Gadget

Google Cardboard Helps a Visually Challenged Person See Again After 8 Years

February 19, 2016

Google unceremoniously unveiled the Cardboard, its first virtual-reality headset in 2014. Little did we know, the low-cost VR headset, which works in conjunction with a smartphone, will set a benchmark for many others to follow, and that users would be able to make so much out of it. Such is the case with a visually […]

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Drones Becoming ‘Real’ Threat to Commercial Aviation

February 18, 2016

Civilian drones are increasingly becoming a “real and growing threat” to the safety of commercial aviation, industry group IATA warned Monday, calling for regulations to be put in place before any serious accidents occur. Tony Tyler, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, said the threat posed by unmanned aerial vehicles is still evolving as […]

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Canon EOS 80D, PowerShot G7X Mark II, PowerShot SX720 HS Launched in India

February 18, 2016

Canon has announced three additions to its EOS and PowerShot range of digital cameras. The EOS 80D is the successor to the EOS 70D and will be available for purchase this April. The PowerShot line gets two new additions in the form of the G7X Mark II which will be available in May and the […]

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Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 Receiving Update With Battery Drain Fix, More

February 18, 2016

Microsoft’s Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 users have been complaining about battery drain and wake-up issues since the launch of the products, and Microsoft addressed the issue in December – saying it would provide an update sometime this year to fix the problems. It has since rolled out a few updates that didn’t […]

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Ricoh Launches the Pentax K-1, Its First Full-Frame DSLR

February 18, 2016

Ricoh has finally taken the wraps off its first-ever full-frame DSLR, the Pentax K-1. Designed for professionals, the camera will be available starting April at a retail price of $1,799 (approximately Rs. 1,20,600) for just the body. The K-1 boats of a 36-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor and is powered by a new Prime IV image […]

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Mattel to Launch View-Master VR Headset Successor Later This Year

February 18, 2016

American toy manufacturing company Mattel impressed many of us last year with its View-Master virtual reality headset. It was cheap, it was well-designed, and it utilised Google Cardboard’s guidelines. The company has announced that it will be launching the second-generation of the device dubbed View-Master Viewer DLX later this year with improved features. First, the […]

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Leap Motion Opens Door to Reach Into Virtual Worlds With ‘Orion’

February 18, 2016

California virtual reality startup Leap Motion on Wednesday opened a door for makers of games or other applications to literally touch virtual worlds. The San Francisco firm is using its expertise in computer tracking of hands and fingers to let people manipulate things in virtual reality with the kind of dexterity that they do in […]

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NexDock Claims to Turn Windows 10 Mobile Smartphones, Mini-PCs Into Laptops

February 17, 2016

Over the past few months, we’ve seen smartphones such as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL getting so powerful that they can nearly serve as a Windows 10 desktop when connected to a display. We also have miniature computers such as the Raspberry Pi that can be plugged into a display and work as […]

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Panasonic Launches Lumix GF8, a Mirrorless Camera for Selfie Enthusiasts

February 17, 2016

Panasonic has announced the Lumix GF8, a new compact system camera for selfies lovers. Pricing and availability details will follow soon. The GF8 is not too different from GF7, which launched last January, as the major changes are all software related. The beauty function offers modes like Soft Skin, Defocusing, and Slimming effects. The Beauty […]

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PlayStation VR Release Date Will Be In Late 2016: GameStop CEO

February 17, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) head-mounted displays from Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and Sony expected to hit retail shelves the world over this year. The Oculus Rift will ship on March 28 to eager customers who have pre-ordered while the HTC Vive will start taking pre-orders from February 29 with an April 2016 release window. Sony has been […]

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