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Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

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In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to have changed its mind later as it didn't happen. Now the Redmond-based company has finally started taking pre-orders for the mixed reality development kits from HP and Acer. Microsoft also announced its own motion controllers for Windows 10 VR at its Build conference. Notably, Microsoft has still not announced the release dates for these development kits but interested users can now pre-order the development kits from the company's website. While the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition has been priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 19,200), the HP Windows Mixed Reality...
Google Pixel ‘Taimen’ Spotted on Benchmark Site With 4GB of RAM

Google Pixel ‘Taimen’ Spotted on Benchmark Site With 4GB of RAM

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Google is expected to launch three Pixel devices this year and among these, the search giant's device codenamed "Taimen" has now been suggested to feature 4GB of RAM. As per a leaked benchmark listing of Google Taimen, the device will pack 4GB of RAM and will run Android O, which should not come as a surprise considering it is expected to be launched around October as one of the new platform lead devices. The Google Taimen's Geekbench listing, spotted by Dutch site Telefoon Abonnement, suggests that the device will come with an octa-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.90GHz, notes GSMArena. While the processor's name has not been revealed in the leaked benchmark test, it is highly likely to be Snapdragon 835 SoC. As per earlier reports, Taimen is expected to be bigger than other two P...
John McAfee Privacy Phone, Claimed to Be World’s Most Hack-Proof, Is Coming This Year

John McAfee Privacy Phone, Claimed to Be World’s Most Hack-Proof, Is Coming This Year

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When you hear the name McAfee, the first thing that will strike your mind will be security software and rightly so - the Intel-owned brand's antivirus software is popular around the world. Its creator, John McAfee, has now announced that the 'John McAfee Privacy Phone' - which has been claimed to be world's most hack-proof phone - will be coming out later this year from his MGT security firm. If you are wondering how the 'John McAfee Privacy Phone' will provide you additional security over general smartphones, it will feature hardware switches at the back that will allow users to disconnect the battery, the antennas for Wi-Fi, the camera, Bluetooth and geolocation, and even the microphone, John McAfee told Newsweek. The security features will come with their worth as the smartphone will...
Lava Z10, Z25 Mid-Range Smartphones With Metal Design, 4G VoLTE Support Launched

Lava Z10, Z25 Mid-Range Smartphones With Metal Design, 4G VoLTE Support Launched

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Lava on Wednesday launched a pair of new mid-range smartphones that boast of premium metal design and durability. The Lava Z10 and Z25 smartphones support 4G VoLTE connectivity and are priced at Rs. 11,500 and Rs. 18,000, respectively. The smartphones will be available in select retails stores in Delhi from Thursday and in a few more cities in the coming weeks. The Z10 will be offered in Gold while the Z25 will come in Champagne Gold and Grey colour options. The Lava Z10 sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The handset runs on Star OS 3.3 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is offered with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). ...
Xiaomi Announces Second Manufacturing Unit in India, Boosts Production Capacity

Xiaomi Announces Second Manufacturing Unit in India, Boosts Production Capacity

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Reaffirming its commitment to 'Make in India' after logging $1 billion in revenue in the country last year, Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi on Monday announced its second manufacturing unit in partnership with Taiwanese electronics major Foxconn in Andhra Pradesh. With the new manufacturing plant also at Sri City, in Andhra Pradesh, more than 95 percent of Xiaomi's smartphones sold in India will be manufactured in the country. Xiaomi will now have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operational hours. "We are present in 20 markets globally but India tops in terms of volume and is also the fastest growing market for us. All eyes are on this market and we will continue to do what we are doing and provide great after sales service and experience for our users," ...
Moto G5 Plus Reportedly Receiving Software Update to Fix Audio Quality During Video Recording

Moto G5 Plus Reportedly Receiving Software Update to Fix Audio Quality During Video Recording

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The Moto G5 Plus was launched in India last week following its announcement at MWC 2017 last month alongside the Moto G5. Fresh reports say that the Moto G5 Plus is receiving a software update in Brazil that fixes audio issues while video recording. According to TechDroider, the new software update for Moto G5 Plus fixes an issue that improves the audio quality of the device while recording videos along with stability improvements and bug fixes. The update has a build number NPN25.137-33 and is around 280.7MB in size. What is unclear as of now is whether the audio issue is being faced across all Moto G5 Plus smartphones or is restricted to a few devices. The OTA update can be expected to roll out in India as well in the coming days so Moto G5 Plus users can check whether the update is ...
ZTE Schedules October 17 Nubia Event; New Nubia Z11 mini Variant Expected

ZTE Schedules October 17 Nubia Event; New Nubia Z11 mini Variant Expected

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Chinese handset maker ZTE has confirmed an event on October 17 in China where it is expected to launch a new Nubia smartphone. Rumours suggest that the new ZTE Nubia smartphone may be a new variant of the Z11 mini. Some of the new additions expected on the new ZTE Nubia Z11 mini variant are in terms of camera. The new Nubia smartphone is said to pack dual-rear cameras. Unfortunately, there are not many details on the new Nubia smartphone available at the moment. To recall, ZTE unveiled the Nubia Z11 mini back in April priced at CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 15,000) in China. One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone was touted to be the 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens, autofocus, and LED flash. The smartphone also came with an 8-megapixel front camera also on bo...
Lenovo P2 Detailed Specifications Leaked Alongside Moto M Retail Packaging [Updated]

Lenovo P2 Detailed Specifications Leaked Alongside Moto M Retail Packaging [Updated]

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The Lenovo P2, a massive battery smartphone that was unveiled at IFA 2016, is all set to launch next month. While the company had detailed most specifications at the trade show last month, the complete specifications have now been leaked. Alongside, the retail packaging of the frequently-leaked Moto M (seen above), which was last seen in live images, has allegedly been spotted. Update: A previous version of the story incorrectly associated the leaked specifications to the Moto M, when in fact they are for the Lenovo P2, which was unveiled at IFA 2016 earlier this year. As per a new leaked image of specifications, shared by Krispitech, the Lenovo P2 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It is also said to be powered by a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with eithe...
Huawei Enjoy 6 With 13-Megapixel Camera, 4100mAh Battery Launched

Huawei Enjoy 6 With 13-Megapixel Camera, 4100mAh Battery Launched

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The Chinese company Huawei has launched its new smartphone - Enjoy 6 - in its home market China. The Huawei Enjoy 6 is low-end smartphone that has an AMOLED display as its biggest highlight. The smartphone will start selling in the Chinese market from November 1 at a price of CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 12,800). It's available in White, Gold, and Grey colour variants. The Huawei Enjoy 6 supports dual SIM (Micro+Nano) cards with 4G VoLTE connectivity and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and another four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. It also houses a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU unit for graphics. The smartphone packs a 5-inch HD (720x1280) AMOLE...
ZTE Axon 7 Max With 3D Viewing Display, 13-Megapixel Dual Cameras Launched

ZTE Axon 7 Max With 3D Viewing Display, 13-Megapixel Dual Cameras Launched

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Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE has launched a new entrant in its Axon lineup of smartphones - the ZTE Axon 7 Max. The ZTE Axon 7 Max comes with a display that is designed to support 3D viewing capabilities with naked eyes (also known as an auto-stereoscopic display), which is also the USP of the smartphone. The smartphone is available in the Chinese market at a price of CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,600) starting November, while the pre-orders are already running. The ZTE Axon 7 Max joins the line of ZTE's previously launched ZTE Axon 7 and ZTE Axon 7 mini. The smartphone supports dual SIM (Nano+Nano) cards with 4G LTE capability. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with ZTE's customised MiFavor 4.0 UI on top. It is powered by an octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU cou...