Optoma HD27e home entertainment projector with 3400 lumens launched in India

Optoma today launched the HD27e home entertainment projector in India. It comes with 1080p resolution and 3,400 lumens and 25,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector comes in a lightweight and portable design that is easy to connect to a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console.

The HD27e home entertainment projector promises true to life color technology and conforms to Rec.709. It can even turn into a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV to play games, stream videos on the big screen. Since it comes with low input latency, Optoma HD27e is perfect for gaming as well.

The Optoma HD27e home entertainment projector connects to USB power to stream content via HDMI dongle and has a 10W speaker built-in. Connectivity ports include 2x HDMI and MHL support and 3,400 lumens with a perfect Full HD 1080p resolution. It also has an ECO+ mode for extended lamp life up to 15,000 hours. The projector can also display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting.

The Optoma HD27e projector is priced at Rs. 99,840 and should be available from offline stores across the country.

Commenting on the same, Gordon Wu, Assistant Vice President at Optoma APAC, said:
The …

Optoma today launched the HD27e home entertainment projector in India. It comes with 1080p resolution and 3,400 lumens and 25,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector comes in a lightweight and portable design that is easy to connect to a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. The HD27e home entertainment projector promises true to life color technology and conforms to Rec.709. It can even turn into a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV to play games, stream videos on the big screen. Since it comes with low input latency, Optoma HD27e is perfect for gaming as well. The Optoma HD27e home entertainment projector connects to USB power to stream content via HDMI dongle and has a 10W speaker built-in. Connectivity ports include 2x HDMI and MHL support and 3,400 lumens with a perfect Full HD 1080p resolution. It also has an ECO+ mode for extended lamp life up to 15,000 hours. The projector can also display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting. The Optoma HD27e projector is priced at Rs. 99,840 and should be available from offline stores across the country. Commenting on the same, Gordon Wu, Assistant Vice President at Optoma APAC, said: The ...

Samsung launches world’s first Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology in India

Samsung  has launched the world’s first air conditioner and System Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology launched in India. It provides a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency without the discomfort of direct cold airflow. It is the world’s first Air Conditioner to pack 8 Pole series and Anti-corrosion Durafin condenser.

Samsung says that it is designed especially for India’s harsh climatic conditions. It is customizable with 1 way Cassette, 4-way cassette & mini 4-way cassette as per the requirement. The new lineup provides ambient condition by maintaining comfortable room temperature using Samsung’s exclusive Wind-Free cooling technology to gently spread cold air through 9,000 to 21,000 micro air holes.

The inbuilt two-step cooling system first lowers temperatures in ‘Fast Cooling Mode’ and then automatically switches to ‘Wind-Free Cooling Mode’, creating ‘still air’ once the desired temperature is achieved. There is an advantage with this approach as it also reduces energy consumption by up to 72% compared to fast Cooling mode. Thanks to the upgraded structure’s wider inlet, it allows for more air to be drawn in at once.

The Samsung Wind Free Room AC range is available at all leading retail stores starting at Rs. 50,950 and goes up to Rs 74,260. Samsung is showcasing the new-range of AC at ACREX …

Samsung  has launched the world's first air conditioner and System Air Conditioner with wind-free cooling technology launched in India. It provides a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency without the discomfort of direct cold airflow. It is the world's first Air Conditioner to pack 8 Pole series and Anti-corrosion Durafin condenser. Samsung says that it is designed especially for India’s harsh climatic conditions. It is customizable with 1 way Cassette, 4-way cassette & mini 4-way cassette as per the requirement. The new lineup provides ambient condition by maintaining comfortable room temperature using Samsung's exclusive Wind-Free cooling technology to gently spread cold air through 9,000 to 21,000 micro air holes. The inbuilt two-step cooling system first lowers temperatures in ‘Fast Cooling Mode’ and then automatically switches to ‘Wind-Free Cooling Mode’, creating ‘still air’ once the desired temperature is achieved. There is an advantage with this approach as it also reduces energy consumption by up to 72% compared to fast Cooling mode. Thanks to the upgraded structure’s wider inlet, it allows for more air to be drawn in at once. The Samsung Wind Free Room AC range is available at all leading retail stores starting at Rs. 50,950 and goes up to Rs 74,260. Samsung is showcasing the new-range of AC at ACREX ...

Motorola better phone-life balance study shows alarming results and usage of phones problematic

Motorola has conducted an independent research through research company Ipsos to understand the impact of smartphones on our relationships with ourselves, other people, and the physical and social environment. The study showed that smartphone users are putting their phones before the people they care about, and the younger generations who have grown up in a digital world are alarmingly addicted. 

Furthermore, the study highlights the phone importance where One-third or 33% of users prioritize their smartphone over engaging with people they care about and want to spend time with them. This is seen as a major concern among younger generations, with over half of Gen Z describing their phone as a best friend.

People want help with phone-life balance. In fact, 61 percent of participants agree that they want to get the most out of their phone when they are on it, and the most out of life when they are not. While 60% people say it’s important to have a life separate from their phones. The study pinpointed three major smartphone behaviors that impacted the human relationships including the constant checking of phones more often than they would need. More than 44% agree they feel compelled to constantly check their smartphone.

A 35% agree that they are …

Motorola has conducted an independent research through research company Ipsos to understand the impact of smartphones on our relationships with ourselves, other people, and the physical and social environment. The study showed that smartphone users are putting their phones before the people they care about, and the younger generations who have grown up in a digital world are alarmingly addicted.  Furthermore, the study highlights the phone importance where One-third or 33% of users prioritize their smartphone over engaging with people they care about and want to spend time with them. This is seen as a major concern among younger generations, with over half of Gen Z describing their phone as a best friend. People want help with phone-life balance. In fact, 61 percent of participants agree that they want to get the most out of their phone when they are on it, and the most out of life when they are not. While 60% people say it’s important to have a life separate from their phones. The study pinpointed three major smartphone behaviors that impacted the human relationships including the constant checking of phones more often than they would need. More than 44% agree they feel compelled to constantly check their smartphone. A 35% agree that they are ...

Qualcomm AI Engine with support for existing Snapdragon mobile platforms announced

Qualcomm today announced the new Artificial Intelligence engine consisting of several hardware and software components to accelerate on-device AI-enabled user experiences. The new AI engine will be supported on Snapdragon 845, 835, 820 and 660 mobile platforms, and the latest Snapdragon 845 with on-device AI processing.

Qualcomm details the key benefits of on-device AI include real-time responsiveness, improved privacy, and enhanced reliability. The AI engine gets its support from Snapdragon core hardware architectures like the Qualcomm Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno GPU and Kryo CPU that are designed to run AI applications quickly and efficiently on-device. This approach gives developers and OEMs the ability to optimize AI user experiences on smartphones and other edge devices.

Key features of the Qualcomm AI Engine include Snapdragon neural processing engine which is designed to make it easy for developers to choose the optimal Snapdragon core for the desired user experience including the Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno GPU, and Kryo CPU and perfect their AI user experiences on the device. It also supports Tensorflow, Caffe and Caffe2 frameworks, in addition to the Open Neural Network Exchange.

It also offers support for the Android Neural Networks API which was first made available with Android Oreo giving developers access to Snapdragon platforms directly through …

Qualcomm today announced the new Artificial Intelligence engine consisting of several hardware and software components to accelerate on-device AI-enabled user experiences. The new AI engine will be supported on Snapdragon 845, 835, 820 and 660 mobile platforms, and the latest Snapdragon 845 with on-device AI processing. Qualcomm details the key benefits of on-device AI include real-time responsiveness, improved privacy, and enhanced reliability. The AI engine gets its support from Snapdragon core hardware architectures like the Qualcomm Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno GPU and Kryo CPU that are designed to run AI applications quickly and efficiently on-device. This approach gives developers and OEMs the ability to optimize AI user experiences on smartphones and other edge devices. Key features of the Qualcomm AI Engine include Snapdragon neural processing engine which is designed to make it easy for developers to choose the optimal Snapdragon core for the desired user experience including the Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno GPU, and Kryo CPU and perfect their AI user experiences on the device. It also supports Tensorflow, Caffe and Caffe2 frameworks, in addition to the Open Neural Network Exchange. It also offers support for the Android Neural Networks API which was first made available with Android Oreo giving developers access to Snapdragon platforms directly through ...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT, robotics announced

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT showcases Qualcomm’s mobile expertise in both computing and connectivity for commercial IoT products. It is designed to support connected computing, and powerful yet power-efficient multicore processing for computer vision, artificial intelligence, and immersive multimedia.

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform is being made available globally by third-party distributors, initially through Arrow Electronics until 2025. The DragonBoard 820c development board offers end customer and participants of the ecosystem can begin their evaluation and invention with the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform.

The DragonBoard 820c is a 96Boards compliant open hardware specification making it a highly expandable starting point for the invention. With the new Snapdragon 820E embedded platform, device manufacturers, solution providers, and system integrators have a rich set of options for the speeding commercialization of products.

Like the original Snapdragon 820, the 820E embedded platform features a 64-bit ARMv8 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Adreno 530 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP. The embedded platform also supports Bluetooth 4.2, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, six position location satellite systems, and high-quality multi-channel audio. Supports eMMC 5.1, UFC 2.0, USB Type-3.0, up to 28 MP camera Image Sensor Processor with 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP), and 4K recording.

The Snapdragon 820E embedded solutions will diversify …

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for IoT showcases Qualcomm's mobile expertise in both computing and connectivity for commercial IoT products. It is designed to support connected computing, and powerful yet power-efficient multicore processing for computer vision, artificial intelligence, and immersive multimedia. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform is being made available globally by third-party distributors, initially through Arrow Electronics until 2025. The DragonBoard 820c development board offers end customer and participants of the ecosystem can begin their evaluation and invention with the Snapdragon 820E embedded platform. The DragonBoard 820c is a 96Boards compliant open hardware specification making it a highly expandable starting point for the invention. With the new Snapdragon 820E embedded platform, device manufacturers, solution providers, and system integrators have a rich set of options for the speeding commercialization of products. Like the original Snapdragon 820, the 820E embedded platform features a 64-bit ARMv8 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Adreno 530 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP. The embedded platform also supports Bluetooth 4.2, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, six position location satellite systems, and high-quality multi-channel audio. Supports eMMC 5.1, UFC 2.0, USB Type-3.0, up to 28 MP camera Image Sensor Processor with 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP), and 4K recording. The Snapdragon 820E embedded solutions will diversify ...

Google launches Android enterprise recommendation program to certify devices for business and security

With billions of Android phones available in the market, it’s often complicated and complex for enterprise IT organizations and business to find a perfect smartphone that suits the organization. To make it easy, Google today launched a new Android enterprise recommendation program that will help to certify devices for business and security-focused needs.

Android enterprise recommendation program is a Google-led global initiative and is validated by Google. The program establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services with thorough testing process conducted by Google. The smartphones in the program meet an elevated set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience to help with challenging task of selecting the right device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GIc55fOPf0

Furthermore, OEMs in the program will also get an enhanced level of technical support and training from Google. Some of the requirements include phones running 7.0+, support for bulk deployment of Android devices, delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release for a minimum of three years, availability of unlocked devices, direct from manufacturer or reseller, and consistent application experience in managed profiles and on managed devices.

Google also mentioned that it will keep updating the Android Enterprise Recommended program requirements to ensure the best experience for enterprise customers.

Currently, the list of enterprise …

With billions of Android phones available in the market, it's often complicated and complex for enterprise IT organizations and business to find a perfect smartphone that suits the organization. To make it easy, Google today launched a new Android enterprise recommendation program that will help to certify devices for business and security-focused needs. Android enterprise recommendation program is a Google-led global initiative and is validated by Google. The program establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services with thorough testing process conducted by Google. The smartphones in the program meet an elevated set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience to help with challenging task of selecting the right device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GIc55fOPf0 Furthermore, OEMs in the program will also get an enhanced level of technical support and training from Google. Some of the requirements include phones running 7.0+, support for bulk deployment of Android devices, delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release for a minimum of three years, availability of unlocked devices, direct from manufacturer or reseller, and consistent application experience in managed profiles and on managed devices. Google also mentioned that it will keep updating the Android Enterprise Recommended program requirements to ensure the best experience for enterprise customers. Currently, the list of enterprise ...

ARM introduces iSIM that can be integrated into the SoC

ARM today introduced a new Kigen technology with integrated SIM identity to IoT SoC designs and an integrated component called an iSIM that’s built into the same chip as the processor. The traditional take about 12.3 x 8.8mm in size and the additional hardware space to house them, while the iSIM will take up a fraction of a millimeter.

Saving of the space isn’t the only advantage, but also will most importantly be cost-effective too. This technology is being developed first to the small Internet of Things devices, like wireless sensors that need cellular service for reporting their findings. With IoT ramping up its growth and adoption, ARM’s is aiming to bring down the cost of these products as much as possible.

ARM says that the traditional SIMs cannot change ownership after they are deployed in a device, and require physical access to change mobile network operator (MNO). But with the new GSMA Embedded SIM Specification, it will offer secure identity in cellular IoT applications for both device makers and service providers. This will allow the integration of an MCU, cellular modem and SIM identity into a single IoT SoC to significantly reduce device costs.

The company’s KigenOS provides a scalable, low footprint and GSMA compliant software stack to enable …

ARM today introduced a new Kigen technology with integrated SIM identity to IoT SoC designs and an integrated component called an iSIM that’s built into the same chip as the processor. The traditional take about 12.3 x 8.8mm in size and the additional hardware space to house them, while the iSIM will take up a fraction of a millimeter. Saving of the space isn't the only advantage, but also will most importantly be cost-effective too. This technology is being developed first to the small Internet of Things devices, like wireless sensors that need cellular service for reporting their findings. With IoT ramping up its growth and adoption, ARM’s is aiming to bring down the cost of these products as much as possible. ARM says that the traditional SIMs cannot change ownership after they are deployed in a device, and require physical access to change mobile network operator (MNO). But with the new GSMA Embedded SIM Specification, it will offer secure identity in cellular IoT applications for both device makers and service providers. This will allow the integration of an MCU, cellular modem and SIM identity into a single IoT SoC to significantly reduce device costs. The company's KigenOS provides a scalable, low footprint and GSMA compliant software stack to enable ...

Twitter bans automated bulk identical tweeting and duplicate accounts to fight spam

Twitter today announced that it is limiting how users and apps users and apps can automate tweets in order to disseminate spam, and any such behavior may result in enforcement action. Twitter will not allow posting identical or substantially similar content from multiple accounts.

This will apply regardless of whether the Tweets are published the same time, or are scheduled/queued. Twitter as an alternative says that users can make use of the Retweet option where you can retweet content from one account when you wish to share that post with similar content. However, the company also says that you can retweet from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control.

Moving along, Twitter doesn’t allow users from performing actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts. Twitter says that it will still permit cross-posting outside information to Twitter using automation, but then again you should only post this content to one account you control. This exception is limited to broadcast or share weather, emergency, or other public service announcements in the interest of the public.

The company also says that users of TweetDeck will no longer be able to select multiple accounts through which to perform an action such as Tweeting, Retweeting, liking, or following. …

Twitter today announced that it is limiting how users and apps users and apps can automate tweets in order to disseminate spam, and any such behavior may result in enforcement action. Twitter will not allow posting identical or substantially similar content from multiple accounts. This will apply regardless of whether the Tweets are published the same time, or are scheduled/queued. Twitter as an alternative says that users can make use of the Retweet option where you can retweet content from one account when you wish to share that post with similar content. However, the company also says that you can retweet from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control. Moving along, Twitter doesn't allow users from performing actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts. Twitter says that it will still permit cross-posting outside information to Twitter using automation, but then again you should only post this content to one account you control. This exception is limited to broadcast or share weather, emergency, or other public service announcements in the interest of the public. The company also says that users of TweetDeck will no longer be able to select multiple accounts through which to perform an action such as Tweeting, Retweeting, liking, or following. ...

Twitter bans automated bulk identical tweeting and duplicate accounts to fight spam

Twitter today announced that it is limiting how users and apps users and apps can automate tweets in order to disseminate spam, and any such behavior may result in enforcement action. Twitter will not allow posting identical or substantially similar content from multiple accounts.

This will apply regardless of whether the Tweets are published the same time, or are scheduled/queued. Twitter as an alternative says that users can make use of the Retweet option where you can retweet content from one account when you wish to share that post with similar content. However, the company also says that you can retweet from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control.

Moving along, Twitter doesn’t allow users from performing actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts. Twitter says that it will still permit cross-posting outside information to Twitter using automation, but then again you should only post this content to one account you control. This exception is limited to broadcast or share weather, emergency, or other public service announcements in the interest of the public.

The company also says that users of TweetDeck will no longer be able to select multiple accounts through which to perform an action such as Tweeting, Retweeting, liking, or following. …

Twitter today announced that it is limiting how users and apps users and apps can automate tweets in order to disseminate spam, and any such behavior may result in enforcement action. Twitter will not allow posting identical or substantially similar content from multiple accounts. This will apply regardless of whether the Tweets are published the same time, or are scheduled/queued. Twitter as an alternative says that users can make use of the Retweet option where you can retweet content from one account when you wish to share that post with similar content. However, the company also says that you can retweet from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control. Moving along, Twitter doesn't allow users from performing actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts. Twitter says that it will still permit cross-posting outside information to Twitter using automation, but then again you should only post this content to one account you control. This exception is limited to broadcast or share weather, emergency, or other public service announcements in the interest of the public. The company also says that users of TweetDeck will no longer be able to select multiple accounts through which to perform an action such as Tweeting, Retweeting, liking, or following. ...

Microsoft announces support for email addresses in 15 Indian languages

Microsoft today on the occasion of International Mother Language Day announced support for email addresses in 15 Indian languages across its email apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection. 

Starting now, users will be able to use local language email addresses for Outlook accounts on PCs, and can now seamlessly send/receive emails to and from local language email addresses via Outlook client on PCs, outlook.com in addition to Outlook apps for Android and iOS. The supported languages include Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

Setting up process is also simple, you just need to open up the Outlook and go to File menu and select Add Account. From there you enter your Indian language email address and click ‘Advanced Options.’ Select ‘Let me set up my account manually’ and click on the ‘Connect’ button. From the list of given options, you need to choose what kind of account you want to connect your Outlook app. At this point, you will now have to enter details about your mail service provider, and you’re good to go.

The languages that are being introduced support Unicode and users can register local language email addresses in …

Microsoft today on the occasion of International Mother Language Day announced support for email addresses in 15 Indian languages across its email apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection.  Starting now, users will be able to use local language email addresses for Outlook accounts on PCs, and can now seamlessly send/receive emails to and from local language email addresses via Outlook client on PCs, outlook.com in addition to Outlook apps for Android and iOS. The supported languages include Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. Setting up process is also simple, you just need to open up the Outlook and go to File menu and select Add Account. From there you enter your Indian language email address and click ‘Advanced Options.’ Select ‘Let me set up my account manually’ and click on the ‘Connect’ button. From the list of given options, you need to choose what kind of account you want to connect your Outlook app. At this point, you will now have to enter details about your mail service provider, and you're good to go. The languages that are being introduced support Unicode and users can register local language email addresses in ...