• 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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  • Delhi air pollution: Here’s how to pick the right air purifier for your home

    Delhi air pollution: The city has been reeling under severe smog since Diwali. (Image source: PTI)
    You know you’re living in Delhi if your eyes burn, your throat is sore and your chest feels heavy. It’s been four days since Diwali night, however the cover of toxic air doesn’t seem to be lifting. The blame lies partly with the excessive fireworks display on Diwali night and partly with the farmers in Punjab who refuse to pay any heed to the environment and continue burning the crop stubble left behind after harvest.

    There’s also the failed attempt by the Delhi government in vacuuming the dust off our streets which continues to be a major source of fine particulate matter available freely in the air. Combine expert medical advice that urges people to leave the National Capital (if they want to be healthy) along with more experts who say…

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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.

    “Does this…

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  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 compared to the 2015 model: Here’s what has changed

    Apple MacBook Pro 2016 vs MacBook Pro 2015: Here’s what has changed with the new laptops.
    Apple MacBook Pro lineup has just been refreshed. The last time this happened was in 2015, when Apple introduced the MacBook Pro with Force Touch Keypad, but the 2016 upgrade brings some crucial new features. For starters, the Apple MacBook Pro is now coming in three variants: the 13-inch version without the new Touch Bar, the 13-inch version with the Touch Bar, and the high-end 15-inch version with a Touch Bar.

    The main change to the MacBook Pro is that Apple has gotten rid of the function keys on top, and instead introduced the new OLED Touch Bar which customizes according to the application you’re using. So for Final Cut Pro or Email or Safari, the bar will show specific function keys which apply to application rather than a generic set of funct…

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  • Apple to refresh ageing MacBook Pro lineup: Here is what to expect

    MacBook Pro is expected to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports (Image Source: Amazon)
    Apple Inc is expected to unveil a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday with a fingerprint reader and faster ports, returning to the product line it build the company on after updating smartphones with the iPhone 7. “Hello again,” reads the invitation from Apple to the Thursday product launch, likely a reference to the original Macintosh that debuted with “hello” scrolled across its black and white screen.
    Technology websites, including Techradar, expect the new MacBook Pro to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports. Like the iPhone 7, it will drop a standard headphone ja…

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  • Apple MacBook launch: What time does livestream start, how to watch it online, and more

    Apple’s MacBook Pro event takes place tonight in Cupertino, California. Here’s how to watch it live.
    Apple MacBooks are getting an overhaul, and there’s a keynote taking place tonight. This time Apple’s event is taking place at the company’s campus in Cupertino, instead of San Francisco like it is with most big product announcements. Apple’s event takes place at 10.00 am PDT, which should be around 10.30 PM IST. We answer all the questions related to Apple’s event tonight.

    What time is the event, and where is it taking place?
    Apple event will take place in the company’s Cupertino Campus on October 27, which is today. The keynote will go live at 10.00 am PDT. The India time for the event is 10.30 pm tonight.
    Will there be a live-stream of the event? How do I watch it?
    As with all Apple keynotes, the company will have a live-stream of the ev…

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  • Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

    This image provided by Google shows a demonstration of the company’s new product called “Jamboard.” Google has designed the giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. Google is releasing the device to a small group of companies Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, before making it widely available in early 2017. (Google via AP)
    Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments.h
    The product is called “Jamboard,” an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards that companies have been setting up in meeting rooms for decades. It boasts a 55-inch, ultrahigh-definition screen capable of recogniz…

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  • Diwali Sale 2016: Smartphones to laptops, the top deals on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal

    Amazon is offering discount on Moto G4 while Flipkart is trying to woo customers with iPhone 7 offers
    Diwali Sale is back on popular e-commerce platform and its raining deals on smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices. Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal – the top three ecommerce platforms are offering exciting deals with cashback and exchange offers. Amazon is also giving early access to select deals for its Prime customers, who also get one day delivery for free with Prime shipping.
    Amazon and Flipkart are giving away biggest discount on their platform exclusive products. Amazon, which has been offering Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus at an attractive discount since Dussehra, is continuing with the offer along with some new smartphones launched very recently. Flipkart, on the other hand, is offering exchange discount on Ap…

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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.
    Watch Apple Watch 2: Review, Price And Features

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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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