Reliance Jio introduces In-Flight mobile services on 22 international flights

Jio has announced a partnership with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to launch In-Flight services to its JioPostpaid Plus customers, enabling mobile services like voice and data to those travelling abroad. These service will first begin on 22 international flights and will later be expanded to domestic flights. Continue reading “Reliance Jio introduces In-Flight mobile services on 22 international flights”

Garmin Instinct Solar and fenix 6 Pro Solar smartwatches launched in India starting at Rs. 42090

Garmin, popular smart wearables manufacturer, has announced the launch of two new smartwatches in India, the Instinct Solar and fenix 6 Pro Solar. These smartwatches are part of Garmin’s solar-powered smartwatches and feature Pulse Ox, Body Battery, advanced sleep monitoring, stress tracking, etc.

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Amazon introduces “Luna” cloud gaming service for Fire TV, PC, Mac and mobile

One key area that almost every major tech company like Apple, Google and Microsoft has begun investing in is cloud-gaming services. So it is not a surprise that Amazon, the owners of Amazon Web Services (AWS), has now announced their entry into the cloud gaming service with the launch of “Luna”, which is now available early access in the US.

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Amazon introduces 4th generation spherical shaped Echo, Echo dot and Echo dot with clock starting at Rs. 4499

Amazon has announced refreshes to their Echo line of smart speakers with the launch of the Echo (4th Gen), Echo Dot (4th Gen) and the Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock. They all have design refreshes in a new spherical shape, improved sound quality and bass, a  tap-to-snooze feature and a Low Power Mode for power savings.

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Sony WF-H800 truly wireless earbuds with up to 16 hour total battery life launched in India for Rs. 14990

Sony has announced the new WF-H800 truly wireless earbuds, which is part their h.ear range of products. They feature Sony’s signature Tri-hold structure, Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX technology, long battery life, automatic pause/play and more.

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Dell G7 15 7500 laptop with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU launched in India

Dell has announced the launch of a new laptop in the G series of gaming laptops – the Dell G7 15 7500. The laptop comes with 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX discrete GPUs, fast refresh rate display options, 1TB of NVMe SSD storage and more.

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Western Digital introduces WD Purple 18TB HDD and 1TB microSD card in India

Western Digital, makers of storage drives, has announced the launch of two new products in their Purple storage solutions — a massive 18TB HDD and a 1TB MicroSD. These two products are designed for DVR/NVR applications, surveillance applications and for analytics appliances.

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Twitter testing voice message feature for DMs

In June, Twitter released a new feature in its feed called Voice Tweets, that allowed users to share their thoughts via a audio message. Now, Twitter is expanding on it and has begun testing a new feature where users can send voice messages in Twitter DMs

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Apple said to release Mini LED iPad Pro models by the end of 2020

There have been many rumours of Apple working towards making the shift to Mini LED displays for all of its devices. The latest one, from Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, suggests that Apple is still working with suppliers and the first device with the Mini LED display will be an iPad Pro that is expected to release by the end of 2020.

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Jabra Elite 85t truly wireless earbuds with adjustable ANC announced for $229

Jabra has announced their next generation truly wireless earphones, the Elite 85t. This time, it features their Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with a new Semi-open design, enhanced call quality with a 6 microphone setup and support for Qi-wireless charging.

The Elite 85t have new 12mm drivers that are designed for powerful bass, all housed in a new semi-open earphone that ensure comfort and relieve ear pressure. The earbuds have oval silicon EarGels do not go in as deep as before, providing a more comfortable experience while feeling secure.

It has dual dedicated ANC chips for Jabra’s Advanced ANC technology, enabling strong ANC capabilities with minimal processing. Similar to the 75t, it will also support Hear Through mode to let users hear their surroundings if they wish to. The new 6 microphone system have improved noise cancellation and wind protection for clearer calls.

As usual, the earbuds are IPX4 certified, and the battery life is rated at 5.5 hours of listening time with ANC ON, and a total of 25 hours with the Qi-wireless capable charging case. It comes in four colour combinations – Gold/Beige, Copper/Black, Black and Grey and Titanium/Black.

Jabra has also announced that its Elite 75t series will be getting a free OTA update that will enable active noise cancellation. The Elite 85t will go on sale for a price of $229 (Approx. Rs. 16,826) from November 2020 for the Titanium/Black version and January 2021 for the rest of the colours.

Opera introduces QR-code sync between Android and desktop browser

Opera for Android and Opera for desktop are getting new updates that bring a quite a few new user experiences. These include the newly redesigned Sync feature, along with the Flow feature and Suggested Sites feature for the Opera Android version and a Easy Files feature for Opera desktop version.

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Android TV based on Android 11 with enhanced memory management, new privacy features and more released

Google has announced the launch of a new Android TV update that will be based on Android 11. With it, Google is improving OS performance and privacy features, added many under-the-hood improvements and updated developer tools for testing and deployment.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Review: The better option?

When Xiaomi entered the Indian laptop market with the launch of the Mi Notebook, they created quite a stir, offering good specs on a laptop that was well-built and more importantly, priced right. They released two variants — the regular Mi Notebook and the premium Mi Notebook Horizon Edition. I reviewed the Horizon Edition at launch, and I was positively happy with Xiaomi’s first attempt. I did however point out in the review that the top end model did not necessarily have the best bang-for-the-buck. Instead, I recommended the base variant as it offered good specs in a similar thin-and-light chassis. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Review: The better option?”

Samsung SSD 980 Pro with PCIe Gen 4 interface, read speeds up to 7000MB/s announced

Samsung, a leader in NAND flash storage technology, has announced their newest NVMe SSD, the 980 Pro, that takes advantage of PCIe Gen 4. It boasts an impressive sequential write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s.

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Panasonic launches range of wireless and wired headphones in India starting at Rs. 899

Panasonic, a leader in consumer audio electronics, has announced the launch of 5 new headphones, including both wired and wireless, in India. These are part of Panasonic’s Athleisure and the Retro series, namely the the HTX90N, HTX20B, NJ310B, TCM130 and TCM55, and they range in price from Rs. 899 to Rs. 14999.

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