Google for Education unveils two new Chromebooks with Wacom stylus

Google for Education has unveiled two Chromebooks, that come with stylus and ‘world-facing’ or rear camera. The Chromebooks have been launched in the US. Acer Chromebook Spin 11 has a 11.6-inch touchscreen (1366 × 768 pixels), while Asus Chromebook C213 comes with a 360 degree hinge. The devices are designed for students and come with affordable Wacom styluses. Just like real pencil, the styluses come attached with an eraser to…

June 20, 2017
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Former Amazon Fire TV chief to lead Apple TV business: Report

Apple has hired former Amazon Fire TV head Timothy Twerdahl to run its Apple TV division, in an effort to revive its streaming media business. Twerdahl will be in charge of both product and marketing, as reported by Bloomberg. Twerdahl will be reporting to Greg Joswaik, vice president for iOS, iPhone and iPad. Pete Distad, who formerly held the position, will now negotiating content deals under Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of…

June 20, 2017
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Android Wear 2.0 announced: LG Watch Style, Watch Sport are first devices

Google has rolled Android Wear 2.0 and the new LG Watch Style and Watch Sport are the first smartwatches to get this update. With Android Wear 2.0, the search giant is bringing its Google Assistant on the new LG smartwatches. The Watch Style comes in three designs and finishes—silver, rose gold and titanium. It is compatible with changeable 18mm leather and silicone bands out of the box. The rotating power…

June 20, 2017
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Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0 to be showcased at MWC 2017: Report

Huawei is gearing to showcase its Watch 2 at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. According to a report in Venture Beat by Evan Blass, Huawei will showcase its next-generation smartwatch along side flagship P10 and P10 smartphones on February 26 at MWC. Blass tweeted out images of the sportier Huawei Watch 2 in three colours – black, orange, and a speckled gray. Huawei’s second-generation watch is codenamed…

June 20, 2017
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Google has no plans to make a new Pixel laptop: Report

Looks like Google is done with  its Pixel-branded laptop lineup. During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google’s senior Vice President for hardware Rick Osterlo, said that the company has “no plans” to make a Pixel-branded laptop He added that the existing Pixel laptops that were on the market have been sold out and Google isn’t making any additional units, reports Tech Crunch. Google originally launched its first laptop in 2013….

June 20, 2017
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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast 2: Here’s the difference

Amazon has launched its Fire TV Stick with a voice remote in India, which can be plugged inside a compatible television set. This will let users surf for content from Netflix, Prime Video, etc on their regular old TV. Now naturally comparisons are being made between the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google’s popular Chromecast 2. So what does Amazon Fire TV Stick offer, and how is it different from…

June 14, 2017
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Check out YI Halo, Google’s next generation Jump camera for VR

Google has announced its next generation of Jump camera for virtual reality (VR) in partnership with Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology. The Yi Halo has 17 4K resolution camera units inside, which also includes a camera that is placed up in order to capture what Google calls “immersive scenes that transport viewers.” For those who don’t know Jump is Google’s platform for VR production, which is centred around making VR video production…

June 14, 2017
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Apple could debut Siri-powered speaker as early as June: Report

Amazon and Google could get some tough competition from Apple in the smart speaker segment. Apple is reportedly developing a smart speaker, similar to that of Amazon Echo and Google Home. The leak comes from prolific tipster Sonny Dickson. “Apple is currently finalizing designs for their Apple competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device”, Dickson said on Twitter. He later added: “It is believed to carry some form of Beats…

June 11, 2017
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Apple WWDC 2017: New 10.5-inch iPad Pro expected, says report

Apple could unveil its 10.5-inch iPad Pro at company’s annual WorldWide Developers Conference, scheduled to take place from June 5 to June 9 in San Jose. According to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), is is highly likely the Cupertino technology giant will announce the new iPad Pro this year given the timing of ramp up in production at the end of this quarter. Further, the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch variant is…

June 8, 2017
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Essential Home with Ambient OS rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home

Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential and the creator of Android OS, unveiled the intelligent assistant device – the Home. The Essential Home is a voice-based smart home device that rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home. The device sports a circular design, mimicking Google’s intelligent Nest thermostat. Its puck-like design houses a round touchscreen atop, which allows users to control music, control lights, answer general questions, and much more. It…

June 7, 2017
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