Google said to introduce ARCore 1.0 officially at MWC 2018, but the update is already rolling out [Update: Now available for 13 smartphones]

Google ARCore

Update: Google is officially rolling out ARCore 1.0, which is now available for 13 smartphones – Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7 and S7 edge, LG V30 and V30+ (Android O only), ASUS Zenfone AR and OnePlus 5. It will be available in upcoming devices from Samsung, Huawei, LGE, Motorola, ASUS, Xiaomi, HMD/Nokia, ZTE, Sony Mobile, and Vivo later this year. Google said that ARCore is designed to work on a wide variety of qualified Android phones running Android 7.0 (Nougat) and later.

Google said that ARCore 1.0 has improved environmental understanding that enables users to place virtual assets on textured surfaces like posters, furniture, toy boxes, books, cans and more.  Continue reading “Google said to introduce ARCore 1.0 officially at MWC 2018, but the update is already rolling out [Update: Now available for 13 smartphones]”

Micromax Ayurveda Series Air Conditioners launched starting at Rs. 22990

Micromax Air Conditioners

Micromax today launched its Ayurveda Series Air Conditioners in India starting at Rs. 29,990. The new series is specially designed for the diverse Indian weather conditions and curb the bad air quality. They are powered by the R32 eco-friendly refrigerant and has much lower ozone-depleting & global warming potential than some other refrigerants used in the market.  They are also made of 100% copper. Continue reading “Micromax Ayurveda Series Air Conditioners launched starting at Rs. 22990”

Jabra Elite 65t Bluetooth earbuds with Alexa voice support launched in India

Jabra today launched the Elite 65t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Alexa voice support in India. The company claims that it can offer 15 hours of audio playback on a single charge and comes included pocket-friendly charging case. Continue reading “Jabra Elite 65t Bluetooth earbuds with Alexa voice support launched in India”

ARCHOS Hello Smart Display with Google Assistant announced ahead of MWC

ARCHOS HelloARCHOS ahead of the MWC 2018 event has announced the Hello Smart Display with Google Assistant support. It comes in two variants; one with 7-inch HD display and the other one with an 8.4-inch Full HD touchscreen display. The Smart Display packs high fidelity speaker and powered by a quad-core processor. Continue reading “ARCHOS Hello Smart Display with Google Assistant announced ahead of MWC”

Facebook Messenger now lets you add friends in group calls

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Facebook has started rolling out a new update to Messenger that lets you add friends in group audio and video calls. Currently, in order to make a group video call, you will have to disconnect the existing call and start a new conversation from your inbox.  Continue reading “Facebook Messenger now lets you add friends in group calls”

Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to launch 5G-connected Windows PCs in 2019

Intel has announced that it is partnering with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to launch 5G connected Windows PCs in 2019. The company will use Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems for the first high-performing 5G-connected PCs that are expected to be on sale from the second half of 2019. Continue reading “Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to launch 5G-connected Windows PCs in 2019”

Google partners with 43 carriers and OEMs to accelerate RCS messaging

Google_RCSGoogle has been actively accelerating its RCS messaging experience on Android phones. The company recently partnered with Huawei, and today it announced that as of today it is working with 43 carriers and device manufacturers to bring better native messaging to every Android user. Continue reading “Google partners with 43 carriers and OEMs to accelerate RCS messaging”

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pricing surface ahead of the launch, said to start at $1035

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch are just two days away, and we almost have every detail including specifications about the flagships that is there and today we also have the pricing as well. According to popular leakster Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9 is said to start at 841 Euros (US$1035 / Rs. 67125 approx.), while the bigger variant; the S9+ is expected to retail at 997 Euros (US$1228 / Rs. 79560 approx.) in Europe.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pricing surface ahead of the launch, said to start at $1035”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update resumes with February security patch and bug fixes

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Samsung recently canceled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android 8.0 Oreo update merely a week after the update was released citing the unexpected reboot issue. Now it looks like the update has finally resumed in Germany and just a matter of few days before it widely becomes available in the markets where the update had previously been released.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update resumes with February security patch and bug fixes”

Apple said to launch new water-resistant AirPods with ‘Hey Siri’ support later this year

Apple is said to be busy working on a new AirPods with ‘Hey Siri’ support and water-resistance that are expected to launch later this year. The new AirPods said to feature a new wireless chip according to a report from Bloomberg.  Continue reading “Apple said to launch new water-resistant AirPods with ‘Hey Siri’ support later this year”

Optoma HD27e home entertainment projector with 3400 lumens launched in India

Optoma New HD27e

Optoma today launched the HD27e home entertainment projector in India. It comes with 1080p resolution and 3,400 lumens and 25,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector comes in a lightweight and portable design that is easy to connect to a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. Continue reading “Optoma HD27e home entertainment projector with 3400 lumens launched in India”

Samsung launches world’s first Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology in India

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Samsung  has launched the world’s first air conditioner and System Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology launched in India. It provides a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency without the discomfort of direct cold airflow. It is the world’s first Air Conditioner to pack 8 Pole series and Anti-corrosion Durafin condenser. Continue reading “Samsung launches world’s first Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology in India”

Motorola better phone-life balance study shows alarming results and usage of phones problematic

Motorola has conducted an independent research through research company Ipsos to understand the impact of smartphones on our relationships with ourselves, other people, and the physical and social environment. The study showed that smartphone users are putting their phones before the people they care about, and the younger generations who have grown up in a digital world are alarmingly addicted.  Continue reading “Motorola better phone-life balance study shows alarming results and usage of phones problematic”

Qualcomm AI Engine with support for existing Snapdragon mobile platforms announced

Qualcomm

Qualcomm today announced the new Artificial Intelligence engine consisting of several hardware and software components to accelerate on-device AI-enabled user experiences. The new AI engine will be supported on Snapdragon 845, 835, 820 and 660 mobile platforms, and the latest Snapdragon 845 with on-device AI processing. Continue reading “Qualcomm AI Engine with support for existing Snapdragon mobile platforms announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT, robotics announced

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT showcases Qualcomm’s mobile expertise in both computing and connectivity for commercial IoT products. It is designed to support connected computing, and powerful yet power-efficient multicore processing for computer vision, artificial intelligence, and immersive multimedia. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT, robotics announced”