Category Archives: Gadget

Google’s Smartwatch- The Future

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Google’s long waited smartwatch is officially expected to launch in june.

The smartwatch device is currently on locked down under high security in a Google building, under high security. LG is manufacturing the smartwatch, who earlier partnered with Google for manufacturing nexus4 and nexus5

Earlier model gave a hint that smartwatch had metal four-square body, which is now replaced with a sporty plastic band and a LCD scree (with color display)

The concept behind the smartwatch  is that you need not to take out your phone for alerts, like who is calling/called you or texted you, etc. Previous reports said that it will support “Google Now” alerts,
Google’s smartwatch will get connected to you smartphone via Bluetooth. You can easily operate by swipe & taps on the screen

We will have to wait and watch for the google’s smartwatch till june.

Apple iphone6 Confirmed features

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Merry-go-round of speculations and rumours always seem to be trouble and start very early to every device of Apple. Rumours of iPhone 6 fired up even before the launch of iPhone5s.
Of course, Apple has wrapped up tighter than early, so it’s difficult to confirm any feature. BUT a Chinese report has confirmed few features which will be in iPhone6.
 
Keeping aside all the HOAX feature which are assumed or expected. The report confirms Apple iPhone 6 will have A8 chip in 64bit mobile chip, Touch ID, Mobile Payment, Sapphire Glass Cover alongwith solar power, stylish and liquid metal body.
 
iPhone will come with two different screen sizes that will be 4.5inch and 5.5inch with 128GB beast strorage capacity. It is likely to be expected to get launched in the last quarter of 2014.  

ORAL-B’s High Tech Bluetooth Toothbrush

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ORAL-B launched a very cool toothbrush last month at MWC event. Company is all set to launch a new high tech toothbrush this summer that features even more tech crammed inside.
 
 The P&G Oral-B brand will launch the toothbrush and will hit stores in June. The high-tech toothbrush will feature Bluetooth 4.0, it will allow it to link to an app running on smartphone. The app can be programmed by your dentist.
 
The idea behind the high-tech toothbrush is to allow the dentist to show people where they need to brush more, and app will indicate if they are brushing too hard. The app will show real-time guidance on brushing.

 The Bluetooth 4.0 equipped brush will be at the top of the Oral-B range and is expected to price it for $300 or 210 euro

Screenshots of WhatsApp’s first new Voice calling feature under Facebook.

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The world’s biggest instant messaging service ‘WhatsApp’, which Facebook has bought for $19 billion, comes with its new voice calling feature.
 
The new update of WhatsApp will be very much same from today’s version. However, the news of hidden features like introduction of new wallpapers, Skype launch and Like options (yet to be revealed) in the update will definitely change the cards on the table.
 
Founder of WhatsApp Jan Koum said, we are adding voice to WhatsApp so that people can stay in taouch with family and friends.
 
In addition to calling feature, the new update will have a Camera button that will allow you to take a quick snap a photo or record a video.
 
With mind-boggling 450 million users worldwide, WhatsApp and its strong competitor WeChat have punched to telecom operators by offering free alternative to messaging.
The news of WhatsApp voice call facility will definitely add worries and surely some headache to telecom companies worldwide which got profit about of $120 billion from text messaging in 2013 (market researcher Ovum).

Moto X coming to India

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Motorola seems to be in Great mood and seems not in mood to take rest & enjoy the success of MOTO G in India, because the company has announced another smartphone, the MOTO X which will be coming soon in India.

 Motorola’s official confirmed the news on Twitter. But company has not announced the date of launch, also not informed regarding the price of MOTO X for Indian market till now.

However, the smartphone is available in US market only  which was launched in August last year.

 Features-
MOTO X runs on Android 4.3, which was later updated by rolling out Android 4.4 in November, by Motorola.
 Moto X has a 4.7-inch display (720×1280 pixels), 
1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 
2GB RAM, 
16GB storage (non-expandable), 
10MP rear camera with an an LED flash and a 2MP front camera.
 
Moto X comes with extremely cool designs and company is planning to launch it with woorden panel option. Moto X will be priced under Rupees 25000/-, which is a good price and a strong contendor in the mid-range category of smartphones.
And will be available for Indian customers from 19th March.

Nokia Lumia 930 Will Be The Nokia Martini

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The latest news for Nokia Martini comes from @evleaks on Twitter, who also leaked many of the Nokia Android news
 Very few things are known till now about Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 smartphone which is codenamed Martini.Users who aren’t fans of the phablet design will probably opt for this since it is more compact,
  
Recently Nokia launched its new Nokia X, its 1st range of Android smartphones.
Now Microsoft is all set to build a new range of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. All the hints clarify that Martini will be a new high-end device.
 
The Nokia Martini will be the 1st Nokia smartphone with Microsoft branding on the handset.Martini will run Windows Phone Blue, no other hint on the Martini’s specifications, but being Nokia and Window Phone, it will definitely have a superb camera and it will be quad-core.
No fixed date of announcement of the device, but we could hear some details at the Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference in April.

World’s Slimmest Smartphone Gionee Elife S5.5, Priced under 25,000/-

Chinese smartphone company Gionee  is all set to launch its slimmest smartphone in 2 countries in March2014. The Gionee Elife S5.5, the 5.5mm thick smartphone which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona ‘14.

 

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First the smartphone will be launched in China on 18th March ‘14. And then it will be launched in India on 31 March ‘14. At MWC the company made an announcement that the device will head over to 40 more countries soon after its initial launch. Gionee also promises the consumers that they will also get a 4G LTE variant of the smartphone till June ‘14.

 Key Specifications-

Display    
5.00-inch
 
Processor   
1.7GHz
 
RAM                        2GB                                                                                                                                                                               
 
Camera 
13MP Rear & 5MP Front
 
Resolution                                                                                                                                              
1080×1920 pixels
 
OS                                                                                                                                                              
Android 4.2
 
Storage   
16GB
 
Battery Capacity                                                                                                                         
2300mAh
 
The Gionee Elife S5.5 (3G variant) is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly $374 or Rupees 23,000/-) in China. Actual pricing and availability of the smartphone in India will be declared on the phone’s launch on 31st March ‘14.
The Elife S5.5 weighs 130 grams, and at just 5.5mm thickness. Company claims that the Gionee Elife S5.5 is the slimmest smartphone in the world.

Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera with 18.4-megapixel sensor

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Nikon the Japanese camera making company announced the latest in its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras series – the Nikon 1 V3. Nikon also announced the latest entrants on its long list of Nikkor lens. The two variants added are the 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto lens & 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD Zoom.
 
The Nikon 1 V3 will have a combined kit with the DF N1000 Electronic Viewfinder, the GR N1010 Grip and 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD Zoom lens. The all unit will be available for retail at Rupees 73,300/- (roughly $1199.95) from the beginning of April 2014.

The two Nikkor lens will be separately available too.

 The 1 Nikkor (VR) 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD Zoom is priced for Rupees. 8,450/-,

& the 1 Nikkor (VR) 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto lens is priced for Rupees. 64,950/-.

The Nikon 1 V3 features 18.4MP CX format image sensor with a new EXPEED 4A image processor. It sports a tilting 3inch LCD screen with a touch panel. It has the ability to shoot 1080p/60fps video & can also shoot a slow motion video at 720p/120fps. The camera can shoot images at a rate of 20fps, along with a Hybrid AF system. Nikon 1 V3 has a rated ISO range of 160-12,800.

The Nikon 1 V3 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets. It also has amazing modes and features like the Toy Camera and Cross Process, Miniature Effect, Slow View, Creative Palette, Live Image Control, Motion Snapshot, Easy Panorama & Selective Color. Some of the features are currently present in Nikon 1 J3 and 1 AW1.

The Nikon 1 V3 includes the accessories like DF-N1000, GR-N1010, and ME-1 external microphone used with the AS-N1000.

Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Neo tablet available at Rupees 16,750/-

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Neo in January 2014.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Neo tablet also called as Tab 3 Lite in some countries has reached India, and its available on the company’s online store for Rupees 16,750/-

Earlier, Samsung officially announced the 3G variant of Galaxy Tab 3 Neo at rupees 16.490/-. However, there is no word yet on availability of the Wi-Fi variant of the tablet.

The strategy to make the tablet more affordable has affected on the specifications, but still it’s a powerful tablet and a strong contender in the mid-range tablet market.

It has 7inch screen (1024 x 600pixels) with a pixel density of 170PPI. The Tab 3 runs on a Dual-core Cortex A9 chip clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. Yes, these specifications are average if compared to its main competition Nexus 7 tablet, which costs is little higher, but offers better features that are worth its price.

Quick Specifications-

Android Jelly Bean Operating System

7 inch WSVGA Display Screen           

Slim, Light & Long Lasting

Better View Experience

1.2GHz Dual-Core

Smile Shot, Panorama, etc.

Special Value Pack

 

The Tablet has 2 megapixel camera which cannot record HD video, also it lacks a front camera which is a major disappointment. The tablet has 8GB of internal storage (expanded upto 32GB). The tablet has 3600mAh battery.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ will launch in April

Gameloft the maker of popular franchises like Asphalt, Real Football & Modern Combat, has released the first teaser of Game ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ for Android, iOS &WP 8 users. The video game will launch in April 2014.

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The first part The Amazing Spider-Man mobile game was superb and tremendously appreciated. Now the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game for smartphones and tablets will tie up with the game’s movie version, which is said to be released in the theatres in May 2014.

In the game user will enjoy the advantage of the open world gaming theme and also can roam around a more detailed Manhattan city. The gamers can explore fight thugs around the city (separately from the main storyline).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game trailer clearly hints of enhanced graphics, fans will enjoy more facing Electro & Green Goblin, along with other iconic villains from Marvel.

Earlier this week, Gameloft and Idea Cellular partnered to offer gaming content to more than 130 million customers of the country’s 3rd largest telecom company. The partnership will allow Idea customers to get games and other content from the Idea mobile portal & Gameloft Game Store.

Mr. Javon Frazier, Vice-President of Games Marketing said that, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game  will deliver a more brilliant and cool gaming experience better than its previous game.