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Bose QC35 II Headphones Get Amazon Alexa Integration via Update

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bose QC35 II have received Amazon Alexa integration
  • The headphones were previously supporting Google Assistant
  • You need to install a new firmware from the updated Bose Connect app

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Bose QC35 II, the youngest entrant in the company’s Quiet Comfort line of noise cancellation headphones, has now been updated with Amazon Alexa integration. This means that you can now speak with Alexa directly from your Bose QC35 II. Notably, the headphones were unveiled in September last year with a dedicated action button to enable Google Assistant. The same action button can now be used to activate Alexa as well. You need to update the Bose Connect app and install a new firmware version to get the new experience. Bose launched the QC35 II in India with a price tag of Rs. 29,363 in November.

To enable Alexa on your Bose QC35 II, you need to update the Bose Connect app by visiting Google Play or Apple App Store – depending on the device. You’ll also be required to install the new firmware from the updated Bose Connect app. After that, you’ll see the Amazon Alexa option under the My Options section of the app from which you can enable Alexa. If you haven’t installed the Amazon Alexa app on your device, the Bose Connect app will prompt you to first install the Alexa app. After you’ve done with the process, you just need to hit the Action button on the QC35 II to start asking questions to Alexa while on the go.

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With the latest development, the Bose QC35 II perform three different uses from the action button, including access to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well as a way to change the noise cancellation settings from high to low or completely disable noise cancellation on the headphones.

The arrival of Amazon Alexa not only makes the Bose QC35 II a bit smarter, it also expands the voice assistant that is making things tougher for Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri by having its presence on a large number of connected devices. You can leverage the Alexa integration to start accessing your favorite tracks from Amazon Music. Similarly, you can use Alexa on the QC35 II to order something directly from Amazon or just see the weather or listen to the latest bulletins – all without checking your phone.

The Bose QC35 II has a proprietary microphone system that includes an active noise cancellation technology to help you ask queries to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant even in a crowded environment. There is also a built-in battery pack that is rated to deliver up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Google Unveils Titan Security Key in Bluetooth and USB Models to Protect Against Phishing

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Google has unveiled its FIDO-compatible Titan Security Key
  • The new security key supports mobile devices and desktops
  • Google has also launched its Edge TPU and Cloud IoT Edge software stack
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Google at its cloud computing-focused Cloud Next 2018 has unveiled the Titan Security Key as its native FIDO-compatible security key to protect enterprise customers against online attacks. The latest development comes just after it was reported that the use of physical security keys helped over 85,000 Google employees prevent phishing attacks for over a year. The Titan Security Key is initially available to Google Cloud customers, though it will also go on sale for the masses through the Google Store in the coming future. It takes on the offerings by Yubico that are already protecting the experience on Gmail and other web services.

The Titan Security Key comes in two variants; while one supports Bluetooth and NFC to enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) for mobile devices, the other variant comes with a standard USB port to enable protection on PCs and notebooks. Both feature a security element that includes a firmware developed by Google to verify the key’s integrity. “We’ve long advocated the use of security keys as the strongest, most phishing-resistant authentication factor for high-value users, especially cloud admins, to protect against the potentially damaging consequences of credential theft,” writes Google Cloud’s Product Management Director Jennifer Lin in a blog post. “Titan Security Key gives you even more peace of mind that your accounts are protected, with assurance from Google of the integrity of the physical key.”

Google Edge TPU shown with a standard US penny

Google Edge TPU shown with a standard US penn

With the launch of the Titan Security Key, Google has eventually entered the market of security keys and once again prompted U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) that comes as an upgrade to the traditional 2FA. The company led by Sundar Pichai already adopted security keys internally that recently found to have helped not just tens or hundreds but over 85,000 employees. Likewise, the use of security keys on services such as Gmail and Google Drive isn’t new, as companies such as Yubico are already offering their in-house solutions for major Google services. A support page by the company also hints at the ongoing plans to boost the usage of security keys in order to protect enterprise customers from targeted online attacks.

Apart from confirming its interest towards security keys, Google at Cloud Next announced its Edge TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) that comes as a purpose-built ASIC chip to run TensorFlow Lite models. It helps connected sensors make real-time, intelligent decisions locally, “at the edge” – without requiring an additional resource. There is also a software stack called Cloud IoT Edge that extends Google Cloud’s powerful AI capability to gateways and connected devices and let developers build and train machine learning models in the cloud.

Enabling developers to start building their solutions using the Edge TPU, Google is set to offer a development kit that will include the Edge TPU, NXP CPU, Microchip secure element, and Wi-Fi antenna. It will be available to dlopers starting this October. A dedicated Google form has been created to sign up for early access.

Samsung launches the Gear IconX (2018) in India

Samsung launches the Gear IconX (2018) in India

Samsung launches the Gear IconX (2018) in India

Samsung announced the original Gear IconX back in 2016 as the first truly-wireless earbuds from the company’s stable. Addressing some of the user complaints, the company released a successor, the Gear IconX (2018), in August last year. More than ten months after the official unveiling, Samsung has now finally launched its ‘latest’ earbuds in India.

The model launched in India today is no different from what is sold in other markets already. You can read the Gear IconX (2018) specifications below to learn what it brings to the table in terms of hardware. The Indian version should also include all the new features and improvements Samsung made via a major software update in April this year.

Available only in Black

To recap, apart from sporting a lightweight, ergonomic, and truly-wireless design, the latest Gear IconX also comes with a long list of features such as support for Bixby, handling calls, reading out notifications, activity tracking, fitness coaching, built-in storage for music, etc. The earbuds support fast-charging if the improved battery life falls short of your expectations. The Gear IconX case can also charge the earbuds with its built-in battery.

If any of this functionality interests you, the Gear IconX (2018) is already available for purchase in India on Samsung website, Flipkart, and at other major retailers for Rs.13,990 (~$200). Unfortunately, Samsung is offering only the Black color option in India, while customers in other markets have Pink and Gray color options as well.

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Boult Audio launches UNIPOD True Wireless In-ear headphones

Boult Audio brings a new true wireless product to the market to help the world transition from the traditional wired & wireless headphones to a truly wireless experience through its latest offering UNIPOD. With an outstanding combination of the style and the latest audio engineering, UNIPOD is enabled with a multi function button which is both convenient and intelligent. Deep bass, ergonomic design and fit all in one lightweight ear piece is sure to make a style statement and give you the complete freedom from wires. UNIPOD is priced at Rs.799 + 18% taxes and is available at www.myntra.com/boultthumbnail_Boult Audio Unipod

In terms of sound, UNIPOD delivers an immersive audio and punchy bass. This product with Neodymium technology produce a great synchronised sound fit for all music tastes. Due to the ergonomically designed shape it naturally fits the contours for a firm instinctive fit and the sound travels straight to the ear canals and delivers high fidelity audio to let the user enjoy music fully. UNIPOD’s ear tip angled at 45 degrees that fits into the ear canal perfectly, preventing it from falling off, and makes it extremely comfortable to wear for long calls & musical sessions.

UNIPOD is made for the true audiophiles who are looking to get past the traditional wires and headphones. UNIPOD features a condenser microphone and a multi function power button to control music and calls. It also features a multi-function button to answer/reject calls, play/pause/fwd music. It also allows the user to take voice notes on the go and use Siri/ google assistance voice activation.

The UNIPOD can last upto 6 hours of talktime, or more than a day on standby. Feel free to move around without worries of repeated charging. UNIPOD features Bluetooth 4.2 Technology to ensure fast and seamless transmission of music and calls to ensure you have a seamless & smooth experience. UNIPOD works with all Operating Systems: iOs, Android, Windows, Blackberry & others. It also works with ALL Bluetooth enables devices: Smartphones, Laptops, Bluetooth enabled PCs, Tablets, Smart TVs.

Features:

  • Incredibly Detailed High definition Audio
  • Earfins for perfect & secure grip
  • Dynamic Bass, Crisp Mids , and Vivid Highs
  • Ultra-strong cables, reinforced with Kevlar and extra layers of rubber for protection and durability
  • Neodymium HD acoustic drivers
  • Robust Pod case so that you don’t have to worry about wear and tear
  • Built-in Condenser MIC to ensure easier communication
  • Easy-to-use in-house call and music controls
  • Tangle-free thin flat cable
  • CSR 8635 Chipset
  • IPX4 Certification

Specification:

  • Driver Size: 9.2 mm
  • Rated Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 108 dB at 1Mw
  • Noise isolation: 24 Db
  • Platform supported: Android, RIM, Windows, iOS
  • Weight: 12 gm

Rapoo India launches the stylish and portable A100 Bluetooth Mini Speaker

Mumbai, India, July 18, 2018RAPOO – a leading manufacturer of wireless peripheral products, has introduced the stylish and elegant A100 Bluetooth Mini Speaker in India.

portable A100 Bluetooth mini speaker

portable A100 Bluetooth mini speaker

The A100 Bluetooth Mini Speaker has a 4W high-powered amplifier system for excellent sound quality. The compact form factor also makes it a portable and convenient device to carry along. It is powered by an 800 mAh battery which provides an excellent playback time of up to 5 hours of continuous play.

The Bluetooth 4.2 wireless audio transmission provides an uninterrupted and superior connection to the speaker.

Rapoo A100 provides for both wired and wireless mode, which in turn, gives a greater flexibility for a user. It also supports TF card play and has a call function as well.

Mukesh Chaudhary, Country Head, India, SAARC & ME, Rapoo Technology said, “With the stylish and portable A100 Mini Bluetooth Speaker, Rapoo aims to enhance offering customers, lifestyle tech products with excellent design and form factor at a reasonable price.” 

The Rapoo A100 Bluetooth Mini Speaker is now available in India via Rapoo authorized channel partners as well as online at an MRP of INR 2499/-.

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