Google is reportedly planning to compete with the Amazon’s smart speaker, Echo Dot by releasing a miniature version of its own Home smart speaker. The unveiling of the miniaturised Google Home is expected to be at a hardware event planned for the upcoming Pixel sequel.
Planning to rival the Amazon’s Echo Dot, the Google Assistant powered smart speaker will allow you to access voice command interfaces for audio systems, connecting multiple Home units, playing music etc.
It is still unclear as to what all features Google’s smaller Home Speaker will come with but we are hoping that the voice-activated Assistant hub will host the similar features like its [...]
Looks like Amazon’s Echo Dot will be there to share the workload this Diwali. From placing online orders for sweets and firecrackers to selecting outlets for Diwali shopping, the smart speaker will do it all.
According to latest reports, Amazon’s much famed Echo Dot may go on sale in India this Diwali, along with the Prime Music service. The Alexa powered smart speaker does a host of things on the tip of your command such as, ordering pizza, booking Uber rides, etc . The Amazon Echo Dot, which costs $50 in the USA, might be priced at Rs 3,000 in India, whereas, its bigger sibling, Amazon Echo may not arrive in India due to its heftier price [...]
Xiaomi has a lot of cool tech to showcase in its smart products lineup. The Xiaomi Mi 360 Wireless Camera is another top offering from the Chinese manufacturer at an affordable price. This security camera looks after your house/office while you take a much-deserved nap.
The Mi Wireless Camera is available in two variants, one that captures footage in 720P and one in 1080P. Priced at USD 37 and USD 78 respectively, the device has everything you need in a security camera. To set it up, you need to download mi home app on your smartphone and scan the QR code to connect. Once connected, it will start streaming will start to stream footage directly to the app on your smartphone. As [...]
IBM Research Scientists created a new world record in tape storage. Their latest invention can capture 330 terabytes of uncompressed data (equivalent to 330 million books) into a single tape cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand.
The new record of 201 gigabits per square inch in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed in collaboration with Sony Storage Media Solutions.
The tape holds 330 terabytes per square inch, beating the earlier record of 220 terabytes of uncompressed data per square inch. The prototype tape is more than 20 times the areal density currently used in commercial tape drives. (Areal recording [...]
Earlier today, Apple announced with an official statement, that the company will discontinue the iPod Nano and iPod shuffle. The company spokesperson made the following statement in an e-mail, “Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano.”
The news of Apple pulling the plug on its traditional music players was somewhat expected. It has been three years since Apple discontinued the iPod Classic. Apart from the iPod Classic, iPod Nano and iPod shuffle were the only iPods which didn’t run an iOS. Apple already expected that its [...]
Every now and then, we stumble onto greatness while scouring the internet. The piece of tech in the centre of attention here is the Robotic Glass Cleaner, and it blew us away with how easy (and an excuse to procrastinate longer) it made our lives! Our office has quite a lot of glass walls which you would’ve noticed in our office tour video a few days ago. What we also showed you a glimpse of, was this futuristic looking uber cool glass cleaner. Now, what this device essentially does is clean your glass walls in a circular motion with the use of its plush soft micro fibre padding. And we don’t need to tell you how awesome micro-fibre is!
The design of the glass [...]
The latest in our top 10 tech segment are tech accessories under INR 1000. We scoured the web for best accessories to buy when them rainy days strike and for those who are looking for a perfect gift to give to your geeky friend, this is the place to be.
1. Clip-On Lens Kit
It’s time to get up close and personal with photography. The clip on lens kit consists of 3 in 1 detachable lenses for your smartphone. Available in three variants, fish-eye, macro and wide angle, this lens kit will add an extra element to your basic smartphone pictures. The fisheye lens offers a wide hemispherical image whereas the macro lens is used for clicking extreme close-up [...]
Recent announcement of Samsung’s Bixby voice support being available to Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in US has kept Samsung in news. The latest rumour is that Samsung might be working on making AirPods-like headphones powered by its smart assistant Bixby. The headphones are expected to feature noise-cancelling tech and are expected to be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 8 launch next month.
The Bixby powered earphones are also reported to also allow users to talk to Bixby and ask the voice-activated assistant contextual questions, thanks to Bixby’s recently released voice support.
While Samsung’s Smart assistant is still in works and requires [...]
It might not be the first time when K5 mall security robot made the news. Last summer, the K-5 robot tripped a 16-month-old toddler and drove away. The security patrol robot is a five-foot, 300-pound machine which reportedly hit the toddler on the head and then ran over his leg. Breaking Asimov’s first law of robotics: “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”, the Knightscope bot might have to work on its people skills. Whereas this time, the K-5 bot seems to have taken the ” be more human” phrase way too seriously. A DC based Knightscope K5 security robot decided to take a dip in a fountain inside [...]
Going up against the likes of Apple and Tag Heuer, the luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton throws its hat in the smartwatch ring with the launch of the Tambour Horizon Android wear watch. An amalgamation of technology and high fashion, the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch offers a level of exclusivity to a usually mass-market device. The 42mm Tambour Horizon smartwatch will be available in Black, Graphite and Monogram along with stainless steel watch cases and sapphire glass back buckles. All three models are water resistant up to 30 meters and includes 60 interchangeable strap options like white, baby pink etc .
Developed in collaboration with Qualcomm and [...]
From Fidget Rollers to VR, here’s a list of top 10 Geek accessories to add to your collection. And before you crib about the price,
Drumrolls please! it’s all under Rs 250!
Designed to hold any smartphone which has up to 6″ LCD screen, Domo VR features adjustable head-strap with tension locks, a magnet input button, a phone aligner, phone holder and phone access slots. After 90% discount, it is priced at INR 199. For a price of INR 199, this VR is a catch.
5 Way Jack Adaptor
This is the accessory we all have been waiting for. The 5 Way Jack Adaptor features 3.5 mm stereo headset hub splitter [...]
Amazon may be one of the largest marketplaces in the world, but the company does have a whole host of products up it’s sleeve. AmazonBasics is one such line of products that gives you whole host of quality products with several options to choose from.
Speakers is one such category, and we are today listing the top speakers we found from AmazonBasics for you guys to choose from.
1. AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Nano Bluetooth Speaker
This compact and lightweight speaker packs a punch, it runs for 6 hours on a full charge, and has an inbuilt mic to handle calls. The rubberized handle doubles up as a clamp to hang the speaker potentially [...]