• Apple AirPods shipments delayed, could launch only in January 2017: Reports

    Apple AirPods: The shipments could be delayed to January 2017, claim reports. (Source: AP)
    Apple’s AirPods, the wireless headphones which were showcased at the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are yet to hit the stores. In India, the AirPods will be priced at Rs 15,400, but there’s no word on when these are officially launching in the country. Now it appears the shipments are delayed further in the US, and according to some reports, the AirPods are looking at a January 2017 timeline for shipping.

    According to a report in Economic News Daily, which is quoted by DigiTimes, Inventec which is the manufacturer for Apple’s AirPods, is expected to see a boost in revenue around the January period over Apple’s AirPods order. The report says Inventec’s revenues will rise 7 per cent on year and it cites market sources for these numbers…

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  • Apple MacBook Pro price cut expected in 2017, new 32GB RAM variant: Report

    Apple introduced its new series of 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro at its media event on October 27
    Apple released its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that he expects the Cupertino giant to drop the price of the new lineup, and even add 32GB RAM support next year.
    Kuo noted that Apple usually launches its products at a higher price, and only does price cuts on the units in the new year that follows. He anticipates that the drop in prices will be coming during the second half of next year. Kuo additionally believes that customers will gravitate towards the new MacBook’s once the USB-C market matures along with the Touch Bar.

    Kuo believes that the 2017 MacBook laptops may find support for 32GB RAM, and might also come with Intel’s new Cannonlake CPU (which features 15-20 per cent less power consum…

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  • Google Glass to teach you Morse code in four hours

    Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours.
    Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours using a series of vibrations felt near the ear. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Participants wearing Google Glass learned it without paying attention to the signals — they played games while feeling the taps and hearing the corresponding letters. After those few hours, they were 94 per cent accurate keying a sentence that included every letter of the alphabet and 98 per cent accurate writing codes for every letter, the researchers said.

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  • Ricoh Theta SC 360 degree camera launched in India at Rs 25,995

    Ricoh Theta SC is a 360 degree spherical camera with support for shooting full HD videos for five minutes (Source: Ricoh India)
    Ricoh India has announced a new spherical camera, Theta SC in India. Ricoh Theta SC is based on Ricoh’s first 360 degree camera – Theta. Ricoh Theta SC is aimed at beginners looking to film 360 degree content with a basic spherical camera.

    Ricoh Theta SC measures 45.2mm x 130.6mm x 22.9mm in dimensions and weighs nearly 102 grams. The 360 degree spherical camera is considerably lighter and less bulky than basic compact camera. The Ricoh Theta SC allows for easy capture and transfer of 360-degree images to smartphones and tablets. The spherical camera also allows users to upload their images to theta360.com, a dedicated website to share 360-degree content to social networking platform.
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  • Smartwatch sales decline 51 per cent in Q3 2016, Apple ships 1.1 million units: IDC

    Smartwatch sales decline over 51 per cent in Q3 2016 with Apple and Lenovo registering worst decline in growth (Source: IDC)
    Smartwatch sales are going down south and it seems consumers are still not convinced about the need for a smartwatch wearable, suggests a new industry report released by IDC. According to IDC’s Q3 sales number, smartwatch industry registered a decline of 51.6 per cent from the same time last year. The total smartwatch volume reached 2.7 million units in Q3 2016 while the numbers stood at 5.6 million in the same period last year.
    The pain in smartwatch sales isn’t surprising considering the flat sales registered by smartphone and PC industry. Apple saw the biggest decline in terms of sales in Q3 2016. Apple Watch registered a decline of 71.6 per cent over Q3 2016 with shipments of just 1.1 million units. Apple…

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  • Apple Watch Nike+ to be available in India on October 28: Here are all the details

    Apple and Nike are touting the Apple Watch Nike+ as the ultimate device for people who run.
    Soon after making Apple Watch Series 2 available in India, the Cupertino giant has unveiled the release date of Nike+ variant as well. The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on October 28, says the company’s India website. Apple Watch Nike+ will come in two different aluminium case sizes – 38 mm and 42 mm. While the 38mm watch is priced at Rs 32,900; the 32mm costs Rs 34,900. Both the cases cab be paired with four exclusive Nike Sport Band colour combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt. The Apple Watch Nike+ can be purchased from Nike.com, Nike retail stores and at Apple authorised sellers.
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  • Microsoft HoloLens now available for preorder in the UK and five other countries

    Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10 operating system (Source: Microsoft)
    Microsoft HoloLens, the mixed reality headset is now available for preorder in the UK, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany and New Zealand. Microsoft is pitching HoloLens as a tool to communicate, create and colloborate more easily than ever before. The HoloLens is available for pre-order in each of these countries starting today.

    HoloLens is the most craziest thing from Microsoft in the recent times. While most consumers are yet to get acquinted with virtual reality, the HoloLens projects objects on a real world instead of projecting objects on a virtual world. As Microsoft’s Alex Klipman calls it, “HoloLens is a more personal way of interacting with technology.” Microsoft is now allowing de…

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  • Fossil Group enters wearable segment in India with Q series smartwatches

    Fossil’s Q Wander smartwatch features a soft curving, multi-finish case and comes with interchangeable leather strap
    Global luxury accessories maker Fossil Group on Wednesday entered the wearable segment in India by unveiling a range of connected devices that include smart watches, hybrid watches and fitness trackers. The wearable devices span across six of Fossil Group’s licensed brands — Fossil Q, Michael Kors Connected, Skagen Connected, Chaps, Emporio Armani and Misfit.
    “Indians are very passionate about technology and are quick to adopt the latest. We believe the country will continue to be a key market for us,” Sonny Vu, President and CTO, Connected Devices, Fossil Group, told reporters here.
    Fossil’s Q Wander smartwatch features a soft curving, multi-finish case and comes with interchangeable genuine lea…

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  • Sony MDR-1000X headphones launched in India at Rs 30,990

    Sony MDR-1000X is the latest addition to company’s line-up of wireless and noise cancelling headphones.
    Sony has launched MDR-1000X headphones in India at Rs 30,990. Sony MDR-1000X is the latest addition to company’s line-up of wireless and noise cancelling headphones. The headphones tailor noise cancellation using ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ function. The 1000X packs ‘Quick Attention’ mode that lets users put their palm on the headphone ear cup to start a conversation.
    Sony MDR-1000X has features like signal processing for better noise cancellation, upgraded filtering process, and optimised dual noise sensor technology. The ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ feature analyses the shape of your head for a tailor made experience. It comes with Hi-Resolution Audio as the chosen file format. The ambient sound mode changes the sou…

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  • Xiaomi 4K Mi Box launched in US with Android TV support at $69

    Xiaomi 4K Mi Box runs Android TV with support live channels, Google Play, YouTube and Google Cast functions (Source: Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi has expanded its product offerings to the US market with the launch of its 4K enabled Mi TV box. Xiaomi Mi Box is the first device from the Chinese company developed in collaboration with Google.
    Xiaomi Mi Box is a 4K ultra HD streaming media player developed in collaboration with Google. Xiaomi Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second and even supports latest HDR10 standard. Since Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV platform, there is also support for Google voice search and Google Cast.
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    “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to co…

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