Xiaomi Mi Pocket Speaker 2 now available in India

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Xiaomi has launched its Pocket Speaker 2 in India. the device is already available through Mi.com. Comes in two colour variants, black and white and is Priced at Rs 1,499. Comes in a cylindrical design, similar to Amazon’s Echo series. It measures 9.3 x 6 x 6 cm. Upper surface of the speaker is made out of anodized aluminum while lower body of speaker is built with polycarbonate and ABS materials. It also has an LED indicator. MI 2 speaker has a 5W speaker, developed in partnership with Germany’s popular audio company, Tymphany. There’s also fabric net design which the … Continue reading Xiaomi Mi Pocket Speaker 2 now available in India

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch launched in India

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Thursday launched “Forerunner 645 Music” — a global positioning system (GPS) enabled-running watch with built-in music and on-device music storage for over 500 songs. Supports a seven-day battery life on “smart watch mode” and five hours on GPS mode. Watch comes equipped with a 24×7 heart rate monitoring system, advanced running dynamics, performance monitoring tools, connected features and customisable free watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps through the “Garmin Connect IQ” store. Also works on compatible Bluetooth headphones and with features like wellness monitoring, stress tracking, relaxation based breathing timer and … Continue reading Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch launched in India

Airtel offers Google Pixel 2 at a down payment of Rs 10,599 along with free 50GB monthly data

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Google’s flagship smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are now available on Airtel’s Online Store. Airtel is offering the Google Pixel 2 64GB at a down payment of Rs 10,599, with up 18 EMIs at Rs 2,799. It also contains 50GB free postpaid data with monthly rollover facility, unlimited local and STD calls, free national roaming, one-year Amazon Prime subscription, free Airtel TV and free Airtel Secure device protection package. Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB model is available with a down payment of Rs 15,599 and EMIs for 18 months at Rs 2,799. The bundled benefits include 50 GB … Continue reading Airtel offers Google Pixel 2 at a down payment of Rs 10,599 along with free 50GB monthly data

Facebook launches interactive gaming show platform to woo content creators

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: On Tuesday Facebook announces that it’s offering a series of new formats for its online video platform including interactive game shows, quizzes and polls. New formats will be available to those creating video content on the social network, which is searching for a niche to compete against rivals ranging from Netflix to Google-owned YouTube. One of the features from Facebook will allow interactivity, which could be used for live game shows or challenges which offer cash prizes and has already begun offering original video content, said it already has partners for the new format.Facebook is offering a combination of … Continue reading Facebook launches interactive gaming show platform to woo content creators

Yahoo Mail gets a face-lift, now optimized for Android Go phones

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: On Wednesday Yahoo Mail announces that a new application is being optimized for entry-level Android “Go” smartphones and a new version of its mobile website. Oath Inc. is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that is the umbrella company of digital content subdivisions including AOL and Yahoo.Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features of the current Android application while keeping the RAM usage on devices below 50MB and the install size below 10MB. Top features of new Yahoo Mail app: Swipe through your inbox: ​The ability to take actions on emails quickly and easily by swiping right to mark as read​and … Continue reading Yahoo Mail gets a face-lift, now optimized for Android Go phones

UNISOC brings AR, VR support to budget phones with new chip-sets

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: On Wednesday UNISOC had launched its latest chip-sets “SC9863” and “SC9832E” for machine learning and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) related applications in India. Newly launched SoCs deliver high-end user experience, power efficiency, 3D face ID and support for next-generation dual-camera features. “SC9863” is equipped with 8x Cortex A55 processor with speed up to 1.6GHz, and is built for delivering an unparalleled high-end user experience. Features an LTE Cat7 modem supporting Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) and 4G+4G (LTE/WCDMA/GSM + LTE/WCDMA/GSM). “SC9832E” comes equipped with a 1.4 GHz 4x Cortex A53 processor with a 667MHz eMMC 5.1/LPDDR3 memory controller. Features a … Continue reading UNISOC brings AR, VR support to budget phones with new chip-sets

Amazon holds its ‘biggest-ever’ 30-hour sale in July

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Amazon is turning the heat on its arch rival Walmart-Flipkart combine by integrating the Indian operations more tightly with its American headquarters for the upcoming Prime Day sale that is global flagship 30-hours sale event — When all Amazon operations across countries offer massive discounts to its subscription-based Prime shoppers. Four top sellers at Amazon India said the sale, planned between July 7 and 15, will offer never-seen-before discounts, clearly to win away customers from Flipkart and to get more Prime memberships. It is expecting almost a month’s revenue in those 30 hours. Amazon India is also likely to debut its global tech-based trial room Prime Wardrobe … Continue reading Amazon holds its ‘biggest-ever’ 30-hour sale in July

Internet now has 333.8 million domain names

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday reported that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). The “.com” and “.net” TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base — registered but not configured — at the end of the first quarter of 2018. New “.com” and “.net” domain name registrations totalled approximately 9.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, compared to 9.5 million domain … Continue reading Internet now has 333.8 million domain names

1 million users in India test Whats App’s payment service

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Almost one million people in India are “testing” Whats App’s payments service, and the company is working with the Indian government, NPCI and multiple banks to further expand the feature to more users. It rivals the likes of Paytm, has been in beta testing over the last few months. The Facebook-owned company hasn’t yet announced a launch date but industry watchers expect it to happen in the next few weeks. Spokes person added that Whats App is working closely with the Indian government, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and multiple banks, including payment service providers, to expand the … Continue reading 1 million users in India test Whats App’s payment service