Fitbit may lay off up to 10% of its workforce: Report

Fitbit will lay off 5 to 10 per cent of its workforce as the company prepares to release a disappointing fourth quarter earnings later today. A report in The Information claims the job cuts are expected to affect between 80 and 160 people across multiple departments out of its strong 1,600 – work force. The purpose of the job cuts is to restructure the organisation and save around $200 million…

June 20, 2017
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Samsung files trademark for ‘Gear Fit Pro’; hints at a new wearable device

Samsung may be looking to launch a wearable device, dubbed the ‘Gear Fit Pro’. The news comes courtesy of a recent trademark filing with the European Agency For Intellectual Property.  The Samsung trademark application was first spotted by the Netherlands-based publication “Galaxy Club”, which noted a listing with Samsung as the applicant name. The trademark application was filed on January 23. Unfortunately, the application specifies the device’s name, with no specifications,…

June 20, 2017
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Samsung launches premium QLED television variants; prices not revealed

As part of its new home entertainment lineup, Samsung Electronics on Tuesday launched its premium flagship QLED television range, and revealed a new lifestyle TV called ‘The Frame’. According to the company, the newly announced QLED TV series — the Q9, Q8, and Q7 — armed with “metal quantum dot technology”, provides better viewing angles as well as 100 per cent colour volume with a peak brightness of 1,500 to…

June 20, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX Station first impressions

Samsung’s latest Galaxy 8 has all the bells and whistles that makes it truly a fascinating piece of hardware. Its features are cutting-edge, making the company ahead of its arch rivals in the smartphone business. While it’s true that the Galaxy S8 is a top-notch product, this phone is also meant to woo the business community with the DeX Station, a dock that will transform the Galaxy S8 and S8+…

June 14, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 to come with new display technology: Report

We’re months away from the launch of the next Apple Watch, and the rumour mill is going into overdrive. According to a report from Business Korea, Apple Watch Series 3 will have a micro-LED display rather than an OLED screen as its predecessors. The report claims Apple could start manufacturing a new display technology called micro-LED. For those who’re familiar, micro-LED uses microscale LEDs to deliver a better image quality and…

June 11, 2017
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Flipkart Summer Shopping Days: Top deals on Lenovo K5 Note, iPhone 6, Oppo F1s, and more

Flipkart has announced its ‘Summer Shopping Days’ sale from May 2 to May 4, offering deals on mobile phones, laptops, electronic devices, appliances, wearables and more. Mid-budget smartphones like Moto X Play, Yu Yunicorn, Samsung On 7, Lenovo P2 as well as high-end phones including Google Pixel, iPhone 6, Samsung C9 Pro and Vivo V5s are up for grabs during the sale. Flipkart is offering deals on smart wearables as well…

June 11, 2017
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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro with Windows 10, embedded S Pen launched at Computex

Samsung announced Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, a laptop powered by Windows 10, at Computex. It comes in two variants based on the screen size – 13.3 inch and 15 inch. Notebook 9 Pro offers an embedded S Pen, a 360-degree touchscreen display, as well as securely login with facial recognition via Windows Hello. Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is company’s first laptop with an embedded S Pen. Samsung Notebook 9 Pro comes with…

June 7, 2017
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Samsung to take on Apple HomePod with its own Bixby-powered speaker: Report

Samsung is planning to challenge Apple and Amazon with its voice-activated smart speaker, reports The Korea Herald. According to the report, Samsung’s unannounced ‘smart’ speaker will be powered by the company’s new Bixby virtual assistant that debuted on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in March this year. Although details are thin on the ground so far, a recent patent filed by the company does seem to suggest that Samsung might…

June 7, 2017
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Samsung Gear VR Headsets Get Chromecast Streaming Support

Samsung Gear VR headsets get Chromecast streaming support according to an official blog post from Oculus today. This is great news for anyone with a Gear VR headset as it will allow them to share their virtual reality experiences with others by enabling them to stream their sessions to the big screen so anyone who cares to watch can do so. This makes the Gear VR a little more comparable…

June 2, 2017
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Gamevice Gets $12.5 Million To Expand Product Compatibility

Gamevice, maker of a PS Vita-like controller for the iPhone and iPad, has recently received $12.5 million in investment funding to help them ramp up production and bring their iconically designed controller to the Android world. They will reportedly be building models to fit specific devices, as they have in the iOS ecosystem, rather than using an expanding spring or lock mechanism like similar controllers from the likes of iPega or…

June 2, 2017
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