Pebble winds down operations as Fitbit acquires company assets

Pebble Time Steel -08 In a move that has been anticipated for a while, Fitbit today announced that they’ve acquired Pebble. The maker of what was arguably one of the first popular smartwatches, Pebble simultaneously revealed that they are winding down all hardware operations effective immediately. Continue reading “Pebble winds down operations as Fitbit acquires company assets”

Lenovo Yoga Book ultra-slim 2-in-1 launching in India on December 13

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Lenovo today sent out invites for the launch of Yoga Book 2-in- 1 in India on December 13. It was introduced at the IFA in September, comes in Android 6.0 and Windows 10 versions, has a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display, is powered by Intel Atom X5 processor with 4GB of RAM and has magnesium aluminium alloy body. It has two panels that open up like an ultra-thin notebook. It is just 9.6mm when closed, tapering to 4.05mm at its slimmest edge and weighs just 690 grams. Continue reading “Lenovo Yoga Book ultra-slim 2-in-1 launching in India on December 13”

Samsung launches Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge in India Rs. 50900

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Samsung started rolling out new Blue Coral version of the Galaxy S7 edge smartphone in select markets starting last month. Today the company has launched the new version of the phone in India that joins the Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium color variants. Continue reading “Samsung launches Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge in India Rs. 50900”

Panasonic P77 with 5-inch HD display, 4G VoLTE available on Flipkart for Rs. 5299 on Dec 8

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Panasonic launched P77, 4G smartphone with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support in the ‘P series’ back in September for Rs. 6990. Today the company has announced that the smartphone will be available from Flipkart at a discounted rate tomorrow. Continue reading “Panasonic P77 with 5-inch HD display, 4G VoLTE available on Flipkart for Rs. 5299 on Dec 8”

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is the world’s first 10nm server processor, has up to 48 cores

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Qualcomm today announced  commercial sampling and conducted a live demonstration of Centriq 2400, which is the world’s first 10nm server processor. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series has up to 48-cores, is built on the 10nm FinFET process technology and features the Qualcomm Falkor CPU. “It has Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ custom ARMv8-compliant core, which is highly optimized to deliver both high performance and power efficiency, and designed to tackle the most common datacenter workloads,” said the company.

At the event, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies demonstrated Apache Spark and Hadoop on Linux and Java running on a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor series is now sampling to key prospective customers and is expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2017.

Regarding the new sever processor, Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. said:

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality. Qualcomm requires the leading edge of integrated circuit technology to deliver high performance at low power for the newest premium smartphones. We are first in 10nm IC technology for mobile, and leveraging our expertise in ARM processors and system on chip design, we are the first with our Qualcomm Centriq family of server processors to bring the leading edge to the datacenter.

Asus schedules ‘Zennovation’ event for CES 2017 on January 4

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Taiwan-based handset maker Asus has started sending out the press invites for the ‘Zennovation’ event which will be held during CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The company has scheduled the event on January 4, 2017, at 11:30 AM (Jan 5th 1:00 AM IST), which is in fact the second day of CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2017. Continue reading “Asus schedules ‘Zennovation’ event for CES 2017 on January 4”

Fitbit acquisition could kill Pebble Time 2 and Core

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After last week’s report from FT, another report says that Fitbit is reportedly planning to purchase the software assets of Pebble at under $40 million including Pebble’s software engineers, the watch OS, watch apps, and cloud services. Continue reading “Fitbit acquisition could kill Pebble Time 2 and Core”

MacBook Pro 2016 15-inch with Touch Bar Unboxing

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Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and TouchID back in October. It went on sale in India starting at Rs. 1,55,900 for the 13-inch model. We managed to get the 15-inch version from ITNET Infocom Here we have the unboxing of the top-end 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar that is priced at Rs. 2,41,900. Continue reading “MacBook Pro 2016 15-inch with Touch Bar Unboxing”

Google Search app update gets divided into Upcoming and Feed tabs

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Google has revamped its Search app with an aim to make it easy for you to keep a tab on all the information they see everyday on their phones. The Search app has been dividesd in two parts – Upcoming events and Feeds. Continue reading “Google Search app update gets divided into Upcoming and Feed tabs”

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) renders surface, shows curved glass screen, metal frame

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Renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) surfaced back in October, and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) received Bluetooth certification, now renders of the Galaxy A3 (2017) has surfaced. This shows the smartphone with a curved glass screen and it could feature a fingerprint sensor on the home button. The back looks like glass, similar to the Galaxy S6 and S7 series.

Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) renders surface, shows curved glass screen, metal frame”

Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update

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Earlier this year, Google launched video calling app Duo along with its smart messaging app Allo. Google has now started rolling out an update to Duo which bumps the app to version 5.0. The update brings couple of new features for an improved user experience. Continue reading “Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update”

Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 with metal back, Android 6.0, 4G VoLTE launched starting at Rs. 4440

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Micromax has launched Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2, two new budget smartphones with 4G VoLTE support. Both these also come pre-loaded with Google Duo video calling app out of the box and also come bundled with Jio SIM card. These have a metal back cover and run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 feature 4-inch & 4.5-inch WVGA & FWVGA display, respectively, are powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM, sport a 5MP rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 with metal back, Android 6.0, 4G VoLTE launched starting at Rs. 4440”

ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro to get ZUI 2.5 Android Nougat update by Jan 2017, Z1 to get closed beta soon

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Lenovo’s ZUK at an event in China announced a 600 yuan price cut for the Z2 Pro exclusive version with 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage that was introduced earlier this year. The ZUK Z2 Pro that was introduced for 2699 yuan will now be available for 2099 yuan (US$ 304 / Rs. 20,690 approx.). The ZUK Z2 that was introduced for 1799 yuan has received a 400 yuan price cut and will be available for 1399 yuan (US$ 200 / Rs. 13,790 approx.). Continue reading “ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro to get ZUI 2.5 Android Nougat update by Jan 2017, Z1 to get closed beta soon”