Gadgets

NTT Docomo Inc., Japan’s largest mobile phone carrier is set to debut the world’s thinnest phone almost the size of a credit card in late November. About 9 centimeters high, 5 centimeters wide, 5.3 millimeters thick, and 47grams, the KY-O1L is made by electronics maker Kyocera. (The iPhone SE, by comparison, weights 113 grams.) KY-O1L’s functions will be super minimal, as it is designed for people who want simpler handsets that are easy to carry around. NTT Docomo President Kazuhiro Yoshizawa said during a news conference to unveil D...
Microsoft introduced Surface Laptop last year – what everyone has been expecting. And the unit, which is Microsoft’s first laptop, became one of the best laptops of the year. Not because of the company’s might in the technology space. Surface Laptop has the muscle and a decent design to compete with other competitors within its price range. Based on technology tradition, two weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled a new model of the unit – Surface Laptop 2 for 2018, basically to fix some complaints and upgrade its performance for competition...
Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker was dethroned by Google Home mini earlier this year as the best-selling smart speaker. And this is arguably due to the fact that most smart speaker owners use the device to stream music. Yes! Amazon has always put the smart first; and the speaker part? Not just impressive. Some of our phones even sound better than the device. But that has changed with the new generation – the Amazon Echo Dot 3. The third generation of Amazon Echo Dot is a lot different from the previous Echo Dot in terms of appearance and mo...
Fitbit has not lost focus on its commitment to offer premium fitness trackers despite making a successful entry into the smartwatch market. The likes of Versa seems to have distracted our perception about Fitbit’s current focus but the California-based wireless wearable device maker, which responded last August with Charge 3 fitness tracker, is raising the campaign for fitness higher having said that the device will be available on October 7. The Charge 3, which is succeeding Fitbit’s most popular device Charge 2, starts at $149.95 f...
LG Electronics just unwrapped its much awaited 5-camera phone, V40 ThinQ. The five camera smartphone is available for pre-order now. Its shipping begins between October 12th and October 18th across the USA. “The LG V40 ThinQ was designed with the main goal to deliver an uncompromised experience for users to create, consume and share high-quality content,” mentioned Hwang Jeong-hwan, President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company in a statement. “The versatility of the camera and the proven V series platform makes the LG V...
At its annual hardware event held in New York City, Microsoft Corp. introduced refreshed versions of Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and an all-new pair of Surface headphones to compliment the ensemble. It also rolled out major upgrades in Windows and Office 365. The next-generation Surface products announced at the event - Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 - now available to pre-order. All of these devices are coming up with faster processors and a new design alternative, which is Matte Black finish. ...
HP Inc. launched a breakthrough device in the PC and 2-in-1 convertible laptop categories on October 1, 2018. HP Spectre Folio is a versatile and portable PC innovation that embeds in a body crafted out of a mixture of metal and leather. “The HP Spectre Folio is the PC reinvented, achieving the perfect balance of luxury design and cutting-edge engineering. It combines sophisticated style with the incredible versatility to deliver an Always-Connected PC experience our customers are looking for,” said Alex Cho, President of Personal Sy...
The market for speakers powered by digital voice assistant and AI technology is booming. Nearly 16.8 million units of smart speakers were shipped in the second quarter of 2018, up from 9 million in Q1, as per the recent Canalys report. This accounts for nearly 187 percent growth rate. The smart speaker is undoubtedly the breakthrough gadget of the 21st century. Google Home with a 32.3% share is leading the charts consecutively in the second quarter. With a monopoly reign till 2017, Amazon’s Echo (24.5%) is sitting close to the leader...
Facebook-owned Oculus unveiled the first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset at Oculus Connect 5. Called Oculus Quest, it is the first all-in-one VR gaming system with wireless connectivity, enabling the enthusiasts to move freely in all directions. Oculus Quest is equipped with greater features than Oculus Rift and standalone property of Oculus Go. The comprehensive headset is slated to release in spring 2019 and will be available for $399. “This is the VR experience everyone’s been waiting for,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook ...
Amazon, the giant e-commerce company, utilized every minute of its hardware event on September 20, 2018, in Seattle, and that too without using any filler. Dave Limp, Senior VP of Amazon Devices made over 60 announcements including new verticals of smart home products, Alexa-enabled devices, and upgraded features and services in the existing Amazon products. “Customers tell us they love the convenience of being able to ask Alexa to show them things,” said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “We have thousands of engineer...