• 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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  • Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2016: Price, specifications and features

    Apple’s0 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar launched on October 27, and will take a couple of weeks to ship in India
    At its event on October 27, Apple unveiled its newest MacBook Pro, which is the thinnest and the lightest one yet. The new MacBook Pro has seen the exit of the function key on the keyboard, which is replaced by a new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display – known as the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro also sees the integration of a larger Force Touch trackpad.  The new Touch ID feature on the MacBook Pro allows users to quickly unlock the Mac and use Apple Pay on the web.
    Apple claims the new MacBook Pro features the company’s ‘brightest and most colourful Retina display yet’ with 500 nits of brightness, which the company claims is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 per cent thinner compa…

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  • New MacBooks 2016 expected on October 27 as Apple confirms event

    Apple MacBook Air, and Pro 2016 will launch on October 27, according to an announcement from the company.
    Apple has sent out media invites for an October 27 event where it is expected to launch the refreshed MacBook Pro, MacBook Air lineup for 2016. Apple has already got an event page up, which says ‘Hello again’ and adds, “Join us here on October 27 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live.” Apple will be streaming the event live as always. The official confirmation comes after a report on Recode said October 27 will be the date for the event. The MacBook overhaul was long overdue, so it’s not surprising this event is taking place, given the September keynote was all about the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

    With Apple’s invite reading ‘Hello again’ it remains to be seen if there will be some new announcements around Macs and Siri. Ap…

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

    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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  • Google’s new smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 arriving early 2017

    Google’s own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2017 (Source: Android Police)
    Google is reportedly working on two new smartwatches based on Android Wear 2.0. The smartwatches first rumoured in July this year are expected to launch early next year. Google recently delayed Android Wear 2.0 till early next year and might debut the new wrist friendly version of Android alongside the new smartwatches.

    Google is currently revamping its hardware ambitions big time. The company recently ditched the Nexus smartphone brand to announce its own Pixel range. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the most premium Android smartphones one can buy right now. Google is probably preparing its own smartwatches in order to better compete with other smartwatch makers and particularly help Android Wear watche…

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  • WristWhirl: This new input operates smartwatch with wrist movements

    WristWhirl uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures
    Scientists have developed a new smartwatch that can be operated with wrist movements and gestures, allowing users to control the device even when their hands are not free – such as while carrying groceries or holding a bus handle. WristWhirl, the smartwatch prototype, uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform
    common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.

    “While other studies have explored the use of one-handed continuous gestures using smartwatches, WristWhirl is the first to explore gestural input,” said Xing-Dong Yang, assistant professor at Dartmouth College in the US.
    “Technology like ours shows what smartwatches may be able to do in the future…

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  • Intex launches two new Bluetooth 2.1 speakers at Rs 2,999 in India

    Intex IT 212 SUFB comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a SD card slot, a USB port, an Aux port and a built-in FM tuner
    Intex Technologies has added two entry-level 2.1 speakers to its home speaker range with the launch of the IT 212 SUFB and IT 213 SUFB models. With the addition of these two speakers, Intex now has 27 models of 2.1 speakers, 15 models in its 4.1 series and 10 models in its 5.1 series speakers.

    Director and Business Head – Consumer Durables & IT Peripherals, Intex Technologies, Nidhi Markanday said, “Brand Intex has been a household name for years and synonymous to sound & music. Intex has always provided consumers with best of the technology at competitive prices. We as a brand understand the pulse of consumers and hence been able to provide the innovative and stylish products catering to different age groups. We are sure…

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  • Sony launches new 65-inch Bravia Z9D series at Rs 5,04,900

    Z9D series will be available at select Sony Centers and electronic stores in India and will be priced at Rs 504,900
    Sony has announced the launch of its new BRAVIA Z9D series in India today. Sony claims that the Z9D comes with the best of 4K HDR technology and delivers an advanced viewing experience by reproducing deeper blacks and brighter whites to showcase life-like colours details.
    “The new “Z” signature designates a significant step forward and embodies a perfect accuracy in display technology. The Z9D series features a newly developed 4K image processor – the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme and a unique backlight technology- Backlight Master Drive, to attain extraordinary contrast and extremely accurate wide colour expression. It offers an even more impressive visual experience with more depth, texture and realism on th…

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  • Dell announces new Inspiron 5567 notebook at a starting price of Rs 39,590

    Dell Inspiron 15 5567 can be configured with up to seventh gen Core i7 processor and up to 2TB storage (Source: Dell)
    Dell has announced the launch of new Inspiron 5567 notebook in India. The new Windows 10 notebook is the latest addition to Dell’s flagship Inspiron 5000 series. Dell Inspiron 5567 is aimed at students and individual users. Dell Inspiron 5567 is ideal for entertainment, computing and content creation needs. The laptop is 23.3mm thick and has a light,easy-open design.

    Like most Inspiron series notebooks, Dell Inspiron 5567 comes in vibrant colour options including white, midnight blue, fog gray, black, bali blue and tango red. In a press release, Dell says “The Inspiron 15 5567 is a perfect for individuals and families who share a PC.” Dell Inspiron 15 5567 features a 15.6-inch display with an optional full HD p…

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  • Intex launches new 32-inch LED 3222 model at Rs 16,490

    Intex’s new LED TV comes equipped with an Eye Safe T-Matrix technology that the company claims to help remove undue lag
    Intex Technologies has announced the launch of its 32-inch LED 3222 model today. In a special Diwali offer the company is giving an 8000 mAh power bank to customers (with five years special warranty) who purchase the new LED TV. The offer is active right now and will be valid till October 31, 2016.

    “We significantly value the demands of our customer and believe in innovating constantly. With so many options available in the market, today’s consumers are spoilt for choice. In a television per se, they expect perfect picture quality with latest features at the press of a button. We are excited to add this new range to our existing portfolio of LED TVs which are already a big hit among our customer circles,” stated Ms. Ni…

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