Category Archives: Gadgets

Retailer offering free Chromecast with Google Home pre-orders in Canada

Google’s smart speaker Google Home has been available to pre-order in Canada for quite some time now. If you haven’t pre-ordered a unit yet, and are planning to do so, you’ll be glad to know that a free Chromecast device is on offer with the speaker. Best Buy Canada is offering the deal. All you have to do… Read More »

iPad Pro 2017 Models Outperform New MacBook Pro Models in Some Benchmarks

Apple’s new iPad Pro models are as capable as the refreshed MacBook Pro models, matching, and even surpassing the laptops in certain benchmarks. Bare Feats, a benchmarking blog, posted some CPU and GPU test results that pitted the 2017 MacBook Pro models against the new iPad Pro 12.9 inch and 10.5-inch models. The devices were tested with a… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in India on Tuesday at an event in Bengaluru. The productivity-focused tablet was first unveiled at MWC 2017 in Wi-Fi and LTE variants. It will be made available in India via offline retail stores and the Samsung India site from Tuesday itself. The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the… Read More »

Facebook’s Oculus Fights Sales Ban for Virtual-Reality Headset

Facebook wants a federal judge to let it continue sales of its virtual-reality headsets even though a jury said the social-media giant’s Oculus unit stole another company’s computer code. ZeniMax Media’s request for a court order blocking sales of unspecified models of the Oculus Rift, which is priced at $600 (roughly Rs. 39,000) with controllers, follows a $500… Read More »

Samsung Gear S3 gets Spotify offline playback

Spotify has been a part of the Samsung Gear since the Gear S2. What’s been missing since then, is a way to listen to music right off the Gear without a connected smartphone and without needing a connected smartwatch. This is where offline playback comes in. Now you’ll be able to download certain songs or playlists to the… Read More »

Nokia rolls out its first ‘petabit-class’ router

With internet traffic set to double again before the current batch of routers are obsolete, Nokia is turning to new silicon to help upgrade core networks. With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range… Read More »

Nest Cam IQ Launched, a Smart 4K Monitoring Camera With Motion Detection

Nest is an Alphabet-owned company that has been under the radar for a long while now. The company, which was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, is remembered for its thermostat that synchs to the Internet and learns from user habits. After years of dormancy and Fadell’s departure in 2016, Nest has once again risen with a… Read More »

Meizu M5c With 2GB RAM, 3000mAh Battery Launched

While Meizu has not revealed the price of the new smartphone, the device, however, is expected to cost less than $275 to the users. As per specs, the dual-SIM Meizu M5c smartphone runs Flyme 6 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-box and packs a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels display). The handset is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz… Read More »

ADI Lays 5G Foundation with New Transceiver

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) laid the groundwork for the move to 5G wireless this week, rolling out a transceiver that helps reduce the size, weight and power of future radios. The AD9375 is said to be the first-ever RF transceiver to incorporate a technology known as digital pre-distortion (DPD), which dramatically reduces power consumption. By doing so, it… Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 VR headsets from HP and Acer have already been spoken of in the past and Microsoft in March made developer kits from these companies… Read More »