook Pro lineup in October. While Apple seems to be busy fulfilling iPhone 7 orders globally right now, the new leaks hint at the launch of company’s next product plan.
    According to a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is planning to launch refreshed 2016 MacBook Pro lineup sometime in October. The report also suggests the launch of refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air at the same event. Apple is reportedly planning to refresh MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup with new USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
    The step seems logical considering the use of USB-C on company’s 12-inch MacBook. First things first, Apple is reportedly ditching the 11-inch MacBook Air to concentr…

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  • VELLO Bike+: Check out the world’s first self-charging electric folding bike

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    The energy with this new system is harvested as before by braking and pedaling downhill, just that it now also converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. (Source: vello bike)
    VELLO Bike+ is the World’s First Self-Charging Electric Folding Bike Promising the Ultimate Freedom for Riders Press Release October 18, 2016, Vienna, AUSTRIA- VELLO BIKE+, the world’s first self-charging electric folding bike which allows users to ride forever without needing to plug it in to a socket for a recharge, is a breakout hit on Kickstarter and trending fast having already raised more than 100,000 on the crowdfunding platform. VELLO Bike+ is the first self-charging electric folding bike on the market: the battery can be fully recharged while riding meaning riders will never run out of battery power.
    The energy with this new system i…

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  • Now, smartwatch that recognises gestures, objects

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    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US discovered that a software upgrade that re-purposes the smartwatch’s existing accelerometer enables the device to detect and distinguish a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers.
    Scientists have developed a new technology that enables smartwatches to recognise gestures such as taps and flicks as well as identify objects held in the user’s hand, making possible new types of interactions with wearable devices. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US discovered that a software upgrade that re-purposes the smartwatch’s existing accelerometer enables the device to detect and distinguish a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers.
    This function makes possible new applications that use common gestures to contro…

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  • Logitech announces M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus mice

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    Logitech M221 Silent comes with an 18-month battery life, while the M331 Silent Plus offers a 24-month battery.
    Logitech has announced the launch of M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus wireless mice in India. The devices are the first quiet mice developed by Logitech. The mice offer a 90 per cent sound reduction as compared to company’s earlier offerings in the same space. Logitech M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus come with the Quiet Mark seal of approval from Noise Abatement Society. “Whether you work in a shared office space or at home, even small sounds like a mouse click can impair productivity and be disturbing to your colleagues or loved ones,” said Ashok Jangra, Logitech, Cluster Category Head – India & SWA.

    “That’s why we created the M221 Silent and the M331 Silent Plus Mice. Our engineers studied the sources of noise made by a…

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  • Samsung Chromebook Pro’s listing reveals a premium Chrome OS convertible priced at $499

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    Samsung Chromebook Pro features metal unibody design, 360-degree hinge and support for a stylus (Source: Samsung)
    Samsung has quitely announced a new premium Chrome OS notebook with the name ‘Chromebook Pro’. Samsung Chromebook Pro is basically a variant of Notebook 7 Spin running Chrome OS instead of Windows 10. The pro aspect in Samsung’s Chromebook Pro comes from its metal unibody design, 360-degree hinge and support for a stylus.

    Samsung Chromebook Pro features a 12.3-inch touch display with a resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels. The Chrome OS notebook features 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. The notebook is powered by an hexa-core processor clocked at 2GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The laptop is made out of metal and features a dedicated slot for stylus. According to Sammobile, Samsung is just not calling it…

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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem promises gigabit speeds on smartphones

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    With Snapdragon X50, Qualcomm is promising a peak download speeds of 5 gigabits per second (Source: Qualcomm)
    At the annual 4G/5G summit being held in Hong Kong, Qualcomm has announced its latest modem chipset, Snapdragon X50 5G modem. With Snapdragon X50, Qualcomm becomes the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution. The new 5G modem is designed to support OEMs building the next generation cellular devices.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem will initially support operation in the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28GHz band. The modem will use multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology for better antenna reception along with support for adaptive beamforming and beam tracking techniques. Qualcomm is promising robust and sustained mobile broadband communications with…

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  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 processors with dual-camera support

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    Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 processors come with dual-camera support.
    Qualcomm has announced its latest processors in the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 400 series. Qualcomm has announced the launch of Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427 processors at company’s annual summit in Hong Kong. Qualcomm says smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 and Snapdragon 626 should be hitting the market by the end of 2016 while Snapdragon 427 chipset based smartphones will be seen on devices in early 2017.
    Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 400 series processors bring improvements to processing performance and support for QuickCharge 3.0 and dual rear camera support as well. The processors also add support for X9 LTE modem with Cat 7 downlink speeds up to 300Mbps and Cat 13 uplink spee…

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  • Amazon Great Indian Festival: Deals on Apple MacBook Air, Surface Pro 4, and other laptops

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    Amazon Sale: Deals on Apple MacBook Air, Surface Pro 4, Lenovo Yoga 500 and other laptops.
    Amazon’s Great India festival continues till October 20, and there are discounts/exchange offers on smartphones like Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4, OnePlus 3, etc. Amazon is also hosting deals on laptops and tablets, and here’s a quick look at some of the best offers. Apple MacBook Air, HP, Lenovo, Dell and Asus laptops are available at discounts, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Most of these discounts have a time limit, so you’ll need to claim them quickly. Here’s a look at the best deals on laptops, tablets.
    Apple MacBook Air: Apple MacBook Air is available at Rs 59,799 during the deal well below the Rs 80,900 asking price. This one comes with a 13.3-inch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD, Mac OS X which can be upgrade to MacOS…

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  • IIT-Kharagpur students developing fully indigenous drones

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    The drones, being developed under the institute’s Aerial Robotics Kharagpur (ARK) initiative, are being given shape at the Centre for Excellence in Robotics.
    A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is developing drones using indigenous hardware and software, officials said. The drones, being developed under the institute’s Aerial Robotics Kharagpur (ARK) initiative, are being given shape at the Centre for Excellence in Robotics, funded by the Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) facility of the Institute. The Centre has received funding from the Institute to the extent of Rs 5 crore for 12 projects. “Under the ARK initiative, drones are being developed, which would be capable of autonomous flight, localisation in GPS-denied environments, and tracking and interacti…

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  • FiiO X1 2nd generation portable music player launched at Rs 7,499

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    FiiO X1 2nd generation is available in Silver, Rose Gold and Black colour variants at Rs 7,499.
    FiiO has announced the launch of its X1 2nd generation portable high resolution music player in India. The FiiO X1 improves on performance and design of its predecessor. The music player has an aluminum alloy body and is light as well as portable. It features a new UI design, and can be used with microSD cards of up to 256GB for music playback. The device is available in Silver, Rose Gold and Black colour variants at Rs 7,499. FiiO X1 can be bought from company’s online store. According FiiO, the company has made major improvements to FiiO touch wheel.

    The new FiiO touch wheel in FiiO X1 is has higher sensitivity, better anti-interference and a longer service life. FiiO X1 comes with Bluetooth v4.0 system based on F1C81 chipset.  The music…

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