• Delhi air pollution: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 to Philips 3000 series, the air purifiers to consider


    Delhi air pollution continues: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and more, the top options to consider. ( Image Source: PTI)
    Delhi’s air remains polluted nearly 4 days after Diwali with PM2.5 levels crossing 900 per cubic metre, while PM 10 levels were also in the near 900 mark in various parts of the city. In most cities such pollution levels would be enough to call for a complete shut down, but of course in Delhi life goes on. The only solution appears to be investing in an air purifier, which of course is temporary relief.
    In our own case, we’ve seen two air eurifiers (a Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and a Phillips AC4025 40 Watt Air Purifier) struggling to cope with Delhi’s smog inside a bedroom. At best, the PM2.5 level falls to 250 after the peak of 600. For now it doesn’t look like the smog is going away anytime soon, and getting an Air Purifier, at leas…

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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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  • Nikon brings its KeyMission action camera series to India


    Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera is capable of recording 170 degree 4K UHD videos (Source: Nikon)
    Nikon India has announced the launch of its KeyMission action and wearable cameras in India. The new KeyMission cameras are company’s foray into growing action camera market, which is dominated by GoPro.
    Earlier this year, Nikon had introduced the KeyMission 360 for recording 360 degree videos in 4K UHD resolution. Today, Nikon is adding the KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 to its action camera series. The newly introduced action cameras will continue being available alongside KeyMission 360 action camera.
    The new KeyMission 170 captures 170 degree wide-angle videos in 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The action camera is shockproof and waterproof and supports VR function. The camera is also compatible with Nikon…

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  • Apple Watch Series 2 review roundup: Smartwatch, Fitness Tracker or just a minor upgrade?


    Apple Watch Series 2 requires an iPhone 5 device or later running iOS 10 (Image: Apple)
    Apple has finally updated its smartwatch offering simply called ‘Apple Watch’. The second generation smartwatch is called ‘Apple Watch Series 2’ and features a new GPU, which gives it twice the performance in comparison with the first Apple Watch. The watch is also the first to ship with Apple’s latest watchOS 3.
    Apple Watch Series 2 looks exactly like the first generation watch, but has some cool new features tucked inside. It has a thinner display which features 1000nits of brightness making for a better readability under direct sunlight. The addition of GPS in the watch, makes for a more capable running companion.
    Apple Watch Series 2, like the original Apple Watch, has a stronger focus on fitness tracking, and with its new waterproof desi…

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  • Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple AirPods: First Impressions, India price and More


    Apple Watch Series 2 is here with GPS, and will be swim-proof. (Source: Nandagopal Rajan)
    While Apple announced two new version of the iPhone 7, there were a couple of other important announcements at the keynote on September 7. The Apple Watch Series 2 was announced with a better, faster, processor and swim-proofing. The AirPod meanwhile became Apple’s first wireless device, ushering in a new era. Here is what we thought of the two new devices.
    Apple Watch Series 2
    The Apple Watch Series 2 is swim-proof and can resist water till depths of up to 50 metres. But how do you achieve something like this in a smartwatch with a bunch of entry points for the water to get it? Well, you cap most of the entry points and for the rest use the speaker to expel the water. Simple when you look at it, as speakers use air to create sound and the same air can be use…

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  • Apple Watch ‘Series’ 2 announced, will be waterproof upto 50 m


    Apple Watch Series 2 features a dual core processor and a new GPU that gives twice the performance from the previous generation
    Apple has announced its Apple Watch Series 2 at the live event today. Tim Cook took to stage to announce the introduction of a new generation in Apple’s smartwatch.
    ” Apple Watch is the best way to get notifications. It allows you to quickly and conveniently pay for things. Apple Watch is number two after Rolex in watch brands in the world. It is also the number one selling smartwatch as well,” said Time Cook
    The new watch features a dual core processor and a new GPU that gives twice the performance from the previous generation. The display on the Series 2 Apple Watch is 1000 nits, which Apple claims will make for better readability in the sun.
    Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof up to 50m, making it good for sw…

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  • Biostar launches G300 SSD series, starting at Rs 3,250


    Biostar SSDs in the G300 series will be offered with three storage options – 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB
    Biostar has announced the launch of its SSD category storage with the G300 series. The company claims that the new SSD series is targeted at power users and gamers looking for high-performance storage. The SSDs in the G300 series will be offered with three storage options – 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.
    Biostar G300-120 (with 120GB storage) is priced at Rs 3,250; G300-240 (240GB storage) is priced at Rs 5,000 and G300-480 (480GB storage) is priced at Rs 9,400. The SSDs weigh 50g, 53g, and 56g respectively. All three storage devices are compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows. The maximum reading capability of the SSDs is 550MBps, and up to 480 MBps write speed.
    The company claims that the G300 SSD’s performance at data transfer will be 10…

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  • LeEco Super3 series TV set for flash sale on August 26


    LeEco Super3 TVs come with two year free subscription to company’s content ecosystem
    LeEco has announced that the first flash sale for its Super3 series TVs will be held on August 26. The company has confirmed it had received 10,000 registrations in a day for its Super3 series ecosystem TVs in India.
    The registrations for LeEco’s Super3 TVs will be available from Flipkart and company’s own e-commerce platform, LeMall till August 26. LeEco had recently announced three new 4K TVs in company’s Super3 TV range in India. LeEco’s Super3 TV series will be available in screen sizes ranging from 55-inch to 65-inch. All LeEco Super3 TVs run company’s own EUI 5.6 with its own content ecosystem, which was launched in collaboration with YuppTV and other services in India recently.
    LeEco Super3 TV comes with two years free membership to comp…

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  • Micromax announces Alpha series laptop with 6GB RAM and Core i3 processor


    Micromax Canvas Laptop features a 15.6-inch HD display, 6GB RAM and Core i3 processor (Source: Micromax)
    Micromax, which recently entered the world of notebook and 2-in-1 convertibles with the launch of Canvas Lapbook and Laptab, is now announcing more powerful Alpha series Windows laptops.
    For Micromax, Alpha series is the fourth laptop and it is being introduced as ideal machines for multi-taskers. The laptop steps up from low-power processor to Intel Core i3 coupled with 6GB RAM. The laptops come with 15.6-inch HD display and 500GB RAM. The Core i3 processor used here is a 5th generation one but 6GB RAM should really smoothen the overall experience.
    Micromax Alpha series laptops are lightweight weighing just 2.1Kg and feature expandable storage up to 1TB. Micromax Alpha series notebook packs a 4-cell battery which Mic…

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  • Kodak Smart HD LED TV series launched in India; starts at Rs 13,500


    Kodak Smart HD LED TVs line-up has three models — 32-inches, 40-inches and 50-inches. The Smart TVs offer internet connectivity and WiFi capability.
    Kodak has launched its HD TV series in India in partnership with Super Plastronics Pvt. Ltd. (SPPL), a Noida-based company. Kodak has 5 new TVs in its HD LED TV series starting at Rs 13,500. The devices will be available on online e-commerce platforms starting with Shop Clues, Flipkart and Amazon. The 32-inch TV series will be exclusively available on Shop Clues. Users can buy Kodak TV series starting August 15. Kodak Smart HD LED TVs line-up has three models — 32-inches, 40-inches and 50-inches. The Smart TVs offer internet connectivity and WiFi capability.
    Kodak 32-inch HD X900S comes with 250 Nits panel, in-built games and Samsung panel. It supports USB to USB copying. Kodak 32…

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