Gadgets

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...
Apple Inc., this year, launched a set of three new iPhone models – iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. All of them are built on the similar framework as that of iPhone X. Among the three variants, iPhone XR (read it as ‘ten R’) is marketed as an entry-level handset integrated with the latest Apple technologies. With a price tag of $749, yes, it’s less expensive than iPhone X/XS/XS Max, but affordable? That’s completely a subjective matter. As 2018 flagship Apple model, iPhone XS is launched to take over iPhone X, similarly, iPhon...
Following the footprints of Nintendo, Sony Corp. just announced re-launching its original gaming console, PS1, dubbed as PlayStation Classic. The new miniature gaming device is worth $99.99 and is slated to hit the store shelves worldwide on December 3, this year. Sony PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with 20 genre-defining games including Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, Sony’s Jumping Flash! and Wild Arms, and Bandai Namco's TEKKEN 3 and R4: Ridge Racer Type 4. The company will disclose the rest of the titles soon. “Almost...
At the annual iPhone event on September 12, 2018, Apple added two new high-end models to iPhone X family - iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max along with an affordable iPhone XR. With this announcement, Apple has revamped the entire portfolio of iPhone X series. The idea is to gradually discontinue iPhone X, iPhone 8S and iPhone 8S Plus. With all-new camera technology, faster processor and latest iOS, iPhone XS is indeed the flagship Apple phone of the year. Leaving the Plus nomenclature aside, iPhone XS Max is basically the combination of a...
Apple’s iPhone X family got bigger last week with the launch of two new flagships and one modest range device. Out of all, the first new model is a straightforward upgraded version of iPhone X, the 5.8-inch sized dubbed iPhone XS whereas the one with the 6.5-inch screen size is named iPhone XS Max. We have already discussed all the new iPhone models on broad categories, let’s go through the early review of each new iPhone X individually. With a bigger display, groundbreaking camera technology, the latest operating system, dual SIM su...
Apple on Wednesday at its big event in Cupertino unveiled the latest iPhones for 2018: the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. Unlike the tech giant’s approach to the Smartphone market, Apple introduced a cheaper version of its latest technology, the iPhone XR with a few compromises. The difference between iPhone XS and XS Max, which Apple is releasing earlier, is merely the size and a few size advantages. iPhone XS and XS Max quick specs Model iPhone XS Specs iPhone XS specs Size 5.8-inch (458 pixe...