Making a transition from phone to smartphone is a difficult task. However, once if you have a smartphone, transitioning your home to a smart home is pretty easy. These are Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which once connected to Wi-Fi to give you control over different functionalities. It is worth noting that these accessories can be controlled from any smartphone running iOS or Android smartphone.So, here are the top 5 gadgets that can convert your run of the mill home into a smart home.Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot can act as a hub to control other smart accessories. The Echo Dot is available on Amazon for Rs 4,499 and offers a plethora of features. The device comes with [...]
Fitbit launched the Fitbit Versa smartwatch in India on the 14th of March. The Fitbit Versa is a successor to the Fitbit Iconic, which runs on the same Fitbit OS. As Fitbit recently acquired Pebble, the design elements are quite reminiscent of the Pebble Time Steel.
The regular version will retail for Rs 19,999 and the special edition will retail for Rs 21,999. However, there are no details on the availability of the smartwatch. The smartwatch runs on Fitbit OS 2.0. It has a maximum brightness of 1,000nits which should offer great sunlight legibility. The smartwatch has 4 days of battery life, which can be completely charged within 2 hours.
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Samsung is known for its signature TVs with the OLED panel. However, the company is slowly shifting towards the Quantum Dot technology. In fact, the company announced a couple of Smart TVs based on QLED technology at CES 2018. On March 7th, 2018, the company is expected to launch few more models of mainstream TVs using Quantum Dot technology.
Samsung is all set to launch the next generation Smart TV series in New York at the American Stock Exchange in Manhattan. The company is expected to launch 8K resolution smart TVs. In fact, Samsung showcased a TV with 8K resolution at CES 2018.Features of 2018 QLED Samsung TVs
A report from Korea stated that the 2018 QLED [...]
Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 is one of the best smart TV that one can get for the budget of Rs 40,000. However, the 55-inch size with 4K resolution is not everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, the 55 inch TV from Xiaomi is too much for an average Indian house. To bridge this gap, the company might launch a new TV with 42 inch screen size with 1o80p resolution. Similarly, the TV is likely to be called as Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Lite.
Here is an official tweet hint from Manu Jain
Mi fans! Something new is coming to India!
It’s time to switch to something smarter, slimmer and sleeker. Coming soon! Stay tuned ?#SwitchToSmart [...]
A Dutch-based designer has come up with a concept render for the Apple AR Glasses. The concept images are very realistic, which showcases the aesthetics and the function of the glass. Unlike the Google Glass, Apple AR Glasses looks like regular sunglasses with Apple logo on both sides of the frame.
Google was the first company to release a pair smart glasses. However, owing to its unusual appearance and intrusive features, it failed to take off. Intel recently came up with a concept called Vaunt, which uses retinal projection technology to project an image directly on your eyeball. One of the main features of the Vaunt is how simple they look. Unlike the Google Glass, it will [...]
The alleged Nokia 10 might, in fact, be the Nokia 8 Pro. A new report claims that the company will soon launch the Nokia 8 Pro. The device will have a camera setup, originally rumoured for the Nokia 10. The Nokia 8 Pro will succeed the Nokia 8, which was the flagship device of 2017 for Nokia.
The Nokia 8 was the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global, which offered flagship grade specifications. Nokia 8 was bested by the likes of the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. This was largely due to their superior design. The Nokia 8 also did not impress with its camera quality which was hyped by the company.
It looks like HMD Global’s plan of launching a [...]
LG announced the LG V30+ back in August during IFA 2017 in Berlin. While the device was slowly spread out to global markets after its initial launch in South Korea, the smartphone made its way to India in mid-December. In India, the V30+ is available in only two colours, Aurora Black and Cloud Silver while globally there are two more colour variants available, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.
However, right before CES 2018 went underway, the South Korean company announced a new colour variant of the LG V30, called Raspberry Rose. It is a shade of red which is different from other [...]
Major telcos in India are future proofing their networks by working on the next big thing in the telecom industry, 5G. We had earlier reported that the government of India wants to be a big player in the 5G industry and take adequate steps earlier on in order to not fall behind in the 5G race. Now, major telcos like Airtel, Relieance Jio and more are preparing to introduce massive MIMO technology into their respective networks. The 5G technology is expected to be rolled out by 2020 and the massive MIMO technology is considered to be a key component in enabling 5G.
Massive MIMO, or massive multiple input multiple output, increases capacity of a base station by five to seven [...]
After the announcement of a small speaker focussed more on AI, Google has launched the Google Max smart speaker. The Google Max will focus a lot on bass and the company claims it is 20 times louder than Google Home.
Google Max will concentrate on “smart sound.” For example, if the speaker is near a wall or on a shelf, it sounds different. Google is automatically tuning it. “This is all done dynamically” and it can change sound automatically. Google Max supports YouTube Music, Spotify and all other major music streaming services. The Google Max is also powered by Google Assistant and can recognise your voice even if the music is playing loudly thanks to [...]
The Pokémon Go Fest, which marked the game’s first anniversary turned out to be an absolute disaster. The fest was supposed to be a huge celebration. Players were promised rare Pokémons, rewards, training tips but were served with nothing but disappointment.
The event seemed to be a magnet for screw-ups. The attendees waited for hours to play, only to be told that the games are not working. The game servers quit working (due to the congested network) and the company had no backup plan. Maybe Niantic wasn’t prepared for neither the server load nor the network congestion.
The fest fiasco obviously didn’t go down well with the event attendees. Few of the [...]
The tech industry strives to evolve on a daily basis and it results in some of the coolest products you can get your hands on. KFC seems to have recognised that the tech industry has a huge potential for fan-engagement and innovation can get you the right publicity. Earlier, KFC teamed up with Huawei to launch a limited-edition KFC Huawei Enjoy 7 in order to celebrate its 30th anniversary in China. The smartphone was launched with a 5.5-inch screen and a Snapdragon 425 processor and a fingerprint scanner.
But, if fried chicken and FIFA 17 are your thing, then look no further than the KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0. If you are a sucker for limited edition stuff then this [...]
Japanese watch-making giant Seiko and Tokyo-based retailer Nano Universe are coming together to sell a limited bunch of Chariot series watches. Back in 1984, Steve Jobs was seen sporting the watch design in his portrait by Norman Seeff. The portrait later went on to become the cover of the Times Magazine.
The shot is one of the most iconic photographs of Jobs. Steve Jobs, who is the former Apple Inc. co-founder, is seen sitting with his legs crossed and the Macintosh on his lap, at his Woodside, California house.
After Jobs’ death, his estate sold the original watch owned by him for $42,500 in February last year. Seiko has now decided to [...]