Month: October 2016

Google Glass to teach you Morse code in four hours

Posted on October 30, 2016  in New Gadget

Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours.
Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours using a series of vibrations felt near the ear. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Participants wearing Google Glass learned it without paying attention to the signals — they played games while feeling the taps and hearing the corresponding letters. After those few hours, they were 94 per cent accurate keying a sentence that included every letter of the alphabet and 98 per cent accurate writing codes for every letter, the researchers said.

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Month: October 2016

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 gets Touch Bar: Here’s the expected India pricing

Posted on October 30, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will take a couple of weeks to ship in India.
At least for a few weeks from now we won’t be able to say innovation has stalled at Apple. For what Tim Cook showed the world today in Cupertino could change the way we interact with our computers and also the software that runs on them.
The new MacBook Pro series has a TouchBar and no function keys. This new Retina display strip under the screen and above the keyboard can be customised to do what you want — certainly much more than what the traditional function keys could do — adapt itself to work fluidly with whatever software is on the screen. So with Final Cut Pro you could use the strip to skip frames, or flip through 50 shades of gray to get the colour on your Batman suit perfect. You can even pay with the TouchBar since it ushers in the TouchID into the world of Macs.
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Month: October 2016

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 compared to the 2015 model: Here’s what has changed

Posted on October 29, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 vs MacBook Pro 2015: Here’s what has changed with the new laptops.
Apple MacBook Pro lineup has just been refreshed. The last time this happened was in 2015, when Apple introduced the MacBook Pro with Force Touch Keypad, but the 2016 upgrade brings some crucial new features. For starters, the Apple MacBook Pro is now coming in three variants: the 13-inch version without the new Touch Bar, the 13-inch version with the Touch Bar, and the high-end 15-inch version with a Touch Bar.

The main change to the MacBook Pro is that Apple has gotten rid of the function keys on top, and instead introduced the new OLED Touch Bar which customizes according to the application you’re using. So for Final Cut Pro or Email or Safari, the bar will show specific function keys which apply to application rather than a generic set of funct…

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Month: October 2016

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2016: Price, specifications and features

Posted on October 28, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple’s0 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar launched on October 27, and will take a couple of weeks to ship in India
At its event on October 27, Apple unveiled its newest MacBook Pro, which is the thinnest and the lightest one yet. The new MacBook Pro has seen the exit of the function key on the keyboard, which is replaced by a new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display – known as the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro also sees the integration of a larger Force Touch trackpad.  The new Touch ID feature on the MacBook Pro allows users to quickly unlock the Mac and use Apple Pay on the web.
Apple claims the new MacBook Pro features the company’s ‘brightest and most colourful Retina display yet’ with 500 nits of brightness, which the company claims is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 per cent thinner compa…

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Month: October 2016

Microsoft launches updated Surface Book with 16-hour battery at $2,399

Posted on October 28, 2016  in New Gadget

Microsoft’s upgraded Surface Book comes with Intel Core i7 processor, twice the graphics performance and 16-hour battery life (Source: Reuters)
Microsoft has refreshed its Surface Book portfolio with 30 per cent more battery life and double the graphics performance. At its October event, Microsoft announced upgraded Surface Book which is the most powerful version ever produced. Microsoft is calling the new device – Surface Book i7 – clearly denoting the use of Intel’s Core i7 processor. Microsoft’s updated Surface Book features NVIDIA’s GTX 965M GPU capable of pushing 1.9 teraflops of graphics performance. Microsoft says it redesigned the cooling system in order to allow the processor and GPU work in full force. Microsoft is also touting the battery life upgrade to 16 hours – which definitely means all day battery lif…

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Month: October 2016

Apple MacBook Pro launch live: Apple kills the Fn key with the TouchBar

Posted on October 27, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and flatter keyboard has surfaced recently in the macOS Sierra (Source: MacRumors)
Apple is all set to launch a refreshed MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and probably an iMac at its ‘Hello Again’ event on October 28. Apple has not refreshed its Mac lineup for quite a long time and the 12-inch MacBook was the last major device from the Cupertino giant. Apple’s event comes at a time when the company reported another decline in iPhone and Mac sales and stares at the Microsoft Surface Studio – aimed at creative professionals, who have always had a softcorner for Macs.

Apple is widely rumoured to unveil the new MacBook Pro with a Magic Toolbar – which is seen as the replacement of existing function keys. According to several rumours, the new Magic Toolbar will integrate Touch ID for seamless ac…

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Month: October 2016

Microsoft unveils Surface branded ergonomic keyboard and Mouse

Posted on October 27, 2016  in New Gadget

Microsoft’s surface ergonomic keyboard feature alcantara palm similar to the one seen on the Signature Type Cover (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has expanded its Surface brand from laptops and desktop to computer peripherals and accessories. Microsoft has quietly announced new range of Surface branded accessories including an ergonomic keyboard and NFL branded Surface Type Covers.

Microsoft’s new range of Surface accessories includes Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, Surface Keyboard, Special Edition NFL Type Cover and Signature Edition Type Cover. The Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is the highlight here – which is a hybrid of company’s bluetooth desktop keyboard and ergonomic keyboard. Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is a wireless input device with comfortable typing experience and low-profile keys. The ergo…

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Month: October 2016

Apple to refresh ageing MacBook Pro lineup: Here is what to expect

Posted on October 27, 2016  in New Gadget

MacBook Pro is expected to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports (Image Source: Amazon)
Apple Inc is expected to unveil a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday with a fingerprint reader and faster ports, returning to the product line it build the company on after updating smartphones with the iPhone 7. “Hello again,” reads the invitation from Apple to the Thursday product launch, likely a reference to the original Macintosh that debuted with “hello” scrolled across its black and white screen.
Technology websites, including Techradar, expect the new MacBook Pro to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports. Like the iPhone 7, it will drop a standard headphone ja…

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Month: October 2016

Apple MacBook launch: What time does livestream start, how to watch it online, and more

Posted on October 27, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple’s MacBook Pro event takes place tonight in Cupertino, California. Here’s how to watch it live.
Apple MacBooks are getting an overhaul, and there’s a keynote taking place tonight. This time Apple’s event is taking place at the company’s campus in Cupertino, instead of San Francisco like it is with most big product announcements. Apple’s event takes place at 10.00 am PDT, which should be around 10.30 PM IST. We answer all the questions related to Apple’s event tonight.

What time is the event, and where is it taking place?
Apple event will take place in the company’s Cupertino Campus on October 27, which is today. The keynote will go live at 10.00 am PDT. The India time for the event is 10.30 pm tonight.
Will there be a live-stream of the event? How do I watch it?
As with all Apple keynotes, the company will have a live-stream of the ev…

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