MIJA, a sub-brand of Xiaomi has launched an Air Quality Detector. This detector is a part of Xiaomi’s smart home ecosystem. Xiaomi has previously launched an air purifier as well. With a growing need for such products in cities across the world, the Chinese tech giant is expanding its portfolio in this segment. The detector is available only in China as of now.The Air Quality Detector
The MIJA Air Quality Detector has 5 parameters which it follows for air pollution detection. These include PM 2.5, TVOCs, Carbon Dioxide, humidity and temperature. With this, it not only tells you about the quality of the air. But also about the temperature and humidity levels in your [...]
With Diwali right around the corner, everyone is decking up their houses to welcome guests to celebrate this auspicious occasion. But with Diwali comes a natural hazard that can cause a lot of harm to the human body and sometimes can even be fatal. Air pollution is a massive problem in India with metropolitan cities such as Delhi and Mumbai being hit hard. So, we are listing five air purifiers that are great in their own ways and we will explain how each one has features that can be useful for your home. These air purifiers range from as low as Rs 8000 to as high as Rs 38000 and can make for a considerate Diwali gift as well!Sharp Air Purifier
Amazon launched a new series of devices including a newly designed Echo, Echo Connect, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Button. The retail giant also launched devices like a voice-controlled microwave and a wall clock. With these products, Amazon is on its way to strengthen its foothold into the domain of home-appliances. The company recently expressed its ambition to make their automated assistant Alexa ubiquitous. However, the new products have done little to add to Alexa’s capabilities. Instead, Amazon has worked on enhancing the design and sound of the products.
The new Amazon Echo devices include:1. The Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot is one of the most [...]
Although the highlight of the Apple Special event last night was the lineup of new iPhones, Apple did manage to slip in a little bit extra. The Apple HomePod is going to be receiving a few new features. These will probably bring it up to speed with its competition in the smart speaker segment.
The update involves increasing the capability of Siri with respect to the HomePod. Other than these features, Apple has also added support for a few languages in the HomePod. The device now supports Spanish in the US, Spain and Mexico and expands support in Canada with Canadian French.
With Siri on HomePod, you can also access these new features:
Search by lyrics: [...]
Xiaomi has launched one of the most affordable Mi A1 Speaker in China. The accessory has been launched along with the Mi MIX 2s and the Mi Gaming Laptop. The Mi AI Speaker comes with a cubical design with rounded corners. The speaker is priced at 169 Yuan (Rs 1,699) in China. The speaker has a shiny white plastic build quality, which is acceptable for the price tag. As of now, the company has not made any announcement on the global availability.
The mini speaker is powered by AI, which has an access to more than 35 million songs. Additionally, the speaker can also work as a smart alarm clock, with the ability to schedule a memo or a reminder. Similarly, the speaker can also [...]
Buying an Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best ways to convert your standard television into a smart television. The only competition it has is the Google Chromecast. However, both devices suffer over copyright issues, as the Chromecast does not have access to Amazon Prime Video and the Fire TV Stick misses out from native YouTube support. ACT Broadband is getting ready to launch the Android-powered ACTTV+ streaming device, which might solve these problems.
Buying an ACTTV+ might be a one-stop solution, as ACT being an internet service provider (ISP) has partnered with different streaming services. The company has partnered with online content providers like HOOQ, Hungama, [...]
For most smart-homes a shiny looking, flat-screen panel in the living room is the heart of everything smart, and beautiful. Over the years, display manufacturers have gone to great extents to create gorgeous looking TVs that not only add a dash of class to your home, but also are an embodiment of the latest technology available in the market.
Panasonic, in a bid to take things in this already heavily competitive space to another level, has come up with a new experimental screen that fades to total transparency when not in use.The display technology has such potential, that when it eventually gets retail release, it could well turn out to be one of the biggest TV advancements [...]
Samsung is trying to work its way into every section of your home. With a slew of smartphones, tablets and TVs being offered, the company wants to cater to the kitchen as well. Kitchen tablets are becoming a thing now after the recently launched Alcatel OneTouch Xess and Sony’s two-year-old Tablet Z Kitchen edition. Now Samsung is bringing its own kitchen device with the Galaxy View tablet.
The massive 18.3-inch tablet was first teased at IFA 2015 in September and has now been listed on Andorama with some key specifications. The listing suggests that the tablet sports an 18.4-inch full HD (1080p) display with a density of 120ppi, which means the tablet should not [...]
You know that the market is slowly getting set for 4K TVs. You want those super high definition displays for your gaming and entertainment experiences, but when you see the price tags on these devices, you make the wise choice and decide you like food more than UHD displays. Well, now VU gives you a cheaper alternative to the highly priced displays from the big brands.
VU has launched 50-inch and 55-inch 4K TVs which it will be selling exclusively on Snapdeal. The 50-inch TV costs Rs. 89,900 while the 55-inch version is priced at Rs. 1,19,000.
Danish equipment manufacturers Bang & Olufsen have brought out an 85-inch 4K TV which, like its 55-inch sibling, comes with a motorized stand that helps it move around. The TV is called Beovision Avant 85in 4K TV.
Using the motorized stand you can adjust the angle of the TV up to 90 degrees and this can be done through a single push of a button. It will also automatically select the viewer’s favorite channel and sound settings. When you are done, the speakers will automatically fold and return to their original position.
The BeoVision Avant 85 has six HDMI inputs, two USB and an Ethernet port for internet connectivity. The remote provided with the device is [...]
The human population is massive. It is currently estimated to stand at 7 billion. Environmentalists state that the optimum number of humans on the planet should have been 2 billion; we are a resource intensive species. Unlike the animals, we are used to a regular supply of food and water apart from clothing and other resources. Providing food for all of us is a massive affair. Our fertilizer induced lands have lost most of their natural nutrients, and they are overburdened. In these times, it is necessary to find farming alternatives that can help to bring a sustainable change in our food production mechanisms. One such method is Hydroponics.
Home automation is a tech segment that is attracting a lot of attention from the big brands such as Samsung, Apple and others. Living in an automated home actually feels like living in the future that Sci-fi writers from back in the day envisioned. Now the technology exists but is still away from the reaches of regular folks, but you can get a taste of the future using Anymote Home.
Anymote is a universal remote, which the makers claim is capable of controlling over 800,000+ devices, which is a big claim. It is not one of your conventional universal remotes; this baby lets you convert your smartphone or tablet into a [...]