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iBall announces the launch of its Upgraded Senior Citizen Phone ‘Aasaan 4’

  • Emergency SOS button with Mobile Tracker feature
  • Bigger screen and Large display fonts with Braille & Talking keypad
  • One-touch buttons for Phone Lock, LED Torch & Wireless FM
  • Unique ‘Aasaan app’ for numerous utilities, specific to senior citizens
  • Supports 10 Indian Regional System languages and Multi-Indian languages

iBall – a brand known for its innovative and latest technology products, had introduced the special phone for Senior Citizens which was specifically designed to meet their needs with big keypads, enhanced audio, bigger fonts on screen, enhanced audio levels and SOS function for help in case of emergencies. The same had been very well received and appreciated.

iBall Aasaan4

iBall Aasaan4

iBall now presents an upgraded version of this Aasaan series of the phone with many new features as per feedback from the present users – iBall Aasaan4. It focusses on the holistic needs of seniors with a bigger screen than the counterparts. It also comes with unique features of ‘Braille & Talking keypad’ for the visually impaired as well as mobile tracker which alerts one of the predefined family members once the new SIM card is inserted.

With an easy-to-read larger screen of 5.86 cm (2.31”), large display fonts and large dialing keys, iBall Aasaan 4 Senior Mobile Phone end the struggle of making a call and makes it comfortable. In a bid to empower differently abled, the phone is equipped with the Braille keypad, for the visually impaired. Users who are not conversant with Braille can activate the talking keypad feature that speaks out the digit pressed in English.

Keeping security, of utmost importance with senior citizens, Aasaan4 comes with the SOS feature which will help the users to get help during emergencies. Pressing the SOS button sets off a siren to alert the folks nearby; It also starts sending SMS to 5 predefined numbers and starts calling 5 predefined loves ones till one of them picks the call. Keeping in mind on communication needs during emergencies, the phone is equipped with the activated speed dial. At the touch of a button, it gets automatically directed to the first emergency contact.

With the unique built-in app ‘Aasaan’ the phone also backs senior citizens’ needs. It comes with Medicine Reminder that keeps their road to recovery on track, while the Hearing Aid feature allows conversations with better clarity. The feature phone also acts as the Magnifier to zoom in and read out contents with clarity, while the Human Voice incoming call enables to know the caller without straining an eye. Users can also save favorite speed dial numbers on the ‘*’ and ‘#’ keys, thus avoiding the hassle of remembering the speed dial numbers assigned.

The Dual SIM phone, with increased 1800 mAh battery and Micro SD support of up to 32 GB, can store up to 200 text messages and 1000 contacts on the phonebook without any hitch. The phone is also armed with ‘Chambered Speaker’ and built-in FM Radio, to keep old ones entertained.

The no-frills design, thoughtfully supports 10 Indian Regional System languages and also multi-Indian Regional languages with Reading and Write support for SMS. Crafted in the shade of ‘Serene White’, with a simple user interface and one-touch buttons for Phone Lock, LED Torch and Wireless FM, the phone is all set to provide for a faster and convenient user experience.

The Senior Mobile phone is already available with leading retail stores across India at just MRP Rs 3,499/-

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Report claims Apple HomePod to Account for 6 Percent Smart Speaker Market

Apple HomePod might be known for its premium features, but according to a new research done by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the speaker has only managed to acquire about 6 percent of the market share in the smart speaker industry, which is said to hold about 50 million units by the end of June. In comparison, Amazon and Google are way ahead of Apple, with about 70 percent and 24 percent of the market share respectively.

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Apple-Homepod

To be fair, Apple did only launch the HomePod in February this year, which is almost two years after Amazon launched its first Alexa-powered Echo speaker. However, that’s not the only reason why Apple’s smart speaker is performing poorly in the market. According to Josh Lowitz, Partner and Co-Founder of CIRP, the fact that the company only offers one speaker priced at the premium $349 (approximately Rs 24,000) is also a big reason for it to fall behind its competition in the smart speaker space.

In comparison, both Google and Amazon offer a range of speakers at a variety of price points. There are Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot, both of which are priced close to around $50 (approximately Rs 3,400). Not just that, both companies are also focusing on selling more than one speaker to customers. The report claims that about 34 percent of Amazon Echo users and 31 percent of Google Home users own more than one smart speaker.

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Apple-hompod-chart

Not just that, about 10 percent of Echo speaker owners have stated to have more than three speakers at home. The report states that having low-cost speakers in the assortment is a very good strategy, as it encourages the customer to try the device and further get comfortable with the concept, which leads to buying more speakers for every room in the house.

That said, recent reports have suggested Apple be working on a low-priced HomePod speaker, which is touted to be priced around $150 (approximately Rs 10,300). On the side, Apple is also focusing on improving the functionality of its speaker to be on par with the competition. A report suggests that Apple is currently working on a new software for HomePod that could add features like phone calling and multiple timers

Nikon Coolpix P1000 with 125x optical zoom launched in India

Nikon Coolpix P1000 with 125x optical zoom launched, the new compact camera is capable of recording 4K UHD videos at 30 frames per second

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Nikon announced the new Nikon Coolpix P1000, its latest compact camera in India. The successor to the Nikon P900, the P1000 is equipped with a massive 125x optical zoom lens allowing users to capture enhanced zoom scenario like wildlife photography. The new Nikon Coolpix camera can record 4K UHD video at 30 frames per second.

“Frames from movies recorded in 4K UHD format can also be saved as still images,” the company notes. It is also capable of recording Super lapse and time-lapse movies. Nikon Coolpix P1000 features a 16MP, 1/2.3-inch sensor and has an ISO range of 100 to 6400. The 125× optical zoom lens covers a range of focal length beginning at the wide-angle 24mm equivalent and extending to the super-telephoto 3000mm1 equivalent The camera provide up to 250× zoom when Dynamic Fine Zoom is enabled with a 6000mm equivalent.

The camera is equipped with an enhanced Expeed image-processing engine and Dual Detect Optical VR to provide a level of vibration reduction equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed. The Coolpix P1000 include a 2359k-dot (approximately) OLED electronic viewfinder and equips a 3.2-inch TFT LCD monitor. The camera is also equipped with an accessory terminal and supports a wide variety of accessories, including external Speedlights.

Nikon has not shared any detail regarding the price and availability of the new Nikon Coolpix P1000 in India, however, The Verge cites that the camera is priced at $999 (roughly Rs 68,580).

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1MORE launches Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone in India

1MORE a premiere consumer electronics audio company headquartered in San Diego, California has launched Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone in India.1MORE collaborated with internationally acclaimed Grammy Award Winning producer, mixer, and sound engineer Luca Bignardi to perfect the final tuning to deliver a precise representation of your favorite artist’s intended sound. With the 1MORE Triple Driver over-ear headphones vast breadth of dynamic and frequency ranges, it takes the ear of a master to weave the experience together. Luca Bignardi’s touch brings alive the performance capabilities of the Triple Driver over the ear headphones, rendering an output that is marked by its warm sincerity, refined precision and depth of color. The result is music – pure, unbridled and unsullied – just as the artist intended it.

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The 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone are specially designed and engineered for the Audio enthusiasts, with a highly efficient ceramic tweeter capable of faster response time for exquisite detail and shimmer, a bass reflector used in boutique speakers for extended bass and depth and an audiophile-grade graphene driver to deliver full range definition.

Multiple Drivers, For Flawless Sound Reproduction

Just like a hi-fi sound system 1MORE loaded the Triple Driver Over-Ear headphones with a highly efficient ceramic tweeter capable of faster response time for exquisite detail and shimmer, a bass reflector used in boutique speakers for extended bass and depth, and an audiophile-grade graphene driver to deliver full range definition. Close your eyes and you’re standing in front of a stage.

Studio Quality Sound and Comfort

The 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear headphones are designed for extended performance and listening sessions, the leather headband is soft and breathable. The inner headband uses intelligent grooves to alleviate pressure, while the leather cushioned ear cups rotate 45 degrees to conform to your head and ears. The music feels alive when you don’t feel your H.

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Built for the long haul

The Triple Driver is constructed with space grade aluminum alloy, anodized to a lasting textured finish. Employing over 20 metal precision processes, the Triple’s unique hollow car-wheel design affords a majestic soundstage, encased in a robust, lightweight unit that is built to outlast the rigors of intense frequent use.

Metal Sound Chamber Cavity for Hollow Detail Processing

The aluminum alloy sound chamber in the 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear headphones enhances acoustic response while polymer “rims” protect the outer bass reflector for extended flexibility and durability. Balance and beauty combine when everything has a purpose.

The launching price of the product is INR.19,999, The product carry’s a 1-year warranty and is available at India.1more.com and many leading stores across India. The Pre-Order has started on Webstore – Use code “1MORE25″ and get extra 25% off for pre-orders.

Product Specifications:

  • Product Name:1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone
  • Type:Over-Ear Headphones
  • Weight: 293g ( excluding cable)
  • Length: 1.35m
  • Wire Material: Oxygen-free Copper
  • Plug Type: 3.5 mm Gold Plated
  • Speaker Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity : 104 dB
  • Frequency Range : 20-40,000 Hz
  • Rated Power: 50 mW

 

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Xiaomi’s Huami enters India, launches Amazfit Bip and Stratos Watch

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The cheaper Amazfit Bip features a 1.28-inch trans-reflective always-on coloured screen of resolution 176 x 176 pixels and is designed with a 2.5G curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android devices and can be paired with either using the Mi Fit 3.0 app.

Xiaomi-owned Huami wearable brand just entered the Indian market and have brought with it, the Amazfit Bip and Amazfit Stratos, both of which come with built-in GPS, activity tracking and a head rate monitor. The cheapest of the two is the Amazfit Bip at Rs 5,499 while the Amazfit Stratos will be sold for an asking price of Rs 15,999. Both smartwatches will be exclusively available through Flipkart and are currently selling at no-cost EMI offers of 3-9 months.

Affordability aside, the Amazfit Bip features a 1.28-inch trans-reflective always-on coloured screen of resolution 176 x 176 pixels and is designed with a 2.5G curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android devices and can be paired with either using the Mi Fit 3.0 app. On the inside, the Huami Amazfit Bip comes with GPS, a geomagnetic sensor, an optical heart rate sensor, 3-axis acceleration sensor, a barometer, and an electronic compass.

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amazfit-bip

Weighing in at a mere 32 grams, the Bip smartwatch is fuelled by a 190mAh battery which can be fully charged within 2.5 hours. Xiaomi claims that the Bip will last at least 45 days on a single charge but will be able to run for 4 months on basic watch mode. The device connects to your phone through Bluetooth v4.0 LE and can be worn during any activity with the ability to withstand water and dust with its IP68 certification.

Coming to more high-end wearable, the Amazfit Stratos sports s slightly larger 1.34-inch touchscreen transreflective always-on display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels. The screen is protected on the front with a 2.5D curved glass which is based on Corning Gorilla Glass. The Stratos is powered by a dual-core SoC which clocks in at 1.2GHz and is paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The watch can be connected to iOS or Android devices through its Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity and users can view their activity data through the Mi Fit app on their phone.

amazfit-stratos

amazfit-stratos

The Amazfit Stratos comes backed by a larger 290mAh battery which will last you to up to 5 days on a single charge and up to 35 hours when the GPS is turned on. Weighing in on the heavier side at 70 grams, the Stratos comes with even more features and will allow you to interact and view your notifications, emails, calls right within the watch screen. The smartwatch has a 5ATM or 50-meter water resistance rating meaning the Stratos can be worn during swimming as well as running, walking, cycling and other activities.

The Amazfit Bip and Amazfit Stratos are exclusively available through Flipkart in India for Rs 5,499 and Rs 15,999 respectively.

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_titan_security_key

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.