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Amzer Control Takes Wireless Automation To A Whole New Level!

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hdr-img-1Amzer added excitement to CES this year by unveiling one of their most anticipated products – Amzer Control. Amzer bridges the gap of smart interaction between you and your appliances with the launch of Amzer Control . Users can now take control of their appliances in a way yet so unexplored.

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AMZERcontrol™ uses MESH node networking along with IFTTT web service which enables you to control the AMZERcontrol™ Personal Lighting System, AMZERcontrol™ Wireless Plug and more using an awesome, intuitive AMZERcontrol™ App available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Yes, we love the added platform support!

Lifestyle products now are ever so intuitive delivering effortless control all through. Love our products? Follow us on twitter and Facebook to stay updated with our latest innovations.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 8th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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iWish : iWatch To Have Wireless Charging!?

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apple-nano-watchThere is reason to talk about the iWatch since there was a rumour stating that when we got an update about a possible timetable. Another report later stated that Apple might not be able to cope with the mass production needs of this hardware pushing it to late 2014.

October is when Apple would apparently get the iWatch to the masses. Apple is much clear about it’s stand on wireless charging : they hate it! Until now, new rumours suggest that Apple is looking at Wireless charging as an option and is serious on developing this technology for it’s wearable accessory.

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December 14th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

A Flash Drive That Plugs Into Your Smartphone USB

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Sony-2-in-1-USBWell and you wonder why some innovations were just looked over. Sony does many-a-times come out with unique hardware designs and this is just one of them.

Sony’s announced their latest USB flash drive and it features dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connectors. It is compatible with devices running Android version 4.0.3-4.3, but compatibility for Android version 4.4 should also arrive soon.

These drives are fully compatible with USB OTG for which devices act as hosts. They are priced at  $19.99, $29.99, or $62.99, for the three storage capacities i.e. 8GB , 16GB and 32GB.

Source:Sony

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December 12th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Samsung Could Just Bring Transparent Displays Soon.

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samsung-transparent-touchNow at least that flexible smartphones and flexible displays are making a strong entry commercially, transparent smartphones seem to be the future technology that one biggie is looking forward to.

Samsung just patented a Transparent Display technology that would enable users to interact with touch interaction from the back of the phone. Right now, there are no obvious indications that Samsung’s working to deliver a system like this in a Galaxy smartphone anytime soon.

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December 5th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Next USB To Be More Like Apple’s Lightning – Reversible.

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iphone5-lightningThere was a lot of negative buzz around Apple’s lightning cable when it was introduced : there was an additional expense and generates unnecessary waste.

The new and enhanced so-called Type-C connector would be of almost the same size as a microUSB used on current phones only with a number of enhancements. Major ones include faster charging and a lightning-like ability to choose what way you use.

These connectors would start rolling out next year by Q2 and would be incorporated by phones later after.

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December 5th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Is 64 Bit Processing Going To Change The Landscape in 2014?

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android-logo-with-64-bits-qualcomm-nvidia-broadcomAs we get close to one of the most anticipated events of 2014 – CES ’14, it is expected that hardware manufacturers like Nvidia, Broadcom and Nvidia are gearing up for launching 64 bit processors of their own.

Google and the various System-on-a-Chip (Soc) designers have been under pressure to bring 64-bit computing to Android. Just after Apple launched the iPhone 5S, Samsung’s CEO JK Shin confirmed that the Korean company planned to ship 64-bit SoCs next year.

Answering a very important question here, Is 64 bit important for Android? Well, the straight answer is No. As far as i’m aware Android is not at all capable of taking advantage of the 64 bit architecture and hence requires a major update. At this point there is very less known of how an overhaul like this is to mean anything to the end user and no where is this relevant question answered.

Source:AndroidBeat

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November 29th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Apple’s upcoming device may have Motion Sensing Tech.

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xprimesensesensor071613Apple has just recently announced PrimeSense – A tech partner for the famous Microsoft Kinect hardware. This deal was sealed at a whooping $345 Million.

If the news has to be believed then Apples future devices may very well have Motion Sensing Technology. It could also mean that Apples stagnant iTV is getting a revamp with this update. Apple is making sure that they do everything to keep their devices to par with the latest tech.

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November 18th, 2013 at 6:20 am

Can we use Ambient WiFi to Charge our cellphones?

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wireless-energyWe all posses smartphones and/or tablets and we are consciously aware of how much of backup each one of them is capable of providing. We are also aware of the new “Qi” standard charging to wirelessly charge our cellphone – although slow but this does get the work done.

However i beg to differ, i still believe that Qi is not true wire-less charging as you still have to plug the charger into the wall and the device has to be stationary and you possibly can’t get any more freedom than you would get with a standard wall charger.

We do know that each one of us, even as you read this are being exposed to multiple signals – WiFi signals,Radio signals,Cellphone signals,etc. and the principle behind all these is that they travel by using charged particles. Using such many more concepts, folks of the Duke university have setup an experiment to see if they can truly making the process of charging gadgets – wireless.

178613_hawkes_katko_0013A harvesting array is an array of specialized cells that were able to output 7.3-volts of electricity. How many amps? Probably not many but very much satisfactory for a prototype. We are not even close to the final product but we do find the direction very promising.

Source:Duke

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November 16th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Samsung might just be building a Three Sided Display

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sam3According to a report in Bloomberg, Samsung is working on a Galaxy series smartphone with a three-sided bended display.  The phone reportedly uses an upgraded version of Samsung’s Youm technology, which is also found on the Galaxy Round.

This news surfaced when a Patent made by Samsung early this year was made public on the website yesterday.This application talks about a smartphone with bended/ wrapped around display on the three sides of the phone and its use-cases.Bloomberg also says that this phone could make it’s appearance in the first half of 2014 beyond which no details are available.

Source:Slashgear.com

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November 15th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

After the failure of the Tegra 4, will Nvidia’s new Tegra 4i make it to your future smartphone?

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After a humongous failure by Nvidia to push the Tegra 4 to see the light of the day, the company is ready with it’s latest offering in terms of the new Tegra 4i which Nvidia believes shall be rocked by major smartphones next year.

However we need to slow down in terms of expectations just in case we are overlooking the fact that the Tegra 4i is a slightly scaled down version of the Tegra 4 with added LTE/HSPA+ Baseband support. NVIDIA is confident that the  4i should launch in Q1 2014, and actually ship by Q2 at the latest which is backed up by the fact that AT&T has already certified the 4i for its future smartphones.

In any case, let’s just hope the new Tegra 4i atleast stands as a competitor taking the current Qualcomm dominated markets in consideration.

 

Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 9th, 2013 at 2:37 pm