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Snapchat’s Spectacles go on sale, and there are crazy lines to get them

Posted on November 11, 2016  in New Gadget

Snap Inc’s Spectacles have gone on sale, and there’s a huge rush to get them.
Snap Inc, aka Snapchat’s parent company has finally released its Spectacles, the $130 sunglasses that will let users record 10 second videos in one go and them upload them online. The company’s first hardware product appears to have a lot of people lining up to buy them. Snap Inc is using a rather cute-yellow coloured vending machine to dispense these.
Already on ebay, Snap Inc.’s Spectacles are retailing at $500 going up all the way to $1000 or more. Based on the tweets shared by Spectacles official account people are already sharing videos of their new Spectacles and videos they have shot with them.
Spectacles come with a 115-degree wide angle lens meant to recognise a person’s field of vision and will let users record videos of up to 10 seconds in go, altho…

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Nintendo Wii U sales to end in Japan; will be replaced by ‘Switch’

Posted on November 11, 2016  in New Gadget

Nintendo’s earnings have suffered from lagging sales of the Wii U and 3DS
Nintendo Co is ending sales in Japan of its Wii U home console “soon,” although it’s not saying exactly when, and similar announcements are expected in other regions. The Wii U, which went on sale from late 2012, is being replaced by Switch, which is set to go on sale globally in March 2017. Nintendo says it will show it to reporters in Japan on January 13.
The Japanese video game manufacturer behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises has already shipped Wii U machines for US sales through March, company spokesman Kenichiro Matsuura said Friday.

Kyoto-based Nintendo has scored success with the remake of its 1980s FamiCom machine, called NES Classic Edition, which goes on sale Friday in the US for $59.99. Japanese have been snatching it up since it went on s…

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Delhi air pollution: Top points to note when picking the right air purifier

Posted on November 6, 2016  in New Gadget

Delhi air pollution: The city has been reeling under severe smog since Diwali. (Image source: PTI)
You know you’re living in Delhi if your eyes burn, your throat is sore and your chest feels heavy. It’s been four days since Diwali night, however the cover of toxic air doesn’t seem to be lifting. The blame lies partly with the excessive fireworks display on Diwali night and partly with the farmers in Punjab who refuse to pay any heed to the environment and continue burning the crop stubble left behind after harvest.
WATCH VIDEO: Death By Breath: Short Documentary On Indian Express’ Special Series On Delhi’s Pollution

There’s also the failed attempt by the Delhi government in vacuuming the dust off our streets which continues to be a major source of fine particulate matter available freely in the air. Combine expert medical advice t…

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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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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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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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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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