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Mircosoft GLAS, a Smart Thermostat Powered by Cortana and Windows IoT, Unveiled

July 22, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google started its home automation journey with the acquisition of Nest, the mere thermostat device. Now, it seems like Microsoft is stepping on a similar journey. Joining on its journey with home automation is Johnson Controls, makers of the first electronic room thermostat. And this new partnership will be giving birth to a new thermostat […]

Oculus Readying a Standalone VR Headset; May Launch Next Year

July 17, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook-owned Oculus is giving a new direction to the development of VR headsets within the company. After rallying around the Rift headset for years, Oculus is now up with a new product that will bring out standalone VR experience to the users. Called Pacific, the new device is being developed in association with Xiaomi, which […]

Smart Speaker Mania; Next to Hop In is Samsung

July 6, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

What was started by Amazon has now reached till the likes of Apple, and it’s going beyond. According to the latest report, tech behemoth Samsung is the latest company that are prepared to join the bandwagon of smart speakers. The report from WSJ indicates that Samsung has been behind the works for a smart speaker […]

Apple Downplays Echo Rivalry with its Audio-Focused HomePod Speakers

June 7, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple has been reported to be working on its own AI-powered digital speakers for a long time. It’s now finally come to the forefront. The HomePod is the new digital speaker that will come loaded with Siri, similar to Amazon’s Echo and Google Home which packs Alexa and Google Assistant respectively. However, Apple insists that […]

DJI Spark Makes Drone Control a Child’s Play using Hand Gestures

May 26, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Chinese manufacturer DJI is piloting the drone segment with its affordable and efficient drones for quite a time. But one thing even DJI has failed to facilitate was the easiness of its operation. Even the latest Mavic Pro, the smallest at its time of launch, required some strenuous effort and time from users to get […]

Google’s Daydream Platform Gets Its Biggest Expansion with New Standalone Headset

May 18, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was bound to happen, and it has now with the Google I/O conference. Daydream, the so far smartphone-constrained VR platform is finally being untangled from external hardware. Google has presented its new standalone headset, which will feature Daydream powered by dedicated chipsets and sensors. The newly announced Daydream headset is the biggest expansion for […]

Microsoft is Giving Windows 10 VR Gear a Boost with New Controllers

May 16, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft’s plan toward boosting virtual reality is constrained by its dedication to HoloLens, the ambitious augmented reality headset, which is yet to come out in its fully fledged form. But that hasn’t stopped the company from giving a leg up to the existing VR, or rather mixed reality gear compatible with Windows 10. At the […]

Amazon’s New Echo Speakers will ‘Show’ You What Alexa is Capable of

May 11, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Amazon Alexa could guide you not just through its voice, it’s now even capable of showing you its real prowess. The internet’s powerhouse retailer has just unveiled its new speaker called Amazon Echo Show that finally unites the touch-screen interface for you to communicate with Alexa. Apart from the array of microphones that always kept […]

Raspberry Pi Can Now be Controlled via Voice, Thanks to Google

May 5, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Raspberry has come miles off its initial form of being just an educational stick for enlightening kids and adults with comping knowledge. It’s now the base of all the DIY projects ranging from gaming emulators to those dealing with IoT. Picking this up, tech giant Google has decided to give a leg up to the […]

Android Wear 2.0 Goes Cheap with the Launch of ZTE Quartz

April 13, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Just like how Android Wear 2.0 got caught up by the delay series, ZTE too went through similar delays with its Android watch. But it’s here finally, and it’s here with a bang. Quartz, the first ever Android Wear smartwatch from ZTE comes loaded with the latest version of the smartwatch OS from Google, Android […]

Google Planning to Merge Home with Its Wi-Fi Router

April 11, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google’s developer conference last year witnessed the launch of two hardware products from the tech behemoth- Google Home – the Amazon Echo rival, and its mesh networking router, the Google Wi-Fi. Now, nearly one year since its official debut, the company is planning to merge the two. The reason is apparently clear: to take on […]

Nest Expanding Product Lineup with a Slew of New Smart Home Products

March 10, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nest’s range of connected devices will soon be getting bigger. The Alphabet-acquired company is currently working upon three new devices for bolstering home automation including a new home security system. According to the report from Bloomberg, the company is planning to introduce a home security system with added sensors for doors and windows, a smart […]

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