Amazon is paving the way to move into the upmarket segment by making Alexa-powered equipments. According to a report, Amazon will launch 8 new hifi devices including an amplifier, a receiver and a subwoofer. The report said that users might get to see the products before the end of the year. Apart from these devices, Amazon is looking to introduce more devices like in-car gadgets. Most of the devices will be compatible with the assistant which means that they will be easily connected to the autonomous assistant. While some of them will be equipped with built-in Alexa. This report came a day after Audi revealed a new fully electric E-tron SUV making it the first vehicle to integrate [...]
Withings, a French consumer electronics company, made its comeback today with the launch of its new smartwatch. This will be the first new product of Withings as an independent company after reacquiring itself from Nokia. The French smartwatch firm was acquired by Nokia in 2016. However, the company failed to thrive despite the takeover. Therefore, Withings co founder decided to take back the reigns to revive the brand. With fitness wearables like Fitbit and Apple’s newly launched Apple Watch 4, the company will have to take gradual steps to establish itself.
The smartwatch is called the Steel HR Sport. It sports a 40 mm stainless steel case and a [...]
Amazon has opened its first cashier-less Amazon Go store outside its hometown Seattle. The highlight of the stores which are under Amazon’s Go department, is the fact that customers don’t need to wait in line to check out their purchase. That’s right, just pick up what you want and walk out, as simple as that!
Obviously the products are not free of of cost and Amazon does have a solid process in place. The Amazon Go concept was introduced back in 2016. Since then, Amazon has opened a few stores. It basically had its employees come in and shop in these stores, testing it completely. When a customer walks in to the store, they swipe their phone against a [...]
To nail your Tinder profile you got to have intriguing photos and an eye-catching bio. But it seems that it is not nearly enough. And after Tinder became a top-grossing app on Android in India, the digital dating app is flooded with a spectrum of profiles. While having an overabundance of choices sounds nice, but distinguishing a better suited profile has now become tedious. Keeping this in mind, to offer a better online dating experience, Tinder has launched a new feature called ‘Top Picks’ in India and globally. The new feature has rolled out on iOS and Android platforms. However, it will only be available to paying subscribers on Tinder Gold. The feature was first test [...]
The civil aviation ministry has finally given a nod to the flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) on Monday. It is commonly known by the sobriquet “drones”. Prior to this, flying drones was a punishable offence under Aircraft Act and the Indian Penal Code, due to possible threat to security.
“Drones are a more than $1 billion market. Today is a big day for Indian aviation as we set eyes to unlock this market in India,” said Suresh Prabhu, Union minister for civil aviation, after the launch of Drone Regulation 1.0 on Monday. “India is known for it’s cost-effective technology and can become a global leader in drone technology [...]
The Tesla Roadster, as one of the first electric super cars shook the automobile industry when it set its 0-60 mark at 1.9 seconds. Here is a car which is extremely fast, stylish, and it is electric. Probably the first time those three words have been used in the same sentence. Apart from its mind boggling acceleration, the Tesla Roadster has a top speed of over 250 mph and a range of 620 miles.
However, the arrival of the Tesla Roadster set a chain of events into motion. Each and every supercar maker is now in the race. Which out of these electric super cars will reach the finish line and that’s what counts! With Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche in on it [...]
Steve Job’s first marvel of technology – Apple-1 is still up and running and ready for your bid!
If you are an absolute tech fanatic, you would surely want to get your hands on the extremely rare Apple 1, hand-built by the company’s numero uno Steve Jobs himself. But there’s a catch here – you’d have to be loaded to even consider participating in the auction. Yes, owning this integral piece of Apple history is no easy feat. If rumours are anything to go by, the Apple 1 will fetch over a whopping $300,000.
Did your jaw hit the floor yet?
On the other hand, you can easily buy the brand new and super snazzy – 2019 Aston Martin [...]
A new month calls for a new top tech video from iGyaan. This month we have picked the top 10 budget earphones, which are priced under Rs 1,000 in India. Make sure to grab one of these, as these earphones are in high demand and might go out of stock soon. Please note that the price of these earphones is subject to fluctuation at any given point.1More Piston Fit
These earphones are available on Amazon for a price of Rs 999. The 1More Piston Fit in-ear earphones have an in-line microphone as well. These earphones are available in four colours, Blue, Silver, Pink, and Black. These are made out of a single block of aluminium with a durable high-quality cable. There [...]
Google India is hosting an event on the 10th of April for the launch of the Google Home smart speakers. Flipkart has now made a dedicated page for the Google Home speakers. The Flipkart page features a Google Home and Google Home Mini with a hashtag #MakeGoogleDoIt. Additionally, the page also mentions different capabilities of these devices like hands-free play and pause gestures.
The Google Home and the Google Home Mini are the first set of smart speakers from the company which will also be powered by the Google Assistant. These smart speakers need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. The speakers act as great music players but once connected they can be used to also control [...]
Xiaomi has launched a new service on it’s ongoing Mi Fan Festival 2018 called the Mi Crowdfunding. This is a similar platform to Kickstarter, where a set of users has to back a product. After reaching the required number (in this case 1000), the product will be shipped in the next 10 days.
These products are already available in China. For Xiaomi this could be a great platform to test the popularity of accessories, which will assist the company in actual launch of the product. So, some of these products might officially launch in India, after the funding period.
As of now, the company has announced two accessories. A Bluetooth receiver and a Tripod selfie [...]
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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