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Four things to expect from upcoming Google I/O conference
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Four things to expect from upcoming Google I/O conference

Internet giant Google's I/O (input/output and 'Innovation in the Open') conference is around the corner and developers around the world are awaiting to discover the latest version of the Android operating systems. Google may unveil a modular smartphone this year. According to reports, the tech giant is developing an environmental friendly and cost-effective smartphone with a customizable design, made up of various small blocks containing the different components (processor, memory, camera, speaker, 3G chip, etc.).   The 'Nexus 6P' smartphone is expected to have great display, battery life and camera, the Verge reports.   Secondly, Google is also expected to unveil virtual reality on similar lines of the Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung.   The...
Now Play Temple Run By Swiping Your Finger Across Your Arm
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Now Play Temple Run By Swiping Your Finger Across Your Arm

Soon, you'll be able to play Temple Run by swiping your finger across your arm as a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has developed a new wearable technology Called SkinTrack that can turn the entire lower arm into a touchpad. Developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute's Future Interfaces Group, the new system allows for continuous touch tracking on the hands and arms. It also can detect touches at discrete locations on the skin, enabling functionality similar to buttons or slider controls. Previous "skin to screen" approaches have employed flexible overlays, interactive textiles, and projector/camera combinations that can be cumbersome. SkinTrack, by contrast, requires only that the user wear a special ring, which propagates a low-energy, high-frequency ...
Karbonn Mobiles Launched First Virtual Reality Based Smartphones
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Karbonn Mobiles Launched First Virtual Reality Based Smartphones

Karbonn Mobiles, India's low cost smartphone brand launched it's first virtual reality (VR) enabled smartphones with free VR headsets. This the first VR set from the company which looks to be getting back in the competition with the new launches in India. The two VR headsets are Karbonn Quattro L52 and Karbonn Titanium Mach 6, priced at Rs 8,790 and Rs 7,490, bundled with VR headsets free of cost. "VR is the next big growth area in consumer technology. As per a recent report, the global Virtual Reality market is expected to touch an estimated USD 120 billion by 2020," Karbonn Mobiles Executive Director Shashin Devsare said. "Karbonn's VR glasses are an effort to bring VR technology at disruptive price-points in the under Rs 10,000 bracket. We are optimistic about the consumer ...
HP Unveils Worlds Thinnest Laptop, Business Notebook
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HP Unveils Worlds Thinnest Laptop, Business Notebook

Personal computers and printing major HP Inc today launched eight new personal products including the worlds thinnest laptop at 10.4 mm thickness, a calling device, and a business notebook. According to the company, Spectre is the worlds thinnest laptop and has a battery life of up to nine and a half hours. The new calling device, HP Elite x3, is built-for-business mobile device and runs on Windows 10. HP Elite x3 bridges phablet, laptop and desktop to enable users to run key productivity apps across these different experiences seamlessly. The third product launched by the company HP EliteBook Folio is the thinnest and lightest business notebook with 12.4 mm thickness and weighs under 1 kg. It will come with a starting price of Rs 1.30 lakh. HP Envy notebook comes with a 15.6 inch dis...
Microsoft to Launch Universal Xbox Apps Soon
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Microsoft to Launch Universal Xbox Apps Soon

Tech giant Microsoft is planning to unveil its universal Xbox apps by the end of March. The software giant is expected to launch the number of apps at the Build conference in San Francisco on March 30, the Verge reported. "We will discuss our next steps with the Universal Windows Platform at build later this month," Xbox chief Phil Spencer tweeted. "Windows has always been an open ecosystem welcoming the contributions of hardware and software partners, and will always continue to be," Spencer said. XBOX is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It represents a series of video games developed by Microsoft. The brand also represents applications (games), streaming services, and an online service by the name of Xbox Live.
No WhatsApp on BlackBerry, Nokia by 2017
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No WhatsApp on BlackBerry, Nokia by 2017

Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced that its services would be discontinued on BlackBerry and Nokia devices by 2017. WhatsApp's announcement also includes Nokia's low-end S40 and S60 Symbian platforms, as well as the older Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 operating systems, the Verge reported. Based in Mountain View, California, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately USD 19.3 billion. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion making it the most globally popular messaging application.   Whatsapp Blog - Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old. It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we're putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay...
Pranav Mistry, Global VP Samsung Launched Gear 360 Camera
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Pranav Mistry, Global VP Samsung Launched Gear 360 Camera

BARCELONA– Pranav Mistry, VP, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today Launched the Samsung Gear 360, a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and every activity in between to provide an all-encompassing visual experience. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR. Here you can watch the #samsung #unpacked2016 live. Less than 5 hours to go. https://t.co/dG7HGf04pJ — Pranav Mistry (@pranavmistry) February 21, 2016 “Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone,” said DJ Koh...
An Indian Company Will Launch $7 Smartphone
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An Indian Company Will Launch $7 Smartphone

As per the report of NDTV, local smartphone manufacturer Ringing Bells will launch an affordable smartphone called the Freedom 251 on Wednesday. The Freedom 251, will be known as India's cheapest smartphone and likely the most affordable smartphone in the world as per the price tag below Rs. 500 (approximately $7). Ringing Bells says that the smart mobile phone is in line with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to connect every Indian and enrich their lives. Ringing Bells made headlines earlier this month when it launched the Smart101, a 4G capable phone at a price point of Rs. 2,999 (approximately $44). It sports a 5-inch display, a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (32GB). (Source)
Google’s ‘Driving Mode’ will determine your destination
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Google’s ‘Driving Mode’ will determine your destination

ANI: Internet giant Google will soon make travel a lot easier by making its navigation software even smarter. The new map mode termed as 'Driving Mode' may take into account an individual's current location and will determine the destination. The app is also expected to give you information about the prevailing traffic in the route travelled. According to the Verge, Google Maps version 9.19, the one with Driving Mode, is not yet available on the Google Play Store. This will be the first major update for the Google maps in 2016 and also feature audio control and timeline changes. Currently, Google maps has predictive features when it comes to destinations but it is restricted to already saved labelled addresses like home or office which only appear when one taps the search bar i...
Sundar Pichai Announced Date and Venue For Google I/O 2016
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Sundar Pichai Announced Date and Venue For Google I/O 2016

Sundar Pichai, CEO Google, has revealed the date and venue for the company's annual developer event Google I/O 2016. The event will be held in Mountain View, California on May 18 through May 20 later this year. The company's decision to hold the event in its own backyard certainly could be seen as the new beginning for the company, which announced a major reshuffle last year, creating a holding company, Alphabet Inc Pichai shared the news on social media, I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16 — sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 12, 2016   Google is expected to introduce Android N and showcase some of its features at Google I/O 2016. One feature that everyone is ta...
China’s Drone Maker Comapny Ehang Unveils First Passenger-Carrying Drone
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China’s Drone Maker Comapny Ehang Unveils First Passenger-Carrying Drone

LAS VEGAS, United States, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese drone maker Ehang on Wednesday, unveiled the world's first drone capable of carrying one passenger, which might help achieve the long-standing dream of automated short-to-medium-distance everyday flights. The electrically powered Ehang 184, unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, can carry a single passenger weighing up to 100 kg for a 23-minute flight at sea level at a speed of 100 km per hour, the company said. After setting a flight plan, passengers only need to send two commands: "take off" and "land," each controlled by a single click on an accompanying tablet, it said. There's no need for a runway because the drone takes off and lands vertically. "Due to the 184's fully automated navigation, made possibl...
Google’s new YouTube video shows you more stuff as you move your phone around
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Google’s new YouTube video shows you more stuff as you move your phone around

Google "Special Delivery" 3D, virtual reality video is now on YouTube Google has released an interactive video called "Special Delivery" that shows you more of the film as you move your phone around.It's the first of Google's new "Spotlight Stories" which showcases new kinds of interactive 3D videos. While anyone can view the short YouTube cartoon on any PC or device, this video comes to life by viewing it on the YouTube app on a smartphone or tablet. That's because it's full of "Easter Eggs," i.e. special hidden things you can only see on the YouTube app, as you move the phone. It's particularly designed to work with Google Cardboard, the cardboard box that turns a smartphone into a 3D virtual reality device. But you don't need the Cardboard to see the film in 3D mode...